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IOTA Cryptocurrency Seeks To Become Backbone Of The IoT – Minus The Transactional Fees
IOTA Cryptocurrency Seeks To Become Backbone Of The IoT – Minus The Transactional Fees

The IOTA Foundation is launching a free, more secure, and scalable alternative to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Unlike current cryptocurrencies, which rely on blockchain technology, the organization's namesake virtual currency features a "tangle" ledger system that could more appropriately harness the data-driven business transactions enabled by the Internet of Things.

  • NASA Piggybacks Spectrograph On Comm Satellite To Study Ionosphere’s RF Disruption
    NASA Piggybacks Spectrograph On Comm Satellite To Study Ionosphere’s RF Disruption

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch its Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission to study Earth's near-space environment and better understand what disrupts radio signals and satellites used for communications and the Global Positioning System (GPS) for radio navigation.

  • Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices
    Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.

  • Fast Radio Bursts ‘Twists And Shouts’ Help Scientists Determine Source Of Cosmic Blasts
    Fast Radio Bursts ‘Twists And Shouts’ Help Scientists Determine Source Of Cosmic Blasts

    An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell University-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 – a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away – passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to “shout and twist,” which will help the scientists determine the source.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2017

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.

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.

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

High-Power RF Pulse Generation And Measurement

Until recently, Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) technology has been the only available option for pulsed field generation. AR now offers high-power solid state pulsed amplifiers at various frequency ranges and output power levels to meet several standards. This white paper presents some of the key features and benefits of AR’s new line of amplifiers, and how to generate high speed and accurate peak RF power measurement capabilities that are ideal for EMC testing, manufacturing testing/troubleshooting, amplifier design/development, and research.

Antenna Basics

This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained.

How Accurate Is TDOA Geolocation?

Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA), also called multilateration, is a technique for RF emitter geolocation using three or more receivers with algorithms to locate a signal source from the different arrival times at the receivers. This article explains factors that can have an impact on overall TDOA accuracy.

Machine Learning And RF Spectrum Intelligence Gathering

To classify a signal in RF spectrum intelligence gathering, the user must recognize a specific pattern associated with the modulation. Additionally, to recognize a remarkable signal present in received data, the pattern must be distinguished from the noise. Pattern recognition is something that the human brain is good at, but it is more desirable to automate these applications for efficiency and to avoid errors cause by human fatigue. 

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier
18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier
130 Watts CW 18 To 26.5 GHz Broadband TWT Amplifier. The Model 130T18G26z5 is a self contained, forced air cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where wide instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and moderate power output are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 130 watts minimum at the amplifier output connector
  • 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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  • Programmable Attenuator
    Programmable Attenuator Model 50P-1320 is a solid-state programmable attenuator with an attenuation range of 0 to 127 dB in 1-dB steps
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • 5G – Why It Is Massively Awesome
    5G – Why It Is Massively Awesome

    5G – The ultra-reliable technology that increases connection speed everywhere! 5G makes use of technologies originally used for defense, like millimeter waves, massive MIMO and beamforming to fulfill the promise of universal connectivity.

  • How To Bias GaN Transistors: An Introduction Tutorial
    How To Bias GaN Transistors: An Introduction Tutorial

    This video offers an introductory tutorial and example of how to bias GaN transistors.

  • 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.

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Corry Micronics, Inc. Corry Micronics, Inc.

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NuWaves Engineering NuWaves Engineering

A caring, group of patriots founded the veteran-owned NuWaves Ltd. in 2000, doing business as NuWaves Engineering, providing advanced Radio Frequency (RF) expertise and microwave solutions for military, government, and industrial customers. NuWaves offers an extensive range of RF products and services under one roof, from High Frequency (HF) through Ku-band, that address the most demanding customer requirements, such as electronics hardware miniaturization, project cost, and schedule. 

Teledyne Microwave Solutions Teledyne Microwave Solutions

Your single source for microwave electronics, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) delivers the world’s most advanced microwave technologies for demanding aerospace, military, commercial and industrial applications. For over 50 years, leading organizations across the globe have turned to us for the most innovative microwave technologies…and that tradition lives on.

Qorvo Qorvo

Qorvo ("kor-vo") enables customers to launch next-generation designs even faster. Our unique combination of talent, technology, scalability and innovation helps you eliminate barriers to bringing your most powerful ideas to market.

"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

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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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Operational Energy January 29 - 31, 2018
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