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Semiconductors / Integrated Circuits

A High Power Multi-carrier Power Amplifier

Description of a multi-carrier power amplifier designed to meet the air interface requirements associated with 2G, 2.5G and 3G basestation wireless systems
Product Feature A High Power Multi-carrier Power Amplifier Celiant™ Corp. Warren, NJ Power amplifiers are critical radio frequency components of wireless network systems, typically representing 10 to 40 percent of the cost of a basestation. There are a variety of wireless standards associated with 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless...
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An X-band, High Power, MMIC-based Microwave Amplifier

Introduction to a new high power, MMIC-based microwave amplifier produced to supply 30 W of saturated output power between 8 and 11 GHz
Product Feature An X-band, High Power, MMIC-based Microwave Amplifier Milmega Ltd. Isle of Wight, UK When established performance ranges are extended, it is often a simple case of developing and building on the original technology. Not so for the AS 80110/30 microwave amplifier, which has been produced to extend...
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Low Phase Noise SiGe Voltage-controlled Oscillators for Wireless Applications

Description of transmit and receive voltage-controlled oscillator design solutions developed in high performance SiGe technology
Technical Feature Low Phase Noise SiGe Voltage-controlled Oscillators for Wireless Applications A low phase noise voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is one of the critical circuits in modern telecommunications systems. In recent years, silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS technology has become one of the most promising technologies for VCO designs. This article...
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A Varactor-tuned Oscillator with Linear Tuning Characteristics

Proposed design procedure for emphasizing the tuning linearity of a varacter-tuned oscillator
Technical Feature A Varactor-tuned Oscillator with Linear Tuning Characteristic Munkyo Seo, Joo-Yeol Lee and Kyung-Kuk Lee LG Electronics Inc. Seoul, Korea Sangwook Nam Seoul National University Seoul, Korea In certain areas of microwave applications such as FMCW radars, FM modulators and phase-locked loop (PLL) circuits, the system performance is...
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Designing a Bluetooth Transceiver in RF CMOS

Presentation of a design methodology used to facilitate the rapid prototyping and design of an RFIC
Technical Feature Designing a Bluetooth Transceiver in RF CMOS Bob Koupal and Marshall Wang Signia Technologies Milpitas, CA Cory Edelman Agilent Technologies Westlake Village, CA The design of a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth transceiver RFIC in CMOS requires careful verification of key performance criteria at all stages of the design...
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A New Type of Amplitude Equalizer for In-band Flatness Improvement

Presentation of a cascade amplitude equalizer used for improving the performance of a bandpass filter frequency response in cellular band
Technical Feature A New Type of Amplitude Equalizer for In-band Flatness Improvement There is a growing need in modern communication systems for low cost bandpass filters of small size, high selectivity and flat passband response in order to meet the demands for inter-channel power balance, and to avoid interference....
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Intermodulation Products for a Mixer Subjected to a Multi-carrier Signal

Use of a nonlinear mixer model to demonstrate how a transient simulation is used to predict the behavior of intermodulation products in a multi-carrier environment
Technical Feature Intermodulation Products for a Mixer Subjected to a Multi-carrier Signal Applying a multi-carrier signal to a mixer leads to a large range of intermodulation products. To perform a link budget of a multi-carrier transmit-receive system, it is important to predict the location and magnitude of those intermodulation...
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Externally Induced VCO Phase Noise

Description of the degradation of voltage-controlled oscillator phase noise due to noise on tuning and supply lines
Tutorial Externally Induced VCO Phase Noise This article describes the degradation of VCO phase noise due to noise on tuning and supply lines, particularly from tuning source resistance and supply voltage regulators. Dennis Colin Micronetics Wireless Hudson, NH VCOs, especially low noise wideband units, are extremely sensitive voltage-to-frequency converters,...
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Technology and Innovation in Single Layer Capacitors

Introduction to the buried single layer capacitor,™ a technologically advanced device manufactured for high frequency microwave applications
Application Note Technology and Innovation in Single Layer Capacitors Lambert Devoe and Alan Devoe Presidio Components Inc. San Diego, CA Single layer capacitors have been manufactured for many years for high frequency microwave applications. The simple parallel plate structure has advantages over multi-layer capacitors up to gigahertz frequencies due...
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A Mobile Ultra-low Phase Noise Sapphire Oscillator

Introduction to a low noise fixed-frequency X-band sapphire cavity oscillator
Product Feature A Mobile Ultra-low Phase Noise Sapphire Oscillator Poseidon Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd. Fremantle, Western Australia Radar, communications, and test and measurement designers require ever-improving phase noise performance in their master oscillator. For mobile system success, ultra-low phase noise performance must be coupled with exceptional immunity to vibration...
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