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.
Managing The ‘Internet Of Things’
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a software platform designed to manage and control devices for “Internet of Things” (IoT) systems. The platform can be tailored for everything from city management sensors and devices to controlling home appliances.
NIST Develops First ‘Roadmap’ For Public Safety Communications Research
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first “roadmap” for the next 20 years of research needed to establish seamless, broadband public safety communications networks across the United States.
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4G LTE Accelerates Growth of Radio Frequency Filters
Factors driving the explosive growth of the RF filter market include crowded spectrum, explosive proliferation of frequency bands, and carrier aggregation. Thus, engineers must consider many criteria when selecting filters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Keysight Technologies Unveils New Current-Voltage Analyzer Series
Keysight Technologies, Inc. on June 1 introduced a full lineup of current-voltage (I-V) analyzers for characterizing a wide range of nanomaterials and electronic devices, referred to collectively as the Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series.
Freescale and Lansdale Partner to Manufacture Monolithic RF/IF and IF Amplifiers
Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. recently announced the continued availability of the ML1350 and ML1490 Integrated Circuits (ICs). These IC’s were originally designed by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Lansdale has the single-source rights to globally market and manufacture them.
China Drives RF Power Amplifier Sales For Wireless Infrastructure To Nearly US$5B In 2014, Says ABI Research
The year 2014 was strong for wireless infrastructure hardware—especially RF power amplifiers—and prospects look good for growth through 2020
IDT And EPC Collaborate To Integrate GaN, Silicon Into Semiconductor Devices
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) has announced its collaboration with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to develop technology based on Gallium nitride (GaN), a semiconductor material widely recognized for its speed and efficiency. Under their collaboration, the companies will explore integrating EPC’s eGaN technology with leading IDT solutions.
Google And Infineon To Develop Radar For Gesture Sensing And Presence Detection
Infineon Technologies AG announced on May 30 that it is working with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a sensing solution. Potential applications include wearables, internet of things and automotive applications.
Richardson RFPD Introduces New 100–6000 MHz RF SPDT Switch From Peregrine
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced recently the availability and full design support capabilities for a new RF single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.
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