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News From Washington

October 1, 1999
News From Washington Joint Venture Awarded $500 M from NATO Air Command Systems International, a joint venture equally owned by Raytheon Co. and Thomson-CSF, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $500 M from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Air Command and Control Management Agency for the...
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International Report

October 1, 1999
International Report Greece Signs Up for ERIEYE AEW&C Radar Following a December 1998 announcement that Greece had selected an Embraer EMB-145 airframe fitted with Ericsson's ERIEYE radar and an Ericsson/Thomson-CSF North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-compatible mission suite to fulfill its outstanding airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft requirement,...
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Commercial Market

October 1, 1999
Commercial Market First-half 1999 US Factory Electronics Sales Increase Nine Percent According to the Electronic Industries Alliance, factory sales of electronics equipment in the US reached $244 B during the first six months of 1999, a nine percent increase over the same period in 1998. The telecommunications sector recorded...
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The Book End

October 1, 1999
The Book End Electrodynamics of Solids and Microwave Superconductivity Shu-Ang Zhou John Wiley & Sons Inc. 626 pages; $130 ISBN: 0-471-35440-6 Microwave superconductivity is of great interest now that practical applications are appearing in telecommunications and other areas. This book provides an introductory and comprehensive theoretical foundation for solid...
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Inverted Mesa Fundamental-mode Crystals

Low cost, high frequency crystals developed using a proprietary processing technology that produces crystals with low series resistance, high pulling ability adn good unit-to-unit and lot-to-lot repeatability
October 1, 1999
Inverted Mesa Fundamental-mode Crystals Champion Technologies Inc. Franklin Park, IL High frequency fundamental-mode crystals are increasingly in demand for applications such as precision high speed clocks, voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO) and voltage-controlled temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (VCTCXO). However, conventional crystal processing utilizing flat quartz blanks has limited the available frequency...
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A Microwave Antenna Path-alignment Test Set

A test set that offers an accurate and cost-effective method of microwave antenna alignment that is easily performed by two technicians without the use of system radios
October 1, 1999
A Microwave Antenna Path-alignment Test Set XL Microwave Inc. Oakland, CA Microwave links require accurate path alignment to ensure proper operation. This process has traditionally required highly trained tower crews to physically align the antennas as well as ground technicians and complex and expensive test equipment to monitor the...
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A Transceiver Chipset for 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Applications

A transceiver chipset for 2.4 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum applications is featured on this month's cover
October 1, 1999
A Transceiver Chipset for 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Applications RF Micro Devices Greensboro, NC The 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band is coming of age, largely due to the coincidental emergence of three wireless local area network (LAN) standards. However, there are still relatively few...
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Programmable Attenuator Subsystems

A flexible, easy-to-program, low cost attenuator solution for benchtop test and calibration setups and sunsystem applications
October 1, 1999
Programmable Attenuator Subsystems Weinschel Corp. Frederick, MD Finally there is a low cost, easy-to-use programmable attenuator for use on the test bench or in subsystem applications. The new 8310 series SmartStep™ attenuator units represent a new concept in programmable attenuation that is both flexible and easy to program. The...
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Digital Predistortion Techniques for RF Power Amplifiers with CDMA Applications

The application of digital predistortion to both GaAs and laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor amplifiers with narrowband and wideband input signals
October 1, 1999
Technical Feature Digital Predistortion Techniques for RF Power Amplifiers with CDMA Applications Frank Zavosh, Mike Thomas, Chris Thron, Tracy Hall, Daniel Artusi, David Anderson, David Ngo and David Runton Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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Understanding Offset 8-PSK Modulation for GSM EDGE

Eight-phase-shift keying (8-PSK) modulation and its derivation toward the form it takes in GSM enhanced data rates for GSM evolution (EDGE)
October 1, 1999
Technical Feature Understanding Offset 8-PSK Modulation for GSM EDGE Ashkan Mashhour Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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