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April 21, 2011

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Industry News

API Technologies to Acquire Spectrum Control

Ducommun to Acquire LaBarge

Raytheon Awarded $42 M for Next-Generation Standard Missile-3 Interceptor

Cambridge Consultants Sprints Ahead with Counter-terror Search Technology

Harris Receives $11.7 M to Provide Multiband Tactical Radios to US DoD

US Air Force Awards Integral Systems

Boeing and Northrop Grumman Submit Proposal for Missile Defense Contract

Cobra Judy Replacement Team Completes Radar Delivery Milestone

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Announcing the IEEE MTT-S IMS 2011 MicroApps Nonlinear Characterization Expert Panel & Webcast
This FREE 90 minute forum examines the latest trends in nonlinear device characterization including new measurement equipment and device representation in EDA tools. An open panel session will follow the presentations with questions from the live and online audience.

Baltimore, MD and
Live: June 8, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Details and registration

Sponsored by Agilent, Anritsu, R&S and Tektronix

A&D Technologies

IEEE P1785: A New Standard for Waveguide Above 110 GHz
N.M. Ridler, National Physical Laboratory (NPL); R.A. Ginley, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Pushing Radar Designs to the Limit with Highly Realistic Signal Scenarios
Agilent Technologies Inc.

Reducing Costs with Flexible Cables and Improved Connectors
Fred Hull, San-tron Inc.

Flying High - SATELLITE 2011 Wrap Up
Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal

Military Hardware/Software

PXI Microwave Switches:
Agilent Technologies Inc.

Agilent offers a new PXI hybrid switch module series that operates from a frequency range from DC to 26.5 GHz.
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+12 to +33 dBm Limiter:

The Mini-Circuits VLM-63-2W+ is a +12 to +33 dBm limiter that operates in a frequency range from 30 to 6000 MHz. This limiter features low insertion loss, 0.4 dB typical.
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SP6T Switch: Narda Microwave-East

The SEM163 SP6T electromechanical switch is designed for operation from DC to 18 GHz. The switch is a normally-open configuration and includes an indicator circuit.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, President and CEO of Fallon & Associates Consulting and past chairman of the International AOC convention, provides an update on ITAR reform including where we are in the process and where we need to be in the future.
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Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column Asif reviews the Q1 Defense budgets and provides updates on key Defense programs.
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Educational Webinars

Use Capture, Playback & Triggering to Completely Analyze a Signal

Innovations in VSA
webcast series

April 26, 2011
1:00 PM EDT
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Agilent Technologies

LNA Design and Characterization Using Modern RF/Microwave Software Together with T&M Instruments

Presented by AWR and Rohde & Schwarz
Now On Demand
Rohde & Schwarz

RF Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques

Besser Webinar Series
Now On Demand

RF/Microwave Filters and Assemblies
Visit Reactel's newly re-designed website for the latest in RF/Microwave Filters, Multiplexers and Multifunction Assemblies for Military applications. Issuing an online RFQ is just a click away and our full line catalog is available for quick and easy download.

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IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Baltimore, MD
June 5-10, 2011

EMC 2011
Long Beach, CA
August 14-19, 2011

AUVSI Unmanned Systems N. America 2011
Washington D.C.
August 16-19, 2011

Portland, OR
September 20-23, 2011