Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a direct conversion digital receiver based on photonic technology. The three-year contract for the DISARMER program is valued up to $8.5 million.
NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) has been selected to test an advanced form of thermal insulation, called integrated multi-layer insulation (IMLI) that could become standard on future satellites and cryogenic subsystems. Validating this new insulation in space will help NASA build the technology required for long human spaceflight missions. Under a subcontract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Quest Thermal Group LLC will manufacture the new insulation that will fly aboard the 2015 GPIM mission.
The face of traditional farming is rapidly changing to incorporate sophisticated technologies aimed at producing more food with less environmental impact. To support the influx of technology, product development firm Cambridge Consultants is using its expertise to design innovative, low-cost solutions for the farming industry. Its latest device draws on its background in advanced radar technology for a detection system to help agricultural vehicles avoid collisions.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing technology, are sampling the first RF Switches built on Peregrine’s new UltraCMOS 10 RF SOI technologies. This partnership unites Peregrine’s 25 years of RF SOI experience with a tier-one foundry.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announces the UltraCMOS 10 platform, the newest advancement in Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology. UltraCMOS 10 RF SOI delivers both flexibility and unparalleled performance for addressing the ever-increasing challenges of RF front-end design.
Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM) announces new military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier block upconverters will be presented during MILCOM'13.
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced the development of circuit technology that enables industry-leading electrical efficiency (the ratio between output power and consumed power) for wireless transmission power amplifiers used in radio-frequency wireless devices, such as mobile phone base stations.
NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.
In 2013 10 percent of the remote controls shipped with major home consumer equipment will be RF-enabled. Over the next five years there will be a major surge in RF technology adoption for remote controls as vendors look to differentiate their products, and/or drive growth in smart home services. While at the same time RF solutions continue to fall in price, implementations become more simplified and lower powers are achieved.