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September 15, 2011

Miss the 2011 Aero/Defense Symposium? Catch up by ordering this DVD

This complimentary DVD includes 19 technical papers, app notes, videos, and additional resources on design tools and robust test solutions to help you build greater assurance in test system readiness. Areas covered include radar/EW, satellite, SDR/MilCom and general RF and MW test. Order today.

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Industry News

Textron's T-Ram is the Suicidal Mini-UAV You've Always Wanted

Richardson Electronics Ltd. Agrees to Acquire Powerlink Specialist Electronic Support Ltd.

Harris Corp. Receives $4.7 M Order from Government of Canada

Wireless Telecom Group Contract with the US Navy Increased to $3 M

General Dynamics Adds Networking Waveform to Radios for Critical Soldier Connectivity

Raytheon Develops Miniature Antenna To Extend Millimeter-wave "Friendly" Identification Technology

Fifty Percent More Satellites to be Launched in the Decade Ahead

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Replacing obsolete instruments in A&D test systems
Overcoming test equipment obsolescence is paramount in military and aerospace applications. Rohde & Schwarz offers signal generators and spectrum and network analyzers that understand the existing code written for your A&D test system. Just check online which of your products can be replaced and download interesting application notes about replacement for free.

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A&D Technologies

Creating a Radar Threat Simulator and Receiver Calibrator with Precise Angle of Arrival
Agilent Technologies

Defense Market Trends for Microwave Applications in AEW&C
Asif Anwar, Strategy Analytics

New Group Delay and Phase Measurement Method for Long Distance Transmission
Thilo Bednorz and Jochen Wolle, Rohde & Schwarz

GaN HEMT Technologies for Space and Radio Applications
Takao Ishida, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

Military Hardware/Software

Third-Gen SiGe Reduces Noise and Power Consumption

TowerJazz recently announced the company's third-generation 0.18 µm SiGe technology, SBC18H3, offering transistors with 240 GHz Ft and 260 GHz Fmax in a cost-effective and analog-friendly 0.18 µm node.
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Ultra Low Loss PIN Diode RF Switches
Paciwave Inc.

Paciwave has developed a new family of ultra low loss PIN diode RF switches for military and instrumentation applications that feature high switching speed, high isolation and excellent VSWR.
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Aluminum Diamond Heat Spreader Material for GaN Devices
Nano Materials International

Nano Materials International has introduced aluminum diamond metal matrix composites (MMC) for use as heat spreaders that can reduce GaN junction temperatures by up to 25 percent, has a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) close to that of SiC and metallization well suited for die attach.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, President and CEO of Fallon & Associates Consulting, provides a comprehensive look at how each of the military services are contracting for hardware sustainment and program office support to address urgent warfighter operational needs after 10 years of sustained military operations.
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Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the strategic technologies practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column, Anwar covers how military contracts continue their momentum as Russians join the AESA party.
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Educational Webinars

Interference Analysis Using Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

Innovations in Signal Analysis Series
September 21, 2011
1:00 PM ET
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Agilent Technologies

Replacement of Obsolete Instrumentation in A&D Test Systems

Technical Education Webinar Series
September 27, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Agilent Technologies

Oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz
The R&S RTO oscilloscopes combine high measurement accuracy, operating convenience and speed. But what's behind some of their features: Why hardware-accelerated histogram analysis? Why a high acquisition rate of 1 million waveforms per second? Why accurately adjustable trigger hysteresis? Why a high number of effective bits? Get answers here.

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Portland, OR
September 19-23, 2011

EuMW 2011
Manchester, UK
October 9-14, 2011

The 2011 Defence and Security Forum (at EuMW 2011)
Manchester, UK
October 12, 2011

European Defence Conference
Warsaw, Poland
October 20-21, 2011

Baltimore, MD
November 7-10, 2011

AOC 2011
Washington, DC
November 13-16, 2011

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