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Report: GaN Industrial Devices Market - 2021

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “GaN Industrial Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021,” the market was valued at USD 481.8 million in 2014, which is expected to reach USD 1,315.0 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2015 to 2021.

  • Hyperconnectivity And The Future Of Internet Communication
    Hyperconnectivity And The Future Of Internet Communication

    Hyperconnectivity and the Future of Internet Communication (Lambert Academic Publishing, May 2015) is the title of a new book edited by City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor Adrian Cheok. By John Stevenson

  • NIST Aims For Tool To Help Manufacturers Select Optimal Wireless Network
    NIST Aims For Tool To Help Manufacturers Select Optimal Wireless Network

    Going wireless is appealing to a growing number of manufacturers. Using wireless sensor networks to monitor and control equipment and processes eliminates the costly labyrinth of dedicated cabling to hardwire devices, enables flexibility in organizing operations, and expands opportunities for keeping tabs on plant-floor conditions and performance.

  • Voltage-Controlled Liquid Metal Antennas
    Voltage-Controlled Liquid Metal Antennas

    Researchers have held tremendous interest in liquid metal electronics for many years, but a significant and unfortunate drawback slowing the advance of such devices is that they tend to require external pumps that can't be easily integrated into electronic systems.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2015

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.

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.

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.

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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RECENT ARTICLES

  • High Power and High Efficiency Ka Band Power Amplifier

    The Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the highest power output for a single Ka-Band MMIC power amplifier ever produced to date. A team led by Salah Din recorded a peak power of 40 Watts at 27 GHz for the 27-30 GHz amplifier, with an average output power of 36 watts and a Power Added Efficiency (PAE) of greater than 30 percent across the band. The demonstration found a significant improvement in performance over current Ka-band MMIC amplifiers.

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.

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RF GLOBALNET WELCOMES OUR NEWEST SUPPLIER

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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FEATURED PRODUCTS

Maximum Accuracy Digital Temperature Sensor: MCP9808

Maximum Accuracy Digital Temperature Sensor: MCP9808

The MCP9808 digital temperature sensor converts temperatures between -20°C and +100°C to a digital word with ±0.5°C (max.) accuracy. The MCP9808 comes with user-programmable registers that provide flexibility for temperature sensing applications. The registers allow user-selectable settings such as Shutdown or low-power modes and the specification of temperature Event and Critical output boundaries. When the temperature changes beyond the specified boundary limits, the MCP9808 outputs an Event signal. The user has the option of setting the event output signal polarity as an active-low or active-high comparator output for thermostat operation, or as temperature event interrupt output for microprocessor-based systems. The event output can also be configured as a Critical temperature output. This sensor has an industry standard 2-wire, SMBus and Standard I2C™Compatible compatible (100kHz/400kHz bus clock) serial interface, allowing up to eight sensors to be controlled in a single serial bus. These features make the MCP9808 ideal for sophisticated multi-zone temperature- monitoring applications.

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.

Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs)

Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs)

CPI’s line of integrated microwave assemblies includes attenuators, integrated front ends, receivers, solid state coaxial limiters, solid state switches, waveguide limiters, transmit receiver switches, upconverters, and downconverters. They’re used in both military and commercial markets in radar, satellite, and communications applications. This page provides an overview of their IMA offerings.

250 Watts CW, 7.5 to 18 GHz Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) Microwave Amplifier

250 Watts CW, 7.5 to 18 GHz Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) Microwave Amplifier

The Model 250T8G18 is a self contained, forced air cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 250 watts minimum at the amplifier output flange. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency.
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...

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.

Microwave Amp, High Power (A2CP14225)

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...

20 MHz to 6 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1016

20 MHz to 6 GHz Gain Block Amplifier: AM1016

Atlanta Micro’s AM1016 is a cascadable gain block amplifier with 14 dB gain, a 2.0 dB noise figure, +30 dBm OIP3, +17 dBm P1db, a 3.3V, 48 mA supply, a -40C to +85C operating temperature, and unconditional stability. It’s operational to +1.7V and comes in a 3mm QFN package.

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HUBER+SUHNER

HUBER+SUHNER

RF Interconnect: connectors, coaxial cable and assemblies, delay lines, lightning protection, picocell antennas, adaptors, terminations, attenuators, couplers, splitters|Fiber Optic Interconnect: connectors, fiber optic cable and assemblies, attenuators, splitters, optical distribution frames|Test and measurement components: test leads, adaptors, terminations, test kits

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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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 wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • Anokiwave Closes Series B Funding To Be Used For Growth

    Anokiwave Inc. recently announced their completion of a Series B round of funding. The funds gathered will be used to continue to expand its engineering team, launch development laboratory facilities, and expand new products for mmW 5G and complimentary markets.

  • Linking Superconductivity And Structure
    Linking Superconductivity And Structure

    New research from a team including Carnegie's Elissaios Stavrou, Xiao-Jia Chen, and Alexander Goncharov hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds--those containing iron and arsenic. It is published by Scientific Reports.

  • For Sale: German 700 MHz Band, $600M Minimum Bid

    The Bundesnetzagentur - the German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway markets - is auctioning off frequencies for mobile phone operators this week. Three large companies were admitted to the to the auction, which started on Wednesday. Auction proceeds will be used to expand broadband internet access in Germany. 

  • Mike Clark Promoted To Vice President Of Microwave Components & Integrated Assemblies For Crane Aerospace and Electronics
    Mike Clark Promoted To Vice President Of Microwave Components & Integrated Assemblies For Crane Aerospace and Electronics

    On May 19, 2015, Mike Clark was announced Vice President of Microwave Components & Integrated Assemblies of Crane Aerospace & Electronics. Directly under President Brendan Curran, Clark will be responsible for driving customer satisfaction, and strategic growth and direction of the Microwave business.

  • Guerrilla RF Completes $2 Million Series B Funding Round

    Guerrilla RF announced the closing of a $2 million Series B funding round led by two angel investors. To date, the company has raised $3.5 million in funding and introduced over 30 products. 

  • Graphene Enables Tunable Microwave Antenna
    Graphene Enables Tunable Microwave Antenna

    Graphene antennae in the microwave part of the spectrum can be tuned by an applied voltage. This is the latest result, published in the renown physics journal Applied Physics Letters, by a pan-European collaboration between Romania, Greece, Italy, and Ireland, using Graphenea graphene. By Marko Spasenovic

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