Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a high-performance 14-slot AXIe chassis and system module. This unique technology enables multi-module system capabilities that allow test engineers working in radar, antenna, high-energy physics and digital to set up large systems with all modules in a single chassis, providing better module-to-module synchronization and performance.
Analog Devices Inc. announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. This brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defense electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure and open-source SDR development projects.
Covering the 2 to 6 GHz frequency band, the PTS6900 is a brand new solid state power amplifier (SSPA) developed by TMD Technologies. Optimised for use in EW/ECM systems, the low band CW module produces a high power output of 150 W and has a 55 dB gain adjustable from 50 to 60 dB.
COMSOL Inc., a leading global provider of engineering simulation software, announced the release of COMSOL Multiphysics® 4.4, the latest version of its powerful platform for the modeling and simulation of electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical applications.
AWR Corp. offers the second in a series of white papers addressing RF/Microwave design flow issues. This latest offering, “EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for the RF/Microwave Module Designer,” outlines the steps for implementing an integrated design flow within the Microwave Office® design suite for an MCM microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) design.
OML introduces millimeter wave intermodulation distortion (IMD) measurements to target emerging gigabit applications such as WirelessHD, WiGig, 802.11ad and E-band point-to-point radios. In these applications, the linearity of amplifiers and transceivers can adversely affect bit terror rate, especially those involving higher order modulation.
S.E.A. Datentechnik, a long-term National Instruments Alliance Partner, is launching a series of mobile communication modules that are designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform equipped with the new Zynq-based NI cRIO-9068 controller.
Linx Technologies' new DP1203 Series radio-only RF transceiver module is designed for the wireless transmission of digital data at data rates of up to 152.3 kbps. Operating in the 433, 868 and 915 MHz license-free ISM (industrial scientific and medical) frequency bands, this module series is ideal for applications that require full-control of the radio channels and configuration, without having to go through the effort and expense of a discrete RF design.