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Pat Hindle, MWJ Editor

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

The NI Automated Test Outlook Report is Here

I look forward to this every year, when NI releases its annual Automated Test Outlook. The 2017 report reviews the key technologies impacting automated test environments from reconfigurable test instrumentation to software-centric test platforms and ecosystems for next-generation device test.


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Top 15 Technical Articles of 2016

Here is a look at the most popular technical articles (by number of page views) for 2016. About half are cover stories but several are older, classic articles from many years ago (including #1).


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Richard Mumford, MWJ International Editor

Gary Lerude

Gary Lerude, MWJ Technical Editor

Weekly Report

For the week ending January 20, 2017
A summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Weekly Report

For the week ending January 13, 2017
A summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Weekly Report

For the week ending January 6, 2017
A weekly summary of company, product, market and technology news for busy people.
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Janine Sullivan Love, Events Director and Contributing Editor

Profiles in Innovation: Tom Sikina, Raytheon Co.

Innovation is a major focal point at EDI CON USA 2016, which will bring together industry leaders to discuss creative ways to address today’s engineering challenges in RF, microwave, and high-speed digital design. Tom Sikina, principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Co. will be giving the plenary keynote this year, “Innovation in Phased Arrays; Past, Present, and Future” on Tuesday, September 20th. In advance of Tom’s talk, I thought it might be interesting to get to know him better, so I asked him to help kick off our Profiles in Innovation series.


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EDI CON 2016 Opportunities Abound

This year marks the first that we are running two EDI CON conferences: EDI CON China on April 19-21 in Beijing and the new EDI CON USA on September 20-22 in Boston, MA. Both conferences include an exhibition, keynotes, technical conference sessions, workshops, networking, and training opportunities.


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Kimery

5G and Beyond - National Instruments

The Latest from the 3GPP Workshop on 5G in Vienna

In early December, I attended the 3GPP RAN#74 TSG meeting in Vienna, Austria. This was the last plenary meeting before the official 5G work item (WI) kicks off at the 5G RAN #75 meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia in March. The 3GPP membership has poured a lot of investment into the study of new technologies and methods to meet the 5G architecture requirements, and with the first big milestone just three short months away, here are a few high level takeaways from the 3GPP Workshop covering 5G.


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5G Outlook from Asia

In October, I traveled to Asia with stops in China and South Korea. While in China, I gave a talk on 5G at the Wireless Communications and Signal Processing conference (WCSP) in beautiful Yangzhou. I met with several researchers at the conference and was also able to travel to Nanjing to meet with professors at Southeast University (SEU). As you can imagine, wireless researchers are focused on mmWave and Massive MIMO.


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5G – New Orleans Style

In early September, I attended the 3GPP RAN #73 plenary meeting in New Orleans. Even though we were in New Orleans, this was no party.  Members submitted 528 documents for review, and over 250 participants from 135 different entities attended with a commitment to evolve our wireless standards to address the growing demands of the market.


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Brent Dietz

Brent's Musings

The Web World of RF

Thankfully, for those answering holiday questions about hinterplexers, the world is digital. There’s an app for slide rules and a whole world of online RF resources to uncover the most arcane RF/microwave facts. Brent Dietz shares his favorites.


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The Bottom 10 IoT Gifts

Looking for gift ideas for the office Yankee Swap? Brent Dietz has done the work for you, compiling a list of high-tech gifts that are sure to be re-gifted.


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Go Small or Go Home!

In a world where success is often equated with being big, small has always been prized in electronics. And there's no better example than the RF front-end of a smartphone, says Qorvo's Brent Dietz.


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Mazzochette

Joe Mazzochette - EasternOptX

Real World Dynamic Radar Testing in the Lab

It’s quite well known that radar and radio systems are increasingly complicated with their continued improving range and resolution. As a result, system performance verification testing is expensive and technically challenging. The three common approaches to radar testing are: range testing, simulation, and channel replication. The strengths and weaknesses of these alternatives are well known, but some detail will help you in determining the best method for a particular application.


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Propagation Pathways

 This is a blog about how to reproduce the propagation path of radars, radios, avionics, and altimeters. What we do at Eastern OptX—through technology and magic—is to reproduce the true path between the transmitted signal and the received signal. We replicate the path of the signal by providing “space” in between the transmitter and receiver. We generate that space.


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Ken Conklin

Ken Conklin

Hall of Famers

Humankind, which includes me, has a primal fascination with those who have achieved excellence, fame or notoriety in their field.


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David Vye, NI/AWR

RF/microwave design software update for IMS2016

Performance of high-frequency electronics is continually advancing to meet increasing global demands for information. And while the cell phone has been around for over 40 years and the smart phone for over a decade, wireless communication systems are still evolving to address new applications and to handle more data throughput in the age of big data. Emerging technologies for future communication networks are hot topics among the talks and special sessions being discussed at this year’s International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco.


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Jaime Leger

Welcome to EDI CON USA!

The first-ever Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON USA), sponsored by Microwave Journal, is just about here! For those planning to attend the show at the Hynes Convention Center in the heart of Boston, between the technical conference sessions and the exhibition hall you can expect a lot of industry presence and activities to fill your time. Boston Awaits You!


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Make The New Year One To Remember

It is that time of year, at the start of a new year, to take stock of our time: our past, present, and future. Without becoming too philosophical, the break that many individuals and their companies take during the year-end holidays and into the New Year gives most people pause to think about their lives, whether they are goal-oriented or simply trying to figure out where they are in life and in their professions.


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ROG Blog

Tracking Trends in RF Laminate Formulations

Recipes are often refined with time, in hopes of improving the results. Over the years, many different formulations have been applied to create high-frequency circuit materials. The efforts have led to a variety of current circuit laminate choices for a wide range of high-frequency applications and performance requirements.


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Comparing Transmission Lines for Millimeter-Wave Circuits

Circuit designers familiar with a particular transmission-line technology may ask: Can’t I stick with microstrip at mmWave frequencies, if the PCB material delivers the performance I need?  This posting reviews the answer to this question and about how to optimize mmWave PCB designs.


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People Help Turn Those Laminates into Perfect PCBs

Specifying the optimum circuit laminate for an electronic design project is often a case of reviewing the numbers. Once all these numbers have been analyzed and reviewed, the field of PCB material choices narrows until, finally, the optimum circuit material for a project can be selected. But what happens next?


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Keysight: expert to expert

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