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The Book End

September 1, 2001
The Book End The RF and Microwave Handbook Mike Golio, Ed. CRC Press LLC 1368 pages; $139.95 ISBN: 0-8493-8592-X The purpose of the RF and Microwave Handbook is to provide a single-volume comprehensive reference for modern microwave and RF engineers. It is the result of contributions of 91 experts...
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220 to 325 GHz Vector Network Anaylsis

Introduction to a new pair of vector network analyzer frequency extension modules covering 220 to 325 GHz
September 1, 2001
Product Feature 220 to 325 GHz Vector Network Analysis Oleson Microwave Labs (OML) Morgan Hill, CA A new pair of vector network analyzer (VNA) frequency extension modules, covering 220 to 325 GHz, is being introduced along with a precision waveguide calibration kit. The models V03VNA-T/R and V03VNA-T are compatible...
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A Compact High Power SSPA for Satellite Communication Applications

Development of the first compact 1000 W C-band SSPA for satellite up-link applications
September 1, 2001
Product Feature A Compact High Power SSPA for Satellite Communication Applications Advanced Microwave Technologies Inc., ADVANTECH Dorval, QC, Canada Today's emerging satellite broadband applications require high power amplifiers. In recent years, significant advances have been made in solid-state technology that have resulted in solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) becoming a...
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Low Cost Plastic MMIC VCOs

A new line of multifunction monolithic microwave integrated circuit VCOs is this month's cover feature
September 1, 2001
Cover Feature Low Cost Plastic MMIC VCOs Hittite Microwave Corp. Chelmsford, MA Fig. 1 Ku-band VCO on an evaluation PCB. A breakthrough in monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design and manufacturing technology has occurred with the introduction of a new multifunction VCO product line. The new VCO's phase noise...
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A DC to 50 GHz and Beyond MMIC Carrier

Introduction to a novel interconnection structure for high performance and high volume DC to millimeter-wave chip carrier applications
September 1, 2001
Product Feature A DC to 50 GHz and Beyond MMIC Carrier HEI Broadband, HEI Inc. Victoria, MN With frequency spectrum demands at a premium many of today's wireless applications are moving higher and higher in frequency. Many of the systems now operate in the Ku and Ka frequency bands....
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Network Analyzer Software for Simplified Bandpass Filter Tuning

Use of newly developed filter tuning application software to accurately tune coupled-resonator bandpass filters
September 1, 2001
Product Feature Network Analyzer Software for Simplified Bandpass Filter Tuning Agilent Technologies Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Tuning the multiple poles and zeros of a coupled-resonator bandpass filter is generally labor-intensive and time-consuming. Often performed by a company's most experienced technicians armed with a vector network analyzer, such tuning requires...
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Advanced RF Technologies for the Wireless Market

Detailed overview of the different architectures available for transceiver ICs with greater emphasis on near-zero IF configuration
September 1, 2001
Technical Feature Advanced RF Technologies for the Wireless Market Yvan Droinet Philips Semiconductors Caen, France Most products in the wireless world require more and more miniaturization. This incentive leads integrated circuit designers to develop innovative architectures with higher and higher integration levels. On the one hand, there is a...
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Spectrum Monitored Adaptive Feedforward Linearization

A method of maintaining a high level of cancellation of the distortion of a signal generated by a power amplifier
September 1, 2001
Technical Feature Spectrum Monitored Adaptive Feedforward Linearization This article describes a method of maintaining the best cancellation of the distortion of a signal generated by a power amplifier. Prior papers and patents have proposed various linearizer structures and control algorithms. The design presented here consists of a feedforward linearizer's...
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A Simple VVA RFIC Design with a Focus on Repeatability and Stability

Description of an FET-based voltage variable attenuator, its characteristics, design trade-offs and common topologies
September 1, 2001
Technical Feature A Simple VVA RFIC Design with a Focus on Repeatability and Stability A novel voltage variable attenuator (VVA) integrated circuit reduces the sensitivity of the transfer curves to temperature and process variations. The new solution is achieved without compromising the simplicity of a single positive voltage control...
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Test Enables High Volume Manufacturing

Analysis of the impact of advanced test methods on the development of the mobile communications market
September 1, 2001
Special Report Test Enables High Volume Manufacturing Ernest Rejman Contributing Editor Fig. 1 A concept of a device capable of uploading and downloading data and video, and offering voice communications. Source: Nokia. A nightmare looms on the horizon for test manufacturers as well as their end-users, the device and...
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