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Siemens Means WLAN Business in Algeria

Algérie Télécom, the largest telecommunications provider in Algeria, has awarded Siemens an order for the infrastructure that will enable it to set up Wireless Local Access Networks for business customers. The order, valued at around €7 M, includes 12,000 WLAN access points, WLAN end-user devices, together with WiMAX base...
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Aeroflex Opens ATE Facility in Shanghai

To support users in the Asia Pacific region Aeroflex has opened its Test Applications Group in Shanghai, China. This test programming and fixturing facility supports the company’s 4200 Series, 5200 Series and the 5800 Series Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems. It will offer full In–Circuit (ICT), Manufacturing Defects Analyzer...
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Ask Harlan, March 20, 2007

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE
Published March 20, 2007 From: Luis Abril, Alcatel Alenia Space Dear Harlan, For an RF application, which SPDT is better: an absorptive one or a reflective one? Dear Luis, In general it is always better if everything in a system is matched in all conditions. However, an absorbtive switch...
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MEMS Continues its Advance into Optical Networking

Despite the continued downturn in expenditures for telecom components, 2002 was surprisingly strong for suppliers of MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical systems)-based solutions to the optical networking market, reports In-Stat/MDR. The high tech market research firm attributes much of this to the fact that many of these devices have passed Telcordia standards,...
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ITU Centre's Efforts on Japan

June 1st, 2003 saw the opening of the ITU-Waseda ICT Centre, a collaboration between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Waseda University of Japan. Housed at the Yokosuka Research Park (YRP), near Tokyo, the centre will provide support to the telecommunication standardization and development activities of the ITU...
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Low Cost 5.8 GHz Anti-collision Radar Hits the Market

By concentrating development on 5.8 GHz component technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd. (CCL) claims a breakthrough in radar safety systems for automobiles, with the potential to make sophisticated reversing and anti-collision safety aids an affordable accessory for the mass market. The company tags its CCL-Softcar anti-collision technology as smart, because...
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