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IMS2013: Tech Trends You Don’t Want To Miss (Even If You’re Not Going)
Like a restaurant with way too many appealing choices on its menu, IMS poses a particular dilemma to attendees and non-attendees alike. With so many educational opportunities available over such a short period of time, which ones should you attend (if you're going)? And with so much information coming out of the symposium in the days and weeks that follow, what’s worth paying attention to or investigating further (if you're not)? I caught up with IMS2013 Technical Program Chair Lenoard Hayden to get his advice.
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.
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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?
New fabrication techniques that improve performance, lower assembly costs, or reduce size are always of interest.
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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Low-Power Wireless Projected To Make Waves In Remote Controls
Nearly one-fifth of all remote controls will feature wireless radio frequency (RF) technology by 2018 that enable many advanced technologies not available with current remotes, including voice and gesture control, according to insights from IMS Research, now part of IHS.
Epiq Solutions Announces The Matchstiq™ Z1 Handheld Software Defined Radio
Epiq Solutions, an engineering firm specializing in the development of flexible wireless communications systems, has announced the Matchstiq™Z1, the latest addition to the company's small form factor software defined radio (SDR) product line.
TriQuint Accelerates Gallium Nitride Offerings, Releases Significant New Products And Foundry Services
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, recently announced 15 new gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers and transistors along with two new GaN processes.
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.
NXP Delivers Industry's First Ultra-Wideband Doherty Amplifiers
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the availability of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and BLF884PS -- the industry's first wideband Doherty power amplifiers capable of broadband operation (470 to 806 MHz).
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