Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Vector Signal Generators and Analyzers

National Instruments (Austin, TX) offers the NI PXIe-5663E 6.6-GHz, 2-, 3-, and 4-channel RF vector signal analyzers (VSA) and NI PXIe-5673E 6.6-GHz, 2-, 3-, and 4-channel RF vector signal generators...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Power Amplifier

BC Systems (Setauket, NY) has introduced the DA Module, an RF power amplifier for defense applications. The amplifier combines power supply/RF power amplifier integration, a frequency range of 25 to 1,000 MHz, and RF...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Power Amplifier

Hittite Microwave Corp. (Chelmsford, MA) offers the HMC-C074 and HMC-C075 connectorized power amplifiers for military and test instrumentation applications from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The modules are specified for operation between...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF/Microwave Device Tester

The SMART^E™ 5300 general-purpose test environment from Aeroflex (Plainview, NY) is a high-speed system for testing RF and microwave devices. The DC to 40 GHz system can test, monitor, and control any device...

Electro Standards Laboratories (Cranston, RI) offers three configurations of high-speed ruggedized interface converters. Available as encased, board-only, or DIN rail-mounted, the fiber-to-USB interface converters are...

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) offers the APD Series plastic circular connectors for use in wheeled armored vehicles. The connectors are lightweight, easy to assemble, and offer the additional security...

Perfect Switch, LLC (San Diego, CA) has introduced the POWER-GATE line of high-current solid-state DC relays, low-voltage disconnects, and battery isolators. The switches can be configured for various applications to...

The MT3A testing string pot for high-acceleration test applications in potentially wet environments is available from Celesco Transducer Products (Chatsworth, CA). The string pot is available in 3, 9, 15, and 30" stroke...

GE Intelligent Platforms (Charlottesville, VA) has announced the IMP3A, a 3U CompactPCI single-board computer featuring dual-core QorIQ™ processor technology from Freescale™. The IMP3A combines the processor with a...

PT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) offers the MPR2000 radar and sensor data recording/playback system that enables integrators to expand their existing air traffic control recording systems and build IP-based...

Precision Glass & Optics (Santa Ana, CA) offers thin-film coatings, commercial optics, and precision optics for military and defense applications, including plano optical components from prisms to windows, beamsplitters,...

Mil-Con (Wood Dale, IL) offers a new series of battery connectors and audio connectors. The battery connectors are available in traditional plug/socket contact styles, as well as in circular contact designs....

OPCO Laboratory (Fitchburg, MA) provides a proprietary replication process that reproduces complex optics. It transfers the profile of a precision optical surface from a master, creating an exact duplicate on a variety of...

X-Scan Imaging Corp. (San Jose, CA) has introduced the XH8800 Series line-scan camera for imaging high-energy x-ray and gamma-ray scanning applications. The camera images large, dense objects such as metal casting and steel...

The U.S. military has the most sophisticated weapons systems in the world, but they are fueled and mechanically powered by old technologies. Given the mission of the U.S....

You can’t build a house without blueprints. So why do so many RF design flows try to build a board without a schematic? Most often, this crude process comes about due to lack of availability of RF...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Antenna Design Considerations

With the advent of prolific wireless communications applications, system designers are in a position to consider the placement and performance of an antenna system. The first step in establishing antenna...

Detecting concealed small weapons carried by people has received significant interest from law enforcement agencies as well as the military, most frequently for...

Induction motors often are the preferred choice among industrial motors due to the modern power electronics that improve their speed control. Vitally...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A Bistable Microelectronic Circuit for Sensing an Extremely Low Electric Field

Bistable systems are prevalently found in many sensor systems. It is well established that a well-designed coupling scheme, together with an appropriate choice of initial conditions, can induce oscillations (i.e. periodic switching between stable fixed points) in...

Seismic military sensors are required to be robust, reliable, compact, and easy to install and operate to be effective in the battlefield environment. Three types of sensor...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Reflected Signal Analysis

Forensic characterization of a wireless device is useful in many applications. An example of this is in the testing of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 15 devices that must adhere to strict guidelines...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Threshold Voltage Tuning of Metal-Gate MOSFETs Using an Excimer Laser

This work presents a localized method for tuning the threshold voltages (Vt) of multilayer metal-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) devices with a spatial area theoretically limited by the wavelength of the laser beam. This technique...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Development of GaN-Based Nanostructure Photon Emitters

Gallium nitride (GaN)-based wide bandgap semiconductors are very important material systems for fabrication of photon emitters in a wide range of wavelengths. In particular, the light emitters in ultraviolet (UV), blue, and green wavelengths have been developed and demonstrated in recent...

Extensive research has been done on carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNTFETs), which may revolutionize electronics. Single-walled carbon nano-tubes (SWNTs) act...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Micro-Propulsion Devices Made of Low-Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics

In the satellite industry, the trend is towards decreasing the size of satellites and clustering of small satellites. Technological advancements in microelectronics have made it more economical to launch a cluster of satellites with a single vehicle rather than the traditional...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Analysis of Clustering Tools for Moving Target Indication

Current and future forces operating in urban environments need the capability to detect slow-moving personnel inside buildings. To accomplish this, a time-domain approach was developed that uses a low-frequency, ultra-wideband (UWB) radar with a transmit pulse capable of penetrating...

Cornerstone Research Group (Dayton, OH) has developed an organic, polymer-based material that can be directly applied to any circuit board — as well as other metal- and...

JENOPTIK Optical Systems (Jupiter, FL) offers optic and micro-optic solutions for a broad range of infrared applications. Micro-optic IR solutions include diffractive and refractive solutions from materials...

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