POET Technologies Inc.,developer of the planar opto-electronic technology platform for monolithic fabrication of integrated circuit devices containing both electronic and optical elements, announced that it had entered into a VCSEL manufacturing services agreement with ANADIGICS Inc. for VCSEL process transfer and manufacturing.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Co. a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms – including Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks and Gray Eagles.
Harris Corp. has received a $36 million order from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to supply Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband networking manpack radios that will enhance and extend voice and data connectivity down to the squad level.
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) released its version 12 Analyst-MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in speed from the previous version, making it even faster for analyzing extremely complex high-frequency, multiphysics structures.
HYPERLABS has added S-parameter capabilities (S11, S21) to Version 2.0 of its XTDR™ software. These features complement the existing time domain features (TDR, TDT, NEXT, and FEXT) already found in the HL2200 and HL5200 Series Signal Path Analyzers.
Amphenol Connex has merged with Amphenol RF, headquartered in Danbury, Conn. The combined product portfolio will be marketed and sold under the name Amphenol RF. The Moorpark, Calif. facility will continue to operate as the company’s main North American distribution center and Amphenol RF’s western regional sales office providing support to local customers.
PCTEST Engineering Laboratory Inc. (PCTEST LAB), an accredited testing laboratory for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 systems to accommodate the new 4G/LTE test plans for industry conformance and carrier acceptance testing.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced new capabilities for the EXM wireless test set.The capabilities were added to address the latest technology evolutions in wireless communications with support for WLAN 802.11p, 802.11ah, 802.11ac Wave 2 Measurements, and Bluetooth® 4.2. The EXM now can make the measurements required to efficiently manufacture today’s and tomorrow’s Internet-of-Things wireless devices.
ViaSat Inc. has been awarded $54 million from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for co-development and qualification of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) capabilities for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS).