Industry News

Design Enablement for RF and Microwave IC Design: Part I

This two-part series from Jazz Semiconductor presents recent developments in design support methodology from a pure-play wafer foundry specialized in RFCMOS and advanced CMOS technologies including BiCMOS, SiGe BiCMOS and high voltage CMOS. In part one...
The gigahertz era in consumer electronics has catalyzed the convergence of RF and microwave applications with mainstream large-scale semiconductor technology. This merging of technology has brought performance, manufacturability and time-to-market requirements into the forefront of a world once driven solely by design-to-specification. Stand-alone microwave circuits are rapidly moving to...
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Frequency Control in Transportation Applications

The first time frequency control devices were used in an automobile was in the 1930s when car radios from the Galvin Manufacturing Corp. were installed. Galvin Manufacturing was later renamed Motorola (the prefix “motor” was chosen because of the company’s early involvement in the automotive industry) and later the...
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Computation of Fields and SAR for MRI with Finite-difference, Time-domain Software

RF and microwave technology has been utilized in numerous medical applications, such as the study of electromagnetic radiation on the human body. Mobile handset and antenna manufacturers have performed Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements and/or...
In most fields today, electronic devices must meet strict certification requirements to ensure that humans are not exposed to excessive levels of radiated energy. If sufficiently high levels of power, quantified as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), are dissipated in human tissue, the result could be tissue heating and...
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Web Update

RF and Microwave Cable Assemblies ESM Cable Corp. manufactures RF and microwave cable assemblies for the defense/aerospace, telecom, medical and test markets. These assemblies operate everywhere from the racks of telecommunications equipment to multi-platform IED jammers and even the UAV’s flying high overhead. For over 10 years, ESM Cable...
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New Literature

Lightwave Catalog This catalog provides detailed product and application information on Agilent’s latest solutions for photonic testing of next-generation low cost optical devices and digital microwave solutions (BERTs, DCAs) for high speed devices. It covers photonic and transceiver measurement solutions that offer industry-leading performance for fastest time-to-market in next-generation...
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The Book End

RFID: A Guide to Radio Frequency Identification V. Daniel Hunt, Albert Puglia and Mike Puglia Wiley Interscience • 238 pages; $60 ISBN: 978-0-470-10764-5 Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is a wireless communication technology that enables users to uniquely identify tagged objects or people. This book provides a broad overview...
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