Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz. The antenna demonstrated 30 times stronger signal transmission over on-chip antennas at 135 GHz. At just 1.6 mm x 1.2 mm, approximately the size of a sesame seed, it is the smallest silicon-based CBS antenna reported to date for ready integration with active circuits.
AWR Corp. has finalized the agendas and opened registration for the 2012 AWR Design Forum (ADF) (www.awrdesignforum.com) China venues of Xi’an and Chengdu. More information can be found at the links below.
API Technologies Corp. announced a new high gain, circularly polarized antenna array developed for Inmarsat services. It is designed for use in a variety of applications including satellite networks, two-way voice and data communications and broadband portable terminals.
Cobham has been awarded orders totaling more than £13.8 million during the second quarter of 2012 to supply European customers with hand-held Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection equipment incorporating the group’s leading-edge Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems.
Antenova Ltd has added the Rubra A10393 cellular penta-band SMD antenna to the gigaNOVA® range of surface mount standard antennas. Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, Rubra is suitable for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such as tablets, tracking devices, femto base stations, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.
Remcom announces a major update to XGtd®, a tool for analyzing far zone radiation, RCS, and EMI/EMC for electrically large platforms. The new version, Release 2.6, includes new functionality for radar cross section (RCS) applications including a more accurate hybrid model based on Physical Optics (PO) and the Method of Equivalent Currents (MEC), new output types for far zone RCS and antenna gain field points, ray path visualization to far zone field points, and visualization of edges considered by the calculation to be part of curved surfaces.
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced the availability of the RAS Smart Antenna System. The solid state RAS is the first wireless broadband networking system that instantly locates, steers toward and connects to a network base station, automatically establishing reliable high speed connectivity to and from roving assets.
AR Modular RF has received JITC certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system (30 MHz to 512 MHz / 125 watts) when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio. It has been previously certified for use with the PRC 117F and the PSC-5D. The KMW2030 was tested along with its associated low noise SATCOM pre-amp, the KMW2030P.