Defense http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Metamaterial Enhances Microstrip Antenna Gain http://mwrf.com/passive-components/metamaterial-enhances-microstrip-antenna-gain <div class="field-byline"> Adel B. Abdel-Rahman and Ahmed A. Ibrahim </div> <div class="field-deck"> Single and multiple layers of metamaterials formed as lenses can improve the impedance matching, gain, and fractional bandwidth of compact microstrip antennas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of metamaterials as lenses increase the gain and enhance the radiation patterns of a microstrip antenna. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/metamaterial-enhances-microstrip-antenna-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/metamaterial-enhances-microstrip-antenna-gain#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:11:00 +0000 46851 at http://mwrf.com Selecting Electromechanical and Solid-State RF Switches http://mwrf.com/active-components/selecting-electromechanical-and-solid-state-rf-switches <div class="field-deck"> Due to differences in key characteristics between electromechanical and solid-state RF/microwave switches, designers must choose wisely to meet application demands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RF/microwave switches are built with different technologies, depending on the requirements of a particular application.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/selecting-electromechanical-and-solid-state-rf-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/selecting-electromechanical-and-solid-state-rf-switches#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:59:00 +0000 46831 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Ken Karnofsky, Senior Strategist, Signal Processing, MathWorks http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-ken-karnofsky-senior-strategist-signal-processing-mathworks <div class="node-body article-body">Changes in RF technology are driving the need for improved modeling and simulation software.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-ken-karnofsky-senior-strategist-signal-processing-mathworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-ken-karnofsky-senior-strategist-signal-processing-mathworks#comments Commercial Defense Interviews Software Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:21:00 +0000 46771 at http://mwrf.com Improve Scope SNR via Processing Gain http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/improve-scope-snr-processing-gain <div class="field-byline"> Brad Frieden, Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="field-deck"> Digital downconversion and vector-signal-analysis software make it possible for an oscilloscope to view low-level pulses in the presence of much larger pulses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The DSP capabilities of VSA software can be applied to capture test data from a wideband RF oscilloscope to improve SNR and dynamic-range capabilities. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/improve-scope-snr-processing-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/improve-scope-snr-processing-gain#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:12:00 +0000 46761 at http://mwrf.com Amplifiers Heighten Performance to Satisfy the Next Wave http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifiers-heighten-performance-satisfy-next-wave <div class="field-deck"> Market trends, such as small-cell infrastructure and broadband applications, are driving suppliers to deliver amplifiers with cutting-edge performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Market trends, such as small-cell infrastructure and broadband applications, are driving suppliers to deliver amplifiers with cutting-edge performance.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifiers-heighten-performance-satisfy-next-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifiers-heighten-performance-satisfy-next-wave#comments Active components Commercial Defense Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 46681 at http://mwrf.com Accuracy is Vital When Testing Material Qualities http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities <div class="field-deck"> Dielectric constant and dissipation factor are among the essential material parameters used by circuit designers and they must be measured precisely for accurate models. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of different measurement methods, many using a vector network analyzer, have been developed for characterizing high-frequency circuit materials.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:33:00 +0000 46661 at http://mwrf.com High-Speed DACs Deliver Agile RF/MW Signals http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals <div class="field-deck"> Targeting wireless infrastructure applications, these digital-to-analog converters provide up to 16-b resolution for creating wide-dynamic-range signals as high as 7.5 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These high-speed digital-to-analog converters provide as much as 16-b resolution for creating wide-dynamic-range signals as high as 7.5 GHz for wireless infrastructure applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:00:00 +0000 46641 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (7/10-7/16) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for circularly-polarized antennas or power dividers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:30:00 +0000 46511 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between GaN and GaAs? http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas <div class="field-deck"> GaN has emerged as the leading semiconductor material for high-power microwave switches and amplifiers, although GaAs is still the material of choice for low noise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GaN and GaAs are two of the leading semiconductor materials used for RF/microwave solid-state devices, including transistors, diodes, and MMICs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 46351 at http://mwrf.com Calibration Can Make All the Difference http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">Calibrating RF/microwave test instruments may seem unnecessary, but it can make a huge difference in the quality of a company’s products as well as the company’s reputation. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:21:00 +0000 46171 at http://mwrf.com