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Freescale Solid State RF Power Innovation Enables Disruptive New Concept For Cooking At Home

Freescale Semiconductor recently introduced its vision for a radically innovative appliance concept that leverages solid state radio frequency (RF) technology to revolutionize cooking. Developed in partnership with global product strategy and design firm frog, this breakthrough proof of concept will help enable fresh, chef-quality meals available at home with virtually no effort or prep time.

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High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

Non-Blocking RF Switch Matrix

Non-Blocking RF Switch Matrix

A non-blocking RF switch matrix is more complex than the blocking type, but it’s also more flexible.  In this configuration, an input can be switched to multiple outputs.  One input can in fact be switched to all of the outputs at once.  This provides an extra degree of flexibility compared to the blocking architecture.  However, a non-blocking architecture still has the limitation of not allowing two or more inputs to be switched to the same output.  Input 1 for example can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, but no other input can be switched to any of the same outputs.

IMS Resource Center

IMS Resource Center

RF Globalnet's IMS resource center is comprised of the latest products, news, articles, and video coverage from this and past year's shows. Click here to access it.

GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies

GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies

GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies are cable solutions designed with an internally ruggedized construction made to withstand concentrated loads well in excess of those specified by MIL-T-81490. The cables are flexible and inherently resistant to over-bending, making the cables easier to install within the confines of an aircraft. GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies are available in Standard Series or 6 Series.

GaN Wideband Power Amplifier: NPA1007

GaN Wideband Power Amplifier: NPA1007

The NPA1007 is a 20 - 2500 MHz, wideband GaN power amplifier. This amplifier has output levels to 10 W (40 dBm) and is specifically designed for saturated and linear operation.

Vector Network Analyzers: MS4640B Series

Vector Network Analyzers: MS4640B Series

Anritsu's MS4640B vector network analyzers (VNAs) are a part of the VectorStarTM family, and provide the highest overall performance on a modern analyzer platform. They cover the 70 kHz to 70 GHz frequency range in baseband, 70 kHz to 145 GHz in broadband, and 70 kHz to 1.1 THz in mmWave  bands.

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  • Design and Simulation of Phased Arrays For Radar/Aerospace Applications

    Phased array antenna systems, which use sets of two or more antennas, offer improved performance over single antennas and are well-known for their usefulness in radar and aerospace applications. Communication system design software supports the design and analysis of phased arrays, as well as their implementation in a system of antenna elements, power divider/combiners, phase shifters, and other typical components. This article examines how software can be used to simulate both small and large phased arrays in typical configurations.

Designing a Phased Array Antenna Using Antenna Magus and CST STUDIO SUITE®

In order to consider all potential designs and quickly produce antennas that fit their specifications, engineers choose to use antenna synthesis. In addition to synthesis tools, full-wave 3D simulation can complement synthesis tools and allow designs to be checked and fine-tuned for effects that cannot be accounted for analytically. This article explains how the Antenna Magus, an antenna synthesis tool, and CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, a full-wave 3D electromagnetic simulation program, are used to design a planar phased array.

EMC Simulation In The Design Flow Of Modern Electronics

It is necessary to be compliant with all EMC standards in order to release a product to market. Since EMC engineering is traditionally only used in measurement, EMC compliance ends up being considered late in the design process. If problems arise at this late stage, correcting them can become expensive, especially if multiple prototype iterations are required. For this reason, simulation is used to allow EMC compliance to be analyzed in greater depth in the earlier stages of the design process.

Electromagnetic Design And Analysis Of Sensors

Many sensor applications rely heavily on the electromagnetic field and its accurate measurements. By using the CST STUDIO SUITE®, sensors are able to easily simulate electromagnetic fields through a wide range of Finite Element Methods (FEM) and other complementary simulation methods. This article walks through the use of the CST STUDIO SUITE® in virtual prototyping, field visualization, optimization, and modeling and CAD data import.

Gallium Nitride RF Devices for Harsh Military Environments

Today’s advanced military systems – including phased array radar, communications systems and EW sensors – require high-frequency, high-bandwidth, high-power, high-efficiency devices. These applications are where GaN differentiates itself from other materials. GaN devices can operate at higher bias voltages, which provides several advantages at both the system/subsystem and circuit level, leading to a proportional decrease in current requirement for the circuit. The bottom line: GaN improves the system-level trade-off of size, weight, and power.

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Your Custom Modification And Design Specialist For Military Systems

Your Custom Modification And Design Specialist For Military Systems

Corry Micronics, founded in 1970 in response to the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is your experienced partner for solving complex filtering and RF/microwave design issues for military and aerospace systems. We will work directly with your engineering staff to fully understand your needs and provide custom, reliable, cost-effective solutions from DC to 20 GHz.
Multi-Channel Phase Coherent Vector Signal Generator: VSG5000A

Multi-Channel Phase Coherent Vector Signal Generator: VSG5000A

This system is comprised of four independent vector signal generators that are able to be phase aligned to one or more of each other, allowing the creation of any complex RF signal environment with any type or mixed types of waveforms.

Custom EMI Filters

Custom EMI Filters

EMI Filters are used to prevent electromagnetic interference in avionics and aircraft systems, as well as military shipboard/vehicle electronics, and in military communication systems. Electromagnetic interference can cause a complete loss of data in communications systems, or a simple decline in data quality.

Custom Ultra-Broadband Beamforming Networks

Custom Ultra-Broadband Beamforming Networks

KRYTAR recently announced their ability to provide custom designs of ultra-broadband beamforming networks. Proprietary computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools are utilized to provide unique electrical and mechanical solutions for system’s engineers in need of custom ultra-broadband beamforming networks for use in military electronics and commercial communications systems.

CST CABLE STUDIO – Complex Cable System Analysis

CST CABLE STUDIO – Complex Cable System Analysis

CST CABLE STUDIO® is dedicated to the three-dimensional analysis of signal integrity (SI), conducted emission (CE), radiated emission (RE), and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) of complex cable structures in electrically large systems.

Ultra-Low Loss Flexible Cable: Boa Flex 32288

Ultra-Low Loss Flexible Cable: Boa Flex 32288

HUBER+SUHNER’s Boa Flex 32288 is an ultra-low loss (1 dB/m at 18 GHz typ.) coaxial cable for static and dynamic applications up to 29 GHz. It features excellent return loss and outstanding phase stability vs. temperature.

RF Amplifier

RF Amplifier

Any Ciao Wireless RF Amplifier includes 100% Unconditional Stability Testing, Standard In-House Screening Process Including Burn-In, Stab-Bake, & Temp Cycle, Competitive Pricing & Fast Delivery, +5 to +28VDC Operation (model dependent), Military Reliability & Qualification, Compact Size, and Removable SMA Connectors...
Surface Mount Resistor Networks

Surface Mount Resistor Networks

SMR Series of precision resistor networks for fine pitch, surface mount applications. These networks feature a lead pitch of (0.031”) and are available in 4 to 16 pin-out styles. The standard value range is 2 O to 10 MO, isolated resistors
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AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation manufacturers and distributes: | RF Amplifiers, 1 to 50,000 Watts, dc to 1 GHz| Microwave Amplifiers, 1 to 10,000 Watts, 0.8 to 45 GHz| Antennas, 1 to 15,000 Watts, 10 kHz to 50 GHz| Accessories and Software| Precompliance Test Systems| Transient Generators|AR Modular RF manufacturers and distributes: | RF Amplifier Modules with single dc supply| Broadband and sub band RF amplifier systems, rack and case mounted units| Modules and systems are available from slight modifications to full custom designs|AR Receiver Systems manufacturers and sold by AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation: | EMI Receivers | Impulse Generators| Leak Detectors

Delcross Technologies

Delcross Technologies

Delcross Technologies is a commercial software company that develops innovative simulation software for challenging RF cosite system modeling, and high frequency computational electromagnetic (EM) software with a special focus on electrically large problems.  Their EM software solutions are aimed at solving installed antenna performance and radar signature prediction problems.  Delcross also provides engineering services for electromagnetic and RF phenomena.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

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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