BAE Systems wins $34M DARPA contract News & Analysis 3/21/2012 1 comment BAE Systems plc (Bristol, England) announced it has obtained a $34 million contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation Multi-Function Radio Frequency Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor system for helicopter operations.
Antenna IP looks to slash cost Product News 3/20/2012 2 comments Ploughshare Innovations (which licenses intellectual property developed by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) has introduced an antenna design that operates across multiple frequency bands and features a bill of materials (BOM) cost that is expected to be under 10 cents in volume.
DESIGN West RF preview Design How-To 3/20/2012 Post a comment If you are heading out to DESIGN West this year (March 26-29, McEnery Convention Center in San Jose), there are a lot of great things for RF & microwave engineers.
Transmitter/receiver pair serves as antitheft alarm Design How-To 3/8/2012 3 comments Simple circuit consists of a transmitter/receiver pair that functions as an automobile antitheft alert system. When the vehicle leaves the area, this circuit sounds an alarm because the distance between the transmitter and receiver increases and the received power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
Product Roundup: Mobile World Congress, part 2 Product News 3/2/2012 Post a comment Wish you had made it to Barcelona? Never fear, intrepid reporter Larry Desjardin (contributing editor for Test & Measurement World) was on the scene, covering the best and brightest test equipment on display at Mobile World Congress.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments