Industry News

ST Joins Microsystems Industrial Group at MTL

STMicroelectronics has become the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Group is an exclusive industry consortium that was founded in the 1980s to support Microsystems Technology Laboratories infrastructure and provide direction to...
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Technology Strategy Board to REfocus KTNs

Following a major review the Technology Strategy Board—an executive non-departmental public body established by the UK Government in 2007—is to refocus the work of its Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTN). The aim of the networks is bring together interested parties from business, universities and research organisations to stimulate innovation through...
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European Air Traffic Management Standard Adopted

A new page in the modern history of aeronautical standardization has been written by ETSI members and ETSI partner organization EUROCAE, with the adoption of a new European Standard on Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS). It is seen as a significant step towards the completion of...
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High-power RFIC Markets Going from Strength to Strength

ABI Research’s optimistic forecasts for the penetration of high-powered RF integrated circuits into the mobile wireless base station market have been borne out by the latest market developments. According to research director Lance Wilson, “Compared to the discrete devices they can replace, high-power RFICs take up less circuit board...
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Total Available Market for Microwave Tubes Approaching $1 B

While microwave and millimeter-wave high-power vacuum electron devices (VED) remain “below the radar” of many industry observers, the total available market (TAM) for this segment is nearly $1 B. Despite its size, and although these tubes (valves) remain essential elements in specialized military, scientific/medical and space communications applications, this...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News EMS Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Satamatics Global Ltd. , a global provider of Inmarsat IsatM2M (machine-to-machine or “M2M”) services, headquartered in Tewkesbury, UK. The acquisition complements the company’s existing Iridium- and Inmarsat-based tracking solutions. EMS expects the acquisition to...
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Integrated Power Dividing Antenna Receivers

This article reviews four designs of highly integrated front-end receivers that use a power dividing antenna. Through this antenna, a discrete power divider function can be achieved by the antenna itself, yielding a compact receiver front-end.
Nowadays, microwave antennas are widely used, especially in achieving the objective of maximal integration for personal communication systems. These antennas can be mounted on the surface of high performance aircrafts, satellites, missiles, mobile phones and others. Integrated antennas are a combination of solid-state devices and circuits with printed antenna...
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