Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml/trackback en Infineon's Deal for Wolfspeed Falls Apart http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/infineons-deal-wolfspeed-falls-apart <div class="node-body article-body">The saga of Infineon's $850 million deal for Wolfspeed has ended. Cree terminated the deal a little over a week after a security panel rejected it. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/infineons-deal-wolfspeed-falls-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/infineons-deal-wolfspeed-falls-apart#comments Mixed-signal semiconductors Semiconductors News Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 51061 at http://mwrf.com Download the Automated Test Outlook 2017 http://mwrf.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Automated Test Outlook is a comprehensive view of the key technologies and methodologies making a large impact on the test and measurement industry. One of the biggest challenges for test engineers and managers is staying current on technology trends. NI has a broad knowledge of technology trends and interacts with companies across many sectors, which gives NI a unique view on the test and measurement market. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017#comments Defense White Paper Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:51:00 +0000 51051 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/12-2/18) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-212-218 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or MOSFETs, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-212-218" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-212-218#comments Active components Automotive Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Components Products Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Medical Passive components Mobile Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:50:00 +0000 51041 at http://mwrf.com Qualcomm, Using its Cellular Experience, Prepares for a New Wi-Fi http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/qualcomm-using-its-cellular-experience-prepares-new-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm's new chips join a short list of technologies to support the nascent 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/qualcomm-using-its-cellular-experience-prepares-new-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/qualcomm-using-its-cellular-experience-prepares-new-wi-fi#comments Products Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:55:00 +0000 51031 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="59" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/chillicheese/" title="Go to AB / CC's photostream">AB / CC</a>, Creative Commons).</p> With Regulators Concerned, Infineon's Deal for Wolfspeed is in Jeopardy http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/regulators-concerned-infineons-deal-wolfspeed-jeopardy <div class="node-body article-body">For now, the deal is on the rocks. It marks the latest acquisition to be blocked involving gallium nitride.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/regulators-concerned-infineons-deal-wolfspeed-jeopardy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/regulators-concerned-infineons-deal-wolfspeed-jeopardy#comments Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50931 at http://mwrf.com Wideband Mixer Integrates Programmable IF Amplifiers http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-mixer-integrates-programmable-if-amplifiers <div class="field-deck"> This dual-channel mixer provides adjustable gain and the wide bandwidth needed for the multiple-antenna and complex-modulation schemes of modern communications systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A dual-channel mixer with integrated IF amplifiers provides downconversion of RF signals from 300 MHz to 5 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-mixer-integrates-programmable-if-amplifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-mixer-integrates-programmable-if-amplifiers#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:21:00 +0000 51011 at http://mwrf.com Wideband Mixer Integrates Programmable IF Amplifiers (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/wideband-mixer-integrates-programmable-if-amplifiers-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Modern wireless receivers, working with complex digital modulation formats and the wide bandwidths needed for high data rates, rely on such techniques as digital modulation and multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna schemes to operate effectively. But to achieve optimum performance...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:17:00 +0000 51021 at http://mwrf.com Pocket-Sized Analyzers Scan Millimeter-Wave Frequencies http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-analyzers-scan-millimeter-wave-frequencies <div class="field-deck"> Barely larger than many smartphones, this line of ultraportable spectrum analyzers doesn’t skimp on performance, with models available for measurements to 110 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A line of pocket-sized, portable spectrum analyzers connects to a computer via USB for millimeter-wave measurements to 110 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-analyzers-scan-millimeter-wave-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-analyzers-scan-millimeter-wave-frequencies#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:47:00 +0000 50601 at http://mwrf.com Pocket-Sized Analyzers Scan Millimeter-Wave Frequencies (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/pocket-sized-analyzers-scan-millimeter-wave-frequencies-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Millimeter-wave frequencies offer untapped bandwidth for many different applications, for those able to deliver practical wireless solutions in frequency bands such as 60 and 77 GHz. A major part of achieving those solutions includes the capability...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:46:00 +0000 50611 at http://mwrf.com Scopes Check Coms Signals to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/scopes-check-coms-signals-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> With outstanding measurement power, this family of oscilloscopes provides frequency-and time-domain functionality and flexible triggering for analysis of complex signals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The R&S RTO2000 family of oscilloscopes includes models with two and four channels and analog bandwidths from 0.6 to 6.0 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/scopes-check-coms-signals-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/scopes-check-coms-signals-6-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Rohde & Schwarz Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:28:00 +0000 50991 at http://mwrf.com Scopes Check Coms Signals to 6 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/scopes-check-coms-signals-6-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>When is an oscilloscope more than &ldquo;just&rdquo; a scope? When it is a member of the R&amp;S RTO2000 oscilloscope family from Rohde &amp; Schwarz, with the capabilities to capture and show signals in the time and frequency domains at bandwidths to 6 GHz. With their high performance levels...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:22:00 +0000 51001 at http://mwrf.com Watch webcast: A Flexible Testbed for 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/watch-webcast-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s 5G research challenges include investigation of waveforms, frequencies and bandwidths. Learn how to address the challenges with the new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. Watch now.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/watch-webcast-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/watch-webcast-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:13:00 +0000 50971 at http://mwrf.com Romanian Army Goes Fishing for Piranhas http://mwrf.com/systems/romanian-army-goes-fishing-piranhas <div class="node-body article-body">General Dynamics European Land Systems has been contracted by the Romanian Army for additional Piranha III armored land vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/romanian-army-goes-fishing-piranhas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/romanian-army-goes-fishing-piranhas#comments Commercial Systems Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:09:00 +0000 50961 at http://mwrf.com Strong Growth Seen for Aerospace Coatings http://mwrf.com/technologies/strong-growth-seen-aerospace-coatings <div class="node-body article-body">Requirements for aerospace coating materials are expected to continue to grow in OEM and MRO applications. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/strong-growth-seen-aerospace-coatings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/strong-growth-seen-aerospace-coatings#comments Defense Materials Technologies Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:39:00 +0000 50951 at http://mwrf.com High-Speed Imager Records Earth’s Details http://mwrf.com/systems/high-speed-imager-records-earth-s-details <div class="node-body article-body">A high-speed imaging system aboard a Japanese satellite provides detailed views of the Earth’s Pacific Ocean area. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/high-speed-imager-records-earth-s-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/high-speed-imager-records-earth-s-details#comments Defense Systems Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:26:00 +0000 50941 at http://mwrf.com <p>A high-speed imaging system aboard a Japanese satellite provides detailed views of the Earth&rsquo;s Pacific Ocean area, and can scan the entire planet 3&times; faster than existing systems.</p> Using Carbon Nanotubes, Silicon Chips Leap to High Frequencies http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/using-carbon-nanotubes-silicon-chips-leap-high-frequencies <div class="field-deck"> “What we are looking at is something like gallium arsenide on silicon technology,” said the chief executive of Carbonics, a Los Angeles startup that has made chips based on carbon nanotubes for radio applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Carbonics is among the first to release carbon nanotube chips, which are said to have better power efficiency than GaAs and reach higher frequencies than CMOS circuits.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/using-carbon-nanotubes-silicon-chips-leap-high-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/using-carbon-nanotubes-silicon-chips-leap-high-frequencies#comments Automotive Analog semiconductors Products IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Semiconductors Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:50:00 +0000 50541 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbrown1984/" target="_blank">Mattxb</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Qualcomm Launches New Filter Company with TDK http://mwrf.com/passive-components/qualcomm-launches-new-filter-company-tdk <div class="field-deck"> The joint venture comes as competitors beef up their filter manufacturing capabilities. The appeal of filters is in blocking out interference from the growing number of frequency bands used in wireless communications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm launched a new company called RF360 Holdings that it agreed to form with Japan's TDK last year. Filters are responsible for blocking interference out of front ends.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/qualcomm-launches-new-filter-company-tdk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/qualcomm-launches-new-filter-company-tdk#comments Automotive Industrial IoT Passive components Mobile News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50871 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thorntocon/" target="_blank">Super Awesome</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Quick Guide to Automotive Electronics Test http://mwrf.com/white-paper/quick-guide-automotive-electronics-test <div class="field-deck"> Sponosred by Continental Resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why are we seeing so much interest in testing automotive electronics? What are the most commonly used automotive control data buses? How are DSOs and MSOs/MDOs applied? What about AWGs? How do I tackle compliance testing?</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/quick-guide-automotive-electronics-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive White Paper Test & Measurement Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:56:00 +0000 50861 at http://mwrf.com Vencore Labs To Enhance Tactical Coms for DARPA http://mwrf.com/systems/vencore-labs-enhance-tactical-coms-darpa <div class="node-body article-body">DARPA has selected Vencore Labs of Vencore, Inc. to improve tactical communications technologies in the presence of hostile jammers. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/vencore-labs-enhance-tactical-coms-darpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/vencore-labs-enhance-tactical-coms-darpa#comments Defense Systems Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 50851 at http://mwrf.com Phonon Earns Order for Pulse Compression Modules http://mwrf.com/components/phonon-earns-order-pulse-compression-modules <div class="node-body article-body">Phonon has received a $7.2-million order for radar pulse compression modules from a major defense contractor. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/phonon-earns-order-pulse-compression-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/phonon-earns-order-pulse-compression-modules#comments Defense Components Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 50821 at http://mwrf.com ARL’s 3D Printing Produces Custom Drones http://mwrf.com/components/arl-s-3d-printing-produces-custom-drones <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. ARL engineers have developed the means to design and assemble custom tactical UAVs using 3D printing technology. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/arl-s-3d-printing-produces-custom-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/arl-s-3d-printing-produces-custom-drones#comments Defense Components Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 50811 at http://mwrf.com <p>Engineer John Gerdes of the U.S. ARL explains the ODSUAS and capabilities to deliver custom tactical drones in 24 hours with 3D printing at recent demonstrations at Fort Benning, Ga. (Courtesy of U.S. ARL)</p> root9B Teams with Chiron on DoD Training Contract http://mwrf.com/services/root9b-teams-chiron-dod-training-contract <div class="node-body article-body">root9B will partner with Chiron Technology Services, Inc. as part of a Department of Defense (DoD) training contract for improved cybersecurity. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/root9b-teams-chiron-dod-training-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/root9b-teams-chiron-dod-training-contract#comments Defense Services Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:24:00 +0000 50841 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Nutanix to Help Modernize Navy’s DJC2 Program http://mwrf.com/systems/nutanix-help-modernize-navy-s-djc2-program <div class="node-body article-body">Nutanix has been contracted to modernize the Navy’s Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2) program.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/nutanix-help-modernize-navy-s-djc2-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/nutanix-help-modernize-navy-s-djc2-program#comments Defense Systems Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:20:00 +0000 50831 at http://mwrf.com NAVAIR Launches Spike Missiles Against UAVs http://mwrf.com/systems/navair-launches-spike-missiles-against-uavs <div class="node-body article-body">Flight testing of Spike missiles has found them to be effective weapons against enemy drones. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/navair-launches-spike-missiles-against-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/navair-launches-spike-missiles-against-uavs#comments Defense Systems Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:24:00 +0000 50801 at http://mwrf.com <p>A Spike missile was used with a U.S. Army fuze to destroy a mock enemy UAV during testing by NAWCWD at China Lake, Calif. (Courtesy of NAVAIR)</p> Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Can Now Change Course http://mwrf.com/systems/tomahawk-cruise-missiles-can-now-change-course <div class="node-body article-body">Enhancements to the Tomahawk missile have made it possible to reprogram its flight mission instructions, even after it has been launched. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/tomahawk-cruise-missiles-can-now-change-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/tomahawk-cruise-missiles-can-now-change-course#comments Defense Systems Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:55:00 +0000 50791 at http://mwrf.com GaN Enters 5G Territory http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-enters-5g-territory <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper helps to explain why gallium-nitride (GaN) technology is expected to play a critical role in upcoming 5G networks. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-enters-5g-territory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-enters-5g-territory#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:25:00 +0000 50771 at http://mwrf.com Understand IEEE 802.11ax PA Test Requirements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/understand-ieee-80211ax-pa-test-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">This application note describes the test requirements associated with power amplifiers (PAs) used in future IEEE 802.11ax applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/understand-ieee-80211ax-pa-test-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/understand-ieee-80211ax-pa-test-requirements#comments Commercial Test & Measurement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 50781 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> For Tuning Antennas and Switching Signals, RF MEMS Make Their Mark http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/tuning-antennas-and-switching-signals-rf-mems-make-their-mark <div class="node-body article-body">“We’ve engaged with virtually everybody in the smartphone market," said an executive at Cavendish Kinetics, a maker of RF MEMS antenna tuners and switches.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/tuning-antennas-and-switching-signals-rf-mems-make-their-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/tuning-antennas-and-switching-signals-rf-mems-make-their-mark#comments Analog semiconductors Components Products Mobile Semiconductors Test & Measurement Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:50:00 +0000 50721 at http://mwrf.com Switchable Filter Builds on MEMS Technology http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switchable-filter-builds-mems-technology <div class="node-body article-body">A filter with integrated MEMS switches can select between signals at frequency bands of 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and 4.2 to 4.4 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switchable-filter-builds-mems-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switchable-filter-builds-mems-technology#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:03:00 +0000 50761 at http://mwrf.com Probing Those Tiny Millimeter-Wave ICs http://mwrf.com/blog/probing-those-tiny-millimeter-wave-ics <div class="node-body blog-body">ICs are helping electronic design engineers in general to achieve unprecedented levels of miniaturization with multiple-function circuits.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/probing-those-tiny-millimeter-wave-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/probing-those-tiny-millimeter-wave-ics#comments Automotive Commercial Semiconductors Measuring Progress Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:48:00 +0000 50751 at http://mwrf.com