Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Calibration Can Make All the Difference http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">Calibrating RF/microwave test instruments may seem unnecessary, but it can make a huge difference in the quality of a company’s products as well as the company’s reputation. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:21:00 +0000 46171 at http://mwrf.com Software-Defined Multi-Device Parallel Testing of Small Cells http://mwrf.com/software/software-defined-multi-device-parallel-testing-small-cells <div class="field-byline"> Tim Carey, Cobham Wireless </div> <div class="field-deck"> Small-cell device testing can be optimized by utilizing PXI architecture with advanced software. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Small-cell device testing can be optimized by utilizing PXI architecture with advanced software.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-defined-multi-device-parallel-testing-small-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-defined-multi-device-parallel-testing-small-cells#comments Commercial Software Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:02:00 +0000 46181 at http://mwrf.com Cancel Noise in RF Sampling Observation Receivers http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers <div class="field-byline"> Tommy Neu, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="field-deck"> The common LO approach used with frequency mixers can also be applied to clocks for RF sampling data converters for noise reduction in microwave receivers and transmitters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A common LO approach can also be applied to common clocks for data converters used in RF/microwave receivers and transmitters to reduce noise levels. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:36:00 +0000 46141 at http://mwrf.com Cancel Noise in RF Sampling Observation Receivers (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Observation receivers are often employed in radar systems or communications systems to check on the signal quality and activity within a transmit/receive system. When signals are transmitted and received within the same frequency spectrum, observation receivers...</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 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 46151 at http://mwrf.com Check the Specs When Selecting a Signal Generator http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator <div class="field-byline"> Shivansh Chaudhary, Suresh Ohja, and Gautam Talreja </div> <div class="field-deck"> During the process of choosing an instrument, it’s wise to become keenly aware of key specifications in order to properly match it with a particular application’s requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding various signal-generator specifications can help when specifying an instrument for a particular application. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator#comments National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:15:00 +0000 46121 at http://mwrf.com Compact Radar Form Factors Accelerate Commercial Adoption http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-radar-form-factors-accelerate-commercial-adoption <div class="field-byline"> Suresh Ram and Kim Lee, Infineon Technologies Americas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Radar sensors are finding their way into more applications than ever thanks to technology advances that have reduced size and volume-production cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radar sensors are finding their way into more applications than ever thanks to technology advances that have reduced size and volume-production cost.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-radar-form-factors-accelerate-commercial-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-radar-form-factors-accelerate-commercial-adoption#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:43:00 +0000 46101 at http://mwrf.com Making Optimal Coaxial Connections http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections <div class="field-deck"> Coaxial cable assemblies must route high-frequency signals through many shapes and diameters, all the while maintaining signal integrity and minimizing losses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cable assemblies are available with rigid, semirigid, hand-formable, and flexible cables and various connectors for applications through millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:48:00 +0000 46081 at http://mwrf.com Making Optimal Coaxial Connections (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/making-optimal-coaxial-connections-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Coaxial cable assemblies fit many applications, from connecting signals from antennas to receivers and transmitters in communications systems to transferring signals in test systems. No single cable assembly type fills all requirements, especially with the plethora of connectors...</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, 28 Jun 2016 13:39:00 +0000 46091 at http://mwrf.com Radar Technology Encroaches Upon New Territories http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories <div class="field-deck"> As radar systems utilize more advanced technology, companies must respond with the simulation and test products needed to both design and test modern radar systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As radar systems utilize more advanced technology, companies must respond with the simulation and test products needed to both design and test modern radar systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories#comments Defense Systems Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:42:00 +0000 46051 at http://mwrf.com Radar Technology Encroaches Upon New Territories (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Radar technology has grown in complexity, with a number of advanced techniques now being utilized. For example, complex modulation schemes have found their way...</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, 27 Jun 2016 14:23:00 +0000 46061 at http://mwrf.com Keeping Circuit Designs Liquid http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid <div class="node-body article-body">Liquid dielectrics and metals can be applied to tunable circuit structures at microwave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:52:00 +0000 46011 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> AWG Boasts Flexible Signal Generation http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation <div class="field-deck"> With multiple output paths and several different operating modes, this series of arbitrary waveform generators delivers analog and digital signals for present and future test requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The AWG4000 is a versatile test-signal source that combines DDS and AWG technologies to generate synchronized high-frequency analog and high-speed digital signals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:40:00 +0000 46001 at http://mwrf.com Making the Best of Miniature Circuits http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits <div class="field-deck"> For circuits with miniature dimensions, this firm provides the expertise and equipment to fabricate micron-sized features on both rigid and flexible substrate materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A company provides circuit-fabrication services, with circuit dimensions as fine as 3 μm on ceramic and flexible substrate materials.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:59:00 +0000 45991 at http://mwrf.com InP IC Technology Powers Instruments Past 100 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Robb Shimon, Mathias Bonse, Mario Righi, and Don D’Avanzo, Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="field-deck"> A second-generation InP HEMT process provides the speed, bandwidth, and high-voltage characteristics needed for high-speed digital and millimeter-wave test instruments. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A second-generation InP HEMT semiconductor process provides the frequency- and time-domain performance levels needed for next-generation analog and digital test equipment. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0000 45971 at http://mwrf.com InP IC Technology Powers Instruments Past 100 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Next-generation high-speed digital interfaces are quickly and dramatically changing the requirements for millimeter-wave test-and-measurement (T&amp;M) instruments. For the first time, millimeter-wave components and systems have the potential to reach the masses, in such applications as Fifth-Generation (5G) cellular communications systems...</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, 21 Jun 2016 20:49:00 +0000 45981 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (6/19-6/25) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power amplifiers or oscillators, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:10:00 +0000 45941 at http://mwrf.com 4G Finally Takes Seat at Wireless Throne http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne <div class="node-body article-body">In the next few months, after nearly seven years since the service was introduced, revenue from 4G services will likely overtake those from 3G operations for the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne#comments News Commercial IoT Mobile Services Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000 45961 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Wi-Fi’s Future is in the Air http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air <div class="field-byline"> Adam Smith, LitePoint </div> <div class="field-deck"> As competing technologies emerge, Wi-Fi must adapt over the next few years to maintain its position in the wireless arena. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As competing technologies emerge, Wi-Fi must adapt over the next few years to maintain its position in the wireless arena.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air#comments Commercial Technologies Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:32:00 +0000 45931 at http://mwrf.com Compact SDR Scans DC to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This direct-conversion SDR and its digital architecture provide the flexibility to cover many different radio communications formats and applications with one design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact software-defined radio (SDR) provides the frequency range and channel bandwidths to handle a wide range of applications to 6 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:37:00 +0000 45911 at http://mwrf.com Compact SDR Scans DC to 6 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Software-defined radios (SDRs) offer the potential to be all things to all people. With sufficient bandwidth and processing power, a single SDR can serve almost any application within its frequency range, from commercial communications to military radar and test equipment. The Crimson TNG (&ldquo;The Next Generation&rdquo;) from Per Vices Corporation...</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, 20 Jun 2016 14:31:00 +0000 45921 at http://mwrf.com Novel Modulation Approach Shrinks Ka-Band Radar http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0 <div class="node-body article-body">This new modulation scheme supports the miniaturization of a Ka-band precipitation profiling radar system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:34:00 +0000 45901 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Carlisle Interconnects Buys Cable Maker Micro-Coax http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax <div class="node-body article-body">Carlisle Interconnect Technologies recently agreed to acquire Micro-Coax, one of the biggest makers of coaxial cable for transmitting high-frequency radio signals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax#comments News Cables & Connectors Commercial Components Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:35:00 +0000 45851 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Transmitter Array Helps Detect Gas at 245 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A four-transmitter SiGe chip with integrated antennas forms part of a spectrometer for detection of gas at 245 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0000 45831 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Qualcomm Branches Out Again with Connected Car Platform http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm's new wireless platform allows cars to connect with other vehicles, the cloud, and infrastructure like signs and traffic lights.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform#comments Active components Automotive IoT Mobile Products Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:35:00 +0000 45791 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Ford).</p> Finding the Right Balance of Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex Radios http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios <div class="node-body article-body">An engineering team from New York University and Ireland’s Trinity College has discovered how to extract some of the benefits from both types of radios.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios#comments News Mobile Systems Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000 45721 at http://mwrf.com <p>Testing the mixed-duplex system in the laboratory.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of NYU Tandon&nbsp;School of Engineering).</p> Effectively Troubleshoot Modern Radio Links http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links <div class="node-body article-body">This tutorial explains why a real-time spectrum analyzer is a vital tool for troubleshooting problems in unlicensed frequency bands. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:57:00 +0000 45681 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (6/5-6/11) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for reflectometers or simulation software, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:55:00 +0000 45671 at http://mwrf.com Grasp Pulsed Phase Noise Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements <div class="node-body article-body">This application note describes pulsed phase noise in detail, explaining how it differs from continuous-wave (CW) phase noise along with techniques to perform measurements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements#comments Commercial Defense Test & Measurement Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 45661 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> June 2016 http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2016-06-08 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mixed-signal-semiconductors/radio-ic-paves-way-emerging-wireless-designs">Radio IC Paves Way for Emerging Wireless Designs</a> <a href="/active-components/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges">High-Power Switched Filter Banks Raise the Temperature of Design Challenges</a> <a href="/semiconductors/inside-track-paul-hart-senior-vice-president-and-general-manager-rf-power-business-nx">Inside Track with Paul Hart, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Power Business, NXP Semiconductors</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 45691 at http://mwrf.com IMS 2016 Demonstrates Innovation http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2016 edition of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is now behind us, but the event had something for everyone who attended.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation#comments Components Test & Measurement - generators Filtering Noise Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:37:00 +0000 45591 at http://mwrf.com