Cool, Dim Dwarf Star Is Magnetic Powerhouse
Cool, Dim Dwarf Star Is Magnetic Powerhouse

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic field, one that rivals the most intense magnetic regions of our own Sun.

  • Advancing The Design And Modeling Of Complex Systems
    Advancing The Design And Modeling Of Complex Systems

    Complex interconnected systems are increasingly becoming part of everyday life in both military and civilian environments. In the military domain, air-dominance system-of-systems concepts, such as those being developed under DARPA’s SoSITE effort, envision manned and unmanned aircraft linked by networks that seamlessly share data and resources in real time.

  • NASA’s STEREO-A Resumes Normal Operations
    NASA’s STEREO-A Resumes Normal Operations

    On Nov. 9, 2015, NASA’s Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory Ahead, or STEREO-A, once again began transmitting data at its full rate. For the previous year, STEREO-A was transmitting only a weak signal—or occasionally none at all—due to its position almost directly behind the sun.

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  • Fiber Inter-Facility Links Future Proof Satellite Ground Station Networks

    The development of high throughput satellites operating over Ku and Ka-band frequencies has increased the need for upgrading ground station inter-facility links (IFLs). RF transmissions are traditionally handled by copper coaxial cables, but they are no longer suitable due to their excessive size and restricted bandwidth. ETL Systems offers a new series of RF over fibre IFLs designed to deliver high quality RF signals across long distances with minimal loss.

Automated Phase Noise Measurements

Berkeley Nucleonics has recently enhanced the 7000 series of fully automated signal source analyzers, and has extended their measurement capabilities to 26 GHz. Not only do these devices measure absolute phase noise on a large variety CW sources, they also perform residual and absolute phase noise characterization of CW and pulsed signals, transient analysis, and VCO characterization. This application note discusses the features and benefits of two 7000 series models available for automated phase noise measurements.

The Buzz About Wireless Small Cells

Every day, networks face coverage issues at busy locations such as airports, shopping malls, and sporting/concert venues. This type of network density, coupled with high user demand, is the leading contributor to small cell growth. 

White Paper: RF Power Measurements In The Field

Measuring RF power in a field environment can be a simple task which can be accomplished accurately and inexpensively. It can also involve a great deal of care and proper training to ensure equipment is accurately measured. Either way accurate field power measurements will ensure transmitting equipment is operating properly...

Electromagnetic Design In The Electronics Industry

Technology advancements in the electronic industry yield new trends in RF communications that drive new product functionality. The use of electromagnetic (EM) simulation design tools, like FEKO, are extremely important in new advancements in the next generation of mobile phones, cameras, laptops, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Incorporating EM simulation throughout the design cycle helps to explore, optimize, and innovate these new design challenges. This white paper discusses Altair’s EM solver, FEKO, and how it strives to provide solutions for design innovation in future technologies.

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Yagi Antenna for the Railway Sector
Yagi Antenna for the Railway Sector

The SENCITY® SPOT-M is a WiFi Yagi Antenna specifically designed for CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) applications. It operates in the 2400-2485 MHz frequency range and features 14 dBi gain, an extremely robust and compact design, and an enclosed bracket that allows installation on walls and masts.

  • Handheld Vector Network Analyzers
    Handheld Vector Network Analyzers

    Anritsu Company presents a series of handheld vector network analyzers designed to test and troubleshoot devices, as well as provide lab quality measurements such as magnitude, phase of return loss, bandwidth, and impedance all within a single highly-portable device. With the industry’s best in-class dynamic ranges, calibration, measurement stability and measurement speed, these VNAs are ideal for many applications including wireless communications, remote sensing, radar, and other applications involving passive component testing, troubleshooting, and systems integration.

  • Electromagnetic Solutions For Medical Applications And Biomedical Devices
    Electromagnetic Solutions For Medical Applications And Biomedical Devices

    Ensuring that all new biomedical devices meet regulatory and certification requirements is a necessity. Remcom's tools can greatly speed the design and certification process by allowing realistic simulations of the device performance before the costly prototyping stage. Analysis options available are for device performance such as tuning and bio-interaction including SAR. Realistic, poseable human body models are available in addition to CAD-based phantom models.

    Remcom specializes in a variety of Bio/EM analysis areas including:

    • Imaging Devices including MRI coil design and tuning, SAR and field analysis
    • Implantable Devices (pacemakers, diagnostic equipment)
    • Field Exposure from radiating sources (cell phones and other antennas)
    • Human Models and Phantoms
    • Regulation/Certification


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  • XFdtd Tutorial Video: Bow Tie Antenna

    This 8-minute XFdtd getting started video details the triangle geometry construction of a bow tie antenna in Remcom’s FDTD 3D EM simulator, including the component placement of a voltage source driving the antenna. This video for new users also offers XFdtd orientation including accessing the User’s Guide and the XF project assistant work-flow checklist.

  • Antenna Matching Circuit Optimization With XFdtd EM Simulation Software And Optenni Lab

    Remcom's XFdtd 3D EM simulator integrates with Optenni Lab for antenna matching circuit optimization. This brief video shows the highlights of the workflow and integration using a GPS and Bluetooth mobile device antenna.

  • Full Wave Matching Circuit Optimization In XFdtd EM Simulation Software

    This video gives a demonstration of Full Wave Antenna Matching Circuit Optimization using XFdtd's Circuit Element Optimizer (CEO). The antenna matching circuit design flow is discussed, including CEO's analysis of a given PCB layout. Predicted S-parameters and optimal component value results for two different frequency bands are also shown.

  • Video: CPRI Cell Site Architecture, Configuration, and Results

    This video discusses how using Anritsu's MT1000A Network Master field transport tester can rival the BBU while performing quality testing.

  • Video: Anritsu Network Master Series of Optical Transport Testers Walkthrough

    Anritsu’s Network Master family of field-portable optical transport testers are designed to test service interfaces such as Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel and DSn, and emerging MPLS-TP, PBB-TE and ITU-T G.709 OTN. The independent two-port or four-port operation provides exceptional flexibility when testing network and transport equipment operating from 1.5 Gbps to >100 Gbps. This video provides a walkthrough of these instruments’ operation, and features the easy-to-use GUI, its test flow structure, and results reporting structure.

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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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CPI BMD is the world’s largest manufacturer of receiver protectors and magnetrons. We also manufacture TWTs, CFAs, transmitter assemblies, scientific systems, high-power solid state switches and switch assemblies, pressure windows, a wide variety of multifunction components and Integrated Microwave Assemblies.

Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH

Narda Safety Test Solutions is a leading supplier of measuring equipment in the RF safety, EMC and RF testing sectors. The RF safety product spectrum includes wideband and frequency-selective measuring  devices, and monitors for wide area coverage or which can be worn on the body for personal safety. Under the PMM brand, Narda offers instruments for determining the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of devices. The RF testing sector covers analyzers and instruments for measuring and identifying radio sources.


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