David A. Hall, Head of Semiconductor Marketing, NI MPD: The 2019 defense budget is chock full of EW, radar, and other programs with lots of RF and microwave content, so, if your company serves the defense market, what are your thoughts about how this will affect your business in the coming years? DH: NI serves […]

VFTT – AWR Group, National Instruments

David Vye, Director of Technical Marketing, AWR Group National Instruments 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? DV: The available spectrum at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies will provide the bandwidth for the high data rates and low […]

Design of a 10 GHz Low-Noise Amplifier

by National Instruments Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) play a critical role in the radio receiver front end, amplifying very low-power signals received by the antenna that are often just above the noise floor without significantly degrading the signal-to-noise ratio. In most receivers, the overall noise figure (NF) is dominated by the first few stages of the […]

National Instruments – View From the Top

by Charles Schroeder, VP of Product Marketing, RF & Wireless Communications – National Instruments MPD: The fifth generation of cellular is rapidly approaching and the immense scope of 5G seems almost certain to present significant opportunities for the RF and microwave industry. What is your perspective on this issue?  CS: Existing cellular technologies will empower the next wave […]

A Platform-Based Approach for Radar Test

by Abhay Samant, Section Manager, RF Product Marketing – National Instruments The usage of higher frequencies, wider bandwidths, a massive number of antennas digitally controlled in a deterministic manner, and complex radar waveforms which incorporate communications concepts such as security and reliability, are some of the latest trends in radar systems. These trends are in […]