Echodyne Corporation, a developer of metamaterials-based radar systems, says it has completed testing on its airborne Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA)-Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar on a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (sUAV). The landmark tests bring the company one step closer to launching the radar commercially.
One of the limits of today’s virtual reality (VR) headsets is that they have to be tethered to computers in order to process data well enough to deliver high-resolution visuals. But wearing an HDMI cable reduces mobility and can even lead to users tripping over cords. By Adam Conner-Simons
Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX is planning to launch by the end of the decade a 4,425-strong 'constellation' of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide gigabit-speed broadband and communication services globally.
A much-awaited, peer-reviewed paper on the electromagnetic (EM) drive, an esoteric propulsion system being developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been published online in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Journal of Propulsion and Power.
At IMS 2016, Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Booth #1739, is highlighting its new line of SWaP-friendly GaN amplifiers, Integrated Assemblies for EW, its industry-leading portfolio of TWTs, the industry’s most comprehensive line of MW & RF Components, and its diverse range of Microwave PCB capabilities. Like last year, stop by our booth for a free cup of Espresso!
Tools are now available from Anritsu to help technicians determine the precise location of external PIM. Using the Anritsu PIM Hunter™ probe in conjunction with a spectrum analyzer, technicians can use traditional interference hunting techniques to locate external PIM sources in the field. This white paper describes the test process as well as provides important guidelines to consider while testing.
As 5G technologies are developed to increase wireless communication data rates by a factor of 100, the design specifications of radio frequency (RF) electronics have become much more rigorous, especially for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) applications. As an alternate solution to traditional low radiation and low gain antennas, Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRAs) operate with less conduction losses and feature high radiation efficiency when excited properly for mm-wave frequencies and beyond. This white paper presents additional DRA characteristics, and the advantages of using them for 5G technology development.
As new power amplifier (PA) technologies are released, the latest being GaN technology, an amplifier’s behavior must be thoroughly tested and evaluated to ensure the highest performance under the stress of high power pulsing signals. Since a pulsed RF signal has a time domain nature, the best way to observe the performance of an amplifier is through time domain signal analysis. This article explains how to characterize the behaviors of pulsed RF power amplifiers in radar systems with a peak power meter.
In order to generate noise power ratio stimulus signals and to measure the resulting noise power ratio of a device under test (DUT), Rohde & Schwarz offers the Noise Power Ratio (NPR) as an add-on tool for WinIQSIM / WinIQSIM2™ software. This NPR measurement technique drastically reduces measurement time compared to classic gain wobbling, and is able to characterize the linearity of a wideband amplifier over a custom frequency range. This application note provides an overview of the software, its features, hardware and software requirements, installation, parameters, and more.
The power sensor is one of the most essential RF measurement tools, and as such, it is critical to choose the best power sensor for your application. This can be difficult, however, when many choices are available with bold claims of quicker speeds and more readings per second. Sifting through datasheets can quickly become overwhelming when deciding which sensor meets the needs of any particular measurement. This white paper provides an overview of the fundamentals of RF power sensors, and presents considerations for selecting the best fit.
CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division presents the VSC3645 GaN 4.2 kW pulsed solid state power amplifier module operating in the C-band (5.2 – 5.9 GHz). This high efficiency, high power, compact amplifier is highly efficient, easy to maintain, and is designed to easily create high power C-band radar transmitters.
IDS offers Antenna Design Framework and Electromagnetic Satellite (ADF-EMS) software for analyzing structures with a large number of elements to ensure excellent array performance. ADF, with its full-wave tools, offers a complete set of specific functions to assist antenna engineers in the design process, from conception to final product verification.
In this video, Applications Engineer, Flynn Lawrence discusses an example of AR’s turnkey system design and development.
This video demonstration is designed as a simple method for displaying the features and capabilities of the new Power Master MA24507A Frequency Selectable mmWave Power Analyzer.
Fischer Connectors offers a variety of electrical and optical connectivity solutions for test, measurement, and sensing applications including those on roads, railways, underwater, and in manned or unmanned vehicles. This video offers an exciting overview of the four product lines available, guidance on the best connectivity solutions for application-specific requirements, and relevant technical specifications for each group.
Fischer Connectors offers a variety of electrical and optical connectivity solutions for medical and healthcare applications. This video provides an overview of the four product lines available, guidance on the best connectivity solutions for application-specific requirements, and relevant technical specifications for each group.
IDS’ Aeronautical Division offers engineering expertise in solving complex situations and providing design solutions that support every stage of an aeronautical project. Providing professional commercial solutions, consultancy, and engineering services to the aeronautical industry worldwide for more than 30 years, the Aeronautical Division aims at maximizing aircraft crew safety and mission performance.
If the seemingly endless supply of innovative technologies coming out of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is any indication, old dogs can learn new tricks.
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Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) have invented a type of concrete mixture that can shield electronic systems from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). It's a cost-effective alternative to current EMP shielding solutions like metal enclosures.
Resonant Inc., a developer of software tools, intellectual property and design services targeted on filters for radio frequency, or RF, front-ends, or RFFE, that specializes in delivering designs for difficult bands and complex requirements, recently announced it has signed a new development and licensing agreement with one of its tier one customers that adds TC-SAW development capability to its Infinite Synthesized Network (ISN) development suite.
ThinkRF today announced the release of the new ThinkRF R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer, the latest product from one of the leading providers of advanced radio frequency test and measurement instruments.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced six new monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products, including four wideband low noise MMIC amplifiers (MMA040AA, MMA041AA, MMA043AA and MMA044AA) and two wideband gallium arsenide (GaAs) MMIC switches (MMS006AA and MMS008AA).
Altair today announced that Daniel Ung, a Masters student at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, has won the 2016 FEKO Student Competition, an annual international contest organized in support of engineering education and academic excellence. The 2016 competition generated global interest, attracting entries from Germany, USA and India.
Fairview Microwave Inc. recently released and new SPDT PIN Diode Absorptive Switch that offers exceptional performance across a wide range of frequencies. The FMSW2026 offers exceptional performance across a wide frequency band ranging from 100 MHz to 67 GHz.
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