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.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, has released three new bulk acoustic wave (BAW) RF bandpass filters that can handle more power while providing greater temperature stability and superior signal rejection for high performance infrastructure applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the opening of a new calibration and repair service center for electronic test instruments in Hanoi, Vietnam. The new Agilent Advantage Services facility will offer local calibration and repair services, adding to more than 50 service locations around the world.