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Ask Harlan, September 19, 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 September 19, 2006 From: Chong Yik Lam, Agilent Technologies Dear Harlan, When I look at the signal flow diagram shown in some of the journal publications, the reflection coefficient for a two-port network is p. The transmission coefficient would become 1+p considering this is a lossless network. Should...
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Can mobile WiMAX repay vendors’ faith?

Intel and Motorola have dramatically upped the mobile WiMAX ante. Last month — through their respective venture capital arms — they invested a jaw-dropping total of US$900 m in Clearwire , a US-based wireless broadband provider. Clearwire intends to use the cash to deploy wireless networks based on the...
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Portable WiMAX Edges Closer to Reality

Fujitsu Unveils "Mobile" WiMAX System-on-Chip for Portable Devices
While hardly enabling a mobile phone, Fujitsu Microelectronics America’s new Mobile WiMAX System-on-Chip (SoC) is a step in the direction of high bandwidth, large radius mobile broadband devices running in the 2.5 GHz WiMAX spectrum. Fujitsu introduced the chip at the Wireless Communications Association Conference 2006 in Washington, D.C....
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A New Evolution

Even though Sprint only recently announced mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) is their 4G wireless technology of choice, the service provider has been working with broadband wireless technology in various forms since the late 1990s. During that time, Sprint has become the largest holder of 2.5 GHz MMDS spectrum in...
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Chronos Launches WiFi Enabled GPS Locator

Chronos Technology Ltd. , a GPS and RF/microwave components specialist for designers and products in the professional communications and electronics industry, announced the release of the CW85 GPS ‘Broadcaster’ from Illinois, US-based NavSync, which incorporates NavSync’s unique high sensitivity GPS receiver with an 802.11b transmitter to provide location information...
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Credence and Integra Deliver Turnkey Development

Credence Systems Corp. , a provider of test solutions from design to production for the worldwide semiconductor industry, announced a partnership with Integra Technologies to offer mixed-signal and RF application development support for design houses located in North America. Integra is also expanding its RF and mixed-signal test capabilities...
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