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A Low Loss, Remote Radar Target Simulator (LRTS)

by Joe Mazzochette, General Manager, Eastern OptX, Inc. This article describes a new tool developed to test high performance, phased array radar systems. Historically, radar testing was accomplished using laboratory-based target generators, simple delay lines, or signal synthesizers. Laboratory testing is convenient and inexpensive. It avoids any issues associated with radiating signals that might require […]

Highly Integrated RF and Digital Architectures: Challenges, Benefits and Acceptance

by Lorne Graves, Chief Technologist, Mercury Systems Moving from raw data to actionable insights requires deep analysis to differentiate the truly valuable signals from the baseline noise. In other words, we need highly sophisticated processing techniques to transform raw data into tangible, meaningful information we can readily act upon to improve the quality of our […]

VFTT – Microwave Technology Ltd.

Avtar Virdee, Director, Microwave Technology Ltd. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? AV: The main challenges I foresee will be in creating practical designs for both mobile devices and network infrastructure that will provide repeatable performance, […]

VFTT – StratEdge Corporation

Tim Going, President, StratEdge Corporation MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? TG: Huge challenges. With 5G, all the different people involved will have to learn how to economically design and package semiconductors that work in these […]

VFTT – Anritsu Company

Donn Mulder, Sr. VP and General Manager, Anritsu Company MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DM: Millimeter wave communications present a whole set of challenges for the industry in terms of transmission range, cost, power consumption […]

VFTT – Plextek RFI

Liam Devlin, CEO, Plextek RFI MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? LD: We have developed mmWave components for most of the favored candidate mmWave 5G bands (26 GHz, 28 GHz, 37 GHz and 39 GHz). The […]

VFTT – RFMW, Ltd.

Joel Levine, President and CEO, RFMW, Ltd. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? JL: 5G challenges begin with cost effectiveness. It makes use of technologies originally used for defense in the millimeter wave bands but also […]

VFTT – SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

Yonghui Shu, President and CEO, SAGE Millimeter, Inc. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? YS: The microwave industry will need to push itself to perform at higher frequencies. This means not only equipment and supplier capabilities, […]