R&S to Exhibit Next-Gen T&M Solutions for 5G, Automotive and IoT at electronica 2018

first_imgThis year at electronica, Rohde & Schwarz will present its innovations under the slogan Accelerate design. Maximize performance. electronica 2018 will take place from November 13 to 16, 2018 in Munich, Germany. This event takes place every two years and is the world’s largest event for the electronics industry.At their booth, Rohde & Schwarz will be exhibiting products such as its highly innovative family of high-performance oscilloscopes, the first signaling test solution for Bluetooth LE and signal generators that set new standards in their class as well as several updated instrument families.They will present a signaling test solution for Bluetooth LE (BLE). For many manufacturers of Bluetooth Low Energy components, testing modules and sensors according to the standard is challenging. These devices often lack any way to connect the control line that is necessary to test them in the prescribed direct test mode (DTM). The BLE signaling test solution for the R&S CMW platform uniquely allows easy testing of the RF characteristics of a Bluetooth LE DUT in a Bluetooth link, either over the air or directly via the antenna without a test mode. The R&S CMW test platform offers three RF test modes: the new BLE signaling functionality, BLE direct test mode, and BLE advertiser mode. They will also demonstrate the R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester, which can do more than test RF functions for Bluetooth. Thanks to its measurement bandwidth of 160 MHz, it also supports WLAN RF signaling tests in line with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and IEEE 802.11ax, as well as non-signaling RF tests in line with IEEE 802.15.4 for ZigBee, Thread and 6LoWPAN.The new R&S FSW signal/spectrum analyzer will also be on display at their booth. Rohde & Schwarz has improved the performance and ease of use of the popular high-end signal and spectrum analyzer. The new R&S FSW not only features an updated exterior with a new user interface concept and an SCPI recorder for simple programming of remotely controlled test sequences. All R&S FSW models with a maximum input frequency of 26.5 GHz or more are available with 2 GHz internal analysis bandwidth. And 800 MHz bandwidth is available for real-time analysis. With its high sensitivity at input frequencies up to 90 GHz (R&S FSW-B90G option), the R&S FSW85 is unique and ideal for analyzing radar signals and for automobile and A&D applications.The successful R&S Spectrum Rider FPH family from Rohde & Schwarz has also been enhanced and will be on display at electronica. New base units with frequencies up to 6 GHz, 13.6 GHz or 26.5 GHz as well as frequency extensions are available, enabling spectrum analysis up to 31 GHz in the lab and in the field. R&S Spectrum Rider FPH was the first handheld spectrum analyzer on the market with a capacitive touchscreen and a unique keycode concept for frequency extensions. That makes the robust R&S Spectrum Rider FPH perfect for tasks such as verification of 5G, broadcast, radar and satellite transmissions.The company will also present the R&S SMB100B analog signal generator and the R&S SMBV100B vector signal generator. Both of these new midrange devices offer great versatility and high performance in an extremely small package. They feature the highest spectral purity and highest output power in their class, as well as easy and intuitive touchscreen operation. Both generators allow developers in the semiconductor field, telecommunications or A&D to generate signals at frequencies up to 6 GHz.For example, the high-end R&S SMA100B can provide the extremely clean signals needed for testing ADCs or DACs. Its phase noise is significantly lower than that of the previously mentioned generators, making it unique on the market. The R&S SMA100B features a previously unattainable output power together with very low harmonic content and virtually no wideband noise.The R&S SMW200A equipped with the R&S Pulse Sequencer software will demonstrate generating wideband radar signals in the millimeterwave band. The 2 GHz internal RF modulation bandwidth of the R&S SMW200A allows generation of dedicated pulses with minimal pulse width and rise time or wideband frequency modulated signals.5G and advanced radar technology require larger frequency ranges and shorter switching times than before. That is why Rohde & Schwarz is launching a new generation of its R&S OSP switch and control platform. The hardware and software of the new instruments are completely new. However, first generation modules can still be used. Different module types can be combined in one R&S OSP unit – from simple RF switching modules to more complex application-specific modules. This allows users to economically equip their R&S OSP platform and tailor it to their application on site. The new product family is available in three models plus a satellite box version, making it possible to implement of a wide variety of test scenarios – from benchtop models for lab measurements to complex rack-based test systems.The innovative R&S NRQ6 power meter is designed for frequencies from 50 MHz to 6 GHz and can determine the band-limited continuous average power of a transmission channel up to a signal bandwidth of 100 MHz. It is the only power sensor on the market able to perform extremely precise and fast measurements down to –130 dBm. This and its outstanding linearity make it possible to perform tasks such as transmitter calibration with a simple, compact test setup. It is ideal for isolated observation of selected transmission channels, trace measurements on pulsed signals with very steep edges, ACLR measurements in the mobile communications domain and much more.As a leading supplier of T&M equipment for the connected world of today and tomorrow, Rohde & Schwarz offers test solutions for the new 5G standard, e.g. to generate and analyze 5G NR signals in line with the latest 3GPP specifications (version 15.2.0). The new R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer can now analyze 5G NR uplink signals when developing 5G consumer electronic devices or 5G components such as power amplifiers, as well as downlink signals for tests on 5G base stations. The R&S SMW200A RF vector signal generator provides the necessary signals for uplink and downlink receiver tests. Both instruments can also be used to characterize efficient, high-performance Doherty amplifiers. The R&S SMW200A generates highly synchronized signals in its two paths, while the R&S FSW provides the right analysis functions to further improve the properties of Doherty amplifiers and other amplifiers.For production tests on sub 6 GHz consumer electronic devices in line with 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR), Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S CMW100 communications manufacturing test set – the reference solution of many smartphone manufacturers. The flexible test solution supports all relevant cellular and non-cellular wireless technologies, including LTE, WLAN, Bluetooth and NB-IoT. That makes it a cost-effective test solution for mass production. The devices are calibrated and verified in non-signaling mode (analyzer/generator).The patented R&S PWC200 plane wave converter enables precise measurement of far-field properties at a short distance in the near-field region of an antenna – a true first. This makes it ideal for characterizing 5G MIMO base stations.The technology leader in the field of EMC test systems is also presenting the R&S ELEKTRA EMC test software at electronica. The software enables fully automatic EMC tests on products, which accelerates test times and cuts costs. The solution is perfect for measurements during the development phase and for certification of devices for the commercial, automotive and A&D sectors. It complements the R&S ELEKTRA EMI test software for developers, which also offer interactive test sequences.Another highlight will be the R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope family that combines outstanding signal integrity with high measurement speed and rich functionality. The oscilloscopes capture up to 1 million waveforms per second, compensate for transmission losses between the signal source and the oscilloscope in real time through deembedding, and are extremely quiet even under full load. All these characteristics make the R&S RTP oscilloscopes ideal for debugging electronic modules as well as LSI components with fast digital interfaces or wideband RF interfaces. They are available in three bandwidths: 4 GHz, 6 GHz and 8 GHz. At electronica, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate measurements on components with USB 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0 interfaces.Rohde & Schwarz will also demonstrate its innovative test solutions for automotive radar sensors that cover all phases from development to production. The new R&S AREG100A automotive radar echo generator not only allows OEMs and tier 1 suppliers to achieve reliable end-of-line production testing, it also makes it easy and straightforward to perform the mandatory tests for automotive radar sensors defined in the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The new R&S AREG100 automotive radar echo generator, together with the R&S SMBV100B vector signal generator or the R&S SMB100B analog signal generator, delivers the ideal solution for testing the robustness of radar sensors to interfering signals.To demonstrate debugging of communications components in vehicles, Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S RTO oscilloscope with a developer-friendly trigger & decode option for automotive Ethernet. The sturdy R&S Scope Rider RTH handheld oscilloscope with its analysis functions for the CAN bus will also be on display.Click here to see everything RF’s coverage of electronica 2018.last_img read more

Microwave Tube Market Size Still Over US$1 Billion for 2018

first_imgWhile microwave and millimeter wave high-power vacuum electron devices (VEDs) remain “below the radar” of many industry observers, the total available market (TAM) for this segment is still over US$1 billion for 2018. These findings are from ABI Research’s Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Power Vacuum Electron Devices market data report.Despite their size, and although these tubes remain essential elements in specialized military, scientific/medical, and space communications applications, this market is generally under-reported and poorly understood by those not directly involved in it.Essentially, this continues to be a stable industry despite several rounds of consolidation in the past decade. However, one competitive RF semiconductor technology – gallium nitride – will change the landscape. While it is not yet near monopolizing the microwave RF power industry, GaN is advancing steadily and is a technology that should be closely watched, as it will be a threat to some aspects of the microwave and millimeter wave VED marketplace.The size of this historic market continues to surprise and its longevity and firm resistance to RF power semiconductor encroachment is just as surprising; however, that will change to some degree as GaN devices move up in frequency and power.More information about these findings can be seen in the ABI Research Report – Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Power Vacuum Electron Devices market data report.last_img read more

Toni Kroos: Real Madrid midfielder signs new contract

first_imgGermany midfielder Toni Kroos – linked with a move to Manchester United earlier in the year – has extended his Real Madrid contract until 2022.The 26-year-old, who arrived at the Bernabeu from Bayern Munich for a reported £24m in 2014, has scored four goals in 108 games for Real.The World Cup winner was tipped as a possible United signing by Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes in September.last_img

Wildfire Agencies Encourage Alaskans to Prepare for Busy Fire Season

first_imgFamilies should also ensure that each member know their personalized emergency/evacuation plan, including where everyone will meet, the essentials to grab, and what to if immediate contact is not available. Governor Bill Walker and Leiutenant Governor Byron Mallott created a video acknowledging May 1-7, which Walker proclaimed as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week. As Alaskans prepare for this season, neighbors might check with elderly or disabled residents nearby to see if there is anything they can do to help around their residences. The Division of Forestry suggest Alaskans create a “defensible space” around structures to give firefighters a safe environment to work, by removing flammable materials like leaves, dry grass, and wood piles within 30 feet. Gov. Walker: “Last summer wildland fires burned more than 5 million acres in our great state and destroyed dozens of homes. It was the second largest fire season on record in Alaska. Lt. Gov. Mallott: “While much of that acreage burned as a result of natural fires cause by lightning, the two most destructive fires of the season were human caused blazes.” Early predictions for May indicate that we should expect -and prepare for- higher than normal fire activity. Lt. Gov. Mallott: “Don’t burn on windy days.”Gov. Walker: “Clear the area around any fire down to mineral soil before you light it.”Lt. Gov. Mallott: “Never leave a fire of any kind unattended.”Gov. Walker: “Have sufficient tools and water on hand to control the fire.”Lt. Gov. Mallott: “Most of all, use common Alaska sense.”center_img Make a plan with your family to secure pets, important papers, prescriptions, and photos to save time if you need to leave suddenly. Summer in Alaska: Wildfire PSA, 90 seconds from Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Vimeo. Walker and Mallott also included burning tips in their video…. State, federal, municipal, and local fire suppression agencies ensure that fire resources are ready to respond, and encourage Alaska residents to take initiative to protect their homes and families. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Agencies around Alaska are asking residents to prepare for another potentially destructive wildland fire season, with 106 fires reported to date statewide.last_img read more

Yoshida earns seventh world title

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “The opponents that I have faced many times are really doing their homework,” said Yoshida. “I have built up strength through training but until the (2012) London Olympics come around I cannot get complacent.”“I want people to continue saying I am strong and I want to go to London without having been defeated,” added the 26-year-old. HERNING, Denmark (Kyodo) Two-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida defeated Sona Ahmedli of Azerbaijan to capture her seventh consecutive women’s 55-kg title at the World Wrestling Championships on Thursday.Yoshida saw off Athens Olympic bronze medalist Anna Gomis of France and Canada’s Tonya Verbeek, third at last year’s Beijing Games, en route to the final before outclassing Ahmedli to clinch the gold.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

first_imgPARIS – Eighteen-year-old Haruna Okuno made a sparkling debut at wrestling’s world championships on Wednesday, winning gold in the women’s 55-kg division.Okuno beat Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye. “Since making the Japan team I have been feeling like I have to win,” said Okuno. “I am glad I was able to capture the title. I was doing whatever I could to make leg tackles (in the final).”Okuno is the second Japanese to win a gold medal at these championships after Kenichiro Fumita won the men’s Greco-Roman 59-kg division Tuesday, becoming the country’s first male wrestler in 34 years to be crowned world champion.Making the most of her strong tackling, Okuno raced through her qualifying bouts, beating both her second- and third-round opponents by 8-0 scores. Her semifinal against Bulgaria’s Bilyana Zhivkova Dudova was ended by technical fall with Okuno leading 11-0.Compatriot Hiroe Suzuki clinched bronze in the women’s 75-kg division, beating Estonia’s Epp Mae 6-0 in a third-place playoff.“Every time I have appeared at the world championships I have wanted to win a medal and I have finally managed to achieve that,” said Suzuki.“I lost in the third round but I was able to refocus to try and win the bronze.”American Helen Maroulis, who denied Saori Yoshida a fourth straight Olympic title in the 53-kg final at last summer’s Rio Games, won the gold medal in the 58-kg class. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS Haruna Okuno competes with Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye in the gold medal match in the 55-kg division on Wednesday. | REUTERScenter_img Nigeria, Japan, Haruna Okuno, Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Sport Lake Elodea Meeting Scheduled April 12

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享During a student ice fishing event in February, Department of Fish & Game employees found elodea in Sport Lake. A meeting will be held next week to discuss the possible use of an herbicide on the lake this summer. The earliest treatments will begin will likely be mid-July. The lake may be closed until that time, to prevent the invasive weed from spreading further. KNWR staff drilled 28 sample holes around the lake’s perimeter in mid-March and found elodea in six of the holes. The herbicide diquat has been used to treat other Kenai Peninsula lakes with elodea. Before the treatment can be applied, 30 days worth of public comment must be taken and the plan must be reviewed by relevant agencies. The meeting will be held at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building from 5:30-7:30pm with Kenai Watershed Forum Invasives Specialist Jennifer Peura, Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area President Matt Steffy, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) biologist John Morton, and representatives of the chemical manufacturer SePRO.last_img read more

Lets Capitalise On Leeds Blip – Golbourne

first_imgThe Whites have lost their last two Sky Bet Championship matches, to Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, and suffered defeat in four of their last six games in all competitions – including against non-league Sutton United in the Emirates FA Cup.Having experienced life at both ends of the table this season, the Bristolian is only too aware of the importance of momentum and confidence.“It’s something we can possibly capitalise on – especially early on,” Golbourne told Bristol City Player HD. “Confidence is an amazing thing in football and it’s so fragile.“You see momentum swings during a game. You can be looking super confident, but one or two goals go in and the whole dynamic can change.“It’s the same with league form – when somebody shows a chink in their armour, other teams will keep hitting that same spot.“Their run of form shows they’re more than capable of being beaten – even on their own patch. We look forward to the opportunity of going there and seeing if we can take some points off them.”Despite holding a 3-0 half-time lead at Derby County on Saturday, City only extended their mini unbeaten run to three games by virtue of a solitary point, leaving Golbourne ruing the team’s failure to kill the game off.“Sometimes we invite pressure when we don’t continue to do the same things that got us in front,” he added.“If I give you something of value and put it in your hand, you want to look after it and hold on to it – you might not search for something else.“When you’re 3-0 up, you just want to look after it. It’s difficult to have the mindset that it’s still 0-0 and to go and score more goals, but we would probably be better off playing like that.“It’s down to game management; knowing what to do when the opposition score, sticking to the game plan and seeing the game out – even if that means being a bit ugly at times.“There’s a place for that when you need to kill a game, whether that’s someone going down or taking ages over set-pieces. It can be boring, but there are loads of different ways of winning a game. We need to find a way that suits us and try to implement that.”last_img read more

High school boys soccer: Benton loses OT heartbreaker in Division II first round

first_imgThe Benton Tigers lost a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker to Helen Cox in the first round of the Division II boys soccer playoffs Saturday afternoon at Tinsley Park.After regulation ended tied at 1, Helen Cox scored in the first 10-minute overtime period. With approximately three minutes to play in the second 10-minute period, Benton’s Henry Smith took a pass from Jacob Garrett, got past several Cougars defenders and scored at close range to tie it.But Helen Cox scored the game-winner with a little over a minute left. Neither team could break through in regulation until Garrett scored with about five minutes to play. The Cougars answered quickly, though, for the tie.Benton, the No. 14 seed, closed its season 14-11-5. Helen Cox (14-5-3), the No. 19 seed, will play at No. 3 seed Alexandria Senior High in the second round.Meanwhile, the Bossier Bearkats have set the time and day for their Division III second-round game. Bossier (13-5-1), the No. 9 seed, will play No. 8 Episcopal (14-4-1) at 5 p.m. Monday at Episcopal in Baton Rouge.Bossier defeated No. 24 International High School of New Orleans 3-0 in the first round Friday. Episcopal received a first-round bye.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

MSU’s Dez Harris tears ACL for third time in career

first_imgMississippi State linebacker Dez Harris tore his ACL for the third time in his career.Mississippi State linebacker Dez Harris tore his ACL for the third time in his career.STARKVILLE — Mississippi State linebacker Dez Harris will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against Louisiana Tech. It’s the third time he’s suffered a torn ACL in his career.Harris missed his senior season at McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama after he tore the ligament in his right knee in a preseason jamboree. He didn’t return to the field until 2014 after redshirting in 2013. Harris played in six games last year, before tearing his ACL in his left knee against Auburn. His sophomore season ended after seven games. The injury again occurred to his left knee.Harris tweeted the third knee injury wouldn’t prevent him from returning to the Bulldogs.Well it hit Twitter before I got a chance too but yes I just tore my ACL this past Saturday yes it’s the 3rd time and yes I will be back!— Dezz Harris (@DezzHarris12) October 19, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe linebacker had nine tackles on the season in a backup role behind Beniquez Brown. DeAndre Ward will likely fill Harris’ role. Ward has six tackles this season with a tackle for loss and 0.5 sacks.Harris is the third player to have his season end because of an ACL injury. Safety Kendrick Market tore the ligament at Texas A&M. Long snapper Winston Chapman suffered the injury against LSU.MSU coach Dan Mullen updated the rest of team injuries on Monday.Wide receiver Fred Ross will return against Kentucky after sitting out the second half against Louisiana Tech for precautionary reasons. Mullen expects wide receivers Joe Morrow and Gabe Myles to return to the field after missing the last two games. Mullen also expects running back Ashton Shumpert to play against Kentucky. The running back didn’t play last weekend with tightness in his back.“Talking to our trainers, they feel they should be a go for Saturday,” Mullen said.Safety Jamal Peters sat out against Louisiana Tech with a concussion. He practiced Sunday.Tight end Gus Walley is listed as questionable. He left the game against Louisiana Tech after enduring two vicious hits from defensive backs. Walley didn’t play against Texas A&M and Troy with a wrist injury. He came back against LA Tech.Walley entered last week’s game as MSU’s third-leading receiver. He has 15 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown this season. Shumpert’s 159 rushing yards ranks third on the team.Ross’ return is most influential. The junior leads the team with 38 receptions.Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more