Technologies http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en GaN Taking Control http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control <div class="node-body article-body">The utilization of gallium-nitride technology continues to increase, as many applications are taking advantage of its performance enhancements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control#comments Commercial Components Defense Editor Columns Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000 35671 at http://mwrf.com Noise Sources Deliver High Outputs to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Tim Galla, Pasternack Enterprises </div> <div class="field-deck"> These amplified noise sources serve test and system applications through 18 GHz that require healthy output-power levels as high as 32.5 dB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A line of high-output noise sources covers a total frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 35681 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: Solid-State RF Cooking Concept Gives Microwaves a Run for Their Money http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money <div class="node-body gallery-body">Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a solid-state RF oven proof of concept to further demonstrate the RF heating technology to home appliance manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money#comments News Freescale Active components Commercial Semiconductors Systems Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000 35651 at http://mwrf.com Growth Predicted For LTE-U Small Cells Despite Wi-Fi Coexistence Concerns http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Small-cell deployments that support LTE in the unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) are expected to prosper over the next five years, despite concerns with Wi-Fi coexistence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns#comments News Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 35641 at http://mwrf.com <p>Designed for small-cell deployments,&nbsp;LTE-U&nbsp;technology is an alternative to local&nbsp;Wi-Fi&nbsp;networks. But the fact that&nbsp;LTE-U&nbsp;operates on the unlicensed 5-GHz spectrum is drawing criticism from service providers. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Latest Qi Wireless Charging Specification Challenges Wired Solutions http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has released the latest version of its Qi wireless charging specification, capable of transmitting 15 watts of wireless power to compatible devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions#comments News Automotive Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 35631 at http://mwrf.com <p>IKEA is among the companies to have released&nbsp;Qi-based wireless charging products. The Scandinavian furniture manufacturer has embedded wireless chargers&nbsp;into lamps,&nbsp;side tables, and&nbsp;charging pads. (Image courtesy of IKEA).</p> 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&nbsp;Advanced Technology Center, located in Palo Alto, California, will handle the R&amp;D&nbsp;responsibilities&nbsp;for the RF Payload Center of Excellence, which will be located in Lockheed Martin&#39;s facility in Denver, Colorado.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> Keysight 5G Design and Verification http://mwrf.com/keysight-5g-design-and-verification <div class="node-body link-body">Microwaves & RF Technology Editor Lou Frenzel discusses Keysight’s strategy for 5G design and verification with Keysight’s 5G Program Manager, Roger Nichols, at IMS 2015. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://mwrf.com/site-files/mwrf.com/files/KeysightIMSVideoPromo.jpg?1438005120" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/keysight-5g-design-and-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:51:00 +0000 35611 at http://mwrf.com Intel’s Hexapod Robot Dances in the Desert at IMS 2015 http://mwrf.com/intel-s-hexapod-robot-dances-desert-ims-2015 <div class="node-body link-body">IMS 2015 was held in Phoenix, AZ, so it’s fitting that Intel was there showing off the robot Matt Bunting created while an engineering student at the University of Arizona. The Hexapod robot was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a Q-learning algorithm and explore the ability of learned-walking, using only leg mobility and a reward mechanism to move forward. It has a custom PIC18F4550 USB board for motor control, inverse kinematics, foot contact sensors for terrain adaptation, and 3D balance gestures.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://mwrf.com/site-files/mwrf.com/files/IntelIMSVideoPromo.jpg?1438005079" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/intel-s-hexapod-robot-dances-desert-ims-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Systems Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:50:00 +0000 35601 at http://mwrf.com Freescale’s Airfast Digital Front End SoC for Cellular Base Station Radios http://mwrf.com/freescale-s-airfast-digital-front-end-soc-cellular-base-station-radios <div class="node-body link-body">John Vaglica from Freescale Semiconductor introduces the industry’s first fully software-programmable Digital Front End (DFE) System on Chip (SoC) for cellular base station radios, the AFD4400. This DFE system on chip virtually eliminates hardware logic design, allowing integrators to concentrate instead on software development and product integration. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://mwrf.com/site-files/mwrf.com/files/FreescaleIMSVideoPromo.jpg?1438005034" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/freescale-s-airfast-digital-front-end-soc-cellular-base-station-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:49:00 +0000 35591 at http://mwrf.com 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>