Industry News

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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The Book End

Design of RF and Microwave Amplifiers and Oscillators, Second Edition Pieter L.D. Abrie This newly revised edition of this classic book has been updated to include expanded derivations and problem sets, helping to make the material even more accessible and easier to master. The second edition adds critical coverage...
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Catalog Update

Selection Guide Agilent’s updated Antenna Test Selection Guide now includes the PNA-X measurement receiver that offers a 30 percent faster data acquisition speed than any other antenna receiver on the market. This selection guide helps customers select the hardware necessary to make accurate antenna and radar and cross-section measurements....
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