Technologies en 60- to 80-GHz LNA Boosts E-Band Radios <div class="field-byline"> Yasir Sabir and Shabbir Majeed Chaudry </div> <div class="field-deck"> Based on GFET device technology, this broadband amplifier provides a powerful combination of high gain and low noise figure at millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This broadband amplifier achieves low noise figure and high gain from 60 to 80 GHz for use in millimeter-wave radios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 36501 at Compact Bandpass Filter Serves Dual-Band Needs <div class="field-byline"> Lin Peng, Ji-Yang Xie, Si-Min Li, and Xing Jiang </div> <div class="field-deck"> A novel circuit configuration yields a miniaturized bandpass filter with dual passbands that helps save space in GSM/DCS wireless-communications systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A novel compact dual-band BPF based on an Archimedes spiral capacitor and short-loaded stubs was designed and fabricated for wireless communications applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:00 +0000 36481 at Amplifier Trims Noise from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz <div class="field-deck"> This miniature monolithic surface-mount amplifier combines low noise figure and high gain across a broad bandwidth of 0.5 to 8.0 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This miniature packaged MMIC GaAs pHEMT low-noise amplifier (LNA) provides a versatile combination of low noise, high gain, and respectable output power from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:59:00 +0000 36461 at UPDATE: 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Defense Services Systems Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:00 +0000 35261 at <p>The GPS OCX control system&nbsp;is set to increase the number of satellites supported by the current GPS network and&nbsp;improve its overall&nbsp;targeting and tracking capabilities. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Small-Cell and LTE Industry Groups Agree to Collaborate on 5G Standards <div class="node-body article-body">The Small Cell Forum and 4G Americas have signed an agreement to develop 5G standards in the field of strategically-deployed small cells. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Semiconductors Services Systems Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:20:00 +0000 36431 at <p>Small-cell deployments that support LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) with carrier aggregation are expected to have a significant role in constructing 5G networks. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Dual C- and Ku-Band Payload Replaces Outdated Broadcast Satellites <div class="node-body article-body">The Intelsat-34 is set to replace both the Intelsat-805 and Galaxy-11 satellites, providing increased coverage for broadcast television services in South America and mobile communications in the North Atlantic ocean.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 36381 at <p>The Intelsat-34 satellite in a Space Systems/Loral&nbsp;production facility. (Image courtesy of SSL).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Making Links with Cables and Connectors <div class="field-deck"> Interconnecting components come in many shapes and sizes, with performance a function of rigidity or flexibility, mechanical design, and construction materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cables and connectors serve a wide range of frequencies and performance levels for high-frequency applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:07:00 +0000 36361 at UPDATE: Final MUOS Satellite Delivered for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Defense Mobile Systems Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 35501 at <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> Making Measurements Portable By Design <div class="node-body blog-body">Portability provides flexibility in testing. At one time, that portability might have come with some tradeoffs in performance and capability compared to larger and heavier benchtop instruments...</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Test & Measurement Measuring Progress Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:55:00 +0000 36331 at Introduction to RF Design - Part 1 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RF Design or the process of transmitting information wirelessly is utilized in devices ranging from mobile phones to satellite TV to wireless Internet connections and Bluetooth devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog semiconductors Passive components Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:06:00 +0000 36321 at