Materials http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6788/more en Materials Make the Difference in Low-PIM PCB Antennas http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-difference-low-pim-pcb-antennas <div class="field-deck"> Certain characteristics of circuit materials can indicate whether a material will contribute to higher or lower levels of PIM for a printed-circuit RF/microwave antenna. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Certain characteristics of circuit materials can indicate whether a material will contribute to higher or lower levels of PIM for a printed-circuit RF/microwave antenna. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-difference-low-pim-pcb-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-difference-low-pim-pcb-antennas#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:33:00 +0000 47671 at http://mwrf.com Metamaterials Show Promise for RF Circuits http://mwrf.com/materials/metamaterials-show-promise-rf-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers explored the capabilities of metamaterials as microwave circuit substrates. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/metamaterials-show-promise-rf-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/metamaterials-show-promise-rf-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:39:00 +0000 47531 at http://mwrf.com GaN, Open Systems, Low-SWaP Platforms Transform the Military Sector http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector <div class="field-deck"> To meet the needs of today’s military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the needs of today’s military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/defense/gan-open-systems-low-swap-platforms-transform-military-sector#comments Materials Defense Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0000 47451 at http://mwrf.com GaN: From Esoteric Tech to Market Mainstay http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay <div class="field-byline"> Mark Murphy, MACOM </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ascending from its nascent potential, gallium nitride is now a mainstream technology as evidenced by its adoption into more commercial applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ascending from its nascent potential, gallium nitride is now a mainstream technology as evidenced by its adoption into more commercial applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-esoteric-tech-market-mainstay#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:32:00 +0000 47421 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 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