Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Sizing up Discrete Devices Against Integrated Circuits http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Discrete transistors require more extensive design efforts than integrated circuits—albeit with much greater flexibility for realizing an amplifier or other component with special features. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of the widespread availability of high-speed, high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs), discrete diodes and transistors are readily available for RF/microwave circuit design and fabrication. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:13:00 +0000 41021 at http://mwrf.com Sizing up Discrete Devices Against Integrated Circuits (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Integrated circuits (ICs) may best symbolize the electronic technology of the present day, at times packing the equivalent functions of a system into a single semiconductor chip or package. ICs have made our current convenient world of portable computers...</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, 05 Feb 2016 15:12:00 +0000 41031 at http://mwrf.com Simulation Software Solvers Tackle Multiple Problems http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems <div class="field-deck"> The FEKO simulation software tool encompasses several different electromagnetic solution methods, making it suitable for a large number of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FEKO simulation software tool encompasses several different electromagnetic solution methods, making it suitable for a large number of applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:10:00 +0000 41001 at http://mwrf.com Simulation Software Solvers Tackle Multiple Problems (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Computer-aided engineering (CAE) software plays a critical role in today&rsquo;s design process. Electromagnetic (EM) analysis is extremely valuable&mdash;so much so that it can...</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, 04 Feb 2016 15:58:00 +0000 41011 at http://mwrf.com Improve Data-Logging Techniques with the Latest IoT Products http://mwrf.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products <div class="field-byline"> Lou Frenzel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Products targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) are finding their way into next-generation data-logging equipment, which could actually be defined as a segment of the industrial IoT market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products#comments Technologies Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:51:00 +0000 40991 at http://mwrf.com Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for Testing Millimeter-Wave Antennas http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas <div class="node-body article-body">NYU WIRELESS recently announced plans to build a programmable testbed for prototyping mm-Wave antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 40981 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new testbed for testing millimeter wave antennas will&nbsp;combine high-gain phased array antennas with a software-defined radio, in which computer programs replace&nbsp;hardware components like filters and amplifiers. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/1-2/7) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or frequency mixers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 40971 at http://mwrf.com Sony Buys Modem Chips in Latest Bid for Cellular Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">Sony has agreed to purchase Altair Semiconductor, an Israeli company that makes modem chips and software for LTE technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things#comments News Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:10:00 +0000 40891 at http://mwrf.com <p>Sony&#39;s president and CEO Kazuo Hirai&nbsp;speaks to a crowd&nbsp;at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="35" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> MWRF 2016 Leaders Issue (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/mwrf-2016-leaders-issue-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Our editors have put together this special LEADERS IN MICROWAVES issue that features special technology articles, coupled with editorial insights and "leaders" profiles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/mwrf-2016-leaders-issue-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:52:00 +0000 40871 at http://mwrf.com New Wi-Fi Version HaLow Targets IoT and M2M http://mwrf.com/blog/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of the short range wireless technologies are addressing the growing Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity. Now there is a new one to add to the pile: HaLow is the name given by the Wi-Fi Alliance to one of the IEEE’s newer standards 802.11ah.</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/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m#comments Commercial Systems Line of Sight Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:00:00 +0000 40711 at http://mwrf.com Metamaterial-Based Antenna Grasps at Lower Frequencies http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from Penn State University have developed a new material that allows them to control the frequency response and polarization of extremely small satellite antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies#comments News Materials Active components Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 40681 at http://mwrf.com <p>When combined with a software-defined radio, a new tunable&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="metamaterial">metamaterial</span>&nbsp;can extend an antenna with narrow instantaneous bandwidth across an entire communications band. (Image courtesy of Penn State University).</p> Update: Anadigics Sale Sparks Bidding War http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war <div class="node-body article-body">Last year's bid from GaAs Labs to purchase Anadigics quietly sparked a bidding war. Another competing bid on Monday has derailed the most recent merger agreement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war#comments News Analog semiconductors Commercial Semiconductors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:00 +0000 40371 at http://mwrf.com <p>This image shows the details of a semiconductor laser diode, one of the products that II-VI manufactures using gallium-arsenide semiconductors. (Image courtesy of Dave L. via Flickr).</p> Qualcomm and TDK Form New Company Around RF Filters and Front-Ends http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm is forming a new company with Japan's TDK Corp. to develop RF filters, front-end modules, and other wireless components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Industrial Mobile Robotics Semiconductors Systems Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:38:00 +0000 40331 at http://mwrf.com <p>Qualcomm&#39;s booth at the 2016 CES show.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Maurizio Pesce&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves and RF).&nbsp;</p> New Company Gives Wi-Fi a Makeover http://mwrf.com/blog/new-company-gives-wi-fi-makeover <div class="node-body blog-body">Ignition Design Labs is determined to improve the Wi-Fi experience. Its gameplan for doing so involves revolutionizing the Wi-Fi router.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/filtering-noise">Filtering Noise</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/new-company-gives-wi-fi-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/new-company-gives-wi-fi-makeover#comments Mobile Services Systems Filtering Noise Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:06:00 +0000 40291 at http://mwrf.com January 2016 http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2016-01-22 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world">Technology Breakthroughs Prepare to Change the World</a> <a href="/active-components/design-method-predicts-rf-oscillator-noise">Design Method Predicts RF Oscillator Noise</a> <a href="/mixed-signal-semiconductors/taking-steps-toward-practical-thz-technology">Taking Steps Toward Practical THz Technology</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:00:00 +0000 40961 at http://mwrf.com Your guide to 5G physical layer modeling http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/your-guide-5g-physical-layer-modeling <div class="field-deck"> Sponosred 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. Accelerate 5G design and test with these wireless resources from Keysight Technologies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/your-guide-5g-physical-layer-modeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/your-guide-5g-physical-layer-modeling#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:38:00 +0000 40041 at http://mwrf.com Resilient HetNets Need Test Equipment to Match http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match <div class="node-body article-body">Heterogeneous networks that combine large cellular base stations and small cells have proven difficult to test quickly and accurately. As a result, the market for HetNet test equipment is on the rise, a recent study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match#comments News Mobile Systems Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:10:00 +0000 39771 at http://mwrf.com <p>Wi-Fi repeater mounted on a streetlight, providing public internet access. Wi-Fi access points are part of&nbsp;heterogeneous networks that incorporate many different access technologies. (Image courtesy of Silicon Valley Power).</p> The Down Low on HaLow: Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">A new version of Wi-Fi is trying to alter the perception that it is not suited for the industrial sensors, wearables, and smart home devices that will keep the Internet of Things connected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things#comments News Commercial Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Services Systems Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:15:00 +0000 39621 at http://mwrf.com <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="HaLow">HaLow</span>, the new version of Wi-Fi, is designed to consume significantly lower power and have twice the range as traditional&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Wi-Fi">Wi-Fi</span>, making suitable for&nbsp;the tiny sensors that will gather data in future smart cities. (Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/electronicfrontierfoundation" target="_blank">EFF Photos</a>/Flickr).</p> Optimizing Power Amplifier Design http://mwrf.com/software/optimizing-power-amplifier-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power amplifiers are the keystone of communications systems. This Basics of Design article discusses how complex PA design is becoming more intuitive thanks to EDA software tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/optimizing-power-amplifier-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/optimizing-power-amplifier-design#comments RF Essentials Software Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:14:00 +0000 39751 at http://mwrf.com RFID Gaining Hype Again, Though More Mature Than Years Past http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past <div class="node-body article-body">Although early predictions about RFID technology were somewhat overeager, it has been revived by the growing momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT), a recent study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past#comments News Automotive Commercial Industrial Mobile Passive components Semiconductors Systems Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:55:00 +0000 39561 at http://mwrf.com <p>Recent research suggests&nbsp;that around&nbsp;10.4 billion RFID tags will be sold in 2016, spurring a market that is expected to reach nearly $13.2 billion in 2020. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Technology Breakthroughs Prepare to Change the World http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world <div class="field-deck"> Expect 2016 to be a busy year, as plans are in motion to create technologies with capabilities that push past the boundaries of today’s state-of-the-art solutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect 2016 to be a busy year, as plans are in motion to create technologies with capabilities that push past the boundaries of today’s state-of-the-art solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world#comments Materials NXP Semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Semiconductors Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 39541 at http://mwrf.com MM-Wave Products Enable the Next Frontier http://mwrf.com/active-components/mm-wave-products-enable-next-frontier <div class="field-deck"> Millimeter-wave technology has become more widespread, as evidenced by the large number of higher-frequency products available today. With 5G on its way, millimeter-wave bands will generate even greater interest as a means to enable future technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millimeter-wave technology has become more widespread, as evidenced by the large number of higher-frequency products available today. With 5G on its way, millimeter-wave bands will generate even greater interest as a means to enable future technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/mm-wave-products-enable-next-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/mm-wave-products-enable-next-frontier#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000 39471 at http://mwrf.com MM-Wave Products Enable the Next Frontier (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/mm-wave-products-enable-next-frontier-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Millimeter-wave technology is now spearheading a wide range of applications. Once reserved for military use, this technology...</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, 05 Jan 2016 18:50:00 +0000 39481 at http://mwrf.com Taking Steps Toward Practical THz Technology http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/taking-steps-toward-practical-thz-technology <div class="field-deck"> The potential for terahertz waves is enormous for imaging and communications applications—if practical semiconductor THz detectors and generators can be developed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">THz technology stands on the brink of filling many invaluable applications areas, provided that practical solid-state THz energy sources can be developed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/taking-steps-toward-practical-thz-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/taking-steps-toward-practical-thz-technology#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:31:00 +0000 39441 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (1/4-1/9) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for attenuators or power modules, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:15:00 +0000 38971 at http://mwrf.com Smaller Filters Screen Shrinking RF Circuits http://mwrf.com/passive-components/smaller-filters-screen-shrinking-rf-circuits <div class="field-deck"> The relentless trend for miniaturization in high-frequency electronics has RF/microwave filter designers looking for new ways to create high-performance filters in a fraction of the size. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Modern commercial and military systems are increasing the demand for smaller RF/microwave filters capable of handling generous power levels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/smaller-filters-screen-shrinking-rf-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/smaller-filters-screen-shrinking-rf-circuits#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 +0000 39261 at http://mwrf.com Design Method Predicts RF Oscillator Noise http://mwrf.com/active-components/design-method-predicts-rf-oscillator-noise <div class="field-deck"> This novel simulation method effectively analyzes a 2-GHz oscillator to better understand and optimize its noise performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A novel modeling approach using SPICE simulations explores how to reduce noise in microwave oscillator simulations and designs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/design-method-predicts-rf-oscillator-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/design-method-predicts-rf-oscillator-noise#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:19:00 +0000 39201 at http://mwrf.com What’s Noise Got to Do With It? http://mwrf.com/blog/what-s-noise-got-do-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Noise may be part of celebrating a New Year, but it is usually not a welcome element in a high-frequency test system. That is, unless it is intentional.</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/what-s-noise-got-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/what-s-noise-got-do-it#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Measuring Progress Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:02:00 +0000 39191 at http://mwrf.com Compressed UNB-OFDM Delivers High Data Rates http://mwrf.com/systems/compressed-unb-ofdm-delivers-high-data-rates <div class="field-deck"> High data rates are achievable by trimming sidebands—without consuming the large amounts of bandwidth required for conventional wideband modulation schemes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High data rates are achievable by trimming sidebands—without consuming the large amounts of bandwidth required for conventional wideband modulation schemes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/compressed-unb-ofdm-delivers-high-data-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/compressed-unb-ofdm-delivers-high-data-rates#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:23:00 +0000 39131 at http://mwrf.com Compressed UNB-OFDM Delivers High Data Rates (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/compressed-unb-ofdm-delivers-high-data-rates-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Ultranarrowband (UNB) modulation has been proposed for several decades as an alternative to traditional broadband modulation techniques; it is a means of achieving high data rates without immense consumption of available bandwidth. Different researchers offer different views on a modulation format...</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, 28 Dec 2015 16:34:00 +0000 39141 at http://mwrf.com