In some physical systems, even elements quite distant from one another are able to synchronize their actions. At a first glance, the phenomenon looks rather mysterious. Using a network of simple electronic oscillators interconnected as a ring, researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have shown that, in fact, remote synchronization can, at least in certain cases, be explained quite clearly.
Precise measurement using a continent-wide collection of National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes has revealed that a narrow jet of particles moving at nearly the speed of light broke out into interstellar space after a pair of neutron stars merged in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth.
Scientists uncover a way to control terahertz radiation using tiny engineered particles in a magnetic field, potentially opening the doors for better medical and environmental sensors.
Germany and France look toward 5G frequency licenses, India joins the U.S. and Australia in spurning Huawei, Verizon pushes for more U.S. firsts, and more, all in The Week In 5G.
This article presents questions and answers on the considerations for selecting the optimal control interfaces for automated RF test systems.
Indium foil is a thermal interface material used in transistor fixtures between the transistor and the baseplate along with an electrical interface to provide a path to ground for the source connection. Benefits for using indium foil include ease of application, clean surface with no need for surface preparation, and customizable shapes and thicknesses.
The mmWave spectrum will play a key role in future 5G communications applications. Components for these systems should be chosen for their performance and cost. This white paper explores the use of DLI surface mount solderable filter components in RF systems to reduce the cost and complexity in 5G mmWave systems.
5G networks plan to offer a hundred-fold increase in user data-rates which will require growth in bandwidth over what is currently available. This article introduces the 5G spectrum and explores some of the mechanisms behind the increase in bandwidths.
Rising demand for electronic components -- driven by the automotive, defense, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing industries -- could create supply challenges like price volatility, counterfeiting, relabeling, selling out-of-date parts, and double- or triple-booking orders
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.
The Fischer Plastic Series is a family of high performance, fully insulated plastic connector bodies that are all compatible with Fischer’s metallic connectors. Key features include high reliable signal path, high signal and contact density, clear coding for easy operation, and resistance to large temperature variations.
Now available as a free download from the Google Play Store!
Bird offers the new Bird RF Meter App designed to enable Android smart phones to become a power meter capable of connecting with the Bird USB Field Sensors. This app features a user interface with an intuitive, menu-driven design, making it simple to use and ideal for field techs and engineers who need to make power measurements on-the-go.
Skyworks offer two new front-end modules (FEMs) for GNSS/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Compass/QZSS radio receiver applications in the 1559 to 1606 MHz frequency range. The SKY65933-11 and the SKY65943-11 feature an integrated low noise amplifier (LNA), and a pre-filter and post-filter. Both devices use surface-mount technology (SMT) in the form of a 2.5 x 2.5 mm Multi-Chip Module (MCM) package, which allows for a highly manufacturable and low-cost solution.
Skyworks’ newest family of compact, high performance RF front-end modules (FEMs) is specifically designed for LPWAN – supporting LoRa®, SigFox and other unlicensed band technologies – as well as high-power Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) applications operating in the 860-930 MHz frequency range. These new solutions deliver improved sensitivity and more than quadruple the operating range versus a standalone system-on-chip (SoC).
AR’s new COO, John Kim, gives a quick summary of the AR service oriented culture and divisions worldwide at the 2018 IEEE EMC Symposium. #AR50YearsStrong
Measure frequency vs. time using the new Transient Mode measurement option on the Berkeley Nucleonics Phase Noise Tester. This measurement mode enables both wide band and narrow band measurements with high measurement rates and long measurement spans (track drift over time). Use the wide band measurement to analyze large frequency changes. Measure and characterize a 100 uS transient period between a 1 GHz and 2 GHz signal from an RF Signal Generator. Measure and characterize a 10 kHz frequency modulation.
This video provides a short tutorial on measuring ultra-low phase noise on a 100MHz OCXO using tunable external references. Measure over a wide range, 1Hz to 50MHz offset, using just 2 cross correlations. You can also measure -182 dBc at 1MHz, -177dBC at 10kHz, and -162 dBc at 1kHz.
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Industry leader in RF connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, will present its latest technology solutions which connect RF-Energy applications with the lowest possible losses at European Microwave Week 2018, 25-27 September, Madrid.
The FCC clamps down on local governments; spectrum auctions heat up in Germany and India; Intel, Huawei, and Samsung share hardware news; and Trump's tariff war casts a cloud over U.S. 5G rollouts, all in this edition of The Week in 5G!
MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, recently announced its new MACP Series of high-performance power detectors with integrated, low loss directional couplers, optimized for power monitoring and leveling in point-to-point radios, ISM, radar, VSAT, EW and aerospace and defense applications.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced their cooperation to industrialize GaN (Gallium Nitride)-on-Silicon technologies for power switching devices. This power GaN-on-Si technology will enable ST to address high-efficiency, high-power applications, including automotive on-board chargers for hybrid and electric vehicles, wireless charging, and servers.
Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation products for electronic test and verification, today launched new four and six channel LXI 50Ω microwave multiplexers in compact 1U and 2U rack-mount form factors. The 60-801 / 60-802 high-performance microwave multiplexers feature excellent RF characteristics and repeatability to within 0.01dB.
As the move to 5G accelerates the requirement for more advanced ‘phase stable’ interconnects, Junkosha has launched its latest mmWave cabling solution, the MWX071, in a bid to go beyond the 70 GHz barrier, a unique capability in the marketplace.
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