Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml/trackback en Report Forecasts Robust Radar Markets to 2026 http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026 <div class="node-body article-body">A market research report predicts strong global growth in military radar for the next 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026#comments Defense Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:06:00 +0000 49311 at http://mwrf.com Rockwell Collins Chosen to Maintain P-8A Radios http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to set up a repair depot for the high-frequency radios in the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon HF-121C aircraft. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios#comments Defense Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:20:00 +0000 49301 at http://mwrf.com <p>Effective maintenance and repair of the HF-121C radios used onboard the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s P-8A Poseidon aircraft will result in less aircraft downtime and more efficient use of equipment.</p> Microwave Photonic Enhances Radar Performance http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance <div class="node-body article-body">A frequency-selective radar transmission approach works with optical techniques to improve the spatial resolution of multiple targets.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:18:00 +0000 49291 at http://mwrf.com Wireless BAN Provides Heart-Attack Detection http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection <div class="node-body article-body">A wireless body area network employs Bluetooth signals to send ECG signals from a user’s heart monitor to a smartphone or to the internet to warn of heart attacks.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection#comments Commercial Medical Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:44:00 +0000 49281 at http://mwrf.com Remote Wake-Up System Saves Standby Power http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power <div class="node-body article-body">A remote wake-up system operating from 2.4 to 2.6 GHz is designed with low-cost components to help save the standby power of commercial and industrial electronic products.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000 49271 at http://mwrf.com Narrowband-IoT Proves its Worth http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth <div class="node-body blog-body">Narrowband-IoT is stepping up as a key Internet of Things wireless technology, promising longer battery life and lower device costs, plus improved coverage. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth#comments IoT Systems Filtering Noise Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:51:00 +0000 49261 at http://mwrf.com Extend LEO Downlinks with GEO Satellites http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites <div class="field-byline"> V. Sambasiva Rao </div> <div class="field-deck"> The data downlinking capability of a LEO satellite can be increased by using GEO satellites in a configuration of multiple satellites that relays data to earth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recruiting a stationary GEO satellite as part of the ultimate communications link can increase the data capacity of several LEO satellites.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:50:00 +0000 49241 at http://mwrf.com The Year's Top New Products http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products <div class="field-deck"> Even as the high-frequency industry looks to robust commercial growth promised by markets for 5G and IoT applications, military and aerospace demands remain strong. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The top RF/microwave products of 2016 serve a variety of applications in commercial, industrial, and military markets.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:35:00 +0000 49211 at http://mwrf.com The Year’s Top New Products (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/year-s-top-new-products-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Strong future demand looms over the RF/microwave industry, in the form of potentially huge, global commercial markets such as for Fifth-Generation (5G) wireless communications networks and Internet of Things (IoT) products. Even so, 2016 was a year of balanced business opportunities...</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, 29 Nov 2016 15:19:00 +0000 49221 at http://mwrf.com Tracking Effects of Temperature http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature <div class="field-deck"> Thermal modeling of high-frequency electronic circuits must take into account the thermodynamic differences among circuit-board materials, their components, and the packages that hold them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thermal modeling of components, devices, circuits, and systems predicts the effects of heat on electronic designs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:01:00 +0000 49171 at http://mwrf.com Tracking Effects of Temperature (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/tracking-effects-temperature-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Thermal modeling is becoming a more important part of the electronic design process, especially with increasing efforts to pack more power into smaller electronic devices. Quite simply, power = heat. Where power is generated or transferred...</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, 29 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 49181 at http://mwrf.com Tiny MEMS Switches Route DC to 14 GHz http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This pair of MEMS switches offers SP4T functionality in miniature components that feature companion low-voltage switch drivers for ease of installation and application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These first two members of a line of MEMS-based RF/microwave switches provide excellent blends of small size, switching speed, and power-handling capabilities for applications to 14 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +0000 49191 at http://mwrf.com So Far, Infineon’s Acquisition of Wolfspeed Cuts through Choppy Regulatory Waters http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w <div class="node-body article-body">Infineon is on schedule to close the deal. Now it needs approval from an American security panel that has grown increasingly skeptical of foreign chip deals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w#comments News Analog semiconductors Components Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:20:00 +0000 49141 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration).</p> Tell Us Your Best Engineering Stories http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories <div class="node-body article-body">Tell us about how you’ve engineered a holiday miracle and your stocking could be stuffed with a brand new oscilloscope from Tektronix</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories#comments Community Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:17:00 +0000 49161 at http://mwrf.com Modular Instruments Extend Capabilities http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities <div class="field-deck"> New instruments and repair/calibration services reinforce one company’s dedication to achieving accurate measurements from dc through millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of different analog and digital measurement functions are now available in the AXIe and PXIe modular instrument formats.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:04:00 +0000 49101 at http://mwrf.com Direct-Synthesis Software Approach Facilitates Filter Design http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design <div class="field-deck"> Design software that incorporates the direct-synthesis technique can be highly beneficial to those involved with designing customized filters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design software that incorporates the direct-synthesis technique can be highly beneficial to those involved with designing customized filters.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Software Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:27:00 +0000 49121 at http://mwrf.com Modular Instruments Extend Capabilities (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Modular test equipment provides a compact architecture for performing many different types of measurements. By plugging the appropriate module into a chassis, a function can be added to a test system...</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, 28 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 49111 at http://mwrf.com Beamforming Technology Embarks on the Next Generation http://mwrf.com/technologies/beamforming-technology-embarks-next-generation <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper discusses beamforming technology in theory, as well as through simulation examples.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/beamforming-technology-embarks-next-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/beamforming-technology-embarks-next-generation#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Technologies Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:55:00 +0000 49091 at http://mwrf.com RF Innovation Arises to Enable 5G http://mwrf.com/technologies/rf-innovation-arises-enable-5g <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explains how 5G will improve performance before examining topics, such as 5G filter requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/rf-innovation-arises-enable-5g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/rf-innovation-arises-enable-5g#comments Commercial Technologies Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:56:00 +0000 49081 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> NFC Forum Plans Certification Program for Smart Tags http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/nfc-forum-plans-certification-program-smart-tags <div class="node-body article-body">The NFC Forum has announced plans to offer a certification program for tags using near-field communications, which allow short, secretive messages to be shared with compatible devices.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/nfc-forum-plans-certification-program-smart-tags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/nfc-forum-plans-certification-program-smart-tags#comments News Analog semiconductors IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Semiconductors Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:55:00 +0000 49011 at http://mwrf.com <p>The NFC Forum said that it would create a certification program for near-field communication tags. Here, people use NFC cards to pay for rides on the London subway.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompagenet/" target="_blank">Tom Page</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Versatile Testers Emulate Satellite-Communications Links http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/versatile-testers-emulate-satellite-communications-links <div class="field-deck"> These sources provide the advanced signal processing to generate test signals with delays, fading, and noise as found in modern satellite-communications systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A line of satellite link emulators recreates signals between orbiting satellites and transceivers for realistic testing of satcom systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/versatile-testers-emulate-satellite-communications-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/versatile-testers-emulate-satellite-communications-links#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:05:00 +0000 49061 at http://mwrf.com Versatile Testers Emulate Satellite-Communications Links (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/versatile-testers-emulate-satellite-communications-links-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Satellite-communications systems reach to orbiting satellites to provide reliable communications on Earth. They are subject to interference from the planet and other impairments that can challenge...</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, 23 Nov 2016 15:01:00 +0000 49071 at http://mwrf.com System Analyzes Antennas Without Anechoic Chamber http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/system-analyzes-antennas-without-anechoic-chamber <div class="field-deck"> Measuring radiation patterns from wireless designs with antennas normally requires a rack of test gear, but this system does the job in a moderate-sized room without an anechoic chamber. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This compact measurement system can analyze radiation patterns of wireless devices to 4 GHz, without need of an anechoic chamber. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/system-analyzes-antennas-without-anechoic-chamber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/system-analyzes-antennas-without-anechoic-chamber#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:34:00 +0000 49041 at http://mwrf.com Deciding Between Mixers and Multipliers/Dividers http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers <div class="field-deck"> Frequency translation is essential to communications and other electronic systems, and can be achieved in a number of ways with or without an additional signal source. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frequency mixers, frequency multipliers, and frequency dividers provide RF/microwave frequency translation needed for many high-frequency systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:03:00 +0000 49021 at http://mwrf.com Satcom Trends Span Higher Frequencies, GaN, and Integrated Solutions http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s satcom applications benefit from the latest cutting-edge technology offered by the RF/microwave industry.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions#comments Active components Commercial Defense Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:02:00 +0000 48991 at http://mwrf.com Satcom Trends Span Higher Frequencies, GaN, and Integrated Solutions (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>No question, the RF/microwave industry continues to provide innovative solutions to the satellite-communications (satcom) industry. This is demonstrated by the number of Ka-band products being introduced, as satcom applications...</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, 22 Nov 2016 21:48:00 +0000 49001 at http://mwrf.com Front-End Modules Make Smart Connections for IoT http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/front-end-modules-make-smart-connections-iot <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Fulga </div> <div class="field-deck"> The integration of RF/microwave functionality in highly integrated front-end modules paves the way for smaller, lower-power, cost-effective IoT solutions for a wide range of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Front-end modules (FEMs) provide a combination of performance, functionality, and low cost needed to drive widespread IoT markets. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/front-end-modules-make-smart-connections-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/front-end-modules-make-smart-connections-iot#comments Commercial Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:35:00 +0000 48971 at http://mwrf.com IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) http://mwrf.com/ieee-wireless-and-microwave-technology-conference-wamicon <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront</span> <div class="street-address"> 1550 North Atlantic Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Cocoa Beach</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">32931-3268</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="28.338681">28° 20' 19.2516" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.607631">80° 36' 27.4716" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=28.338681+-80.607631+%281550+North+Atlantic+Ave.+%2C+Cocoa+Beach%2C+FL%2C+32931-3268%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2016/11/22/Wamicon.JPG" style="width: 208px; height: 90px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON) will focus on power amplifiers, semiconductors, and software for 5G wireless communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The conference will address up-to-date multidisciplinary research needs and interdisciplinary aspects of high efficiency power amplifiers, linearization enhancement techniques, and device modeling. The technical track includes various microwave applications, including wireless sensing, energy harvesting, radar, and nano devices/circuits. The program includes both oral and poster presentations as well as tutorials and special sessions.</p> </div> http://mwrf.com/ieee-wireless-and-microwave-technology-conference-wamicon#comments 28.338681 -80.607631 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:07:00 +0000 48961 at http://mwrf.com Macom, Going toward the Light, Buys Applied Micro for $770 Million http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/macom-going-toward-light-buys-applied-micro-770-million <div class="node-body article-body">The company’s appeal comes from its networking chips, which modulate electrical signals and share high-speed messages between servers.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/macom-going-toward-light-buys-applied-micro-770-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/macom-going-toward-light-buys-applied-micro-770-million#comments News Analog semiconductors Commercial Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:35:00 +0000 48951 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Choosing Between CW and Pulsed Power Amps http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps <div class="field-deck"> The electrical and mechanical design approaches taken with high-power RF/microwave amplifiers depend on whether they are intended for pulsed or CW applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significantly different operating conditions prevent power amplifiers from being freely exchanged between pulsed and continuous-wave (CW) applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:26:00 +0000 48931 at http://mwrf.com