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Saab Microwave Takes Up Location in Spain

In a deal worth €59 M Saab Microwave Systems has signed a contract with the Spanish army for ARTHUR Weapon Locating radars, a training simulator and logistics. Norway and Sweden have collaborated to develop ARTHUR, a radar that locates hostile artillery and has a total range of up to...
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Ask Harlan, December 22, 2006

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE Fellow and past president of MTT-S. He's here to answer your questions on RF and Microwave engineering.
Published December 22, 2006 From: Chandrakanth Mariyappa, L&T Dear Harlan, How can I calculate the minimum detectable signal (MDS) of a receiver chain using a spectrum analyzer? What things need to be considered during the calculation? Dear Chandrakanth, The way to determine the MDS is to monitor the output...
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GSM/EDGE Thai-in for Nokia

Nokia and Thai operator Advanced Info Service Public Co. Ltd. (AIS) have signed a contract valued at $100 M for the expansion of the operator's GSM/EDGE network, resulting in nationwide coverage for both GSM and EDGE. Nokia will modernize AIS's network infrastructure and support the company in providing innovative...
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Triton Wins $1 M Contract for TWTA

Triton Services Inc. , Electron Technology Division, Easton, PA, has been awarded a contract for the development of a new Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) for a shipboard tracking radar. The value of the contract awarded by a European defense contractor exceeds $1 M for the development and the...
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Credence Enters Into Agreements to Exchange $72.5 M

Credence Systems Corp. , a provider of test solutions from design-to-production for the worldwide semiconductor industry, announced that it has entered into separate privately negotiated agreements with certain holders of its outstanding 1.50 percent Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2008 (the "Outstanding Notes") under which such holders have agreed to...
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RFMD Opens New Customer Support Center in Shanghai

RF Micro Devices Inc. , a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, announced the official opening of its new customer support center in Shanghai, China. The new facility underscores RFMD's growing presence in Greater China...
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RFI Builds-up Bluetooth Test Capability

To meet the demand for testing Bluetooth V2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) designs, RFI Global Services has expanded its Bluetooth EDR test capacity by taking delivery of significant upgrades to its existing Bluetooth test platforms and an additional EDR RF tester. EDR RF qualification testing will soon become...
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STMicroelectronics Centers on Innovation

STMicroelectronics has expanded its Innovation and Systems Integration Center (CIIS), which is based in Grenoble, Switzerland. The center, dedicated to system-on-chip solutions, is located in the heart of the Polygone Scientifique, the Grenoble scientific cluster, and will offer two new facilities covering a total area of 13,000 m 2...
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AWR and Dupont Deliver LTCC PDK for Microwave Office Design Suite

Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR ® ) and DuPont Microcircuit Materials , part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, announced the availability of a process design kit (PDK) that enables radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave designers to access the DuPont™ GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology within AWR's Microwave...
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