Systems en Telecommunications Provides Fertile Market for MMW Technology <div class="node-body article-body">With the large amount of high-capacity spectrum available, millimeter wave (MMW) technology is expected to have a major impact on the telecommunications industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Mobile Semiconductors Systems Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:25:00 +0000 37151 at <p>The higher-frequency of MMW bands enable smaller antennas and multiple-element phased arrays on a substrate chip. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Will LTE-U/LAA Clobber Wi-Fi? <div class="node-body blog-body">Have you heard of this latest development in cellular technology? LTE-U is Long-Term Evolution in the Unlicensed spectrum. LAA is Licensed-Assisted Access, the new, now more accepted term for the technology. </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> Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Line of Sight Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:17:00 +0000 36951 at Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Network Stretches Over 150 Miles <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent demonstration, Cambium Networks established a point-to-point network link streaming HD video and VoIP services stretching over 150 miles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:50:00 +0000 37111 at <p>The network link was designed with two parallel links, using a pair of wireless broadband antennas operating in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum and using&nbsp;&nbsp;dynamic spectrum optimization (DSO). (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> CW Doppler Radars To Fill Gaps in Missile Defense Network <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin has entered into an agreement with Weibel Scientific to design continuous wave (CW) Doppler radars that can fill gaps in ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Defense Semiconductors Systems Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:10:00 +0000 37081 at <p>A ground station within the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) system. (Image courtesy of the <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Missile Defense Agency</a> and modified from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> Backhaul Alternatives for HetNet Small Cells <div class="field-deck"> This article, the first in a two-part series, examines wireless backhaul market drivers, equipment trends, and the toolbox of different backhaul solutions deployed across cellular radio-access networks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, the first in a two-part series, examines wireless backhaul market drivers, equipment trends, and the toolbox of different backhaul solutions deployed across cellular radio-access networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contributors Commercial Systems Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:26:00 +0000 36981 at Terahertz Imaging Helps Analyze Breast Tumor Tissue <div class="node-body article-body">The use of THz imaging can prove quite useful in identifying cancerous tumors in breast tissue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Systems Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:34:00 +0000 36941 at Live Field Test Marks Step Forward for Virtualized Network Functions <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent field trial, Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile tested the capabilities of a virtualized radio access network (vRAN) based on network function virtualization (NFV).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Services Systems Fri, 11 Sep 2015 20:20:00 +0000 36831 at <p>vRAN network&nbsp;shifts certain BBU processing functions from distributed radio receivers and into cloud-based data servers. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> This Is Your Brain on IoT <div class="node-body article-body">As more of our infrastructure becomes connected and interactive, the U.S. and many other countries are expected to graduate from in-depth patient tracking and monitoring to diagnosis and health maintenance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editor Columns Medical Systems Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:29:00 +0000 36841 at Sort Through Frequency-Conversion Choices <div class="field-deck"> Many methods are available for translating frequencies higher or lower in many forms, including monolithic and discrete components and integrated assemblies with additional functions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many different techniques and technologies are used for frequency conversion of RF/microwave signals using both active and passive approaches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:55:00 +0000 36541 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>