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Back To The Future: Next-Generation Vacuum Electronics

Solid-state electronics began to overtake vacuum tubes in radios, computers and other electronic and radio frequency gadgetry more than 60 years ago. Now we live in a Silicon Age. Even so, vacuum electronic devices, whose origins date to the 19th century, touch our lives every day.

  • The Key Players In Fixed Satellite Service Market In North America 2015-2019
    The Key Players In Fixed Satellite Service Market In North America 2015-2019

    The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Fixed Satellite Service Market in North America: Eutelsat Communications, Intelsat, SES, Space-Communications and Telesat Holdings.

  • NEC And KT To Collaborate On 5G Networks
    NEC And KT To Collaborate On 5G Networks

    NEC Corporation has reached an agreement with KT Corporation (KT), a leading South Korea-based communications carrier, to collaborate in the field of 5G next-generation mobile telecommunications network. The two companies will work together to realize KT's 5G services through the joint research, development and testing of 5G-related technologies. The companies will also make joint contributions to the standardization activities of 5G.

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  • Annihilating Interference In A Sea Of Signals
    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.

ETL Systems In Action: Customized Solution Helps Arqiva Expand UK DAB Network

Arqiva, a UK based communications infrastructure and media services company, has been working on a number of projects to expand the UK nationwide DAB network. Since these projects demanded a smart and cost effective solution for distributing critical L-band satellite signals at multiple UK transmitting stations, Ariqiva chose ETL Systems to construct compact products to meet their requirements. This case study discusses how Arqiva relied on ETL Systems to help increase local DAB coverage so that millions of customers can receive their favorite radio stations digitally.

Selecting Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies For Reliable Performance Over Time

A study shows that more than 75 percent of microwave/RF cable assembly users replace their cable assemblies frequently. The only way to ensure reliability is to select a cable assembly that has been tested to survive in real-world conditions. This white paper presents information on what kinds of cable assemblies are good for signal integrity, long-term durability and performance, and a lower lifetime cost.

Crossing Enemy Lines – The Growing Demand For Submersible Technology

This paper examines USSOCOM's emerging requirements for new and updated submersible equipment, with a focus on the factors that qualify such equipment for operation in combat environments. Specifically, it addresses the components most often considered the weakest link – namely, electrical cable connectors. Typically, significant changes in military equipment requirements such as this spawn innovation in the private sector. So the paper concludes by reviewing the types of equipment for which the 20-meter submersible capability may soon become standard.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Antenna Placement Software

The challenges involved with measuring an antenna’s radiation characteristics when it’s mounted on a large platform stem from the fact that it’s very difficult to accurately simulate an antenna’s interaction with an electrically large environment.

  • IDA 2 Antenna Series
    IDA 2 Antenna Series

    The antennas in the IDA 2 series have been designed for detecting, analyzing, and localizing RF signals. Specifically, they’re used in eliminating faults in mobile telecommunications equipment, tracing interference in industrial plants, securing communications at large events, locating interference transmitters/jammers, localizing SOS beacons, detecting signals in security operations, monitoring signals in border protection settings, and localizing bug transmitters.

  • 6150-COM Signal Booster II Remote Communication Card
    6150-COM Signal Booster II Remote Communication Card

    The 6150-com remote communication card adds complete remote accessibility to signal booster II, remote configuration and gain level adjustment, and remote retrieval of 100 day OLC datalog information...

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • 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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ComNav Engineering, Inc.

ComNav Engineering, Inc.

ComNav Engineering was established in 1991 and incorporated in the state of Maine in 1994 by Martin J. Geesaman. Initially the company operated as a sole proprietorship providing engineering consulting services to several microwave filter companies. During this period, a software program entitled Filtroid was developed to assist engineers in designing microwave filters...

Altair Engineering Inc

Altair Engineering Inc

EM Software & Systems (USA) Inc. is established to distribute and support FEKO in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. FEKO is a leading CEM code for the analysis of: antennas (wire antennas, patch antennas, horn antennas, integrated antenna systems, etc.), antenna placement on electrically small and large structures, electromagnetic compatibility, microstrip circuits and antennas in stratified media and dielectric bodies.

Ducommun Inc.

Ducommun Inc.

Ducommun RF Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF Coaxial Switch, Switch Matrices and Millimeter Wave components, Millimeter Wave Sub-Assemblies and Millimeter Wave Systems.

Ducommun RF Products Coaxial Switches are used on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, communications equipment, and defense, industrial, medical, Satcom and Test & Measurement applications.

A.H. Systems

A.H. Systems

A.H. Systems manufactures a complete line of affordable, reliable, individually calibrated EMC Test Antennas, Preamplifiers, Current Probes and Low-Loss, High - Frequency Cables that satisfy FCC, MIL-STD, VDE, IEC and SAE testing standards.
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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

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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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • AVX Releases Thin Film Chip Capacitors for Medical RF Signal Power Applications

    AVX Corporation has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable performance, and remarkably low ESR and high Q at high frequencies — including VHF, UHF, and RF bands — AVX’s new Accu-P MP Series capacitors also exhibit high stability with respect to temperature, time, frequency, and voltage variation. 

  • Fairview Microwave Introduces New Waveguide Directional Couplers
    Fairview Microwave Introduces New Waveguide Directional Couplers

    Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces their new family of precision waveguide directional couplers. This release consists of 28 models covering a frequency range from 18 GHz to 110 GHz in seven popular frequency bands including K, Ka, Q, U, V, E and W bands.

  • STMicroelectronics Pushes MEMS Innovation In Smart Things, Smart Environments, And Smart Driving

    STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the world’s leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, and a top-three supplier of automotive ICs, recently announced that two of its executives will deliver keynote speeches at the SEMICON Taiwan 2015 MEMS Forum.

  • Internet In Space: nbn’s Plan To Bring Broadband To Rural Australia
    Internet In Space: nbn’s Plan To Bring Broadband To Rural Australia

    The nbn – formerly the National Broadband Network – was established with a mandate to provide broadband to all Australians.

  • WiSilica Launches IoT Environment Platform

    WiSilica has launched an end-to-end solution for connecting millions of devices that can understand their environment and use predictive intelligence to improve the user experience, reduce cost and improve efficiency.  The WiSe platform enables customers to configure smart homes, buildings, lighting, sensors and wearables into intelligent devices that they can manage via mobile apps and in the cloud.

  • Richardson RFPD Introduces Anaren Xinger Couplers For Aerospace & Defense
    Richardson RFPD Introduces Anaren Xinger Couplers For Aerospace & Defense

    Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a range of Xinger couplers for aerospace and defense applications from Anaren.

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EuMW 2015

September 6 - 11, 2015
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September 28 - 30, 2015
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