Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Inside Track: Chris Kneizys, President/CEO of Micro-Coax (Part 2) http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> A Q&A exploring coaxial-cable materials and construction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Probably the most common means of protecting these materials from oxidation is through the use of barrier coatings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-2#comments Components Passive components Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:14:00 +0000 33341 at http://mwrf.com Compact Power Module Drives 6 To 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-power-module-drives-6-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This compact power-amplifier module provides 50 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-power-module-drives-6-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/compact-power-module-drives-6-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:22:00 +0000 33301 at http://mwrf.com <p>Model BME69189-50 is a compact microwave power module (MPM) that delivers 50 W continuous-wave output power from 6 to 18 GHz.</p> Four-Channel MMIC Powers 28-GHz Systems http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/four-channel-mmic-powers-28-ghz-systems <div class="node-body article-body">This four-channel MMIC amplifier provide high gain from 26 to 30 GHz</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/four-channel-mmic-powers-28-ghz-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/four-channel-mmic-powers-28-ghz-systems#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:07:00 +0000 33291 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track: Chris Kneizys, President/CEO of Micro-Coax (Part 1) http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> A Q&A exploring coaxial-cable materials and construction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The materials used for these different types of cable do not vary all that much. Obviously, the construction and longevity of the product depend upon type.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-chris-kneizys-presidentceo-micro-coax-part-1#comments Components Passive components Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:28:00 +0000 33281 at http://mwrf.com Real-Time Scope “Sees” to 70 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-sees-70-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This compact housing belies the innovative architecture that carries this new series of digital oscilloscopes to measurements across an analog bandwidth of 70 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This high-speed oscilloscope incorporates an innovative measurement approach to reduce noise across a wide 70-GHz bandwidth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-sees-70-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/real-time-scope-sees-70-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:38:00 +0000 33251 at http://mwrf.com IMS 2015: Everything Else You Need to Know http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-everything-else-you-need-know <div class="node-body article-body">At IMS 2015, there will be a plethora of special events, honorary sessions, exhibits, and even a boot camp or two. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-everything-else-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-everything-else-you-need-know#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Digital semiconductors Energy Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:14:00 +0000 33261 at http://mwrf.com Real-Time Scope “Sees” to 70 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/real-time-scope-sees-70-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Use of the frequency spectrum continues to climb into the higher frequencies. Once a curiosity, millimeter-wave frequencies are becoming commonplace...</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 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:48:00 +0000 33271 at http://mwrf.com Novel Transmission Line Impacts Antenna Design http://mwrf.com/passive-components/novel-transmission-line-impacts-antenna-design <div class="field-byline"> Tian-Peng Li, Guang-Ming Wang, Chen-Xin Zhang, and Bin-Feng Zong </div> <div class="field-deck"> This antenna design approach takes advantage of composite-right/left-handed (CRLH) transmission lines to shrink the size of patch antennas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Based on a novel composite-right/left-handed (CRLH) transmission line, a microstrip patch antenna achieves a dramatic size reduction compared to standard patch antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/novel-transmission-line-impacts-antenna-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/novel-transmission-line-impacts-antenna-design#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 33231 at http://mwrf.com Novel Transmission Line Impacts Antenna Design (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/novel-transmission-line-impacts-antenna-design-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Demand for electrically small antennas continues to soar, particularly among mobile electronic applications. Though the benefits are significant, these antennas...</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 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +0000 33241 at http://mwrf.com High-End Oscilloscopes Receive Performance Boosts http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-end-oscilloscopes-receive-performance-boosts <div class="node-body article-body">These high-speed oscilloscopes have been upgraded to make measurements to 100 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-end-oscilloscopes-receive-performance-boosts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-end-oscilloscopes-receive-performance-boosts#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:12:00 +0000 33201 at http://mwrf.com Bias Module Keeps GaN Devices Protected http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/bias-module-keeps-gan-devices-protected <div class="field-deck"> This compact bias controller and sequencer module can be used to power GaN and GaAs power devices for testing without making mistakes of applying the wrong voltage first. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This bias controller and sequencer can be used to power and test large-signal GaN and GaAs semiconductor devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/bias-module-keeps-gan-devices-protected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/bias-module-keeps-gan-devices-protected#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:00 +0000 33181 at http://mwrf.com Bias Module Keeps GaN Devices Protected (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/bias-module-keeps-gan-devices-protected-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Gallium-nitride (GaN) power transistors and integrated circuits (ICs) have caught on quickly for large-signal applications in commercial and military systems. The technology offers impressive power levels...</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, 14 Apr 2015 20:36:00 +0000 33191 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference between TWTAs and SSPAs? (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/what-s-difference-between-twtas-and-sspas-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Amplifiers come in many shapes and sizes, especially as device technologies such as gallium nitride (GaN) have achieved high output levels in small packages. But in some cases, older technologies such as traveling-wave-tube amplifiers (TWTAs) are still...</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, 14 Apr 2015 20:14:00 +0000 33171 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between TWTAs and SSPAs? http://mwrf.com/technologies/what-s-difference-between-twtas-and-sspas <div class="field-deck"> Where size and weight were once clear differentials between tube and solid-state amplifiers, traveling-wave tubes and their power supplies have become considerably more compact. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The comparison between solid-state and tube RF/microwave amplifiers is no longer the obvious difference in size, weight, and power. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/what-s-difference-between-twtas-and-sspas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/what-s-difference-between-twtas-and-sspas#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:54:00 +0000 33161 at http://mwrf.com The Evolution of Microwave and MM-Wave CMOS ICs http://mwrf.com/active-components/evolution-microwave-and-mm-wave-cmos-ics <div class="node-body article-body">Since the 1970s, researchers and engineers have been advancing the techniques and technology necessary to enable the next wave of low-cost and highly integrated RFICs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/evolution-microwave-and-mm-wave-cmos-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/evolution-microwave-and-mm-wave-cmos-ics#comments Active components Commercial Defense Semiconductors Systems Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:47:00 +0000 33151 at http://mwrf.com PLL Synthesizer Provides Fast Locking http://mwrf.com/active-components/pll-synthesizer-provides-fast-locking <div class="field-byline"> Tang Qing-Hua, Cui Jun, Zhu Pu-Qing, and Zhan la-Min </div> <div class="field-deck"> A dual charge-pump structure combined with a dynamic loop-bandwidth technique serves to improve the phase-locking performance of a 1.4-to-1.6-GHz frequency synthesizer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A combination of techniques helps to speed the locking time of a PLL frequency synthesizer using commercial phase-frequency detectors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/pll-synthesizer-provides-fast-locking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/pll-synthesizer-provides-fast-locking#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:24:00 +0000 32831 at http://mwrf.com PLL Synthesizer Provides Fast Locking (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/pll-synthesizer-provides-fast-locking-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Frequency synthesizer lock time is a key parameter in many systems, especially for those in which frequency tuning speed is essential. Short lock times translate into fast tuning speeds and help make signals...</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, 14 Apr 2015 19:06:00 +0000 33141 at http://mwrf.com NI’s BEEcube Acquisition Drives 5G Communications http://mwrf.com/systems/ni-s-beecube-acquisition-drives-5g-communications <div class="node-body article-body">In order to strengthen to its devices for telecommunications applications, National Instruments announced its acquirement of BEEcube.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/ni-s-beecube-acquisition-drives-5g-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/ni-s-beecube-acquisition-drives-5g-communications#comments News Active components Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:22:00 +0000 33131 at http://mwrf.com <p>BEEcube&rsquo;s BEE7 platform can be used for early algorithm exploration, research, development, real time verification, prototyping, field trials, limited deployment, and product upgrades. (Image courtesy of BEEcube)</p> The IMS 2015 Checklist http://mwrf.com/components/ims-2015-checklist <div class="node-body article-body">It’s that time of year again. For those in the microwave and RF industry, the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS)—with all of its conferences, workshops, trade show, and exhibition offerings—is something we look forward to all year long.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/ims-2015-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/ims-2015-checklist#comments Commercial Components Defense Editor Columns Industrial Semiconductors Services Software Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 33121 at http://mwrf.com Triband Filter Employs SIW-Loaded Resonators http://mwrf.com/passive-components/triband-filter-employs-siw-loaded-resonators <div class="field-byline"> Jian-zhong Chen, Jie Shen, Jie Shen, and An-xue Zhang </div> <div class="field-deck"> This compact filter design employs SIW circuit technology and several different resonator types, achieving three adjustable passbands with relatively low insertion loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Different resonator types are achieved in SIW circuitry to create a compact filter with three passbands. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/triband-filter-employs-siw-loaded-resonators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/triband-filter-employs-siw-loaded-resonators#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:20:00 +0000 32841 at http://mwrf.com Triband Filter Employs SIW-Loaded Resonators (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/triband-filter-employs-siw-loaded-resonators-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Miniaturization is critical for many circuits and systems, and the use of substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) resonators has proven to support the design of compact filters. In particular, a novel triband filter based on SIW-loaded resonators provides passbands...</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, 14 Apr 2015 14:43:00 +0000 33111 at http://mwrf.com Counting the Time for Testing Frequency http://mwrf.com/blog/counting-time-testing-frequency <div class="node-body blog-body">Frequency counters have long been one of the fundamental measurement tools for RF/microwave engineers. </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/counting-time-testing-frequency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/counting-time-testing-frequency#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:41:00 +0000 33101 at http://mwrf.com 5 New Things to Do with a Single-Chip Radar http://mwrf.com/blog/5-new-things-do-single-chip-radar <div class="node-body blog-body">The single-chip radars come in a variety of forms. You can get them in the 24, 60, 76-77, and 94 GHz bands. </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/5-new-things-do-single-chip-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/5-new-things-do-single-chip-radar#comments Active components Line of Sight Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:35:00 +0000 33091 at http://mwrf.com IMS 2015 Welcomes Women in Microwaves, STEM, & Young Professionals http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-welcomes-women-microwaves-stem-young-professionals <div class="node-body article-body">At IMS 2015, the Women in Microwaves (WIM), a subset of the Women in Engineering (WIE) group, is hoping to boost the number of female engineers in the microwave and RF industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-welcomes-women-microwaves-stem-young-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/ims-2015-welcomes-women-microwaves-stem-young-professionals#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Digital semiconductors Energy Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:48:00 +0000 33071 at http://mwrf.com 2015 IMS Products on Parade: Part 2 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body">These products are just a sampling of those that will be on display at the upcoming 2015 IMS Exhibition in Phoenix, Ariz.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-2#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Digital semiconductors Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:57:00 +0000 32991 at http://mwrf.com 2015 IMS Products on Parade: Part 1 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">These products are just a sampling of those that will be on display at the upcoming 2015 IMS Exhibition in Phoenix, Ariz.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/2015-ims-products-parade-part-1#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Digital semiconductors Energy Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:08:00 +0000 32971 at http://mwrf.com Cavalcade of Cutting-Edge Products Invades 2015 IMS http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/cavalcade-cutting-edge-products-invades-2015-ims <div class="node-body article-body">The exhibition area is open for slightly less than three days, and visitors can easily spend all of their time just scouring the sections of the show floor and the companies devoted to CAE software or to test equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/cavalcade-cutting-edge-products-invades-2015-ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/cavalcade-cutting-edge-products-invades-2015-ims#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Components Digital semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:14:00 +0000 33001 at http://mwrf.com Welcome to IMS 2015: Finding Your Way Around the Symposium http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/welcome-ims-2015-finding-your-way-around-symposium <div class="node-body article-body">Microwave Week is rapidly approaching, again providing the opportunity to reaffirm outstanding relationships, explore the smorgasbord of microwave products/services, and dive into the latest and greatest technologies that the microwave industry has produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/welcome-ims-2015-finding-your-way-around-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/welcome-ims-2015-finding-your-way-around-symposium#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Digital semiconductors Energy Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Services Software Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:12:00 +0000 33031 at http://mwrf.com IMS 2015: Microwaves & RF Reports from the Event http://mwrf.com/ims-2015-microwaves-rf-reports-event <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2015/02/IMS_LandingPage.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 335px;" /></p> <p>The RF/microwave industry&rsquo;s largest single gathering features technical sessions, panel sessions, workshops, and an exhibition of companies about the size of a small town.</p> <p>Follow us to the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, May 17-22! Check out this page regularly for the latest news, articles, image galleries and announcements from the event.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:54:00 +0000 32981 at http://mwrf.com DARPA Throws Support Behind Upgradeable Radar Architectures http://mwrf.com/active-components/darpa-throws-support-behind-upgradeable-radar-architectures <div class="node-body article-body">DARPA has awarded Raytheon $5 million to develop new radar array architectures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/darpa-throws-support-behind-upgradeable-radar-architectures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/darpa-throws-support-behind-upgradeable-radar-architectures#comments News Active components Defense Systems Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:27:00 +0000 32911 at http://mwrf.com