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.
Mission Microwave Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of compact, highly efficient solid state power amplifiers and block up-converters, announced that they have been selected through the U.S. Air Force SBIR Program for a Phase II contract to develop highly efficient and linear highpower Ka-Band solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs). The award is under SBIR program topic (AF151-150) for “Ka-Band Efficient, Linear Power Amplifiers for SATCOM Ground Terminals,” and aims to deliver greater than 70 W of linear RF power over 30 to 31 GHz, with efficiencies in excess of 35 percent.
Mercury Systems Inc., announced that Christopher C. Cambria has joined the company as its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, reporting to Mercury's president and chief executive officer, Mark Aslett. Cambria will lead the overall direction and management of legal and regulatory matters at Mercury, including support for mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.
Jackson Labs Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, announced several new products with full support for the new and emerging Galileo Satellite Navigation System, as well as a free software retrofit to existing products adding Galileo functionality.
ARC Technologies is showcasing its wide range of capabilities to solve microwave and RF interference (RFI), radar absorbing, and EMI control challenges at the 2016 IEEE EMC Symposium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
ViaSat received a $33 million non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide senior leaders and support staff with global in-flight, broadband communications services — "a situation room in the sky."
Flirtey, a drone delivery service, has completed the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a private residence to advance research toward integrating drones into the National Airspace System. This delivery is the first time a U.S. customer has received a package to their home via drone, representing a historic milestone in both U.S. and global commerce.
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, debuts brand new lines of waveguide bends operating from 5.85 to 90 GHz across 12 frequency bands (from C Band to W Band). These waveguide bends are commonly used in applications such as instrumentation, test benches, high efficiency RF, microwave and mm-wave transmissions, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar and telecom.
Infineon will buy Wolfspeed for $850 million. The acquisition provides a lucrative exit for Wolfspeed’s parent company Cree and allows Infineon to add GaN capability to its commercial RF power portfolio. But what does this mean for the US DoD when a foreign company buys a Category 1A Trusted Foundry facility with DoD manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation?