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Transient Simulations at RF Frequencies

Harmonic balance simulation is a fast and effective means for accurately predicting the steady-state performance of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave circuits. Transient simulation is also important for predicting the time-domain behavior of many of these circuits, especially when they include oscillators, frequency dividers and mixed-signal functions. Several SPICE-based circuit...
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US Air Force Research Laboratory Exercises Option for X-band Thin Radar Aperture

Raytheon Co.’s option to proceed with its X-band thin radar aperture (XTRA) contract has been exercised, allowing the company to produce the next generation radar antenna technology for the J-UCAS (Joint Unmanned Air Combat System) that could revolutionize manned and unmanned combat systems. The AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory)...
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Northrop Grumman Readies Commercial Aircraft Anti-missile System

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced it will install and flight test its commercial aircraft protection system on a Boeing 747 and MD-11 this year. The system, called Guardian, represents the successful transfer of proven military directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) technology to protect commercial aircraft from attack by ground-based, shoulder-fired missiles....
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Raytheon's Affordable Ground Based Radar Passes Milestone

Raytheon Co.’s Affordable Ground Based Radar (AGBR) passed a critical milestone during a recent United States Marine Corps test in support of the goal to field future radar sensors configured in a tactical and highly mobile design for the Marine Expeditionary Forces worldwide. In line with the schedule laid...
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Lockheed Martin Conducts Fourth Succesful Test of Guided MLRS

Lockheed Martin conducted the fourth flight test of a Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket at White Sands Missile Range, NM. Test objectives included demonstrating the GMLRS Unitary rocket in the delay mode, the improved guidance software, and the warhead and fuzing mechanism under cold weather conditions....
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Filtronic and RFMD Broker Strategic Supplier Relationship

Filtronic plc, a global designer and manufacturer of customised microwave electronic subsystems and components for the wireless telecommunications and defence industries, and RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), have signed a supply agreement for the manufacture of high volume pHEMT GaAs products on the Filtronic 6 inch processing facility based...
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Alliance Extends Semiconductor R&D Activities

The Crolles2 Alliance partners, Freescale Semiconductor, Philips and STMicroelectronics, have extended the scope of their joint semiconductor research and development activities to include R&D related to wafer testing and packaging, in addition to the original development of sub 100 nm CMOS process technologies. This agreement reflects the special needs...
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Chipcon and Figure 8 Wireless Merger to Provide Ultimate ZigBee Solution

Chipcon Group ASA has acquired Figure 8 Wireless Inc., in an all stock transaction. The merger between Chipcon AS, the provider of low power, low data rate RFICs, and Figure 8 Wireless, a provider of ZigBee ready software and firmware, will provide a comprehensive end-to-end ZigBee platform. It will...
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Intercellular Selects Harris for Nigeria Network Expansion

Intercellular Nigeria Ltd., a private telecommunications operator in Nigeria, has selected Harris Corp. to provide microwave radio links for a multi-million dollar network expansion. Taking advantage of the rapid and easy deployment of the company's family of digital PDH microwave radios, the Harris line of radio systems will enable...
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Icomera Gets on Track in Sweden

Scandinavian train operator, SJ, has awarded Icomera the €11 million contract to equip its fleet with the company’s Wireless Onboard Internet Service. Under the terms of the contract Icomera will deliver its Intercity Edition for the current X2000 train type and Commuter Edition for the new X40 fleet. Significantly...
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