Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en USB Sensor Reads Power to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/usb-sensor-reads-power-6-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A compact USB power sensor reads power levels to 500 W at frequencies to 6 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/usb-sensor-reads-power-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/usb-sensor-reads-power-6-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:15:00 +0000 30741 at http://mwrf.com In-Series Adapter Passes 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/series-adapter-passes-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This low-loss adapter joins 2.9-mm male and female connectors to 40 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/series-adapter-passes-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/series-adapter-passes-40-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:11:00 +0000 30731 at http://mwrf.com Coaxial Amplifier Gains 0.5 to 18.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-amplifier-gains-05-180-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This broadband amplifier provides flat, 25-dB gain from 500 MHz to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-amplifier-gains-05-180-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-amplifier-gains-05-180-ghz#comments MITEQ Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:01:00 +0000 30721 at http://mwrf.com Book Review: Spectrum and Network Measurements, 2nd Edition http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Spectrum and network measurements can be considered the lifeblood of the RF/microwave electronics industry, since these measurements provide tremendous insight into the frequency-domain behavior of devices, components, circuits, and systems at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition#comments Keysight Technologies Components Systems Test & Measurement Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 30711 at http://mwrf.com Chip Resistors Lower TCRs http://mwrf.com/passive-components/chip-resistors-lower-tcrs <div class="node-body article-body">A line of surface-mount resistors offers resistance values from 10 Ω to 3 MΩ with power ratings to 2 W.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/chip-resistors-lower-tcrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/chip-resistors-lower-tcrs#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:46:00 +0000 30701 at http://mwrf.com VCO Drops Phase Noise at 1050 MHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-drops-phase-noise-1050-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">A low noise VCO tunes from 850 to 1050 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-drops-phase-noise-1050-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-drops-phase-noise-1050-mhz#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:32:00 +0000 30691 at http://mwrf.com SAW Filter Screens GPS http://mwrf.com/passive-components/saw-filter-screens-gps <div class="node-body article-body">A surface-mount SAW filter passes only GPS signals at 1575 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/saw-filter-screens-gps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/saw-filter-screens-gps#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:07:00 +0000 30681 at http://mwrf.com Phase Shifter Controls 0.5 to 2.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-controls-05-20-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A digitally controlled phase shifter provided a 360-deg. control range from 500 to 2000 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-controls-05-20-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-controls-05-20-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:04:00 +0000 30661 at http://mwrf.com Divider Goes Four Ways to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/divider-goes-four-ways-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband four-way power divider operates from 3 to 40 GHz with coaxial connectors. </div> <div 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http://mwrf.com/systems/rogers-inks-deal-acquire-arlon <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rogers Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire circuit material manufacturer Arlon, LLC for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory clearances, is expected to close in the first half of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rogers-inks-deal-acquire-arlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rogers-inks-deal-acquire-arlon#comments News Automotive Commercial Defense Systems Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 30631 at http://mwrf.com Test & Measurement http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2014-12-19 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 30671 at http://mwrf.com Clock Source Kills Jitter to 1.25 GHz http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clock-source-kills-jitter-125-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This circuit distributes timing signals with minimal noise and jitter for analog and digital applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clock-source-kills-jitter-125-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clock-source-kills-jitter-125-ghz#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:43:00 +0000 30531 at http://mwrf.com A Closer Look at RF Power Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/closer-look-rf-power-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Because measuring RF/microwave power is one of the most commonly used methods of understanding system performance, detailed knowledge of how power measurements are made is key to successfully interpreting measurement results. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because measuring RF/microwave power is one of the most commonly used methods of understanding system performance, detailed knowledge of how power measurements are made is key to successfully interpreting measurement results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/closer-look-rf-power-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/closer-look-rf-power-measurements#comments Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile RF Essentials Robotics Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:00:00 +0000 30401 at http://mwrf.com A Closer Look at RF Power Measurements (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/closer-look-rf-power-measurements-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Power is important. Measuring the power from an RF/microwave signal is a fundamental way to gain knowledge about signals and devices. Understandably, it is critical to accurately....</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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:38:00 +0000 30571 at http://mwrf.com Signal-Generation Advances Support Electronic Warfare’s Evolution http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/signal-generation-advances-support-electronic-warfare-s-evolution <div class="field-deck"> As electronic threats grow and the electronic-warfare environment becomes more complex, new methods of generating and controlling EW signals are needed to maintain a modern war-force. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As technology barriers are torn down to enable complex digital, analog, and RF integrated systems, software-defined radios and intelligently controlled radios are entering the battlespace as the next generation of EW technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/signal-generation-advances-support-electronic-warfare-s-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/signal-generation-advances-support-electronic-warfare-s-evolution#comments Active components Defense Systems Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:54:00 +0000 30411 at http://mwrf.com Signal-Generation Advances Support Electronic Warfare’s Evolution (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/signal-generation-advances-support-electronic-warfare-s-evolution-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Modern electronic warfare (EW) makes use of the latest RF/microwave technologies to attack, defend, and enhance strategic operations. To enable these applications, highly complex and integrated computer/radio systems are needed to...</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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:46:00 +0000 30561 at http://mwrf.com GaN HEMT Packs C-Band Power http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-hemt-packs-c-band-power <div class="node-body article-body">This high-power transistor provides 200 W output power from 4.4 to 5.0 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-hemt-packs-c-band-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-hemt-packs-c-band-power#comments Cree Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:14:00 +0000 30521 at http://mwrf.com MIMO Testing: The Good and the Bad http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad <div class="field-byline"> Alessandro Scannavini, RF Engineer, Microwave Vision </div> <div class="field-deck"> The growing demand for bandwidth is increasing the requirements for MIMO technology, and thus the testing of MIMO devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As MIMO devices are increasingly sought to solve throughput demand problem, more antennas are being included in the device design. This complexity is augmenting the value of automated methods for performing MIMO test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad#comments Commercial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:48:00 +0000 30541 at http://mwrf.com InP Resonant Tunneling Diodes Drop LNA Noise Figure http://mwrf.com/active-components/inp-resonant-tunneling-diodes-drop-lna-noise-figure <div class="node-body article-body">By using resonant tunneling diodes in a negative-differential-conductance-style LNA, researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) were able to reach a high gain-to-DC power ratio with a very low noise figure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/inp-resonant-tunneling-diodes-drop-lna-noise-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/inp-resonant-tunneling-diodes-drop-lna-noise-figure#comments Active components Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Robotics Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:47:00 +0000 30501 at http://mwrf.com MIMO Radar Could Outperform Phased-Array Radar http://mwrf.com/active-components/mimo-radar-could-outperform-phased-array-radar <div class="node-body article-body">In Sweden, researchers studied the potential benefits of spatially diverse MIMO radar compared to standard phased-array radar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/mimo-radar-could-outperform-phased-array-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/mimo-radar-could-outperform-phased-array-radar#comments Active components Defense Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:26:00 +0000 30511 at http://mwrf.com De-Embed Parasitics from Millimeter-Wave ICs http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/de-embed-parasitics-millimeter-wave-ics <div class="node-body article-body">Using a half-thru transmission-line method, researchers from Grenoble, France, were able to accurately de-embed pad-interconnect and parasitic effects at millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/de-embed-parasitics-millimeter-wave-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/de-embed-parasitics-millimeter-wave-ics#comments Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Robotics Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:17:00 +0000 30491 at http://mwrf.com Tips for Biasing MMIC Amplifiers http://mwrf.com/active-components/tips-biasing-mmic-amplifiers <div class="node-body article-body">Not all applications can be served by pre-biased MMIC amplifiers. As a result, knowing the proper techniques to bias a variety of amplifier types could ease the transition to using MMIC components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/tips-biasing-mmic-amplifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/tips-biasing-mmic-amplifiers#comments Active components Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Robotics Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:29:00 +0000 30471 at http://mwrf.com <p>The significant benefit of a cascade-distributed amplifier is the increased operational bandwidth derived from the duplicated cell of two FETs connected source to drain.</p> Cut the Cost of Wireless Manufacturing Test http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/cut-cost-wireless-manufacturing-test <div class="node-body article-body">With the increase in electronic devices that incorporate wireless technology, reducing the time and cost of test is of ever greater importance and an even more significant challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/cut-cost-wireless-manufacturing-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/cut-cost-wireless-manufacturing-test#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 30481 at http://mwrf.com <p>Using a multi-test mainframe could enable wireless manufacturers to test several devices simultaneously, ultimately lowering manufacturing cost and test time.</p> Real-Time Scope Spans 100 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-spans-100-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This high-performance, high-speed oscilloscope boasts performance levels to real-time bandwidth of 100 GHz at 240-GSamples/s sampling rate, with the flexibility to add test capability as needed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The LabMaster 10-100Zi oscilloscope is a modular measurement system with bandwidth to 100 GHz per channel and sampling rate to 240 GSamples/s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-spans-100-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-spans-100-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:32:00 +0000 30421 at http://mwrf.com Real-Time Scope Spans 100 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/real-time-scope-spans-100-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Digital oscilloscopes have long been measurement workhorses for high-frequency electronics, especially as they have moved higher in frequency. 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