Markets http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6603/more en Double-Balanced Microwave Mixer Translates 2 to 14 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This highly integrated mixer, which includes a balun transformer and LO buffer amplifier, helps simplify the design of broadband transmitters and receivers through 14 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This highly integrated mixer, which includes a balun transformer and LO buffer amplifier, helps simplify the design of broadband transmitters and receivers through 14 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:50:00 +0000 36611 at http://mwrf.com Solidify Design Efforts Using EM Simulators http://mwrf.com/software/solidify-design-efforts-using-em-simulators <div class="field-deck"> Once considered software curiosities, EM simulators are now essential tools for many high-frequency circuit and system designers wanting to predict EM field patterns. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EM simulation software is quickly becoming an invaluable design tool for a growing number of RF/microwave circuit and system designers, whether as stand-alone software or as part of a software suite of tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/solidify-design-efforts-using-em-simulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/solidify-design-efforts-using-em-simulators#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:15:00 +0000 36591 at http://mwrf.com Sort Through Frequency-Conversion Choices http://mwrf.com/systems/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="http://mwrf.com/systems/sort-through-frequency-conversion-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/sort-through-frequency-conversion-choices#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:55:00 +0000 36541 at http://mwrf.com Design 4-W MMIC PAs for Ka-Band Applications http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/design-4-w-mmic-pas-ka-band-applications <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Young, MACOM </div> <div class="field-deck"> Practical use of load-pull tuners and EM simulation software helped design the impedance-matching circuitry for this robust MMIC power amplifier that works from 32 to 38 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A GaAs pHEMT MMIC amplifier provides generous output power, gain, and PAE from 32 to 38 GHz for Ka-band applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/design-4-w-mmic-pas-ka-band-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/design-4-w-mmic-pas-ka-band-applications#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:21:00 +0000 36571 at http://mwrf.com GaN Production Process Shifts to 6-Inch Wafers As Market Grows http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to increase its GaN capabilities and reduce manufacturing costs, Qorvo recently scaled its QGaN25 production process to support MMICs on 6-inch wafers, up from its previous 4-inch platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows#comments Active components Commercial Components Defense Semiconductors Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:40:00 +0000 36561 at http://mwrf.com <p>6-inch GaN wafers have more than twice the usable surface area than&nbsp;4-inch wafers, resulting&nbsp;in a larger yield of MMICs from each platform. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> 60- to 80-GHz LNA Boosts E-Band Radios http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-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="http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-ghz-lna-boosts-e-band-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-ghz-lna-boosts-e-band-radios#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 36501 at http://mwrf.com Compact Bandpass Filter Serves Dual-Band Needs http://mwrf.com/commercial/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="http://mwrf.com/commercial/compact-bandpass-filter-serves-dual-band-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/commercial/compact-bandpass-filter-serves-dual-band-needs#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:00 +0000 36481 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Trims Noise from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-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="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:59:00 +0000 36461 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: GPS III Control System Boosts Navigational Accuracy http://mwrf.com/systems/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="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-gps-iii-control-system-boosts-navigational-accuracy#comments News Defense Services Systems Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:00 +0000 35261 at http://mwrf.com <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> Dual C- and Ku-Band Payload Replaces Outdated Broadcast Satellites http://mwrf.com/systems/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="http://mwrf.com/systems/dual-c-and-ku-band-payload-replaces-outdated-broadcast-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/dual-c-and-ku-band-payload-replaces-outdated-broadcast-satellites#comments Commercial Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 36381 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Intelsat-34 satellite in a Space Systems/Loral&nbsp;production facility. (Image courtesy of SSL).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>