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
Interview: Guy Séné, Agilent Technologies
Guy Séné, president of Agilent Technologies' Electronic Measurement Group, discusses the firm's impeding split into two companies.
Finding That Next Generation
The latest addition to the Microwaves & RF editorial staff refutes all the negative press about the next generation of high-frequency engineers.
Visas Raise More Concerns
US companies’ rising reliance on outsourcing and visa programs raise concerns for domestic US engineers while highlighting the need to promote STEM among young people.
Vector Network Analysis: A Quick Rundown On The Basics
A review of the fundamentals of vector network analysis could provide a necessary understanding of how the electrical response of complex and high frequency devices are measured.
Multilayer Organic Capacitors Exhibit Exceptionally Low Dielectric Absorption
Low k dielectrics with low dielectric absorption (DA), such as multilayer organic capacitors, can benefit sample and hold circuits, where DA can cause voltage error at the output due to charge recovery.
288-GHz CMOS Source Radiates -4.1 dBm
This all CMOS submillimeter wave imaging chipset comprises two magnetically coupled, balanced triple-push oscillator cores with an on-chip antenna.
DAC-Based Multimode Transmitter Offers Signal Bandwidth To 2.2 GHz
At the heart of this multimode transmitter is a high-speed DAC, which achieves high sampling frequency, high in-band linearity, and low spurious levels to serve as a potential solution for narrowband or wideband applications.
Chip-To-Chip Electrical Interconnect Transmits 1.8-ps Pulses From 50 To 300 GHz
The observed pulses of this electrical interconnect prototype can support a 100-Gb/s digital link using an air-spaced, two-wire transmission line, paving the way to connect short pulses in high-speed electronic circuits.
Interview: Bob Giometti, SkyCross
SkyCross Vice President of R&D and Engineering Bob Giometti discusses antenna design trends with MWRF.
Interview: Martin Nuss, Vitesse Semiconductor
MWRF talks HetNets with Martin Nuss, Chief Technology Officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.
RF Source Tracking For GPS-Denied Environments
A source tracking technique has been proposed, which enables successful location of a source in an environment denied of Global Positioning System (GPS).
UHF-Band Folded Antenna Is Suitable For In-Body Wireless Communications
With the implementation of a folded antenna designed to operate in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band, in-body technology advancements are made possible.
SCMR Enables Efficient Wireless Power Transfer
The strongly coupled magnetic resonance (SCMR) power transfer method is well suited for the transfer of wireless power, achieving significantly larger efficiencies than conventional wireless powering methods.
Radar Detects Disaster Victims’ Heartbeats
NASA and the US Department of Homeland Security have partnered on the development of a portable radar device that detects the heartbeats and breathing patterns of disaster victims trapped in large piles of rubble.
The Do’s And Don’ts Of LTCC
By keeping in mind LTCC’s limitations as well as applicable design rules, engineers can benefit from its use—particularly in compact RF and microwave components.
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