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Wearable Electronics A Key Focus At The 2015 International Microwave Symposium

The IEEE MTT-S 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) will debut Microwave Week’s first Wearables + Wireless Pavilion, featuring emerging wearable electronics that use RF and microwave technologies. The Pavilion will be located at booth #307 in the Phoenix Convention Center as part of the symposium, May 17-22, 2015.

  • Raytheon Delivers First GPS OCX Hardware Shipment To Air Force
    Raytheon Delivers First GPS OCX Hardware Shipment To Air Force

    The delivery was the first hardware shipment in support of the next-generation GPS ground control stations. It was delivered to Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, which will house the new GPS OCX Master Control Station. The next step for the team is to install and audit the equipment, as well as to perform information assurance testing, in advance of the program's next milestone -- -- formal customer acceptance of the Launch and Checkout System -- early in 2016. 

  • Tern Tech Offshoots Show Potential For New UAS Capabilities At Sea
    Tern Tech Offshoots Show Potential For New UAS Capabilities At Sea

    Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to give forward-deployed small ships the unprecedented capacity to serve as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2015

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.

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.

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions

High Performance Amplifiers from Teledyne Microwave Solutions.

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 and offer 2.5 ns pulse resolution with a 100 dB dynamic range.

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  • GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar
    GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar

    Radar sales are on the rise, increasing the production of air traffic control radar systems,  and resulting in the intensified research and development on improving the performance of the L-band, which requires high pulsed power. High-power RF transistors need to be employed and GaN offers the solution. GaN is the leading semiconductor technology used in the construction of RF power transistors, enabling breakthroughs in power output capacity, temperature tolerance and efficiency.

Key Considerations for Designing a Wireless Medical Device

Mobile medical devices in today’s world require constant connectivity and security for the safety of its patients as well as for efficiency in the hospital. When considering such necessities, medical device companies need to understand that there are unique requirements to ensure the success of their WLAN deployed solution within a hospital environment. If any of these requirements are overlooked, there may be results of poor performance and potential regulator recalls.

A Step Change in Electronics Thermal Design: Incorporating ADE and MDA Design Flows

When it comes to electronics, it is important to keep the complete design cycle shorter than traditional manufacturing, as delays in product release can severely affect profit. In electronic equipment, overheating causes electronic semiconductor chips to prematurely fail, and end up disabling the entire equipment. Appropriate cooling strategies are needed to prevent overheating and failure of critical components. Mechanical engineers have collaborated with electronic designers to incorporate electronic design automation (EDA) software and mechanical design automation (MDA) software into the thermal design of electronics.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Growing Markets In A Changing World

UAVs became a common part of many people’s vernacular due to their sudden surge in use for military related applications, though in those cases, they’re typically referred to as drones. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have numerous potential civilian applications as well though – from agricultural, forestry, and maritime studies, to border security and law enforcement use. This article discusses the growing diversity of markets for UAVs and both the challenges and opportunities they provide.

Proving Installed Performance Of Airframe Microwave Assemblies

A recent study conducted for the aerospace industry showed that 29 percent of respondents said the cause of Microwave/RF cable failure or repair is due to damage during installation. Damaged airframe microwave assemblies result in system failures, re-testing, delayed production, increased maintenance downtime, and eventual replacement of the entire setup.

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RF Globalnet Welcomes Our Newest Supplier

Atlanta Micro, Inc was founded in 2011 with the purpose of designing and manufacturing high performance RF and Microwave products for demanding customer applications. The company is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. Our executives possess over 40 years of experience designing state‑of‑the‑art components, receivers, transceivers and systems for the military, government agencies and the test equipment community. Atlanta Micro is focused on providing best‑in‑class broadband RF solutions meeting stringent specifications while offering reduced size, weight and power consumption necessary for portable and low power platforms. Our products are designed to meet customer needs that have been identified through our extensive experience.

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75 Ω BNC Connectors for Applications up to 3 GHz

75 Ω BNC Connectors for Applications up to 3 GHz

This series of HUBER+SUHNER BNC connectors feature 75 Ω impedance, good return loss properties, and DC-3 GHz frequency coverage

Dionysus Microwave Filter Design Software

Dionysus Microwave Filter Design Software

Microwave filter design that leaves more time for wine and song. Multifunction design and analysis program for ceramic, LC, and cavity filters...

Impedance Matching Transformers

Impedance Matching Transformers

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Microwave Amp, High Power (A2CP14225)

Cascadable microwave amplifier, 8.0-14.0 GHz, offers over 0.5-Watt of output power (+28.0 dBm), 4.5 dB noise figure, 17.8 dB gain, and high reverse isolation (45 dB); all typical...

RF Coaxial Terminations: Termaline® Series

RF Coaxial Terminations: Termaline® Series

Bird designs custom and standard solutions for RF Applications. Bird manufactures a broad line of power terminations from 2 Watts to over 80 kW. Our resistive product portfolio includes air, water cooled, oil dielectric, convection cooled, and conduction cooled loads.

TDS-535-2 Tuned Dipole Set (Double)

TDS-535-2 Tuned Dipole Set (Double)

The A.H. Systems' Tuned Dipole Set provides an accurate standard for precise EMI and site attenuation measurements (per OET-55 and ANSI C63.4). Each Tuned Dipole Set is manufactured per the FCC balun design and is individually calibrated. All sets come contained in a rugged, lightweight storage case which includes four baluns, elements, cables, a tape measure and one clamp for tripod mounting.
High- and Low-Voltage Power Supplies

High- and Low-Voltage Power Supplies

dB Control’s airborne and ground-based high- and low-voltage power supplies have a 4-50kV output voltage, and a 200-7kW Power (Watts) range. They’re ideal for very low phase noise and spurious radar transmitters, SAR, multimode radars, data links, and other mission-critical military operations.

50 Watts CW, 200 To 400 MHz RF Amplifier Module

50 Watts CW, 200 To 400 MHz RF Amplifier Module

The Model KMW2040M13 is an RF power amplifier module for OEM applications or integration into a user system. The RF power amplifier comprises a printed wiring assembly housed in a machined aluminum enclosure mounted on a heatsink with feed-through capacitive terminals for connection to the DC power source
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AR Modular RF

AR Modular RF

AR Modular RF designs and builds some of the most durable, innovative, dependable, and versatile RF amplifier modules and RF amplifier systems in the world.
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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