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EMS Wins Contract to Build Space Program

April 13, 2006
EMS Technologies Inc. announced that its Defense and Space Systems division has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed US prime contractor to build electronics for a US Department of Defense satellite program. The contract award calls for EMS to build an undisclosed quantity of units that will find...
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Andrew Acquires Precision Antennas

April 13, 2006
Andrew Corp. has acquired Precision Antennas Ltd. , a Stratford, England-based provider of antennas for terrestrial and satellite communications systems. Under the agreement, Andrew paid approximately $26 M to acquire the subsidiary of UK-based Cobham plc. Precision Antennas designs and produces microwave antennas for use in carrying point-to-point radio...
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M/A-COM Launches RFIC Assembly and Testing Services

April 13, 2006
M/A-COM , a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components, announced the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) assembly and testing service targeted towards commercial and defense applications and manufacturers. Based in the company's Lowell, MA facility, M/A-COM's reduced time-to-market...
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New Products

Amplifiers and Oscillators
April 11, 2006
High Power RF Amplifier The model SSPA 0.020-0.520-100 is a high power, super broadband, RF amplifier that op-erates from 20 to 520 MHz. This power amplifier is ideal for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high power over a multi-octave bandwidth....
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The Book End

April 11, 2006
Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques: Second Edition George D. Vendelin, Anthony Pavio and Ulrich L. Rohde Wiley-Interscience • 1078 pages; $148 ISBN: 0-471-41479-4 Approximately 15 years have passed since the first edition of this book. While the basic principles have not changed, today’s technology provides huge...
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Around The Circuit

April 11, 2006
INDUSTRY NEWS Smiths Group announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Lorch Microwave LLC , adding microwave filter technology to its electronic components and subsystems Interconnect business. Smiths Group has acquired the business for $25 M from undisclosed private vendors, including $1 M payable after July...
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A Compact, Efficient 25 W Ku-band Power Amplifier

April 10, 2006
Demand for higher data rates and greater mobility in satellite communications is driving the need for smaller, lighter, more efficient and less costly power amplifiers. Using its patented spatial power combining, Wavestream has introduced a 25 W P1dB Ku-band power amplifier that draws under 200 W DC and fits...
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Aeroflex and Cetecom Spain Outline Product Development Roadmap

April 10, 2006
Following their recent contract win for development of the WiMAX Forum's 802.16e protocol conformance test solution, Aeroflex and Cetecom Spain have now outlined the roadmap for the product's planned development and introduction. Initial discussions with prospective technology partners are underway, all of whom will benefit from early access to...
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Applies Surveillance Technology for US Marines in Iraq

April 10, 2006
United States military forces stationed in Iraq will soon utilize surveillance technology and methods adapted from those used by police departments to track and investigate gang activity. Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with Chicago and Los Angeles police departments, is employing counter-insurgency (COIN) surveillance technology to support urban operations conducted...
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Raytheon, ITT to Offer Early, Affordable Wideband Radios

April 10, 2006
Two military communication leaders, Raytheon Co. and ITT, are collaborating on two new, highly affordable software communication systems, the Microlight-3G and the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Advanced Improvement Program-enhanced (SINCGARS ASIP-E). The new products share common modules, waveform capabilities and operating environments. Pre-production units for user evaluation...
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