New "Antenna-Like" Implant Makes Breast Cancer Surgery Easier
New "Antenna-Like" Implant Makes Breast Cancer Surgery Easier

The new device is FDA approved and, like the anti-theft radio frequency tags used in stores, it acts like an antenna and responds to infrared radio signals.

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    Berkeley Nucleonics has recently enhanced the 7000 series of fully automated signal source analyzers, and has extended their measurement capabilities to 26 GHz. Not only do these devices measure absolute phase noise on a large variety CW sources, they also perform residual and absolute phase noise characterization of CW and pulsed signals, transient analysis, and VCO characterization. This application note discusses the features and benefits of two 7000 series models available for automated phase noise measurements.

The Buzz About Wireless Small Cells

Every day, networks face coverage issues at busy locations such as airports, shopping malls, and sporting/concert venues. This type of network density, coupled with high user demand, is the leading contributor to small cell growth. 

White Paper: RF Power Measurements In The Field

Measuring RF power in a field environment can be a simple task which can be accomplished accurately and inexpensively. It can also involve a great deal of care and proper training to ensure equipment is accurately measured. Either way accurate field power measurements will ensure transmitting equipment is operating properly...

Electromagnetic Design In The Electronics Industry

Technology advancements in the electronic industry yield new trends in RF communications that drive new product functionality. The use of electromagnetic (EM) simulation design tools, like FEKO, are extremely important in new advancements in the next generation of mobile phones, cameras, laptops, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Incorporating EM simulation throughout the design cycle helps to explore, optimize, and innovate these new design challenges. This white paper discusses Altair’s EM solver, FEKO, and how it strives to provide solutions for design innovation in future technologies.

White Paper: Transmitter Output Power Measurements In Digital Broadcast Systems

As broadcast network systems are planned and integrated, coverage predictions, as well as the prediction of the possibility of co-channel interference are based upon several factors, including geographical terrain, antenna gain and directionality, and transmitter output power. The introduction of new digital modulation formats into broadcast settings has necessitated a re-thinking of the methods that are used for the measurement of transmitter power

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<B>Wireless InSite: EM Propagation Software for Wireless Communication Planning</B>
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Wireless InSite is site-specific radio propagation software for the analysis of wireless communication systems, wireless networks, sensors, radars, and other devices that transmit or receive radio waves.  The software provides efficient and accurate predictions of EM propagation and communication channel characteristics in complex urban, indoor, rural and mixed path environments.

Applications range from military defense to commercial communications:

  • Base station coverage analysis
  • Shadowing and multipath effects from buildings, indoor floorplans, and terrain
  • Wireless backhaul stations
  • Radar propagation
  • Indoor WiFi
  • Moving vehicle or aircraft
  • LTE and WiMax throughput analysis
  • Tower placement for urban coverage
  • Ad-hoc and temporary networks
  • Microcell coverage

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  • High Efficiency Small Cell Power Amplifier: TQP9309
    High Efficiency Small Cell Power Amplifier: TQP9309

    The TQP9309 is a 0.5 Watt, two-stage power amplifier that provides 32 dB gain, and greater than 28 dBm of linear power. With on-chip bias control and temperature compensation circuitry, this amplifier is suitable for small cell base station applications.

  • FEKO Suite 7.0
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    FEKO Suite 7.0 sees the addition of a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) solver to its comprehensive set of powerful computational methods as well as the hybridization of the Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) with Physical Optics (PO). Three new import file formats are also now available.

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  • XFdtd Tutorial Video: Bow Tie Antenna

    This 8-minute XFdtd getting started video details the triangle geometry construction of a bow tie antenna in Remcom’s FDTD 3D EM simulator, including the component placement of a voltage source driving the antenna. This video for new users also offers XFdtd orientation including accessing the User’s Guide and the XF project assistant work-flow checklist.

  • Antenna Matching Circuit Optimization With XFdtd EM Simulation Software And Optenni Lab

    Remcom's XFdtd 3D EM simulator integrates with Optenni Lab for antenna matching circuit optimization. This brief video shows the highlights of the workflow and integration using a GPS and Bluetooth mobile device antenna.

  • Full Wave Matching Circuit Optimization In XFdtd EM Simulation Software

    This video gives a demonstration of Full Wave Antenna Matching Circuit Optimization using XFdtd's Circuit Element Optimizer (CEO). The antenna matching circuit design flow is discussed, including CEO's analysis of a given PCB layout. Predicted S-parameters and optimal component value results for two different frequency bands are also shown.

  • Video: CPRI Cell Site Architecture, Configuration, and Results

    This video discusses how using Anritsu's MT1000A Network Master field transport tester can rival the BBU while performing quality testing.

  • Video: Anritsu Network Master Series of Optical Transport Testers Walkthrough

    Anritsu’s Network Master family of field-portable optical transport testers are designed to test service interfaces such as Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel and DSn, and emerging MPLS-TP, PBB-TE and ITU-T G.709 OTN. The independent two-port or four-port operation provides exceptional flexibility when testing network and transport equipment operating from 1.5 Gbps to >100 Gbps. This video provides a walkthrough of these instruments’ operation, and features the easy-to-use GUI, its test flow structure, and results reporting structure.

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Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division

CPI BMD is the world’s largest manufacturer of receiver protectors and magnetrons. We also manufacture TWTs, CFAs, transmitter assemblies, scientific systems, high-power solid state switches and switch assemblies, pressure windows, a wide variety of multifunction components and Integrated Microwave Assemblies.

dB Control dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

X-COM Systems X-COM Systems

Headquartered near Washington D.C. in Reston, Virginia, X-COM Systems designs, manufactures, and sells advanced products and solutions to all branches of the Department of Defense (DoD) and to commercial technology companies worldwide.


AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation manufacturers and distributes: | RF Amplifiers, 1 to 50,000 Watts, dc to 1 GHz| Microwave Amplifiers, 1 to 10,000 Watts, 0.8 to 45 GHz| Antennas, 1 to 15,000 Watts, 10 kHz to 50 GHz| Accessories and Software| Precompliance Test Systems| Transient Generators|AR Modular RF manufacturers and distributes: | RF Amplifier Modules with single dc supply| Broadband and sub band RF amplifier systems, rack and case mounted units| Modules and systems are available from slight modifications to full custom designs|AR Receiver Systems manufacturers and sold by AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation: | EMI Receivers | Impulse Generators| Leak Detectors


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