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Mathematicians From RUDN University Have Modeled 5G Mobile Communication Of The Future
Mathematicians From RUDN University Have Modeled 5G Mobile Communication Of The Future

Scientists from RUDN University have created a mathematical model of reliable microwave communication for mobile phones and other devices.

  • Ohio State Researchers Design 'Hovering' Millimeter Wave Antennas
    Ohio State Researchers Design 'Hovering' Millimeter Wave Antennas

    Researchers at Ohio State University’s ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) are designing "hovering" or suspended high-gain millimeter-wave antenna arrays that boost wireless signals and alleviate the crowded electromagnetic frequency spectrum.

  • Researchers Invent Breakthrough Millimeter-Wave Circulator IC
    Researchers Invent Breakthrough Millimeter-Wave Circulator IC

    Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Harish Krishnaswamy, associate professor of electrical engineering, in collaboration with Professor Andrea Alu’s group from UT-Austin, continue to break new ground in developing magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes.

  • Arecibo Observatory ‘Still Standing’ After Hurricane Maria, But Future Remains Clouded
    Arecibo Observatory ‘Still Standing’ After Hurricane Maria, But Future Remains Clouded

    Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm (on landfall) that was the strongest to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years, inflicted less damage to Arecibo Observatory than earlier reported. Repair costs, however, are expected to complicate the radio telescope's already precarious source of funding, raising further doubt about the future of the historic facility.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

High Power RF Pin Diode Switches High Power RF Pin Diode Switches

Corry Micronics' new RF pin diode switches operate in the 1 GHz to 1.1 GHz range. The CMSW-SPDTR-1G-5K is a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) hermetically sealed reflective switch, while the CMTRSW-1G1R1G-2K5 is a high power transmit/receive (T/R) switch designed to be used in IFF applications.

0.7 - 6 GHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier: Model 500S1G6 0.7 - 6 GHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier: Model 500S1G6

The Model 500S1G6 from AR is a solid-state broadband amplifier that operates over the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range, and is designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and linearity are required. The low level of spurious signals and linearity of this device makes the 500S1G6 ideal for use as a driver amplifier in testing wireless and communication components and subsystems, and EMC testing applications.

1 KW L-band Radar Pallet Amplifier: IGNP1214M1KW-GPS 1 KW L-band Radar Pallet Amplifier: IGNP1214M1KW-GPS

Integra Technologies presents the IGNP1214M1KW-GPS, a single-supply, 50 Ω matched GaN-based pulsed power pallet amplifier for L-band radar applications.

YIG Frequency Synthesizer YIG Frequency Synthesizer

Leveraging a long heritage of engineering innovation in YIG and low phase noise technologies, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has developed a brand new line of YIG synthesizers that substantially reduces the high cost of acquiring a high-quality, broadband low phase noise source. After many years of building the industry's lowest phase noise YIG Oscillators, TMS has applied that expertise to deliver on a longstanding industry aspiration for a 'Win-Win': low phase noise AND low cost in a plug n' play synthesizer solution.

Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9318 Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9318

Qorvo offers the new QPB9318 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 2.3 – 2.7 GHz frequency range for TDD base station, wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and pre-5G/5G massive MIMO applications. This LNA module integrates a two-stage LNA and a high power switch in a dual-channel configuration.

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130 Watts CW 18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier. The Model 130T18G26z5 is a self contained, forced air cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where wide instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and moderate power output are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 130 watts minimum at the amplifier output connector
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