Technologies http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en SBIRS Ground Station Moves on to Testing Phase http://mwrf.com/systems/sbirs-ground-station-moves-testing-phase <div class="node-body article-body">A new ground system for the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) will centralize operations to provide enhanced tactical intelligence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/sbirs-ground-station-moves-testing-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/sbirs-ground-station-moves-testing-phase#comments News Defense Systems Thu, 28 May 2015 20:33:00 +0000 34521 at http://mwrf.com <p>The SBIRS GEO-2 satellite undergoes baseline integration system testing. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin)</p> Legendary Bomber Receives Radar Upgrade http://mwrf.com/active-components/legendary-bomber-receives-radar-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">Developed by Northrop Grumman, the Scalable Agile Beam Radar – Global Strike (SABR-GS) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar offers a variety of enhanced operational capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/legendary-bomber-receives-radar-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/legendary-bomber-receives-radar-upgrade#comments News Active components Defense Thu, 28 May 2015 20:26:00 +0000 34511 at http://mwrf.com <p>Unlike traditional mechanically scanned radars, SABR&rsquo;s electronic scanning eliminates the need for moving parts, pictured here on an F-16. (Image courtesy of Northrop Grumman)</p> Dual Directional Couplers Hit 2.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-directional-couplers-hit-25-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This pair of dual directional couplers handles as much as 200 W CW power from 500 to 2500 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-directional-couplers-hit-25-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-directional-couplers-hit-25-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 28 May 2015 19:43:00 +0000 34501 at http://mwrf.com Crystal Oscillators Shrink in Size and Phase Noise http://mwrf.com/active-components/crystal-oscillators-shrink-size-and-phase-noise <div class="node-body article-body">A line of surface-mount OCXOs operating through 100 MHz offers low phase noise with low power consumption in small packages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/crystal-oscillators-shrink-size-and-phase-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/crystal-oscillators-shrink-size-and-phase-noise#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 28 May 2015 18:42:00 +0000 34481 at http://mwrf.com High-Linearity Mixer Upconverts 3 to 8 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-linearity-mixer-upconverts-3-8-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This active mixer produces low-noise output signals from 3 to 8 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-linearity-mixer-upconverts-3-8-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-linearity-mixer-upconverts-3-8-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 28 May 2015 18:30:00 +0000 34491 at http://mwrf.com NIST to Develop Wireless Platform Manufacturing Guide http://mwrf.com/services/nist-develop-wireless-platform-manufacturing-guide <div class="node-body article-body">The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working toward developing best practice guidelines for evaluating wireless-sensor-network performance and selecting the option that best meets a company’s requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/nist-develop-wireless-platform-manufacturing-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/nist-develop-wireless-platform-manufacturing-guide#comments News Industrial Services Systems Wed, 27 May 2015 21:03:00 +0000 34471 at http://mwrf.com <p>Project members also are in the early stages of commissioning a wireless network test bed that will replicate a smart manufacturing environment. (Image courtesy of Tesla)</p> Platform Enables Bluetooth to Wi-Fi Audio Re-Streaming http://mwrf.com/software/platform-enables-bluetooth-wi-fi-audio-re-streaming <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm’s AllPlay platform enables a variety of audio options including Bluetooth to Wi-Fi re-streaming of local and cloud-based music.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/platform-enables-bluetooth-wi-fi-audio-re-streaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/platform-enables-bluetooth-wi-fi-audio-re-streaming#comments News Software Wed, 27 May 2015 20:19:00 +0000 34451 at http://mwrf.com <p>Qualcomm&rsquo;s AllPlay platform enables a variety of audio options including Bluetooth to Wi-Fi re-streaming of local and cloud-based music. (Image courtesy of Qualcomm)</p> GPS III Satellite Components Successfully Integrated http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-satellite-components-successfully-integrated <div class="node-body article-body">Built by Lockheed Martin, the first GPS III space vehicle is now ready for testing in simulated harsh space environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-satellite-components-successfully-integrated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-satellite-components-successfully-integrated#comments News Systems Wed, 27 May 2015 19:53:00 +0000 34441 at http://mwrf.com <p>Built by Lockheed Martin, the first GPS III space vehicle is now ready for testing in simulated harsh space environments. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin)</p> Picking PCB Materials for Microwave Amps http://mwrf.com/technologies/picking-pcb-materials-microwave-amps <div class="field-deck"> Requirements are somewhat different for circuit materials supporting RF/microwave power amplifiers compared to materials for low-noise amplifiers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Circuit materials should offer different characteristics for use in power amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/picking-pcb-materials-microwave-amps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/picking-pcb-materials-microwave-amps#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Wed, 27 May 2015 19:27:00 +0000 34421 at http://mwrf.com GaN Devices Provide Broadband Power http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-devices-provide-broadband-power <div class="field-deck"> Available in chip and packaged formats, these high-power GaN amplifiers are suitable for CW and pulsed applications through 14.5 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These GaN devices and amplifiers support higher-signal-power applications through 14.50 GHz with high gain and high PAE. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-devices-provide-broadband-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-devices-provide-broadband-power#comments Cree Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 27 May 2015 16:26:00 +0000 34401 at http://mwrf.com