Degraded visibility—which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain—often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk.
Nanoribbon Film Keeps Glass Ice-Free
Rice University scientists who created a de-icing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.
Researchers Control Surface Tension To Manipulate Liquid Metals
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies.
Stanford Engineers Aim To Connect The World With Ant-Sized Radios
A Stanford engineering team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required. By Tom Abate
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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.
4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.
7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014
At the 2014 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with the event’s general chair, Dr. Larry Dunleavy, about the state of the RF and microwave design industry. While he acknowledged that it is a time of relative uncertainty — due in large part to constrained military budgets and conservative fiscal forecasts for 2014 — he also pointed out that there are plenty of emerging markets where RF and microwave technology is making a significant impact. With the Internet of Things (IoT) driving innovation in burgeoning markets like automotive and healthcare and the development of 5G pushing wireless technology to further heights, there was good reason for nearly 600 companies to flock to the IMS2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla.
GaAs And GaN Capabilities On Display At Farnborough
The UK was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. I had the opportunity to attend a Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, as well as taking a few days to attend FIA 2014.
Lockheed Martin Previews F-35 Lightning II "Fighter Of The Future"
The U.K. was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. In this article, Asif Anwar from Strategy Analytics describes his experience at the Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, and provides an overview of the new capabilities of each aircraft.
EM De-Embedding Magic – Part 3: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In Part 1, I described the EM analysis port calibration algorithm that I developed almost 30 years ago and has been in use in Sonnet ever since. At first glance, it might seem like the technique can be applied only to “lonely” ports — ports that have no interaction or coupling with any other nearby ports. In Part 2, I showed how the algorithm can be easily extended to calibrate and de-embed as many tightly coupled ports as needed. Yes, a couple equations are needed, but once you get familiar with them, the process is really easy to do. Everything works so well, one might think that nothing could possibly go wrong.
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Global Remotes Market 2014-2018
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ztm9zl/global_remotes) has announced the addition of the "Global Remotes Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
Pulsed RF Power Semiconductor Device Markets Will Exceed $US300M By 2019 With Gallium Nitride Driving Growth, Says ABI Research
Markets for pulsed RF power devices up to 18 GHz are expected to show continued growth over the next 5 years despite the current economic turmoil and cuts in defense spending. While their association with consumer spending fuels the volatility of many global electronics markets, pulsed RF power devices are supported by quite different priorities.
Research And Markets: Global RF Devices For Smart TV Market 2014-2018: Avago Technologies, Murata Manufacturing, RF Micro Devices, Skyworks & TriQuint Semiconductor Dominate The Market
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7gw6kc/global_rf_devices) has announced the addition of the "Global RF Devices for Smart TV Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
Microchip Expands Low-Cost 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Portfolio With New Devices Featuring Dual ADC Peripheral
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, recently announced a new addition to its PIC12/16LF155X 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family with the PIC16LF1554and PIC16LF1559 (PIC16LF1554/9) devices.
Richardson RFPD Introduces New Family Of High Performance Baluns From MACOM
RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of high performance baluns from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.
Global Radio Frequency (RF) Amplifier Industry Research Report
ReportsnReports.com adds a 220 pages RF amplifier market research report, published in September 2014, to its store. Titled 2014 Market Research Report on Global RF Amplifier Industry, this research starts with an introduction to RF Amplifier with its basic information including definition, classification, application as well as industry chain structure and overview. Complete report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/298182-2014-market-research-report-on-global-rf-amplifier-industry.html.
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