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Industry News AWR , a leader in high frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announced it has acquired Simulation Technology and Applied Research Inc. (STAAR), Mequon, WI, a developer of 3D parallelized FEM tools for EM simulation of components and subsystems operating at RF and microwave frequencies. STAAR is now...
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RFID: The Next Generation Auto-ID Technology

Auto-ID technology is implemented in several different ways, including barcodes, lasers, voice recognition and biometrics. These techniques suffer from limitations such as the need for line-of-sight (LOS) with the interrogator (lasers and barcodes), low data storage capacities (barcodes) and the need for human intervention (voice recognition and biometrics). Radio...
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New Digital Attenuator Product Line

The Weinschel Associates DA series of digital attenuators represents the latest in programmable attenuator technology. The DA attenuator architecture combines the rugged design and superior performance expected of Weinschel Associates products with modern technology to achieve the ease of integration and price performance expected in a plug-and-play marketplace. The...
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Web Update

Test Solutions Aeroflex.com has been completely redesigned to be more user-friendly and easily accessible. The new site utilizes several convenient new features including a streamlined corporate home page and Aeroflex Test Solutions page, a product locator feature that makes finding products a snap and an integrated Google™ search engine....
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New Products

New Waves: Test and Measurement LTE Receiver Measurements Agilent announces LTE Receiver Measurements as a software upgrade to its proven drive test platform, protecting customers’ previous investments in receiver hardware and offering multiple tests that accelerate deployment of LTE networks. Network equipment manufacturers and wireless service providers can use...
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The Book End

FDTD Modeling of Metamaterials: Theory and Applications Yang Hao and Raj Mittra Master powerful new modeling tools that enable one to quantify and represent metamaterial properties with high accuracy. This first-of-its-kind book brings one up to speed on breakthrough finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) techniques for modeling metamaterial characteristics and behaviors...
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Career Corner

RF and Microwave Engineering May Still Thrive in 2009 While almost all segments of the electronics industry will be flat or decline in 2009, a few exceptions are possible. Defense sector Demand for engineers in the defense sector is stable according to the number of positions requiring security clearance....
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