RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave

Stay on top of the latest advancements, Technical Briefs, and news for Design Engineers working with RF and Microwave technologies. Access news and product developments with Antennas and RF systems.

Technology Leaders: Connectivity
RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radiation-Hardened Gain Digitizer
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.
The material could enable applications such as antennas that change frequencies on the fly or gripper arms for delicate or heavy objects.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: May 2020
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.

Even though ultrasound has been studied by scientists for many years, its capabilities in practical applications are yet to be fully harnessed.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Terahertz Imaging System Uses Small, Efficient Lasers
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
Special Reports: Defense
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and ground...

In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
White Papers: Defense
Tools to Track Sources of Interference

You might think you don’t have interference, but chances are you're not looking in the right place. Hunting down sources of interference can be extremely challenging without the right tools for...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Intelligent RF Sensing for RADHAZ

To mitigate the risks for RADHAZ operations, investing in technology that provides greater RF situational awareness takes on greater importance. A portable Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) is the perfect...

Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Automated Drone Detection

In a few short years, the number of purchased drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has soared. In situations where a drone is operating where it shouldn’t, the potential ramifications can be catastrophic....

Have you heard of "Thubber?"
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Performs Complex Maneuvers
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.

A highly sensitive rectifying element in the form of a nanowire backward diode can convert low-power 100 nanowatt microwaves into usable electricity. The newly developed...

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