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Analog Devices’ 4-GHz PLL synthesizer offers leading phase noise performance

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and leading provider of RF ICs (radio frequency integrated circuits), announced the release of a PLL synthesizer that offers leading phase noise performance. An upgrade to the widely used 4-GHz ADF4153 fractional-N PLL, the new, pin- and software-compatible ADF4153A PLL synthesizer facilitates improved integrated phase noise in a variety of applications including communications infrastructure, pulse-Doppler and FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar applications, test and instrumentation equipment, microwave point-to-point systems, PMR (professional mobile radio), VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and aerospace systems.


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SRC receives patent for advanced radar technique

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued SRC Inc. a patent for the “Interleaved Beam Coherent Radar Apparatus and Processing Method,” an advanced radar scanning and processing technique that improves a radar’s ability to detect very slow moving targets, such as small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), watercraft or personnel, with a very high scan rate.

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EuMW Welcome Reception – Space for Networking

Space for Microwaves is the theme for European Microwave Week 2012 and on Tuesday evening space for around a 1,000 delegates and exhibitors was set aside in the Elicium, Amsterdam RAI to enjoy the Agilent Technologies sponsored Welcome Reception. However, there was definitely no space for microwaves in the kitchens as the buffet that offered a choice of Continental and Asian food, was of very high standard!


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Cobham combines SATCOM businesses, establishes new strategic business unit

Cobham plc has established a new strategic business unit (SBU) – Cobham SATCOM – that combines all of the Group’s satellite communications businesses into one organisation, following the successful acquisition and integration of Danish satcom company Thrane & Thrane earlier this year. Thrane & Thrane will trade as Cobham SATCOM from November 2012, and will form the core of the new SBU.


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