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News from Washington

January 1, 2000
News from Washington South Korea Requests Purchase of Raytheon’s Patriot Missiles According to US Department of Defense (DoD) officials, South Korea has asked to purchase $4.2 B in US Patriot missiles and advanced firing units built by Raytheon Co. to defend against possible missile attack from North Korea. If...
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International Report

January 1, 2000
International Report BAe and MES Merge to Form New Company UK aerospace and ship building conglomerate British Aerospace (BAe) and defence electronics contractor Marconi Electronic Systems (MES) have merged to create BAe Systems, a world-class company that will create the financial strength, large-scale capability and global reach needed to...
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The Commercial Market

January 1, 2000
The Commercial Market PCS Subscribers Forecast to Reach 65 Million by 2003 Telecompetition Inc. has released a report, “US Metro Wireless Forecast: 1999-2003,” which forecasts that revenues for personal communication services (PCS) will exceed $40 B by 2003. The report also projected that 23 percent of the 96 million...
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The Bookend

January 1, 2000
The Bookend Phased Array Antennas R.C. Hansen John Wiley & Sons 486 pages; $105 ISBN: 0-471-53076-X Radars that utilize electronic scanning arrays are commonly used in a range of applications from airport surveillance to missile detection and tracking. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of phased...
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FM/FSK ICs for a Complete UHF Radio Transceiver

Two ICs that can be integrated to form a transceiver capable of transmittingand receiving FM or frequency-shift keying (FSK) signals at 860 to 965 MHz
January 1, 2000
FM/FSK ICs for a Complete UHF Radio Transceiver MX-COM Inc. Winston-Salem, NC The industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) frequencies in the 900 MHz region and the European 868 to 870 MHz bands have been proving ground for a wide array of communications systems, from medical and industrial telemetry to...
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WLAN Directional Panel Antennas with Superior Gain and Small Size

A new series of compact directional panel antennas for wireless local area network (WLAN) applications over the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical band
January 1, 2000
WLAN Directional Panel Antennas with Superior Gain and Small Size MAXRAD Inc. Hanover Park, IL A new series of compact directional panel antennas for wireless local area network (WLAN) applications over the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band has been introduced that features a patent-pending printed circuit...
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Prematching Tuners for Very High SWR and Power Load Pull Measurements

This month's cover features programmable prematching tuners that use a new calibration technique and interpolation routines with fine tuning resolution equivalent to manual tuners
January 1, 2000
Prematching Tuners for Very High SWR and Power Load Pull Measurements Focus Microwaves Ville St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada Load pull testing of high power transistors in the PCS and cellular frequency range (0.85 to 3 GHz) requires accurate tuning capability around 1 W output impedance or less. Meanwhile, RF power...
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High Power, Low Cost Ceramic Quadrature Couplers

Cellular and PCS ceramic quadrature couplers developed using a plated and bonded copper on ceramic process that provides 50 to 100 percent more power handling capability with little or no increase in size
January 1, 2000
High Power, Low Cost Ceramic Quadrature Couplers CirQon Technologies Corp. Gurnee, IL Many of today’s high power amplifiers for cellular and PCS base station use are assembled in a network composed of several medium power amplifier stages coupled with 90° quadrature hybrids or couplers. The quadrature couplers are preferred...
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A Transmit Frequency Converter for LMDS Set Top Box Applications

A frequency converter module set suitable for use in set top boxes in local multipoint distribution system (LDMS) applications
January 1, 2000
A Transmit Frequency Converter for LMDS Set Top Box Applications Vari-L Company Inc. Denver, CO A frequency converter module set suitable for set top boxes used in local multipoint distribution system (LMDS) applications has been developed. The module set has been designed in accordance with the standards established by...
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A High Stability Phase-locked Source for QAM Radio Application

A new 9 to 13 GHz high stability, low noise phase- locked source that addresses the 155 Mbps data rate requirements of quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) radios
January 1, 2000
A High Stability Phase-locked Source for QAM Radio Applications Microwave dB Newbury Park, CA Consumers have pressured service providers who, in turn, have pressured equipment manufacturers to design wireless communications systems that are more reliable while simultaneously demanding significantly higher data rates. This new generation of radios provides high...
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