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All-Digital Phase-Locked Loop For IoT Radio Transceivers Introduced By imec, Holst Centre, And ROHM
All-Digital Phase-Locked Loop For IoT Radio Transceivers Introduced By imec, Holst Centre, And ROHM

At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and ROHM recently presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT) radio transceivers.

  • World's First 5G Federated Network Slicing Grants Global Reach
    World's First 5G Federated Network Slicing Grants Global Reach

    Deutsche Telekom (DT), Ericsson and SK Telecom have jointly built and demonstrated the world's first intercontinental 5G trial network. DT and SK Telecom network slices are now available in the other operator's footprint - and Germany and Korea are connected.

  • Inmarsat, Actility To Launch Global Low-Power IoT Network
    Inmarsat, Actility To Launch Global Low-Power IoT Network

    Satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat and Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions provider Actility are launching a global network of land-based, low-power IoT devices connected to a satellite communications network.

  • DARPA Picks 30 Contenders For First Phase Of Spectrum Collaboration Challenge
    DARPA Picks 30 Contenders For First Phase Of Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the 30 participants for the first of three year-long phases of the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), a contest designed to apply collaborative machine learning to software-defined radios for dynamic spectrum allocation.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2016

Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

These single band solid state RF amplifiers are an ideal solution in both military and commercial marketplaces and have been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. They’re available in 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 watt power versions and they cover the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range. Each model features an excellent noise figure and also provides excellent flatness across their specified frequency range.

Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA

This low noise amplifier provides multiple broadband channels of high signal gain and linearity with low added noise levels, boosting received signals and maintaining system noise figure. The package itself contains three separate LNAs, and any of the three amplifiers can be independently bypassed via signal control.

RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B

Corry Micronics’ RFMS-4X256-B is a 4 to 256 blocking RF switch matrix covering the 900-2500 MHz frequency range. It has a -8dB insertion loss, 50 ohms impedance, 10 dB return loss, +30 dBm P1dB, -80 dB isolation, and a 5µs switching speed (50% trigger to 10% RF power).

Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

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.

ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B

The MS46524B series of 4-port Performance ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of value and performance. With features such as a best-in-class dynamic range, this Performance series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz. Typical applications include designing and manufacturing multi-port mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects, and system integration components.

DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010 DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010

The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.

1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry 1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry

Integra Technologies introduces IGN1011L1200 on GaN/SiC, exhibiting 17dB gain and 75% efficiency at 1030-1090 MHz, 50V, for IFF at ELM Mode S pulse conditions. Devices are 100% tested.

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  • The Strange Case Of Dr. Modeling And Mr. Simulation

    Simulation is typically used for analyzing and optimizing the nominal configuration of devices like antennas to assess the electrical performance of the device for its desired application. However, simulation cannot necessarily provide performance data when the matter under consideration is designed for use on a satellite or something else. Modeling tools can then be used to synthesize an equivalent model of an antenna using its design specifications as input data so that its position and performance can be analyzed while on a platform.

Scaling The Test Equipment Size To Match Millimeter Wave Test Needs

Millimeter wave frequencies were traditionally dedicated to military applications with some commercial use for point to point microwave links. Sub-octave bandwidth waveguide was the preferred transmission line as millimeter wave capable coax cable and connectors were not available. All that has changed in the past decade with technology improvements in semiconductors, components, cable, and connectors. It is now possible to use millimeter wave frequencies for commercial / consumer electronics. This white paper will discuss issues of transferring millimeter wave signals through coax cable within a test system and the benefits of improved measurement accuracy by reducing the size of the test equipment and using fewer interconnections.

Is Your Spectrum Monitoring Tool Prepared For Modern Communication Technologies?

With new applications, technologies, and standards being developed and deployed, there is increasing value placed on monitoring the wireless spectrum by both public and private stakeholders. Those who own the rights to a portion of the spectrum actively attempt to protect and maximize the utility of their investment, while regulators strive to promote efficient use and minimize interference among users. What was once an engineering technician’s duty has now very often become the dedicated responsibility of a multifunctional team. This article discusses today's spectrum monitoring requirements, and the most efficient processes for capturing, analysis, storage, and how the RTSA7550 Spectrum Analyzer is ideal for these requirements.

Cable Connector Seals May Determine The Life Of Your Systems

Often times, cables in electronic systems are exposed as the weakest components of a system when subjected to hostile environments. This white paper presents numerous environmental challenges, such as the ability of connectors to seal out dust, dirt, and water, which must be addressed by cable connector manufacturers, along with a variety of standards that possibly need to be met.

When Miniaturization Matters

It is imperative for military organizations around the globe to be able to find ways to lighten the loads that soldiers carry into battle. Every piece of equipment must be able to improve communications, agility, and lethality for soldier reliability. Connector and cabling solutions have been identified as one place to make such improvements. This white paper takes a close look at the miniaturization of military connectors, and addresses issues of size, weight and functionality.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Surface-Mount PIN Diodes
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Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced new PIN diodes in an industry standard 0402 packaging technology for handset, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radios, infrastructure, T/R and switching applications. These new PIN diodes provide designers with a small form factor, low-profile and low inductance, all in a plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package. Additional benefits include low capacitance, resistance and thermal impedance.
  • Handheld Vector Network Analyzers
    Handheld Vector Network Analyzers

    Anritsu Company presents a series of handheld vector network analyzers designed to test and troubleshoot devices, as well as provide lab quality measurements such as magnitude, phase of return loss, bandwidth, and impedance all within a single highly-portable device. With the industry’s best in-class dynamic ranges, calibration, measurement stability and measurement speed, these VNAs are ideal for many applications including wireless communications, remote sensing, radar, and other applications involving passive component testing, troubleshooting, and systems integration.

  • 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.

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    Qorvo® Antenna Control Solutions

    Smartphone OEMs are continuously challenged with increasing data traffic that puts a strain on the phone's antenna, resulting in lower overall performance and battery life. Qorvo offers antenna solutions maximize antenna efficiency, and assist in delivering a flawless mobile user experience.

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    The IDS Naval Division is capable of optimizing the electromagnetic onboard environment and signature features of a ship’s design and lifetime performance. IDS is committed to excellence, advanced predictive, and high-standard measurement tools together to offer a competitive edge in naval design.

  • AR’s System And Design Capabilities
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    AR designs, manufactures, and services a range of standard and customized systems according to customer standards and requirements. This video presents a number of AR system design examples, ensuring that all components are matched, and that all field strengths and specifications are guaranteed.

  • Introduction To MIMO Capability In Wireless InSite

    Wireless InSite MIMO accurately predicts multipath between transmitting and receiving elements with precision and reveals key channel characteristics in a timely manner.  With optimizations that minimize runtime and memory constraints, Wireless InSite efficiently simulates even the large arrays present in Massive MIMO systems.  This webinar will walk through an indoor propagation example to demonstrate the Wireless InSite workflow with a special focus on the new MIMO capability.

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Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) Dielectric Laboratories (DLI)

Dielectric Laboratories is a global supplier of microwave and millimeter wave components for optical and wireless communications, military, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, and transportation markets. We are a manufacturer of High-Q Multi-Layer capacitors (MLC) and Single-Layer capacitors (SLC), Resonators, Filters, Broadband DC blocks, Thin Film components, and Custom ceramic components. In 2004, DLI acquired Voltronics Corporation, a world leader in precision variable capacitors.

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    If the seemingly endless supply of innovative technologies coming out of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is any indication, old dogs can learn new tricks. 

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