Monthly Military Update: Expert Insights
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May 19, 2011

See into the future of wireless technology with tools that stay ahead of it.

Agilent's new vector signal analysis (VSA) software enables you to view up to 20 traces with 20 markers each. You'll have visibility into virtually every aspect of complex wireless signals—simultaneously—and an unprecedented ability to understand signal problem root causes today and in the future.

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Industry News

Scalable Network Technologies Wins $11 M Contract

AAI Awarded $9.7 M For US Air Force EW Simulator

Harris Receives $7.6 M from US DoD for Manpack Radios

Electronic Warfare Linked Up With Space Communications

Northrop Grumman GaN-based Modules Set New Standard for High Power Operation

Boeing Phantom Ray Completes 1st Flight

Terma Radar Systems Contract for Danish Navy

Cassidian and Frequentis Control and Reporting Center to German Luftwaffe

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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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A&D Technologies

Made in Maryland: Filter Lore from Gaithersburg to the Eastern Shore
David Vye, Microwave Journal

Battling Phase Noise at RF and Microwave Frequencies
John Hansen, Agilent Technologies Inc.

Microwave Technology at the NRL
Jeffrey M. Pond, Naval Research Laboratory and IMS General Chair

Multipaction Discharge in Coaxial Components
Rudy Fuks, Astrolab Inc.

Military Hardware/Software

PXA Signal Analyzer:
Agilent Technologies Inc.

This PXA signal analyzer is a high performance millimeter-wave signal analyzer that operates in a frequency range up to 50 GHz. With external mixing, it can cover 325 GHz and beyond. The result is easier, more accurate millimeter-wave measurements.
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Analog-to-Digital Converter:
Hittite Microwave Corp.

Hittite Microwave Corp. has introduced a new high speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) product line. Hittite's multi-function ADC products are easy-to-use, exhibit ultra-low power dissipation and superior cost efficiency while maintaining high performance and complementing Hittite's existing RF, microwave and mixed-signal IC product lines.
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IMA Technology: Narda Microwave-East

This integrated microwave assembly (IMA) product uses the company's new proprietary microwave multilayer circuits (MMC) technology with digital signal processing. These IMA products allow for extremely compact, densely populated modules, consistent with SWaP goals.
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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 overview of the recent US Budget reform and how to deal with the uncertainty in the current fiscal environment for the DoD.
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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 April 2011 Defense program wins and acquisition activity for the RF and microwave industry.
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Educational Webinars

Use Capture, Playback & Triggering to Completely Analyze a Signal

Innovations in VSA
webcast series

Now On Demand
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

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


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

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