When vacationers buy a stake in a beachfront timeshare, they decide in advance who gets to use the property when. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) institute a similar plan for when commercial wireless providers and the U.S. Navy attempt to share a desirable 150-megahertz (MHz)-wide section of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum for communications.
A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory’s ongoing effort to test the merits of a radio telescope for a potential future project between national labs and DOE-sponsored universities. The scientists’ ultimate goal is to look deep into the universe and gain a better understanding of periods of accelerated expansion and the nature of dark energy.
Cellular technologies have advanced from first generation analog technologies to advanced high-performance fourth generation and fifth generation systems in just four decades. Despite the increase in complexity of wireless standards and devices, cellular technologies maintain a set of common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. This white paper explores these basic principles and examine the underlying technologies that lay the foundation for today and future cellular systems.
The Internet of Things is providing exciting opportunities to enhance products for consumer, industrial, medical and others. This paper discusses these unlicensed wireless connections and the special testing required to meet government regulations for IoT devices with a primary focus on the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
New RFSoC technologies add RF-class analog to digital and digital to analog data converters to Xilinx’s already powerful MPSoC, ARM processor enhanced family of high-performance FPGAs. The implications of its use changes the way engineers could design and package small, high-channel count systems for 5G, military, and scientific applications. This white paper takes a look at the current trends in data converters and signal processing to better understand the capabilities of RFSoC and how to best use the advantages of the technology.
This article covers key parameters in the selection of RF inductors and what parameters should be considered first in the process.
Lange couplers feature a specific orientation of directional couplers and are used as passive power combiners and RF/microwave splitters. The best-performing designs employ minimized line distance and spacing, along with very tight tolerance control to maximize their advantage.
The Fischer Plastic Series is a family of high performance, fully insulated plastic connector bodies that are all compatible with Fischer’s metallic connectors. Key features include high reliable signal path, high signal and contact density, clear coding for easy operation, and resistance to large temperature variations.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications including WLAN, CATV low noise block, energy management, wireless infrastructure and military devices. These small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology packaged diodes offer a discrete solution and are ideal for applications requiring low resistance and low capacitance over a narrow 0 to 5 volt range. These general market, miniature diodes offer a reduced footprint and combine both low series resistance and high tuning ratio in an industry-standard package.
Pentek's Talon RTX rackmount series recorders are designed to provide a combination of high performance and large storage capacity in a military-specified rackmount chassis. Designed for field operation, the RTX Rackmount series provides up to 30 TB of SSD storage with aggregate recording rates up to 5 GB/sec.
Pentek's SPARK Development Systems are the quickest way to get up and running and start your application development. Each SPARK PC system includes a high-performance rackmount PC with Pentek hardware and software factor installed and tested allowing immediate "out of the box" deployment. SPARK Development Systems are available in PC and VPX platforms.
The RTR 2729A provides the performance of rackmount recorder in a lightweight portable package. With a 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D, built-in digital down conversion and up to 30 TB of SSD storage, this portable recorder allows users to capture extremely wide bandwidth signals in real time for hours.
HUBER+SUHNER offers the new stranded low loss wire with swaging technology delivering all the benefits of excellent insertion loss, return loss, phase stability, flex life, and flexibility that solid wires and stranded wires cannot offer on their own.
There are always emerging threats in the defense sector, and a lot of it has to do with mm-Wave type technology in electronic warfare (EW), electronic countermeasure, Satcom, and airborne data links. dB Control has designed and built mm-Wave technologies to assist OEMs and better outcomes in defense applications.
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Airgain, Inc., a leading provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of devices and markets, including consumer, enterprise, and automotive, recently announced the release of its new family of 5G antenna solutions designed to enable customers to easily add support for new 5G NR (Next Generation Radio) bands and deliver maximum performance with a range of form factors that fit their needs.
The University of Luxembourg and the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg have launched a new research project that studies the use of Near-Field Communication (NFC) in automotive safety systems.
Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., a leading global provider of compact ground stations and tracking aeronautical and maritime terminals, and Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, have recently announced a long-term agreement to offer end-users a new modular, multi-role aviation terminal, optimized for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network.
TTM Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTMI), a leading global printed circuit board (“PCB”) and radio frequency (“RF”) components manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress Experience 2019 (SAE WCX), booth 2234.
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