Nancy Friedrich

Nancy
Friedrich
Editor-in-Chief,
Microwaves & RF

Nancy Friedrich began her career in technical publishing in 1998. After a stint with sister publication Electronic Design as Chief Copy Editor, Nancy worked as Managing Editor of Embedded Systems Development. She then became a Technology Editor at Wireless Systems Design, an offshoot of Microwaves & RF. Nancy has called the microwave space “home” since 2005.

Articles
Before Embracing the Future, Secure Today
We’re at the dawn of an exciting new age in which everything will be connected—homes, cars, and more. The question is whether it will be secure.
Get with the Times, Barbie
Everyone knows that Barbie has been just about everything career-wise in her decades of existence (despite her impossible proportions and oddly angled feet). Having had rather rare professions, such as being an astronaut, it should be an easy leap for her to be an engineer.
Don’t Trust that Tower
Rogue cell towers have been linked to potential national security breaches.
Cascade Microtech: Robust Calibrated Measurement at Frequencies from 140 GHz to 1.1 THz
Millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength on-wafer probes and associated accessories for metrology-grade measurement of devices and materials with frequencies from 140 GHz to 1.1 THz. The probes offer low insertion loss, as well as excellent probe tip and sample visibility. Probe stations can be configured with programmable positioners to allow automated and repeatable sub-micron positioning during TRL calibration to ensure the highest precision at the probe tip.
Cascade Microtech: Wafer-level Measurement Solution for Device Characterization up to 110 GHz
Guaranteed configuration, installation and support in a pre-validated system configuration for accurate and repeatable wafer-level device characterization. This is essential for device modeling, technology development, process development and specification, process monitoring, component specification and pilot manufacturing.
Cascade Microtech: Cost-effective Precision 150 mm Probe System for mmW
The EPS150MMW is a dedicated manual probing solution that comes with everything you need to achieve accurate measurement results in the shortest time, with maximum confidence. The system incorporates best-known methods for probing up to sub-THz frequencies. The backlash-free, high-precision X-Y-Z movement of mmW and RF positioners, integrated planarization, and a contact separation drive with 1 μm repeatability, enable precise probe placement and contact repeatability comparable to semi-automatic systems.
Technology Gives Back
For all of the amazing breakthroughs that have taken place in recent years, prosthetics still owe a great deal to some very old technological advancements.
De-Clutter Your Test Bench With All-In-One RF System
Freescale demonstrated its multifunctional, modular RF power tool at IMS 2014.
Freescale's RF Test Bench in a Box
Freescale's RF Power Tool System helps reduce the complexity of your RF component evaluation by combining c complete suite of RF test bench devices into a compact system, saving space and money.
2014 Best Of Microwaves & RF Industry Awards
During this year’s International Microwaves Symposium (IMS 2014) show in Tampa, FL, Microwaves & RF presented the second annual “Best Of Microwaves & RF Industry Awards". We asked members of our community to vote on their top choices for BEST website, blog, video, educational tools, and more.
Interview: IMS 2014's Larry Dunleavy
Larry Dunleavy, general chair of the IMS Steering Commitee, previews what's in store at this year's RF/microwave extravaganza.
The Best Of Microwaves & RF Industry Awards
During this year’s IMS 2014 show in Tampa, FL, Microwaves & RF will be presenting the second annual “Best Of Microwaves” industry awards. We are asking members of our community to vote on their top choices for BEST website, blog, video, educational tools, and more.
Satellites Prove Key To Search
The long-awaited tracking of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s final flight path is credited to satellite data coupled with math and engineering knowledge.
Interview: Suja Ramnath, MACOM
Suja Ramnath, senior vice president & general manager of MACOM, discusses the firm's recent acquisition of Nitronex and its impact on the GaN market.
RFMD and TriQuint Merge to Become NewCo
RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor have merged to become NewCo, which plans to provide the latest in mobile and gallium nitride (GaN) solutions.
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