Industry News

Ericsson and TI to Open up 3G Solutions

Ericsson and Texas Instruments Inc. will form a strategic technology engagement to develop custom solutions for new Open OS enabled 3G devices. Solutions from the technology created by the two companies will combine small and power efficient 3G modems from Ericsson Mobile Platforms with high-performance OMAPTM applications processors from...
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Astron Wireless Receives SBIR Phase II Award

Astron Wireless Technologies was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the Department of Defense (DoD) for development of an ‘Adaptive Bandwidth High Power RF Antenna.’ The objective is to develop a universal approach to the design of very high power broadband antennas for the...
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The Next Wireless Wave is a Millimeter Wave

The past few years has witnessed the emergence of CMOS-based circuits operating at millimeter-wave frequencies. Integrated on a low cost organic packaging, this is the promise for high volume fabrication, lowering the cost and opening huge commercial i...
In the past few years, the interest in the millimeter-wave spectrum at 30 to 300 GHz has drastically increased. The emergence of low cost high performance CMOS technology and low loss, low cost organic packaging material has opened a new perspective for system designers and service providers because it...
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Beam-forming Network Developments for European Satellite Antennas

The development of multiple beams and reconfigurable antennas has always been tightly connected to that of beam-forming networks. The beam-forming network (BFN) is often the dominant component, the true “heart” of most multiple beams antennas. Beam-forming networks are complex networks used to precisely control the phase and amplitude of...
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Testing Satellite Frequency Converters

Frequency converters, a key component in modern satellite communications systems, create special characterization challenges for developers and manufacturers. The signals, processed by these converters and their modulation formats, can change dramatically from day-to-day and even hour-to-hour. The channels may be re-allocated to different services, and with its high cost,...
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Adjustable mm-wave Gain Equalizers

Growing demand for higher communication bandwidths has led to considerable development of systems operating at millimeter-wave frequencies. These systems have, in turn, stimulated research and development efforts of 26 to 40 GHz components such as TWT and solid-state amplifiers and phase shifters. These novel components often suffer from bandwidth...
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