Is There Life Beyond 60 GHz?

June 6, 2012
With the number of wireless applications growing at an almost daily basis, available bandwidth has become an endangered resourceexcept beyond 60 GHz in the millimeter-wave bands. One company that sees this bandwidth as an opportunity is Sage Millimeter, ...

With the number of wireless applications growing at an almost daily basis, available bandwidth has become an endangered resource—except beyond 60 GHz in the millimeter-wave bands. One company that sees this bandwidth as an opportunity is Sage Millimeter, with its lines of millimeter-wave mixers for receivers and other applications. A recently introduced example operates over RF and local oscillator (LO) frequencies from 110 to 170 GHz, with the "low-frequency" intermediate-frequency (IF) port running from DC to 20 GHz. Mixers such as this open new chunks of bandwidth for short-range communications, provided that the related receiver and transmitter components can be made affordably. A future issue of Microwaves & RF will take a more in-depth look at the real opportunities and limitations of millimeter-wave technology. For now, to learn more about the mixer, click here.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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