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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.
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.
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.
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.
In my job as a consultant to high-tech companies, I am constantly writing and editing technical materials. Inevitably, almost all technical articles that I review and edit from third parties start out with the wrong perspective. Once I finish reading the first two paragraphs, I can hear the author’s voice shouting off the page: “This is all about me and my product!” How can such a personal perspective creep into a technical article, you ask? Easy. It’s what I call the Lazy Perspective.
I'm writing this while drinking a Starbucks coffee in downtown Seattle. Fittingly, it's cold and rainy, but the coffee is good. I'm on a reconnaissance mission for the annual IMS event, having not had the pleasure to visit this fine city since the last time we all gathered for this event in the Pacific Northwest. The Convention Center is well located in the heart of downtown, with an excellent assortment of restaurants and bars, and the waterfront is a short and pleasant walk away. Hopefully the weather will be warmer and drier come June.
RF/microwave connectors are small and often overlooked, but they serve as gateways for many electronic devices and systems, linking components and systems together to enable proper operation. Coaxial connectors are often taken for granted—until they fail. They are instrumental to the operation of many electronic devices and systems, from cellular telephones and wireless data networks to the most advanced radar and electronic-warfare (EW) systems. Whether designing or simply maintaining electronic devices and systems, understanding the role of the RF/microwave connector can help to boost both performance and reliability.
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