Crystalonics is not a name that immediately comes to mind when
thinking about semiconductor manufacturers. They appear in this 1969 article in Electronics World
magazine about power field effect transistors (FETs). Many semiconductor companies came and went in
the last days of vacuum tube active devices. Surprisingly, a Google search revealed that
alive and well in Ronkonkoma, New York. Per their website: Formed in 1958, CRYSTALONICS is a broad line
semiconductor manufacturer ...
Saelig Company, Inc. has announced the availability of the BPA
low energy Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer from Teledyne LeCroy - a powerful, portable protocol
analyzer for wireless transmissions that adhere to Bluetooth low energy specifications. Ideal for field
or lab use, the BPA low energy analyzer is USB powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
This analyzer supports all of the mandatory Bluetooth low energy features through Bluetooth version
4.2, and ships with Frontline
Glenn Robb, owner of Antenna Test Lab Company, wrote a white
paper titled "The
Benefits of Antenna Testing" which is now available on RF Cafe. Since 2001,
AntennaTestLab.com has evaluated countless antennas and RF transmitter products.
With a fully anechoic chamber, antennas can be quickly developed and RF products refined and deployed.
The key phrase in the paper is "...risks of non-testing ... often lead to impaired wireless system
performance and poor product reputations." That applies to stand-alone, surface mount, and printed
antennas. Can you afford ..."
Shown for the first time at NAB Troll's DMR series receivers
combines a multi-channel microwave receiver with a remote site diversity antenna controller.
The combination provides a two (2) to eight (8) channel diversity receiver for remote Electronic News
Gathering (ENG) or law enforcement antenna sites. The DMR processor performs video decryption, encryption,
video and audio decoding for local monitoring and secure IP transport to remote control centers. The
DMR's front panel touchscreen enables live video and audio preview, control and ...
"Wishful thinking is not a good system test practice." -
Glenn Robb, owner of Antenna Test Lab Company of Raleigh, North Carolina. Glenn
happened to use that line in a note to me, and I asked permission to use it as a Notable Quote ...
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Empower RF Systems is conducting
remote live demonstrations of our broadband, high power 1 kW, 1 to 3 GHz amplifier, Booth
1007. The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles and viewed in the Hawaii exhibit venue with live streaming
video while remotely controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser.
What you will see is a demonstration of remote operation of the Empower 2170 1 kW RF amplifier
in a test setup that includes a signal generator ...
The subject of
IC-based digital circuits was relatively new in 1969 when this story was printed in Electronics
World magazine and was probably considered expert knowledge. Note that it was written by a research
engineer at the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. Today, introductory digital logic courses begin
with material presented here and advance rapidly into programmable logic, ASICs microprocessors, and
beyond. Even if you have already taken courses on digital logic with counters and dividers, the knowledge
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Fairview Microwave has released 18 new
4.3-10 connectors and adapters with low-PIM performance of -166 dBc typical
and a maximum operating frequency of 6 GHz. Typical applications include wireless base stations,
small cells, custom cable assemblies, antenna feeder cables, mobile communications systems and distributed
antenna systems (DAS). Fairview's new 4.3-10 connectors and adapters deliver VSWR as low as 1.08:1 and
low coupling torque. They feature silver-plated center contacts and a tri-metal finish. They feature
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"Researchers have developed the world's
thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic
components we use every day. The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick, have developed
a wire made from a single string of tellurium atoms, making
it a true one-dimensional material. These one-dimensional wires are produced inside extremely thin carbon
nanotubes (CNTs) - hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms. The finished 'extreme nanowires' are less ..."
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"You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through
the magnetic environment - the magnetosphere - around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the
planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields. When they penetrate into the
magnetosphere close enough to Earth, the
high-energy electrons can damage satellites in orbit and trigger auroras. Scientists
with NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission study the electrons' dynamics to better understand
their behavior. A new study, published ..."
"A team of researchers from University of Oklahoma's Advanced
Radar Research Center have jointly developed the world’s first numerical
polarimetric radar simulator. The simulator will be used to study and characterize
scattering mechanisms of debris particles in tornadoes. Scattering debris from a tornado is known to
cause most of the damages. A tornado's debris characteristics are generally poorly understood even though
the upgradation of the radar network to a dual polarimetric radar offers ..."
Rod Newkirk was a frequent contributor to the ARRL's QST
magazine. In addition to writing the "How's DX?" column from 1947 to 1978, he occasionally had humorous
short stories related to Hamdom. Here, Ms. Susie Sopenwater (a sort of 'soap
and water' portmanteau; i.e., pure and clean) gets interested in amateur radio after winning
the Miss America pageant and finds plenty of volunteers to help her earn her license and set up a 'shack.'
Susie's call sign was, WN5P!P. My guess is that the WN5 part is an allusion ...
"An important element of any awards ceremony, of course, is the
award itself. And BrightSparks
2017 would be no different. But to celebrate innovative and young winners we wanted to avoid familiar,
tried and tested trophies and statuettes. Step forward Saar Drimer, a talented designer, who agreed
to customise and create the BrightSparks trophies. A distinctively unique 'supra-component' of the awards
ceremony! The trophies were certainly well received on the day. Comments we overheard ..."
"The Air Force is working with Raytheon to integrate
electromagnetic (HPEM) capabilities with cyber and electronic warfare weapons systems to increase
the effectiveness of EW weapons through higher energy pulses and the use of new methods of backdoor
penetration. Raytheon, along with other industry developers, will experiment with and develop the most
efficient and effective way to integrate HPEM technology with cyber and electronic warfare weapons systems.
The goal is to identify the ideal radio frequency ..."
Reports on which jobs are seeing the fastest growth
in a particular state are to be read with a bit of skepticism because intentional or not, bias and error
are always an integral part of the results. The Monster job website presents just such a survey, and
it is worth looking at since it does give a good idea of what types of jobs are in demand overall. It
might just be accurate to boot. Evidently electrical and electronics repairers are ...
5 Ways to Open Your Next
How Headhunters Use LinkedIn
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Fake IC Battle
Gets a New Weapon
General Dynamics Tests Military 4G Net for Broadband Capabilities over the Ocean
Google for Jobs Employs Machine Learning to Help People Find Work
China's Semiconductor Industry and 'Win-Win' Growth
U. Calgary in Canada Offers Masters Credit in Mars Architecture
Wireless Service Falls 13%, Biggest Decline in 16 Years
Skills Gap Widens in Electronics Manufacturing
Li-Ion Battery Inventor Intros Advanced Solid-State Rechargeable
FCC Issues Notice of Unlicensed Operation in Public Safety Interference Complaint
Microwave Journal, R&S, and Wolfspeed present the free
Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) Challenges for Military Radar and Electronic
Warfare Systems, on May 24 at 12:00 pm EST. Presented by Asif Anwar. "With the commercial market
radio spectrum land grab continuing unabated, this webinar will look at the challenges for radar, EW
and communications systems will include being able to operate effectively in an increasingly congested
spectrum environment developing sharing mechanisms, while also combating new potential threats ...
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"A Stanford University research group has created flexible,
organic semiconductor devices that degrade on the addition of weak acid, such as
vinegar (acetic acid). The results were published May 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences . The paper was co-authored with researchers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and University
of California Santa Barbara. The work is in part motivated by the need to reduce the production of electronic
waste. The proliferation of electronic products, particularly smartphones on two-year upgrade cycles ..."
Canadian Ham radio operator Neil Carleton, a long-time member
of the Almonte Amateur Radio Club, contacted me a few months ago about his amazing collection of
stamps that has been a lifetime endeavor. Due to health issues, he has put his entire collection
up for bid with Sparks Auctions, a prime handler of philatelic material. Neil's stamps are being offered
on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24. These sets are bound in hand-designed albums and would make
an excellent investment or gift for yourself, a deserving friend or relative, or even as a donation
to a museum. Please take a look: Lot 846, Lots 1466, 1467, 1468, and Lot 1469 . Thanks!
Believe it or not, there are still radio operators using
Citizen Band (CB) and Business Radio (BR) equipment. That's right, cellphones
(which are themselves radios) have not totally supplanted traditional
radio for person-to-person communications. Prior to the widespread use of cellphones beginning in the
mid-1990s, CB and BR were the only radios available for use by laymen without an individual license.
When I worked as an electrician between high school and entering the USAF, my service truck was equipped
with a radio dispatch transceiver in the LMRS band. I did not have an FCC ...
"Radar experts at BAE Systems will continue maintaining, upgrading,
and operating a global distributed radar network that provides missile defense and early warning of
enemy ballistic missile launches and potential threats in space. Officials of the U.S. Air Force 21st
Contracting Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., announced a $48.5 million contract modification
Wednesday to the BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services segment in Rockville, Md., to manage,
operate, maintain and logistically support the
Solid State Phased Array Radar Systems ..."
"Quantum physicist Mikko Mottonen and his team at Aalto University
have invented a
quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. The
global race towards a functioning quantum computer is on. With future quantum computers, we will be
able to solve previously impossible problems and develop, for example, complex medicines, fertilizers,
or artificial intelligence. The research results published this week in the scientific journal, Nature
Communications, suggest how harmful errors in ..."