Industry News

IMS 2009 to Offer Robust Technical Program

The program for this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), is now available. The IMS 2009 conference will feature 430 technical presentations, organized in four technical tracks: Microwave Modeling; Active Components; Passive Components; and Microwave Systems....
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Micronetics Receives $5 M for Microwave Subassemblies

Micronetics Inc. announced that its New Jersey-based subsidiary, Microwave Concepts (Micro-Con), has received advanced funding of approximately $5 M from a major defense OEM for highly integrated microwave subassemblies. These subassemblies are used as part of a complex jamming system. In addition to this advanced funding, full funding of...
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A Custom III-V Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Model

Communication systems today comprise the major use of GaAs technology with the highest volumes found in the cellular handset front-end. Here, heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) power amplifiers (PA) and Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (PHEMT) switches enjoy a comfortable market share. In this environment, the demands of production design...
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Drop-in Industry Replacement Frequency Synthesizers

EM Research has developed the ZLX Series of drop-in frequency synthesizers with models operating from 800 MHz to 3.8 GHz that are replacements for many industry standard PLOs and synthesizers. The ZLX Series is a cost-effective replacement that provides design engineers with improved signal source performance without any need...
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VHF OCXO with Extra-low Noise Floor

Over the past 50 years crystal oscillators have become ubiquitous wherever a stable reference is needed in RF systems. Oven-controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO) in the 5 to 10 MHz range are typically used to provide very stable frequency references, or where ultra-low phase noise is required very close to...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News IEEE , the world’s largest technical professional society, signed a merger agreement with the honor society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), a nonprofit, public-service organization comprising nearly 200 university chapters. The merger, which will go into effect by mid-2009 pending final approval, will make HKN the official honor...
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