Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en Integration and Operational Guidelines for MEMS-Based Inertial Systems: Applications that include magnetometers http://mwrf.com/active-components/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-in <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Sparton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-performance inertial systems provide accurate platform heading information in a variety of applications and operational environments. However, the magnetometers used are susceptible to measurement distortion in the presence of any magnetic material. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-in#comments Active components Systems White Paper Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:46:00 +0000 32891 at http://mwrf.com SWaP-C and Why Your Component Partner Matters http://mwrf.com/active-components/swap-c-and-why-your-component-partner-matters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Sparton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can you get maximum SWaP-C benefit with minimal fuss? By choosing the right contract manufacturer. Read our white paper to learn why SWaP-C matters, the challenges involved, and techniques for ensuring that you choose the right partner for your project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/swap-c-and-why-your-component-partner-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/swap-c-and-why-your-component-partner-matters#comments Active components Systems White Paper Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:46:00 +0000 32901 at http://mwrf.com USAF Next-Gen Radar Platforms Focus of New Project http://mwrf.com/active-components/usaf-next-gen-radar-platforms-focus-new-project <div class="node-body article-body">GE’s Intelligent Platforms was awarded a contract to develop new radar technologies for the US Air Force.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/usaf-next-gen-radar-platforms-focus-new-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/usaf-next-gen-radar-platforms-focus-new-project#comments News Active components Defense Systems Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:47:00 +0000 32811 at http://mwrf.com Envelope Tracking and Digital Pre-Distortion Test Solution for RF Amplifiers http://mwrf.com/active-components/envelope-tracking-and-digital-pre-distortion-test-solution-rf-amplifiers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing number of power amplifiers (PA) support the envelope tracking (ET) technology in order to reduce power consumption and improve efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/envelope-tracking-and-digital-pre-distortion-test-solution-rf-amplifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/envelope-tracking-and-digital-pre-distortion-test-solution-rf-amplifiers#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Digital semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:00 +0000 32781 at http://mwrf.com Power Added Efficiency Measurement http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-added-efficiency-measurement <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Besides the four s-parameters, hot-s22 and stability, the Power Added Efficiency (PAE) is a key parameter for amplifier which represents how efficient the amplifier converts DC energy to RF energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-added-efficiency-measurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-added-efficiency-measurement#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Digital semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:00 +0000 32791 at http://mwrf.com Testing S-Parameters on Pulsed Radar Power Amplifier Modules http://mwrf.com/active-components/testing-s-parameters-pulsed-radar-power-amplifier-modules <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In many cases, devices need to be characterized using pulsed instead of CW signals. Be it for on-wafer measurement of power amplifiers, where heat sinks are difficult or even impossible to implement, for power amplifier modules for pulsed radar systems or other applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/testing-s-parameters-pulsed-radar-power-amplifier-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/testing-s-parameters-pulsed-radar-power-amplifier-modules#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Digital semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:00 +0000 32801 at http://mwrf.com Network-in-a-Box Meets Software to Extend Tactical C4 http://mwrf.com/systems/network-box-meets-software-extend-tactical-c4 <div class="node-body article-body">When implemented with the SmartLink network, the TACCOMS operations system extends and enriches tactical communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/network-box-meets-software-extend-tactical-c4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/network-box-meets-software-extend-tactical-c4#comments Active components Defense Systems Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:00 +0000 32771 at http://mwrf.com Standards Update: MIPI Alliance Spec for RF Front-End Control Interface 2.0 http://mwrf.com/active-components/standards-update-mipi-alliance-spec-rf-front-end-control-interface-20 <div class="node-body article-body">The MIPI Alliance announced version 2.0 of the RF Front-End (RFFE) Control Interface specification, which simplifies the design and interoperability of RFFE devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/standards-update-mipi-alliance-spec-rf-front-end-control-interface-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/standards-update-mipi-alliance-spec-rf-front-end-control-interface-20#comments News Active components Mobile Services Systems Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:22:00 +0000 32721 at http://mwrf.com <p>The MIPI Alliance announced version 2.0 of the RF Front-End (RFFE) Control Interface specification, which simplifies the design and interoperability of RFFE devices. (Image courtesy of the MIPI Alliance)</p> 300-GHz Transceiver Boasts On-Chip LO and Mixers http://mwrf.com/active-components/300-ghz-transceiver-boasts-chip-lo-and-mixers-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Korea and the United States designed a 300-GHz transceiver for wideband communications and imaging applications. It houses fundamental local oscillators and mixers on a 250-nm indium-phosphide double-heterojunction bipolar transistor process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/300-ghz-transceiver-boasts-chip-lo-and-mixers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/300-ghz-transceiver-boasts-chip-lo-and-mixers-0#comments Active components Commercial Defense Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 32671 at http://mwrf.com MEMS Switch Hits Millimeter-Wave Frequencies http://mwrf.com/active-components/mems-switch-hits-millimeter-wave-frequencies-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Canada explore a waveguide structure internally lined with MEMS cantilever actuators in order to realize a millimeter-wave switch that can operate from 60 to 75 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/mems-switch-hits-millimeter-wave-frequencies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/mems-switch-hits-millimeter-wave-frequencies-0#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0000 32661 at http://mwrf.com