Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en For Long-Range Communications, Is Narrowband “It”? http://mwrf.com/active-components/long-range-communications-narrowband-it <div class="node-body article-body">For reliable and efficient long-range RF communications, narrowband systems may be a prime choice. A comparison of spectral efficiency, coexistence, and battery lifetime between narrowband communications and coding-gain techniques could demonstrate narrowband technique’s superiority for certain applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/long-range-communications-narrowband-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/long-range-communications-narrowband-it#comments Active components Commercial Defense Systems Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:34:00 +0000 29881 at http://mwrf.com GaN Powers Amp Modules http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-powers-amp-modules <div class="node-body article-body">A pair of power amplifier modules based on GaN technology provide a choice of 20 or 50 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-powers-amp-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-powers-amp-modules#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:01:00 +0000 29811 at http://mwrf.com 9 IoT-Enabling RF Transceivers http://mwrf.com/active-components/9-iot-enabling-rf-transceivers <div class="field-deck"> As the electronics industry looks for ways to implant intelligent wireless interfaces/controllers in everything, many RF companies have already developed low-power, low-cost, and compact transceivers to help realize that future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the greatest limiting factors in a small-form-factor and low-power design is the transceiver. Using some of the innate benefits of Internet of Things system requirements, engineers have developed ever-smaller and more capable systems-on-a-chip to enable sophisticated wireless control/communication. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/9-iot-enabling-rf-transceivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/9-iot-enabling-rf-transceivers#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000 29781 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Modules Boost 6 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-6-18-ghz <div class="field-deck"> Based on traveling-wave tubes, these high-power amplifier modules can be used for continuous or pulsed signals across broad bandwidths at output-power levels to 200 W or more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A line of amplifiers based on traveling-wave tubes provides high output-power levels at microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-6-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-6-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:16:00 +0000 29571 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between Broadband and Narrowband RF Communications? http://mwrf.com/systems/what-s-difference-between-broadband-and-narrowband-rf-communications <div class="field-deck"> The debate between broadband and narrowband communication techniques is leaving many engineers and radio-deployment specialists debating the benefits of enhanced data rates and long-range reliable communication links. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Substantial tradeoffs arise when choosing between a narrowband or broadband architecture for radio deployments. These tradeoffs largely depend upon the requirements of the application and type of communications system, data rate, power specification, and range requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/what-s-difference-between-broadband-and-narrowband-rf-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/what-s-difference-between-broadband-and-narrowband-rf-communications#comments Active components Commercial Defense Systems Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:13:00 +0000 29581 at http://mwrf.com GaN Drives Advances in Computer-Aided Design http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/gan-drives-advances-computer-aided-design <div class="field-deck"> The increased complexity of gallium-nitride-based RF devices is creating a demand for even greater modeling and model-extraction tools to power computer-aided-design techniques. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As gallium-nitride devices serve a growing number of applications ranging from wireless infrastructure to military arrays, the need to rapidly and efficiently design these high-frequency/high-power devices is driving computer-aided design tools to the next level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/gan-drives-advances-computer-aided-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/gan-drives-advances-computer-aided-design#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 29601 at http://mwrf.com IC Bridges the “Terahertz Gap” to Break World Record http://mwrf.com/active-components/ic-bridges-terahertz-gap-break-world-record <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Northrop Grumman, under a DARPA contract, developed a terahertz monolithic integrated circuit (TMIC) that uses 10 transistor stages to reach an operating speed of 1 THz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ic-bridges-terahertz-gap-break-world-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ic-bridges-terahertz-gap-break-world-record#comments News Active components Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:50:00 +0000 29481 at http://mwrf.com Amp Achieves Flat Gain to 12 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amp-achieves-flat-gain-12-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This surface-mount amplifier provides flat gain from 10 MHz to 12 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amp-achieves-flat-gain-12-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amp-achieves-flat-gain-12-ghz#comments Mini-Circuits Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:34:00 +0000 29311 at http://mwrf.com <p>Monolithic GaAs amplifier model GVA-123+ covers 10 MHz to 12 GHz with 16.9 dB gain at 2 GHz and flat gain across the frequency range.</p> What Techniques Boost PA Efficiency? http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-techniques-boost-pa-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> To get the greatest efficiency out of high-powered broadband power amplifiers, detailed knowledge of the amplifier behavior over frequency and modulation is required before an optimal design can be chosen. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest and future GaN amplifiers are capable of handling extreme amounts of power over very broad frequencies. This scenario brings up the fascinating design challenge of optimizing output parameters for greater efficiency in such a versatile device. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-techniques-boost-pa-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-techniques-boost-pa-efficiency#comments Active components Commercial Defense Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:39:00 +0000 29291 at http://mwrf.com CMOS LNA Aids UWB Receivers http://mwrf.com/active-components/cmos-lna-aids-uwb-receivers <div class="field-byline"> Xu Xia and Fengying Han </div> <div class="field-deck"> This broadband low-noise amplifier design provides more than 16-dB small-signal gain from 3 to 11 GHz based on a standard silicon CMOS semiconductor process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This broadband low-noise amplifier design provides more than 16-dB small-signal gain from 3 to 11 GHz based on a standard silicon CMOS semiconductor process. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/cmos-lna-aids-uwb-receivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/cmos-lna-aids-uwb-receivers#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:22:00 +0000 29211 at http://mwrf.com