FIME's EMV(R) RF test tool, which incorporates Keysight Technologies' Contactless Test System, is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification to perform Level 1 PCD analogue testing on contactless terminals. The tool confirms that the communication between the terminal and a contactless card, or near field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone, is in line with EMVCo's EMV specification 2.3 requirements. Contactless terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers can use the tool to speed up their EMV Level 1 analogue approval process.
Southwest Microwave Inc., a leading global supplier of high performance interconnect solutions, has announced the introduction of a new range of high-security SMKey 3.7 mm DC to 18 GHz Keyed Coax Connectors, which provide a failsafe mating solution for critical connections between mated connector pairs.
Amphenol Connex has merged with Amphenol RF, headquartered in Danbury, Conn. The combined product portfolio will be marketed and sold under the name Amphenol RF. The Moorpark, Calif. facility will continue to operate as the company’s main North American distribution center and Amphenol RF’s western regional sales office providing support to local customers.
Anritsu Co. and Electro Rent announce that the two companies have signed a formal agreement whereby Electro Rent is a preferred reseller for Anritsu test solutions throughout the United States and Canada. Under terms of the agreement, industry-leading Anritsu benchtop and field instruments will be available through Electro Rent.
Anokiwave Inc., an innovative provider of highly integrated core IC solutions for mmWave and AESA markets, announced the latest addition to its leadership team with the appointment of Carl Frank to the position of vice president of business development. This appointment comes at a time of strategic expansion for Anokiwave.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, introduced its next generation solutions for smart energy and industrial, scientific and medical markets.
Mercury Systems Inc., a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today's critical defense and intelligence applications, announced the Ensemble® RFM-1RS18 tuner. This fast-tuning wideband device is the first tuner in the embedded industry to be developed using OpenRFM™ system building blocks, affordably delivering comprehensive electromagnetic spectrum coverage for electronic warfare (EW) applications.
As today's battlefield gets more and more tactical, critical communications have never been more important. And as radios and subsystems are being pushed to become smaller and even more ruggedized, it’s causing a chain reaction right down to the circuit level. Where once rigid and thick film technologies were primary go-to solutions, today's military communication applications are requiring antennas to be even more flexible, circuits to fit into tighter spaces, and signal integrity at higher frequencies to be perfect. And to add to that, today soldiers’ vital signs are as closely monitored as a radar screen — it’s easy to understand the push towards advanced circuitry is tasking traditional thinking.
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced it will feature 13 new products from its radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits (ICs), modules, monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and subsystem portfolio at the 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015) and exhibition.
Alcatel-Lucent and Trilliant, a global leader in smart communications platforms, are to deploy an IP-based data network for the Washington Gas Light Company that will increase the efficiency and safety of gas distribution, and help strengthen service responsiveness for 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia in the United States.