EDITOR’S PICKS

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.

  • Georgia Tech Researchers Support DARPA’s New ‘CHIPS’ Initiative
    Georgia Tech Researchers Support DARPA’s New ‘CHIPS’ Initiative

    A team of Georgia Tech researchers is bringing electronic design software and communications expertise to DARPA's new CHIPS initiative, which will enable future generations of integrated circuits to be assembled from plug-and-play modules known as “chiplets.” Reusing blocks of existing microelectronics technology could reduce the need to design complex monolithic chips from scratch for new applications.

  • 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.

  • New Antenna In Alaska Expands Spacecraft Communications Capabilities
    New Antenna In Alaska Expands Spacecraft Communications Capabilities

    NASA’s newest communications antenna became operational today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Alaska Satellite Facility in Fairbanks. The antenna will increase the agency’s communications support to Earth-observing missions.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  • Making 5G NR A Reality

    In order to make 5G networks a reality, networks will require a unified and more capable air-interface design that will enable new levels of flexibility, scalability, and efficiency to meet the expanding connectivity needs. The 5G New Radio (NR) is a solution designed to address diverse 5G services and devices, and to get the most out of every spectrum across a wide array of regulatory paradigms and all spectrum bands. This white paper discusses the development and applications of 5G NR and how it relates to up and coming technologies like Gigabit LTE, smart technologies, and the Internet of Things.

Using Surrogate Models For Antenna Placement On Large Platforms

The Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) is continuously driven to develop cost-effective and innovative approaches to modeling, diagnosing, and solving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems. The institute has adopted simulation technologies in every respect from pre-study, through design optimization and final validation. This is a case study on how the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) uses FEKO to solve electrically large radiation problems.

What is AESA RADAR Technology? - Advantages, Challenges, And Future Trends

Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems comprise an array of antennas that form a beam of radio waves that can be aimed in different directions without physically moving the antennas. What does the future have in store for this technology, especially as it becomes more advanced and critical for maintaining military advantages? This article discusses the advantages of AESA, as well as the challenges it presents, and upcoming and future trends.

Design Guidelines For Schottky Rectifiers

The known limitations of Schottky rectifiers can be measured and controlled, allowing for wide use in applications with switch mode power supplies. This application note differentiates the fiction from facts regarding this type of rectifier, and offers guidelines for designing a Schottky rectifier at optimal performance level and costs.

Power MOSFET Basics: Understanding Gate Charge And Using It To Asses Switching Performance

This application note defines the fundamental behavior of MOSFETs, both as standalone devices and as switching devices implemented in a Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS). Additional topics include the switching behavior of a MOSFET when used in a practical application circuit, how to choose the right device from minimal information on a datasheet, as well as several methods for assessing the MOSFET performance.

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Surface Mount Directional Couplers
Surface Mount Directional Couplers

Dielectric Labs Inc. (DLI) introduces a series of surface mount directional couplers designed to offer a turnkey surface mount solution for high frequency incident and reflected power monitoring. These directional couplers span the C, X, and Ku band frequency spectrums, and are available with 10dB and 20dB coupling values, and a common footprint for maximum flexibility.

  • C-Band GaN 4.2 kW Pulsed Solid State Power Amplifier Module: VSC3645
    C-Band GaN 4.2 kW Pulsed Solid State Power Amplifier Module: VSC3645

    CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division presents the VSC3645 GaN 4.2 kW pulsed solid state power amplifier module operating in the C-band (5.2 – 5.9 GHz). This high efficiency, high power, compact amplifier is highly efficient, easy to maintain, and is designed to easily create high power C-band radar transmitters.

  • Lowest Loss Microwave Cable: SUCOFLEX 400
    Lowest Loss Microwave Cable: SUCOFLEX 400 The new SUCOFLEX 400 microwave cable family has been specifically developed for industrial, medical, test and measurement and ground defence applications, where the lowest loss, highest performance, best phase stability versus temperature and phase stability versus bending, excellent return loss and mechanical stability are of the utmost importance.
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    Qorvo's IDP solutions and products are forging a new era of communications. These solutions are connecting and protecting what matters by enhancing the speed and reliability of smart car connectivity for safer, more efficient roads, and upgrading Wi-Fi capabilities to serve more devices with greater throughput than ever before. Qorvo’s low-power wireless technologies create seamless IoT networks for greater home security, control and energy management.

  • FEKO Student Competition 2017
    FEKO Student Competition 2017

    Altair announces the annual 2017 FEKO Student Competition in support of engineering education. This competition is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students who are using FEKO throughout the globe.

  • Wireless InSite Intro Series: Defining And Placing Receiver Sets

    This video demonstrates the antenna sets within Wireless InSite and walks users through the available options. Users will also learn how to assemble an antenna set and choose their antenna pattern. The video also covers Wireless InSite's visualization tools, which allow the user to see how their antennas are oriented within the antenna set.

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    This video introduces Wireless InSite's Floor Plan tools and shows the user how to create and edit an indoor environment. The demonstration includes the placement of walls, doorways, and windows, along with material selection from Wireless InSite's material database. In addition to the 2D floor plan editor, the video also demonstrates how to make edits within the 3D display.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • IDS To Showcase At IEEE iAIM 2017

    IDS will be attending the International Conference on Antenna Innovations and Modern Technologies (iAIM-2017). The conference, which will have a focus on ground, aircraft and satellite applications, is the largest gathering of the antenna fraternity in India and is organized by the IEEE Bangalore Section in association with the AP/MTT Joint Bangalore Chapter.

  • Keysight, Qualcomm Announce Successful Demo Of 5G Data Connection With A Modem Chipset

    Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, recently achieved a very important milestone towards the reality of 5G commercialization.

  • Mercury Systems Receives $4.7M In Orders For Airborne Electronic Protection RF Microelectronics

    Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com) announced it received $4.7 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance radio frequency (RF) subsystems integrated into an advanced airborne electronic protection system. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 first quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

  • The Week In 5G: UK, Australia Raise Stakes On 5G and Europe Conducts First Real-World 5G Trial

    German company Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecoms provider, says it has successfully tested Europe's first ultra high speed 5G antennas in a real-world setting. Meanwhile, United Kingdom officials just earmarked £25 million in grants for 5G testbeds and trials as a way to shore up government support. In similar fashion, the Australian government has announced a 5G road map outlining its regulatory approach in supporting 5G networks in the country.

  • Tactical Data Link Market Worth 6.43 Billion USD By 2022

    The report "Tactical Data Link Market - Global Forecast to 2022", The tactical data link market is projected to grow from USD 4.76 Billion in 2017 to USD 6.43 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.17% from 2017 to 2022.

  • Peregrine's New FET Driver For GaN Class-D Audio

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the UltraCMOS® PE29102, a high-speed FET driver. With a switching frequency up to 40 MHz, the PE29102 delivers the industry's fastest switching speeds, empowering design engineers to extract the full performance and switching-speed advantages from GaN transistors. In class-D audio amplifiers, this new high-speed FET driver enables GaN technology to deliver superior audio performance with low jitter.

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MILCOM 2017 October 23 - 25, 2017
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