Commercial http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Sizing up Discrete Devices Against Integrated Circuits http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Discrete transistors require more extensive design efforts than integrated circuits—albeit with much greater flexibility for realizing an amplifier or other component with special features. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of the widespread availability of high-speed, high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs), discrete diodes and transistors are readily available for RF/microwave circuit design and fabrication. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:13:00 +0000 41021 at http://mwrf.com Simulation Software Solvers Tackle Multiple Problems http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems <div class="field-deck"> The FEKO simulation software tool encompasses several different electromagnetic solution methods, making it suitable for a large number of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FEKO simulation software tool encompasses several different electromagnetic solution methods, making it suitable for a large number of applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/simulation-software-solvers-tackle-multiple-problems#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:10:00 +0000 41001 at http://mwrf.com Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for Testing Millimeter-Wave Antennas http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas <div class="node-body article-body">NYU WIRELESS recently announced plans to build a programmable testbed for prototyping mm-Wave antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 40981 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new testbed for testing millimeter wave antennas will&nbsp;combine high-gain phased array antennas with a software-defined radio, in which computer programs replace&nbsp;hardware components like filters and amplifiers. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/1-2/7) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or frequency mixers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 40971 at http://mwrf.com Sony Buys Modem Chips in Latest Bid for Cellular Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">Sony has agreed to purchase Altair Semiconductor, an Israeli company that makes modem chips and software for LTE technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things#comments News Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:10:00 +0000 40891 at http://mwrf.com <p>Sony&#39;s president and CEO Kazuo Hirai&nbsp;speaks to a crowd&nbsp;at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="35" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> New Wi-Fi Version HaLow Targets IoT and M2M http://mwrf.com/blog/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of the short range wireless technologies are addressing the growing Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity. Now there is a new one to add to the pile: HaLow is the name given by the Wi-Fi Alliance to one of the IEEE’s newer standards 802.11ah.</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="http://mwrf.com/blog/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/new-wi-fi-version-halow-targets-iot-and-m2m#comments Commercial Systems Line of Sight Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:00:00 +0000 40711 at http://mwrf.com Metamaterial-Based Antenna Grasps at Lower Frequencies http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from Penn State University have developed a new material that allows them to control the frequency response and polarization of extremely small satellite antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies#comments News Materials Active components Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 40681 at http://mwrf.com <p>When combined with a software-defined radio, a new tunable&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="metamaterial">metamaterial</span>&nbsp;can extend an antenna with narrow instantaneous bandwidth across an entire communications band. (Image courtesy of Penn State University).</p> Update: Anadigics Sale Sparks Bidding War http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war <div class="node-body article-body">Last year's bid from GaAs Labs to purchase Anadigics quietly sparked a bidding war. Another competing bid on Monday has derailed the most recent merger agreement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war#comments News Analog semiconductors Commercial Semiconductors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:00 +0000 40371 at http://mwrf.com <p>This image shows the details of a semiconductor laser diode, one of the products that II-VI manufactures using gallium-arsenide semiconductors. (Image courtesy of Dave L. via Flickr).</p> The Down Low on HaLow: Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">A new version of Wi-Fi is trying to alter the perception that it is not suited for the industrial sensors, wearables, and smart home devices that will keep the Internet of Things connected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things#comments News Commercial Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Services Systems Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:15:00 +0000 39621 at http://mwrf.com <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="HaLow">HaLow</span>, the new version of Wi-Fi, is designed to consume significantly lower power and have twice the range as traditional&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Wi-Fi">Wi-Fi</span>, making suitable for&nbsp;the tiny sensors that will gather data in future smart cities. (Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/electronicfrontierfoundation" target="_blank">EFF Photos</a>/Flickr).</p> RFID Gaining Hype Again, Though More Mature Than Years Past http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past <div class="node-body article-body">Although early predictions about RFID technology were somewhat overeager, it has been revived by the growing momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT), a recent study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past#comments News Automotive Commercial Industrial Mobile Passive components Semiconductors Systems Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:55:00 +0000 39561 at http://mwrf.com <p>Recent research suggests&nbsp;that around&nbsp;10.4 billion RFID tags will be sold in 2016, spurring a market that is expected to reach nearly $13.2 billion in 2020. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p>