Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Development Center Co-Locates RF Payload Production Stages http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages <div class="node-body article-body">A new development center opened by Lockheed Martin is taking a more integrated approach to building radio frequency (RF) payloads, merging each stage of production into a single facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages#comments News Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 35621 at http://mwrf.com <p>The RF Payload Center of Excellence is located at Lockheed Martin&rsquo;s Advanced Technology Center,&nbsp;which accelerates production for RF technologies and&nbsp;other payload systems. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> NASA Looks to Nanosatellites for Exploring Small Asteroids http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids <div class="node-body article-body">A research proposal funded by NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program has outlined an approach for exploring asteroids and small solar bodies with a fleet of nanosatellites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids#comments News Passive components Systems Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:30:00 +0000 35581 at http://mwrf.com <p>The &ldquo;Swarm Flyby Gravimetry&rdquo; project&nbsp;involves a main satellite module releasing a swarm of nanosatellites in a diverse range of trajectories around a small asteroid. <a href="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2015/06/swarmflybygravimetry_niac_jhuapl.jpg" target="_blank">Click here for larger view.</a> (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> Software Defined Radio Handbook http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Pentek </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Software Defined Radio has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications that include communications, data acquisition and signal processing. Recently updated, this handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Downconverters), the fundamental building block of software radio, can replace legacy analog receiver designs while offering significant performance, density, and cost benefits. Pentek SDR products and some of their applications are also presented.</p> <p>Register here to download your free copy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:27:00 +0000 35571 at http://mwrf.com More-Refined 5G Standards on Tap from 5G Lab Germany http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has become the latest big player to invest in the future of fifth-generation (5G) networks. The company has partnered with the 5G Lab Germany, a research group focused on using wireless mobile networks to support “tactile Internet” technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany#comments News Commercial Mobile Services Systems Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:18:00 +0000 35561 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new set of standards is required to determine how fifth-generation (5G)&nbsp;networks will manage data to and from advanced device and&nbsp;IoT&nbsp;technology. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Evaluating EMC Measurement Needs http://mwrf.com/blog/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">Having so many wireless devices in a crowded location requires that these electronic products meet strict requirements for levels of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), lest the transmission from one device block the reception of another device nearby. </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/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs#comments Automotive Commercial Defense Medical Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:03:00 +0000 35551 at http://mwrf.com Research Organization to Focus on 5G Air Interface Standards http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0 <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to speed the development process for next-generation wireless standards, a research group has partnered to design an air interface below 6 GHz for fifth-generation (5G) networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0#comments Mobile Services Systems Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:19:00 +0000 35531 at http://mwrf.com <p>A major concern for the research group is designing an air interface that can support devices ranging from low-end sensors to high-end tablets, from Internet of Things devices to&nbsp;smartphones. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Smartphone Sales in India to Pass U.S. Market http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market <div class="node-body article-body">The smartphone market has begun slowing down in the United States and China, countries that have for years been driving smartphone sales worldwide. A recent report is predicting that the next major market for smartphone shipments is in India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market#comments Commercial Mobile Services Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:26:00 +0000 35521 at http://mwrf.com <p>India is expected to have sustained growth in smartphone shipments over the next few years. It is being touted as the next frontier for equipment manufacturers and software designers. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Accelerate 5G design and test resources from Keysight http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keysight wireless design and test tools enable the exploration of new technologies needed for next-generation 5G communications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight#comments Services Test & Measurement White Paper Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:11:00 +0000 35511 at http://mwrf.com Final MUOS Satellite Delivered for Pre-Launch Tests http://mwrf.com/systems/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/final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests#comments Active components Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +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> Interview: Dr. James Truchard, Microwaves & RF Living Legend http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend <div class="field-deck"> The founder of National Instruments looks back on his long and storied career. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The founder of National Instruments looks back on his long and storied career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend#comments National Instruments Commercial Industrial Interviews Software Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:56:00 +0000 35471 at http://mwrf.com Interview: Dr. James Truchard, Microwaves & RF Living Legend (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>LF: First things first, how does it feel to be a Living Legend? JT: That&rsquo;s a great question. I think when you graduate from high school, the number of &ldquo;gold stars&rdquo; you receive starts...</p> <p><br /> <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 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 35481 at http://mwrf.com VCXO Squeezes into Small Cells http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells <div class="node-body article-body">A compact voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) provides fundamental frequencies from 100 to 250 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:09:00 +0000 35441 at http://mwrf.com Broadband SPDT Switch Receives Design Support http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband SPDT switch offers high isolation from 10 MHz to 40 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:03:00 +0000 35451 at http://mwrf.com Road to Carrier Aggregation Paved with Chinese Chipsets http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets <div class="node-body article-body">As LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks are set to launch in China later this year, domestic Chinese chipset and mobile brands that support carrier aggregation are predicted to burst into the global market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets#comments Mobile Services Systems Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:43:00 +0000 35461 at http://mwrf.com <p>As wireless carriers transition to a HetNet infrastructure,&nbsp;domestic&nbsp;Chinese chipset and mobile brands that support carrier aggregation are predicted to burst into the global market. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Downconverter Translates Dual Bands to 12.75 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A frequency downconverter processes frequency frequency bands of 10.7 to 11.7 GHz and 11.70 to 12.75 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:23:00 +0000 35431 at http://mwrf.com Software Augments VNA IMD Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements <div class="node-body article-body">New software is a key part of improved measurement capabilities for a line of microwave VNAs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements#comments Anritsu Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:14:00 +0000 35421 at http://mwrf.com SP20T PIN Diode Switch Channels 4 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This absorptive SP20T switch cuts insertion loss from 4 to 18 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:43:00 +0000 35411 at http://mwrf.com CuBe Gaskets Help Reduce EMI Levels http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels <div class="node-body article-body">A line of EMI shielding materials can be used in a variety of different high-frequency package applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels#comments Materials Commercial Industrial Technologies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 35371 at http://mwrf.com 5 Things You Should Know About 5G Cellular http://mwrf.com/blog/5-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular <div class="node-body blog-body">As you may know, the forthcoming 5G cellular system is in its R&D phase, with lots of options being considered. </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-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/5-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular#comments Commercial Systems Line of Sight Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:32:00 +0000 35351 at http://mwrf.com Probing Solutions Enhance Productivity http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity <div class="field-deck"> Probe stations, as well as probe-station software applications, must satisfy demanding test requirements. Enhancements in performance provide a multitude of benefits—like increased efficiency and accuracy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Probe stations, as well as probe-station software applications, must satisfy demanding test requirements. Enhancements in performance provide a multitude of benefits—like increased efficiency and accuracy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity#comments Commercial Software Test & Measurement Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000 35331 at http://mwrf.com Probing Solutions Enhance Productivity (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The latest probe stations are providing solutions to achieve accurate measurements for higher-frequency applications. For instance, innovative designs enable probing to be achieved at terahertz frequencies. In addition, new probe-station control software...</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, 09 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 35341 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Mixers and Their Parameters http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters <div class="field-deck"> Mixers remain an important part of most RF/microwave systems, prompting the need to understand this vital component and its parameters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mixers remain an important part of most RF/microwave systems, prompting the need to understand this vital component and its parameters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters#comments Commercial Components Defense RF Essentials Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:15:00 +0000 35311 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Mixers and Their Parameters (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>A mixer is a three-port component, which performs the task of frequency conversion. Mixers translate the frequency of an input signal to a different frequency. This functionality is vital for a wide range of applications, including ...</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 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:35:00 +0000 35321 at http://mwrf.com Power Amplifier Ranges from 6 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This rack-mount, GaN-based power amplifier provides 50 W saturated output power from 6 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:59:00 +0000 35291 at http://mwrf.com Bias Tees Power 10 MHz to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of bias tees features low loss and current-carrying capabilities to 7 A through 40 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:17:00 +0000 35281 at http://mwrf.com Network Analyzers Target Production Testing http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/network-analyzers-target-production-testing <div class="field-deck"> Network analyzers are reaching new performance levels, enabling greater throughput for high-volume manufacturing. Options are also available to equip network analyzers with increased test capability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Network analyzers are reaching new performance levels, enabling greater throughput for high-volume manufacturing. Options are also available to equip network analyzers with increased test capability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/network-analyzers-target-production-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/network-analyzers-target-production-testing#comments Commercial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:04:00 +0000 35251 at http://mwrf.com Network Analyzers Target Production Testing (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/network-analyzers-target-production-testing-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>High-volume manufacturing requirements are driving the latest generation of &nbsp;vector network analyzers (VNAs). &nbsp;Mobile devices, network equipment, and data centers are being designed for commercial trends such as higher-speed mobile data. These devices need to be produced...</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, 07 Jul 2015 19:49:00 +0000 35271 at http://mwrf.com GPS III Control System Boosts Navigational Accuracy http://mwrf.com/systems/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/gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy#comments Defense Systems Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:43:00 +0000 35261 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) is set to increase the number of satellites supported by the current GPS network. It also promises to improve its targeting and tracking capabilities. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> New Products Shine at 2015 IMS http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-products-shine-2015-ims <div class="field-deck"> Record crowds at this year’s show were treated to an impressive display of new component, system, test, and software products at more than 900 exhibition booths. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of new RF/microwave products were on display in the exhibition area at the recent 2015 IEEE IMS event. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-products-shine-2015-ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/new-products-shine-2015-ims#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:20:00 +0000 35231 at http://mwrf.com New Products Shine at 2015 IMS (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/new-products-shine-2015-ims-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>New products overwhelmed many of the more than 8,600 visitors at the recent 2015 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Phoenix, Ariz., with hundreds of exhibitors (at more than 900 booths) unveiling their latest designs in hardware, software, and test equipment. Here&rsquo;s a roundup of just a few of the many new offerings...</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, 07 Jul 2015 15:59:00 +0000 35241 at http://mwrf.com