Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en Wolfspeed: Leaders in GaN-on-SiC RF Technology http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Wolfspeed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wolfspeed is the name of Cree, Inc's RF division. It was way back in August of 2000 when we fabricated the industry's first successful GaN-on-SiC MMIC amplifier that generated 20W at 9GHz. We showed the RF industry that there was a better alternative to the expensive GaAs devices and bulky TWTs (traveling wave tubes) to deliver better efficiency and higher power densities for radar and satellite communications. Want to learn more about our leadership?</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology#comments Active components White Paper Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:44:00 +0000 49351 at http://mwrf.com Deciding Between Mixers and Multipliers/Dividers http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers <div class="field-deck"> Frequency translation is essential to communications and other electronic systems, and can be achieved in a number of ways with or without an additional signal source. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frequency mixers, frequency multipliers, and frequency dividers provide RF/microwave frequency translation needed for many high-frequency systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/deciding-between-mixers-and-multipliersdividers#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:03:00 +0000 49021 at http://mwrf.com Satcom Trends Span Higher Frequencies, GaN, and Integrated Solutions http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s satcom applications benefit from the latest cutting-edge technology offered by the RF/microwave industry.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/satcom-trends-span-higher-frequencies-gan-and-integrated-solutions#comments Active components Commercial Defense Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:02:00 +0000 48991 at http://mwrf.com Choosing Between CW and Pulsed Power Amps http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps <div class="field-deck"> The electrical and mechanical design approaches taken with high-power RF/microwave amplifiers depend on whether they are intended for pulsed or CW applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significantly different operating conditions prevent power amplifiers from being freely exchanged between pulsed and continuous-wave (CW) applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/choosing-between-cw-and-pulsed-power-amps#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:26:00 +0000 48931 at http://mwrf.com Old Questions and New Answers at WamiCon 2017 http://mwrf.com/active-components/old-questions-and-new-answers-wamicon-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">How do you modify wireless components for next generation of connected devices? That is one question that will no doubt surface at next year's WamiCon.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/old-questions-and-new-answers-wamicon-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/old-questions-and-new-answers-wamicon-2017#comments Active components Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:05:00 +0000 48741 at http://mwrf.com SOI Switches Tackle 60 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/soi-switches-tackle-60-ghz <div class="field-deck"> Silicon is not often associated with millimeter-wave frequencies, but these switches operate to 60 GHz thanks to an advanced silicon CMOS semiconductor process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A pair of SPDT switches based on silicon semiconductor wafers achieves frequency operation to 60 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/soi-switches-tackle-60-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/soi-switches-tackle-60-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:57:00 +0000 48901 at http://mwrf.com Built to Help Computers Understand Hand Gestures, Tiny Radars Now Identify Objects http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/built-help-computers-understand-hand-gestures-tiny-radars-now-identify-o <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers in Scotland have created a radar system that instantly recognizes objects like metal and body parts and distinguishes between them.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/built-help-computers-understand-hand-gestures-tiny-radars-now-identify-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/built-help-computers-understand-hand-gestures-tiny-radars-now-identify-o#comments Active components Mixed-signal semiconductors Products Systems Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:40:00 +0000 48881 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Infineon Technologies).</p> An Antenna That Tethers Cars to Their Surroundings http://mwrf.com/active-components/antenna-tethers-cars-their-surroundings <div class="node-body article-body">Ethertronics announced that it would start selling an antenna that links cars wirelessly to things like traffic lights and other vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/antenna-tethers-cars-their-surroundings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/antenna-tethers-cars-their-surroundings#comments Active components Automotive Mixed-signal semiconductors Products Semiconductors Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:20:00 +0000 48781 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Nissan).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (11/6-11/12) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-116-1112 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for cavity filters or attenuators, 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-116-1112" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-116-1112#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 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:30:00 +0000 48291 at http://mwrf.com Ease Packaged PA Thermal-Management Concerns http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper delves into techniques that can be implemented to allow for sufficient thermal management of packaged power amplifiers (PAs).</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:06:00 +0000 48681 at http://mwrf.com