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A New Planar Coupled-line Balun for Microwave Applications

Presentation of a simple and effective way to relax the narrow spacing requirement between coupled lines in conventional planar Marchand baluns
Jwo-Shiun Sun and Guan-Yu Chen
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Technical Note A New Planar Coupled-line Balun for Microwave Applications This article presents a novel inward collateral coupled-line balun. The new design provides an effective and simple way to avoid the narrow line spacing used in conventional planar Marchand baluns. A new structure with l /4 collateral coupled-lines has...
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Gain for Compressed Amplifiers

Examination of two approaches to the concept of gain, differential and ratiometric in compressed amplifiers
Earl McCune
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Tutorial Gain for Compressed Amplifiers There is growing interest in operating amplifiers into compression to achieve higher power-conversion efficiencies. It becomes constructive then to revisit the concept of amplifier gain, because when an amplifier operates in compression the general assumption that the output signal is directly proportional to the...
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Monolithic RF Matrix Switches

Introduction to a new line of fully monolithic RF matrix switches for cellular infrastructure applications
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
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Product Feature Monolithic RF Matrix Switches Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. San Diego, CA A new line of fully monolithic 4 x 6 RF matrix switches for cellular infrastructure applications has been introduced. The parts feature low insertion loss, very high port-to-port isolation and serial programmability. These designs represent the state-of-the-art...
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A Low Cost Oscillator for Fiber-optic Applications

Introduction to a new oscillator for use in synchronous optical network applications
TRAK Microwave Corp.
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Product Feature A Low Cost Oscillator for Fiber-optic Applications A new, low cost oscillator has been introduced for use in synchronous optical network (SONET/SDH) OC-192 applications. The new frequency source utilizes an ultra-low noise active device technology that allows the oscillator to achieve very low overall phase noise performance....
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Temperature Variable Attentuator for Millimeter-wave Applications

A temperature variable attenuator designed for millimeter-wave applications is featured
EMC Technology Inc.
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Cover Feature Temperature Variable Attenuator for Millimeter-wave Applications EMC Technology Inc. Cherry Hill, NJ The Thermopad® temperature variable attenuator (TVA) has gained widespread popularity among RF and microwave circuit designers as a simple solution to compensate gain variation over temperature. The TVA is a special case of the absorptive...
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Calculation and Measurement of Lock Time in a Phase-locked Loop Frequency Synthesizer

Presentation of the equations involved in predicting lock time and transient response of synthesizer phase-locked loops
Florian Krug and Jean Wilwert
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Technical Features Calculation and Measurement of Lock Time in a Phase-locked Loop Frequency Synthesizer Lock Time is an Important Design Parameter Florian Krug Technische Universitaet Muenchen Muenchen, Germany Jean Wilwert Infineon Technologies Muenchen, Germany The 'Wireless World' (radio and television broadcast, cordless phones, cellular radio communication, remote controls, wireless...
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A Distributed Amplifier for 40 Gbps Fiber-optic Communications Systems

Description of a distributed amplifier for a LiNbO<sub>3</sub> modulator driver using double-doped AlGaAs/AlGaAs pseudomorphic HEMTs
H. Shigematsu, M. Sato, T. Hirose and Y. Watanabe
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Technical Feature A Distributed Amplifier for 40 Gbps Fiber-optic Communications Systems H. Shigematsu, M. Sato, T. Hirose and Y. Watanabe Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. Atsugi, Japan In recent years, the rapid development of multimedia communications has generated a strong demand for high speed and high capacity transmission systems. Wavelength-division multiplexing...
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Design of a Predistortive High Power Amplifier Using Carrier Complex Power Series Analysis

Introduction to a new carrier complex power series for linearizing the distortion effects of a high power amplifier
Yong-Chae Jeong and Sang-Young Yun
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Technical Feature Design of a Predistortive High Power Amplifier Using Carrier Complex Power Series Analysis In this article, a new carrier complex power series for linearizing the distortion effects of a high power amplifier (HPA) is proposed. The amplitude (AM-to-AM) and phase (AM-to-PM) nonlinear characteristics of the HPA are...
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The Use of Intermodulation Tables for Mixer Simulations

Use of intermodulation table files to accurately predict the output frequency content of an up-converting or down-converting mixer in system simulations
Daniel Faria, Lawrence Dunleavy and Terje Svensen
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Technical Feature The Use of Intermodulation Tables for Mixer Simulations The use of intermodulation table (IMT) files can lead to accurate prediction of the output frequency content of an up-converting or down-converting mixer in system simulations. For best results, custom IMT files should be constructed from mixer output spectrum...
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Output Power Improvement of a Push-push FET DRO by Using an Additional DR

Measurement of the output power level and phase noise property of nine conventional push-push dielectric resonator oscillators (DRO) incorporating an additional DR
Ihn S. Kim, Chisung Jo and Yongin Han
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Technical Note Output Power Improvement of a Push-push FET DRO by Using an Additional DR In this article, the output power level and phase noise properties of nine conventional push-push dielectric resonator oscillators (DRO) have been experimentally investigated while adding an identical dielectric resonator (DR) at the drain ports....
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