Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced it is opening a state-of-the-art design center and laboratory facility in San Diego, Calif. The design center will focus on the development of leading edge technologies targeting 4G/5G protocols and the Internet of Things.
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 it has opened the second of four planned, world-class Mercury Innovation Centers – this one located at its corporate headquarters in Chelmsford, Mass.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum. The lab is one of the projects at the center aiming to develop key components used in Beyond 4G and 5G mobile communication systems.
The Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON), the industry-driven event for RF, microwave and high speed digital electronic designers to be held April 8-10 at the Beijing International Convention Center will present an opening plenary session emphasizing future communication and aerospace/defense systems made possible through advanced high-frequency ICs.
Crystek has extended the frequency range of its high performance RF coaxial cable assemblies to 50 GHz. The new 50 GHz low-loss RF cable assemblies feature corrosion-resistant 2.4 mm 303 stainless steel connectors and three levels of shielding for low attenuation (loss) over distance (1.44 dB/ft. at 50 GHz). They are in stock in standard lengths of 24", 39.4" and 48", with custom lengths available.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers.
Times Microwave Systems has recently announced the availability of the EZ-500-NMH-X type N no-solder male (plug) straight connector for LMR-500 low loss coaxial cable. The new crimp-style connector does not require soldering of the center conductor into the contact making it perfect for field installations and they also do not require braid trimming! The EZ-500-NMH-X is compatible with the CST-500 cable prep tool and the HX-4 (with Y151 dies) crimp tool.
It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that a leading British audio product manufacturer, Ruark Audio, has specified a pair of Nordic nRF24LE1 2.4GHz System-on-Chip (SoC) transceivers for the RF remote control in its forthcoming retro-styled R7 music center, due for launch this fall.