Measuring leakage current in RF power transistors Design How-To 8/29/2011 5 comments Around the globe, engineers and technicians using RF power devices have had many concerns regarding the specifications for leakage current, what the specifications mean in terms of the part’s performance in the field, and most importantly, how to properly test/verify that a given part is meeting its printed leakage current specification…
3200 MHz source replaces DROs Product News 8/27/2011 Post a comment EM Research has released the ESP-3200 phase-locked oscillator which operates at 3200 MHz and is designed as a dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) replacement in high-reliability, ruggedized applications such as SATCOM, electronic warfare, GPS, radar, and telemetry.
Hittite phase shifter claims one octave bandwidth Product News 8/21/2011 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced a new SMT packaged MMIC analog phase shifter which is well suited for phased array, industrial sensors, and clock and local oscillator (LO) synchronization applications in fiber optic, military, test equipment and industrial/medical equipment.
Design electronic systems for EMC, part 2 of 3 Design How-To 8/12/2011 3 comments Part 2 of this excerpt covers antenna characteristics; ground-related interference; circuit, equipment, and system grounding; single-point (or star type) grounding scheme; and multipoint grounding scheme.
Mini diodes serve many wireless apps Product News 8/10/2011 1 comment Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two miniature 0402 Schottky diodes for detector applications up to 10GHz in handsets, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radios and infrastructure platforms.
IMS: Wireless charging market is on 85% CAGR Research 8/9/2011 5 comments The global market for wireless power components and accessories was $100 million in 2010 but will grow to be worth $4.5 billion, according to market research IMS Research Ltd. That is equivalent to a compound annual growth rate of 85.5 percent.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.