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World’s First Combustion Free, Externally-Powered, Space Launch Thruster Tested Successfully

Escape Dynamics, Inc. announced successful tests of their thruster powered by beamed high power microwave energy, with performance greatly surpassing the limit of chemical combustion rockets.

  • Green Bank Telescope Joins 'Breakthrough Listen' To Vastly Accelerate Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe
    Green Bank Telescope Joins 'Breakthrough Listen' To Vastly Accelerate Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe

    The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe. The international endeavor, known as the Breakthrough Listen, will scan the nearest million stars in our own Galaxy and stars in 100 other galaxies for the telltale radio signature of an advanced civilization.

  • Boeing Demonstrates Digital GPS Navigation Signals
    Boeing Demonstrates Digital GPS Navigation Signals

    Boeing successfully demonstrated a digital version of the Global Positioning System (GPS) III navigation signals, a breakthrough that could contribute to significantly modernizing this vital service.

  • International Consortium Hopes To Unlock Spectrum Above 6 GHz
    International Consortium Hopes To Unlock Spectrum Above 6 GHz

    The University of Bristol is part of an international consortium that aims to develop concepts and key components for a new 5G mobile radio access technology. The technology is expected to operate in a range of frequency bands between 6 and 100 GHz, including millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequencies.

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  • Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet
    Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

    With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center. In fact, it is already an emerging influence on how organizations plan, build and operate their existing data center architectures. In this paper, we will discuss the deep impact that this network speed transition has on data center cabling infrastructure, and the decisions that organizations will need to make to accommodate these changes.

Basics Of Power Measurement — Average Or Peak?

When setting up a test system, it’s critical to know the types of measurements you want to capture in order to select the right equipment.  In the world of power measurement, one can easily be confused by the different types of sensors and their varying measurement capabilities.  Parsing through some of the terminology can help make the selection process easier.

On The Road To Seamless Connectivity, Wi-Fi Has No Speed Limits

Consumers expect a high standard of network connectivity. Even though our global data consumption has risen from petabytes (1,0005) per month to exabytes (1,0006) per month, users do not want to experience any issues. While Wi-Fi is used to offload the cellular network, high-demand applications continue to cause strain, and smartphone manufacturers continue to pressure carriers to make network enhancements to offload data traffic. 

Overview of External Propulsion Launch System

Escape Dynamics is in the process of developing and testing its new external microwave propulsion technology that permits reusable single-stage-to-orbit space flight. This white paper discusses the new technology in detail, and gives an overview of the substantial benefits of utilizing this technology for better and more frequent space travel with 10x reduced overall costs.

Field Test Solutions To Locate PIM Sources And Optimize Network Performance

Operators promise that their LTE networks provide high speed and high bandwidth, a claim that field engineers and technicians work diligently to keep. Ensuring that level of performance has never been easy, and it continues to be a challenge due to passive intermodulation (PIM), a growing issue in all mobile networks. Field technicians and engineers need an efficient PIM test solution to quickly correct PIM-based problems and maintain network quality.

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Filtered Terminal Blocks
Corry Micronics offers a full line of standard and custom barrier style filtered terminal blocks. Micronic’s F-36 (#6 screw size) and F-38 (#8 screw size) terminal blocks are rated to 30 and 35 amps respectively, and have become the industry standard for many telecommunications companies.
  • Mini-SMT RSMT Series SMT Resistors
    Mini-SMT RSMT Series SMT Resistors Mini-SMT thin film resistors offer maximum benefits in ohmic value ranges from .5 Ω through 500 MΩ. T.C.R.'s to ±5ppm/°C - and absolute tolerances to 0.05%. Available in 0505, 0805 and 1206 sizes, these resistors provide proven thin film performance in a surface mount solderable style
  • Radio Communication Analyzer: MT8821C
    Radio Communication Analyzer: MT8821C

    The MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer is an all-in-one tester with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000® 1X/1x EVDO technologies. With its wide frequency range of 30 MHz to 6GHz, the system can conduct RF TRx tests, and parametric and functional tests such as maximum throughput.

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  • 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.

  • Broadening Their RF Portfolio
    Broadening Their RF Portfolio

    Tim Brauner with Dielectric Labs gave us an up-close view of what his company had on display at IMS in 2015. Check out the video to hear about lowpass filters, power dividers, a brand new line of directional couplers, and an SMT 6dB resistive divider.

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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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