July 8, 2013
Pardon my play on the famous American Revolution phrase in honor of the recent July 4th holiday. It does allow me to segue into the upcoming “Military Microwaves” supplement, which will be distributed with the August issue of Microwave Journal and features a cover story by Technical Editor Pat Hindle titled “UAV’s Unleashed.” This article takes a look at the current state of unmanned autonomous vehicles (often referred to as “drones”), the opportunities for the RF/microwave industry and some future directions. This annual supplement is always our most popular with advertisers and has the added advantage of bonus distribution at the MILCOM and EuMW events. The deadline to reserve ad space is July 10th.Read More
The disruptive factors
July 2, 2013
Historically, the long haul market has not created much excitement – the big iron radios were used most often in project based deals, placed at aggregation points towards the core of the network due to their high power and high capacity. Although they were not used as much as short haul radios, their price points were much higher, starting at around $12,000 - $15,000. As packet based protocols and higher levels of capacity became the de facto requirement for short haul microwave radios, long haul radios followed suit, increasing capacity and adding Ethernet services either through packet or hybrid platforms.Read More
July 2, 2013
Because Microwave Journal’s content is delivered in print, digital and mobile versions, print ads in Microwave Journal are actually placed in all formats (a print ad is actually a print/digital ad in Microwave Journal). It is seen in the print magazine, in the online digital version (delivered via email and linked on the web site) and in the mobile version available on tablets and phones via our mobile app. The Microwave Journal Magazine mobile appis available on iTunes for Apple devices, Google Play for Android users and Amazon for the Kindle and includes full page views with print ads along with a mobile friendly scrolling view.Read More
May 29, 2013
The Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) debuted in Beijing, China on March 12-14th. You may have read some of the post-show news and reports that were sent out immediately following the event. By all accounts, it was a smashing success, exceeding even our most optimistic projections. The event drew nearly 2,500 attendees, more than 1,200 conference delegates and 22 media organizations. The Plenary session was completely full, many presentations were standing-room only and the exhibition was buzzing. Good stuff all-around.
May 7, 2013
As this month's WaveGuide makes its way over the internet and into your e-mail inbox, many of you are deeply immersed in creating marketing literature, data sheets and booth graphics for the upcoming season of trade shows. Whether your company’s engineering department orchestrates the release of new products to coincide with industry events or not, these gatherings represent the best opportunity to promote your latest solutions. While some traditionalists may wait until the event to make big announcements, it is advantageous to announce major releases before the trade show, enticing attendees with a pre-view of products and avoiding getting lost in the noise.
May 6, 2013
With about a month to go until the industry convenes in Seattle for the annual IEEE MTT-S IMS event, Microwave Journal is working night and day (well, day anyway) to prepare for the show. Our May issue is at the printer and will soon be mailed to subscribers and shipped to Seattle for major distribution at the show. Thanks to all of our advertisers for your continued support. The issue looks great.
May 6, 2013
Over the past six years the microwave market has had its peaks and valleys, with 2012 ending on the lower end of that range. Microwave radio’s main application is mobile backhaul, especially for traditional macro cells. If mobile operator spending weakens, so does the market. In 2012, the issue wasn’t so much the amount that mobile operators were spending but more where operators chose to spend those dollars. Macro-cell spending flattened out as operators focused on increasing data capacity with small cells. In addition to the focus on small cells, the sluggishness of the market can be attributed to a couple of factors.Read More
April 9, 2013
The next three months of editorial feature the innovation that defines our industry - from our preview of new products to be unveiled at IMS to our annual look at today’s evolving RFIC/MMIC/Semiconductor devices and the design technology supporting advance component and system development - it's springtime for new RF/microwave products and technologies. As Spring takes hold and outside temperatures rise, we look forward to presenting hot new products and technologies from around the world.
April 8, 2013
Last call for May! That’s right; we are closing the May IEEE MTT-S IMS show issue this week for advertising, so book soon if you want to participate this year and have not done so already. The issue itself is loaded with show related content along with the usual assortment of technical articles, news and events.Read More
April 5, 2013
Set aside the question of whether this kind of data speed is actually necessary for watching a YouTube video, or for downloading your email. Here in the American market, it’s clear that consumers want faster, and they’re always willing to pay a little more to have the fastest mobile service. If you have a need for speed, Carrier Aggregation is the cheapest way to get there.