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Elbit Systems was awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force ("FAB") for the supply of a Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System. The Hermes 900 will be operated by FAB in combined missions with the Hermes 450 fleet, already in operational use. Both UAS will carry safety and security missions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Games.
ABI Research’s latest forecast for outdoor small cells indicates a healthy 2014 growth in equipment revenue at a year-on-year rate of 33% to $1.8 billion. This growth comes thanks to operators like AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Telefonica, Softbank, SK Telecom, and Sprint driving shipments of both outdoor and Metrocell deployments.
Anritsu Co. announces it has developed the wireless industry’s first PTCRB-approved protocol test case for IMS Emergency Services. This critical test case is now available on the ME7834L Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) system. Anritsu recently became the only supplier of approved test cases for this increasingly relevant technology during the PVG#64 meeting held in Beijing.
SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/Microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center, offers PIN diodes that feature low capacitance and resistance, high reliability, and easy bonding with F.A.C. mesas.
TEGAM Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF power measurements, was recently awarded Patent No. 8,558,556, “Planar-axial thermistor for bolometry.” This patent describes a novel way to construct very small planar thermistors on a substrate with very low heat transfer. The thermistors are more thermally isolated from the environment than are commercially-produced thermistors. Both the small size and thermal isolation make them useful for measuring RF power at microwave frequencies up to 70 GHz.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced its sponsorship of a small cell workshop at the 2014 Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON).
Coilcraft's 0603USB series common mode choke optimized for USB 3.0, HDMI, IEEE 1394 and LVDS applications
Coilcraft’s 0603USB Series Common Mode Chokes virtually eliminate common mode noise in high-speed, differential mode signal transmission applications such as USB 3.0, HDMI, SATA, IEEE1394 and LVDS, supporting data rates up to 4.8 Gbit/s.
Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced that it has launched a new certification program for PCB fabricators. The program is open to qualifying fabricators in the United States able to demonstrate the ability to process such high-speed digital materials as Isola’s I-Tera MT and I-Speed.
RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced it has signed a
Watch episode 9 (Mar 24, 2014) of the bi-weekly industry update video series, Frequency Matters. Editors David Vye and Pat Hindle discuss the key technical articles from our March Cable and Connector supplement, breaking news on the Hittite acquisition, and event summaries.