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Wearable Electronics A Key Focus At The 2015 International Microwave Symposium

The IEEE MTT-S 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) will debut Microwave Week’s first Wearables + Wireless Pavilion, featuring emerging wearable electronics that use RF and microwave technologies. The Pavilion will be located at booth #307 in the Phoenix Convention Center as part of the symposium, May 17-22, 2015.

  • Raytheon Delivers First GPS OCX Hardware Shipment To Air Force
    Raytheon Delivers First GPS OCX Hardware Shipment To Air Force

    The delivery was the first hardware shipment in support of the next-generation GPS ground control stations. It was delivered to Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, which will house the new GPS OCX Master Control Station. The next step for the team is to install and audit the equipment, as well as to perform information assurance testing, in advance of the program's next milestone -- -- formal customer acceptance of the Launch and Checkout System -- early in 2016. 

  • Tern Tech Offshoots Show Potential For New UAS Capabilities At Sea
    Tern Tech Offshoots Show Potential For New UAS Capabilities At Sea

    Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to give forward-deployed small ships the unprecedented capacity to serve as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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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.

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.

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

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.

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.

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.

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  • GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar
    GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar

    Radar sales are on the rise, increasing the production of air traffic control radar systems,  and resulting in the intensified research and development on improving the performance of the L-band, which requires high pulsed power. High-power RF transistors need to be employed and GaN offers the solution. GaN is the leading semiconductor technology used in the construction of RF power transistors, enabling breakthroughs in power output capacity, temperature tolerance and efficiency.

Key Considerations for Designing a Wireless Medical Device

Mobile medical devices in today’s world require constant connectivity and security for the safety of its patients as well as for efficiency in the hospital. When considering such necessities, medical device companies need to understand that there are unique requirements to ensure the success of their WLAN deployed solution within a hospital environment. If any of these requirements are overlooked, there may be results of poor performance and potential regulator recalls.

A Step Change in Electronics Thermal Design: Incorporating ADE and MDA Design Flows

When it comes to electronics, it is important to keep the complete design cycle shorter than traditional manufacturing, as delays in product release can severely affect profit. In electronic equipment, overheating causes electronic semiconductor chips to prematurely fail, and end up disabling the entire equipment. Appropriate cooling strategies are needed to prevent overheating and failure of critical components. Mechanical engineers have collaborated with electronic designers to incorporate electronic design automation (EDA) software and mechanical design automation (MDA) software into the thermal design of electronics.

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.

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RF GLOBALNET WELCOMES OUR NEWEST SUPPLIER

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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200 Watts CW, 6 to 600 MHz RF Power Amplifier Module

Manufactured by AR Modular RF, model KMW2250 is an RF power amplifier module for OEM applications or integration into a user system. The module comprises a printed wiring assembly housed in a machined aluminum enclosure with feed-through capacitive terminals for connection to the DC power source.
20 MHz to 8 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1023

20 MHz to 8 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1023

This gain block amplifier covers the 20 MHz to 8 GHz frequency range. It exhibits flat gain (19 dB), a 2.5 dB noise figure, and unconditional stability over the -40C to +85C operating temperature range. It comes in a 3mm QFN package and is operational to 1.7V.

4 Way MoCA Splitter: 75PD-167

4 Way MoCA Splitter: 75PD-167

This 4 Way MoCA Splitter has an 8 8 Port Resistive Power Splitter for MOCA testing configuration. It operates in the DC-2250 MHz frequency range and has a 75 0hms nominal impedance.
Pulsed Power-Combined Wideband TWT Amplifiers

Pulsed Power-Combined Wideband TWT Amplifiers

This series of travelling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) use two wideband, periodic permanent magnet PPM-focused TATs for CW, AM, and FM amplification. These amplifiers are ideal for test and measurement, antenna pattern measurement, RFI/EMI/EMC testing, radar cross-section measurements, electronic warfare simulation, and electronic countermeasure applications.

Custom EMI Filters

Custom EMI Filters

EMI Filters are used to prevent electromagnetic interference in avionics and aircraft systems, as well as military shipboard/vehicle electronics, and in military communication systems. Electromagnetic interference can cause a complete loss of data in communications systems, or a simple decline in data quality.

Multi-Mode Signaling Tester For 2G To 4G-LTE Wireless Devices: MD8475A

Multi-Mode Signaling Tester For 2G To 4G-LTE Wireless Devices: MD8475A

The MD8475A Signaling Tester is an all-in-one base station simulator supporting LTE FDD, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/(E)GPRS, and CDMA2000® 1X/1xEV-DO Rev. A. It supports service and call-processing tests for multimode LTE smartphones and mobiles with excellent cost-performance. A wide range of test environments are supported for the general mobile verification phase, such as max. throughput performance tests, stress tests, and battery consumption tests of multimode LTE mobiles using 2x2 MIMO, as well as LTE-W-CDMA and LTE-GSM CS-Fallback, call connection reliability and stability tests at handover in a 2-cell environment, communication tests at low RF power, and service verification using LTE Multiple-PDN and SMS in a 2-cell environment. In addition, test conditions are easily set using a state-machine-based GUI, cutting test environment configuration work.

HF Radio Family For Stationary And Shipborne Communications: R&S M3SR Series 4100

HF Radio Family For Stationary And Shipborne Communications: R&S M3SR Series 4100

The R&S®M3SR Series 4100 of HF radios represents a new, innovative and versatile generation of software defined radios (SDR) that extends the popular R&S®M3SR radio family to include the HF frequency range. It supports frequency hopping and provides interoperability with the R&S®M3TR family of tactical radios in all of the HF operating modes. Possible applications include typical navy applications on board ships and on shore, civil air traffic control, embassy radio systems and tactical applications.

Transmit/Receive Front End Modules

Transmit/Receive Front End Modules

These transmit/receive front end modules (FEMs) operate in the 169 to 170 MHz frequency range and are ideal for automated meter reading, advanced metering infrastructure, ISM systems, and other current-sensitive applications. Two different models are available. The SKY65367-11 Front End Module includes a Power Amplifier (PA) capable of more than +29 dBm of transmit output power, and the SKY66100-11 FEM includes a Power Amplifier (PA) capable of more than +24 dBm of transmit output power.

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Teledyne Microwave Solutions

Teledyne Microwave Solutions

Your single source for microwave electronics, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) delivers the world’s most advanced microwave technologies for demanding aerospace, military, commercial and industrial applications. For over 50 years, leading organizations across the globe have turned to us for the most innovative microwave technologies…and that tradition lives on.

Corry Micronics, Inc.

Corry Micronics, Inc.

Feedthru Capacitors|Ceramic Filters|RF Interference Control|Design Consulting

JFW Industries, Inc.

JFW Industries, Inc.

RF Components|Application Specific Test Systems

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...

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