Singaporean scientists are researching various methods to beef up the security capabilities of RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies as these become more ubiquitous.
Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have built the world's smallest radio receiver from a diamond crystal with atomic-scale imperfections. Due to the inherent strength and biocompatibility of diamonds, the radio could find applications in extremely harsh environments and in medical implants.
Norway is set to become the first country to switch over from analog frequency modulation (FM) radio transmission in favor of a digital format. Several countries could follow suit in what could be the death knell for traditional radio technology.
The Hubble Space Telescope's latest impressive image of deep space is that of an unusual galaxy that hosts a megamaser – "astronomical lasers" that emit intense microwave radiation instead of visible light. (Hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’ in microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, or maser).
At IMS 2016, Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Booth #1739, is highlighting its new line of SWaP-friendly GaN amplifiers, Integrated Assemblies for EW, its industry-leading portfolio of TWTs, the industry’s most comprehensive line of MW & RF Components, and its diverse range of Microwave PCB capabilities. Like last year, stop by our booth for a free cup of Espresso!
This is the first article in a two-part series that will look at what is known about 5G networks today, as well as examine some use cases. The next article will examine what product designers should know about the RF testing challenges that lie ahead for 5G products.
In the coming years, data-rates for internet consumers will need to increase dramatically to be able to support connectivity anywhere, any time, and for any user. The current terrestrial 3G and 4G telecom networks with one-way and two-way satellite backhaul networks are implemented to cover the demand, but the available data-rate is not enough, especially in the satellite segment. This white paper discusses the existing satellite architectures, the future of their technical evolution towards greater bandwidth, and the particular solution of wideband operation as per Annex M, introduced in the DVB-S2X2 standard.
Tools are now available from Anritsu to help technicians determine the precise location of external PIM. Using the Anritsu PIM Hunter™ probe in conjunction with a spectrum analyzer, technicians can use traditional interference hunting techniques to locate external PIM sources in the field. This white paper describes the test process as well as provides important guidelines to consider while testing.
As 5G technologies are developed to increase wireless communication data rates by a factor of 100, the design specifications of radio frequency (RF) electronics have become much more rigorous, especially for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) applications. As an alternate solution to traditional low radiation and low gain antennas, Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRAs) operate with less conduction losses and feature high radiation efficiency when excited properly for mm-wave frequencies and beyond. This white paper presents additional DRA characteristics, and the advantages of using them for 5G technology development.
As new power amplifier (PA) technologies are released, the latest being GaN technology, an amplifier’s behavior must be thoroughly tested and evaluated to ensure the highest performance under the stress of high power pulsing signals. Since a pulsed RF signal has a time domain nature, the best way to observe the performance of an amplifier is through time domain signal analysis. This article explains how to characterize the behaviors of pulsed RF power amplifiers in radar systems with a peak power meter.
The Fischer Plastic Series is a family of high performance, fully insulated plastic connector bodies that are all compatible with Fischer’s metallic connectors. Key features include high reliable signal path, high signal and contact density, clear coding for easy operation, and resistance to large temperature variations.
CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division presents the VSC3645 GaN 4.2 kW pulsed solid state power amplifier module operating in the C-band (5.2 – 5.9 GHz). This high efficiency, high power, compact amplifier is highly efficient, easy to maintain, and is designed to easily create high power C-band radar transmitters.
AR designs, manufactures, and services a range of standard and customized systems according to customer standards and requirements. This video presents a number of AR system design examples, ensuring that all components are matched, and that all field strengths and specifications are guaranteed.
Wireless InSite MIMO accurately predicts multipath between transmitting and receiving elements with precision and reveals key channel characteristics in a timely manner. With optimizations that minimize runtime and memory constraints, Wireless InSite efficiently simulates even the large arrays present in Massive MIMO systems. This webinar will walk through an indoor propagation example to demonstrate the Wireless InSite workflow with a special focus on the new MIMO capability.
In this video, Applications Engineer, Flynn Lawrence discusses an example of AR’s turnkey system design and development.
This video demonstration is designed as a simple method for displaying the features and capabilities of the new Power Master MA24507A Frequency Selectable mmWave Power Analyzer.
Fischer Connectors offers a variety of electrical and optical connectivity solutions for test, measurement, and sensing applications including those on roads, railways, underwater, and in manned or unmanned vehicles. This video offers an exciting overview of the four product lines available, guidance on the best connectivity solutions for application-specific requirements, and relevant technical specifications for each group.
If the seemingly endless supply of innovative technologies coming out of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is any indication, old dogs can learn new tricks.
Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on optimizing defense technology in harsh environments, a 3D X-ray diagnostic tool for use in combat, the first international standard for tactical fiber optic cables, early warning systems for chemical warfare agents, and more.
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PCTEL, Inc., a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced recently that it now offers IBflex scanning receivers with an expanded range of 10 MHz to 6 GHz.
BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in wireless backhaul systems, today announced the Flex4G-5000 80GHz ANSI and ETSI millimeter wave radio systems.
Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power.
Frost & Sullivan presented Antenna Company with its Technology Innovation Award for Advanced Antennas for Wireless Communications.
Integrated Circuits (IC) are ubiquitous chips that form the keystone of modern electronics. An IC can execute a function as an amplifier, oscillator, microprocessor etc.
Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has added new category to their rapidly expanding standard product offerings.
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