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RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.

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.
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Low-Power WiFi Radio Enables IoT Devices
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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.
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
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: Motion Control
Robot Performs Complex Maneuvers
An upgraded mini robot can leap over obstacles with ease.
A nanoantenna-enabled detector boosts the usable signal of a thermal infrared camera by up to three times.
See how software supported the design of an advanced antenna.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wirelessly Controlled Ingestible Capsule
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.

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...

A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.

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