Defense http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en UPDATE: MEADS Radar Performs 360-Deg. Rotation For Missile Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">Because tactical operations centers act as nodes in the MEADS network, a commander can dynamically add or subtract elements without shutting the entire system down. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking#comments News Defense Systems Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 20011 at http://mwrf.com <p>The MFCR is an X-band, solid-state, phased array radar using element-level transmit/receive modules. (Photo courtesy of Meads-amd.com.)</p> GaN MMIC Switch Controls 100-W Pulses http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses <div class="field-deck"> This low-loss GaN-on-SiC SPDT switch can handle signals from 500 MHz to 6 GHz, both at CW power levels to 40 W and pulsed power levels to 100 W. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This surface-mount GaN-based SPDT switch handles as much as 40 W CW power and 100 W pulsed power from 0.5 to 6.0 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses#comments TriQuint Semiconductor Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 28741 at http://mwrf.com DAC Silences Spurious for 1-GHz Bandwidth http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth <div class="field-deck"> This high-speed digital-to-analog converter operates at 2.5 GSamples/s to provide a low-noise, 1-GHz instantaneous bandwidth with excellent spectral purity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These high-performance DACs operate with full output bandwidth as wide as 1 GHz and with bit resolution to 16 b at sampling rates to 2.50 GSamples/s. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:10:00 +0000 28721 at http://mwrf.com RFMD/TriQuint Becomes “Qorvo” http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo <div class="node-body article-body">RFMD and TriQuint’s merged company will now be known as Qorvo, a name that reflects its mission of congruity and evolution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo#comments News RFMD TriQuint Semiconductor Commercial Defense Semiconductors Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 28671 at http://mwrf.com Receiver Design Considerations in Digital Beamforming Phased Arrays http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays <div class="field-byline"> Peter Delos </div> <div class="field-deck"> With digital beamforming phased arrays continuing to grow in popularity, Lockheed Martin's Peter Delos runs down crucial concepts for those designing receivers to keep in mind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With digital beamforming phased arrays continuing to grow in popularity, Lockheed Martin's Peter Delos runs down crucial concepts for those designing receivers to keep in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays#comments Commercial Components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:52:00 +0000 28461 at http://mwrf.com How Great a Gift is a Wireless Prosthesis? http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis <div class="node-body gallery-body">From environmentally resilient microprocessor joints to direct nerve controlled robotic limbs, getting our wounded back into the action has never been more possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis#comments Active components Defense Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:14:00 +0000 28341 at http://mwrf.com Making Those Wireless Myoelectric Sensors Work http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work <div class="field-deck"> A Q&A session with Glen Griffith, principal RF communications engineer for the Alfred Mann Foundation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Q+A session with Glen Griffith, principal RF communications engineer for the Alfred Mann Foundation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work#comments Active components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 28441 at http://mwrf.com Healing Heroes, One Wireless Limb at a Time http://mwrf.com/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time <div class="field-deck"> Using Bluetooth, magnetic resonance, and near-field communications, prosthetics developers are creating cutting-edge and waterproof options for warriors so they can get back into action. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adding wireless technologies to control settings, charge, or actively control prosthetic limbs could lead to much more versatile and weather-proof prosthetic options for soldiers who were wounded in battle</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time#comments Active components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 28401 at http://mwrf.com What Does a Coaxial Cable Look Like? http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-does-coaxial-cable-look <div class="node-body gallery-body">As there are many environments and applications were RF devices find themselves, coaxial cables need to be built to meet a range of challenges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-does-coaxial-cable-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-does-coaxial-cable-look#comments Commercial Defense Passive components Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:32:00 +0000 28321 at http://mwrf.com What’s in Your Coaxial Cable? http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-s-your-coaxial-cable <div class="field-deck"> Coaxial cables are a standby of the RF/microwave industries, as they connect vital components ranging from smartphones and laptops for everyday life to radar and GPS for military and aerospace. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cables along with waveguides, twisted-pair, and micro-strip transmission lines, are used to carry electromagnetic signals from a few megahertz to hundreds of gigahertz with reasonably low signal degradation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-s-your-coaxial-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/what-s-your-coaxial-cable#comments Commercial Defense Passive components Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:00 +0000 28411 at http://mwrf.com