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Ask Harlan, March 20, 2007

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE
Published March 20, 2007 From: Luis Abril, Alcatel Alenia Space Dear Harlan, For an RF application, which SPDT is better: an absorptive one or a reflective one? Dear Luis, In general it is always better if everything in a system is matched in all conditions. However, an absorbtive switch...
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MEMS Continues its Advance into Optical Networking

Despite the continued downturn in expenditures for telecom components, 2002 was surprisingly strong for suppliers of MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical systems)-based solutions to the optical networking market, reports In-Stat/MDR. The high tech market research firm attributes much of this to the fact that many of these devices have passed Telcordia standards,...
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ITU Centre's Efforts on Japan

June 1st, 2003 saw the opening of the ITU-Waseda ICT Centre, a collaboration between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Waseda University of Japan. Housed at the Yokosuka Research Park (YRP), near Tokyo, the centre will provide support to the telecommunication standardization and development activities of the ITU...
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Low Cost 5.8 GHz Anti-collision Radar Hits the Market

By concentrating development on 5.8 GHz component technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd. (CCL) claims a breakthrough in radar safety systems for automobiles, with the potential to make sophisticated reversing and anti-collision safety aids an affordable accessory for the mass market. The company tags its CCL-Softcar anti-collision technology as smart, because...
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A Waterproof QMA Coaxial Connector

Development of a waterproof QMA coaxial connector for use in a multitude of radio frequency applications.
Five years ago Huber + Suhner developed a range of QMA coaxial connectors to replace the SMA connectors that had been traditionally used. Although they have been primarily used in the telecom market for radio base stations they have also been recognized widely in other market sectors. This wide...
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A Custom Cable Assembly Procurement Tool

Introduction to a web-based tool designed to allow customers the opportunity to easily and conveniently specify cable assemblies from multiple vendors.
All businesses in an increasingly competitive market must continually look for ways to offer real value to their customers, particularly by building web sites that go beyond a simple presentation of product information. A web site built with customer benefit in mind will not just contain product information; it...
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Pin Height

Analysis of the importance of radio frequency coaxial connector pin height and its impact on electrical and mechanical performance
" David Critelli is a regional sales manager for Times Microwave Systems, responsible for all OEM sales in southern New York, northern New Jersey and most of New England. Before joining Times, he worked for AEP and Radiall Co., where he was an engineering manager. He holds both a...
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Sivers IMA Joins Chalmers Gigahertz Centre

In order to enhance its competitive edge and future prospects, Sivers IMA AB has signed an agreement with the Gigahertz Centre, a microwave competence centre at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. The centre is a joint venture between the university, the microwave industry and Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for...
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