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A Broadband, Four-bit, Ka-band MMIC Phase Shifter

Introduction to the design, fabrication and measurement of a broadband, four-bit, GaAs phase shifter at Ka-band frequencies
Technical Feature A Broadband, Four-bit, Ka-band MMIC Phase Shifter A compact, robust and broadband, four-bit, Ka-band phase shifter was designed and fabricated in a standard 0.25 m m PHEMT GaAs process. Design trade-offs, simulation versus measured results and architectures for the various bits to achieve broadband performance are discussed....
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A High Efficiency, Low Cost Silicon Bipolar GSM Dual-band PA Module

Presentation of the design and measurement data for a PA module using silicon RF-IC bipolar chip technology on a simple ceramic substrate
Technical Feature A High Efficiency, Low Cost Silicon Bipolar GSM Dual-band PA Module T. Johansson, P. Lundin, J. Engvall and D. Uggla Ericsson Microelectronics AB Kista, Sweden U. Hagström Ericsson Microwave Systems AB Mölndal, Sweden As the wireless communication business continues to expand, there is great demand for reducing...
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Phase Invariant Attenuators

Use of phase invariant attenuator to change the amplitude in the processing of a microwave signal with minimal impact to the phase characteristic
Product Feature Phase Invariant Attenuators G.T. Microwave Inc. Randolph, NJ The function of a phase invariant attenuator is to change the amplitude in the processing of a microwave signal with minimal impact to the phase characteristic. The theory of operation is that when a signal reaches its maximum attenuation,...
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Electronically Tunable Thin Film Filters for Microwave Applications

A new line of electronically tunable RF filters is featured
Cover Story Electronically Tunable Thin Film Filters for Microwave Applications Paratek Microwave Inc. Columbia, MD Interference in wireless systems increases bit error rate (BER) and decreases the reliability and quality of service of the communication network. Interference mitigation requires filtering of the transmitted and received energies to reject all...
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Implementation of a Neural Network HEMT Model into ADS

An approach for implementing a neural network algorithm to develop a large-signal HEMT model into ADS
Technical Feature Implementation of a Neural Network HEMT Model into ADS Neural network algorithms have been applied to various areas of engineering and computer science. A high electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) large-signal model has been implemented in the Advanced Design System (ADS) software package using a multilayered neural network. The...
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A Broadband Planar Isolator Using Coupled Microstrip Lines on a Magnetized Gyrotropic Substrate

Introduction to a new type of broadband isolator using nonreciprocal coupling between two microstrip lines fabricated on a magnetized gyrotropic substrate
Technical Feature A Broadband Planar Isolator Using Coupled Microstrip Lines on a Magnetized Gyrotropic Substrate A new type of broadband isolator, using coupled microstrip lines on a transversely magnetized gyrotropic substrate, is proposed in this article. The nonreciprocal coupling between two microstrip lines can be used to create an...
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Planar EM Simulation of Multi-chip Modules and BGA Packages

Effect of planar electromagnetic simulators on multi-chip modules and ball grid array mounting techniques
Technical Feature Planar EM Simulation of Multi-chip Modules and BGA Packages Jim DeLap Agilent EEsof EDA Westlake Village, CA As electronics vendors and consumers demand smaller and lower cost products, manufacturers must find ways to increase levels of integration while maintaining product functionality. These higher levels of integration are...
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An Embedded MOS Model 9 for CMOS RF Circuit Design

Presentation of an n-channel MOS transistor model for the simulation of CMOS RF circuits in the gigahertz range
Technical Feature An Embedded MOS Model 9 for CMOS RF Circuit Design This article presents an n-channel MOS transistor model for the simulation of CMOS RF circuits in the gigahertz range. This model is based on a MOS model 9 (MM9) compact transistor model, embedded in a network describing...
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Rigorous Analytical Expressions for Electromagnetic Parameters of Transmission Lines: Coupled Sliced Coaxial Cable

A set of accurate closed-form formulas for primary parameter matrices and even- and odd-mode impedances for coupled sliced coaxial cables
Technical Feature Rigorous Analytical Expressions for Electromagnetic Parameters of Transmission Lines: Coupled Sliced Coaxial Cable This article is a continuation of a previous article that appeared in Microwave Journal and is the first part in the development of accurate closed-form formulas for the primary parameters (inductance [L] and capacitance...
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Circuit Designers: An Endangered Species?

Overview of the impact of sophisticated CAD software on today's analog design engineer
Special Report Circuit Designers: An Endangered Species? Ernest Rejman, Contributing Editor Back in the Jurassic Period, when the four-function calculator first made its appearance, some greeted it with dismay. "Suitable for imbeciles," spat an elder engineer of my acquaintance. "Now it won't be necessary to even know how to...
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