Scientists from the University of Southampton are to turn the Moon into a giant particle detector to help understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays - the most energetic particles in the Universe.
Vector Network Analyzer: R&S® ZND
The R&S®ZND is a basic network analyzer covering the 100 kHz to 4.5 GHz frequency range (and can be extended to 8.5 GHz). It has a power sweep range up to 48 dB, an up to 120 dB dynamic range, and bandwidth coverage from 1 Hz to 300 kHz.
Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
U.S. Releases Enhanced Shuttle Land Elevation Data
High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced today. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York.
Cost Of Ownership Comparison: SSPA Vs. TWTA Systems
Solid state circuitry has been steadily replacing vacuum-tube technology since its invention in 1948. Beginning with the early transistor radio receiver, and continuing with the television receiver and the computer, solid state systems have become ubiquitous in our society. The following discussion examines some of the factors that are enabling the proliferation of solid state technology in the microwave amplifier field. The article serves to introduce the operational differences between solid state and tube technology.
Failure-mode analysis coupled with quality gearmotors yielded an automatic window shade capable of surviving over 200,000 cycles.
Lightweight, high-efficiency servomotors stabilize and position sensor turrets on unmanned aerial vehicles.
Miniature unmanned ground vehicles reliably perform reconnaissance in the harshest environments, with the help of compact, high-torque servo motors.
High-torque, compact motors and rugged design create economical, light-weight bomb-disposal robot.
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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.
GaAs And GaN Capabilities On Display At Farnborough
The UK was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. I had the opportunity to attend a Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, as well as taking a few days to attend FIA 2014.
Lockheed Martin Previews F-35 Lightning II "Fighter Of The Future"
The U.K. was host to air shows recently with the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the biennial Farnborough International AirShow (FIA) 2014. In this article, Asif Anwar from Strategy Analytics describes his experience at the Lockheed Martin F-35/F-16 preview day held at RAF Fairford, the venue for RIAT, and provides an overview of the new capabilities of each aircraft.
EM De-Embedding Magic – Part 3: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In Part 1, I described the EM analysis port calibration algorithm that I developed almost 30 years ago and has been in use in Sonnet ever since. At first glance, it might seem like the technique can be applied only to “lonely” ports — ports that have no interaction or coupling with any other nearby ports. In Part 2, I showed how the algorithm can be easily extended to calibrate and de-embed as many tightly coupled ports as needed. Yes, a couple equations are needed, but once you get familiar with them, the process is really easy to do. Everything works so well, one might think that nothing could possibly go wrong.
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Raytheon Awards Lansdale Four Stars For Excellence
Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. in Phoenix is a pioneer in the semiconductor aftermarket and global manufacturer of hi-rel integrated circuits (ICs), received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. The prestigious award was presented to R. Dale Lillard, Lansdale’s president, at Raytheon’s Supplier appreciation event in the company’s Andover, Massachusetts facility recently.
Anritsu Company Introduces First Field Analyzer With Integrated PIM And Line Sweep Testing Capability
Anritsu Company breaks new ground in field wireless test with the introduction of the MW82119B PIM Master, which combines a 40W, battery-operated PIM analyzer with a 2 MHz to 3 GHz cable and antenna analyzer, eliminating the need to carry multiple instruments to measure the RF performance of a cell site.
AVX Expands Partnership With Modelithics
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its partnership with Modelithics, the leading RF/Microwave simulation model provider, with the addition of 45 new Modelithics® substrate scalable equivalent circuit models.
API Technologies To Showcase RF, Microwave And Millimeter Wave Product Solutions At European Microwave Week
API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for high-reliability applications, announced recently it will present its full line of RF/Microwave products at European Microwave Week (EuMW) at Fiera de Roma in Rome, Italy, October 7-9, 2014, at Stand #177.
TSMC Launches Ultra-Low Power Technology Platform For IoT And Wearable Device Applications
TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced the foundry segment's first and most comprehensive ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets that require a wide spectrum of technologies to best serve these diverse applications.
Poland's TELDAT And Raytheon Partner To Develop New Patriot Router
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system.
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