Industry News

New Products: Intergrated Circuit

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT Floating-point DSP The model TMS320C6701 digital signal processor (DSP) is both pin- and code-compatible with the company's fixed-point model TMS320C62x DSP, creating a fixed- and floating-point universal platform architecture that enables 100 percent reuse of fixed-point code for faster time-to-market. The company's new mixed-signal data converter connects...
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New Products: Sources

SOURCES Low Profile OCXOs The CMO5000 series low profile oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO) offer a holdover frequency stability an order of magnitude better than the Stratum III telecommunications requirement in a space-saving, low profile package. The units' oven construction allows the entire oscillator to be encapsulated in a package...
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New Products: Test Equipment

TEST EQUIPMENT Compact Interference Generators The models UCS500M/2 and UCS500M/4 compact interference generators offer full-compliance testing to six specifications for immunity, including IEC 1000-4-2, 4-4, 4-5, 4-8, 4-9 and 4-11. Testing is accomplished via technology that integrates waveforms using a built-in coupling/decoupling network. The UCS500M/2 and UCS500M/4 test to...
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New Products: Sub-Systems

SUBSYSTEMS RF Fiber Link Solution The model 2204 RF link solution supports four RF-over-fiber links (in a 1U rack chassis) used for the high quality transport of signals in the 10 MHz to 2 GHz bandwidth range. Weatherproofed outside enclosures are also available. The unit is a connectorized, ready-to-use...
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New Products: Processing Equipment

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT 0.6 mm CMOS Process This 5 V, 0.6 mm CMOS process enables mixed-signal parts to be implemented with high digital content. Roughly twice as many gates can be packed on the same real estate as was achievable with the 0.8 mm process. A library of 45 megacells,...
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New Products: Software

SOFTWARE Translator Program The model D2G Windows '95-/NT-based DXF™-to-Gerber™ translator incorporates view and edit functions such as scaling, mirroring, rotation or addition of text. The user is able to import files, view and edit before outputting Gerber files. Price: $495. Delivery: stock. T-Tech Inc., Atlanta, GA (770) 455-0676. Fixture...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Proposals Solicited for UCAV Feasibility Demonstration A joint solicitation from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and US Air Force seeks proposals for an advanced technology demonstration (ATD) program that would demonstrate the feasibility of an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) system capable of carrying out...
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International Report

International Report Africa Launches Its First Direct TV Broadcast Satellite Africa’s first direct television broadcast satellite was launched successfully in April from Kourou, French Guiana aboard the Ariane 4 rocket V108. Constructed for Egypt’s NILESAT company, the new 1840 kg NILESAT 101 spacecraft, which was developed by Matra Marconi...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market Live In-flight Television Available to Corporate Jet Passengers Airshow TV, a product of Airshow Inc., has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide television programming via satellite to in-flight private jet aircraft. Digital television entertainment service provider DIRECTV® has signed an agreement with Airshow to...
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The Book End

The Book End Active and Quasi-optical Arrays for Solid-state Power Combining Robert A. York and Zoya B. Popovic John Wiley & Sons Inc. 526 pages; $89.95 The quasi-optical approach is particularly attractive at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Most of the basic components in microwave receivers and transmitters have been...
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