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A GaAs MMIC LNA for Military and Commercial Applications from 29 to 36 GHz

Over the past two decades, the military market has widely embraced the use of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). The MMIC Program of the mid-1980s brought about significant advances in the design, manufacture and test capability of GaAs MMIC components. The advantages of using MMICs over their MIC/discrete hybrid...
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Ka-band Waveguide Ferrite Switches and Switch Matrices

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The defence market has particular requirements for highly reliable, fast switching, high power handling switches and switch matrices in Ka-band. This is the sector targeted by Thales MESL when extending its portfolio of microwave switch products by developing Ka-band waveguide ferrite switches and switch matrices for short range air/sea...
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Literature Showcase

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Capability Brochure This eight-panel folding brochure highlights the products and capabilities of the American Microwave family of companies. Products include solid-state switches, attenuators, DLVAs, phase shifters, amplifiers, filters, switched filter banks and integrated assemblies. Machine shop and clean room facilities are also detailed. Handy pocket panel houses the latest...
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The Road from RFIC to SoC

Twenty years ago, the microwave semiconductor industry in the US and subsequently all over the world got a boost from the Defense Advanced Research Procurement Activity, DARPA’s $600 M MIMIC (Microwave and Millimeter-wave Monolithic Integrated Circuits) program. Driven by an emphasis on production discipline, established through volume production, the...
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Internet Technology Improves Air Combat Capabilities

An Electronic System Center (ESC) capability, demonstrated in a “proof-of-concept” flight at Eglin AFB, FL, could translate into more effective information-sharing and better overall situation awareness. Flexible Access Secure Transfer, or FAST, is a technology concept managed by ESC’s Global Information Grid Systems Group, which delivers critical near-term operational...
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Northrop Grumman and Digital Fountain to Provide Advanced Communications

Northrop Grumman Corp. has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Digital Fountain Inc. to offer advanced communications technology to a wide range of US and allied government customers. Northrop Grumman provides world-class systems integration capabilities that can enable a variety of users to exchange real-time information on tactical...
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CORDA Centres on Maritime Research

A programme that could be instrumental in shaping military thinking over the next 20 years will be overseen by the Centre for Operational Research & Defence Analysis (CORDA). The wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems has been awarded the enabling contract by the UK MoD Research Acquisition Organisation to lead...
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Wireless Design Centre Thinks Twice

Ember’s Cambridge, UK-based IC design facility is set to double in size by the end of 2006, following the announcement of the company’s development partnership with STMicroelectronics on ZigBee projects. Its 11-strong hardware design team has already developed two ICs at the site, including the ZigBee industry’s first single...
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Columbus Heads for US

At a ceremony to mark the delivery of the European laboratory for the International Space Station (ISS), Columbus, by EADS SPACE Transportation to the European Space Agency (ESA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised the international cooperation aspects of Columbus and the ISS, as an example for a world with...
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