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MicReD Plays Major Role in NANOPACK Research

Flomerics’ MicReD subsidiary will play a major role in the recently announced European-funded NANOPACK project, which aims to address thermal barriers to continued performance increases in semiconductors and power electronics by developing new technologies and materials for low thermal resistance interfaces and electrical interconnects. The NANOPACK consortium, which is...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News The IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium’s (IRPS) 46 th annual conference will feature new technical sessions and invited papers on the latest microelectronic reliability issues. This year’s IRPS takes place from April 27 through May 1, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at Civic Plaza in Phoenix,...
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Phase Noise: Theory versus Practicality

Modern electronics rely on fast low noise time bases for a variety of applications. As a result, oscillator designers must always push the limit of low noise design. One of the major hurdles in this endeavor is phase noise. Phase noise is an undesirabl...
Modern electronics use time bases for a wide variety of applications. Communications systems rely on time bases for modulation and demodulation of data, GPS systems rely on them for accurate positioning, and a host of other applications rely on time bases to manage the flow of data within their...
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A Novel N-way Distributed Doherty Amplifier with Improved Efficiency at High PAR Signals

A novel three-way distributed Doherty power amplifier, with improved efficiency at high peak-to-average ratio (PAR) signals such as W-CDMA and OFDM, is presented. This distributed Doherty amplifier consists of one main amplifier and two peaking amplifi...
In modern digital wireless communication systems, such as IS-95, PCS, W-CDMA, OFDM and so on, power amplifiers have progressed towards having a wide bandwidth and a large number of carriers. Recently, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation has become an attractive technique for transmitting information efficiently within a limited...
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