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SPECTRUM OPENS MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CHINA

Spectrum Control , a designer and manufacturer of electronic control products and systems, opened its new China manufacturing facility. The newly constructed 75,000 ft 2 facility, in the Ling Tou District of Qiao Tou Town, a southern province of Guang Dong, was launched in grand style. The opening ceremony...
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ANDREW SELECTS AWR HIGH FREQUENCY EDA SOFTWARE

Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR), a provider of high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, announced that in a recent competitive tool evaluation, Andrew Corp. , Orland Park, IL, selected AWR's Microwave OfficeR and Visual System SimulatorT (VSS) products. Andrew designs multi-carrier radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers for communications...
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SWIFT CERTIFICATION FOR TEMEX IN CHINA

Just months after being inaugurated, Temex Frequency Electronics Shanghai Co. Ltd. has successfully achieved ISO9001:2000 certification, the internationally recognized quality standard, for its Shanghai facility. Launched in October 2005, the subsidiary is a joint venture between Temex, as the majority shareholder with 83 percent, and Lemax with 17 percent....
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RWS 2006 PRODUCT WRAP-UP

The IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), held last week, January 17-19 in San Diego, CA, provided a meeting place for 125+ exhibitors to gather and showcase their newest products. If a show’s success can be measured by the number of product announcements, RWS 2006 certainly proved to be...
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Transistor LC Oscillators for Wireless Applications: Theory and Design Aspects, Part II

Second of a three-part article presenting both linear and nonlinear phase noise models for parallel feedback and negative resistance oscillators
Part I of this tutorial article 1 gave a detailed discussion and analysis of the start-up and steady-state oscillation conditions for transistor LC oscillators with emphasis on CMOS devices. Part II presents both linear and nonlinear phase noise models for the parallel feedback and negative resistance oscillators. Each approach...
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Sampling IF Filters and the Return of the Superheterodyne Receiver

The US military seeks to benefit from commercial off-the-shelf communications software.
Wireless systems-on-a-chip (SoC) have seen very high levels of integration in the last few years because the market is demanding reduced cost and low component count. Further to this trend, the integration of multiple standards has been introduced into the SoC. This integration strategy has caused superheterodyne receiver architectures...
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The Book End

Planar Microwave Engineering: A Practical Guide to Theory, Measurements and Circuits Thomas H. Lee. Cambridge University Press 880 pages; $75 ISBN: 0-521-83526-7 This book covers everything one needs to know to design, build and test a high frequency circuit. Chapter 1 provides a short history of RF and microwave...
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New Literature

Digital Debug Solutions CD-ROM This CD-ROM will assist design engineers with measurement insight into tough digital debug problems with information about tools that can help minimize project risk and drive products to market faster. The CD also provides quick access to application notes, product data sheets and web links....
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Around the Circuit

Industry News Smiths Group announced that it is expanding its interconnect business with the acquisition of Millitech Inc. A Massachusetts-based business, Millitech specializes in the design and manufacturing of millimeter-wave components, assemblies and integrated antenna systems for satellite communications, radar, passive imaging, space and remote sensing applications. Smiths acquired...
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Software Update

Design Software The LINC2 software combines high performance RF and microwave circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization into a single integrated program. This software provides a suite of design tools for the exact synthesis of a wide variety of active and passive circuits. LINC2’s comprehensive amplifier synthesis tool produces...
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