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5G Breakthrough? Samsung Develops mmWave Adaptive Array Transceiver
Even though true 4G cellular is yet to arrive, Samsung claims to have already taken a major step toward 5G with the development of a new millimeter-wave adaptive array transceiver. The device, which operates in the Ka band (28 GHz), achieves data transmission speeds of up to 1.056 Gbit/s over distances of up to 2 km.
The Sequester, DARPA, And A New Reality For U.S. Defense R&D
Sequestration was the dominant theme at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) 2013 in Baltimore last week. Talk of U.S. budget cuts and their impact on the defense industry was almost omnipresent during the event, starting with Monday’s plenary keynote address by DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, who explained how the agency will approach the development of new military capabilities amidst both fiscal and threat uncertainties.
Microwave Ablation Devices Heating Up, But Competition Looms
Over the past several years, microwave ablation has established itself as the medical procedure of choice for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and liver, prostate, kidney, lung, and other forms of cancer. However, it doesn’t appear as though the microwave ablation device market will rest on its laurels. If recent research reports and news coverage of novel applications are any indication, the technology is poised for significant future growth.
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How To Localize Interference In The High Frequency Range Using smartDF®
Are you impacted by an illegal transmitter? …or a legal transmitter not operating within specifications? … or an industrial controller causing fizzle on an adjacent band? … or just crackle from a poor contact in the building’s wiring?
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Advances in modern radar systems include specialized active antennas, microwave circuits and devices, agile beam steering and shape, and digital space-time signal processing. While the pace of radar technology continues to march forward, two fundamentals remain constant. The first is that the electromagnetic properties of antennas, radomes, and the installation platform are governed by the underlying and unwavering physics. By Lawrence Williams, PhD., Director Product Management, Matthew Commens, PhD., Product Manager, HFSS, and Steve Rousselle, Technical Director, ANSYS, Inc.
The morning of December 4, 2011 began normally for the team of Air Force technicians. As they settled into their shift flying unmanned aircraft over Afghanistan, perhaps they chatted casually and swapped stories from the weekend. Very soon, however, their conversations were interrupted by shrill alarm sirens blaring from their control monitors. The video screen on the wall, which normally displayed real-time video imagery from their stealth RQ-170 drone, was now completely black. By Michael Clonts, Product Manager, RT Logic
The introduction of GaN as a solid state semiconductor material has enabled the manufacture of high-power, efficient amplifiers in a small volume. In 2011, CPI developed a 1300-watt S-band solid state power amplifier, CPI model VSS3607. This paper will present details of the design and performance data for the VSS3607 amplifier, including results from a 1000-hour life test.
RF Switch Matrix/Signal Conditioning Challenge: Reverse Engineering And Updating Your Legacy Test System
Almost every company has an old test system in the corner of their lab that provides a test capability that they require. Perhaps it is related to a government program or a commercial product line that has been around forever. Sometimes the system has been mothballed and they need to get it to run again. This is the third in a series of guest columns by Bob Alman of SenarioTek.
Military Satellite Trends And Outlook: Part 1
The use of space is increasing and becoming an essential component for infrastructure in communications, navigation and timing, agriculture and weather monitoring, and disaster relief efforts. From a military perspective, space assets provide necessary resources to support troops, including the provision of imagery, supporting communications, improving targeting, and conversely reducing collateral damage. As a force multiplier, space assets can provide advanced capabilities and compensate for reductions in other conventional assets. By Asif Anwar, Director, Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) Service, Strategy Analytics
Patterned Ground Shields For Silicon RFICs – Part I: What Happens In The Silicon?
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Centennial Airport To Install New Surveillance System That Combines Liteye And Blighter Systems To Enhance Facility Security
Centennial Airport, (Centennial, Colorado, USA), announced today that it will be deploying a new facility security system that combines the Aquila thermal pan & tilt camera system, from Liteye Systems Inc., (Centennial, Colorado, USA), and the Blighter B400 series electronic -scanning ground radar system from Blighter Surveillance Systems, (Cambridge, UK), to deliver a fortress-like ring of security over their facility.
US Air Force Selects Raytheon's Transportable Air Traffic Radar System
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract to build rapidly deployable air traffic control (ATC) systems that can be delivered anywhere in the world and then be fully operational controlling flights within six hours.
Sonnet Announces Blink, The New Simulation Tool For The Modern IC And PCB Designer
Leading High Frequency Electromagnetic (EM) Software provider, Sonnet Software, Inc. announces a new product, Blink, which is an easy-to-use EDA environment for the analysis of on chip passive devices such as spiral inductors and MIM capacitors.
Sequans Introduces EZLinkLTE Family Of Modules For All-In-One LTE Connectivity
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. has introduced a new line of LTE modules called EZLinkLTE. The modules are based on Sequans’ LTE baseband chip and include a complete RF front end and key interfaces in a single, compact package.
Aeroflex Releases The TETRA Enhanced Data Service Option For The 3920 Radio Test Set
Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced recently the release of the TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS) option for the 3920 Digital and Analog Radio Test Set.
API Technologies To Showcase ION Networks Remote Services Solutions At IAUG CONVERGE2013
API Technologies Corp. (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced recently that it will be exhibiting the IONSA5600-SAL: Avaya SAL Edition, along with its full line of ION enterprise products, at the annual International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) Conference (Booth #333). IAUG CONVERGE2013 takes place June 4-6 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.
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