Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Vector Signal Generators Hit 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/vector-signal-generators-hit-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This cost-effective line of vector signal generators provides bandwidths as wide as DC to 6 GHz with generous modulation capabilities, including analog and digital modulation formats. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This trio of vector signal generators provides analog and digital modulation for carrier frequencies from DC to 6 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/vector-signal-generators-hit-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/vector-signal-generators-hit-6-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 21 May 2015 21:07:00 +0000 34281 at http://mwrf.com <p>Model TSG4106A is the highest-frequency model of the new vector signal generator trio from Tektronix, with a total frequency range of DC to 6 GHz at two connectors.</p> Vector Signal Generators Hit 6 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/vector-signal-generators-hit-6-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Vector signal generators are test signal sources essential for evaluating modern communications systems and their components, with their many forms of modulation. The new TSG4100A series of vector signal generators from Tektronix...</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> Gold Thu, 21 May 2015 20:14:00 +0000 34301 at http://mwrf.com PIN Switch Runs 30 MHz to 3 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/pin-switch-runs-30-mhz-3-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A SPDT PIN diode switch handles CW power levels to 100 W from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/pin-switch-runs-30-mhz-3-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/pin-switch-runs-30-mhz-3-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 21 May 2015 13:37:00 +0000 34101 at http://mwrf.com Pairing the Right Oscillator with the Right Application http://mwrf.com/active-components/pairing-right-oscillator-right-application <div class="node-body article-body">This guide helps match oscillator performance to the requirements of different applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/pairing-right-oscillator-right-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/pairing-right-oscillator-right-application#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 20 May 2015 21:12:00 +0000 34241 at http://mwrf.com Investigating ICs for Tomorrow’s Radios http://mwrf.com/active-components/investigating-ics-tomorrow-s-radios <div class="node-body article-body">This application note provides guidance on optimizing the performance of transmit and receive integrated circuits (ICs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/investigating-ics-tomorrow-s-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/investigating-ics-tomorrow-s-radios#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 20 May 2015 21:00:00 +0000 34251 at http://mwrf.com AWR Connected Wizard on Display in Phoenix http://mwrf.com/software/awr-connected-wizard-display-phoenix <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Instruments is demoing its AWR Connected for AMCAD this week at IMS 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Booth No. 2431).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/awr-connected-wizard-display-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/awr-connected-wizard-display-phoenix#comments Commercial Software Wed, 20 May 2015 20:33:00 +0000 34271 at http://mwrf.com Signal Hound Unveils Digital Modulation Analysis Tools at IMS http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/signal-hound-unveils-digital-modulation-analysis-tools-ims <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coinciding with IMS 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., Signal Hound has rolled out an update to its free Spike Spectrum Analysis software. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/signal-hound-unveils-digital-modulation-analysis-tools-ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/signal-hound-unveils-digital-modulation-analysis-tools-ims#comments Commercial Test & Measurement Wed, 20 May 2015 19:59:00 +0000 34261 at http://mwrf.com Synthesizer Modules Extend to 82 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/synthesizer-modules-extend-82-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These compact frequency synthesizer modules now cover higher millimeter-wave frequency bands of 27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A trio of low-noise frequency synthesizer modules provides test signals covering bands of 27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/synthesizer-modules-extend-82-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/synthesizer-modules-extend-82-ghz#comments National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 20 May 2015 18:16:00 +0000 34221 at http://mwrf.com Synthesizer Modules Extend to 82 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/synthesizer-modules-extend-82-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Millimeter-wave applications are poised to grow, with radar systems in cars and high data rates now being achieved over short-range communications links. Nevertheless, affordable test capabilities...</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> Gold Wed, 20 May 2015 18:13:00 +0000 34231 at http://mwrf.com New Coilcraft Conical Inductors Come in Two Flavors http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-coilcraft-conical-inductors-come-two-flavors <div class="node-body article-body">Coilcraft’s BCR and BCL series of conical inductors operate as a series of narrowband inductors across a frequency range of 10 MHz to 40 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-coilcraft-conical-inductors-come-two-flavors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-coilcraft-conical-inductors-come-two-flavors#comments Passive components Wed, 20 May 2015 15:44:00 +0000 34211 at http://mwrf.com Potent Saturated Output Positions Gain Blocks for Wireless Apps http://mwrf.com/passive-components/potent-saturated-output-positions-gain-blocks-wireless-apps <div class="node-body article-body">Guerilla RF's high-linearity, low-noise gain blocks, internally matched to 50 Ω, offer the saturated output power needed in wireless infrastructure applications </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/potent-saturated-output-positions-gain-blocks-wireless-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/potent-saturated-output-positions-gain-blocks-wireless-apps#comments Mobile Passive components Wed, 20 May 2015 15:19:00 +0000 34201 at http://mwrf.com Gore Demonstrates Cable Installation Simulator at IMS 2015 http://mwrf.com/components/gore-demonstrates-cable-installation-simulator-ims-2015 <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Visitors to the IMS 2015 show floor will have the opportunity to see W.L. Gore & Associate’s new Cable Installation Simulator in action. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/gore-demonstrates-cable-installation-simulator-ims-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/gore-demonstrates-cable-installation-simulator-ims-2015#comments Commercial Components Defense Tue, 19 May 2015 20:28:00 +0000 34191 at http://mwrf.com Qorvo Debuts Space-Saving GaN MMICs http://mwrf.com/components/qorvo-debuts-space-saving-gan-mmics <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qorvo has launched a new line of high-power, gallium-nitride (GaN) monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) power amplifiers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/qorvo-debuts-space-saving-gan-mmics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/qorvo-debuts-space-saving-gan-mmics#comments Commercial Components Defense Tue, 19 May 2015 19:26:00 +0000 34181 at http://mwrf.com Vaunix Flaunts New Programmable Test Solutions at IMS 2015 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vaunix-flaunts-new-programmable-test-solutions-ims-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Vaunix further expanded its complement of programmable RF devices with new signal generators, attenuators, switches, and phase shifters for use in a host of test applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vaunix-flaunts-new-programmable-test-solutions-ims-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vaunix-flaunts-new-programmable-test-solutions-ims-2015#comments Passive components Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 19 May 2015 18:58:00 +0000 34171 at http://mwrf.com Simulate RFIC/MMIC Temperature Effects with Precision http://mwrf.com/software/simulate-rficmmic-temperature-effects-precision <div class="node-body article-body">Keysight's Advanced Design System (ADS) Electro-Thermal Simulator solution offers high-accuracy, temperature-aware IC simulation results by exploiting device temperatures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/simulate-rficmmic-temperature-effects-precision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/simulate-rficmmic-temperature-effects-precision#comments Keysight Technologies Software Tue, 19 May 2015 18:46:00 +0000 34161 at http://mwrf.com TTE’s Bias Tee Line Makes IMS Debut http://mwrf.com/components/tte-s-bias-tee-line-makes-ims-debut <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TTE Filters is introducing its new line of bias tees at IMS 2015 (Booth No. 717). The BTHF (high frequency), BTHC (high current) and BTS (standard) bias tee series are designed for use in biasing active antennas, amplifiers, and laser diodes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/tte-s-bias-tee-line-makes-ims-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/tte-s-bias-tee-line-makes-ims-debut#comments Commercial Components Defense Industrial Medical Test & Measurement Mon, 18 May 2015 18:44:00 +0000 34151 at http://mwrf.com HF MLCCs, Thin-Film Components Lead the Way for Vishay at IMS2015 http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hf-mlccs-thin-film-components-lead-way-vishay-ims2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Vishay Intertechnology will exhibit multiple product innovations at IMS2015, including high-frequency MLCCs, thin-film capacitors and resistors, and customized substrates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hf-mlccs-thin-film-components-lead-way-vishay-ims2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hf-mlccs-thin-film-components-lead-way-vishay-ims2015#comments Passive components Test & Measurement Mon, 18 May 2015 16:42:00 +0000 34141 at http://mwrf.com High-Power RF Devices Threaten to Replace TWTs http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-rf-devices-threaten-replace-twts <div class="node-body article-body">Cree offers an alternative to traveling-wave-tube (TWT) amplifiers with two new near-instant-on-capable gallium-nitride high-electron-mobility transistors (GaN HEMTs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-rf-devices-threaten-replace-twts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-rf-devices-threaten-replace-twts#comments Cree Active components Defense Mon, 18 May 2015 16:23:00 +0000 34131 at http://mwrf.com Rogers Showcases PCB Offerings at IMS 2015 http://mwrf.com/components/rogers-showcases-pcb-offerings-ims-2015 <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) IMS Exhibition, scheduled for May 19-21, representatives from Rogers Corp. will be on hand at Booth No. 3640. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/rogers-showcases-pcb-offerings-ims-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/rogers-showcases-pcb-offerings-ims-2015#comments Materials Components Mon, 18 May 2015 15:56:00 +0000 34121 at http://mwrf.com Signal and Spectrum Analyzers Flex Bandwidth and Memory http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-and-spectrum-analyzers-flex-bandwidth-and-memory <div class="field-deck"> To meet the needs of the latest industry demands, signal and spectrum analyzers are increasing in bandwidth, frequency, portability, and memory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Meeting the needs of electronic warfare, telecommunications, and automated test, signal and spectrum analyzers are reaching new heights of performance, features, and footprint.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-and-spectrum-analyzers-flex-bandwidth-and-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-and-spectrum-analyzers-flex-bandwidth-and-memory#comments Commercial Industrial Software Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 14 May 2015 19:07:00 +0000 34061 at http://mwrf.com Signal and Spectrum Analyzers Flex Bandwidth and Memory (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/signal-and-spectrum-analyzers-flex-bandwidth-and-memory-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Flexible and wider-bandwidth signal/spectrum analyzers are being manufactured to meet the latest techniques, such as carrier aggregation, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO), 5G, and the growth of automated test. As RF-to-digital conversion electronics have been separated from the processing or display devices...</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> Gold Thu, 14 May 2015 18:18:00 +0000 34071 at http://mwrf.com How Not to Break your Network Analyzer http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-not-break-your-network-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body">Proper technique can ensure that a highly sensitive and expensive instrument is put to use making quality measurements instead of sitting on a repair bench.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-not-break-your-network-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-not-break-your-network-analyzer#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Test & Measurement Thu, 14 May 2015 16:05:00 +0000 34041 at http://mwrf.com <p>High performance RF/microwave equipment is extremely expensive and sensitive. Special care must be taken to avoid test equipment damage.</p> RF Design Made Simple http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/rf-design-made-simple <div class="node-body article-body">With more industries than ever leveraging RF technologies, it is essential for many to have at least a fundamental understanding of RF design basics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/rf-design-made-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/rf-design-made-simple#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Defense Test & Measurement Thu, 14 May 2015 15:52:00 +0000 34051 at http://mwrf.com 13 Key Considerations for Aerospace RF/Microwave Devices http://mwrf.com/active-components/13-key-considerations-aerospace-rfmicrowave-devices <div class="field-deck"> To ensure RF/microwave component reliability in aerospace applications, temperature and other environmental extremes require the latest technologies and well-studied standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From outgassing to accelerated aging through temperature extremes, RF/microwave components must be built to last in harsh aerospace environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/13-key-considerations-aerospace-rfmicrowave-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/13-key-considerations-aerospace-rfmicrowave-devices#comments Active components Defense Passive components Systems Thu, 14 May 2015 14:33:00 +0000 34021 at http://mwrf.com 13 Key Considerations for Aerospace RF/Microwave Devices (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/13-key-considerations-aerospace-rfmicrowave-devices-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Be it an airplane, drone, jet, satellite, or spacecraft, aerospace platforms put their solid-state electronic components through an extreme range of temperatures and G-forces. Combine those factors with shock, vibration, and pressure changes...</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> Gold Wed, 13 May 2015 20:31:00 +0000 34031 at http://mwrf.com Measuring Visits at IMS Booths http://mwrf.com/blog/measuring-visits-ims-booths <div class="node-body blog-body">The RF/microwave industry as a whole looks forward to the annual IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) not only for its excellent collection of technical papers and workshops, but for the opportunity to see old friends and prowl the exhibition floor in search of new products and to eyeball what competitors are showing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/measuring-progress">Measuring Progress</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/measuring-visits-ims-booths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/measuring-visits-ims-booths#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Tue, 12 May 2015 13:09:00 +0000 34011 at http://mwrf.com Differential Group Delay Modules Aid Instantaneous Microwave Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/differential-group-delay-modules-aid-instantaneous-microwave-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Researchers from Singapore experimentally demonstrated a frequency range and resolution adjustable microwave measurement technique using photonic technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Singapore experimentally demonstrated a frequency range and resolution adjustable microwave measurement technique using photonic technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/differential-group-delay-modules-aid-instantaneous-microwave-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/differential-group-delay-modules-aid-instantaneous-microwave-measurements#comments Active components Test & Measurement Mon, 11 May 2015 14:05:00 +0000 33911 at http://mwrf.com Tunable Optoelectronic Oscillators Enable Arbitrary Waveform Generators http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tunable-optoelectronic-oscillators-enable-arbitrary-waveform-generators <div class="node-body article-body">Using a tunable optoelectronic oscillator, researchers were able to develop an arbitrary waveform generator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tunable-optoelectronic-oscillators-enable-arbitrary-waveform-generators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tunable-optoelectronic-oscillators-enable-arbitrary-waveform-generators#comments Active components Test & Measurement Fri, 08 May 2015 20:27:00 +0000 33991 at http://mwrf.com Barium Strontium Titanate Tunes Variable Patch Antenna Reflectarrays http://mwrf.com/passive-components/barium-strontium-titanate-tunes-variable-patch-antenna-reflectarrays <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from the University of Central Florida developed a tunable reflect array in the Ka and X bands using barium strontium titanate technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/barium-strontium-titanate-tunes-variable-patch-antenna-reflectarrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/barium-strontium-titanate-tunes-variable-patch-antenna-reflectarrays#comments Active components Commercial Passive components Fri, 08 May 2015 18:43:00 +0000 34001 at http://mwrf.com <p>Each unit cell of the reflectarray uses a barium strontium titanate as an integrated tunable capacitor for each patch antenna.</p> 6 Degrees of Microwave and RF/Microwave Switch Separation http://mwrf.com/passive-components/6-degrees-microwave-and-rfmicrowave-switch-separation <div class="field-deck"> As a fundamental component in many telecommunications, automated test and measurement, and electronic-warfare systems, RF/microwave switches help to reduce assembly complexity and cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RF and microwave switches enable automated test, antenna array, and filter applications that would otherwise require extensive redundant systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/6-degrees-microwave-and-rfmicrowave-switch-separation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/6-degrees-microwave-and-rfmicrowave-switch-separation#comments Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Passive components Robotics Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 08 May 2015 13:02:00 +0000 33971 at http://mwrf.com