Community http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en The Missing Ingredient that Could Save Engineering http://mwrf.com/blog/missing-ingredient-could-save-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">It is impossible to deny that certain technology fields are missing a critical ingredient—an ingredient that has the potential to revitalize engineering fields in desperate need of qualified engineers and to introduce a valuable perspective that could speed up technological development. Surprisingly, this ingredient is abundantly available, though it has remained largely untapped by the engineering universe—the ingredient is women. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/splitting-signals">Splitting Signals</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/missing-ingredient-could-save-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/missing-ingredient-could-save-engineering#comments Community Splitting Signals Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:47:00 +0000 30351 at http://mwrf.com Top Picks: A Very Engineering Christmas http://mwrf.com/blog/top-picks-very-engineering-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Do you have an engineer that is close to your heart? Are you concerned about getting them a gift that shouldn&rsquo;t, but may inevitably end in a teardown? Or, are you that engineer and are looking to get something for yourself to take the edge of another year of dorky ties and Star Trek box sets? As we are all in a flurry of shopping for our loved ones, it&#39;s important to remember the special sensibilities of the engineers in our lives. Here are some gift suggestions from fun technology tools to nerdy-knowledge gifts to help put a smile on the face of an engineer close to you!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/splitting-signals">Splitting Signals</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/top-picks-very-engineering-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/top-picks-very-engineering-christmas#comments Community Splitting Signals Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:54:00 +0000 30301 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Bruce Devine, CEO, Signal Hound http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound <div class="field-deck"> USB-powered test equipment is gaining respect, says Signal Hound CEO, because the customer finally has a full range of serious instruments available. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USB-powered test equipment is gaining respect, says Signal Hound CEO, because the customer finally has a full range of serious instruments available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound#comments Interviews Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:13:00 +0000 30211 at http://mwrf.com Get with the Times, Barbie http://mwrf.com/editor-columns/get-times-barbie <div class="field-deck"> Despite one big-brand miss, today’s toys, books, movies, and more do an excellent job of promoting STEM interests and careers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Everyone knows that Barbie has been just about everything career-wise in her decades of existence (despite her impossible proportions and oddly angled feet). Having had rather rare professions, such as being an astronaut, it should be an easy leap for her to be an engineer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/editor-columns/get-times-barbie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/editor-columns/get-times-barbie#comments Editor Columns Software Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:45:00 +0000 30201 at http://mwrf.com Q&A With Gary Simpson, Chief Technical Officer, Maury Microwave http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave <div class="node-body article-body">Maury Microwave's Gary Simpson discusses load pull trends and other topics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave#comments Interviews Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 30081 at http://mwrf.com Sorting through Balun Confusion http://mwrf.com/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion <div class="node-body article-body">When reading on the Internet about baluns, a distinction that will often come up is "current" baluns versus "voltage" baluns. I've always found this distinction confusing, because an electromagnetic wave converted by a balun from differential to unbalanced modes consists of both current and voltage waves. </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/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion#comments Contributors Test & Measurement Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:13:00 +0000 29931 at http://mwrf.com Interview: Philip Sorrells, CommScope’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/interview-philip-sorrells-commscope-s-vice-president-strategic-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">CommScope’s Philip Sorrells discusses the technologies and challenges of greatest importance to the wireless-infrastructure industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/interview-philip-sorrells-commscope-s-vice-president-strategic-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/interview-philip-sorrells-commscope-s-vice-president-strategic-marketing#comments Commercial Interviews Semiconductors Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:05:00 +0000 29761 at http://mwrf.com New Beacon System to Feature Batteries Lasting Up to Six Years http://mwrf.com/components/new-beacon-system-feature-batteries-lasting-six-years <div class="node-body article-body">Startup company Kontakt.io, a beacon communication firm based in Poland, has specified Nordic’s nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide the Bluetooth Smart Wireless connectivity in its Cloud Beacon pre-integrated beacon hardware platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/new-beacon-system-feature-batteries-lasting-six-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/new-beacon-system-feature-batteries-lasting-six-years#comments Commercial Components Editor Columns Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000 29741 at http://mwrf.com What is the Deal with IP2 in Mixers? http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers <div class="node-body article-body">Every day we work on high linearity mixers: high IP3, high P1dB, and high spurious suppression. Every once in a while we get a request for a high IP2 mixer. This is much more rare than complaints about IP3 or spurs. Lets see why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers#comments Contributors Components Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:17:00 +0000 29641 at http://mwrf.com Manage an EM Simulator without a Mortgage http://mwrf.com/software/manage-em-simulator-without-mortgage <div class="node-body article-body">CAE tools have grown over recent years from “engineering curiosities” into essential parts of the design process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/manage-em-simulator-without-mortgage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/manage-em-simulator-without-mortgage#comments Automotive Editor Columns Software Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:36:00 +0000 29491 at http://mwrf.com