Antenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF
antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is announcing a new antenna,
Grandis, part number SR42I010. It is an SMD antenna that is
physically smaller yet provides enhanced performance in the 863-870 MHz and
902-928 MHz bands. It directly targets the growing number of M2M and IoT applications
using the LPWAN protocols. With Grandis, Antenova has reduced the footprint of the
LPWAN antenna to 12.0 x 11.0 x 1.6 mm, while also enhancing the antenna’s performance ...
For the sake of avid
amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to
engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. You will
never be asked the name of a movie star unless he/she was involved in a technical
endeavor (e.g., Hedy Lamarr). Enjoy! ...
You will be excused for not knowing that
famous today (or was it seemingly just yesterday?) for its line of electric shavers,
coffee makers, and cassette recorders, once was famous for its radio loudspeakers.
Norelco also offered a line of wooden speaker cabinets. This advertisement appeared
in the April 1957 issue of Radio and TV News magazine. "Sink me, the copy
writer's a poet," to paraphrase Sir Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel ..."
Finally! This is the first mention I have
sixth-generation (6G) cellular networks and equipment... well,
at least since my 2015 article
6G Cellular Standard Announced. "5G is not yet standardized, but wireless
carriers know that if they wait to invest they will fall behind... Meanwhile, engineers
at DARPA have created a competition for software defined radios that could completely
change the nature of wireless transmissions. Today's 5G testing and tomorrow's 6G
work were both on display this week ..."
"Four years ago, theoretical physicists proposed
quantum-communication scheme with a striking feature: it did
not require the transmission of any physical particles. The research raised eyebrows,
but now a team of physicists in China claims it has demonstrated that the "counterfactual"
scheme works. The group built an optical apparatus that it says can transfer a simple
image while sending (almost) no photons in the process. The theoretical proposal
was put forward by ..."
Crystalonics is not a name that immediately
comes to mind when thinking about semiconductor manufacturers. They appear in this
1969 article in Electronics World magazine about power field effect transistors
(FETs). Many semiconductor companies came and went in the last days of vacuum tube
active devices. Surprisingly, a Google search revealed that
Crystalonics is alive and well in Ronkonkoma, New York. Per their website: Formed
in 1958, CRYSTALONICS is a broad line semiconductor manufacturer ...
Saelig Company, Inc. has announced the availability
of the BPA low energy
Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer from Teledyne LeCroy - a powerful,
portable protocol analyzer for wireless transmissions that adhere to Bluetooth low
energy specifications. Ideal for field or lab use, the BPA low energy analyzer is
USB powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply. This analyzer supports
all of the mandatory Bluetooth low energy features through Bluetooth version 4.2,
and ships with Frontline
Glenn Robb, owner of Antenna Test Lab Company,
wrote a white paper titled "The
Benefits of Antenna Testing" which is now available on RF Cafe. Since 2001,
AntennaTestLab.com has evaluated countless antennas and RF transmitter
products. With a fully anechoic chamber, antennas can be quickly developed and RF
products refined and deployed. The key phrase in the paper is "...risks of non-testing
... often lead to impaired wireless system performance and poor product reputations."
That applies to stand-alone, surface mount, and printed antennas. Can you afford ..."
Shown for the first time at NAB Troll's DMR
series receivers combines a
multi-channel microwave receiver with a remote site diversity
antenna controller. The combination provides a two (2) to eight (8) channel diversity
receiver for remote Electronic News Gathering (ENG) or law enforcement antenna sites.
The DMR processor performs video decryption, encryption, video and audio decoding
for local monitoring and secure IP transport to remote control centers. The DMR's
front panel touchscreen enables live video and audio preview, control and ...
"Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact
is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless
router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it
to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their
signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs.
Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms,
3D photographs, of objects inside a room from outside ..."
Get your SMA torque wrench oiled and calibrated!
VidaRF offers new 64-way power divider model VPD-3442A64,
with a frequency range from 3.4-4.2 GHz. Providing 30 W power as splitter
and low insertion loss. SMA connectors. This model also provides high isolation
port to port (≥20 dB) and excellent amplitude and phase balance (≤±10°). Operating
temp -55 to +85 °C. Sealed and painted to meet IP65 standards ...
Assurance Technology Corporation has several
positions available for
RF Engineers to design and develop RF receivers for space, airborne and tactical
applications. Frequency ranges include HF, VHF, UHF and above (to K-band). Transmitter
and power amplifier design engineering positions are also available. The facility
is NW of Boston, Massachusetts, outside of the congested city, but near Lowell.
Take a look at the photo of their campus - what a place to work! ...
After a long, tough week, Friday is always
a good time for a little levity. These two
electronics-themed comics appeared in the August 1955 edition of Popular Electronics.
At the bottom of the page is a list with more than 70 other collections of electronics-themed
comics from vintage magazines like Electronics World, Radio and Television
News, Radio Craft, and others ...
Fairview Microwave has released 18 new
4.3-10 connectors and adapters with low-PIM performance of -166 dBc
typical and a maximum operating frequency of 6 GHz. Typical applications include
wireless base stations, small cells, custom cable assemblies, antenna feeder cables,
mobile communications systems and distributed antenna systems (DAS). Fairview's
new 4.3-10 connectors and adapters deliver VSWR as low as 1.08:1 and low coupling
torque. They feature silver-plated center contacts and a tri-metal finish. They
feature silver-plated center contacts and a tri-metal finish on the body ...
"Researchers have developed the world's
thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise
many of the electronic components we use every day. The researchers, from the Universities
of Cambridge and Warwick, have developed a wire made from a single string of tellurium
atoms, making it a true one-dimensional
material. These one-dimensional wires are produced inside extremely thin carbon
nanotubes (CNTs) - hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms. The finished 'extreme
nanowires' are less ..."
Alliance Test sells
used / refurbished test
equipment, we offer short- and long-term rentals. We also offer repair, maintenance
and calibration. Prices discounted up to 80% off list price. Agilent/HP,
Tektronix, Anritsu, Fluke, R&S and other
major brands. A global organization with ability to source hard to find equipment
through our network of suppliers. Please visit Allied Test Equipment today to see
how they can help your project ...
"You can't see them, but swarms of electrons
are buzzing through the magnetic environment - the magnetosphere - around Earth.
The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the
magnetic and electric fields. When they penetrate into the magnetosphere close enough
to Earth, the
high-energy electrons can damage satellites in orbit and trigger
auroras. Scientists with NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission study
the electrons' dynamics to better understand their behavior. A new study, published ..."
"A team of researchers from University
of Oklahoma's Advanced Radar Research Center have jointly developed the world’s
polarimetric radar simulator. The simulator will be used to
study and characterize scattering mechanisms of debris particles in tornadoes. Scattering
debris from a tornado is known to cause most of the damages. A tornado's debris
characteristics are generally poorly understood even though the upgradation of the
radar network to a dual polarimetric radar offers ..."
Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 with Fake Iris
Consent Decree, Forfeiture Terminate FCC Interference Investigation
Euro 5G Consortium Releases Roadmap with No Direction
U.S. Cablecos Strike $2.4B Merger deal
Serious Injuries at Tesla Plant 2x Industry Average
Fake IC Battle Gets a New Weapon
General Dynamics Tests Military 4G Net for Broadband Capabilities
over the Ocean
Google for Jobs Employs Machine Learning to Help People Find Work
China's Semiconductor Industry and 'Win-Win' Growth
"Wishful thinking is not a good system test
Glenn Robb, owner of Antenna Test Lab Company of Raleigh, North
Carolina. Glenn happened to use that line in a note to me, and I asked permission
to use it as a Notable Quote ...
Rod Newkirk was a frequent contributor to
the ARRL's QST magazine. In addition to writing the "How's DX?" column
from 1947 to 1978, he occasionally had humorous short stories related to Hamdom.
Here, Ms. Susie Sopenwater (a sort of 'soap and water' portmanteau;
i.e., pure and clean) gets interested in amateur radio after winning the
Miss America pageant and finds plenty of volunteers to help her earn her license
and set up a 'shack.' Susie's call sign was, WN5P!P. My guess is that the WN5 part
is an allusion ...
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"An important element of any awards ceremony,
of course, is the award itself. And
2017 would be no different. But to celebrate innovative and young winners we
wanted to avoid familiar, tried and tested trophies and statuettes. Step forward
Saar Drimer, a talented designer, who agreed to customise and create the BrightSparks
trophies. A distinctively unique 'supra-component' of the awards ceremony! The trophies
were certainly well received on the day. Comments we overheard ..."
Empower RF Systems is conducting
remote live demonstrations of our broadband, high power 1 kW, 1 to 3 GHz
amplifier, Booth 1007. The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles and viewed in
the Hawaii exhibit venue with live streaming video while remotely controlling the
amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser. What you will see
is a demonstration of remote operation of the Empower 2170 1 kW RF amplifier
in a test setup that includes a signal generator ...
"The Air Force is working with Raytheon to
high power electromagnetic (HPEM) capabilities with cyber and
electronic warfare weapons systems to increase the effectiveness of EW weapons through
higher energy pulses and the use of new methods of backdoor penetration. Raytheon,
along with other industry developers, will experiment with and develop the most
efficient and effective way to integrate HPEM technology with cyber and electronic
warfare weapons systems. The goal is to identify the ideal radio frequency ..."
The subject of
IC-based digital circuits was relatively new in 1969 when this story was printed
in Electronics World magazine and was probably considered expert knowledge.
Note that it was written by a research engineer at the Lockheed Missiles and Space
Company. Today, introductory digital logic courses begin with material presented
here and advance rapidly into programmable logic, ASICs microprocessors, and beyond.
Even if you have already taken courses on digital logic with counters and dividers,
the knowledge might ...
Reports on which jobs are seeing the
fastest growth in a particular state are to be read with a bit of skepticism
because intentional or not, bias and error are always an integral part of the results.
The Monster job website presents just such a survey, and it is worth looking at
since it does give a good idea of what types of jobs are in demand overall. It might
just be accurate to boot. Evidently electrical and electronics repairers are ...
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Business Presentation (unique)
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