The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Anritsu Company Satisfies Major U.S. Operators’ Requirements With Emergency Alert And Public Warning Test Solution
Anritsu Company announces that its MD8475A signaling tester with SmartStudio Manager Windows-based control software now provides multi-operator support for Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) packages.
Upgraded Atlas Robot To Go Wireless As The Stakes Are Raised For The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
A total of $3.5M in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of which will be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
Providing Engineering, Integration Support For U.S. Navy’s Most Advanced Weapon System
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships.
Designing With Plastic RF Power Transistors
For many semiconductor products, plastic long ago emerged as the package technology of choice. For commodity products, such as small signal transistors, plastic offers low-cost encapsulation that is easily scaled to high volumes. For RF power amplifiers, plastic packaging helps address certain performance limitations inherent in ceramic devices. This white paper outlines the six main benefits of RF power plastic packages and provides recommendations on PCB layout. It also discusses mounting and soldering techniques that help create a robust, cost-effective design solution using over-molded plastic RF power devices.
Incorporating wireless technology into medical devices is about more than just keeping up with the hottest technology trends; the benefits are real and significant, especially with regard to monitoring and encouraging dose compliance in the pharmaceutical and medical realm. Prior to embarking on the development of a wireless-enabled drug-delivery device, however, it is crucial to know what, specifically, the benefits are, and exactly what kinds of challenges and design considerations must be taken into account.
While a problematic base station can be replaced, a cable and antenna system is not so easy to replace. It is the role of the field technician to troubleshoot the cable and antenna system and ensure that the overall health of the communication system is performing as expected. Field technicians today rely on portable cable and antenna analyzers to analyze, troubleshoot, characterize, and maintain the system. The purpose of this white paper is to cover the fundamentals of the key measurements of cable and antenna analysis, including return loss, cable loss, and distance-to-fault.
This paper addresses Qorvo’s integrated approach to thermal design that leverages modeling, empirical measurements (including micro-Raman thermography), and finite element analysis (FEA) for high performance microwave GaN HEMT devices and MMICs. This methodology is highly effective and has been empirically validated. By properly addressing FEA boundary condition assumptions and the limitations of infrared microscopy, resulting model calculations are more accurate at both the product and end application level than traditional methods based on lower power density technology.
Finite Element Electromagnetic Simulation Strategies For Wireless Network And Telecommunication Sector Panel Arrays
Sector panel antenna arrays designed for high gain, polarization diversity with high-power handling have typically been consider too large and complex for rigorous electromagnetic simulation.
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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.
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Keysight Technologies Introduces Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) Analysis Capability For 86100D DCA-X Series Oscilloscopes
Keysight Technologies, Inc. recently introduced measurement capability designed to help engineers quickly and accurately characterize PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with four amplitude levels) signals using the Keysight 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope platform.
Anite Announces Major Enhancements To Propsim F32, Its Industry-Leading LTE-Advanced MIMO Channel Emulator
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced today that it has introduced several major enhancements to its Propsim F32 LTE-Advanced MIMO radio Channel Emulator. The enhancements enable users to test new 3GPP features (Release 13 and beyond) in multi-mode base stations and mobile devices.
U.S. Navy Selects BAE Systems To Provide Communications And Combat Systems Support For Surface Combatants
The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide full life-cycle engineering and technical support for communication and combat systems on land and at sea.
Guerrilla RF’s Newest Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier Features Industry-Leading RF Performance For Demanding Applications
Guerrilla RF Inc., a leading provider of high performance MMICs, recently introduces its latest Ultra-low noise amplifier (Ultra-LNA) with industry-leading broadband RF performance for small cells, macro base stations, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and other wireless devices in the 700-2700 MHz band.
API Technologies To Showcase Power Solutions For Military And Unmanned Systems At AFCEA West
API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeter wave, power, and security solutions, will showcase its full line of power solutions for military, unmanned vehicle, and unmanned maritime systems (UMS) at AFCEA West, February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. API's display, in booth #1943, will also feature a selection of products from its RF and microwave product line.
Soitec : Soitec's New RF-SOI Substrates Expand The Frontiers Of Mobile Communications
Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has introduced its eSI90 substrate, the newest high-end wafer in its radio-frequency silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI) product family.
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