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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Self-Driving Car Bill
U.S. House of Representatives Approves Self-Driving Car Bill

The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a key bill that aims to set the regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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802.11ax: 5 Things To Know

The current Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, works very well in a home environment. However, as with previous Wi-Fi standards, it may reach its limits around 2022 when there could be up to 50 nodes in a home. The 802.11ax network is the next evolution in the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and will become prevalent in very dense environments, such as urban apartment complexes, college campuses, concert venues, or sports stadiums, where many clients will access the internet over Wi-Fi. This article presents five key aspects of the new 802.11ax network and the next generation of Wi-Fi.

The Future Of E3 And Spectrum Engineering

The roadmap for future military systems considers the fact that the amount of spectrum is finite and advanced militaries define their spectrum use and develop their systems using a very long procurement cycle. As a result, advanced militaries are moving to adopt a system of dynamic spectrum allocation, which involves the use of software defined radio combined with fielding agile systems and spectrum management practices. An impediment to this approach is that the current military procurement and system development effort takes many years. In the current procurement approach, the spectrum and electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) considerations are afterthoughts that are applied in a one-size-fits-all manner. To enable the next generation of military systems and fleet upgrades to operate effectively in the future of dynamic spectrum allocation, we must consider dynamic E3 and spectrum requirement during system development and procurement phases.

RCS Of Hellfire Missile: Comparison Of X3D PO MEC To XFdtd

This article provides an example that details the setup and execution of RCS calculations using XGtd’s X3D PO MEC model and compares the predictions to those made using XFdtd.

AlGaAs PIN Diode MMICs – Frequency & Power Capability

Monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) based on high-power PIN diodes are increasingly used for many transmit/receive systems in advanced defense electronics and telecommunications applications. For such applications, switches are required to have microwave and mmW frequency capability, as well as the ability to handle high power levels, low insertion loss, good matching, and fast switching — and, for non-reflective switches, good return loss in “off” state. 

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Consulting and Government Contracting
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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.

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    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'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.

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    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.

  • Wind Turbines And Aircraft In The Presence Of Ground Clutter

    This short animation shows predicted RCS from an air traffic control radar with an aircraft flying over a wind farm, before and after the static ground clutter (returns from terrain) are filtered out. A basic filter has then been applied to remove the portions of returns with 0-Doppler (static clutter from the ground and wind turbine towers) to approximate what a radar might see after attempting to filter out objects not in motion. Although actual radars have much more sophisticated signal processing, this basic before/after animation of RCS from subsequent scans shows the problem that standard Doppler filtering would encounter when processing returns from a wind farm.

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