IN MY OPINION

Interconnect Advances Fuel Technology Growth
By Orwill Hawkins, Vice President of Marketing, LadyBug Technologies

With increased frequencies, higher data rates, and lower noise levels, the microwave industry serves as a leader in technological capability. Demand for quality interconnects has increased right along with other higher-performance areas in the industry.
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MILITARY MICROWAVE DIGEST


MMD March 2014
New Military Microwave Digest

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E-Band Active X5 Multiplier
Model SFA-743843516-12SF-N1 is an E-band X5 active multiplier with center frequency at 79 GHz with minimum +/-5 GHz operational bandwidth. It converts 14.8 to 16.8 GHz/+5 dBm input signal to deliver 74 to 84 GHz frequency band with more than +16 dBm power.
Sage Millimeter

Hand-Flex™ Coaxial Cable
Covering DC to 12.5 GHz, this 8” coaxial cable, 141-8SMNB+, has a bulkhead Female Type-N connector at one end and SMA-Male at the other. Features include low loss, excellent return loss, hand formable, and an 8mm bend radius for tight installations.
Mini-Circuits

Phase Trimmer Series
This new phase trimmer series is designed for RF applications where phase match between two cables is needed for proper system performance. Phase trimmers, offered from DC to 50 GHz, will give an accurate phase adjustment over a specified frequency range.
RLC Electronics

Planar Monolithics Industries
Model PTRAN-100M18G-SFB-3UVPX-MAH is a transceiver covering the frequency range of 100 MHz to 18 GHz. The transceiver fits into a 3U Open VPX form factor utilizing the high speed VITA 67 RF connector.
Planar Monolithics Industries

SMT High-Power Attenuators
Now available with full design support capabilities are three new SMT high-power attenuators from Anaren. These 30 to 50W devices are high-performance, high-power chip attenuators covering DC to 3.0 GHz and feature high return loss and small footprints.
Richardson RFPD

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October 2012

Moving Ahead with mHealth – Wirelessly


A recent blog posted on the FCC’s website discussed the mHealth Task Force’s recommendations at a recent Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) meeting, “with the goal of making wireless technology a routine medical best practice by 2017.”

To that end, FCC Chairman Genachowski promised action on five key suggestions from the Task Force report, including wireless health “test beds” (allowing easier testing of mHealth technologies), health care broadband networks (in which the FCC would “propose an Order by the end of the year to comprehensively reform and modernize the Rural Health Care Program, to allow networks of hospitals and health care facilities to jointly apply for program funds, to boost broadband capacity, enable electronic health records, and improve data collection”), and international MBAN spectrum, which would involve other countries in an effort to create spectrum harmonization which would enable “medically safe cross-border patient travel and better economies of scale for device makers.”

The other two suggestions include an outreach plan to promote future partnership between the health care sector and the FCC, and recruiting a permanent FCC Health Care Director to coordinate with all the outer groups.

In a world where I see more doctors using wireless tablets to update patient charts on television medical dramas than I do in the real world, I applaud the FCC’s efforts to ramp up adoption of wireless health technology. We’ve already seen success in telemetry units in hospitals; now it’s time to broaden the scope.

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Uncertain Times for DefenseIn Defense of DARPA; Lamenting Bell Labs
By Barry Manz

A federal agency like DARPA is a sitting duck for politicians and assorted other critics. It has come up with some truly bizarre programs over years that ultimately either delivered no tangible results, were canceled before they could cause any damage, or attempted to answer questions that nobody was asking or needed answers to. Read More...


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