Materials http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6788/more en 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 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 Keeping Circuit Designs Liquid http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid <div class="node-body article-body">Liquid dielectrics and metals can be applied to tunable circuit structures at microwave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:52:00 +0000 46011 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Power Demands Put the Pressure on Packaging http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging <div class="field-deck"> Higher power densities and frequencies are pushing packages to their limits, while emerging wireless applications such as IoT and 5G crave lower-cost housings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher power densities and frequencies are pushing packages to their limits, while emerging wireless applications such as IoT and 5G crave lower-cost housings. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging#comments Materials Active components Commercial Components Defense Industrial Passive components Semiconductors Thu, 26 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 45351 at http://mwrf.com Processes Help Build Micron-Scale Circuits http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Circuit-fabrication services provide miniature dimensions with circuit traces as narrow as 3 µm on single- and multilayer circuit boards.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Mon, 23 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 45161 at http://mwrf.com Materials Make Better MM-Wave Circuits http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials are the focus of product displays and presentations from Rogers Corp....</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Components Defense Industrial Fri, 20 May 2016 14:48:00 +0000 45061 at http://mwrf.com These Design and Test Tips Help Extend Product Lifetimes http://mwrf.com/passive-components/these-design-and-test-tips-help-extend-product-lifetimes <div class="field-byline"> Paul Davidsson, Microwave Distributors Company </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding the impact of selecting different materials and manufacturing processes can separate standard high-power resistive components from those designed and tested for true high-reliability applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the impact of selecting different materials and manufacturing processes can separate standard high-power resistive components from those designed and tested for true high-reliability applications. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/these-design-and-test-tips-help-extend-product-lifetimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/these-design-and-test-tips-help-extend-product-lifetimes#comments Materials Components Passive components Test & Measurement Thu, 19 May 2016 18:48:00 +0000 44971 at http://mwrf.com What Substrate Material Best Fits Your High-Speed Circuits? http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Sorting through the specifications helps when selecting a circuit material for microwave, millimeter-wave, and even high-speed-digital circuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A long list of parameters must be considered when choosing a PCB material for a particular application. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:45:00 +0000 44271 at http://mwrf.com Fabricate C-Band Components with Rectangular SIW http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Bouchra Rahali, Mohammed Feham, Achour Ouslimani, Abed-Elhak Kasberi, and Junwu Tao </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:36:00 +0000 44241 at http://mwrf.com GaN Breaks Through Performance Barriers http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers <div class="field-deck"> Gallium nitride is exerting its strength in myriad communications applications, and suppliers are trying to keep pace by developing solutions for next-generation systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gallium nitride is exerting its strength in myriad communications applications, and suppliers are trying to keep pace by developing solutions for next-generation systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:16:00 +0000 43201 at http://mwrf.com