Airstrip™ — an Innovative Transmission Line TechnologyMechanical integration of microwave components is often left as the last step while addressing manufacturing considerations for system-level designs. In many cases, the electrical design is analyzed, bread boards are built, electrical designs verified, and then it is left to the mechanical engineers to fit the various components into the final package. This paper shows how component manufacturers can help solve system-level packaging problems using Airstrip technology. By means of an example, engineered by TRM Microwave, this white paper will show that passive components are more than just off-the-shelf commodity items, and can be effectively integrated into practical system-level designs that can benefit your program.
Beam Forming NetworksBeamforming networks for antennas have evolved since the 1960’s. Early designs were typically fixed‐beam architectures, although newer configurations include complex adaptive beamforming networks. This brief presentation reviews the origins of the technology, and offers several example circuit topologies of passive microwave beamformers.