Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en ZigBee Conquers Space-Based SATCOM Tests http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests <div class="node-body article-body">A dual miniature satellite system uses a ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN) for inter-/intra-satellite communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests#comments News Active components Systems Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:37:00 +0000 28041 at http://mwrf.com <p>The picosatellite aboard VELOX-I only weighs 1.5 kg. (All images courtesy of World Scientific:<em><a href="http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/us/02/03" target="_blank"> Unmanned Systems</a></em>)</p> UPDATE: Earth Observation Satellite Features Atmospheric Sensing http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing <div class="node-body article-body">The WorldView-3 satellite will use remote-sensing payloads to help create a digital inventory of the Earth’s surface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing#comments News Active components Industrial Systems Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:02:00 +0000 26031 at http://mwrf.com Satellite-Based Spectroradiometer Relays Stunning Sea-Changing Images http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images <div class="node-body article-body">As part of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometers (MODIS) help capture long stretches of highly precise imagery data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images#comments News Active components Systems Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:00 +0000 27911 at http://mwrf.com Smart Wearables Must Meet Consumer Needs To Survive http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive <div class="node-body article-body">Though sales are soaring for smart wearables, consumers abandon them rather quickly, necessitating a change of action within the market for future success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive#comments News Active components Components Mobile Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:21:00 +0000 27901 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise Balun Aids Phased-Array Radars http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars <div class="field-byline"> Wang Wei, Zhong Wu, Xu Wei, Mu Mao, and Yuan Jun </div> <div class="field-deck"> This active balun design provides high, flat gain with low noise figure and reasonable linearity for a variety of applications at X- and Ku-band frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An active balun design achieves low noise and good linearity at X- and Ku-band frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:33:00 +0000 27711 at http://mwrf.com Turn Down the Noise with LNAs http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas <div class="field-deck"> Low-noise amplifiers help to increase signal power while limiting the noise figure and nonlinearities introduced into receiver electronics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using a low noise amplifier in a receiver design can optimize a signal’s quality and reduce the nonlinearities and noise introduced into the signal path from an antenna.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas#comments Active components Commercial Defense Medical Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:45:00 +0000 27641 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter Waves Enhance Military Projects http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects <div class="field-deck"> Given its potential for sensing and high-data-rate communications, millimeter-wave technology is a prime candidate for enabling the latest military, aerospace, and security technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Taking advantage of the broad spectrum and unique physical behavior of millimeter waves may be the next step toward advancing a wide range of technologies for the military and aerospace industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects#comments Active components Defense Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:18:00 +0000 27631 at http://mwrf.com Hybrid VCO Enables Robust Startup http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup <div class="node-body article-body">Using a hybrid AB/B class VCO typology, researchers from National Taipei University of Technology have designed and tested a low-supply-voltage, low-DC-power-dissipation, and wide-tuning-range circuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup#comments Active components Commercial Defense Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:37:00 +0000 27581 at http://mwrf.com Timing Requirements Change, and So Do Voltage-Controlled Oscillators http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators <div class="field-deck"> In frequency-control products, MEMS and CMOS technology are reaching performance that is on par with quartz crystal resonators and even adding valuable features to voltage-controlled oscillators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Timing requirements for modern commercial electronics are demanding more for the same cost in a smaller footprint. Conversely, military and aerospace applications are looking for timing products that have advanced in thermal, vibration, and aging stability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators#comments Commercial Active components Defense Medical Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 27471 at http://mwrf.com Surface-Mount Mixers Extend to 33 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These miniature passive and active mixers provide broad frequency coverage with low distortion and low noise using low-level signals across wide frequency bands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This trio of surface-mount mixers supports a variety of different communications applications as high as 33 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 27441 at http://mwrf.com