There are numerous ways to assemble multilayer microwave printed circuits, depending on whether cost or performance is important, and when factors such as ease of fabrication and reliability are critical.
Oscillators are following a trend of smaller packages and lower power consumption while also delivering enhanced spectral purity and leveraging a number of different technologies.
Utilizing frequency bands typically occupied by higher-power applications has enabled many RF/microwave communications transceivers to provide reliable short-range communications.
This VME-based frequency synthesizer fits enormous performance into a compact module, including microsecond tuning speed and low phase noise from 1 to 20 GHz.
This broadband low-noise CMOS amplifier covers the ultrawideband (UWB) communications frequencies from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz with the aid of current-reuse techniques.
From the smart grid and wireless medical monitoring to energy harvesting and the increased use of smartphones, these applications will drive product and technology developments into the future.
The evolution of the cellular industry through its various generations has played a strong hand in generating commercial business, offsetting fluctuations in military and industry spending for microwave equipment.
Requirements for military electronics systems have not changed in terms of smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption, but technologies have advanced to meet those needs.