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Graphene Antenna 'Could Deliver Cheap, Flexible Sensors'

Scientists at The University of Manchester have revealed a graphene antenna capable of delivering cheaper, more powerful and more sustainable RFID tags and wireless sensors.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2015

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.

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

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.

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.

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 in baseband, 70 kHz to 145 GHz in broadband, and 70 kHz to 1.1 THz in mmWave  bands.

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  • Designing a Phased Array Antenna Using Antenna Magus and CST STUDIO SUITE®
    Designing a Phased Array Antenna Using Antenna Magus and CST STUDIO SUITE®

    In order to consider all potential designs and quickly produce antennas that fit their specifications, engineers choose to use antenna synthesis. In addition to synthesis tools, full-wave 3D simulation can complement synthesis tools and allow designs to be checked and fine-tuned for effects that cannot be accounted for analytically. This article explains how the Antenna Magus, an antenna synthesis tool, and CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, a full-wave 3D electromagnetic simulation program, are used to design a planar phased array.

EMC Simulation In The Design Flow Of Modern Electronics

It is necessary to be compliant with all EMC standards in order to release a product to market. Since EMC engineering is traditionally only used in measurement, EMC compliance ends up being considered late in the design process. If problems arise at this late stage, correcting them can become expensive, especially if multiple prototype iterations are required. For this reason, simulation is used to allow EMC compliance to be analyzed in greater depth in the earlier stages of the design process.

Electromagnetic Design And Analysis Of Sensors

Many sensor applications rely heavily on the electromagnetic field and its accurate measurements. By using the CST STUDIO SUITE®, sensors are able to easily simulate electromagnetic fields through a wide range of Finite Element Methods (FEM) and other complementary simulation methods. This article walks through the use of the CST STUDIO SUITE® in virtual prototyping, field visualization, optimization, and modeling and CAD data import.

Gallium Nitride RF Devices for Harsh Military Environments

Today’s advanced military systems – including phased array radar, communications systems and EW sensors – require high-frequency, high-bandwidth, high-power, high-efficiency devices. These applications are where GaN differentiates itself from other materials. GaN devices can operate at higher bias voltages, which provides several advantages at both the system/subsystem and circuit level, leading to a proportional decrease in current requirement for the circuit. The bottom line: GaN improves the system-level trade-off of size, weight, and power.

Evolution Of The Modern Receiver In A Crowded Spectrum Environment

The Electromagnetic Spectrum is a finite resource and its use is rapidly expanding. Unencumbered access to spectrum has been, and continues to be, critical to many government and commercial systems. As existing RF systems evolve and new communication systems are deployed, the need for additional spectrum bandwidth continues to grow. With federal mandates and initiatives, such as the 500 MHz of federal spectrum released for commercial use by 2020, the impact to spectrum monitoring equipment and the role of spectrum management also must evolve. This article will cover the different functions of the traditional RF measurement instrument architectures and their role in spectrum monitoring.  The basic spectrum analyzer architecture is discussed as well as the modern digital monitoring receiver.   

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100 Watts CW, 400 to 1000 MHz RF Power Amplifier Module

100 Watts CW, 400 to 1000 MHz RF Power Amplifier Module

Manufactured by AR Modular RF, model KMW2060 is an RF power amplifier module for OEM applications or integration into a user system.
RF Power Amplifier for Medical EMC Compliance Testing: 75A250A

RF Power Amplifier for Medical EMC Compliance Testing: 75A250A

AR's 75A250A is an RF power amplifier covering the 10 kHz to 250 MHz frequency range. It's well-suited for medical EMC compliance testing applications and offers up to 75 watts CW power when used with an RF sweep generator.

SJ1010: 5 TO 1000 MHz 10-PIN Gullwing SPDT Switch

SJ1010: 5 TO 1000 MHz 10-PIN Gullwing SPDT Switch

The SJ1010 is 5 TO 1000 MHz 10-PIN Gullwing SPDT switch from Teledyne Microwave Solutions featuring a storage temperature of -62 to +125° C, and a maximum DC voltage of +5 Volts

Surface Mount Resistor Networks

Surface Mount Resistor Networks

SMR Series of precision resistor networks for fine pitch, surface mount applications. These networks feature a lead pitch of (0.031”) and are available in 4 to 16 pin-out styles. The standard value range is 2 O to 10 MO, isolated resistors
Custom Ultra-Broadband Beamforming Networks

Custom Ultra-Broadband Beamforming Networks

KRYTAR recently announced their ability to provide custom designs of ultra-broadband beamforming networks. Proprietary computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools are utilized to provide unique electrical and mechanical solutions for system’s engineers in need of custom ultra-broadband beamforming networks for use in military electronics and commercial communications systems.

High Power Microwave Signal Generator: Model 845-HP

High Power Microwave Signal Generator: Model 845-HP

Higher power in their signal generators was Berkeley Nucelonics’ number one request from their customers, and they delivered on it. The model 845-HP microwave signal generator is very similar to the model 845, but its wide and accurately levelled output power range (up to +23 DBM) and high spurious suppression set it apart.

Your Custom Modification And Design Specialist For Military Systems

Your Custom Modification And Design Specialist For Military Systems

Corry Micronics, founded in 1970 in response to the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is your experienced partner for solving complex filtering and RF/microwave design issues for military and aerospace systems. We will work directly with your engineering staff to fully understand your needs and provide custom, reliable, cost-effective solutions from DC to 20 GHz.
Multi-Channel Phase Coherent Vector Signal Generator: VSG5000A

Multi-Channel Phase Coherent Vector Signal Generator: VSG5000A

This system is comprised of four independent vector signal generators that are able to be phase aligned to one or more of each other, allowing the creation of any complex RF signal environment with any type or mixed types of waveforms.

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AR

AR

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

Delcross Technologies

Delcross Technologies

Delcross Technologies is a commercial software company that develops innovative simulation software for challenging RF cosite system modeling, and high frequency computational electromagnetic (EM) software with a special focus on electrically large problems.  Their EM software solutions are aimed at solving installed antenna performance and radar signature prediction problems.  Delcross also provides engineering services for electromagnetic and RF phenomena.

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...

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