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
Company News
CONTRACTS Loral Space & CommunicationsAnnounced that its subsidiary, Space Systems/Loral, was selected to provide a high-capacity broadband satellite for ViaSat, Inc. ViaSat-1 is expected to be the world's highest-capacity broadband satellite. The ...
Oscillators Cut Current To 8 mA Through 80 MHz
OSCILLATORS THAT TARGET portable applications must meet a unique set of demands in terms of size, power consumption, and more. For instance, the MXH series of ceramic SMD oscillators measure just 2 x 2.5 mm. They are available in a wide frequency ...
250-W Terminator And 10-W Attenuator Target High Frequencies
TOGETHER, A HIGH-POWER ATTENUATOR and surface-mount transmission-line power termination are promising to deliver high power dissipation and performance at RF and microwave bands. Designated the PAT3060P Series attenuator and RFTF Series ...
Technology Developments Predict And Conquer Threats
Although interoperable communications remains a top priority, innovations are constantly being designed to help the US recognize, combat, and recover from a terrorist attack.
GPS And Galileo RF IC Offers 1.4 dB Cascaded Noise
BECAUSE THE BASEBAND FUNCTIONALITY is already available, all that is needed for a complete Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver is often an additional GPS radio-frequency integrated circuit (RF IC). The MAX2769E/W, for example, is a ...
Company News
Contracts Aperto NetworksHas been selected by Egypt's Ministry of Interior to provide equipment for that nation's first WiMAX network. The equipment will be used to connect Egyptian police stations and offices nationwide. The deployment of the ...
People
GSA Picks Tong For Board Of Directors The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has elected VINCENT TONG, vice president of worldwide quality and reliability engineering for Xilinx, to its board of directors. Tong has more than 20 years of ...
Dielectric Waveguides Feed Millimeter-Wave Antennas
FOR RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER front ends in the millimeter-wave range to be widely used, certain problems must be resolved. An example is the connection of a miniature millimeterwave, monolithic integrated-circuit chip to an external antenna. To ...
OFDM Will Soon Be Dominant Form Of Digital Modulation
ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY division multiplexing (OFDM) is at the root of WiMAX and many next-generation technologies. This form of digital modulation is spectrally efficient, as it carries more data per unit of bandwidth than modulation formats used ...
Radio-Astronomy LNA Boasts Noise Figure Under 0.2 dB
THE SQUARE KILOMETER ARRAY (SKA) radio synthesis telescope is estimated to require millions of receivers. To keep receiver cost down, CMOS technology is being looked at as an option. With recent improvements in CMOS transistors, this technology ...
Simulation And Measurements Prove RF-Relay Performance
TODAY'S MANUFACTURERS ARE being pressured to put their parts through more rigorous high-speed/ high-frequency testing. Teledyne Relays (www. teledynerelays.com), for example, recently collaborated with two customers to evaluate the performance ...
Imaging Systems Overcome Atmosphere And Materials
BOTH HOMELAND SECURITY and military agencies have been seeking technologies that detect guns, knives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Using the millimeter and sub-millimeter wavebands, techniques to image people when they are close to a ...
CST Acquires Flomerics' EM Business Line
For software vendors, acquisitions usually offer a chance to enter new market areas and an immediate way to provide new services and products for customers. Through its acquisition of Flomerics' (www.flomerics.com) electromagnetic (EM) simulation ...
Millimeter-Wave Power Divider Spans 10 To 45 GHz
THE MILLIMETER-WAVE ARENA continues to experience growth in applications like radar, microwave communications, and broadband test equipment. Finding a niche in such applications is the 4428C-2 two-way RF power divider, which boasts a ...
Reflector System Could Satisfy Antennas On Spinning Platforms
Current spacecraft antenna design must confront the problem of how to mount and deploy large reflector antennas on spinning platforms. The reflector spins at approximately 10 to 40 rpm to cover the desired scanned area on Earth. One solution - ...
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