Astronomers say we’re one step closer to determining how and when galaxies first appeared in the universe – about 300 million years ago, give or take 100 million years – thanks to data mined by University of Missouri researchers from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. But what technology is Webb using to mine this data and is the data accurate?
Back Channel presents the most captivating news and innovations in RF and microwaves. This week, we look at if the semiconductor market is hot or not, guiding lightning with a high-power laser, and more.
Hybrid couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and enabling antenna beam-forming networks in applications where power or frequency need to be monitored, leveled, alarmed, and/or controlled.
From testing a system’s response to interference, maximizing the power levels of directed energy weapons via coherence spreading, and securely encrypting sensitive data, AWGN sources are versatile tools that can improve advanced systems.
Since creating the industry’s first GaN on SiC HEMT over two decades ago, Wolfspeed has enabled and driven the market by offering GaN on SiC products that effectively replace LDMOS parts in applications.
To support ever-increasing computational challenges in radar, engineers must consider new innovative design approaches to meet real-time performance expectations. Utilizing new technology, it's now possible to solve the most advanced radar, cognitive EW, and AI challenges, all on a single board.
An OCXO is a temperature-controlled device that maintains a quartz crystal's constant operating temperature. This prevents changes in the specified frequency due to variations in ambient temperature. This article provides in-depth information on the anatomy of an OCXO and its basic technologies.
The AR Modular RF Model AR-50 Booster amplifier provides superior uplink and downlink performance for enhancing UHF satellite communications. Properly setting up the receive path will maximize the link quality and reliability.
Mismatch loads can be used to test amplifiers and help characterize their performance under conditions that might occur in the field. To do so, a mismatch load (or mismatch termination) is used to present a specified VSWR, rather than the usual 1:1 perfect 50 ohm load.
The ADF4371 and the ADF4372 are wideband synthesizers with integrated voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) that use autocalibration to choose the appropriate core select, band select, and bias level calibration values to lock the device.
The dB-9004 is a custom-mounted integrated antenna digital control unit (IADCU). It operates in the C, X, and Ku-band frequency ranges and provides highly accurate RF output (FM, AM, and pulse-shape modulated).
The R&SMXO 4 series is the first of a new generation of oscilloscopes that excels in both performance and value. The instruments deliver a once-in-a-decade engineering breakthrough for accelerated insight.
The M3x5x series voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) delivers jitter performance as low as 130 fs at 622.08 MHz that supports demanding applications including data center interconnect, broadcast video, and test and measurement.
The SKY55951-11 front-end module (FEM) features an integrated L1 low-noise amplifier (LNA) and post-filter along with an L5 LNA and post-filter designed for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver applications.