Terahertz radiation — radiation in the wavelength range of 30 to 300 microns — is gaining attention due to its applications in security screening, medical and industrial imaging, agricultural inspection, astronomical research, and other areas. Traditional methods of generating terahertz radiation, however, usually involve large and expensive instruments.
Skyworks Solutions introduces a low noise amplifier with high linearity and excellent return loss, drawing as low as 5 mA of bias current. Target applications include general purpose ISM band and high frequency wireless metering, sensors, microphones, military, and battery-powered solutions.
Electrical problems have stalled the planned opening this fall of the nation's new $1.7 billion epicenter for fighting global cyber threats — a Utah data center filled with super-powered computers designed to store massive amounts of classified information.
The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.
On this week's episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smart brewing appliance that customers can control and monitor using their very own smartphone; STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM303C eCompass; redefining wireless power; and wireless batteries with Bluetooth technology.
A high performance terahertz receiver aiming for space missions such as ESA’s “Jupiter icy moons explorer” has been developed in a joint European effort, led by Chalmers University of Technology. Remote analysis of gases and vapours by heterodyne spectroscopy is ...
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re re-designing the Martin Jetpack, sending MIT students to space, tailoring toothbrushes for your teeth, and riding in one great big ...
The United States and Japan moved Thursday to modernize and expand their defense alliance to counter new 21st century challenges including the continuing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea and potential...
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies. The Type 5G Series has been optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications.
Emerson Network Power has announced the launch of its Mixed Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (MFOCA), and the associated HMA expanded beam fiber optic plug and bulkhead connectors, for use by the U. S. Marine Corps and other customers with harsh environment fiber optic applications.
Albert Wheelon, a former Hughes Aircraft chairman who played a key role in developing the first spy satellite, has died. He was 84. His sister, Marcia, tells the Los Angeles Times that Wheelon died of...
Specifically designed for applications that cannot accept pure tin components, the new VCLD Series varistors feature terminations containing a minimum of 5 percent lead and provide EMI/RFI attenuation and bi-directional overvoltage protection.
Cardinal Components is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus (RTP).
This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, at 9 a.m. under clear skies, eventually reaching its intended orbit.
Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. These new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Extra legroom, early boarding and access to quiet lounges were just the beginning. Airlines are now renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies, selling hot first class meals in coach and letting passengers pay to have an empty seat next to them.
Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data — and stage cyberattacks if necessary. Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain's offensive and defensive capabilities in an age of increasing threats from cyberespionage and cybersabotage.
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.
Aeroflex has announced the release of the Aeroflex 7215 Configurable Automated Test Set. The 7215 is a complete radio test system designed for production and depot-level testing of military and software-defined radios (SDR).
Aeroflex Incorporated has announced the release of the 3515B Military Portable Radio Test Set featuring a color touch-screen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable radio test system.
The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications.
Richardson RFPD has announced two new RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The new switches operate from 9 kHz to 13 GHz and feature high power handling, making them ideally-suited for a range of high frequency wideband applications, including test and measurement, automatic test equipment (ATE), wireless backhaul, and aerospace and defense.
Ottawa, Canada-based TrueNorth Avionics outfits private, VIP business jets with airborne telecommunications technologies. With full telecommunications capabilities available, passengers can turn otherwise nonproductive time in the air into useful working time, or — in the midst of a hectic and grueling travel schedule — grab a few moments to stay in touch with family and loved ones at home.
Aeroflex has announced the release of the 3515B Military Portable Radio Test Set, featuring a color touchscreen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable radio test system.