Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Develop a BPF from a Compact DGS LPF http://mwrf.com/passive-components/develop-bpf-compact-dgs-lpf <div class="field-byline"> Ahmed Boutejdar </div> <div class="field-deck"> This technique provides a “two-for-one” design strategy, creating a miniature bandpass filter from a compact lowpass filter with low insertion loss and broad stopband. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Defected ground structures (DGS) can be applied to the design of high-performance, miniature RF/microwave filters fabricated on conventional PCB materials. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/develop-bpf-compact-dgs-lpf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/develop-bpf-compact-dgs-lpf#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:18:00 +0000 47491 at http://mwrf.com Power Supply Rejection Ratio (PSRR) in RF Circuit Designs http://mwrf.com/blog/power-supply-rejection-ratio-psrr-rf-circuit-designs-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Is it Power Supply Rejection Ratio, Power Supply Ripple Rejection, or Supply Ripple? Yes! PSRR (Power Supply Rejection Ratio) is all three!... </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/power-supply-rejection-ratio-psrr-rf-circuit-designs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/power-supply-rejection-ratio-psrr-rf-circuit-designs-0#comments Components Test & Measurement Inside Frequency Control Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:04:00 +0000 47481 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Standards 2016 Wall Chart http://mwrf.com/learning-resources/wireless-standards-2016-wall-chart <div class="node-body article-body">Wireless Standards 2016 Wall Chart</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/learning-resources/wireless-standards-2016-wall-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/learning-resources/wireless-standards-2016-wall-chart#comments Learning Resources Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:40:00 +0000 47471 at http://mwrf.com GaN, Open Systems, Low-SWaP Platforms Transform the Military Sector http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector <div class="field-deck"> To meet the needs of today’s military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the needs of today’s military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector#comments Materials Defense Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0000 47451 at http://mwrf.com ZigBee 3.0 Shows its Power http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-30-shows-its-power <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper describes ZigBee 3.0, explaining the role it plays in the Internet of Things (IoT). </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-30-shows-its-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-30-shows-its-power#comments Commercial Services Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:28:00 +0000 47441 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Simulation Software Fosters New Wireless Standards http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-fosters-new-wireless-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Simulation software can aid the development of new wireless technologies, such as Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT). </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-fosters-new-wireless-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-fosters-new-wireless-standards#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Industrial Software Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:10:00 +0000 47411 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> GaN: From Esoteric Tech to Market Mainstay http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay <div class="field-byline"> Mark Murphy, MACOM </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ascending from its nascent potential, gallium nitride is now a mainstream technology as evidenced by its adoption into more commercial applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ascending from its nascent potential, gallium nitride is now a mainstream technology as evidenced by its adoption into more commercial applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:32:00 +0000 47421 at http://mwrf.com New Geostationary Weather Satellites Prepare for Launch in Florida http://mwrf.com/systems/new-geostationary-weather-satellites-prepare-launch-florida <div class="node-body article-body">A new weather satellite designed to monitor hurricanes and other severe weather more accurately is being prepped for launch at a testing facility in Florida.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/new-geostationary-weather-satellites-prepare-launch-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/new-geostationary-weather-satellites-prepare-launch-florida#comments News Active components Systems Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:15:00 +0000 47401 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration).</p> Raytheon Takes Contract for Scalable Aircraft Carrier Radars http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars <div class="node-body article-body">The contract stands out as the latest vote of confidence for inexpensive radars that can be linked together and customized for different applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars#comments News Active components Defense Semiconductors Systems Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000 47391 at http://mwrf.com <p>Raytheon&#39;s Air and Missile Defense Radar&nbsp;is comprised of individual radar modules, which can be stacked to control aperture size. (Image courtesy of Raytheon).</p> Smaller Synthesizers Strive for Greater Stability http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability <div class="field-deck"> Frequency synthesizers continue to integrate more functionality into ever-smaller packages with lower power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frequency synthesizers are available as single-frequency and broadband units, from tiny ICs to full subsystems including control and power-supply circuitry. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:04:00 +0000 47371 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves and RF Library Focus On Mixers e-Book Compendium http://mwrf.com/ebooks/microwaves-and-rf-library-focus-mixers-e-book-compendium <div class="node-body article-body">Take the mystery out of mixers. Download this compendium of technical articles from the editors of Microwaves & RF magazine and technical contributors.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/ebooks/microwaves-and-rf-library-focus-mixers-e-book-compendium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/ebooks/microwaves-and-rf-library-focus-mixers-e-book-compendium#comments eBooks Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:35:00 +0000 47361 at http://mwrf.com Improve TPMS Design Flow with Circuit Design Software and EM Verification http://mwrf.com/software/improve-tpms-design-flow-circuit-design-software-and-em-verification <div class="field-byline"> Nicolas Henriet, Sensata Technologies </div> <div class="field-deck"> To meet the latest performance requirements for tire-pressure monitoring systems, designers are turning to high-frequency design software. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the latest performance requirements for tire-pressure monitoring systems, designers are turning to high-frequency design software.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/improve-tpms-design-flow-circuit-design-software-and-em-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/improve-tpms-design-flow-circuit-design-software-and-em-verification#comments Automotive Software Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:34:00 +0000 47321 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (8/21-8/27) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-821-827 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for transmit integrated circuits or double-throw switches, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-821-827" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-821-827#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, 24 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000 47271 at http://mwrf.com Improve TPMS Design Flow with Circuit Design Software and EM Verification (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/improve-tpms-design-flow-circuit-design-software-and-em-verification-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Automobile safety concerns are increasing worldwide, which has led many countries to issue legal mandates that encourage a variety of car safety features. One such system, the tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS), offers as a very effective 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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:39:00 +0000 47341 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Standards 2016 (Wall Chart) http://mwrf.com/wireless-standards-2016 <div class="node-body page-body">Download the 2016 Wireless Standards wall chart. Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz</div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/wireless-standards-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Learning Resources Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:59:38 +0000 47331 at http://mwrf.com Software Models 3D Device Processes http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes <div class="field-deck"> This physics-based simulation software models physical, chemical, and electrical effects of semiconductor and MEMS fabrication processes, and can trace defects to a source. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sixth generation of this process modeling software can solve for device and structure capacitances and resistances. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:31:00 +0000 47281 at http://mwrf.com Software Models 3D Device Processes (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/software-models-3d-device-processes-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Predicting the outcome of advanced processes, such as those for fabricating semiconductors or microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) devices, can be extremely complex. The calculations are not made any easier as device features...</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, 24 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 47291 at http://mwrf.com Material Knowledge Shapes Advanced Antennas http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas <div class="field-deck"> By combining a geometric approach using polymer-based dielectric materials, one company is literally changing the face of high-frequency antenna design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovative antenna design technology has enabled a new breed of DRAs that can be shaped to fit mechanical requirements. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:19:00 +0000 47301 at http://mwrf.com Flexible Radios Deliver High-Speed IoT Data Links http://mwrf.com/systems/flexible-radios-deliver-high-speed-iot-data-links <div class="field-deck"> These 900-MHz radio solutions provide fast data throughput and several serial ports for transferring IoT sensor data to the Internet, across line-of-sight distances to 40 miles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This series of high-data-rate wireless radios operates in the unlicensed frequency band from 902 to 928 MHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/flexible-radios-deliver-high-speed-iot-data-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/flexible-radios-deliver-high-speed-iot-data-links#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:39:00 +0000 47241 at http://mwrf.com Flexible Radios Deliver High-Speed IoT Data Links (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/flexible-radios-deliver-high-speed-iot-data-links-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Sensors everywhere: That&rsquo;s one possible vision of the future, made all the more plausible with Internet of Things (IoT) devices providing the means to remotely control just about anything electronic. But getting the volume of ...</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> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:26:00 +0000 47251 at http://mwrf.com EMP Protection for the Defense Market http://mwrf.com/passive-components/emp-protection-defense-market <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HUBER+SUHNER </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics are a key factor in military battlefield success today. Electronic warfare includes all measures to maintain friendly operations and disturb hostile ones. Electromagnetic energy is employed for many important supporting activities like communications, navigation, detection, identification, interception and reconnaissance. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/emp-protection-defense-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/emp-protection-defense-market#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Passive components Systems White Paper Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:15:00 +0000 47051 at http://mwrf.com The Evolving Wireless World Requires a New Test Approach http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach <div class="field-deck"> Modular instrumentation and FPGA-enabled user programmability are key ingredients in measurement solutions for present-day and enhanced future wireless communications equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A modular approach to measurements rather than traditional “one-box” test systems clears the way for meeting the test challenges of next-generation wireless standards.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach#comments National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:11:00 +0000 47221 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between Microstrip and Stripline? http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline <div class="field-deck"> The two most popular RF/microwave transmission-line formats—microstrip and stripline—have distinguishing characteristics that designers need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two most popular RF/microwave transmission-line formats are microstrip and stripline, with some distinct differences. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0000 47201 at http://mwrf.com A Primer on Circulators and Isolators http://mwrf.com/components/primer-circulators-and-isolators <div class="field-deck"> These essential devices help direct the flow of microwave signals in RF equipment and systems. Here’s what you need to know about them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These essential devices help direct the flow of microwave signals in RF equipment and systems. Here’s what you need to know about them.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/primer-circulators-and-isolators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/primer-circulators-and-isolators#comments Components Systems Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:54:00 +0000 47181 at http://mwrf.com A Primer on Circulators and Isolators (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/primer-circulators-and-isolators-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Circulators and isolators are three-port passive electronic devices that help direct the flow of microwave signals in RF equipment and systems. A port is defined as a connection point for either an input signal...</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 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:07:00 +0000 47191 at http://mwrf.com I/Q Demodulator Processes 1-GHz Bandwidths to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This zero-IF in-phase/quadrature demodulator provides the RF and IF bandwidths needed for the next generation of wideband-modulated wireless communications applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Model LTC5586 is a zero-IF I/Q demodulator with frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz and IF (I and Q) bandwidth of dc to 1 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:52:00 +0000 47161 at http://mwrf.com Mercury Systems Builds its Way Up http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way <div class="node-body blog-body">A recent visit to Mercury Systems’ facility in Hudson, NH provided insight into the company’s latest developments.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way#comments Defense Systems Filtering Noise Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:46:00 +0000 47141 at http://mwrf.com Laminates Lay Foundation for 5G Antenna Circuits http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits <div class="field-deck"> These evolutionary circuit laminates represent cost-effective solutions for low-loss antennas and active antenna arrays, both in current 4G and emerging 5G wireless systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A low-loss circuit laminate provides material characteristics that are well-suited for the design and manufacture of antennas for wireless communications systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Components Defense Industrial Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:15:00 +0000 47111 at http://mwrf.com Laminates Lay Foundation for 5G Antenna Circuits (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Antennas are the seen and unseen components within every wireless communications link. Some populate large cellular towers on hillsides. Others receive and transmit signals within buildings...</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 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:14:00 +0000 47121 at http://mwrf.com YIG Oscillators Offer 20-MHz FM Bandwidth http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-offer-20-mhz-fm-bandwidth <div class="field-deck"> Several lines of YIG-based RF/microwave oscillators in different package configurations have been enhanced with 3-dB frequency modulation capabilities of 20 MHz or more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Different RF/microwave YIG oscillator types operating through 40 GHz and higher are now available with 3-dB FM bandwidths in excess of 20 MHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-offer-20-mhz-fm-bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-offer-20-mhz-fm-bandwidth#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:10:00 +0000 47091 at http://mwrf.com