Key Component For Wireless Communication With Terahertz Frequencies
Key Component For Wireless Communication With Terahertz Frequencies

An ultrahigh speed, wireless communication network using THz instead of GHz frequencies is now one step closer. Researchers at Radboud University’s FELIX Laboratory have shown that it is possible to effectively transmit signal waves with THz frequencies through the existing fibre optic network.

  • NSF Awards $12 Million For Radio Spectrum And Wireless Technology Research
    NSF Awards $12 Million For Radio Spectrum And Wireless Technology Research

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to support projects to promote efficient radio spectrum sharing and new wireless technologies, with its latest funding awards amounting to $12 million going to 11 principal investigators and projects.

  • Marconi Inspires Rice University Design For 1-Terabit Wireless
    Marconi Inspires Rice University Design For 1-Terabit Wireless

    Rice University wireless researchers are taking a page from radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi to create the first laser-free, wireless system capable of delivering 1 terabit of data per second.

  • Human Body As Conduit For Wireless Data Communication
    Human Body As Conduit For Wireless Data Communication

    Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated that commodity devices such as smartphones and laptops can transmit electromagnetic signals directly through the body, thereby offering a more secure alternative to over-the-air wireless technologies that are vulnerable to attacks.

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DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010 DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010

The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.

Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

These single band solid state RF amplifiers are an ideal solution in both military and commercial marketplaces and have been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. They’re available in 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 watt power versions and they cover the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range. Each model features an excellent noise figure and also provides excellent flatness across their specified frequency range.

ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B

The MS46524B series of 4-port Performance ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of value and performance. With features such as a best-in-class dynamic range, this Performance series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz. Typical applications include designing and manufacturing multi-port mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects, and system integration components.

Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA

This low noise amplifier provides multiple broadband channels of high signal gain and linearity with low added noise levels, boosting received signals and maintaining system noise figure. The package itself contains three separate LNAs, and any of the three amplifiers can be independently bypassed via signal control.

RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B

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1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry 1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry

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  • A Smart RCS Measurement Solution For Naval Vessels

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Measuring Channel Operating Margin

Channel Operating Margin, COM, is a single measure of channel performance with high data rates that includes the effects of signal impairments and the techniques used to compensate for those impairments. COM measures the performance margin of an interconnect, and can also be used to examine the interoperability margin of a high speed serial system. The derivation of COM itself can offer insights into the strengths and weaknesses of a design due to the inclusion of the ISI (inter-symbol interference) calculation that remains after equalization and the effects of noise, jitter, and crosstalk.

What Is The Real Value Of IoT?

The name “Internet of Things” (IoT) can be misleading in that it does not actually refer to a specific group of things. It really isn’t a new concept either, rather a maturing technology that is making its way into the mainstream eye. Just like every other universally connected device, it operates over our regular internet with familiar applications in wearables and the smart home. So what is the real value of IoT? This white paper provides information on what the IoT has to offer now and in the future, and what defines its true value.

Bluetooth Low Energy 101

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Recent History And Current Trends In GaN Reliability Testing

Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology is growing to be the essential technology of choice in applications ranging from space and military systems to consumer electronics. As the technology in GaN devices matures, the long-term reliability issues must be tested and addressed. Test system capabilities must expand to perform not only traditional elevated temperature life testing, but must also allow for in-situ performance-degradation characterization with age. Accel-RF’s platform solution is the only available integrated instrument that can demonstrate a compliance with aerospace, government, and commercial RF semiconductor life-test standards with all desired capabilities.

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