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SUMMITEK AND TESTMART ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

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Summitek Instruments Inc. , a manufacturer of software products designed to automate spectrum management as well as S-parameter measurements, announced a new partnership agreement with TestMart Inc. TestMart, a marketplace operator and service provider for the test and measurement industry, will provide government marketplace services to better serve Summitek's...
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PHILIPS AND NEC FORM BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS JOINT VENTURE

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Royal Philips Electronics of The Netherlands and NEC Corp. of Japan have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture in enterprise communications, by NEC taking a majority share in Philips' Business Communications unit (PBC). The new company will be named NEC Philips Unified Solutions...
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EMS TECHNOLOGIES CLOSES SALE OF SPACE & TECHNOLOGY/MONTREAL DIVISION TO MDA

EMS Technologies Inc.
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EMS Technologies Inc. announced the closing of the sale of its Space & Technology/Montreal division to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), Vancouver, BC, Canada. EMS originally announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale on Oct. 31. During the past month, the two companies have worked...
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WIQUEST ANNOUNCES GIGABIT ULTRAWIDEBAND CHIPSET

WiQuest Communications
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WiQuest Communications , a fabless semiconductor company developing complete ultrawideband (UWB) solutions, announced the availability of its WQST110 and WQST101 chipset, the industry's first commercially-available, high performance silicon delivering wireless communication speeds up to one gigabit-per-second. Based on the WiMedia UWB physical layer (PHY) and media access controller (MAC)...
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Calibration Technology Enabling 67 GHz Multiport S-parameter Measurement with Confidence

Cascade Microtech Inc.
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Cascade Microtech has developed WinCal 2006™ with new software tools to address the many testing challenges brought on by the increase in the volume of complex, high speed semiconductors that are designed for use in mobile communications products such as cell phones, PDAs and laptop computers. Compounding the multi-gigabit...
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Complete Transmit Solutions Using a Quad-band Tx/Rx Front-end Module with Integrated Power Control

Skyworks Solutions Inc.
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Leaping ahead in the race to deliver more and more functionality and value to the handset maker, Skyworks Solutions has introduced the industry’s best transmit front-end solution (SKY77506) for GSM/GPRS segment. Two InGaP HBT power amplifiers (PA), a BiCMOS power controller and two PHEMT-based RF switches have been integrated...
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An Ultra-linear SP7T Handset Antenna Switch for GSM/PCS/EDGE/WCDMA Applications

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
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Industry standards bodies — such as the 3GPP Standards organization governing global cellular networks such as GSM, PCS, EDGE and WCDMA — are traditionally chartered to create a stable business environment for advancing technology in a competitive market. These industry standards — as simple as the pitch of a...
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The Influence of the Package Environment on the Functioning and Reliability of Capacitive RF-MEMS Switches

This article discusses the influence of the packaging process and environment on the functioning and reliability of capacitive RF-microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). It is shown that the packaging temperature profile can change the mechanical stress...
Ingrid De Wolf, Piotr Czarnecki, Anne Jourdain, Robert Modlinski and
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RF-MEMS switches offer a number of advantages for switching in the gigahertz range because of their low insertion loss, high linearity and low power consumption. 1 Several publications have reported on the performance of such switches, but more for non-packaged ‘naked’ samples. It is clear that the packaging process...
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RF Linear Power Amplifier Gain Stabilization Over Ambient Temperature

This article discusses the influence of the packaging process and environment on the functioning and reliability of capacitive RF-microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). It is shown that the packaging temperature profile can change the mechanical stress...
Oleksandr Gorbachov, STMicroelectronics
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The temperature stability of the RF output power level has become especially important for different handheld wireless communication systems. For GSM mobile handsets, an analog closed-loop power control, incorporated in the transmitter power amplifier (PA) chain, allows the main parameters of the PA to be stabilized over the ambient...
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Welcome to the 2006 Radio and Wireless Symposium

Fred Schindler, General Chairman, 2006 Radio and Wireless Symposium
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Welcome to the 2006 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium and the weeklong MTT Wireless event. We have planned the symposium and the overall event to give you the opportunity to learn about the latest in wireless systems, technologies, components, implementations, products and tools in a single week and in...
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