SMOS Meets Ocean Monsters

ESA’s SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.

  • Big Iron Gets Technology Boost
    Big Iron Gets Technology Boost

    ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world’s most advanced tracking technology. And it’s about to get a boost.

  • Engineering Professor Brings Antenna Capabilities To Military Armor
    Engineering Professor Brings Antenna Capabilities To Military Armor

    For the past four years, Villanova University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ahmad Hoorfar, PhD, director of the Antenna Research Laboratory, has been working on wideband low-profile antennas that provide electronic warfare, jamming and communication capabilities for fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels.

  • Researchers Propose New Way To Chart The Cosmos In 3D
    Researchers Propose New Way To Chart The Cosmos In 3D

    If only calculating the distance between Earth and far-off galaxies was as easy as pulling out the old measuring tape. Now UBC researchers are proposing a new way to calculate distances in the cosmos using mysterious bursts of energy.

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Device To Device Communication in LTE

The government has started to consider LTE services as a candidate for safety critical communications; specifically in group communication and proximity based services. This white paper describes the aspect of proximity based services involving the direct communication between two devices in LTE from a UE point of view. Network elements are described as far as they concern the UE. In addition to the message transmission and reception, a special emphasis is put on the synchronization between UEs and on the security for the message exchange.

Wilkinson Power Dividers White Paper

The PDW05758 from DLI is a surface mount, thin film power divider designed to utilize a three section Wilkinson topology. Features for this device includes temperature stable ceramic, low loss conductors, integrated resistors, and a package size of 0.185 inch by 0.160 inch by 0.020 inch. This white paper provides an in depth overview of the PDW05758, the process of its power conversion, the basics of its thermal modeling and thermal measurements.

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.

Are You Using The Best Oscilloscope For That Application?

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.

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Full Waveguide Q-Band Low Noise Amplifier: AFB-Q20LN-0X

This LNA covers the 33 to 45 GHz frequency range and is ideal for telecommunication, test instrumentation, and transceiver subassembly applications. It features broadband performance across the entire Q-band, ultra-low noise with gain choice, variable I/O interface options, a single DC power supply/internal regulated sequential biasing, and a compact size and light weight.

  • Surface Mount Resistor Networks
    Surface Mount Resistor Networks SMR Series of precision resistor networks for fine pitch, surface mount applications. These networks feature a lead pitch of (0.031”) and are available in 4 to 16 pin-out styles. The standard value range is 2 O to 10 MO, isolated resistors
  • 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.

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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks is the industry’s leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete semiconductor systems for mobile communications applications...

GPS Networking
GPS Networking

GPS Networking, Inc. is the Worldwide Leader in GPS Networking for over 13 years. We specialize in providing global positioning products that allow you to network the signal throughout your site or facility. Our products are designed with building-block simplicity so that you can design the system for your individual needs...


Qorvo ("kor-vo") enables customers to launch next-generation designs even faster. Our unique combination of talent, technology, scalability and innovation helps you eliminate barriers to bringing your most powerful ideas to market.

"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

Bird Technologies
Bird Technologies

Bird Technologies is an industry leading provider of RF communications products, services, calibration, and training to the Public Safety, Cellular Communications, Broadcast, Semiconductor, Military, Government and Medical markets...


Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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