Industry News

Hall of Fame Dr. Lothar Rohde

The Technical University of Munich is dedicating a lecture hall to Dr. Lothar Rohde, which will honor the pioneer of radio frequency engineering on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Not only was Dr. Rohde founder of Rohde & Schwarz together with Dr. Hermann Schwarz in Munich in 1933,...
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New Products

Signal Generator The Agilent N9310A RF signal generator reinforces Agilent’s entry into the low cost test instruments market and delivers on the company’s commitment to provide leading-quality and cost-effective products to customers. The N9310A RF signal generator covers ranges from 9 kHz to 3 GHz and full range of...
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Microwave Noise Modeling for AlGaAs/InGaAs/GaAs PHEMTs

Analytical expressions for the noise parameters of microwave pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistors (PHEMT) are presented in this article. These expressions are derived from an accurate small-signal and noise equivalent circuit model, which t...
Pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistors (PHEMT) have shown excellent microwave and noise performance and are very attractive for millimeter-wave and optoelectronic applications. The complete characterization of these devices, in terms of noise and scattering parameters, is necessary for computer-aided design (CAD) of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) or optoelectronic...
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Software Analysis that Goes Far Beyond Electromagnetics

Analysis performed with traditional electromagnetic-field software might give a good sense of the operation of a microwave component from the perspective of pure electromagnetics under ideal conditions. Real-world operating conditions are not ideal, however, and the physical phenomena that affect a component’s performance often go beyond electromagnetics alone—effects from...
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Web Update

Broadband, Microwave and Wireless Components “Click to Quote” and “Click to Buy” are new features of the newly updated Aeroflex/Inmet web site. The site now allows a user to obtain a quote for any one of the listed products simply by clicking on the quote button pictured next to...
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Laird Acquires Steward and Its Subsidiaries

Laird Technologies , a designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding products, telematics and thermal management solutions, announced the acquisition of Steward Inc. and its subsidiaries for $52.5 M. Steward is a provider of ferrite-based products that are used to remove unwanted EMI “noise” and other...
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