Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor.
The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satellite will mature technology that scientists will use to analyze cloud ice in the atmosphere.
New Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) Program Aims To Break The “More Armor” Paradigm For Protection
For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster than armor’s ability to withstand penetration. As a result, achieving even incremental improvements in crew survivability has required significant increases in vehicle mass and cost.
API Technologies Introduces High Reliability Customizable 2-20 GHz Broadband Amplifier
API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY), a leading edge provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, today announced the addition of a new multi-octave broadband amplifier, model BXHF1084, to its growing family of standard and configurable RF/microwave products.
Electromagnetics In The Healthcare Industry
Electromagnetic (EM) fields are present in many of the medical applications today. The technology is becoming more complex, and it is therefore vitally important that the tools and procedures perform at their maximum capacity and always yield precise and accurate data. By Peter Futter, Application Specialist, Business Development – EM Solutions at Altair South Africa
The mobility and Internet of Things explosion has led to a severe wireless spectrum shortage, driving researchers to seek new ways to alleviate the bandwidth crunch. Wireless researchers now anticipate 5G to arrive at the end of the decade, providing a 1000x increase in network capacity. In this article, Moor Insights & Strategy provides information on major areas of 5G research, describes current challenges in wireless design, and introduces new design tools from NI geared for helping RF design engineers. By Gina Longoria, Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
In this white paper, W. L. Gore & Associates evaluated the performance of microwave airframe assemblies before and after installation. This testing showed that the performance of many assemblies degrades significantly because they get damaged during installation, which results in increased costs, production delays, and additional testing to requalify system components. Selecting a durable cable assembly that has been tested to survive challenging aerospace applications is the key to reducing costs and ensuring reliability over time.
Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth. By Renaissance Electronics & Communications
Understanding the need for commercial satellite integration
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Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.
4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.
7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014
At the 2014 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with the event’s general chair, Dr. Larry Dunleavy, about the state of the RF and microwave design industry. While he acknowledged that it is a time of relative uncertainty — due in large part to constrained military budgets and conservative fiscal forecasts for 2014 — he also pointed out that there are plenty of emerging markets where RF and microwave technology is making a significant impact. With the Internet of Things (IoT) driving innovation in burgeoning markets like automotive and healthcare and the development of 5G pushing wireless technology to further heights, there was good reason for nearly 600 companies to flock to the IMS2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla.
Military Radar Market To Drive Strong Demand For Electronic Components
Strategy Analytics ADS service’s series of military radar forecasts outline global defense expenditure trends segmented on a regional basis before breaking out the expected spending on military radar incorporating systems, hardware, support, and related services across the land, air, and naval domains.
EM De-Embedding Magic – Part 2: Lots Of Ports, All Talking To Each Other!
In part I, I described how I came up with the EM port calibration theory that we have been using very successfully for nearly 30 years. It is so simple. To de-embed a single, lonely port, just EM analyze a 2-port through line of length L, and a second one of length 2L, do some magic math (described in Part I and in  and ), and we have beautiful, fully de-embedded EM analysis data for that lonely port. (If we have additional lonely ports, just repeat the process for those ports, one at a time, as well.)
Pulsed VNA Measurements: When And Why Do I Need To Re-Calibrate?
This is the final installment of a guest series written by Walt Strickler of Anritsu Company.
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Microwave T&M Equipment From Rohde & Schwarz At EuMW 2014 In Rome
From signal generation and analysis in the microwave range to power measurement and vector network analysis in the highest frequency ranges: Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its T&M equipment for sophisticated wireless and A&D applications at EuMW 2014.
Advanced Decoding Software From COMINT Consulting Now Available On L3/Narda Receivers
COMINT Consulting and Narda Test Solutions announced that COMINT Consulting's elite decoding software, Krypto500, is now available for the NRA-3000 and NRA-6000 remote spectrum and signal analyzers. The NRA (19’’) and IDA (handheld)series is used for monitoring and control of civilian and tactical mobile communications equipment worldwide.
AWT Global Introduces New Multi-Band PIM Analyzers With S-Parameter Capability
AWT Global has launched a new product line of Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Analyzers for manufacturing, R&D and QA: PEM42A Series.
SkyCross Announces New WiFi Antenna Line And Expands WiFi Distribution Network
Building on two recent award wins and creation of its Center of Excellence for Wireless Data Communications, SkyCross, a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced antenna and RF solutions, announced today a new line of WiFi antenna solutions.
Freescale Cuts The Cords With Introduction Of Programmable Wireless Charging Solutions
Freescale Semiconductor recently introduced a range of fully programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs targeting automotive and consumer applications.
RFaxis Offers Bare Die Solution For Its Entire Portfolio Of Pure-CMOS Single-Chip, Single-Die RFeICs
RFaxis, Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, recently announced that it will be offering its entire product line of pure-CMOS, single-chip / single-die RF Front-end ICs (RFeICs) in bare die form, enabling its customers to further reduce the size and bill of materials (BOM) cost of wireless products for both the Wi-Fi and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
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