EDITOR’S PICKS

Voltage-Controlled Liquid Metal Antennas

Researchers have held tremendous interest in liquid metal electronics for many years, but a significant and unfortunate drawback slowing the advance of such devices is that they tend to require external pumps that can't be easily integrated into electronic systems.

  • NIST Aims For Tool To Help Manufacturers Select Optimal Wireless Network
    NIST Aims For Tool To Help Manufacturers Select Optimal Wireless Network

    Going wireless is appealing to a growing number of manufacturers. Using wireless sensor networks to monitor and control equipment and processes eliminates the costly labyrinth of dedicated cabling to hardwire devices, enables flexibility in organizing operations, and expands opportunities for keeping tabs on plant-floor conditions and performance.

  • Report: GaN Industrial Devices Market - 2021
    Report: GaN Industrial Devices Market - 2021

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “GaN Industrial Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021,” the market was valued at USD 481.8 million in 2014, which is expected to reach USD 1,315.0 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2015 to 2021.

  • Hyperconnectivity And The Future Of Internet Communication
    Hyperconnectivity And The Future Of Internet Communication

    Hyperconnectivity and the Future of Internet Communication (Lambert Academic Publishing, May 2015) is the title of a new book edited by City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor Adrian Cheok. By John Stevenson

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2015

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

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.

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.

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.

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RECENT ARTICLES

  • High Power and High Efficiency Ka Band Power Amplifier

    The Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the highest power output for a single Ka-Band MMIC power amplifier ever produced to date. A team led by Salah Din recorded a peak power of 40 Watts at 27 GHz for the 27-30 GHz amplifier, with an average output power of 36 watts and a Power Added Efficiency (PAE) of greater than 30 percent across the band. The demonstration found a significant improvement in performance over current Ka-band MMIC amplifiers.

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.

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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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FEATURED PRODUCTS

Research on the Impact of Wind Turbines on Radar Returns

Wind turbines located near a radar installation can significantly interfere with the ability of the radar to operate properly.  Remcom has used our tools and expertise in radar scattering to perform a number of government-funded and internal research efforts into the impact that wind turbines and wind farms have on radar returns for Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar, early warning radar, weather radar, and instrumentation radar.  We have also teamed with partners to investigate methods to mitigate this effect.

Digital Oscilloscope: R&S®RTE

Digital Oscilloscope: R&S®RTE

The RTE series of digital oscilloscopes can be used in embedded design development, for general debugging purposes, and for power electronics analysis. Several different models are available with variations in bandwidth and number of channels.

2-18 GHz 2-Way Splitter: AM4001

2-18 GHz 2-Way Splitter: AM4001

This 2-way 0o splitter covers the 2-18 GHz range. It comes in a 4mm QFN package and features 1.7 dB insertion loss, 20 dB isolation, 10 dB return loss, and a -40 to +85C operating temperature. For a functional diagram and information on its performance, download the datasheet.

Thick Film Process Capabilities

Thick Film Process Capabilities

MSI has beem the leading manufacturer of Precision Hi-Reliability Chip Resistors for more than 30 Years. Quick response to critical requirements and quick response to questions by knowledgeable sales and engineering staff are keys to providing the unsurpassed service our customers have learned to expect. MSI's products are designed for superior solder fillets for optimum performance in the area of stability, solderability, adhesion, power dissipation and life
Microwave USB Power Sensor (PSN50)

Microwave USB Power Sensor (PSN50)

As an overview, the PSN50 sensor provides true RMS measurements from -30 dBm to +20 dBm over the frequency range 50 MHz to 6 GHz enabling users to make highly accurate power measurements for both CW and digitally modulated signals such as GSM/EDGE, CDMA/EV-DO,WCDMA/HSDPA, WiMAX, and TD-SCDMA. Accurate power measurements in the field are important for verifying that transmitter outputs are operating at specified levels. For example, service technicians need to verify base station output power because lower output power can quickly translate into large coverage differences that can cause dropped calls.

Model 50HB-XX SMA: Fixed Attenuator

Model 50HB-XX SMA: Fixed Attenuator

The Model 50HB-XX SMA Fixed Attenuator from JFW Industries features a frequency range of DC to 6000 MHz...

MTT-S: Coaxial Switches

A line of coaxial switches will be display during this year’s MTT-S showcase in Anaheim
Amplifiers - Radar And Communication - 17 GHz To 22 GHz

Amplifiers - Radar And Communication - 17 GHz To 22 GHz

Ciao Wireless specializes in the design and manufacture of RF and microwave amplifiers and assemblies for both the Defense and Commercial industries in millimeter wave frequencies...
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Mini-Systems, Inc.

Mini-Systems, Inc.

Mini-Systems, Inc. (MSI), since 1968 has manufactured high reliability, precision components for the Hybrid and Microelectronic industries
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Rohde & Schwarz is a company with an international presence in the fields of radiocommunications, broadcasting and test and measurement. For more than 70 years, the company group has been developing, producing and marketing a wide range of electronic products for the capital goods sector. The company is headquartered in Munich. The Executive Board consists of President and CEO Michael Vohrer, plus Manfred Fleischmann and Christian Leicher...

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...

Anritsu Company

Anritsu Company

Anritsu has been recognized as a leading provider of communications solutions for more than 100 years...

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • New 5G Innovations Boost Mobile Data Speeds

    Today, your LTE smartphone receives transmissions from one cell at a time, and many different techniques are used to ensure that you stay connected as you move between cells.

  • Anokiwave’s Dr. Ian Gresham Named IEEE Fellow
    Anokiwave’s Dr. Ian Gresham Named IEEE Fellow

    Dr. Ian Gresham of Anokiwave Inc. has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his technical leadership in commercial automotive radar senses. The IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as an important career achievement, and a prestigious honor.

  • Anokiwave Closes Series B Funding To Be Used For Growth

    Anokiwave Inc. recently announced their completion of a Series B round of funding. The funds gathered will be used to continue to expand its engineering team, launch development laboratory facilities, and expand new products for mmW 5G and complimentary markets.

  • Linking Superconductivity And Structure
    Linking Superconductivity And Structure

    New research from a team including Carnegie's Elissaios Stavrou, Xiao-Jia Chen, and Alexander Goncharov hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds--those containing iron and arsenic. It is published by Scientific Reports.

  • For Sale: German 700 MHz Band, $600M Minimum Bid

    The Bundesnetzagentur - the German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway markets - is auctioning off frequencies for mobile phone operators this week. Three large companies were admitted to the to the auction, which started on Wednesday. Auction proceeds will be used to expand broadband internet access in Germany. 

  • New Tech Keeps Your Smart Phone Charged For 30 Percent Longer

    New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge. By Pam Frost Gorder

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