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.
ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, announced the ViaSat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld Link 16 radio – a new digital device that will enable U.S. forces the ability to engage enemy forces 20 times faster than using current radios in their inventory.
The R&S Scope Rider from Rohde & Schwarz is equally impressive in the lab and in the field. With an acquisition rate of 50,000 waveforms per second, a 10‑bit A/D converter developed by Rohde & Schwarz and a maximum bandwidth of 500MHz for the analog input channels, this portable oscilloscope clearly outperforms comparable instruments.
Bird Technologies, a leading provider of RF components, subsystems, test equipment, and services, introduced the SiteHawk SK-200-TC hand-held antenna and cable analyzer that operates from 300 kHz to 200 MHz. The instrument makes it simple to detect problems in coaxial transmission lines and antenna systems and pinpoint their source using distance-to-fault measurements.
Keysight Technologies Inc. added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer to provide coverage to 50 GHz. With more built-in capabilities than similar analyzers, FieldFox can replace three or four single-function instruments – benchtop or handheld – that are typically used for maintenance and troubleshooting of systems that operate at or above Ka-band frequencies.
Harris Corp. has received an $18 million order from a nation in Central Asia for Falcon III® wideband tactical radios. The radios will provide advanced voice and data capabilities for the country’s armed forces on the frontline.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate solutions that improve automotive engineers' efficiency in debugging controller area network with flexible data-rate (CAN FD) and single-edge nibble transmission (SENT) serial buses at the Automotive Testing Expo, Suburban Collection Showplace, Booth 12024, Novi, Michigan, Oct. 28-30.
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received $49 million in orders to provide a nation in Asia with enhanced tactical communications and field support.
Anritsu Co. introduces TETRA analyzer and TETRA coverage mapping options to its industry-leading LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer. Combining the LMR Master’s best-in-class performance and compact durable design with the new TETRA measuring and analysis tools makes the handheld analyzer the most comprehensive test solution for deploying, installing, and maintaining public safety, transportation, utility and critical communication networks.
Anritsu's internal atomic clock option for its MS2720T Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer allows users to acquire excellent frequency accuracy, including in environments in which the GPS cannot be used. Integrating the atomic clock inside the MS2720T provides field engineers and technicians with a durable, handheld spectrum analyzer that can deliver the extremely high accuracy necessary to prove regulatory compliance.