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High Power Coaxial Remote Terminations with Ultra-low SWR Performance

Coaxial remote terminations that feature low SWR performance for wireless and C-band applications up to 150 and 60 W, respectively
High Power Coaxial Remote Terminations with Ultra-low SWR Performance Florida RF Labs Inc. Stuart, FL Terminations are present in RF and microwave systems to absorb unwanted signals that otherwise may cause distortion products or component instabilities or damage. Historically, high power terminations were large planar resistors that exhibited poor...
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A Fast Switching, Low Noise, Indirect Synthesizer

The FastSource frequency synthesizer, which covers the 4.5 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range with a switching speed of less than 100 µs, is featured on this month's cover
A Fast Switching, Low Noise, Indirect Synthesizer Aeroflex Comstron Plainview, NY The dilemma faced by automatic test equipment suppliers in the test of multifunction ICs for the wireless industry is that they require the spectral purity of indirect synthesizers for LO and stimulus signals. At the same time, switching...
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Single-carrier Power Amplifiers for GSM Applications

High power amplifiers that employ laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor devices and meet or exceed the stringent GSM 05.05 requirements
Single-carrier Power Amplifiers for GSM Applications AML Communications Inc. Camarillo, CA As the sophistication of GSM has evolved, the demands for ever-increasing data rates have imposed new design challenges for high power, single-channel amplifiers. In order for a power amplifier to meet the stringent requirements of the GSM 05.05...
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A Radio Channel Simulator fro W-CDMA Applications

The PROPSim+ radio channel simulator, which features a 35 MHz RF bandwidth and 312 paths that enable more realistic channel simulation
Product Feature A Radio Channel Simulator for W-CDMA Applications Elektrobit Ltd. Please click here to view the pdf file of the Product Feature...
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Radiated Emissions Measurements Using an EMI Receiver

Radiated emissions measurements and guidelines to optimize measurement performance using an electromagnetic interference (EMI) receiver
Radiated Emissions Measurements Using an EMI Receiver Andrew Ware Hewlett-Packard Co.,Santa Rosa Systems Division Santa Rosa, CA Electronic products designed for global markets must meet both national and international standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Measurements based on these standards fall into two basic categories of electromagnetic (EM) testing: radiated...
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Vector-corrected Power Sensor Calibration

A new power sensor calibration system incorporating a vector network analyzer that significantly reduces overall calibration uncertainty
Technical Note Vector-corrected Power Sensor Calibration J. Randy Fenton Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Note...
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Noise Figure Measurement: Corrections Related to Match and Gain

The effects of gain and match on noise figure measurement accuracy and how an integrated measurement of raw noise figure and vector S parameters can improve some of these issues
Technical Feature Noise Figure Measurement: Corrections Related to Match and Gain Dave Vondran Please click here to view to pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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Network Analyzer Calibration for Measurements Near the Waveguide Cutoff Frequency

Confirmation of the TRL calibration technique as the preferred method since the accuracy of its corrected scattering coefficient results remain consistently good over the 6.6 to 12.4 GHz bandwidth for WR90 waveguide
Technical Feature Network Analyzer Calibration for Measurements Near the Waveguide Cutoff Frequency S.P. Yeo and M. Cheng Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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A Sub 1 W Load-pull Quarter-wave Prematching Network Based on a Two-tier TRL Calibration

A vector network analyzer error-correction characterization technique based on a two-tier calibration using 7 mm and microstrip thru-reflect-line (TRL) calibrations
A Sub 1 W Load-pull Quarter-wave Prematching Network Based on a Two-tier TRL Calibration Transistors used for cellular and PCS infrastructure applications are required to amplify signals with a peak-to-average ratio that can exceed 13 dB, resulting in a peak envelope power (PEP) approaching 1 kW. This PEP requirement...
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Miniaturized Low Cost 30 GHz Monolithic Balanced BPSK and Vector Modulators: Part 1

The advantages of using direct carrier modulation at mm-wave frequencies as well as the active device characterization and detailed circuit analysis of both single-stage and balanced modulators
Technical Feature Miniaturized Low Cost 30 GHz Monolithic Balanced BPSK and Vector Modulators: Part 1 A.E. Ashtiani, T. Gokdemir, G. Passiopoulos, A.A. Rezazadeh, S. Nam and I.D. Robertson Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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