Defense http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Raytheon Takes Contract for Scalable Aircraft Carrier Radars http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars <div class="node-body article-body">The contract stands out as the latest vote of confidence for inexpensive radars that can be linked together and customized for different applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/raytheon-takes-contract-scalable-aircraft-carrier-radars#comments News Active components Defense Semiconductors Systems Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000 47391 at http://mwrf.com <p>Raytheon&#39;s Air and Missile Defense Radar&nbsp;is comprised of individual radar modules, which can be stacked to control aperture size. (Image courtesy of Raytheon).</p> Smaller Synthesizers Strive for Greater Stability http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability <div class="field-deck"> Frequency synthesizers continue to integrate more functionality into ever-smaller packages with lower power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frequency synthesizers are available as single-frequency and broadband units, from tiny ICs to full subsystems including control and power-supply circuitry. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/smaller-synthesizers-strive-greater-stability#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:04:00 +0000 47371 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (8/21-8/27) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-821-827 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for transmit integrated circuits or double-throw switches, 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-821-827" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-821-827#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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000 47271 at http://mwrf.com Software Models 3D Device Processes http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes <div class="field-deck"> This physics-based simulation software models physical, chemical, and electrical effects of semiconductor and MEMS fabrication processes, and can trace defects to a source. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sixth generation of this process modeling software can solve for device and structure capacitances and resistances. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-models-3d-device-processes#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:31:00 +0000 47281 at http://mwrf.com Material Knowledge Shapes Advanced Antennas http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas <div class="field-deck"> By combining a geometric approach using polymer-based dielectric materials, one company is literally changing the face of high-frequency antenna design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovative antenna design technology has enabled a new breed of DRAs that can be shaped to fit mechanical requirements. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/material-knowledge-shapes-advanced-antennas#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:19:00 +0000 47301 at http://mwrf.com The Evolving Wireless World Requires a New Test Approach http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach <div class="field-deck"> Modular instrumentation and FPGA-enabled user programmability are key ingredients in measurement solutions for present-day and enhanced future wireless communications equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A modular approach to measurements rather than traditional “one-box” test systems clears the way for meeting the test challenges of next-generation wireless standards.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/evolving-wireless-world-requires-new-test-approach#comments National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:11:00 +0000 47221 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between Microstrip and Stripline? http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline <div class="field-deck"> The two most popular RF/microwave transmission-line formats—microstrip and stripline—have distinguishing characteristics that designers need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two most popular RF/microwave transmission-line formats are microstrip and stripline, with some distinct differences. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-microstrip-and-stripline#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0000 47201 at http://mwrf.com I/Q Demodulator Processes 1-GHz Bandwidths to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This zero-IF in-phase/quadrature demodulator provides the RF and IF bandwidths needed for the next generation of wideband-modulated wireless communications applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Model LTC5586 is a zero-IF I/Q demodulator with frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz and IF (I and Q) bandwidth of dc to 1 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/iq-demodulator-processes-1-ghz-bandwidths-6-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:52:00 +0000 47161 at http://mwrf.com Mercury Systems Builds its Way Up http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way <div class="node-body blog-body">A recent visit to Mercury Systems’ facility in Hudson, NH provided insight into the company’s latest developments.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/mercury-systems-builds-its-way#comments Defense Systems Filtering Noise Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:46:00 +0000 47141 at http://mwrf.com Laminates Lay Foundation for 5G Antenna Circuits http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits <div class="field-deck"> These evolutionary circuit laminates represent cost-effective solutions for low-loss antennas and active antenna arrays, both in current 4G and emerging 5G wireless systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A low-loss circuit laminate provides material characteristics that are well-suited for the design and manufacture of antennas for wireless communications systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/laminates-lay-foundation-5g-antenna-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Components Defense Industrial Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:15:00 +0000 47111 at http://mwrf.com