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Products of Tomorrow: December 2017

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

Posted in: Articles, Defense, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement
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GPS Correction Technology Lets Tractors Drive Themselves

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health and medicine, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources.

Posted in: Articles, Automotive, Communications, RF & Microwave Electronics, Software, Automotive, Transportation
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How Software Defined Radios solve challenges of Spectrum Monitoring and real time Direction Finding

As the variety and complexity of communication systems in the modern RF battlefield increase, the need to quickly design, deploy and field upgrade spectrum monitoring and direction finding solutions becomes paramount. Software Defined Radios (SDR) with user programmable FPGAs are uniquely positioned to be the platform that will keep pace with the rapidly changing ecosystem of algorithms and technologies.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, RF & Microwave Electronics, Software
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Antenna Basics

The antenna is the most intrinsic component of all RF systems, yet the principles of antenna design and wave propagation are rarely discussed outside the entry level engineering classes. Rohde & Schwarz has developed an educational white paper on Antenna Basics to reteach the basic principles in a simplified manner.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Aeronautics, Defense, Electronics & Computers, RF & Microwave Electronics
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RF Testing on Automotive Infotainment Devices

The car radio has evolved from a cassette player to a state of the art entertainment system, keeping the driver and passengers connected on the go. The entertainment system brings a design challenge in that communication and broadcast standards have to coexist within a small area in the dashboard of a car. Since the frequencies defined by the RF standards are in close proximity, it is very important that the frequencies coexist and since multiple standards need to be supported in the single assembly, RF modules are placed next to each other on the assembly line. Other than testing the entertainment center in the car, the antennas inside the car are subjected to cross-coupling effects with passengers mobile devices. To ensure the RF performance of the infotainment system, all of these scenarios need to be thoroughly tested. This application note highlights some of the RF measurement challenges and introduces equipment that is required for relevant RF characterization of car infotainment devices.

Posted in: White Papers, Automotive, Electronics & Computers, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics
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Direction Finding: Its Importance in Our Changing World

Direction finding is important for civilian, defense, and law enforcement purposes. It involves the use of specialized instruments, antennas, and methods to determine the physical location of a source of RF energy or target. A radio direction finder estimates the direction of an emitter by measuring and evaluating electromagnetic field parameters. This 10-minute audio-visual presentation looks at direction-finding methods, applications, configurations, and benefits. Viewers will be able to submit questions and download a new Rohde & Schwarz white paper that is an essential resource for understanding all aspects of direction finding.

Posted in: Dynamic White Papers, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics
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The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies

RF and microwave components deployed in space flight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected to operate at an elevated level for sometimes decades. The demands of operating in a space environment bring many unique challenges and unforgiving reliability requirements; therefore, designing passive components to meet these rigorous operation criteria necessitates a high level of design expertise, qualifications/certifications, and testing capability.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Aerospace, Defense, Electronics & Computers, RF & Microwave Electronics
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Pulsed Phase Noise Measurements: Challenges and Solutions

Thanks to advances in digital signal processing techniques, wireless communications and radar systems have become increasingly digital. Constraints have also been placed on packing more information into less bandwidth. For both systems, one of the key RF parameters that limits performance is phase noise.

Posted in: Dynamic White Papers, RF & Microwave Electronics, Test & Measurement
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Overcoming RF Signal Generation Challenges with New DAC Technologies

This features our new AWG5200, with high signal fidelity and the ability to scale up to 32 or more channels with multi-unit synchronization, all at an affordable price.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Aerospace, Electronics & Computers, RF & Microwave Electronics
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