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DC to 10 GHz 1 W Amplifier Module from P1dB

August 26, 2014 1:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for P1dB’s P1-AMP00010-1-SMA, a DC to 10 GHz, 1 W, amplifier module. The P1-AMP00010-1-SMA is commonly used as a general purpose, broadband amplifier in test and measurement applications but also finds use in system integration...         

R&S FPS Compact Signal & Spectrum Analyzer

August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz’s new FPS signal and spectrum analyzer is now available in five models for...

Saelig’s Handheld Touch-Tablet RF Analyzer

August 25, 2014 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced the RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer - an RF communications tool integrated...

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck...

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Front-to-Back Amplifier Solution from API Technologies

August 18, 2014 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has announced a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...                             

GaN LNAs from RFMW cover 2 to 12 GHz

August 18, 2014 3:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced support for a pair of GaN low noise amplifiers targeted at military and commercial radar applications as well as SatCom, point-to-point radio and WiMax applications...                                          

Photos of the Day: Three Radars are Better than One

August 13, 2014 7:11 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

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NASA Field Campaign Demonstrates New Radar Instruments

August 13, 2014 7:01 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of RF Rotary Joints

August 12, 2014 11:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has announced their new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF Rotary Joints. Fairview Microwave’s RF rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to...

DARPA's Brain-Inspired Chip

August 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, fighting counterfeit drugs with hidden images; an algorithm that reconstructs audio signals; a complex computer chip whose architecture was inspired by the human brain; and transforming robots that are made out of paper...                        

July/August 2014 – Stanford's Electroceutical Devices

July 30, 2014 12:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The July/August issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) focuses on electroceutical devices and wireless sensing systems for bridge infrastructure. It also features and article from Texas Instruments, and a new teardown of the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch...

Bridge-Saving Sensors Eliminate Infrastructure Deficiency

July 29, 2014 12:45 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                

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Talking to Mars with Commercial Orbiting Satellites

July 28, 2014 9:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HoSpot, real ocean broadband for the martime industry; Altech customized enclosures; a new mathematically-based technique that can make the Internet faster; and commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions...             

Photos of the Day: Radar Catches Massive Bug Swarm

July 28, 2014 9:12 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin. The flies hatch and then spend a year burrowed into the sediment...

Caught on Radar: Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm Midwest

July 28, 2014 9:05 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin. The flies hatch and then spend a year burrowed into the sediment...

Meaghan's Minute: Sniffing Out Explosives

July 25, 2014 9:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Tel Aviv University's School of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a revolutionary electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors to pick up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose...                  

Cicoil Receives Prestigious 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award

July 22, 2014 12:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

For the second time in 4 years, Cicoil has been awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense System's (IDS) prestigious 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award. Cicoil received the award from Raytheon IDS at a ceremony in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 4, 2014...

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Cavium and Quortus Enable Unique LTE RAN and EPC on Single Chip

July 22, 2014 12:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cavium and Quortus announced a partnership to embed Quortus’ software Evolved Packet Core (EPC) on Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion family of System-on-Chip (SoC) processors for small cell base stations...

Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 21, 2014 8:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...                               

Isola Announces Conversion Service

July 21, 2014 1:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Isola Group announced its technical staff will offer a conversion service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave applications. This global design review service...

Without Radar, Missile May Not Have Identified Jet

July 20, 2014 10:00 pm | by Danica Kirka & John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | News | Comments

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday. American officials said Friday that they believe the Boeing 777 was...

Brainstorm: EMI Shielding

July 18, 2014 2:41 pm | by Donald L. Sweeney, Senior EMC Engineer and President, D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

An EMI shielding or filtering component can be used in two ways to correct an area that is prone to high levels of emissions or susceptibility...                                      

DOCSIS 3.1 Waveform Creation Capability and Software Enhancements

July 17, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0, providing new capabilities for engineers working on the development of radars, satellite communications, military radios and the next generation of DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems...

Letters to the Editor: The Liability of Self-Driving Cars

July 17, 2014 9:13 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

WDD has received another letter concerning self-driving cars, and it asked some important questions about liability. Check out this most recent “Letters to the Editor”...                    

Miniature Footprint, Extended Lifecycles

July 15, 2014 9:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of surface mount top-actuated tactile switches with a range of actuation forces and extended operating lifecycles. Both 2-terminal and 4-terminal styles are housed within the same 6.3 x 6.3 x 5.0 package...          

Coexistence Filters Enable Wi-Fi/LTE for Small Cells

July 14, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for two BAW filters from TriQuint targeting applications where 2.4 GHz WLAN, Bluetooth and Wi-FI products must coexist with 4G LTE and TD-LTE signals...                              

New Wireless Communications Filter from API Technologies Eliminates AWS Interference

July 14, 2014 1:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has announced a new portable, wireless communications bandpass filter that eliminates Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) interference at Electronic News Gathering-Receive Only (ENG-RO) BAS Channel A7...                    

Paint-On Skin for Concrete Structures

July 14, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an art auction where participants bid with their emotions; a blanket that measures plane passengers' brainwaves to help improve flying; an electrically conductive coat of paint that provides an early warning system for concrete strucutures; and determining the age of stars using ultrasound technology...             

Picking the Pattern for a Stealth Antenna

July 10, 2014 5:49 pm | by Francesca De Vita, Simone Di Marco, Fabio Costa, and Paolo Turchi, Altran Italy | Articles | Comments

One of the largest leaps in defense technology developed in recent years focuses on stealth airplanes and ships that avoid radar detection by combining several technologies that include the shape of the target’s surfaces to reflect energy away from the source...                        

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