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A Long Range View of Short Range Wireless Systems

In-depth review of current European activity, worldwide expansion and globally competing technologies within the field of short range wireless systems
EUROPEAN SUPPLEMENT A Long Range View of Short Range Wireless Systems Richard Mumford Microwave Journal European Editor The development of short range wireless systems, particularly Bluetooth and wireless local area networks (WLAN) has captured the industry's imagination, if not the market that was initially predicted. Bluetooth technology originated in...
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On the Direct Conversion Receiver -- A Tutorial

A detailed look at the characteristics of the direct conversion receiver
TUTORIAL On the Direct Conversion Receiver -- A Tutorial Increased pressure for low power, small form factor, low cost and reduced bill of materials in such radio applications as mobile communications has driven academia and industry to resurrect the direct conversion receiver. Long abandoned in favor of the mature...
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THE BOOK END

THE BOOK END * Modulation and Coding for Wireless Communications Alistair Burr Prentice Hall/Pearson Education 352 pages; $79 ISBN: 0-201-39857-5 Wireless communications have become one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world. This book is concerned with the principles of modulation and coding as they apply to...
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AROUND THE CIRCUIT

AROUND THE CIRCUIT INDUSTRY NEWS * Endwave Corp. acquired M/A-COM's Broadband Wireless Business Unit (BBU), initiating a strategic relationship with Tyco Electronics and making Endwave the most complete RF subsystem supplier for millimeter-wave radio OEMs. * Aeroflex Inc. has acquired TriLink Communications Corp. for approximately 1.2 million shares of...
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Commercial Market

THE COMMERCIAL MARKET New All-silicon Chips for Wireless Base Stations Newsedge reports that Lucent Technologies has announced the development of an all-silicon chipset for wireless base stations. The announcement was made at the recent Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These new chips will be used in base...
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Low Cost Directional Couplers

A new series of low cost, high quality directional couplers is featured
ON THE COVER Low Cost Directional Couplers Mini-Circuits Brooklyn, NY Ever expanding applications of RF and microwaves for wireless and cable applications have revived the development efforts of components at these frequencies. There is a continuing demand to reduce size and cost, and to improve performance and quality at...
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International

INTERNATIONAL REPORT R & S Claims New Standards in High End Spectrum Analyzers German contractor Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) is claiming that its newly launched FSU3 and FSU8 spectrum analysers set 'new standards' in dynamic range, measurement accuracy and speed within high end equipments of their type....
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New Literature

NEW LITERATURE * Bluetooth™ CD-ROM This Bluetooth Solutions CD-ROM provides valuable technology literature, application notes and product information to engineers developing and manufacturing ICs, modules and host devices incorporating the Bluetooth technology. Agilent Technologies, Berkshire, UK +44 (0) 1189 276 824. Circle No. 200 * New Products and Technologies...
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NEW PRODUCTS

NEW PRODUCTS COMPONENTS * 100 W AIN Termination The model 100-NST-FN utilizes aluminum nitride as alternative to BeO substrates in an ef fort to remain more environmentally friendly. The unit has a frequency range of DC to 3 GHz and SWR at DC to 1 GHz is 1.1 (max),...
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Washington

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON US Army Lets Long Range Advanced Surveillance Systems Contract DRS Technologies has received a contract to provide Long Range Advance Scout Surveillance Systems (LRAS3) for the US Army's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. The $8.7 M contract was awarded by Raytheon System Company's Electronic Systems operation...
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