Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Surface-Mount Mixers Extend to 33 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>From radios to test equipment, microwave mixers are still at the heart of many high-frequency systems. A trio of new discrete mixers from MACOM Technology Solutions packs outstanding frequency-conversion performance...</p> <div> <strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 27461 at http://mwrf.com Surface-Mount Mixers Extend to 33 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These miniature passive and active mixers provide broad frequency coverage with low distortion and low noise using low-level signals across wide frequency bands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This trio of surface-mount mixers supports a variety of different communications applications as high as 33 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 27441 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Sensor System Stalls Car Thieves http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-sensor-system-stalls-car-thieves <div class="field-byline"> An Junfeng, Lumeng Meng, Shandong Laiwu, and Shandong Zibo </div> <div class="field-deck"> This wireless sensor system can make it more difficult to borrow or steal someone else’s car or switch license plates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This wireless sensor system can help guard against automobile theft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-sensor-system-stalls-car-thieves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-sensor-system-stalls-car-thieves#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 27311 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Sensor System Stalls Car Thieves (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/wireless-sensor-system-stalls-car-thieves-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div> Vehicle theft, it goes without saying, is never something pleasant to experience. Luckily, it is now possible to limit its frequency. The wireless sensor system described ...</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 27451 at http://mwrf.com Coaxial Isolator Fits SOTM Terminals http://mwrf.com/passive-components/coaxial-isolator-fits-sotm-terminals <div class="node-body article-body">A compact Ka-band isolator provides protection for SOTM terminals operating from 27.5 to 30.5 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/coaxial-isolator-fits-sotm-terminals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/coaxial-isolator-fits-sotm-terminals#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 27431 at http://mwrf.com Phase Shifter Adjusts 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-adjusts-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A high-resolution phase shifter provides precise phase control of signals from DC through 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-adjusts-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-adjusts-18-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:46:00 +0000 27421 at http://mwrf.com Cables Connect Airframe Assemblies http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cables-connect-airframe-assemblies <div class="node-body article-body">These lightweight coaxial cables provide low loss and high power handling capabilities through 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cables-connect-airframe-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cables-connect-airframe-assemblies#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 27411 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise VCO Tunes 1 to 2 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This compact voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) covers 1 to 2 GHz with low noise and high linearity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 27401 at http://mwrf.com GaN in Plastic Powers Pulses http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses <div class="node-body article-body">This plastic-packaged GaN power module boosts radar signals from 960 to 1215 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 27391 at http://mwrf.com ZigBee Update Brings Mesh Networking to 920-MHz HEMS http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems <div class="node-body article-body">The 920IP ZigBee standard update supports home energy-management systems (HEMS) through the use of wireless mesh networking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems#comments News Active components Services Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 27381 at http://mwrf.com Military Blimp-Borne Radar Stays Aloft for 30 Days http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days <div class="node-body article-body">Comprising a system of two radars and helium-filled aerostats, JLENS further enhances missile defense capabilities in current ballistic intercept systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days#comments News Defense Systems Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:26:00 +0000 27371 at http://mwrf.com <p>One JLENS orbit can provide the same 24/7 coverage for a 30-day period that 5 fixed wing surveillance aircraft provide. (Images courtesy of Raytheon)</p> Limiter Handles 200 W at 500 MHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/limiter-handles-200-w-500-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">This compact limiter handles 200 W CW power from 10 to 500 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/limiter-handles-200-w-500-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/limiter-handles-200-w-500-mhz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 27361 at http://mwrf.com Attenuators Pad 3 GHz at 75 Ω http://mwrf.com/passive-components/attenuators-pad-3-ghz-75 <div class="node-body article-body">A line of 75-Ω step attenuators is well suited for video and broadcast duties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/attenuators-pad-3-ghz-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/attenuators-pad-3-ghz-75#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 27351 at http://mwrf.com Low-PIM Terminations Extend to 2.7 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/low-pim-terminations-extend-27-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial terminations handle CW power levels to 50 W across a frequency range of 0.698 through 2.700 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/low-pim-terminations-extend-27-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/low-pim-terminations-extend-27-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 27341 at http://mwrf.com Chip Amplifier Gains 50 GHz http://mwrf.com/technologies/chip-amplifier-gains-50-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This low-noise distributed GaAs MMIC amplifier is supplied in chip form for applications from DC to 50 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/chip-amplifier-gains-50-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/chip-amplifier-gains-50-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:57:00 +0000 27331 at http://mwrf.com <p>Model CMD 206 is a low-noise GaAs amplifier supplied in die form for applications from DC to 50 GHz.&nbsp;</p> Switch Matrices Control DC to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of switch matrices includes models with as many as 24 switch matrices in rack-mount housings operating as high as 40 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 27321 at http://mwrf.com <p>Switch matrices in the FlexMatrix family are available in a variety of input/output configurations at frequencies to 40 GHz.&nbsp;</p> Method Eases Monopulse System Jamming http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming <div class="field-byline"> Dianfei Pan, Naiping Cheng, and Yanshan Bian, Department of Optical and Electrical Equipment, Academy of Equipment, Beijing, China </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An adaptive monopulse radar technique helps cancel interference from composite mainlobe and/or sidelobe jamming while preserving target angle estimation accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 27291 at http://mwrf.com New! Wi-Fi Standards Poster http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/new-wi-fi-standards-poster <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tektronix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Get Your Personal Wi-Fi Poster for your Desk or Lab! Get access to this new educational Wi-Fi standards poster. All aspects of 802.11 Wi-Fi physical layer and transmitter measurements are covered:</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/new-wi-fi-standards-poster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/new-wi-fi-standards-poster#comments Systems Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 27131 at http://mwrf.com Signal Analyzer Merges FFT With Swept-Spectrum Capabilities http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities <div class="field-byline"> Curtis Ellzey &amp; Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agilent Technologies recently showcased its fast-Fourier-transform (FFT)-based PXI signal analyzer, which has the ability to “sweep” a FFT window over multiple gigahertz frequencies much like swept spectrum analyzers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities#comments Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 27281 at http://mwrf.com Seeing Jitter in an Eye Diagram http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/seeing-jitter-eye-diagram <div class="node-body article-body">Using probability mass functions to represent both intersymbol interference (ISI) and jitter, a method of statistical simulation can be developed to consider their effects in tandem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/seeing-jitter-eye-diagram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/seeing-jitter-eye-diagram#comments Commercial Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 27261 at http://mwrf.com <p>Two-dimensional jitter can be analyzed at various stages of a waveform using statistical-analysis tools.</p> Interference-Free Millimeter-Wave Radios Promise Security http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security <div class="node-body article-body">Using unlicensed millimeter-wave bands may be the next step toward higher-bandwidth and higher-security commercial communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security#comments Commercial Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 27231 at http://mwrf.com Quick Charge Technology Delivers Up To 60 W http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w <div class="node-body article-body">Quick Charge 2.0 features a variety of upgrades to improve charging times and expand adoption rates into a variety of devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w#comments News Active components Commercial Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 27251 at http://mwrf.com <p><em><strong>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</strong></em></p> Missile Defense System Uses Dual Radars To Optimize Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">The ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system, in conjunction with an exoatmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) device, successfully tracked and destroyed a targeted threat during testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking#comments News Active components Defense Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 27241 at http://mwrf.com <p>In development since 1998, the GMD system incorporates features such as early detection and tracking during the boost phase, midcourse target discrimination, and precision intercept and destruction of inbound intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS). (Images courtesy of Boeing)</p> Amplifiers & Oscillators http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2014-07-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 27271 at http://mwrf.com Proving Installed Performance of Airframe Microwave Assemblies http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Military aircraft manufacturers have accepted the practice of replacing microwave assemblies because they get damaged during installation in airframe platforms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies#comments Systems White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 27221 at http://mwrf.com Selecting Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies for Reliable Performance Over Time http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent study showed that users of microwave/RF cable assemblies expect high-quality, long-lasting performance; however, more than 75 percent of these users are replacing their assemblies frequently, with the most common cause of failure identified as damage during installation or operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time#comments Systems White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:00 +0000 27211 at http://mwrf.com Reducing Life Cycle Costs with Reliable Airframe Microwave Assemblies http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft manufacturers can no longer afford the total costs associated with airframe microwave assemblies that fail because of rigorous installation and the extreme conditions of aerospace. W. L. Gore & Associates evaluated the performance of </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies#comments Systems Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:55:00 +0000 27201 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: SBIRS GEO Satellites Track Missiles Using Infrared Data http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data <div class="node-body article-body">Using a multi-level platform of ground systems, satellites, and payloads, the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) helps to build a database of missiles through their infrared characteristics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data#comments News Systems Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:00 +0000 22351 at http://mwrf.com <p>The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite, shown here in an artist&#39;s rendering with the system&#39;s scanning and staring sensors, is exceeding performance expectations. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.)</p> Cost-Effective Models Simulate SMT Components (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div> Accurate models of surface-mount-technology (SMT) components are often required when using modern high-frequency computer-aided-engineering (CAE) circuit simulators. This is becoming more commonplace as the frequency range and use of available...</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:00 +0000 27191 at http://mwrf.com Cost-Effective Models Simulate SMT Components http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components <div class="field-byline"> Nils Nazoa and Nick Ridler </div> <div class="field-deck"> Precision vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements needn’t be expensive when using a low-cost PC-based analyzer and FR-4 based test jig. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Careful measurements are instrumental in creating accurate RF/microwave software models of surface-mount-technology (SMT) components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:00 +0000 27091 at http://mwrf.com