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December 15, 2011

A Common Measurement Platform to Address Mixed-Signal Integration Challenges in Complex Radar Systems

This application note presents a common analysis platform to bridge the gap between baseband and RF designers and teams. Using Agilent's vector signal analysis software, a logic analyzer, a Digital Oscilloscope and SystemVue software, you'll discover a new approach to create a working radar system.

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Industry News

Ducommun Awarded $14 M for Aircraft Program

CTS Corp. to Acquire Valpey Fisher Corp.

Micronetics Receives a $2.4 M Contract Award to Supply Microwave Subsystems

API Technologies Receives $1.4 M for Precision Position Sensors

Harris Completes Preliminary Design Review for SAR Payload

TiaLinx Inc. Announces Launch of Phoenix50-A, a Small Unmanned Aerial System

Astrium and Thales Alenia Space Achieve Milestone in UAE

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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

Using Smart People to Form Future Mobile Wireless Networks
Simon L. Cotton and William G. Scanlon Queen's University Belfast

A Compact Microstrip Diplexer Using Composite Right-/Left-Handed Transmission Line with Enhanced Harmonic Suppression
He-Xiu Xu, Guang-Ming Wang, Jian-Gang Liang and Tian-Peng Li, Missile Institute of Air Force Engineering University

US Army Awards SRC $9 M Contract for OWL Radar Prototype Development
Dan Masse, Microwave Journal

Military Hardware/Software

CST STUDIO SUITE 2012: System Assembly and Modeling
CST of America

Introduction to CST's newest release of CST STUDIO SUITE?, which comprises CST's full 3D electromagnetic simulation as well as other tools, dedicated to specific problems, such as cable harness or EM/circuit co-simulation.
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Ultralow Noise and Spurs 373 to 5790 MHz Integer-N Synthesizers
Linear Technology

Introduction to a device in a family of high performance integer-N frequency synthesizers with integrated VCO, delivering -226 dBc/Hz normalized closed-loop in-band phase noise, -274 dBc/Hz normalized in-band 1/f noise and best-in-class -103 dBc spurious output.
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GaN MMIC Switch Handles 40 W from DC to 6 GHz
TriQuint Semiconductor

Introduction to a GaN MMIC SPDT switch that operates from DC to 6 GHz and can handle up to 40 W CW.
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Expert Insights

Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the strategic technologies practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column, Anwar reviews the new products and market trends from MILCOM 2011, which took place last month in Baltimore.
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Patrick Hindle, Microwave Journal Technical Editor, reviews the RF/microwave products that were on display at the Annual AOC Convention last month in Washington, DC.
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Educational Webinars

Defence Forum Videos and Presentations

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Electromagnetic Simulation in Radar System Design

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December 15, 2011
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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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