EDITOR’S PICKS

Wichita State, Kansas State Working Together On Unmanned Aerial Systems Studies

Two Kansas universities are working together with the FAA to minimize the risk associated with the operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operating in the National Airspace System.

  • The Importance of GPS Derived Timing
    The Importance of GPS Derived Timing

    Many users of GPS believe its main function is to provide a means of deriving position, but the constellation of satellites is also a remarkably efficient time keeper. Each satellite contains 4 atomic clocks, so when their signals are received by any GPS enabled device, the synchronized time is within 100 billionths of a second, without the cost of owning, operating, and maintaining atomic clocks.

  • ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close To Supermassive Black Hole
    ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close To Supermassive Black Hole

    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has revealed an extremely powerful magnetic field, beyond anything previously detected in the core of a galaxy, very close to the event horizon of a supermassive black hole.

  • Switching Europe Onto The Next Mobile Generation
    Switching Europe Onto The Next Mobile Generation

    While the next mobile network generation – 5G – is yet to be fully realised, the EU has committed itself to ensuring that European businesses and services are able to take full advantage when this new wave of technology arrives.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2015

IMS Resource Center

IMS Resource Center

RF Globalnet's IMS resource center is comprised of the latest products, news, articles, and video coverage from this and past year's shows. Click here to access it.

GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies

GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies

GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies are cable solutions designed with an internally ruggedized construction made to withstand concentrated loads well in excess of those specified by MIL-T-81490. The cables are flexible and inherently resistant to over-bending, making the cables easier to install within the confines of an aircraft. GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies are available in Standard Series or 6 Series.

Vector Network Analyzers: MS4640B Series

Vector Network Analyzers: MS4640B Series

Anritsu’s MS4640B vector network analyzers (VNAs) are a part of the VectorStarTM family, and provide the highest overall performance on a modern analyzer platform. They cover the 70 kHz to 70 GHz frequency range and offer 2.5 ns pulse resolution with a 100 dB dynamic range.

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

Non-Blocking RF Switch Matrix

Non-Blocking RF Switch Matrix

A non-blocking RF switch matrix is more complex than the blocking type, but it’s also more flexible.  In this configuration, an input can be switched to multiple outputs.  One input can in fact be switched to all of the outputs at once.  This provides an extra degree of flexibility compared to the blocking architecture.  However, a non-blocking architecture still has the limitation of not allowing two or more inputs to be switched to the same output.  Input 1 for example can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, but no other input can be switched to any of the same outputs.

GaN Wideband Power Amplifier: NPA1007

GaN Wideband Power Amplifier: NPA1007

The NPA1007 is a 20 - 2500 MHz, wideband GaN power amplifier. This amplifier has output levels to 10 W (40 dBm) and is specifically designed for saturated and linear operation.

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RECENT ARTICLES

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Growing Markets In A Changing World
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Growing Markets In A Changing World

    UAVs became a common part of many people’s vernacular due to their sudden surge in use for military related applications, though in those cases, they’re typically referred to as drones. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have numerous potential civilian applications as well though – from agricultural, forestry, and maritime studies, to border security and law enforcement use. This article discusses the growing diversity of markets for UAVs and both the challenges and opportunities they provide.

Proving Installed Performance Of Airframe Microwave Assemblies

A recent study conducted for the aerospace industry showed that 29 percent of respondents said the cause of Microwave/RF cable failure or repair is due to damage during installation. Damaged airframe microwave assemblies result in system failures, re-testing, delayed production, increased maintenance downtime, and eventual replacement of the entire setup.

Overcoming Space Challenges And Reducing Costs With Small-Diameter Cable Technology

Network service providers are deploying more fiber cables than ever to keep up with bandwidth demands. While that’s good news for those who want more bandwidth, it’s not so good for the technicians needing access to existing circuits or the ability to install new ones. In order to help central offices, headends, and other areas of a service network, a microcable patchcord was developed to slow the rate of cable pile-up and ease congestion in fiber-management systems.

A Cost Effective Approach To Simulation For Electronic Warfare Systems

Electronic Warfare (EW) comes in the forms of Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), and Electronic Support (ES). The tightening of the DOD’s budget has made the already complex simulation of the spectral environments encountered by EW systems in field settings even more of a challenge.

The Third Wave Of CFD: Paradigm Shift Towards Simulation-Driven Designs

This white paper covers the history of simulation flow through the first two waves of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) technology, from the beginnings of commercially available CFD software through its entering of R&D departments. Lastly, it outlines the paradigm shift occurring in CFD technology as it has now become an essential element of the product design process as simulation-driven design is more prominent now than ever.

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RF Globalnet Welcomes Our Newest Supplier

Atlanta Micro, Inc was founded in 2011 with the purpose of designing and manufacturing high performance RF and Microwave products for demanding customer applications. The company is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Our executives possess over 40 years of experience designing state‑of‑the‑art components, receivers, transceivers and systems for the military, government agencies and the test equipment community. Atlanta Micro is focused on providing best‑in‑class broadband RF solutions meeting stringent specifications while offering reduced size, weight and power consumption necessary for portable and low power platforms. Our products are designed to meet customer needs that have been identified through our extensive experience.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    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
    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
    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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FEATURED PRODUCTS

Vibration Tolerant TCXO - 10MHz - 50 MHz: T1307

Vibration Tolerant TCXO - 10MHz - 50 MHz: T1307

Greenray Industries offers unparalleled performance under vibration from our T1307 TCXO series. The T1307 utilizes our patented vibration compensation technology to provide exceptional acceleration sensitivity performance (≤7x10-11/g). The improved sensitivity allows the T1307 TCXO to provide much better phase noise (e.g. 30-40dB better for a 10grms random vib) under shock and vibration than typical TCXOs.

Low-Cost, 900 MHz Cavity Bandpass Filters

Low-Cost, 900 MHz Cavity Bandpass Filters

Corry Micronics offers custom and off-the-shelf cavity Bandpass filters for 900 MHz Communications Systems. The new line of Bandpass filters are designed to cover the spectrum from 902 to 927. These four cavity filters offer superior rejection with very low insertion loss.
SPDT Standard and Ruggedized Microwave Switches

SPDT Standard and Ruggedized Microwave Switches

Ducommun RF Products has a legacy of designing and manufacturing RF Coaxial Switches since 1969 (formally known as Dynatech DMT and DBP Microwave).   We have designs for Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Defense, Industrial, Medical, SATCOM, Telecommunications and Test & Measurement applications.

AD300A: PTFE/Woven Fiberglass/Micro-Ceramic Filled Laminate

AD300A: PTFE/Woven Fiberglass/Micro-Ceramic Filled Laminate

AD300A is a woven fiberglass reinforced PTFE/Microfine Ceramic composite material and is a significant improvement in cost/performance over traditional fluoropolymer-glass laminates. This combination offers designers an advantage for improving electrical performance through the use of advanced material without the additional cost traditionally associated with higher performance...
1P2T Solid State RF Switch

1P2T Solid State RF Switch

The new 50S-1352 from JFW Industries is a high-power, RF "hot switch" that covers cellular, PCS, UMTS frequencies, and beyond.
Spectrum and Signal Analyzer: NRA-3000 with LNB Control

Spectrum and Signal Analyzer: NRA-3000 with LNB Control

This spectrum and signal analyzer is the LNB control variant of the NRA-3000. It generates the standard control voltages for switching the LNB to a low or high band and to horizontal or vertical polarization. It covers the 5 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range.

EMI Test Receiver R&S ESR

EMI Test Receiver R&S ESR

The R&S®ESR EMI test receiver functions both as a powerful signal and spectrum analyzer for lab applications, and as a tool to measure conducted and radiated disturbances in the 10 Hz to 26 GHz frequency range in compliance with the CISPR 16-1-1 standard. Electromagnetic disturbances are measured at a very high speed with the help of an FFT-based time domain scan.

5x7mm TCVCXO: T85H Series

5x7mm TCVCXO: T85H Series

The T85H series of TCVCXOs are available in frequencies from 5-52 MHz, with 10 MHz, 12.8 MHz, 16.384 MHz, 19.2 MHz, 19.44 MHz, 20 MHz, 26 MHz, 19.44 MHz, 20 MHz, 26 MHz, 40 MHz, and 50 MHz all being standard.

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Ducommun Inc.

Ducommun Inc.

Ducommun RF Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF Coaxial Switch, Switch Matrices and Millimeter Wave components, Millimeter Wave Sub-Assemblies and Millimeter Wave Systems.

Ducommun RF Products Coaxial Switches are used on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, communications equipment, and defense, industrial, medical, Satcom and Test & Measurement applications.

Arlon Materials for Electronics

Arlon Materials for Electronics

Arlon Materials for Electronics Division develops and manufactures copper clad laminates and prepreg bonding materials for the fabrication of high performance and frequency dependent printed circuit boards.

Ciao Wireless

Ciao Wireless

Ciao Wireless, World's Finest Microwave Amplifiers, Space Qualified Filters & Radial Power Dividers and Combiners

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