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Finite Element Analysis of RF Couplers With Sliced Coaxial Cable

Analysis of two coupled lines with sliced coaxial cable based on a numerical resolution of the Laplace's equation by the finite element method
TECHNICAL FEATURES Finite Element Analysis of RF Couplers With Sliced Coaxial Cable N. Benahmed and M. Feham University of Tlemcen, Department of Electronic Tlemcen, Algeria This article presents the analysis of two coupled lines with sliced coaxial cable, based on a numerical resolution of the Laplace's equation by the...
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A Dynamic Drain Current Model for MESFET/HEMTs Valid Under Varying Static Bias and Temperature Conditions

Modifications to the Dortu-Muller DC drain current model for GaAs MESFET/HEMT devices that enable the dynamic output characterisitcs of the device to be simulated under different temperature and static bias conditions
TECHNICAL FEATURES A Dynamic Drain Current Model for MESFET/HEMTs Valid Under Varying Static Bias and Temperature Conditions J.M. Cairon, A. Tazon, T. Fernandez, C. Navarro and A. Mediavilla University of Cantabria Cantabria, Spain J. Rodriguez-Tellez University of Bradford West Yorkshire, UK Modifications to the Dortu-Muller DC drain current model...
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Design Considerations for Thick-film High Power Chip Terminations

Three strongly interrelated aspects of thick-film termination design: materials and processes, thermal management and RF impedance matching
TECHNICAL FEATURES Design Considerations for Thick-film High Power Chip Terminations Robert Grossbach American Technical Ceramics Huntington Station, NY A s the wireless revolution extends component requirements upward in frequency, higher in operating power and smaller in size, the performance demands on surface-mount devices grow ever more stringent. Chip terminations...
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The ABCs of Device Biasing

An overview of the basics of device biasing and the most common modes of amplifier operation
TUTORIALS The ABCs of Device Biasing Brian Battaglia Motorola, Wireless Infrastructure Systems Division Tempe, AZ T his tutorial article covers the most common modes of amplifier operation. Each mode of operation has distinct characteristics associated with it and, therefore, the modes are delineated into individual classes. Each class has...
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Shielding Formulas for Near Fields

Extremely low frequency formulas for magnetic shielding effectiveness
TECHNICAL NOTES Shielding Formulas for Near Fields R.C. Hansen Consulting Engineer Tarzana, CA This article reviews extremely low frequency (ELF) formulas for magnetic shielding effectiveness. In particular, the simple three-term Schelkunoff formula is accurate at all frequencies if the proper near-field, or far-field, wave impedance is used. E lectromagnetic...
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NEW PRODUCTS

NEW PRODUCTS COMPONENTS *           Power Splitters The models PD22-73 power divider and HY22-73 90° hybrid are designed for the 2.1 to 2.3 GHz ISM band. The 50 W components offer low loss, high isolation and good phase/amplitude balance. The monolithic circuitry is 100 percent passive and available in...
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AROUND THE CIRCUIT

AROUND THE CIRCUIT INDUSTRY NEWS *          Spacek Labs Inc. , Santa Barbara, CA, has completed its acquisition of the assets of millimeter-wave amplifier manufacturer Sierra Wireless Systems . Financial terms of the cash agreement were not disclosed. *          Gel-Pak , ® Sunnyvale, CA, has acquired Silicon Packaging Technology Inc....
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New Literature

NEW LITERATURE *          Product Brochure This six-page brochure describes integrated assemblies, converter assemblies, log components, log IFs, components, filter banks and switch filter banks. Product photographs are provided. Descriptions of the company's manufacturing and engineering processes are included, as well as a company mission statement. AKON, San Jose, CA...
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News From Washington

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON THAAD System Development Contract Awarded Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin Co. to design, develop and manufacture three Engineering and Manufacturing Development radars for the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The award is valued in excess of $1.4 B and...
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International

INTERNATIONAL REPORT Martin Streetly, International Correspondent EADS Wins US Radar Contract T he European Aeronautic, Defence and Space (EADS) Co.'s Ulm, Germany-based Airborne Systems unit has been awarded a US$11.9 M contract by the US Navy (USN) that covers the supply of components for its AN/APG-65 radar programme. EADS'...
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