Monthly Military Update: Expert Insights
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July 21, 2011

Acquire Agilent's latest application notes focused on your challenging radar and electronic warfare test applications

For your high-speed digital I/O designs, signal-to-noise optimization, high-power amplifier development and wideband simulation requirements, these application notes will help you keep pace with the evolving measurement technology and challenges in detection, avoidance, simulation and countermeasures.

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Industry News

API Technologies Completes Acquisition of Spectrum Control

Roke Launches First Wide Area Military Communications Base Station

Thales Creates Thales Communications & Security

Spain's MoD Awards €17 M Contract to Indra

Harris Corp. and Cubic Developing Integrated System For Delivering Tactical Video To Battlefield

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Signs Agreement with Esterline

Nujira and KCB Signal Solutions Partner to Support US Military Comms Market

TriQuint Announces Milestones Related To GaN Developments

SemiGen Relocates, Expanding Assembly and Test Capabilities

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The 2011 Defence and Security Forum
At European Microwave Week, Manchester, UK
Wednesday, October 12th

The resounding success of the inaugural EuMW Defence/Security Executive Forum at EuMW 2010 in Paris has prompted expansion of the event into a full-day Forum at European Microwave Week 2011.

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A&D Technologies

Trends in Multi-functional MMIC Design
Anthony Sweeney, Endwave Corp.

Electronically Scanned Arrays for Fast Testing of Large Antennas
L. Durand, L. Duchesne, L.J. Foged, R. Konevky and L. Shmidov, SATIMO & ORBIT/FR

Military Hardware/Software

Millimeter-wave Balanced Mixers: Ducommun Technologies

Ducommun Technologies offers balanced mixers that are available in six waveguide bands to cover the frequency spectrum from 26.5 to 110 GHz. These mixers employ high power performance GaAs Schottky beamlead diodes and balanced configuration to produce superior performance and a moderate LO pumping level.
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Solid-state Switch: Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

PMI model no. P16T-0R5G18G-60-T-SFF is an absorptive, solid-state switch that covers the 500 MHz to 18 GHz frequency range. This model offers a low insertion loss of 6.5 dB typical and 7.5 dB maximum, very high isolation of 70 dB typical and 60 dB minimum.
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QBS-560 Broadband Amp: Spectrum Microwave

Spectrum Microwave now offers a new broadband 800 to 2500 MHz, 25 W design to its family of S.M.A.R.T. power amplifiers with the new QBS-560. This power amp provides 25 W of output power with 2.5 amps of current at 28 VDC.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, President and CEO of Fallon & Associates Consulting, provides a comprehensive look at meeting the warfighter's C4ISR needs with advanced radio communication networks, software defined radios and network centric warfare. This is Part I of a two part series. Part II will be available in next month's column. Read column

Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the strategic technologies practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column, Anwar reviews the technologies and contracts announced around the Paris Air Show and MTT-S Symposium. Read column


Educational Webinars

EMC/E3 Analysis: Rotorcraft Electrical System Exposed to Antenna Radiation and Incident EMP

EMC/EMI Series
August 4, 2011
11:30 AM ET

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Rohde & Schwarz

RF and Power Electronics Opportunities for GaN Market Growth

Market Research Series

Now On Demand
Agilent Technologies

Coming Soon: Military Microwaves August Supplement
On land, sea, air and space, microwave technology plays a vital role in defense and security, both nationally and internationally. This supplement examines the technological developments enabling the sector to fulfill its aim.

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

Portland, OR
September 20-23, 2011

EuMW 2011
Manchester, UK
October 9-14, 2011

Baltimore, MD
November 7-10, 2011

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