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Chemists Create 'Comb' That Detects Terahertz Waves With Extreme Precision

Light can come in many frequencies, only a small fraction of which can be seen by humans. Between the invisible low-frequency radio waves used by cell phones and the high frequencies associated with infrared light lies a fairly wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum occupied by what are called terahertz, or sometimes submillimeter, waves. By Kimm Fesenmaier

  • 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.

  • First-Time-Right Design With Much Shorter Development Cycles
    First-Time-Right Design With Much Shorter Development Cycles

    The »Intelligent IP Mixed Signal Design Flow« methodology developed by the Design Automation group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers an unparalleled degree of automation, especially for the otherwise time-consuming, error-prone analog portion of the design.

  • 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.

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    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.

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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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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.

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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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  • 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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