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.

  • Radio Telescopes Could Spot Stars Hidden In The Galactic Center
    Radio Telescopes Could Spot Stars Hidden In The Galactic Center

    The center of our Milky Way galaxy is a mysterious place. Not only is it thousands of light-years away, it's also cloaked in so much dust that most stars within are rendered invisible. Harvard researchers are proposing a new way to clear the fog and spot stars hiding there. They suggest looking for radio waves coming from supersonic stars.

  • Laser Ablation Boosts Terahertz Emission
    Laser Ablation Boosts Terahertz Emission

    From almost instantaneous wireless transfer of huge amounts of data and easy detection of explosives, weapons, or harmful gases, to safe 3-D medical imaging and new advances in spectroscopy —technologies based on terahertz (THz) radiation, the electro-magnetic band with wavelengths from 0.1 to 1 mm, can transform science fiction into reality. However, scientists and engineers still do not have cheap and efficient solutions for mass production of THz-based devices.

  • 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.

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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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Radar Signature Analysis Software: Signa

Signa is a type of high frequency EM software that is used for advanced radar signature analysis. It can generate monostatic radar signatures for complex geometries and features a ray-tracing engine for electrically large, high fidelity models. Its multicore and MPI acceleration allows for massive runtime speedup, and it offers several types of 2D and 3D signature plots and visualizations.

  • 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.

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

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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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  • Physicists Shrink Particle Accelerator
    Physicists Shrink Particle Accelerator

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers has built the first prototype of a miniature particle accelerator that uses terahertz radiation instead of radio frequency structures.

  • New All-In-One Multi-Standard Wireless Network Validation System
    New All-In-One Multi-Standard Wireless Network Validation System

    Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, has announced the launch of the TM500 and E500 Multi-RAT Network Test Solution, which helps mobile operators and infrastructure vendors to validate base station/small cell performance in complex networks where multiple technologies are overlaid, ultimately enhancing the user experience.

  • The Optimal Supplement To Radio Data Modems
    The Optimal Supplement To Radio Data Modems

    In addition to the GPS and radio data modules themselves, the most important system components in DGPS and RTK applications are optimally adapted VHF or UHF antennas – since this enables a substantially longer range for receiving and sending the correction data. Welotec, Satel’s exclusive partner in Germany, offers a broad selection of antennas.

  • Liquid Cooling Moves Onto The Chip For Denser Electronics
    Liquid Cooling Moves Onto The Chip For Denser Electronics

    Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are putting liquid cooling right where it’s needed the most – a few hundred microns away from where the transistors are operating.

  • Advantech Wireless Releases Second Generation GaN Technology Based 50 Watt X-Band SSPB/BUC For Tactical Mobile Military Applications
    Advantech Wireless Releases Second Generation GaN Technology Based 50 Watt X-Band SSPB/BUC For Tactical Mobile Military Applications

    Advantech Wireless, a global leader for Satellite broadband communications solutions, announced recently the release of the Second Generation Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology based 50 Watt X-Band Solid State Power Block/Block UpConverter (SSPB/BUC) for Tactical Mobile Military Applications.

  • LGS Innovations Acquires Defense And Intelligence Contractor Axios Inc.

    LGS Innovations (LGS), a provider of next generation networking and communication solutions for the US national security, defense, and advanced research communities, recently announced it has acquired Axios, Inc, a provider of communications and signal processing solutions and mission support services for the Department of Defense and Intelligence communities.

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