Qualcomm has demonstrated a dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) wireless technology using embedded road pads that charge electric vehicles up to 20 kilowatts while moving at highway speeds, eliminating the need for electric cars to stop at a charging station.
Internet of things (IoT) systems usually link networks of sensors via radio, but radios demand battery power thus limiting usability. Disney Research has determined that one solution may be to get rid of the radios all together and communicate via the ambient radio waves from TV, radio and cell phones.
Engineers at the University of Bristol have delivered a proof of concept showing how a spatially adaptive broadcast system can realize reductions in digital broadcast power of up to 35 percent, which in turn can cut carbon emissions and overall broadcasting costs.
Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully demonstrated that cooling a mechanical oscillator close to its quantum ground state will turn it into a quantum reservoir that can shape the states of microwave photons in a superconducting circuit. It's the latest attempt to harness microwaves for quantum information processing.
Designing RF switching systems can be dull, so the importance of designing one is often overlooked. However, designing a proper switching system is essential to the operation of the rest of the testing system, so it is vital to make the right choices for a successful automation. This white paper walks through the process of designing an RF switching system, and covers the most important points of consideration for each application.
In part 1 of this series, we explored the variety of wireless technologies that make up 5G — a family of technologies optimized for a variety of use cases. This article will focus on the testing challenges facing these higher-bandwidth technologies.
As powerful as GPS technology is, it has three key problems. To overcome these problems, new positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems are being developed that can enhance the effectiveness of existing GPS, and take advantage of alternatives to conventional GPS.
USB Vector Net Analyzers (VNAs) offer a new approach to test and measurement applications with flow efficiency, flexibility, and a lower cost of ownership. With benefits such as separating the measurement module from the processing module, measurement results are brought to any external PC using VNA software, and users can take advantage of the latest OS processing power, bigger displays, and simplified maintenance of the analyzer.
Phase noise can be viewed as a measure of the spectral purity of a signal, and can be produced by internal effects and external effects. Internal effects are generally in the form of impurities or non-idealities in oscillator circuits and resonators. External effects can be caused by vibration by certain components and circuits. These components and circuits are considered piezoelectric, and ironically they are usually the resonators, oscillators, and filters which most define the source signal’s frequency and spectral purity in a non-vibrational environment. For radar systems operating in very high vibration environments, the vibration-induced phase noise can be orders of magnitude greater than the static phase noise. This article helps the reader to understand the impact that the radar system’s operating environment plays in generating phase noise, and how to mitigate its effects.
Remcom’s Consulting is an ideal solution for those organizations that need electromagnetic expertise without an ongoing need for in-house EM simulation software. Remcom provides EM modeling experts, software developers, and high-end computational resources to meet your most challenging EM simulation analysis needs.
Corry Micronics’ line of high power RF amplifiers feature up to 40% efficiency, an extended temperature range of -20oC to 55oC for MIL-STD applications, and status monitoring signals that provide diagnostic information.
The SKY66113-11 is a 2.4 GHz fully integrated RF Front-end Module (FEM) designed to deliver high performance in Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart, 802.15.4, Thread, and ZigBee applications such as in smart thermostats, in-home appliances, beacons, gateways, sensors, and wearable devices.
The IA-3 Colibrì is a micro-RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial System) intended to perform surveillance and reconnaissance by military and law enforcement agencies as well as environmental monitoring and search and rescue missions in urban environments due to its ability to quietly hover in place and use a camera to observe people and objects on the ground.
The MS2760A is pocket-sized, but big on performance with industry leading dynamic range, sweep speed, and amplitude accuracy. Its size enables direct connect to almost any DUT, eliminating the need for lossy, expensive cables or antennas. It’s the world's first handheld mm-Wave spectrum analyzer providing continuous coverage from 9 kHz up to 110 GHz, ideal for the 5G network development market, as well as other mmWave applications, like 802.11ad / WiGig, E-band microwave wireless communications, satellite communications, and automotive radar.
The MS2760A is the latest release in the Ultra-portable family of USB driven instruments. To test the versatility of this new class of instrumentation Signal Hunters’ Luke and Becca decided to see if they could find a hidden microwave signal by mounting the new MS2760A on a commercial drone.
VidaRF is a global technology provider of custom RF microwave components. Their product portfolio consists of MIL-SPEC and standard isolators, circulators, power dividers, couplers, RF connectors, adapters, cable assemblies, attenuators, and terminations. Instead of designing around catalog items, VidaRF products are engineered to meet and exceed customer requirements and expectations. The company is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.
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Ireland's Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has awarded 15-year licenses for the 3.6 Ghz spectrum to five mobile operators who paid €78 million ($87.8 million) between them for the right to offer 5G services.
Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, today launched the OSA 5405 SyncReach™, an integrated PTP grandmaster and GNSS receiver with a patent-pending dual antenna and receiver to enable the mass roll out of small cells.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced today that Dave Aichele, Vice President of Business Development, will present at the International Wireless Industry Consortium™ (IWPC) workshop 5G New Radio Evolution Towards 2020 hosted by Telefonica, to be held May 23-25th in Madrid, Spain.
Global leader in remote radio head connectivity solutions for macro cells, HUBER+SUHNER, is placing the spotlight on its solutions for 5G deployment at SCWS World 2017 in London.
API Technologies Corp., ("API" or "the Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF and microwave signal conditioning and electromagnetic spectrum management solutions, will showcase a variety of the Company's latest high reliability solutions at the 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). API will be in booth #718 for the exhibition, which takes place June 4-9 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, HI.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) recently announced small form factor isolated gate drivers designed for the higher switching speeds and system size constraints required by power switch technologies such as SiC (Silicon Carbide) and GaN (Gallium Nitride), while still providing reliable control over switching characteristics for IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) and MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor) configurations.
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