Demand for specialized integrated circuits for military electronics continues to surge exponentially with no end in sight. Systems that synchronize the activity of unmanned aerial vehicles; real-time conversion of raw radar data into tactically useful 3-D imagery; and instant access to high-resolution sensor feeds on the battlefield are only three examples of this reality.
X-Band Radar Market Worth $5.08B By 2020
The report, now available on ASDReports, "X-Band Radar Market by Type (Portable & Non-portable), Application (Defense, Government, & Commercial) - Global Forecasts, Trends & Analysis to 2015-2020", The X-band radar market is estimated to be valued at $4.12B by the end of 2015 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.56% to reach $5.08B by the end of 2020.
Undergrad Radio Amateur Uses Reverse Beacon Network In Research Project
A Virginia Tech undergraduate researcher and radio amateur has used Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) and Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) data to study how solar flares impact HF radio propagation over the entire dayside — the time Earth is in sunlight — with communication loss related to both flare intensity and distribution.
Annihilating Interference In A Sea Of Signals
This case study discusses how industry collaboration helped meet the challenges of in-building interference detection and mitigation across jurisdictional and corporate boundaries.
The quality that makes oscilloscopes invaluable in any electronic laboratory is their range of utility. While all oscilloscopes perform the same essential function and follow the same central principles, there are several specialized instruments used in various applications. In this article, we give you a bird’s-eye view of the different types of oscilloscopes, as well as some suggestions on their ideal usage.
Arqiva, a UK based communications infrastructure and media services company, has been working on a number of projects to expand the UK nationwide DAB network. Since these projects demanded a smart and cost effective solution for distributing critical L-band satellite signals at multiple UK transmitting stations, Ariqiva chose ETL Systems to construct compact products to meet their requirements. This case study discusses how Arqiva relied on ETL Systems to help increase local DAB coverage so that millions of customers can receive their favorite radio stations digitally.
A study shows that more than 75 percent of microwave/RF cable assembly users replace their cable assemblies frequently. The only way to ensure reliability is to select a cable assembly that has been tested to survive in real-world conditions. This white paper presents information on what kinds of cable assemblies are good for signal integrity, long-term durability and performance, and a lower lifetime cost.
This paper examines USSOCOM's emerging requirements for new and updated submersible equipment, with a focus on the factors that qualify such equipment for operation in combat environments. Specifically, it addresses the components most often considered the weakest link – namely, electrical cable connectors. Typically, significant changes in military equipment requirements such as this spawn innovation in the private sector. So the paper concludes by reviewing the types of equipment for which the 20-meter submersible capability may soon become standard.
This diplexer uses TE Mode waveguide puck resonators to achieve narrowband filters of less than 0.25% bandwidth yet still provide a pass band loss on the order of < 1.5 dB. In addition to the low loss provided by the high Q ceramic resonators, cross coupling is used to achieve very deep rejection of 75 dBc at a 4:1 shape factor. This device also incorporates a sampling coupler and is available in both diplexer and double band pass configurations in frequency ranges of 2250 MHz to 2800 MHz...
KRYTAR offers precision coaxial terminations in the following frequency bandwidths...
Site Analyzer®: SA-3600XT, 25-3600 MHz
The 25-3600 MHz, Site Analyzer®: SA-3600XT Site Analyzer is easy to operate and field ready for first-time, occasional and experienced users. Other applications include 3G, Broadcast, Government, Tactical Military, Microwave, Paging, Public Safety, Trunking, WLAN and WLL, and TETRA.
Test, Control, And Verify: New Location, Better Solutions
Corry Micronics recently moved to a new facility in accordance with their new product development initiatives, particularly in the microwave space. RF Globalnet recently made the trip to check out the new digs and to catch up with Don Pavlek, president and CEO, and Jim Price, vice president of engineering.
Modeling Material Properties Based On Measurement
This webinar video presents how to use CST STUDIO SUITE® for a number of techniques for extracting material properties based on the measured S-parameters of simple geometry samples. The video will also discuss the importance of manufacturing technology in the extraction process in relation to the robustness of the specific technique. Important effects such as etch factor, over-etching, over-milling, metallization thickness, and the connection repeatability of low-cost end-launchers will also be addressed in real-world examples.
How Wireless Works
This is a short, animated video explaining what happens each time someone uses smartphones, tablets or other wireless devices.
Attenuation Made Easy
Bryan Walker with JFW closed out our IMS 2015 coverage with a short and sweet demo of the ease-of-use of their 50P2014 SMA attenuator.
Switch, Amplify, Split, Route
Dominic Overton and Dr. Esen Bayar took a few minutes out of day three of IMS in 2015 to familiarize us with their wide range of offerings. Watch the video for an overview of solutions designed for telecoms operators, global satellite operators, and the government and military sector.
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Pasternack Expands Portfolio Of In-Stock And Ready To Ship GaN Power Amplifiers
Pasternack has announced its expanded offering of gallium nitride (GaN) coaxial power amplifiers. These rugged connectorized designs have the advantage of high output load impedance that offers easier impedance matching over wider bandwidths using lower loss components. Applications include commercial and military radar, jamming systems, medical imaging, communications and electronic warfare.
USAF Taps Mission Microwave For Solid State Power Amplifiers
Mission Microwave Technologies, Inc., has been selected through the U.S. Air Force SBIR Program for a Phase I contract to develop highly efficient and linear high power Ka-Band Solid-State Amplifiers (SSPA’s). The SBIR program topic (AF151-150) is entitled “Ka-Band Efficient, Linear Power Amplifiers for SATCOM Ground Terminals,” and aims to deliver greater than 70W of linear RF power over 30-31 GHz, with efficiencies in excess of 35 percent.
Richardson RFPD Introduces New 13.4–15.5 GHz, 35W GaN Power Amplifier From TriQuint / Qorvo
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaN power amplifier from TriQuint / Qorvo.
Rohde & Schwarz Showcases Its 5G Test Solutions At CTIA
Rohde & Schwarz, Inc., an industry leader in mobile wireless test, has announced that it will demonstrate several key test systems for the development and test of 5G components and systems at this year's CTIA Super Mobility 2015. These systems will be showcased at the Rohde & Schwarz booth (space #3249) and as part of the CTIA sponsored 5G Innovation Lab (space #4315).
Global Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Market 2015-2019
A fixed satellite service or FSS uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication that are used by government, military organizations, small and large enterprises, and other end-users.
Microsemi's Industry-leading Space Products Support Pluto New Horizons Space Exploration Mission
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its industry-leading space solutions are onboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft supporting its successful exploration mission to Pluto.
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