EDITOR’S PICKS

Underwater/Underground Radio Communication With Backpack Antennas
Underwater/Underground Radio Communication With Backpack Antennas

Malibu-based HRL Laboratories has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop backpack-based antennas transmitting ultra-low frequency (ULF) signals that can penetrate some distance into media like soil, rock, water, and radio-denied environments.

  • Graphene Enables High-Speed Electronics On Flexible Materials
    Graphene Enables High-Speed Electronics On Flexible Materials

    A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology. The results are published in the scientific journal Applied Physics Letters.

  • Nanotube Fiber Antennas As Capable As Copper
    Nanotube Fiber Antennas As Capable As Copper

    Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to Rice University researchers. The antennas may offer practical advantages for aerospace applications and wearable electronics where weight and flexibility are factors.

  • Mexican Astronomers Spot Seven New Giant Radio Galaxies
    Mexican Astronomers Spot Seven New Giant Radio Galaxies

    Mexican astronomers have discovered seven new giant radio galaxies (GRGs) through visual inspection of two large-scale radio surveys, which may reveal the existence of more of these massive extragalactic radio sources.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

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.

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.

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

Corry Micronics' new RF pin diode switches operate in the 100 MHz to 12 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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RECENT ARTICLES

  • 5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges
    5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges

    5G NR is the technical response to the commercial challenges of eMBB gigabit-per-second bandwidths, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (uRLLC) for mission-critical applications and massive machine type communications (mMTC). NR is billed as a more capable air interface, and will need to operate in both the frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (mmWave) with a frame structure supporting both TDD and FDD, as well as operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

GaN IC Die Handling, Assembly, And Testing Techniques

GaN IC chips are usually delivered to the end user as individual chips stored in plastic chip trays or Gel-Pak. This white paper describes the storage and handling requirements for GaN IC chips, as well as recommended assembly and testing techniques for users. Guidelines are also provided to aid the user in the assembly of GaN IC die in a manner consistent with desired electrical performance.

WiFi Performance In A House with Two Routers

Wireless InSite’s Communication System Analyzer provides capabilities for assessing the performance of LTE, WiMAX, 802.11n, and 802.11ac systems. The following example investigates WiFi throughput coverage in a house provided by 802.11ac routers operating at 5 GHz using an 80 MHz bandwidth. The geometry for the house was imported from a CAD file and a flat terrain was placed underneath the house.

When Is Power Amplifier Linearity Important?

Choosing the appropriate amplifier for a system is vital for the system’s total performance. While there are many different characteristics of power amplifiers, this article focuses on an amplifier’s linearity and when it is important to consider in a selection process.

How Can A Low Noise Amplifier Improve My System’s Performance?

In order for a receiver to properly demodulate an RF signal and recover the data, the signal that arrives at the receiver must be sufficiently higher than the noise. This task can be accomplished with a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). This article presents the different benefits of using an LNA and how this instrument can improve wireless systems.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Bird RF Meter App For Android
Bird RF Meter App For Android

Now available as a free download from the Google Play Store!

Bird offers the new Bird RF Meter App designed to enable Android smart phones to become a power meter capable of connecting with the Bird USB Field Sensors. This app features a user interface with an intuitive, menu-driven design, making it simple to use and ideal for field techs and engineers who need to make power measurements on-the-go.

  • Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices
    Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices

    FEKO, Altair’s comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software suite, can be used in electronic virtual prototyping and simulation driven designs, including antenna design for many products such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, and TVs. The software can eliminate weak antenna designs and reduce the number of prototypes with its proof of concept and comparative studies. Pre-compliance of over-the-air (OTA) radiation performance and specific absorption rate (SAR) can be estimated for the standalone device, or for different usage environments.

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    Qorvo® Enables Mobile Connectivity

    Mobile devices drive our connected world. Qorvo's RF solutions allow your next-generation mobile devices to deliver the experience that consumers expect.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Introduction To Multi-Octave Radio Frequency Up-Converters
    Introduction To Multi-Octave Radio Frequency Up-Converters

    NuWaves introduces the Multi-Octave Radio Frequency (MORF) Up-Converters covering the HF, VHF, and UHF bands, as well as the L- and S-bands. Ideal applications include frequency conversion, signal generation, and system integration.

  • Introduction To NuWave’s HILNA Amplifiers
    Introduction To NuWave’s HILNA Amplifiers

    NuWaves introduces the High Intercept Low Noise Amplifier (HILNA) series of amplifiers ideally designed for applications requiring low noise and high linearity.

  • NuWaves Engineering Services
    NuWaves Engineering Services

    This video introduces the many different engineering services that NuWaves has to offer, including RF telemetry, RF stealth and signal exploitation, RF systems and subsystems, as well as research and development.

  • Introduction To The Convertawave 2 RF Downconverter
    Introduction To The Convertawave 2 RF Downconverter

    The Convertawave 2 is an RF downconverter designed to be tuned across the 200 MHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range, and can intercept signals in the VHF, UHF, L-band, and S-band providing a filtered IF frequency output of 70 MHz.

  • Spectrum Monitoring In The Modern Environment
    Spectrum Monitoring In The Modern Environment

    This webinar addresses issues and challenges users face when monitoring the spectrum in complex environments, how software-defined radio can overcome these challenges, and changes to the spectrum monitoring landscape.

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CPI BMD is the world’s largest manufacturer of receiver protectors and magnetrons. We also manufacture TWTs, CFAs, transmitter assemblies, scientific systems, high-power solid state switches and switch assemblies, pressure windows, a wide variety of multifunction components and Integrated Microwave Assemblies.

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on detecting explosives with mm-Wave radars, advanced optical materials for transparent armor, simulating complicated radar cross sections, machine vision for military imaging, and more.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • University of Bristol Makes Optically Tunable Microwave Antennas For 5G Networks

    Microwave antennas can be tuned successfully through interaction of light with silicon in order to meet the demand for increasing operating bandwidth and higher efficiencies promised by 5G communication networks, according to researchers at the University of Bristol.

  • Rakon's Small Form Factor OCSOs For Instrumentation, RADAR, And Electronic Defense

    Rakon has released new Oven Controlled SAW Oscillators in a miniature 25.4 x 22 x 12.7 mm SMD package, currently available in 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz, 1GHz and 1.2GHz and all designed to be soldered by reflow.

  • VIAVI And ThinkRF Collaborate To Monitor 5G Spectrum

    ThinkRF Corp., the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis, today announced a collaboration with VIAVI Solutions to help mobile operators, field technicians and wireless equipment providers monitor and test next generation spectrum and devices, widely known as 5G. Working together, ThinkRF and VIAVI created a downconverter that extends VIAVI’s existing 2G/3G/4G CellAdvisor test equipment to 5G frequencies, including 27-30 GHz.

  • Anokiwave Introduces 26 GHz Silicon 5G Active Antenna IC

    Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions, recently announced the expansion of its family of mmWave 5G ICs with the worldwide release of the AWMF-0135, a 24.25-27.5 GHz silicon active antenna quad core IC for 5G communications markets.

  • Raytheon, MetTel Team On Secure Government, Industry Communications Networks

    Raytheon and MetTel today announced a global security alliance to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the proliferating Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Skyworks Enables Next Generation Tracking Devices

    Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its connectivity solutions are enabling next generation tracking devices, a new and exciting Internet of Things application. Specifically, Skyworks' high efficiency, front-end systems have been adopted by XY Findables, a market leader in nearable technology, to increase battery life and nearly double the range when compared to other personal item finders.

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