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CRAFT Program Aims For Affordable Designer Circuits That Do More With Less Power

Demand for specialized integrated circuits for military electronics continues to surge exponentially with no end in sight. Systems that synchronize the activity of unmanned aerial vehicles; real-time conversion of raw radar data into tactically useful 3-D imagery; and instant access to high-resolution sensor feeds on the battlefield are only three examples of this reality.

  • Undergrad Radio Amateur Uses Reverse Beacon Network In Research Project
    Undergrad Radio Amateur Uses Reverse Beacon Network In Research Project

    A Virginia Tech undergraduate researcher and radio amateur has used Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) and Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) data to study how solar flares impact HF radio propagation over the entire dayside — the time Earth is in sunlight — with communication loss related to both flare intensity and distribution.

  • NEC And KT To Collaborate On 5G Networks
    NEC And KT To Collaborate On 5G Networks

    NEC Corporation has reached an agreement with KT Corporation (KT), a leading South Korea-based communications carrier, to collaborate in the field of 5G next-generation mobile telecommunications network. The two companies will work together to realize KT's 5G services through the joint research, development and testing of 5G-related technologies. The companies will also make joint contributions to the standardization activities of 5G.

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  • Annihilating Interference In A Sea Of Signals
    Annihilating Interference In A Sea Of Signals

    This case study discusses how industry collaboration helped meet the challenges of in-building interference detection and mitigation across jurisdictional and corporate boundaries.

Are You Using The Best Oscilloscope For That Application?

The quality that makes oscilloscopes invaluable in any electronic laboratory is their range of utility. While all oscilloscopes perform the same essential function and follow the same central principles, there are several specialized instruments used in various applications. In this article, we give you a bird’s-eye view of the different types of oscilloscopes, as well as some suggestions on their ideal usage.

ETL Systems In Action: Customized Solution Helps Arqiva Expand UK DAB Network

Arqiva, a UK based communications infrastructure and media services company, has been working on a number of projects to expand the UK nationwide DAB network. Since these projects demanded a smart and cost effective solution for distributing critical L-band satellite signals at multiple UK transmitting stations, Ariqiva chose ETL Systems to construct compact products to meet their requirements. This case study discusses how Arqiva relied on ETL Systems to help increase local DAB coverage so that millions of customers can receive their favorite radio stations digitally.

Selecting Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies For Reliable Performance Over Time

A study shows that more than 75 percent of microwave/RF cable assembly users replace their cable assemblies frequently. The only way to ensure reliability is to select a cable assembly that has been tested to survive in real-world conditions. This white paper presents information on what kinds of cable assemblies are good for signal integrity, long-term durability and performance, and a lower lifetime cost.

Crossing Enemy Lines – The Growing Demand For Submersible Technology

This paper examines USSOCOM's emerging requirements for new and updated submersible equipment, with a focus on the factors that qualify such equipment for operation in combat environments. Specifically, it addresses the components most often considered the weakest link – namely, electrical cable connectors. Typically, significant changes in military equipment requirements such as this spawn innovation in the private sector. So the paper concludes by reviewing the types of equipment for which the 20-meter submersible capability may soon become standard.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Step-Down Regulator for Multi-Band/Mode RF Power Amplifiers: SKY87000

The SKY87000 is a step-down regulator with auto-bypass LDO for multi-band and multi-mode RF power amplifiers. It features a 2.7 to 5.5 V input voltage range, a 0.4 V to 4.25 V dynamic output voltage, an internally compensated current/mode architecture, an integrated 85mΩ bypass regulator, and much more.

  • Site Master E-Series Compact, Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzers
    Site Master E-Series Compact, Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzers

    To keep up in today’s rapidly evolving wireless communications market, you need tools that enable you to efficiently maintain legacy networks in addition to the new 3G and 4G networks now being installed. And with rate of market expansion, you’re being required to service more base stations than ever before. This means completing sweeps quickly, performing calibrations instantly, and implementing fast trace naming while in the field.

  • 3 GHz Signal Generator: Model 835-3
    3 GHz Signal Generator: Model 835-3

    The 835-3 signal generator covers the 9 kHz to 3.3 GHz frequency range. It’s been designed as an alternative to bench-top RF signal generators and is an ideal solution for applications that require a high-quality CW source.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Test, Control, And Verify: New Location, Better Solutions

    Corry Micronics recently moved to a new facility in accordance with their new product development initiatives, particularly in the microwave space. RF Globalnet recently made the trip to check out the new digs and to catch up with Don Pavlek, president and CEO, and Jim Price, vice president of engineering.

  • Modeling Material Properties Based On Measurement
    Modeling Material Properties Based On Measurement

    This webinar video presents how to use CST STUDIO SUITE® for a number of techniques for extracting material properties based on the measured S-parameters of simple geometry samples. The video will also discuss the importance of manufacturing technology in the extraction process in relation to the robustness of the specific technique. Important effects such as etch factor, over-etching, over-milling, metallization thickness, and the connection repeatability of low-cost end-launchers will also be addressed in real-world examples.

  • How Wireless Works
    How Wireless Works

    This is a short, animated video explaining what happens each time someone uses smartphones, tablets or other wireless devices.

  • Attenuation Made Easy
    Attenuation Made Easy

    Bryan Walker with JFW closed out our IMS 2015 coverage with a short and sweet demo of the ease-of-use of their 50P2014 SMA attenuator.

  • Switch, Amplify, Split, Route
    Switch, Amplify, Split, Route

    Dominic Overton and Dr. Esen Bayar took a few minutes out of day three of IMS in 2015 to familiarize us with their wide range of offerings. Watch the video for an overview of solutions designed for telecoms operators, global satellite operators, and the government and military sector.

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Remcom

Remcom

Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation software and consulting services. Our products simplify the analysis of complex EM problems and lead the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation.

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.

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