Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en High Speed Interconnects and How to Accurately Characterize Your Device http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Signal integrity through interconnects, transmitters and receivers affect product reliability and system performance and has become a major challenge for designers of high speed systems. And the importance to effectively and accurately use Vector Network Analyzer (VNA’s) for time domain and frequency domain measurements has increased.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:36:00 +0000 31301 at http://mwrf.com Ambient RF Energy Supports Wireless Sensors http://mwrf.com/active-components/ambient-rf-energy-supports-wireless-sensors <div class="node-body article-body">Investigators from the U.S., Canada, and Spain study far-field, low-power-density energy-harvesting technology to enable self-sustaining wireless platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ambient-rf-energy-supports-wireless-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ambient-rf-energy-supports-wireless-sensors#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:29:00 +0000 31261 at http://mwrf.com Organic Substrates Aid Ultra-Miniaturization of WLAN Receiver http://mwrf.com/systems/organic-substrates-aid-ultra-miniaturization-wlan-receiver <div class="node-body article-body">Using chip-last embedded actives and passives in low-loss organic substrates, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are able to implement an ultra-thin WLAN Rx module.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/organic-substrates-aid-ultra-miniaturization-wlan-receiver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/organic-substrates-aid-ultra-miniaturization-wlan-receiver#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:02:00 +0000 31271 at http://mwrf.com Printing Wireless IoT Sensors http://mwrf.com/passive-components/printing-wireless-iot-sensors <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Toulouse, France, use inkjet printers to deposit carbon nanotubes on paper and other organic substrates, thus enabling IoT smart skins and zero-power electronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/printing-wireless-iot-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/printing-wireless-iot-sensors#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Systems Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:22:00 +0000 31281 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: Third of Four MUOS Satellites Successfully Launched http://mwrf.com/systems/update-third-four-muos-satellites-successfully-launched <div class="node-body article-body">The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, part of a system that leverages smartphone technology for secure satellite communications, has been delivered. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-third-four-muos-satellites-successfully-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-third-four-muos-satellites-successfully-launched#comments News Defense Systems Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:38:00 +0000 31001 at http://mwrf.com LTE Device Testing: from Theory to Measurement http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/lte-device-testing-theory-measurement <div class="node-body article-body">As more mobile devices are being equipped with LTE technology, understanding both theory and practical measurement techniques is necessary for everyone from troubleshooting technicians to design engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/lte-device-testing-theory-measurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/lte-device-testing-theory-measurement#comments National Instruments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:02:00 +0000 31231 at http://mwrf.com Enhance Active Load-Pull and Doherty PAs http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/enhance-active-load-pull-and-doherty-pas <div class="node-body article-body">Doherty PAs are becoming more common as modulation schemes increase in peak-to-average-power ratio. Using load-pull to optimize a Doherty PA design can lower device power levels and increase the PA design’s efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/enhance-active-load-pull-and-doherty-pas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/enhance-active-load-pull-and-doherty-pas#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:00 +0000 31241 at http://mwrf.com Generator Spans 25 to 6000 MHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/generator-spans-25-6000-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">This simple, low-cost signal generator is available for fundamental-frequency outputs from 25 MHz to 6 GHz and doubled-frequency outputs from 50 MHz to 12 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/generator-spans-25-6000-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/generator-spans-25-6000-mhz#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:04:00 +0000 30851 at http://mwrf.com Broadband Connectors Provide Extra Protection http://mwrf.com/passive-components/broadband-connectors-provide-extra-protection <div class="node-body article-body">These DC-pass rugged high-power connectors can be used indoors and outdoors in applications to 6 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/broadband-connectors-provide-extra-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/broadband-connectors-provide-extra-protection#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:43:00 +0000 30951 at http://mwrf.com YIG Oscillators Tune 2 to 13 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-tune-2-13-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">These surface-mount YIG-tuned oscillators are available in bands from 2 to 13 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-tune-2-13-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/yig-oscillators-tune-2-13-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 30941 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Boosts L-Band Applications http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-boosts-l-band-applications <div class="node-body article-body">This power amplifier provides 35 W output power from 800 to 2000 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-boosts-l-band-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-boosts-l-band-applications#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 30931 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise Amplifier Gains Ka-Band Range http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-amplifier-gains-ka-band-range <div class="node-body article-body">This coaxial low-noise amplifier operates from 27 to 31 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-amplifier-gains-ka-band-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-amplifier-gains-ka-band-range#comments MITEQ Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:15:00 +0000 30921 at http://mwrf.com Lowpass Filters Run 30 MHz to 3 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lowpass-filters-run-30-mhz-3-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of Chebyshev lowpass filter covers passbands through 3 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lowpass-filters-run-30-mhz-3-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lowpass-filters-run-30-mhz-3-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:06:00 +0000 30911 at http://mwrf.com PIN Diode Switches Tackle 200 W to 1 GHz http://mwrf.com/technologies/pin-diode-switches-tackle-200-w-1-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">These SP3T and SP4T diode switches handle high power levels to 1 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/pin-diode-switches-tackle-200-w-1-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/pin-diode-switches-tackle-200-w-1-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:38:00 +0000 30901 at http://mwrf.com Phase Shifter Tunes 150 to 300 MHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-tunes-150-300-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">This phase shifter helps tune signals from 150 to 300 MHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-tunes-150-300-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/phase-shifter-tunes-150-300-mhz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:29:00 +0000 30881 at http://mwrf.com Technology Forecast http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2015-01-21 <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, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 31221 at http://mwrf.com How to EM Simulate Large and Complex Objects http://mwrf.com/software/how-em-simulate-large-and-complex-objects <div class="field-deck"> To reduce costly trial and error troubleshooting and speed design cycles, EM simulators are using specialized methods, software, and hardware techniques. These features enable them to provide significant details into the EM behavior of massive objects and simulation environments. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To reduce costly trial and error troubleshooting and speed design cycles, EM simulators are using specialized methods, software, and hardware techniques. These features enable them to provide significant details into the EM behavior of massive objects and simulation environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/how-em-simulate-large-and-complex-objects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/how-em-simulate-large-and-complex-objects#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:38:00 +0000 31151 at http://mwrf.com How to EM Simulate Large and Complex Objects (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/how-em-simulate-large-and-complex-objects-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>What approaches would you take to electromagnetically (EM) simulate a large and/or complex structure or system? This question commonly faces engineers working on radar, macro-antenna placement...</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, 20 Jan 2015 21:26:00 +0000 31211 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Aaron Partridge, SiTime http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-aaron-partridge-sitime <div class="field-deck"> SiTime's founder and chief scientist discusses how MEMS timing solutions are opening the doors to low-cost RF and a plethora of Internet of Things devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SiTime's founder and chief scientist discusses how MEMS timing solutions are opening the doors to low-cost RF and a plethora of Internet of Things devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-aaron-partridge-sitime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-aaron-partridge-sitime#comments Commercial Components Defense Interviews Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:19:00 +0000 31181 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Aaron Partridge, SiTime (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inside-track-aaron-partridge-sitime-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>JJD: How have silicon microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) timing solutions advanced in recent years? AP: Timing is actually the first application of MEMS. The first devices that had all the components we now call MEMS were presented...</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, 20 Jan 2015 20:13:00 +0000 31191 at http://mwrf.com Before Embracing the Future, Secure Today http://mwrf.com/systems/embracing-future-secure-today <div class="node-body article-body">We’re at the dawn of an exciting new age in which everything will be connected—homes, cars, and more. The question is whether it will be secure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/embracing-future-secure-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/embracing-future-secure-today#comments Automotive Commercial Editor Columns Energy Medical Mobile Systems Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:57:00 +0000 31161 at http://mwrf.com Before Embracing the Future, Secure Today (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/embracing-future-secure-today-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Every new year is brimming with possibilities&mdash;especially this one. We are on the brink of the &ldquo;Internet of Things&rdquo; or &ldquo;Internet of Everything,&rdquo; which will connect us to each other...</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 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:51:00 +0000 31171 at http://mwrf.com Matching Circuit Materials to a Design Mission http://mwrf.com/materials/matching-circuit-materials-design-mission <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: isola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Materials for electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundations for many different analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs and should be chosen wisely. Selecting an optimum PCB material is a matter of meeting the requirements set by a particular application or application for that design, understanding how the key PCB performance parameters fill those requirements, and attempting to find the best PCB materials possible for the best prices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/matching-circuit-materials-design-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/matching-circuit-materials-design-mission#comments Materials White Paper Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:23:00 +0000 31141 at http://mwrf.com Software Simplifies Microwave Testing (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/software-simplifies-microwave-testing-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Measurements provide windows on performance, but RF/microwave measurements have grown in complexity in recent years as test equipment continues to gain in functionality and power. Fortunately, a personal computer (PC) &nbsp;with the right software can coordinate and simplify those measurements...</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 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:50:00 +0000 31131 at http://mwrf.com Software Simplifies Microwave Testing http://mwrf.com/software/software-simplifies-microwave-testing <div class="field-deck"> The second major release of BenchVue software provides flexible data logging, along with the capability to combine functionalities of different measurement equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This flexible and powerful test software is available free of charge for use with seven different types of measurement instruments and over 200 individual models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-simplifies-microwave-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-simplifies-microwave-testing#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Software Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:47:00 +0000 30841 at http://mwrf.com Touchscreens Simplify Oscilloscopes to 1 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/touchscreens-simplify-oscilloscopes-1-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These “general-purpose” DSOs and MSOs offer as many as four analog input channels and 16 digital input channels with touchscreens, zone triggering, and 3-dB bandwidths to 1 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This family of digital storage oscilloscopes offers 3-dB bandwidths to 1 GHz with the ease of operation provided by an 8.5-in. capacitive touch display screen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/touchscreens-simplify-oscilloscopes-1-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/touchscreens-simplify-oscilloscopes-1-ghz#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0000 30831 at http://mwrf.com Touchscreens Simplify Oscilloscopes to 1 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/touchscreens-simplify-oscilloscopes-1-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Mainstream measurements seem to grow in complexity, as evidenced by more and more functions being packed into electronic products. As a result, workhorse instruments such as oscilloscopes...</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 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:48:00 +0000 31121 at http://mwrf.com Antenna Tackles Wi-Fi and WiMAX http://mwrf.com/passive-components/antenna-tackles-wi-fi-and-wimax <div class="field-byline"> Mohammad Mahdi Shafiei, Mahmoud Moghavvemi, and Dr. Wan Nor Liza Mahadi </div> <div class="field-deck"> This slotted microstrip antenna handles both bands at 2.4 and 3.6 GHz with tight directional radiation patterns to provide efficient service for both Wi-Fi and WiMAX wireless communications applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact dual-band antenna was developed on microstrip for 2.4 and 3.6 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/antenna-tackles-wi-fi-and-wimax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/antenna-tackles-wi-fi-and-wimax#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:54:00 +0000 30811 at http://mwrf.com Antenna Tackles Wi-Fi and WiMAX (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/antenna-tackles-wi-fi-and-wimax-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>As wireless applications continue to expand, antennas that can handle more than one frequency band are gaining in importance. For two of the more popular wireless frequency bands&mdash;those for Wi-Fi/WiMAX applications at 2.4 and 3.6 GHz&mdash;a microstrip patch antenna was developed in a compact size...</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 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:50:00 +0000 31111 at http://mwrf.com Limiters Protect ADCs without Adding Harmonics (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/limiters-protect-adcs-without-adding-harmonics-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Modern receivers often use high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADC) to sample signals at intermediate frequencies (IFs) or even at radio frequencies (RFs), such as software-defined radios (SDR) receivers. However, the amplitude of an incoming signal may exceed...</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 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 31101 at http://mwrf.com