Technologies en Sizing up 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:13:00 +0000 41021 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Defense Industrial Software Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:10:00 +0000 41001 at Improve Data-Logging Techniques with the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:51:00 +0000 40991 at Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 40981 at <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) <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Sony Buys Modem Chips in Latest Bid for Cellular Internet of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:10:00 +0000 40891 at <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="" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Systems Line of Sight Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:00:00 +0000 40711 at Metamaterial-Based Antenna Grasps at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Materials Active components Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 40681 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Analog semiconductors Commercial Semiconductors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:00 +0000 40371 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Analog semiconductors Automotive Industrial Mobile Robotics Semiconductors Systems Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:38:00 +0000 40331 at <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>