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NMDG Secures Venture Financing

To accelerate product and market development, NMDG NV , a provider of ‘next-generation characterization and analysis tools’ for the high-frequency electronics and communication market, has secured a meaningful amount of venture capital funding. In 2006, the Belgian company was able to strengthen its position through the R&D industrial project,...
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SCS Acquires Parylene Japan K.K.

Specialty Coating Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Parylene Japan K.K. (PJKK). PJKK, which is a joint venture between SCS and Three Bond Co. Ltd., was established in 1990 to provide world class Parylene conformal coating services and technologies in Japan. Sole ownership of PJKK enables SCS to...
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Elcoteq and Telsima Partnership Targets India

Elcoteq SE , an integrated electronics manufacturing services company with original design manufacturing capabilities in the communications technology field, has become the global manufacturing partner for Telsima, a developer of WiMAX-based broadband wireless access and DCME voice compression solutions. The company, which provides box build manufacturing for WiMAX CPEs,...
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A Direct-conversion Receiver for 5 GHz Wireless LAN with Sub-harmonic Down-conversion

This article describes a CMOS direct-conversion receiver for 5 GHz wireless LAN. Sub-harmonic mixing is used for down-conversion to minimize the DC-offset due to LO-leakage. The residual DC-offset is cancelled by a digital-to-analog converter at the ou...
Among the various kinds of wireless communication systems, wireless LAN (WLAN) is the most popular for short-range communications, due to its high data rate. For low cost and low power implementation of a WLAN terminal, a fully integrated CMOS RF transceiver is required for which a low- or zero-IF...
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Analysis of Ultra-Wideband Ridged-horn Antennas for Ground Penetrating Radar Systems

In this article, the characterization by numerical analysis and the experimental results for two real ultra-wideband (UWB) ridged-horn antennas, used in the reflection configuration that is usually exploited in ground penetrating radar (GPR) prospectin...
Ultra-wide band (UWB) antennas are used in several applications, ranging from GPR prospecting, wireless communications, to detection for safety and non-destructive diagnostic sensing 1-2 . In particular, with regard to the specific issue of non-destructive microwave sensing, the availability of a larger band implies that it is possible to...
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A Radar-based Concealed Threat Detector

This article describes a system that is capable of detecting dangerous objects carried under a person’s clothing from a standoff position. The system is autonomous and automatically renders a decision regarding the outcome of a test for a particular pe...
This project was started in order to develop a device that could detect concealed guns on people to protect police officers by allowing them to frisk a suspect at a distance. The original concept was to have the unit in a handheld, battery operated package. Other applications included the...
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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Broad Area Maritime Surveillance

Northrop Grumman Corp. has successfully completed a program of simulations, demonstrations and tests designed to provide the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program with low programmatic and technical risk. Northrop Grumman’s BAMS Head Start Program successfully completed four system-level simulations as hosted on a prototype mission control system and...
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Harris Corp. Introduces New Border Security System

Harris Corp. unveiled the Harris Border Security Shelter, a system that links information and communications technologies used to detect illegal border crossing or other threats to national security. The shelter’s advanced technologies can help increase the flow of information and speed response times to potential threats. The Border Security...
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Raytheon to Provide Counter-Narcoterrorism Programs

Raytheon Technical Services Co. (RTSC) LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Co., has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD)’s counter-narcoterrorism activities. This multiple contractor award has an estimated ceiling value of $15 B. The scope of work across all task...
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