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Custom MMIC, a leading designer and manufacturer
of high performance monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), hosted U.S.
Rep. Lori Trahan, and a number of other press and industry influencers, as part
of a ceremonial celebration to officially open their
new twenty thousand
square foot office / manufacturing space and to acknowledge the Women in Engineering
Scholarship Program that Custom MMIC debuted in 2018 and just recently announced
the 2019 scholarship winners. Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC, kicked
off the event with opening remarks explaining what Custom MMIC does and how they
are a critical part of delivering advanced and reliable defense systems to keep
our warfighters safe ...
NI AWR presents it July 2019 E-Newsletter.
Included in this issue are Designer's Primer: Internet of Things (IoT), Customer
Success: TMYTEK, Application Example: Diplexer, and Optimization Study. There are
also links to NI AWR technical publications (whitepapers and magazine articles),
industry events (European Microwave Week 2019, IEIEC Society Conference), and training
sessions. The new primer showcases recent advances in NI AWR software that help
designers meet the challenges of developing cost-effective IoT solutions using a
modular design approach that focuses on combining all the relevant components in
the RF signal path ...
Dave Watling , of pSemi, went me a note about
the company's new "sNp Viewer"
multiport s−parameter plotting software that is available for free downloading on
the pSemi website. It is provided as an executable installation file that installs
the Runtime Vee framework for the program. Look for the sNp Viewer icon to appear
on your desktop (not in the Start menu) when installation is complete. You can drag
the icon into the Start menu afterwards. My guess is this was an tool developed
for internal use by the engineering staff and it turned out so well that they decided
to make it available to everyone. The example screen shot at the right uses the
pSemi* PE42430 UltraCMOS® SP3T Reflective RF Switch, which is a 4-port device with
a .s4p data file extension. I wanted to use a device with more than just two ports.
The plots would get really busy ...
Come see the future (it used to be the future,
now it is now.) Thursday, August 8, at approximately 7:45 pm ET, Alan Dewey will
give a short demonstration of desktop circuit board printing and soldering (and
drilling if time permits). He will be using the
Voltera V-One PCB Printer. The demo will be held
for the Clearwater Electronics at the
Clearwater Amateur Radio Association, in - guess
where -Clearwater, Florida. Alan has written extensively on his
website to promote leading-edge desktop PCB prototyping printers.
ConductRF is the brand name for Electronic
Assemblies Manufacturing, Inc.'s, complete range of RF interconnect products. ConductRF
products include solutions for both commercial and precision RF applications for
both RF cable assemblies and connectors. Our manufacturing
capabilities include solutions built at our ITAR registered facility in Methuen
as well as partner facilities in the U.S. and around the world. ConductRF offers
cost effective equivalent and improved RF solutions to all major interconnect manufacturers,
specializing in phase stability over temperature ...
Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today unveiled its latest
high reliability solutions for demanding
military and space
applications with stringent operating requirements. Skyworks' hermetically sealed,
broadband low-noise and impedance-matched amplifiers function in harsh environments
and can be leveraged in a multitude of communication platforms. With all peripheral
components integrated into an optimized ceramic QFN package, these devices simplify
the design process and reduce board space while delivering robust performance for
Why Re-invent the Wheel? These
Multiport RF solutions
have been tried and tested and you'd be surprised at the performance we can support
today with this technology. Ideal for commercial and military applications. Combo
D−Sub RF assembly solutions from DC to 18 GHz with RF contacts for #8, #12
and #16. D38999 RF assembly solutions from DC to 65 GHz, BMA, SMPM with #16,
#12 and #8 contacts. Also support mixed signal requirements and common coax layouts.
Keysight Technologies is offering these two
for free for a limited time. One is a digital electronics ruler and the other is
a microwave substrate ruler. No detailed information is available at this time.
I searched fairly extensively for details but could not find anything at all. It
appears that you will have to order one or both for yourself to discover exactly
what they are. I gave Keysight my contact information - which they have had for
a long time anyway - in exchange for having them sent to me. High resolution images
will be posted when/if they arrive. Stay tuned... or get your own.
Linx Technologies, a Merlin, OR based developer
and manufacturer of antennas, is pleased to introduce their line of
Single-Band Monopole Whip Antennas for cellular IoT and LPWA applications. When
rugged simplicity coupled with targeted performance is required, CW Series and PW
Series antennas are a great solution. Linx single-band monopole antennas provide
better performance in the targeted frequency band than do most multiband antennas
while typically costing less. CW Series antennas mount with an SMA or reverse polarity
SMA connector while the PW Series antenna are cabled panel-mount solutions with
either a U.FL/MHF connector or plain wire ...
Copper Mountain Technologies'
Technical Sales Territory Manager will be a part of our growing global sales
team. Our USB VNAs are next generation analyzers designed to meet the needs of 21st
Century engineers. Our VNAs include an RF measurement module and a processing module,
a software application which runs on a Windows PC, laptop or tablet, connecting
to the measurement hardware via USB interface. CMT was awarded innovation and product
leadership awards by Frost & Sullivan in 2015 and 2017. The successful candidate
will have the technical background, sales experience, and personal drive to solve
customers' technical and business problems ...
Altum RF, a supplier of high-performance millimeter-wave
to digital semiconductor solutions for next generation markets and applications,
announces the expansion of its Eindhoven, Netherlands office with an
RF Test Lab.
Altum RF's Eindhoven office is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of
Technology and now includes full RF test and characterization infrastructure up
to 40 GHz. The RF lab also ensures ESD-safe measurements. "Expanding our Eindhoven
office with full RF measurement capabilities demonstrates our commitment to growing
our European customer base," stated Greg Baker, Altum RF CEO. "This investment also
highlights our dedication to research and development to ensure our products ...
Electro-Photonics LLC, a market leader in
RF and Microwave components, has released a new high frequency surface mount (SMT)
Q3HF-16500. The Q3HF-16500, 90° hybrid coupler operates from 16-17 GHz, dissipates
50 W, and offers excellent coupling flatness and isolation for the most critical
applications. This coupler has a very small size of 0.175 x 0.175 inches (4.44 mm
x 4.44 mm). The Q3HF-16500 is a RoHS compliant product. The couplers have SMT
launches that are fully optimized for the recommended board layout. Our 3 dB
90° hybrid couplers have low insertion loss and high power capability in a small
Copper Mountain Technologies is pleased to
announce their strategic relationship with National Instruments. This exclusive
collaboration will bring world-class VNA performance and speed to National Instruments'
PXI solution. National Instruments is set to release the Copper Mountain Technologies
PXIe-S5090 9 GHz 2-Port VNA in August of 2019. National Instruments will be the
exclusive channel for purchasing Copper Mountain Technologies' PXI compatible VNAs.
This solution brings National Instruments' users access to a metrology-grade VNA
and allows Copper Mountain Technologies to expand the solutions it provides for
manufacturing and production ...
We've gathered our latest content and opportunities
to connect for you. We hope you'll enjoy the information and join us at a face-to-face
event soon! Topics in this month's
Measurement Newsletter include: Comparison of Time Domain & Stepped Frequency
Scans in EMI Test Receivers, Phase Noise of Clock and LO Components in 5G Base Stations,
The Importance of Accurate S-Parameters for PAM-4 Applications. and Product Highlight:
R&S FSVA3000 Signal and Spectrum Analyzer ...
Custom MMIC, a leading designer and manufacturer
of high performance monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is proud to
present its annual Women in Engineering Scholarship Award to three accomplished
and deserving young women who personify academic excellence in the fields of math,
science and engineering. The three recipients for 2019 are: Lillian Geller (Westford
Academy), Ananya Gopalan (Chelmsford High School) and Lina Abu-Absi (Groton-Dunstable
Regional High School). These candidates were carefully selected from a large group
of well-qualified and thoroughly impressive applicants from the three target high
schools in towns near Custom MMIC's facility ...
Dr. Andrei Muller, progenitor of the
Chart™ software program, has teamed with a handful of able colleagues
to release a commercial version of this paradigm-changing design and analysis tool.
IMHO, it is only a matter of time before one of the major players in RF/microwave
simulation (NI/AWR, Keysight, COMSOL, et al) integrates this incredible analysis
tool into a software package. The following press release was issued on July 17,
2019. "3D Smith Chart™ announces a new version (1.02) of the 3D Smith Chart with
new features. The original 3D Smith Chart tool (version 1.01) extended the Smith
Chart capabilities for the first time since the 1939s to make it usable for circuits
with negative resistance based on a unit sphere that plots circuits with reflection
coefficient magnitudes larger than 1 by mapping them as arcs ..."
ConductRF, an industry leader in high quality
RF cable assemblies, introduces their line of
RF cables. POWeRUN RF cables are designed for superior performance in the DC
to 18 GHz frequency range at powers up to 170 watts for the WSA74 series and
345 watts for the WSA84 series. High phase and amplitude stability is, and low loss
is standard across the series. Flexible construction is designed for high power
and long cable runs. Rugged outer covering over cable supports outdoor use. Ideal
for commercial and military applications ...
EDI CON Online, a new interactive event being
held online September 10-12, 2019, has announced its line up of technical session
speakers. The interactive technical sessions will occur at no cost to attendees,
and sponsors have the opportunity to present workshops and keynote sessions as part
of the daily schedule. The sessions on September 10th will focus on 5G and IoT,
September 11th on radar and antennas, and September 12th on signal integrity and
power integrity. Attendees select the sessions for the online event in a single
sign-on registration portal and can participate ...
Linx Technologies, a Merlin, OR based developer
and manufacturer of antennas, is pleased to introduce the
nanoSplatch™ nSP250 dual-band WiFi/WLAN antenna for embedded applications. nanoSplatch
antennas are a reduced-size evolution of Linx Technologies successful surface-mount
embedded Splatch™ and microSplatch™ antennas. The nanoSplatch™ nSP250 is an ideal
embedded antenna for use in compact or portable devices targeting WiFi/WLAN and
other 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz ISM frequency band technologies such as Bluetooth® and
ZigBee®. The surface-mount nSP250 antenna uses just 80.6 mm2 of board space and
costs under one dollar in volume. In addition, Linx designed the antenna to accommodate
close proximity effects ...
Rohde & Schwarz has published a new whitepaper
Wi-Fi 6 Revolution Is a Wakeup Call for Your Test Strategy." The new IEEE 802.11ax
amendment (Wi-Fi 6) intends to improve the WLAN system efficiency, focusing on the
throughput per station in dense and outdoor environments. Wi-Fi 6 allows for the
first time the scheduled communication of several stations (STA) at the same time,
to and from the access point (AP) by introduction of OFDMA. It enables several stations
to serve simultaneously in order to improve overall capacity, latency and efficiency
in high-density environments. Resource units (RU) are introduced to split the available
Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors connecting people, is pleased to introduce the SKY85330-21,
a 2.4 GHz
module (FEM) and the SKY85748-11, a 5 GHz FEM for enterprise 802.11ax (Wi-Fi
6) applications including access points, routers and gateways. SKY85748-11, 5 GHz
FEM Features: Integrated 802.11ax 1024 QAM, 5 GHz PA, LNA with bypass, and T/R switch
Fully-matched input and output Integrated logarithmic power detector Transmit gain:
32 dB Receive gain: 13 dB Small QFN (16-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm) package ...
Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave
filter company, has introduced a new line of suspended stripline and waveguide type
RF filters. Sam Benzacar wrote as part of
Anatech's July newsletter about the need for and emergence of fully integrated
millimeter-wave transmitters and receivers for the 5G smartphone market. It is worth
noting that the phrase "5G smartphone market" is not redundant since 5G is intended
to go well beyond just phones. Vehicle-to-vehicle communications and factory automation
are just two of the many other applications planned and currently being implemented.
Also included are a few news headlines related to Anatech's core business of designing
and manufacturing filters ...
On July 17, at 1 pm ET, Keysight Technologies
will host a webinar presented by Alistair Scott entitled "Accelerating Test Automation Development." Test
engineers are under constant pressure to reduce the total cost of test, and at the
same time, get products through testing faster. Learn steps that will accelerate
your test workflow. 3 key topics are: Learn where test engineers spend non-value-added
time. Learn how test engineers are using automation to accelerate test workflows.
Learn how collaborative tools can make your workgroup more efficient. Registration
is required for the free event.
ConductRF introduces its
TESTeLINK RF Test Cables. Key features include: Flexible cable construction,
Low VSWR performance, Optimized low loss at max frequency, Phase matched sets available,
High shielding effectiveness, Broad connector solution choices, and Custom marking &
ruggedizing options. Examples are attenuation <1.04 db/ft @ 50 GHz
(TSA72)and <2.07 db/ft @ 67 GHz (PFA61). Shielding effectiveness of >-100 dB
to 18 GHz. Please contact ConductRF today for help with your project's needs.
The Evaluation Engineering website
posted this article by TotalTemp Technologies' John Booher entitled, "How and When to Use Thermal Chambers for Testing." It begins:
"The components and subassemblies of any piece of equipment or machinery were developed
with the environmental conditions of where it would be operating in mind. This article
explains the key factors that determine how thermal testing is put to use. Have
you ever wondered what journey a piece of equipment or machinery took before ending
up in space? Or what testing was done before the rocket's blastoff? Or why a piece
of equipment failed prematurely? Well somewhere ..."
Empower RF Systems will be exhibiting in
Booth #201 at the 2019 IEEE EMC Symposium, in New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention
Center from July 22 through 26, 2019. Please be sure to stop by and let us help
you with your project needs. Three of our featured
RF power amplifiers, perfectly suited for product developmental and assembly
line testing, are presented here. Equally suited for the production floor, engineering
lab, or anechoic chamber, the SKU 2223 comes complete with internal DDC, external
forward and reverse sample ports, and an easy to use web served GUI. In depth health
monitoring with alarms visible on the front panel are also pushed out the LAN port ...
Upcoming Webinar: Lizard Lessons
Copper Mountain Technologies' Senior RF Design
Engineer Brian Walker, on July 18 at 11:00 am EST. Mr. Walker will discuss
several features of CMT's software, demonstrate various useful VNA measurements
and answer viewer questions. CMT develops innovative and robust RF test and measurement
solutions for engineers all over the world. Our extensive line of unique form factor
VNAs include an RF measurement module and a software application which runs on any
Windows PC, laptop or tablet, connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface.
The result is a lower cost, faster, more effective test process that fits into the
modern workspace in lab, production, field and secure testing environments.
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment
rental and sales company headquartered in Northern San Diego has published a blog
American ingenuity in developing test equipment. The post takes you from the
pioneering telegraph/radio work in the late 19th century, through World Wars I and
II, all the way into modern day technologies and equipment for cutting edge markets.
Many of those devices would not be designed, developed, or maintained if not for
the creative efforts of innovative engineers at leading U.S. test equipment manufacturers,
such as Amplifier Research, Chroma Systems Solutions, Fluke Corp., Keysight Technologies,
and Tektronix ..."
Skyworks Solutions is pleased to introduce
SKY5™-9269-702LF, a high performance antenna aperture tuning switch. The wideband
16-state device is extremely compact and designed to deliver best-in-class efficiency
and enhanced bandwidth coverage - from 600 MHz to 6 GHz for LTE Advanced Pro to
emerging 5G standards - across a wide range of mobile platforms. This new solution
is part of our Sky5™ portfolio enabling 5G applications and is fully-integrated
in our Sky5™ Ultra and Sky5™ LiTE platforms. Skyworks' innovative antenna tuning
solutions leverage proprietary design and process techniques to help drive antenna
performance while meeting stringent linearity demands ...
NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio
Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, announces the development of a
high-efficiency, high-linearity power amplifier and low-spurious downconverter as
the result of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award. The Advanced
Radio Frequency (RF) Environment Simulator for Mode 5 and Identification Friend
or Foe (IFF) (ADROIT) program has resulted in IFF simulator/stimulator hardware
to enhance the Army's capabilities with regards to combined live, virtual and constructive
(LVC) simulations. The hardware includes an enhanced VRG-1000SD from strategic partner
ViaSat, which include software upgrades to increase the number of simultaneous IFF
interrogators and transponders in a given simulation ...
Mr. Brian Walker, Senior RF Design Engineer
at Copper Mountain Technologies, has a great article on the Microwaves & RF
website entitled, "Make Accurate Impedance Measurements Using a VNA." It presents
three methods - shunt, through, and series - for making accurate and repeatable
measurements of discrete passive components. "A vector network analyzer (VNA) is
a very useful test instrument for characterizing RF circuits and amplifiers. But
what about measurements of simple passive components? What's the best way to characterize
a chip capacitor or an inductor—or even a resistor? In the past, without giving
it much thought, this author has measured chip capacitors by grounding one end ..."
SiteFlex Range of ruggedized Field RF Test Cables are designed specially for
Field Test Engineers working in applications that require on site RF Testing. These
cables are directly compatible with Hand-Held Network and Spectrum analyzers. Common
options include: DC to 7 GHz, through DC to 50 GHz. ConductRF's principle
U.S. manufacturing location is in Methuen, MA, where we maintain a highly skilled
team of technicians and skilled production staff. Our factory is ISO9001 certified
and also ITAR registered.
If you visited the good folks at the
booth at the IMS show in Boston this year (2019), you were probably offered one
of the T-shirts shown here. As you might expect from a company of engineers and
scientists, the design on the T-shirt includes a thinking exercise. Rumor has it
that this is the first question put to interviewees. Can you decode the license
plate message? I asked Ms. Carol Clasby, who probably handed you your T-shirt
at IMS2019 (if you got one), whether someone at QuinStar actually has the license
plate and she responded not yet, but maybe in the near future. I went to the California
Department of Transportation website to see what such a license plate might look
like. It allowed me to reserve the plate, although of course ...
Microwave Journal has released audio
podcasts versions of its long running, popular RF and microwave update video series,
Frequency Matters. All of the episodes for 2019 are now
and linked on the Microwave Journal home page's main navigation menu under
"Multimedia." In addition, special audio interviews with industry analysts and executives
will be included in this podcast series. Listeners can find the series on iTunes
and Google Play and subscribe to the feed for easy listening on the go. If you don't
have time to watch the videos, just download the podcasts to listen to them at your
leisure in the car ride to work or on your flight to a business meeting. The
Frequency Matters RF and microwave update series ...
Lockheed Martin recognized 27 small business
suppliers that made exemplary contributions to its Missiles and Fire Control business
area's products and services in 2018.
Custom MMIC received an award for their exemplary work in helping Lockheed Martin
deliver crucial missions to their customers. Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom
MMIC, and Charlie Trantanella, Chief Scientist, attended the award ceremony and
accepted the award on behalf of the Custom MMIC team. "We are excited and honored
to have been selected for this prestigious award from Lockheed Martin," said Paul
Keysight Technologies is conducting a free
webinar on June 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET entitled, "Get More Out of Your Instrument with FPGAs." Planned speakers
are Eric Wilson, R&D engineer, Brian Durwood, planner for PathWave FPGA, and
Dr. John Guilford, R&D engineer, and Eddie Rodriguez, real-time software
architect. "FPGA enabled arbitrary waveform generators, digitizers and DSP modules
offer new levels of control and customization that can shave months off of prototyping
your high frequency project. Join us to learn how to program these instruments and
insert your custom logic, in-line with the signal path ..."
ConductRF offer RF Engineers a large selection
Hi Flex cables for RF vector network analyzers (VNAs). We have standards for
applications at 18-40 GHz, 50 GHz & 70 GHz. Our torque resistant
connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance for many
tests to come. Other key features include: 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm & 1.85 mm
connector options, low VSWR & insertion loss, low phase change with flexing,
options available swept right angle connectors ...
San Francisco Components (SFC), a recognized
leader in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) fabrication, assembly, and testing, is now
PCB testing and inspection capabilities to its customers, further ensuring high-yield
PCBs that meet rigid design and performance specifications across all applications
and industries. San Francisco Circuits offers PCB testing for Bare Boards (before
the board is assembled) and Assembled Boards (once the board is assembled), that
will detect and minimize issues that would affect performance. "PCBs need to be
tested early in the design and production phases in order to control component tolerances,
part-to-part performance variations ..."
Rohde & Schwarz just posted their latest
monthly newsletter reporting on topics including
"Measurement of Phase Noise of Local Oscillators" that has a video along with it,
a "Battery Life Optimization in IoT Devices" app note, "Automotive Radar Test Solutions
Using Oscilloscopes" which covers the 77 GHz band, "Optimize Beamforming: From
Bits to RF Beams "using phased arrays. As always, everything is good.
Hewlett Packard (HP), Agilent Technologies,
and Keysight Electronics (all versions of the same company, BTW) have for decades
been offering very cool, colorful, and highly informational (and free)
wall posters that are great for your cubicle
and/or lab walls. Before the ready availability of practically all available technical
resources on the Internet via your smartphone, those posters were an invaluable
source of relevant system specifications, definitions, operations, and formulas.
Keysight has just announced 5 new technical posters and 8 new Keysight Education
Forum (KEF) technical papers and videos.
VidaRF, a manufacturer of high performance
RF and microwave high performance circulators, isolators, couplers, power dividers,
and other passive components, is proud to introduce a series of
broadband directional couplers covering 2 to 40 GHz for all wireless applications
from cellular through 5G mm-wave. Available 10, 16, 20, and 30 dB coupling
values. All models feature low VSWR, high directivity, compact size, and finished
to IP65 standards. 2.92 mm (SMA type) connector standard, with custom configurations
possible. VidaRF is focused on being a solution provider by building to customer
specs and offering zero days lead time for custom parts through stock ...
Anatech Electronics, an RF and microwave filter
company, has introduced a new line of suspended stripline and waveguide type RF
filters. Sam Benzacar wrote as part of
Anatech's June newsletter about his impressions of the IMS2019 trade show in
Boston. As you might guess, the main topic is 5G and the plethora of technologies
that stand to benefit from the incredible amount of bandwidth assigned to it over
many heretofore largely unused frequency bands. That is part of the challenge, and
the result will no doubt be the conquering of discouraging and difficult implementation
issues. Also included are a few news headlines related to Anatech's core business
of designing and manufacturing filters ...
ConductRF, a premier manufacturer of standard
and custom RF cable assemblies, announces the availability of
Precision Ruggedized VNA Cables from ConductRF offer RF Engineers great alternatives
to costly OEM cables that are now past their best days. We have standards for applications
at 18 GHz, 27 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz & 70 GHz. Our torque
resistant connector heads and phase stable constructions ensure great performance
for many tests to come. VNA Series cables are enhanced with a stainless steel spiral
armor, providing protection from excess bending and crushing forces. A black non-conductive
outer cover completes the product. These cables are phase stable during flexing
and have an operating life cycle of up to 5,000 matings ...
"Welcome to the first issue of
CAS News from Cobham Antenna Systems! Inspired by the richness
of late-spring, we decided to launch this bi-monthly newsletter, to help keep everyone
informed of all the exciting developments going on here at Cobham Antenna Systems
(CAS), in Newmarket, UK. In this issue, the first of many to come, we cover our
presence at two recent key industry exhibitions: AUVSI / Xponential 2019 in Chicago,
USA, and EW-E 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. At these shows we introduced a new antenna
that is designed specifically for C-UAS (that is, Counter-Unmanned Airborne Systems).
We also take a look at how we are helping Professor Alan Wilson ...
CMD299 is a highly efficient GaAs MMIC low noise amplifier ideally suited for
EW and communications systems where small size and low power consumption are needed.
The device is optimized for 30 GHz and delivers greater than 17 dB of gain with
a corresponding noise figure of 3.5 dB and output 1 dB compression point of +7 dBm.
The CMD299 is a 50 ohm matched design which eliminates the need for external DC
blocks and RF port matching. The CMD299 offers full passivation for increased reliability
and moisture protection ...
Andrei Muller, of the Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology in Lausanne will present his
3D Smith Chart
software during the PRIME 2019 event on Monday, July 15th. The talk will start by
presenting the mathematics behind the Smith chart and extended 2D Smith chart from
the group theory of geometry point of view (Kleinian view of geometry). Using the
Maxime Bochert-Klein results on Mobius transformations (among which the Smith chart
constitutive equation belongs). The introduction will show what happens by applying
the voltage reflection coefficient transformation and power wave reflection coefficient
transformation on the grid of the impedance plane, random geometrical objects and
photos. The geometry of these mappings will be then compared with the geometry of
other scattering parameters mappings when applied to the same objects ...
Listen in on our latest news as our very
own CEO Paul Blount proudly presents
Custom MMIC's Women in Engineering scholarship
last Wednesday, June 5th 2019 at the International Microwave Symposium in Boston.
In this quick podcast, meet the first three recipients of the scholarship: Sarah
McKinley, Emma Fournier and Grace Remillard. Blount describes each of the women
as "so talented."
Custom MMIC, a leading designer and manufacturer
of high performance monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has posted
a new blog entry entitled, "Advanced
MMICs Aid in Reducing Size and Power in Phased Array Radar Systems." Phased-array
radar systems are important instruments in national electronic defense strategies.
From the large, ship-based systems that scan for distantly launched missiles to
the more compact arrays installed on fighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs), electronic phased-array radars come in many sizes and forms, providing reliable
signal detection and identification. These modern systems offer many advantages
over earlier radar ...
Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment
rentals and sales company headquartered in North County San Diego, has published
a blog post entitled, "Investigating
Inverters as Part of a Solar Array," which discusses the technical and test
requirements for the subject. Solar power supplies are being used for remote and/or
unmanned communications and data collection and reporting locations across the globe,
and careful attention must be paid to component selection. RF Cafe visitor Joe Cahak
published a great whitepaper entitled, "Solace in Solar," that provides a detailed
look at his personal solar power installation project. Sophisticated test equipment
is required ...
John Booher, at TotalTemp Technologies has
posted a blog entitled, "Temperature Chamber Choices." Thermal testing
testing of products can't be ignored. Knowing your product stands up to the harshest
environments it will be exposed to over the life of the product provides proof of
the design and verified quality. With TotalTemp's Temperature Chambers and Thermal
Platforms you can most effectively run thermal tests for burn-in or design / production
verification. Products meant for consumers have to be tested, but it's safe to say,
products going into space need far more rigorous verification. Life tests or inappropriate
tests can go too far, thus shortening the life so it is important to ensure the
proper testing is performed ...
This month we ended our
NR Tour visiting over 10 cities across the US and Canada. Below for your reference
are the slides to the different tracks, as well as other resources that you can
request and/or download. If you would like to be one of the first to know when our
5G eBook center is launched, follow the link and complete the form to be added to
our communications list. The 5G New Radio eBook from Rohde & Schwarz describes
all relevant details of the 5G NR technology - the fundamentals and procedures.
More importantly, it takes into account the relevant implementation aspects since
test and measurement equipment is required to develop, manufacture and service 5G
NR products. This eBook ...