Industry News

Backside Connections

Various high frequency backside interface designs, which are critical to good RF performance in all connector systems
Backside Connections Bill Oldfield Wiltron Co. Morgan Hill, CA The connector interface and its effect on calibration accuracy have been discussed previously. 1 This article focuses on the other side of the connector, the backside, where the connector interfaces with the circuit. It is this area where the design...
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Integrated Radar Receiver Front Ends

The overall characterisitcs of components in an integrated radar receiver front-end assembly
Integrated Radar Receiver Front Ends Part two of a two-part tutorial series on radar front-end components follows. Part one appeared in the January issue of Microwave Journal and discussed low noise amplifier (LNA) characteristics for radar front-end applications. This article takes a broader look at the radar receiver front...
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Comparing Analog and Digital Techniques for Measuring Noise Power Ratio

Techniques used to characterize device or subsystem performance through noise power ratio measurements
Comparing Analog and Digital Techniques for Measuring Noise Power Ratio Generally, noise power ratio (NPR) measurement is accomplished with a diode-based noise generator as a stimulus and a spectrum analyzer for analysis. However, a digitally generated stimulus and vector signal analyzer deliver more repeatable results in less time. Roland...
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Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the RF/Microwave Industry: Part II

Part two of a two-part list of acronyms and abbreviations used in Microwave Journal and by others in the RF/microwave industry
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the RF/Microwave Industry: Part II Part two of a two-part list of acronyms and abbreviations used in Microwave Journal articles over the past few years follows. Part one appeared in the February issue. GMDSS Global Maritime Distress Signal System GMSK Gaussian-filtered minimum-shift keying GPIB...
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Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit Peter Burian , CEO of Modular Components National Inc., died suddenly on September 16, 1996. He was 44. Burian was born in Nuremberg, Germany and raised in Bucks County, PA. Following graduation from Penn State University, Burian became a machinist and in 1981 cofounded Modular Components...
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New Literature

New Literature Defense/Aerospace Newsletter This newsletter, Analog Briefings, features updates on electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, the worldwide qualified manufacturers list certification, the Quad-SHARC series multi-SHARC modules and new products in the RADTESTSM database. Analog Devices Inc., Wilmington, MA (617) 937-1428. Coaxial Cable Analyzer Data Sheet This coaxial cable analyzer...
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News from Washington

News from Washington Tri-service Joint Exercise Tests Sea Ferret Missile A joint operational demonstration conducted by the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet submarine force demonstrated real-time linking of Northrop Grumman’s Sea Ferret missile with a nuclear attack submarine, Marine Corps reconnaissance forces and Army aviators. The exercise examined potential applications...
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International Report

Rohde & Schwarz Launch TETRA Test System German contractor Rohde & Schwarz has launched a new test system designed to verify, quality assure and type approve trans-European trunked radio (TETRA) base and mobile stations. The TETRA standard (which incorporates the Technical Basis for Regulation (TBR) 35 document) is nearing...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market US Electronics Factory Sales Rise 10 Percent through Third Quarter The Electronic Industries Association reports that US factory sales of electronics equipment and products reached nearly $296 B during the first nine months of 1996, an increase of 10 percent over 1995’s total of $269.4 B for...
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The Book End

The Book End The Mobile Communications Handbook Jerry D. Gibson CRC Press Inc. in cooperation with IEEE Press 577 pages; $79.95 This mobile communications handbook includes technologies ranging from cordless telephones, digital cellular radio and evolving personal communications systems to wireless data and networks. Various aspects of modulation, digital...
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