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.
AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, announces that for a limited time the company will offer a free eBook download of Chapter 18, “Wideband Amplifiers,” from the new second edition of engineering professor Michael Steer’s textbook, Microwave & RF Design: A Systems Approach. The eBook excerpt download also contains embedded video tutorials of Professor Steer demonstrating key principles of design as they pertain to the wideband amplifier case study contained within its pages.
A1 Microwave has released the world’s smallest waveguide X-Band Tx and Rx filters for military satcom applications. The filters have less than 0.3 dB insertion loss and have greater than 90 dB rejection in the complementary frequency bands. They are considerably shorter and lighter weight than equivalent filters on the market, which makes them ideal for portable solutions. These are stock items for immediate delivery.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom, a division of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, announced that it now has available for orders a new compact, outdoor 500 watt Ka-Band traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) produced with a fully vertically-integrated manufacturing process. The product is being exhibited this week by the company at IBC 2013 in Booth 1.B24 in Hall Number 1.
TRAK Microwave is pleased to announce the appointment of David Moorehouse as president and general manager effective July 15, 2013. In his new role, Moorehousewill be leading the TRAK Microwave business, inclusive of the Lorch site in Salisbury, Maryland, and TRAK Microwave Ltd in Dundee, Scotland, as well as his home facility in Tampa, Florida.
Hittite Microwave Corp., the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched a new power amplifier which maintains excellent performance over its operating frequency range. The new amplifier, HMC6981LS6, is ideal for high linearity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios, SATCOM, military and space applications.
AWR Corp. gifted its software to the winners of the High Efficiency Power Amplifier (HEPA) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) Student Design Contests offered at the IMS 2013. The gifts are part of the AWR University Program, which encourages students to become involved in the dynamic profession of microwave and RF engineering and to apply their knowledge to practical designs using the highly efficient AWR design methodology.
AWR Corp. announces that its customer, Marki Microwave has leveraged its high-frequency design software platform to develop a new design and manufacturing flow for successful mixer design. The revolutionary new mixer design flow combines AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software and Marki’s patent-pending Microlithic™ mixer manufacturing process, resulting in a 14x reduction in the size of Marki’s mixers and a 5x reduction in design time with the same industry-leading quality and performance as the former handcrafted devices.
A new application note from AWR highlights the use of AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software to develop a Q- to E-Band doubler and a K- to E-Band quadrupler circuit (including a medium E-Band power amplifier) for millimeter-wave wireless systems. The design effort resulted in an increase in gain as well as output power, two critical criteria for E-Band systems.
ALCIOM, a consulting and design company specializing in innovative mixed-signal projects, used AWR’s Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system design software and Microwave Office® circuit design software to develop a wideband RF downconverter subsystem for a custom measurement instrument with strict instrumentation-grade specifications.