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November 17, 2011

Solutions for Wideband Radar and SatCom Measurements

This application discusses using wide-bandwidth oscilloscopes to directly measure and analyze X, Ku, and Ka-band radar and SatCom transmitter outputs up to 32 GHz -- helping to eliminate the use of custom down-converter hardware and preventing calibration and system impairment issues.

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Industry News

Cobham Awarded Contracts in Excess of $72 M For Specialised Military Antennas

Harris Receives $20 M to Provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radios

Paper-based Wireless Sensor Could Help Detect Explosive Devices

Harris Names New Leaders for its RF Communications US DoD and International Businesses

Mercury Computer Systems Introduces 16 GHz Digital Frequency Discriminator

NPA1004 Delivers Smallest Wideband 50 W Military Communications PA Solution

Micronetics Receives $3.9 M Award to Supply Microwave Subsystems for US DoD

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Reactel's Low-profile Discrete Component Filters
The Flat Pack Series of Discrete Component Filters are available in the frequency range of 100 to 5000 MHz. These versatile units are available in profiles as low as 0.12" utilizing a wide array of circuit designs to realize extremely complex designs. Visit us online or contact us directly with your requirements.

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A&D Technologies

High Efficiency L-Band GaN Power Amplifier
S. Aich, J. Dhar, S.K. Garg, B.V. Bakori and R.K. Arora, Space Applications Center, ISRO

Divine Innovation: 10 Technologies Changing the Future of Passive and Control Components
David Vye, Microwave Journal Editor

MILCOM 2011: Back to Baltimore
Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal Technical Editor

Military Hardware/Software

New Line of 20 to 1000 MHz High Power Combiners and Directional Couplers
Werlatone Inc.

Werlatone recently expanded its offering of high power combiners and directional couplers to include a new product line supporting a full 20 to 1000 MHz bandwidth. These broadband units are a perfect fit for military and commercial applications alike, as they are all designed for extreme operating conditions.
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2400 to 2500 MHz Hermetically Sealed TO-8 VCO
Crystek Corp.

Crystek Corp. has designed the CVCOT8BE-2400-2500 TO-8 VCO that operates from 2400 to 2500 MHz and provides high performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments. The VCO features a typical phase noise of -101 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and excellent linearity. Tuning sensitivity is rated at 55 MHz/V.
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Expert Insight

Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the strategic technologies practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column, Anwar provides a review of recent defense contracts and new products, including AESA radar and GaN switches.
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Educational Webinars

Defence Forum Videos and Presentations

Video presentation of the Defence and Security Forum, including industry perspectives, market analysis and defence agency insights
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Electromagnetic Simulation in Radar System Design

RF&MW Series
December 15, 2011
11:30 AM ET
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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 to determine which of your products can be replaced and download interesting application notes about replacement for free.

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AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium and Exhibition
Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 22-24, 2012

AFCEA's 11th Annual Homeland Security Conference
Washington, DC
February 28-March 1, 2012

Washington, DC
March 12-15, 2012

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