Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Amplifier Trims Noise from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This miniature monolithic surface-mount amplifier combines low noise figure and high gain across a broad bandwidth of 0.5 to 8.0 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This miniature packaged MMIC GaAs pHEMT low-noise amplifier (LNA) provides a versatile combination of low noise, high gain, and respectable output power from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:59:00 +0000 36461 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Trims Noise from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Amplifiers with low noise figures are usually relatively narrow in bandwidth, achieving the excellent noise performance through precise impedance matching for a given frequency range. The model PMA3-83LN+ low-noise amplifier (LNA) from Mini-Circuits breaks with tradition by...</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, 27 Aug 2015 20:57:00 +0000 36471 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: GPS III Control System Boosts Navigational Accuracy http://mwrf.com/systems/update-gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">Having maintained the Global Positioning System (GPS) since it was invented, the Department of Defense is again looking to upgrade it with a new satellite control system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy#comments News Defense Services Systems Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:00 +0000 35261 at http://mwrf.com <p>The GPS OCX control system&nbsp;is set to increase the number of satellites supported by the current GPS network and&nbsp;improve its overall&nbsp;targeting and tracking capabilities. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Our Editors http://mwrf.com/our-editors <div class="node-body page-body">Microwaves & RF's editorial staff consists of full-time staff and contributing experts.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/our-editors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:25 +0000 36451 at http://mwrf.com Oscilloscope Measurements Webcast Series http://mwrf.com/keysight/oscilloscope-measurements-webcast-series <div class="node-body page-body">Keysight Technologies offers a series of application-focused webcasts on the use of oscilloscopes to debug, analyze or validate leading edge designs. Hover your mouse pointer over the webcast title to get additional information. Select one or multiple webcasts, complete the form on the right and click register.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/keysight/oscilloscope-measurements-webcast-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:07:05 +0000 36441 at http://mwrf.com Small-Cell and LTE Industry Groups Agree to Collaborate on 5G Standards http://mwrf.com/systems/small-cell-and-lte-industry-groups-agree-collaborate-5g-standards <div class="node-body article-body">The Small Cell Forum and 4G Americas have signed an agreement to develop 5G standards in the field of strategically-deployed small cells. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/small-cell-and-lte-industry-groups-agree-collaborate-5g-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/small-cell-and-lte-industry-groups-agree-collaborate-5g-standards#comments News Semiconductors Services Systems Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:20:00 +0000 36431 at http://mwrf.com <p>Small-cell deployments that support LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) with carrier aggregation are expected to have a significant role in constructing 5G networks. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Dual C- and Ku-Band Payload Replaces Outdated Broadcast Satellites http://mwrf.com/systems/dual-c-and-ku-band-payload-replaces-outdated-broadcast-satellites <div class="node-body article-body">The Intelsat-34 is set to replace both the Intelsat-805 and Galaxy-11 satellites, providing increased coverage for broadcast television services in South America and mobile communications in the North Atlantic ocean.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/dual-c-and-ku-band-payload-replaces-outdated-broadcast-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/dual-c-and-ku-band-payload-replaces-outdated-broadcast-satellites#comments Commercial Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 36381 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Intelsat-34 satellite in a Space Systems/Loral&nbsp;production facility. (Image courtesy of SSL).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Making Links with Cables and Connectors http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-links-cables-and-connectors <div class="field-deck"> Interconnecting components come in many shapes and sizes, with performance a function of rigidity or flexibility, mechanical design, and construction materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cables and connectors serve a wide range of frequencies and performance levels for high-frequency applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-links-cables-and-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-links-cables-and-connectors#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:07:00 +0000 36361 at http://mwrf.com Making Links with Cables and Connectors (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/making-links-cables-and-connectors-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Cables and connectors are often overlooked in the course of designing a high-frequency system. Specifiers typically consider basic requirements&mdash;including frequency range, insertion loss, impedance, power-handling capability, and even length and diameter&mdash;but a number of other cable/connector characteristics can impact system performance. Not all cables, connectors, and cable assemblies are the same...</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 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:52:00 +0000 36371 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: Final MUOS Satellite Delivered for Pre-Launch Tests http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The fourth and final satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) has been delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where it will conduct a series of pre-launch tests prior to a scheduled August launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests#comments Active components Defense Mobile Systems Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 35501 at http://mwrf.com <p>MUOS-4, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications network, has been shipped to Cape Canaveral from Lockheed Martin&rsquo;s satellite manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> Making Measurements Portable By Design http://mwrf.com/blog/making-measurements-portable-design <div class="node-body blog-body">Portability provides flexibility in testing. At one time, that portability might have come with some tradeoffs in performance and capability compared to larger and heavier benchtop instruments...</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/making-measurements-portable-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/making-measurements-portable-design#comments Test & Measurement Measuring Progress Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:55:00 +0000 36331 at http://mwrf.com Introduction to RF Design - Part 1 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/introduction-rf-design-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RF Design or the process of transmitting information wirelessly is utilized in devices ranging from mobile phones to satellite TV to wireless Internet connections and Bluetooth devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/introduction-rf-design-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/introduction-rf-design-part-1#comments Analog semiconductors Passive components Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:06:00 +0000 36321 at http://mwrf.com Radar Grows from Military Tool to Everyday Use http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-grows-military-tool-everyday-use <div class="field-deck"> Radar technology has greatly evolved over more than seven decades of development, now serving many different commercial and military applications on the ground, in the air, and at sea. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radar systems continue to expand in technology, being widely used for civilian, industry, and military applications on land, sea, and in the air. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-grows-military-tool-everyday-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-grows-military-tool-everyday-use#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:45:00 +0000 36301 at http://mwrf.com The Latest Microwaves & RF Products http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Products Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 36211 at http://mwrf.com AEHF Satellite Terminal Completes Security Design Review http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review <div class="node-body article-body">An interdisciplinary research team has completed a review of security elements for an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite terminal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review#comments Active components Defense Mobile Semiconductors Systems Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:15:00 +0000 36291 at http://mwrf.com <p>A Lockheed Martin technician inspects part of an&nbsp;AEHF&nbsp;satellite as it prepares to enter active service in support of United States military forces. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> Free Handbook Explains Digitizers http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/free-handbook-explains-digitizers <div class="node-body article-body">A free 120-page handbook serves as a guide to the acquisition and use of digitizers for the test bench. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/free-handbook-explains-digitizers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/free-handbook-explains-digitizers#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Products Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:28:00 +0000 36281 at http://mwrf.com SSPA is Bidirectional from 4.4 to 5.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A compact unit with multiple amplifiers and control circuitry can handle transmit and receive functions at 4.4 to 5.0 GHz and other frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 36271 at http://mwrf.com EM Switches Channel DC to 33.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of EM switches provides long-life operation across a total frequency range of DC to 33.5 GHz, depending upon model. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000 36261 at http://mwrf.com Correlate Measurements Between Portable and Benchtop Instruments http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/correlate-measurements-between-portable-and-benchtop-instruments <div class="node-body article-body">Correlating measurements across different operating conditions can improve the effectiveness of portable and benchtop analyzers used together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/correlate-measurements-between-portable-and-benchtop-instruments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/correlate-measurements-between-portable-and-benchtop-instruments#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000 36201 at http://mwrf.com Sizing Up Specifications for Microwave Dividers and Couplers http://mwrf.com/passive-components/sizing-specifications-microwave-dividers-and-couplers <div class="node-body article-body">This eight-page application note provides a clear background on RF/microwave power dividers and directional combiners and how to select the components for applications in different high-frequency applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/sizing-specifications-microwave-dividers-and-couplers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/sizing-specifications-microwave-dividers-and-couplers#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:05:00 +0000 36221 at http://mwrf.com Wireless-Charging Technology Works With Metal Cases http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/wireless-charging-technology-works-metal-cases <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm Inc. has upgraded the Rezence wireless charging specification in its WiPower charging pads, allowing them to charge devices with metal backs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/wireless-charging-technology-works-metal-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/wireless-charging-technology-works-metal-cases#comments News Active components Energy Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 36251 at http://mwrf.com <p>Qualcomm has upgraded the Rezence&nbsp;wireless charging specification in its WiPower charging pads, allowing them to charge devices with metal backs. (Image courtesy of the Alliance For Wireless Power).</p> Demod/Mod Unit Runs 400 to 3600 MHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/demodmod-unit-runs-400-3600-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">This miniature demodulator/modulator covers 400 to 3600 MHz and features low-power operation with low distortion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/demodmod-unit-runs-400-3600-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/demodmod-unit-runs-400-3600-mhz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:51:00 +0000 36241 at http://mwrf.com Voracious Wi-Fi Consumption Drives WLAN Market Growth http://mwrf.com/systems/voracious-wi-fi-consumption-drives-wlan-market-growth <div class="node-body article-body">As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the market for WLAN equipment will experience a wave of revenue growth through 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/voracious-wi-fi-consumption-drives-wlan-market-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/voracious-wi-fi-consumption-drives-wlan-market-growth#comments Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:30:00 +0000 36231 at http://mwrf.com <p>As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the market for WLAN equipment will experience a wave of revenue growth through 2020. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> IoT and 5G Highlighted at NIWeek 2015 http://mwrf.com/blog/iot-and-5g-highlighted-niweek-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Every year since the late 1990s, National Instruments has been presenting its unique NIWeek conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/line-sight">Line of Sight</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/iot-and-5g-highlighted-niweek-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/iot-and-5g-highlighted-niweek-2015#comments National Instruments Commercial Industrial Software Systems Line of Sight Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:32:00 +0000 36191 at http://mwrf.com Sheets Form Fast PCB Shields http://mwrf.com/materials/sheets-form-fast-pcb-shields <div class="node-body article-body">Ready-to-use shielding sheets are available in prefabricated SAE and metric sizes, and can be easily cut to required forms using scissors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/sheets-form-fast-pcb-shields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/sheets-form-fast-pcb-shields#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Products Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:22:00 +0000 36181 at http://mwrf.com Digital Phase Shifter Adjusts 2 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-phase-shifter-adjusts-2-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">An 8-b digital phase shifter provides 1-deg. resolution from 0 to 255 deg. across a frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-phase-shifter-adjusts-2-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-phase-shifter-adjusts-2-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:25:00 +0000 36171 at http://mwrf.com Compact Unit Blends IDAS Combiner, Duplexer http://mwrf.com/passive-components/compact-unit-blends-idas-combiner-duplexer <div class="node-body article-body">This compact integrated assembly includes a duplexer and three-way power divider for use at 1900 and 2300 MHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/compact-unit-blends-idas-combiner-duplexer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/compact-unit-blends-idas-combiner-duplexer#comments Industrial Passive components Products Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:43:00 +0000 36161 at http://mwrf.com Dual-Channel Generator Tunes 54 MHz to 13.6 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/dual-channel-generator-tunes-54-mhz-136-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A low-cost dual-channel signal generator provides +20-dBm signals to 13.6 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/dual-channel-generator-tunes-54-mhz-136-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/dual-channel-generator-tunes-54-mhz-136-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Products Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:15:00 +0000 36151 at http://mwrf.com Spectrum Analyzer Reads Signals to 85 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/spectrum-analyzer-reads-signals-85-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband signal/spectrum analyzer covers 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single measurement sweep. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/spectrum-analyzer-reads-signals-85-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/spectrum-analyzer-reads-signals-85-ghz#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Defense Industrial Products Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:57:00 +0000 36141 at http://mwrf.com VCO Cuts Phase Noise at 3650 MHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-cuts-phase-noise-3650-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">A low-noise VCO tunes to 3650 MHz and delivers +7 dBm output power in a compact, surface-mount package.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-cuts-phase-noise-3650-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/vco-cuts-phase-noise-3650-mhz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 36131 at http://mwrf.com