Radiated Electromagnetic Emission for Integrated Circuit Authentication
Counterfeit integrated circuits are a growing problem with economic and safety implications. Semiconductor makers and embedded-system designers are looking for ways of making sure that chips really are what they purport to be. The authors propose fingerprinting each IC’s electromagnetic radiation emissions using a variability-aware circuit configuration, and demonstrate its performance on two different FPGA families.
SAFETY RF Radiation and Cancer
The October IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology publishes assessments of the RF radiation’s health effects. Read “Cancer Occurrences in Laboratory Rats from Exposure to RF and Microwave Radiation” by James C. Lin.
RF SHIELDING Frequency-Selective Textile
Frequency selective surface (FSS) developed on a textile that is neither rigid nor smooth. The textile can reject millimeter-wave radiation in a narrow band, while retaining desirable textile properties such as flexibility and breathability.
PUBLICATIONS Microwave Magazine Columns Win Publication Award
Three columns by Fred Schindler in IEEE Microwave Magazine won Apex Awards for publication excellence. The magazine was one of three IEEE publications cited in the September awards announcement.
IDENTIFICATION Chip-less RFID Reading Systems
Design and validation of a cost-effective cross-polarization technique for reading chip-less radio frequency identification tags from total backscatter signals, irrespective of tag orientation.
A new long-distance communication system for near-zero-power sensors is among the Technology News items reported at MTT.org.
A simple and cheap metal-plating procedure for plastic 3-D printed microwave components, achieving high dimensional accuracy and quality factors better than 6400.
MEASUREMENT 2-D Electro-Optical Imaging of THz Wavefronts
A new wavefront sensor for terahertz pulses using a direct two-dimensional electro-optic imaging system composed of a ZnTe crystal and a CMOS camera.
An injection-locked divide-by-four circuit capture harvests RF energy and also generates a low-noise 402 MHz carrier. On-chip digital control allows biomedical signal transmission.
Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS, Tel Aviv, 13-15 Nov.), Asia Pacific Microwaves (APMC, Kuala Lumpur, 13-16 Nov.), Mediterranean Microwaves (Marseilles, 28-29 Nov.), and the 90th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium (Boulder, CO, 28 Nov.-1 Dec.)
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