Industry News

Software Update

Virtual Field Monitor for AR Field Probes AR’s virtual field monitor provides a graphical user interface that allows control of all probe functions, while displaying probe data and status. The probe can control up to 16 probes – any combination of AR’s battery or laser powered field probes –...
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New Products

Passive and Control Components Programmable Attenuator The M-DVAN-6018-60DD-SK is a programmable attenuator that incorporates a new linearization circuit to enable fast and accurate attenuation switching. The new design focuses on quick settling and stable operation over temperature extremes. Switching between any attenuation level is typically settled within 1 dB...
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New Literature

Network Analyzer Brochure This free bro-chure explains how the company’s nonlinear vector network analyzer can provide the critical leap in technology to go beyond linear S-parameters. The technology allows for efficient and accurate analysis and design of active devices under real-world operating conditions. The brochure is available for download...
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The Book End

Surface Acoustic Wave Filters: Second Edition David Morgan 446 pages; $99.95, £59.99 • Academic Press ISBN: 978-0-1237-2537-0 This book expands the coverage of the earlier edition, published in 1985. At that time, many devices had been established in practical electronic systems, including signal processing devices and bandpass filters for...
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Career Corner

Microwave Engineers: For the Sake of the Future Microwave Power Transmission: Space-based Solar Power Beams Become Next Energy Frontier The idea of using satellites to beam solar power down from space is nothing new—the Department of Energy first studied it in the 1970s, and NASA took another look in...
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Then: Microwave Filter Design Techniques

Many papers have been written on the theoretical design of microwave filters and the methods for computing the theoretical constants of a particular filter are known. The gap between the computation of the constants of the filter parameters and the fabrication and alignment of the filter to realize the...
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Tutorial: VCO Design Explained, Lesson 2

This is the second of a two part series that discusses certain fundamentals in Voltage-Controlled Oscillator design. A voltage controlled oscillator or VCO is an oscillator that can be frequency controlled by an external voltage. The external voltage is called a tuning voltage and it is typically connected to...
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