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INTERNATIONAL REPORT Russo-French Tie-up Targets Mars Exploration French space system contractor Alcatel Space has teamed with Russia's Babakin Space Centre to develop elements of France's Premier Mars exploration programme. Under the deal, the Babakin Centre will take responsibility for the design, development and production of the landing system to...
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New Literature

NEW LITERATURE * RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog This 207-page catalog features the company's adapters, cables, connectors, amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, directional couplers and bridges, filters and limiters, impedance test accessories, mixers, network analyzer accessories, power dividers and splitters, power sensors, spectrum analyzer accessories, switches, terminations and waveguide accessories....
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New Products

NEW PRODUCTS COMPONENTS * Three-way Power Divider This complete line of three-way power dividers is designed for wireless communication bands from 800 MHz through 2.6 GHz. The casing is less than half the size of a typical printed microstrip three-way power divider, which is achieved by the use of...
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News from Washington

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON ECS Awards Long-term AWACS Sustainment, Modernization ContractThe Air Force has entered a long-term contract that will continue support to the Airborne Warning and Control System, better known as AWACS. The AWACS Program Office signed the agreement, which has a potential value of up to $7 B...
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WORKSHOPS & COURSES

WORKSHOPS & COURSES Basic Antenna Concepts * Topics: Provides a practical understanding of the fundamental principles of antennas. Mathematical explanations will be minimized, while intuitive physical explanations and laboratory demonstrations will be emphasized. * Site: Atlanta, GA * Dates: September 25­28, 2001 * Contact: Continuing Educations, Georgia Institute of...
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Using APLAC to Simulate an RFIC Mixer

Use of the APLAC Design Suite to simulate integrated mixer circuitry
PRODUCT FEATURE ="BANNER"> Using APLAC to Simulate an RFIC Mixer APLAC Solutions Inc. Irving, TX Mixers are important RF elements in modern communication devices. As the size of devices is reduced, RF integration is increased. Using the APLAC Design Suite, integrated mixer circuitry can be simulated using the RFIC...
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Wireless Telecommunications Testing with S-series Microwave Power Amplifiers

Introduction to a line of amplifiers optimized for wireless telecommunication test use
PRODUCT FEATURE Wireless Telecommunications Testing with S-series Microwave Power Amplifiers Amplifier Research Souderton, PA Amplifier Research offers a broad range of power amplifiers covering DC to 40 GHz with output power ranging from 1 to 10,000 W. While applications include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, RF component testing, physics (plasma...
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A Broadband Vector Network Analyzer

A new high performance broadband vector network analyzer covering the 40 MHz to 110m GHz frequency range
ON THE COVER A Broadband Vector Network Analyzer Microwave Measurements Division, Anritsu Company Morgan Hill, CA A new high performance, broadband measurement solution is being introduced. The model ME7808A broadband vector network analyzer (VNA) covers the 40 MHz to 110 GHz frequency range in a single high speed sweep....
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Frequency Control in a Low Voltage, Wide Tuning VCO Design at 2.4 GHz

A low voltage and wide tuning range voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) at 2.4 GHz is developed for ISM applications. A design procedure with the parasitics of packaged devices considered is offered. A VCO with a 200 MHz tuning range for less than 2 V ...
TECHNICAL FEATURE Frequency Control in a Low Voltage, Wide Tuning VCO Design at 2.4 GHz A low voltage and wide tuning range voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) at 2.4 GHz is developed for ISM applications. A design procedure with the parasitics of packaged devices considered is offered. A VCO with...
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* Two Novel Radar Vehicle Detectors for the Replacement of a Conventional Loop Detector

Introduction to intrusive and non-intrusive radar vehicle detectors developed at 24 GHz
TECHNICAL FEATURE Two Novel Radar Vehicle Detectors for the Replacement of a Conventional Loop Detector In this article, intrusive and non-intrusive radar vehicle detectors, compatible with existing inductive loop detectors (ILD) without any modification of the communication algorithm, have been developed at 24 GHz. The intrusive detector is based...
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