Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en System Combines X- and S-Band Radars http://mwrf.com/systems/system-combines-x-and-s-band-radars <div class="node-body article-body">A compact radar system combines the benefits of operation at two different frequency bands. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/system-combines-x-and-s-band-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/system-combines-x-and-s-band-radars#comments Defense Systems Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:23:00 +0000 50241 at http://mwrf.com <p>By integrating X- and S-band radar transceivers and antennas together, they can be mounted onto a common mast to share the best features of each radar system.</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (1/15-1/21) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-115-121 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power amplifiers or duplexers, 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-115-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-115-121#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 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 50231 at http://mwrf.com The Technology of Airport Security Scanners Helps Guide the Blind http://mwrf.com/systems/technology-airport-security-scanners-helps-guide-blind <div class="node-body article-body">A personal radar system could give a sixth sense to people whose sight has been lost or impaired. Finnish researchers are testing millimeter wave scanners for just that.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/technology-airport-security-scanners-helps-guide-blind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/technology-airport-security-scanners-helps-guide-blind#comments IoT Products Semiconductors Systems Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:20:00 +0000 50221 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland).</p> Rockwell Collins Completes HMS Radio Qual Testing http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-completes-hms-radio-qual-testing <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins recently completed qualification testing (QT) on its AN/PRC-162 two-channel, SDR military communication systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-completes-hms-radio-qual-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-completes-hms-radio-qual-testing#comments Defense Systems Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:13:00 +0000 50211 at http://mwrf.com <p>The AN/PRC-162 is a rugged, two-channel, SDR military radio capable of broadband and narrowband communications with a wide range of waveforms. (Courtesy of Rockwell-Collins)</p> Marki Microwave Appoints New Chief Executive But Keeps Position in the Family http://mwrf.com/active-components/marki-microwave-appoints-new-chief-executive-keeps-position-family <div class="node-body article-body">Now that it wants to sell parts outside its main field of frequency mixers, Marki Microwave is making its first chief executive change in 25 years. It didn't look far.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/marki-microwave-appoints-new-chief-executive-keeps-position-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/marki-microwave-appoints-new-chief-executive-keeps-position-family#comments News Active components Components Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:40:00 +0000 50201 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="51" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/hillitty/" target="_blank" title="Go to Pasi Hilli's photostream">Pasi Hilli</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Notebook Computers Aid Army Medical Efforts http://mwrf.com/systems/notebook-computers-aid-army-medical-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Army’s MC4 organization added over 3000 notebook computers for in-field management of medical data.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/notebook-computers-aid-army-medical-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/notebook-computers-aid-army-medical-efforts#comments Defense Medical Systems Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:58:00 +0000 50171 at http://mwrf.com Aerospace Ethernet Cables Approved for Military Use http://mwrf.com/components/aerospace-ethernet-cables-approved-military-use <div class="node-body article-body">A line of high-speed Ethernet cables has been approved for QPL use in civil and military applications. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/aerospace-ethernet-cables-approved-military-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/aerospace-ethernet-cables-approved-military-use#comments Components Defense Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:50:00 +0000 50161 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with James Kimery, Director of Product Marketing, RF Communications and SDR, National Instruments http://mwrf.com/systems/inside-track-james-kimery-director-product-marketing-rf-communications-and-sdr-national-inst <div class="node-body article-body">MW&RF sat down with NI's James Kimery to discuss the progress of 5G and influential factors on the technology such as mm-wave, massive MIMO, and OFDM. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/inside-track-james-kimery-director-product-marketing-rf-communications-and-sdr-national-inst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/inside-track-james-kimery-director-product-marketing-rf-communications-and-sdr-national-inst#comments National Instruments Interviews Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 50141 at http://mwrf.com Intel Attempts to Clean Slate with 5G Modem http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/intel-attempts-clean-slate-5g-modem <div class="node-body article-body">At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel revealed plans to sell a new modem chip for handling 5G wireless communications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/intel-attempts-clean-slate-5g-modem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/intel-attempts-clean-slate-5g-modem#comments Mixed-signal semiconductors Products Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:10:00 +0000 50031 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Intel).</p> New System Design Tools a Must for 5G RF Front-Ends http://mwrf.com/systems/new-system-design-tools-must-5g-rf-front-ends <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Bob Hammond, Resonant </div> <div class="field-deck"> 5G networks will pose challenges to RF front-end (RFFE) design in mobile devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">5G networks will pose challenges to RF front-end (RFFE) design in mobile devices.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/new-system-design-tools-must-5g-rf-front-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/new-system-design-tools-must-5g-rf-front-ends#comments Commercial Systems Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:32:00 +0000 50131 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Measure Permittivity at Terahertz Frequencies http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-permittivity-terahertz-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Free-space permittivity measurements of electronic materials to 1.1 THz were possible thanks to a commercial VNA and mathematics software running on a PC.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-permittivity-terahertz-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-permittivity-terahertz-frequencies#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 50121 at http://mwrf.com Receiver ICs Blend Mixers, Synthesizers, and IF Amps http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-ics-blend-mixers-synthesizers-and-if-amps <div class="field-byline"> Marc Goldfarb, Ben Walker, Russell Martin, Tom Bosia, Ed Balboni, and Dragoslav Culum, Analog Devices Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> These densely packed integrated circuits surround mixer circuitry with many of the components that once had to be added to mixers in a typical receiver front end. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Densely integrated circuits help reduce the size of wireless base-station transceivers. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-ics-blend-mixers-synthesizers-and-if-amps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-ics-blend-mixers-synthesizers-and-if-amps#comments Automotive Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:34:00 +0000 50091 at http://mwrf.com Registering High RFID Isolation http://mwrf.com/systems/registering-high-rfid-isolation <div class="node-body article-body">Methods were developed to minimize the effects of self-jamming signals and extend the operating ranges of RFID tags.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/registering-high-rfid-isolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/registering-high-rfid-isolation#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:32:00 +0000 50111 at http://mwrf.com Receiver ICs Blend Mixers, Synthesizers, and IF Amps (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/receiver-ics-blend-mixers-synthesizers-and-if-amps-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Wireless base stations were once contained in large, climate-controlled spaces, but now they can be mounted anywhere. As wireless network service providers attempt to achieve coverage everywhere...</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, 06 Jan 2017 15:26:00 +0000 50101 at http://mwrf.com Boosting Power with Silicon CMOS http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/boosting-power-silicon-cmos <div class="node-body article-body">Several IC design approaches, including stacking transistor cells, can be applied for higher-power Si CMOS PAs at microwave frequencies.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/boosting-power-silicon-cmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/boosting-power-silicon-cmos#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:59:00 +0000 50081 at http://mwrf.com How Bending Affects a Flexible UWB Antenna http://mwrf.com/passive-components/how-bending-affects-flexible-uwb-antenna <div class="field-byline"> Sherif R. Zahran, Mahmoud A. Abdalla, and A. Gaafar </div> <div class="field-deck"> A compact antenna maintains high gain and an omnidirectional radiation pattern, even with flexing across frequency ranges complying with UWB frequency allocations in the U.S. and Europe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A PCB antenna covers most of the FCC’s UWB frequency range and is flexible enough for use with wearable wireless applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/how-bending-affects-flexible-uwb-antenna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/how-bending-affects-flexible-uwb-antenna#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:50:00 +0000 50061 at http://mwrf.com How Bending Affects a Flexible UWB Antenna (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/how-bending-affects-flexible-uwb-antenna-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Flexible antennas are important components in a growing number of wireless applications, including wearable electronics and sensor systems. However, flexing the antenna from its nominal straight configuration...</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, 05 Jan 2017 17:47:00 +0000 50071 at http://mwrf.com Multi-Protocol Chip Tries to Desegregate the Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/multi-protocol-chip-tries-desegregate-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">The wireless chip that Qorvo released on Tuesday is latest specimen to incorporate multiple radios that connect things like heating systems and light bulbs.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/multi-protocol-chip-tries-desegregate-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/multi-protocol-chip-tries-desegregate-internet-things#comments IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Semiconductors Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +0000 50021 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="29" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/" title="Go to Defence Images's photostream">Defence Images</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Quantenna Follows Up with Second 802.11ax Chip http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/quantenna-follows-second-80211ax-chip <div class="node-body article-body">Quantenna followed its announcement in October of the first known for 802.11ax with a lighter version revealed this week at CES in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/quantenna-follows-second-80211ax-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/quantenna-follows-second-80211ax-chip#comments Components IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Products Semiconductors Systems Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 50051 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kristinmarshall/" title="Go to Kristin Adair's photostream">Kristin Adair</a>, Creative Commons).</p> 5 Technology Areas to Watch in 2017 http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/5-technology-areas-watch-2017 <div class="field-deck"> This year, expect to see the RF/microwave industry produce solutions that push technological boundaries to meet new and emerging requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year, expect to see the RF/microwave industry produce solutions that push technological boundaries to meet new and emerging requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/5-technology-areas-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/5-technology-areas-watch-2017#comments Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:05:00 +0000 50011 at http://mwrf.com Will 2017 be the Year of the Engineer? http://mwrf.com/blog/will-2017-be-year-engineer <div class="node-body blog-body">Though wireless technology is now such an integral part of many people's lives, most don't appreciate, or even know, who is responsible for making it all work.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/will-2017-be-year-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/will-2017-be-year-engineer#comments Editor Columns Mobile Systems Filtering Noise Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:35:00 +0000 49991 at http://mwrf.com UWB Printed Antenna Blocks Satellite and WLAN Signals http://mwrf.com/passive-components/uwb-printed-antenna-blocks-satellite-and-wlan-signals <div class="field-byline"> Junding Zhao and Hao Zhang </div> <div class="field-deck"> This novel monopole UWB antenna provides two notched bands for rejecting interference from 5-GHz WLAN signals and 8-GHz X-band satellite signals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact PCB antenna receives UWB signals while providing notches to block interference from satellite and WLAN signals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/uwb-printed-antenna-blocks-satellite-and-wlan-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/uwb-printed-antenna-blocks-satellite-and-wlan-signals#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:32:00 +0000 49971 at http://mwrf.com UWB Printed Antenna Blocks Satellite and WLAN Signals (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/uwb-printed-antenna-blocks-satellite-and-wlan-signals-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Ultrawideband (UWB) communications systems provide many times the bandwidth needed for standard communications services, such as cellular wireless communications or wireless local area networks (WLANs). One of the main benefits of an UWB component like an antenna or amplifier...</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 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:29:00 +0000 49981 at http://mwrf.com Keeping Data Secure in the Battlefield http://mwrf.com/software/keeping-data-secure-battlefield <div class="node-body article-body">A hardware-based solution provides data security among different communications domains on the battlefield. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/keeping-data-secure-battlefield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/keeping-data-secure-battlefield#comments Defense Software Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:38:00 +0000 49951 at http://mwrf.com First Boeing T-X Completes Test Flight in St. Louis http://mwrf.com/systems/first-boeing-t-x-completes-test-flight-st-louis <div class="node-body article-body">The first of two advanced Boeing T-X aircraft successfully completed its first test flight in St. Louis.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/first-boeing-t-x-completes-test-flight-st-louis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/first-boeing-t-x-completes-test-flight-st-louis#comments Defense Systems Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:56:00 +0000 49961 at http://mwrf.com <p>The future of U.S. Air Force flight training, the Boeing T-X, made its first test flight with Boeing test pilots Steve Schmidt and Dan Draeger in the cockpit.</p> Recognize RF Architectures for the Smartphone Market http://mwrf.com/technologies/recognize-rf-architectures-smartphone-market <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper delves into the distinct RF front-end (RFFE) requirements of both flagship and mid-tier phones. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/recognize-rf-architectures-smartphone-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/recognize-rf-architectures-smartphone-market#comments Commercial Technologies Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:45:00 +0000 49941 at http://mwrf.com Dive into LNA Design http://mwrf.com/software/dive-lna-design <div class="node-body article-body">This application note describes how the various capabilities of design software play a role in the development of a low-noise amplifier (LNA) at 10 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/dive-lna-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/dive-lna-design#comments National Instruments Active components Commercial Software Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 49931 at http://mwrf.com Harvesting Energy from RF Sources http://mwrf.com/systems/harvesting-energy-rf-sources <div class="field-deck"> Excess energy from transmitted communications signals can be captured and transformed to dc power, perfect for a wide range of low-power electronic devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy harvesting is an efficient way to save battery power by recirculating power captured from radio waves. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/harvesting-energy-rf-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/harvesting-energy-rf-sources#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Medical Systems Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:19:00 +0000 49911 at http://mwrf.com Harvesting Energy from RF Sources (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/harvesting-energy-rf-sources-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Conservation of energy starts by reusing energy that has already been expended. That energy is readily available in electromagnetic (EM) form, from broadcast AM and FM radio waves...</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, 30 Dec 2016 14:09:00 +0000 49921 at http://mwrf.com Driving the Future of Vehicular Technology http://mwrf.com/systems/driving-future-vehicular-technology <div class="field-deck"> Electronic technologies, from basic temperature sensors to millimeter-wave radars, are playing more prominent roles in new car models. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive applications represent growing opportunities for RF/wireless ICs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/driving-future-vehicular-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/driving-future-vehicular-technology#comments Automotive Commercial Industrial Systems Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:18:00 +0000 49891 at http://mwrf.com