Gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors are well known for their roles in RF/microwave amplification, but the active devices are also essential building blocks for high-speed power conversion and power supplies. Recent testing of GaN-on-silicon (GaN...
Synthetic diamond heat spreaders have all of the properties needed to optimize thermal management for high-power-density circuits and semiconductor devices.
The role that material choice plays in the development of electronic circuits and systems is significant—hence the popularity of simulation software.
Coating materials provide protection, and protection is never enough in hostile defense and aerospace environments—whether for equipment or personnel. According to the latest market research from Visiongain, “Aerospace Coatings Market Report: 2016...
The NASA-invented particle impact damper (PID) protects PCBs against damage from vibration. (Courtesy of TopLine)
Certain characteristics of circuit materials can indicate whether a material will contribute to higher or lower levels of PIM for a printed-circuit RF/microwave antenna.
Researchers explored the capabilities of metamaterials as microwave circuit substrates.
To meet the needs of today’s military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope.
Ascending from its nascent potential, gallium nitride is now a mainstream technology as evidenced by its adoption into more commercial applications.
These evolutionary circuit laminates represent cost-effective solutions for low-loss antennas and active antenna arrays, both in current 4G and emerging 5G wireless systems.