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.
By coupling the acoustic resonance of a small antenna with the electromagnetic wave, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate have succeeded in scaling antenna sizes down to 90 percent smaller than state-of-the art compact antennas.
Researchers in India have fabricated a new type of wearable antenna on polyester fabric that can be worn by military personnel to monitor their health status.
Scientists from RUDN University have created a mathematical model of reliable microwave communication for mobile phones and other devices.
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.
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.
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.
Power inductors are defined loosely as inductors designed to handle more than one amp of current. They are typically used for energy storage in DC/DC converters or high noise filter applications, including motor speed control, adjustable lighting, DC power conditioning, and more. This article delivers the basic information for understanding power inductors, their uses, and benefits.
This Qorvo article highlights the need for higher order modulation, carrier aggregation, and 4x4 MIMO technologies in the journey to faster download speeds, and how to add 1 Gbps front-end modules to smartphones.
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.
Gowanda Electronics is proud to introduce the Gowanda ER3013 series; the industry’s first off-the-shelf RF Surface Mount (SMT) Inductors with established reliability (ER) rating. This series is designed to enable faster assembly processing and reduce the cost of high-reliability electronic systems where ER components are utilized, making designs attainable for even the most challenging high-reliability components.
MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.
What exactly will 5G networks do for you? Skyworks invites you to watch the first video in a series where Skyworks’ CTO, Peter Gammel, uses an analogy to explain the critical components for 5G and their importance in the evolution of 5G technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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, 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.
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.
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 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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