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Spatially Adaptive Digital TV Broadcast System Saves Power, Cuts Carbon Emissions
Spatially Adaptive Digital TV Broadcast System Saves Power, Cuts Carbon Emissions

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.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

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

Corry Micronics offers two new RF pin diode switches with operation in the 1 GHz to 1.1 GHz frequency 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.

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.

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

  • Reject Adjacent Interfering Signals In Agile Signal Environments
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    Teledyne Microwave Solutions offers a series of tunable bandpass, and fast-tuned notch filters ideal for tactical communications and other defense applications. These filters are specifically designed to accurately tune a bandpass filter over up to an octave bandwidth, and to protect ESM receivers from high duty cycle frequency agile interference from on board or cohort combat radar systems.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 To Exhibit At The International Microwave Symposium In Honolulu June 6-8

    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’ Small Isolated Gate Drivers Deliver Solutions For Next Generation Power Switch Technology

    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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2017 International Microwave Symposium June 4 - 9, 2017
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