The only street in Farmington’s proposed Liberty Hill housing development on 10 Mile Road will probably not be called “Liberty Street.”A resident at Monday’s Planning Commission public hearing asked about the street naming, because Farmington already has a Liberty Street. In fact, City Hall is located at 23600 Liberty Street.Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said developers put together names for private streets.“If it’s public, in many instances there’s an element of connectivity…it may be named the same as a connecting road,” he said. “With this road, we’ll take a look at what the developer proposes. If it’s something that makes sense for the city, the city would move forward with that.”City officials expect the Liberty Hill street to be a public street, but the final determination will be part of the Planned Unit Development agreement. Planning commissioners recommended the proposal, which now moves on for city council review. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Rhythmz in Riley Park, downtown Farmington’s Friday night concert series, opens June 6 with a band that mixes classic rock and a collection of Celtic tunes.Shawn Riley Band (Farmington DDA)The Shawn Riley Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park on Grand River at Grove Street.Learn more about their music at reverbnation.com/theshawnrileyband.Bring a blanket or chair; the concerts happen rain or shine. First United Methodist Church, located directly north of the park, provides the rain location. No food or drink is allowed in the church. In case of inclement weather, check Facebook for concert status.Parking is time-limited in many downtown Farmington public lots, enforcement is in effect Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To view a map, visit downtownfarmington.org.Here’s the full line-up of this year’s spring/summer concerts:June 15 – The LudditesJune 22 – Scott Martin BandJune 29 – Dig A PhonyJuly 6 – Major DudesJuly 13 – The SecretsJuly 27 – Close EnoughAugust 3 – Billy Mack & The Juke Joint JohnniesAugust 10 – Allie LouiseAugust 17 – The ShyAugust 24 – Surf ZupLearn more at downtownfarmington.org.Correction: The time of the concert was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post. Reported by
Whenever the 2020 Greater Farmington Founders Festival happens, organizers now have permission to host a downtown beer tasting event.During Monday’s electronic city council meeting, Greater Farmington Area Chamber Director Connor Osborn said community feedback showed the Festival needed “more of an interest and presence in downtown Farmington.” Organizers decided earlier this year to keep the bulk of the event in Farmington’s Shiawassee Park.The new beer tasting, scheduled 6-9 p.m. on July 11, would be held at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park. Guests will sample craft beers from Michigan brewers, led by downtown’s Farmington Brewing Company.“The event company we work with suggested this idea to us, and we loved it,” Osborn said. “This will bring Farmington Brewing Company into it and bring in more foot traffic, which was the main concern we heard from downtown businesses.”Mayor Pro Tem Joe LaRussa asked about music and whether a variance from the city’s noise ordinance would be required. Osborn said any musical acts will be low key and acoustic; main stage music in Shiawassee Park would start as the downtown event is ending.The beer tasting will require a second temporary liquor license. The Farmington Farmers Market will have the pavilion and park cordoned off for a special event that day, and the beer tasting would “piggyback” off that, Osborn said.The Chamber is looking into all government communications about the COVID-19 pandemic and will make sure to operate the Festival “successfully and safely”, Osborn said.Based on advice from city attorney Beth Saarela, officials passed a motion that allows the beer tasting to happen whenever the 2020 Founders Festival does. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)1Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)1 UPDATE: For our most current list of local restaurants visit: THESE FARMINGTON AREA RESTAURANTS ARE REOPENING.With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions expected to remain effective well into May, Farmington and Farmington Hills restaurants have made adjustments to their schedules, and some have re-opened after closing for several weeks.Here’s our updated restaurant guide, with social media and website links, carryout/pickup information, and more. If we missed your favorite, send details to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 248-568-0581.NEWA&W Drive-In, 30732 Grand River, Farmington – opens at 11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. Sunday. View the menu and learn more at awrestaurants.com/locations/michigan/farmington/30732-grand-river-avenue.Ram’s Horn, 32435 Grand River, Farmington, 248-471-5511 – open 7 days a week for carryout. View the menu at ramshornrestaurants.com/index.html#ourfoodThe Krazy Crab, 32821 Grand River, Farmington – open Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 3-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 3-9:30 p.m., for pick-up and delivery. You can view the menu and order online at thekrazycrab.comRESTAURANTS/BARS/GROCERY2 Roses Family Restaurant, 24059 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington – open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., for carryout and delivery. Menu and more information at 2rosesrestaurant.com and on their Facebook page.Aahar India, 35564 Grand River, Farmington Hills – open for carryout, delivery through DoorDash and GrubHub. View a menu at miaahar.com. Call 248-473-4500 to pick up curbside. More information and hours on their Facebook page.Al-Haramain International Foods, 24065 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington – grocery store open daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 248-476-0300 or visit Facebook to learn more.Anna’s House, 32555 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills – open daily 7 a.m.-3 p.m. for carryout or delivery via DoorDash. Order online at annashouseus.com or call 248-254-3436Antonio’s Cucina Italiana, 37646 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills – Open for carryout, take-and-bake, and limited delivery service. View a menu at antoniosrestaurants.com. Hours and more information on their Facebook page. Call 248-994-4000.Bangkok Kitchen, 34731 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout/delivery, Monday-Sunday, 3-8 p.m. Menu and more information at bangkokkitchenmi.comBangkok Sala Cafe, 27903 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills – operating hours reduced to Thursday-Saturday, 4-8 p.m., for carryout orders or DoorDash delivery. Menu and more information on their Facebook page.Basement Burger Bar, 33316 Grand River, Farmington, now open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for carryout. View the menu and order online at basementburgerbar.com. Follow their Facebook page for updates.Bates Hamburgers, 22291 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills – Carryout, call 248-478-7350 to place your orderBellacino’s Pizza and Grinders, 22424 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington – carryout and delivery, order online at bellacinos.com, download their app, or order through DoorDash or GrubHub.Brass Pointe Restaurant, 24234 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills – open 2-8 p.m., Monday-Sunday, for carryout. Call 248-476-1377 or order through Restaurant Connection and DoorDash. Follow their Facebook page for updates.Breakfast Club, 38467 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – temporarily closedBrowndog Barlor, 33314 Grand River, Farmington – temporarily closed, delivery via the Northville location. Order online at browndogbarlor.com. Browndog has established a GoFundMe drive to support their employees at gofundme.com/f/browndog-covid-staff-support. Follow their Facebook page for updates.Buddy’s Pizza, 31646 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills – open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for curbside pick-up with phone payments, and free DoorDash orders, with Buddy’s covering the delivery costs. Menu and information at buddyspizza.com/farmington-hillsBunchy’s Chicken & Pizza, 34527 Grand River – open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-8:30 p.m. for carryout and delivery. View a menu and order at bunchyschickenandpizzamenu.com.Busch’s Fresh Food Market, 24445 Drake Road, Farmington Hills – store hours have changed, now 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special shopping hours Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8 a.m., for seniors and those with chronic health conditions.Camelia’s Mexican Grill, 28990 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills – offers curbside carryout and delivery. Hours starting May 1 are Sunday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m. More information on their Facebook page.Chicken King, 32663 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout, call 248-427-9910. Delivery via GrubHub or DoorDash.Chive Kitchen, 33043 Grand River, Farmington – offering prepared vegan meals. Visit chivekitchen.com/preparedveganmeals for ordering information and watch their Facebook page for updates.Cottage Inn Pizza, 33216 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout, pick-up, and delivery, call 248-957-9400.Craft Brewww City, 27843 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills, closed temporarily on March 17. Follow updates on their Facebook page.Dagwood’s Deli & Catering, 33179 Grand River, Farmington – delivery and carryout. Menu and hours at dagwoodsdeli.biz or call 248-474-3800.Debone Grill, 22024 Farmington Rd., Farmington – open 12-8 p.m. for carryout or delivery with DoorDash and GrubHub. Offering 50 percent discount for doctors, nurses, first responders, and law enforcement. Menu and more information on Facebook at debonegrill.com.Detroit Burger Bar, 32350 W. Eight Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-987-6095 – open 3-9 p.m. for carryout or delivery through DoorDash. Menu and more information on their Facebook page.Detroit Eatz, 32704 Grand River, Farmington – drive-thru open, you can purchase menu items and packaged, sliced deli meats and cheeses. Download their app, view a menu at detroiteatz.com, or call 248-516-3099 to order for carryout or delivery.Discount Drinks, 37701 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – hours Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Offering curbside pickup, call 248-553-6666 to place your order and pay by credit card.Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream, 29936 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – carryout and curbside at the restaurant, delivery available through GrubHub. Temporary hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Details and current flavors on their Facebook page.Farmington Brewing Company, 33336 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout seven days a week, 2-7 p.m., filling howlers and growlers. Follow their Facebook page for information and updates.Farmington Diner, 29420 Grand River, Farmington Hills – open for carryout daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Call 248-478-2374. Visit farmington-diner.business.site for more information.Farmington Hills Dairy Queen, 33326 W. 12 Mile Rd. – open 1-9 p.m. for curbside carryout, call 248-324-0298 to order and pay by phone. Delivery through DoorDash. Check their Facebook page for information.Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 23300 Farmington Road – store hours now 8 a.m.-8 p.m., with the 6-8 a.m. hours reserved for those age 60 and older and people with compromised immune systems on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and key healthcare personnel and first responders who present their ID, Tuesday and Thursday.Gift of India, 34425 Grand River, Farmington – open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., for carryout and delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats. Call 248-886-6004 or follow on Facebook for more information.Grand Tavern, 35450 Grand River, Farmington Hills – open 3-8 p.m. daily for curbside carryout and DoorDash delivery. Call 248-476-5700. They’ve also added produce baskets. View a menu at grand-tavern.com/farmington/ or check their Facebook page for deals and more information.Greene’s Hamburgers, 24155 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington – temporarily closedHong Hua Fine Dining, 27925 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-489-2280 – open Tuesday-Sunday, 4-8 p.m., for carryout or delivery through DoorDash. Menu and more information at honghuafinedining.com.House of Falafel, 21095 Farmington Road, Farmington. Opening May 1 with website and phone orders, and curbside pickup. Hours Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Menu and online ordering at orderhouseoffalafel.com/Pages/Home.aspx. Follow their Facebook page for updates.House of Lee, 34757 Grand River, Farmington. Open daily 3-8:30 p.m. for carryout. Menu and more information at houseofleerestaurant.com, or call 248-477-1430.John Cowley & Sons, 33338 Grand River, Farmington – open Tuesday-Sunday for carryout, 4-8 p.m. View a menu at johncowleyandsons.com, call 248-474-5941, or check their Facebook page for specials.Kabuki Farmington Hills, 27847 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills – open 12-10 p.m. for carryout and delivery via DoorDash. Menu, online ordering, and more information at kabukifarmingtonhills.com.Ken Ken Sushi Asian Cuisine, 38479 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – carryout and delivery via GrubHub, call 248-516-3131 or check their Facebook page for information.Kroger stores, 25780 Middlebelt Road and 37550 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills – new hours, 7 a.m.-9 p.m, exclusive hours for 60 & older, 7-8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.La Kabob, 33320 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-324-1163 – open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for carryout. View the menu and order online at lakabobmediterraneancuisine.com.La Marsa, 35558 Grand River, 248-615-1900, and 24273 Middlebelt Road, 248-473-9900, open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for delivery and carryout. View the menu at lamarsacuisine.com. Updates will be posted on Facebook.Leeza’s Cafe, 29556 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills – open for carryout daily, 9 a.m.-p.m., call 248-626-0804. Breakfast/lunch menu, follow on Facebook for more information.Leo’s Coney Island, 33292 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills – open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for carryout, call 248-489-9777.Loft Cigar Lounge, 33419 Grand River, Farmington – closed, but offering cigar delivery. Details on their Facebook page. Los Tres Amigos, 33200 Grand River, Farmington – open carryout and delivery via DoorDash, offering 20 percent discount for health care workers. View a menu at lostresamigosonline.com, follow on Facebook,, or call 248-442-1100.Mi.Mosa, 23360 Farmington Road, Farmington – temporarily closed. Follow their Facebook page for updates. Mugs Coffee & Grub, 23303 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington is temporarily closed. Follow their Facebook page for updates.Namaste Flavours, 34749 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout in the restaurant or curbside pick-up, delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats. Call 248-471-5555. Find more information, including daily hours, on Facebook. Namaste Plaza Indian grocery, 34703 Grand River, Farmington – order groceries online at easydesi.online for pickup,Neu Kombucha, 33305 Grand River, Farmington – offering kombucha and other grocery items with curbside service and delivery on Thursdays. Details and menu of items available at facebook.com/neu.kombucha.Page’s Food & Spirits, 23621 Farmington Rd., Farmington – open daily 4-8 p.m. carryout and delivery via GrubHub, call 248-477-0099. Visit pagesfoodandspirits.com to view a menu and follow on Facebook for specials.Panera Bread, 34635 Grand River, 248-888-7922, and 37900 W. 12 Mile Rd. – 248-324-4402. Open for carryout, order at https://delivery.panerabread.com/PappaRoti US, 35572 Grand River, Farmington Hills, 248-893-7324 – open Monday-Sunday, 12-8 p.m., for curbside pick-up and delivery. Menu and online orders at papparoti.us. Check Facebook for more information.Peterlin’s Restaurant & Bar, 22004 Farmington Rd., Farmington – open for carryout 3-7 p.m. Check their Facebook page for details and daily menus.PokePoke, 33216 W. 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills – open for carryout and delivery, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., order online: eatpokepoke.comRainbow Restaurant, 22048 Farmington Road, Farmington – open for carryout, call 248-427-8265 or visit rainbowfarmington.com.Ram’s Horn, 32435 Grand River, Farmington, 248-471-5511 – open 7 days a week for carryout. View the menu at ramshornrestaurants.com/index.html#ourfoodScrambler Marie’s, 27909 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills – carryout menu at scramblermaries.com, call 248-994-7388 to order.Sidecar Slider Bar, 32720 Grand River, Farmington – new hours for contact-free carryout and delivery via DoorDash, Monday-Tuesday, 3-7 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for virtual 3 p.m. happy hours.Silver Dairy, 32323 Grand River, Farmington – open daily 2-9:30 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for menu and updates. Starbucks, 30020 Grand River, Farmington, open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. for mobile orders, which must be placed by 1:30 p.m.Sunflour Bakehaus, 33250 Grand River, Farmington – no more than five customers in the store, offers curbside delivery. New hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 248-442-2360 to order and pay by credit card.Sushi House, 22030 Farmington Road – call in carryout orders, 248-426-0203 or 248-426-6788, online ordering is down. Menu is posted at gosushihouse.com.Taqueria Victoria, 30746 Grand River, Farmington – open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for carryout. Call 248-482-8025. Menu and more information at taqueriavictoria.business.siteThe Cheese Lady Farmington – 33041 Grand River, Farmington – the store is closed but offering curbside pick-up 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Call 248-957-9581 to place your order and pay by credit card. Visit their Facebook page to learn more. The Ideal Bite Community Kitchen, 25938 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills – carryout and curbside pick-up, limited delivery area, call 248-516-5225. More information and daily menus on Facebook.The Rolling Stoves, 20780 Farmington Road, Farmington – carryout and delivery through DoorDash and UberEats. Call 248-516-3503.Uncle Andy’s Pizza, 24063 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington – open for carryout and delivery, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Order online or call 248-471-6666.Village Grill, 31200 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills – temporarily closedVindu Indian Cuisine, 37085 Grand River, Farmington – open for carryout, delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats. Call 248-846-3000 or 248-598-7000. View the menu at vinduusa.com, follow on Facebook for discounts and more information.Which Wich, 31271 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills – Carryout, curbside pickup, order online or call 248-254-3747 Reported by
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that their wireless power transmitters have been chosen by IKEA, and will be embedded in its furniture and accessories for convenient wireless charging of enabled portable devices. IDT’s P9030 magnetic induction transmitters are embedded in new IKEA products including side tables and lamps. In addition to the furniture, IKEA has developed a line of charging pads as well as a wireless charger that consumers can build into furniture themselves—all built around the IDT wireless power semiconductor.The P9030 transmitter complies with the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) Qi standard, delivering a 5W single-chip solution in a compact package. IDT wireless power transmitters and receivers have also been designed into smart phones, phone accessories, wearables and charging stations. The products will soon be available in stores throughout North America and Europe.
Microchip Technology through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, has announced that System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers now have access to SST’s unique Smartbit based antifuse One-Time-Programmable (OTP) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology on the Altis Semiconductor 130 nm and 180 nm RF CMOS platforms. Altis Semiconductor’s cost-effective and proven RF CMOS platform is qualified to automotive standards. SST’s Smartbit OTP technology together with Altis RF CMOS process is ideal for wide temperature ranges and data retention in medical and implantable devices, automotive market applications, mobile and wireless applications and the general Internet of Things (IoT) market.SST’s SmartBit OTP solution significantly reduces production costs by implementing a high density antifuse technology in standard logic CMOS without additional process steps. The Smartbit bit cell design and unique dynamic-programming technology maximize both device reliability and programming yield while offering faster programming and access time than other OTP technologies.
The Internet of Things World, is the largest and most comprehensive IoT event of 2016. It started yesterday in Santa Clara, California and highlights transformational IoT topics and industries, including smart homes and cities, connected healthcare, wearable devices, autonomous cars, and intelligent energy. Over 10,000 people and 200 exhibitors are attending this event over three days. This event combines Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, Wearable World Congress, and Apps World North America all in to one large event. Executives from BMW, GE, Lyft, Amazon, John Deere, and Microsoft will be presenting on a variety of panels. A complete list of speakers can be found at https://iotworldevent.com/2016-speakers/.Lyft will be participating on the panel “Embracing Shared Mobility and the Cultural Implications to Create Smarter Cities” with executives from Uber, Zipcar and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.“Smart cities require even smarter transportation. Whether people are traveling for business or leisure, transportation is a cornerstone of any city’s economic health. We can’t rely on minor improvements to the existing infrastructure to meet the needs of growing populations. Lyft is already laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s drivers and passengers by developing rideshare systems for autonomous cars and on-demand networks. I’m looking forward to a lively discussion about how private and public transportation organizations can work together to drive economic growth and greater shared mobility” – said Annabel R. Chang, Director of Public Policy for Lyft.Current, powered by GE will sponsor the ‘IoT for Cities Hackathon’ being held at the event on May 11 and 12. Over 200 pre-qualified developers, data scientists and urban experts will present app and product ideas that solve the problems affecting today’s and tomorrow’s cities to a panel of experts and civic leaders from around the world. They will address traffic, parking, building, public safety, economic development and public health challenges.The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 cash. Additional prizes include a spot in Wearable IoT World Labs, Glyph Mediawear, and a $2,500 fully paid scholarship to attend the Coding House School.According to John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, Current, powered by GE – The next era of Intelligent Cities starts by digitizing the physical city and empowering individuals, innovators, and entrepreneurs to change the way they live, work and play using data. They are looking forward to partnering with the developer community to leverage insights from intelligent infrastructure to propel economic growth and bring to life new ideas that unleash a whole new world of potential.Click here to learn more about the IOT World Event.
According to ABI Research, Indoor 5G deployments at venues might be delayed by over a year when compared to outdoor 5G deployments which are expected to start in 2020. ABI Research estimates the global equipment market for in-building wireless, including active distributed antenna systems (DAS), passive DAS, and repeaters in 2025, will reach close to $10 billion. The overall system revenue in 2025, which includes services and equipment, will grow to about $19 billion. The 5G in-building wireless equipment will account for only $509 million in 2025.As 5G nears full specification, mobile network operators will face challenges for indoor mobile coverage, including signal propagation, next-generation fronthaul/backhaul, and massive MIMO. Early indoor 5G deployments at venues will be a migration of the features of LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro. This will happen technology by technology and frequency by frequency, avoiding costly ‘rip and replace’ style deployments.With 5G standards yet to be finalized, many equipment vendors are actively researching and developing 5G equipment with a variety of approaches. These companies include Nokia with its AirFrame/AirScale Radio Access, Ericsson with its ERS, and CommScope with its OneCell. Click here to learn more about this in the In-Building Wireless in the 5G Era report.
RFMW has signed a distribution agreement with SiTime, the market leader in MEMS timing. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of SiTime’s portfolio of MEMS-based timing solutions. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.SiTime is transforming the timing industry with high-precision timing products delivering the best stability and highest reliability in RF/wireless communications systems while operating in the most challenging environments. With RF engineering expertise and focus on value-added services, RFMW will allow a broader set of customers to experience SiTime’s expanding portfolio of RF products that deliver unmatched performance under harsh conditions such as shock, vibration, and fast temperature ramp.The addition of SiTime’s portfolio to RFMW will offer their customers unique oscillators and resonators designed to solve challenging timing issues. SiTime MEMS technology provides robust, high-reliability devices that fit into our overall timing products strategy and allows RFMW to grow business in both existing and new markets.RFMW was acquired by TTI last week, however, the company will continue to operate under its existing brand. Click here to learn more.
At IMS 2019 in Boston, Empower RF Systems is conducting a live demonstration of a remotely controlled, high power pulsed amplifier. The Model 2214 is a high power pulsed amplifier that operates from 2.9 to 3.5 GHz while delivering 8 KW of pulsed power with a 20% duty cycle and a 500 usec pulse width. The amplifier is physically located at Empower RF’s headquarters in Inglewood, California and is being remotely controlled and monitored from their booth in Boston. The team is showcasing full power pulse performance across the entire band via live streaming video. They are also demonstrating the easy to use GUI, internal metering, health monitoring, alarms and protections systems that the amplifier has.Key Features of the Amplifier & Demonstration: Common Architecture Across the Entire Family HF to X-Band Operational with any Radar Input Signal Electronic VSWR Protection with Power Reduction System Power Unbalance Detection for Optimized Performance 0 dBm Input, no RF Adjustment Needed and no external Driver Amplifier Required Real Time Monitoring and Control of all Operational Parameters Auto Fault Detection/Protections Include errors on Blanking , Duty Cycle, Output Limit, Overdrive, Interlock, VSWR, Power Supply and more Compact Air Cooled Size with Liquid Cooling Available Capable of CW Operation with 7 dB Back off Performance Monitoring and Sensing through Local, LAN, and Browser GUI Factory Remote Debug Capabilities Available with Service Contract Installation Service Available 3 Year Warranty Variations Based on COTS ModelsIn many cases variations in bandwidth and power can be easily and quickly produced from Empower RF’s COTS products line, leveraging their flexible hardware and software architecture. So you may not require a full custom design and can just use one of their standard products.Empower RF’s High-Power RF Amplifier Systems List: Click here to see Empower RF’s Amplifier portfolio.Click here to see everything RF’s Coverage of IMS 2019.