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A Technique To Locate Robots, Soldiers In GPS-Challenged Environments
A Technique To Locate Robots, Soldiers In GPS-Challenged Environments

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2018

Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329 Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329

Qorvo offers the new QPB9329 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 3.8 – 5.0 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.

Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly

JFW’s 50BA-024-62 is a mini benchtop programmable attenuator assembly designed for mm-wave testing. It is configured with one solid-state programmable attenuator, and it features an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite 5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite

Remcom's 5G MIMO simulation software offers a unique ray tracing capability for simulating MIMO antennas for 5G, WiFi, and other technologies relevant to today's rapidly advancing technologies.

Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers

Corry Micronics, Inc. (CMI) offers a wide range of cellular band high-power amplifiers operating over the 900 MHz to 2,700 MHz frequency range for use in a variety of cellular applications. This family of amplifiers features high linearity, base station quality, low noise figure, and frequency modulation in GSM, LTE, and UMTS.

PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS

The SKY16602-632LF is a low-threshold (+5 dBm typical) PIN diode limiter module covering the 0.2 to 4.0GHz frequency range. It features low insertion loss, low distortion, integrated PIN limiter and Schottky diodes, and DC blocks.

0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications 0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications

AR provides up to 500 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output of 0dBm. These Class A designs offer ∞:1 output protection, excellent harmonics and 100% rated power without foldback into mismatched loads. Class AB units are also available. Units have a digital display and all amplifier control functions and status indications are available. These instruments are used for EMC, wireless, or EW applications.

NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A

The NuPower™ 12B01A broadband, high performance solid-state power amplifier delivers over 10 watts  across the entire 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range. Ideal for broadband RF telemetry and military communication systems that require high reliability and high efficiency in a compact housing.

GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25 GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25

Integra Technologies introduces the C-band IGT5259CW25 transistor with GaN on SiC HEMT technology exhibiting 12 dB typical gain and 48% drain efficiency. It is ideal for applications operating in the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency range. This depletion mode device is 100% high power RF tested in a 50Ω RF test fixture.

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This article discusses the importance of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, communications, railway, consumer electronics, energy, and healthcare. The challenge occurs when more and more electronic devices and circuits need to be fit into smaller areas while still maintaining EMC.

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Single Layer Capacitors For DC Blocking Or RF Bypass Applications
Single Layer Capacitors For DC Blocking Or RF Bypass Applications

Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) offers a series of single layer capacitors designed with Class II dielectric materials and X7R temperature stability characteristics for a variety of DC blocking or RF bypass applications. With operation capabilities over a broad frequency range, these high frequency, wire bondable capacitors are ideal for GaN, GaAs, filtering, tuning, and coupling applications where small size and microwave performance is vital for a circuit’s performance.

  • Integrated Microwave Assembly And Subsystem Solutions
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    API Technologies offers an array of integrated microwave assembly (IMA) and subsystem solutions for electronic warfare, military communications, radar, aerospace, and commercial applications. The filter-based IMAs are designed to reduce the overall mechanical footprint of the system, and deliver an improved electrical performance. Amplifier-based IMAs can achieve high power switching, and feature a digital interface, multiple outputs, and voltage sequencing. The last group of IMAs offers custom and standard building block signal generation and conversion solutions.

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  • Introduction To GNSS Low-Noise Amplifier Front-End Modules With Integrated Pre-Filters And Post-Filters
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  • Introduction To 860 To 930 MHz RF Front-End Modules SKY6642x Series
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  • AR’s new COO, John Kim, At The 2018 IEEE EMC Symposium
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CPI BMD is the world’s largest manufacturer of receiver protectors and magnetrons. We also manufacture TWTs, CFAs, transmitter assemblies, scientific systems, high-power solid state switches and switch assemblies, pressure windows, a wide variety of multifunction components and Integrated Microwave Assemblies.

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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Skyworks is the industry’s leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete semiconductor systems for mobile communications applications...

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