RF Essentials http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/7061/more en DASs Bring Capacity Indoors, Outdoors, And Wherever You Need It http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it <div class="field-deck"> To solve the demands of high data rates in buildings, stadiums, and on public transportation, distributed antenna systems are bringing the antennas to the people. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributed antenna systems are being incorporated into more buildings, stadiums, and public transit centers every year. Macrocell congestion and consumer-driven data demands are responsible for this proliferation. There are many different implementations of DAS technology, each with their own tradeoffs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it#comments Active components Passive components RF Essentials Systems Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 23911 at http://mwrf.com 3D Integrated Circuits Show Extreme RF Potential http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/3d-integrated-circuits-show-extreme-rf-potential <div class="field-deck"> With the power, cost, fabrication, interconnect, and space reductions of 3D IC techniques, the wireless and RF industry could meet the latest demands of the consumer electronics, commercial, and military industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to integrate analog, digital, and RF circuits into a single fabricated module is an exciting potential benefit of 3D IC innovations. With the power, cost, fabrication, interconnect, and space reductions of 3D IC techniques, the wireless and RF industry could meet the latest demands of the consumer-electronics, commercial, and military industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/3d-integrated-circuits-show-extreme-rf-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/3d-integrated-circuits-show-extreme-rf-potential#comments Mixed-signal semiconductors RF Essentials Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:17:00 +0000 20481 at http://mwrf.com Perusing Materials For High-Frequency PCBs http://mwrf.com/components/perusing-materials-high-frequency-pcbs <div class="field-deck"> Circuit materials are available in a variety of formulations, with wide fluctuations in price, performance, and processing complexity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Circuit materials are available in a wide range of formulations that represent tradeoffs in price, performance, and fabrication difficulty for RF and microwave circuits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/perusing-materials-high-frequency-pcbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/perusing-materials-high-frequency-pcbs#comments Commercial Components Defense Industrial RF Essentials Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:08:00 +0000 19351 at http://mwrf.com Portable RF/Microwave Testers Take To The Field http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/portable-rfmicrowave-testers-take-field <div class="field-deck"> A growing number of portable RF/microwave test signal sources and analyzers are making it easier to perform highly accurate on-site measurements through millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Portable RF testers have made significant strides over the past decade, both in terms of performance and variety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/portable-rfmicrowave-testers-take-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/portable-rfmicrowave-testers-take-field#comments Commercial Defense Industrial RF Essentials Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:39:00 +0000 17901 at http://mwrf.com Radar Systems Scan The Skies http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-systems-scan-skies <div class="field-deck"> Since World War II, radar techniques have continued to improve with advances in antenna materials, solid-state electronics, digital signal processing, and software. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radar systems have been adapted to a wide range of applications since their development during World War II.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-systems-scan-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-systems-scan-skies#comments Commercial Defense Industrial RF Essentials Systems Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:26:00 +0000 17341 at http://mwrf.com Choosing Optimal Cables & Connectors http://mwrf.com/passive-components/choosing-optimal-cables-connectors <div class="field-deck"> Specifying RF/microwave cables and connectors requires an understanding of the critical mechanical and electrical characteristics and how they impact a given application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Specifying cables and connectors requires an understanding of how their performance levels fit into a given application’s requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/choosing-optimal-cables-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/choosing-optimal-cables-connectors#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components RF Essentials Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:55:00 +0000 16211 at http://mwrf.com Manage Growing EM Radiation Levels http://mwrf.com/commercial/manage-growing-em-radiation-levels <div class="field-deck"> Effective shielding is now a standard requirement for many electronic designs, to prevent EM radiation from those devices from wreaking havoc with other electronic products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Careful choice of shielding materials can eliminate interference problems in a cost-effective manner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/commercial/manage-growing-em-radiation-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/commercial/manage-growing-em-radiation-levels#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial RF Essentials Technologies Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:37:00 +0000 14771 at http://mwrf.com RF MEMS Switches Are Primed For Mass-Market Applications http://mwrf.com/active-components/rf-mems-switches-are-primed-mass-market-applications <div class="field-byline"> Roger Allan </div> <div class="field-deck"> While MEMS switches offer obvious countermeasures for performance issues in smartphones, the defense and test segments also are recognizing their benefits in an array of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While MEMS switches offer obvious countermeasures for performance issues in smartphones, the defense and test segments also are recognizing their benefits in an array of applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/rf-mems-switches-are-primed-mass-market-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/rf-mems-switches-are-primed-mass-market-applications#comments Active components Commercial Defense RF Essentials Test & Measurement Thu, 09 May 2013 17:14:00 +0000 14331 at http://mwrf.com Automobiles Racing To Higher Frequencies http://mwrf.com/systems/automobiles-racing-higher-frequencies <div class="field-deck"> Wireless technologies are helping to boost the convenience and safety of modern automobiles by taking advantage of ISM bands and unused frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automotive designers are taking advantage of unused frequency bands for control and communications among different electronic subsystems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/automobiles-racing-higher-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/automobiles-racing-higher-frequencies#comments Automotive RF Essentials Systems Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:29:00 +0000 13761 at http://mwrf.com Keeping Power Levels In Check http://mwrf.com/passive-components/keeping-power-levels-check <div class="field-deck"> Directional couplers and power dividers/combiners are essential components for RF/microwave applications in which signals must be combined or divided. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Directional couplers and power dividers/combiners are used for summing and dividing high-frequency signals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/keeping-power-levels-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/keeping-power-levels-check#comments Commercial Defense Passive components RF Essentials Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:58:00 +0000 13191 at http://mwrf.com <p> This is one of the industry&rsquo;s more broadband directional couplers, with 20-dB coupling from 1 to 40 GHz by means of stripline circuitry and SMA coaxial input and output connectors. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.krytar.com">Krytar</a>.)</p>