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ARC Configures Training Center in Taiwan

The industry's first comprehensive training center for configurable processor technology has been opened in Hsinchu, Taiwan by ARC International . Hsinchu is the capital of the country's multi-billion dollar semiconductor industry and the training center features senior instructors from ARC International and partner companies. They will guide customers and...
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Wireless Collaboration for RFI in Denmark

RFI-Wireless , the business arm of RFI Global Services who provide test and product approval services to the wireless and electronics sectors, has announced its collaboration with UCONNECT , Denmark. Located in Aalborg, UCONNECT is an independent international consulting company providing consulting expertise in sales, business development and product...
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LTX Relocates its Corporate Headquarters

LTX Corp. , a provider of semiconductor test solutions, announced that it has completed the relocation of its Westwood, Massachusetts corporate headquarters to a new facility in Norwood, Massachusetts. LTX’s new 56,000 square foot facility is located in a 49 acre research and development office park less than two...
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Micromanipulator Acquired by Flywheel Ventures

The Micromanipulator Co. , a leader in analytical probing equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced that Flywheel Ventures , a New Mexico-based venture capital firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company for an undisclosed amount from its current owner, the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech"). In addition...
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Design and Fabrication Procedure for High Q RF MEMS Resonators

RF MEMS resonators have the potential to displace crystal resonators constructed from quartz or lithium niobate if suitable performance can be achieved from these micromechanical devices. This objective is achievable using the design and fabrication pr...
Under exacting demands from customers, wireless systems providers are developing integration solutions to reduce the size, power consumption and cost of their systems. The trend now is that many of the non-semiconductor devices will be replaced by either software radio algorithms,1 or by miniature passive devices fabricated using silicon-based...
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Rapid Service From Innos

Innos , the UK’s nanotechnology research and development company, has launched its Rapid Prototyping Service, which has the capability to rapidly reduce costs in wireless components R&D and time-to-market of new wireless devices. The company aims to capitalize on Europe’s strong position in wireless technology, particularly in the RF...
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Infineon Goes Ultra-wide and Dual-band

Infineon Technologies has announced successful tape-out of a dual-band ultra-wideband RF transceiver core. Based on the company’s proven low power CMOS process, this breakthrough paves the way toward fully integrated high speed communications system-on-chip solutions optimized for mobile devices. Thus, the company plans to have a single-chip CMOS UWB...
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Model Partnership for Helic and AWR

Transatlantic cooperation between Greece and the US has seen Helic and Applied Wave Research announce a technology licensing agreement that enables the integration of Helic’s VeloceRF™ whole-chip radio frequency extraction, modeling and verification technology into AWR’s Analog Office® RF integrated circuit design suite. The companies also announced a marketing...
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Ansoft Joins Novas Harmony Partner Program

Ansoft Corp. has collaborated with Novas Software Inc. to integrate Nexxim®, Ansoft's circuit simulation software for high performance IC design, with Novas' Verdi™ Automated Debug System to create an enhanced verification solution. The integration ensures that Nexxim circuit simulation results are readily available in Novas' open Fast Signal Database...
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Ask Harlan, July 26, 2006

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE Fellow and past president of MTT-S. He's here to answer your questions on RF and Microwave engineering.
Published July 25, 2006 From: SM Hassan, Virginia Tech Dear Harlan, How and why does the selection of an RF choke affect the proper operation of the amplifier in RF circuits? Dear SM, Chokes are used to separate RF signals from other circuit functions like bias networks. The degree...
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