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Industry News EMS Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Satamatics Global Ltd. , a global provider of Inmarsat IsatM2M (machine-to-machine or “M2M”) services, headquartered in Tewkesbury, UK. The acquisition complements the company’s existing Iridium- and Inmarsat-based tracking solutions. EMS expects the acquisition to...
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Integrated Power Dividing Antenna Receivers

This article reviews four designs of highly integrated front-end receivers that use a power dividing antenna. Through this antenna, a discrete power divider function can be achieved by the antenna itself, yielding a compact receiver front-end.
Nowadays, microwave antennas are widely used, especially in achieving the objective of maximal integration for personal communication systems. These antennas can be mounted on the surface of high performance aircrafts, satellites, missiles, mobile phones and others. Integrated antennas are a combination of solid-state devices and circuits with printed antenna...
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Developing Highly Ruggedized Silicon MOSFETs for RF Amplifier Applications

This article describes a new vertical silicon MOSFET that has been developed specifically for high power RF amplifier applications. The High Voltage Vertical Field Effect Transistor (HVVFET™) is engineered with unique structural features that produce h...
High power RF amplifiers are expected to provide high primary performance parameters such as output power, gain and efficiency, as well as operate reliably for more than 20 years in the field. Traditionally, designers have built these amplifiers using components fabricated in cost-effective silicon-based technologies such as bipolar or...
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Optimizing 4 GHz Mission Critical Networks

There are a number of applications and uses for the 4.4 to 4.99 GHz band. These include the 4.4 to 4.5 GHz band, which is designated in the US and NATO countries for military fixed and mobile communications. Typical uses include point-to-point microwave links and telemetry applications such as...
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Catalog Update

Technical Overview This new technical overview explains the performance capabilities of the Agilent N9360A mobile station tester, which is a multi-format economy test platform with just enough go/no go test capabilities to meet the needs of the low cost mobile station test market. The free technical overview, “Agilent N9360A...
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New Products

New Waves: Radar/Antennas Surface-mount Antenna The Mixtus A10194 has been added to the gigaNOVA® range of surface-mount antennas. It is a dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SMD antenna that operates over the full 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and 4.9 to 5.9 GHz bands and is designed for use...
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