Articles by Microwave Journal Staff

Space Takes Centre Stage in Japan

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) has opened the Space Component Engineering Centre, which is available internationally and expected to be widely utilized. It is open to the government sector, universities and private companies. The intention is for it not only to promote R&D activities conducted by...
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3G Launches to Peak in 2004

Realities of 3G launches are far from what operators anticipated just a few years ago, when they committed billions of dollars in 3G fees, adhering to stringent regulatory terms and conditions. According to Allied Business Intelligence (ABI), the number of 3G network launches will peak in 2004, but developed...
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New Products

COMPONENTS Absorptive Switch The model MSN-10DT-05-DEC-M options NE, 100M18, 3SS, 45004, is an absorptive SP10T switch that operates from 100 MHz to 18 GHz (10 MHz to 18 GHz optional). Insertion loss is 95 dB at 100 MHz and > 60 dB at 18 GHz. Amplitude is ┬▒0.5 dB...
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Around the Circuit

INDUSTRY NEWS BAE SYSTEMS North America has reached a definitive agreement with Advanced Power Technologies Inc. (APTI) to purchase the corporation for $27 M in cash. APTI, a private company with headquarters in Washington, DC, focuses on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance exploitation and information processing for defense, civil and commercial...
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New Literature

RF Component Analyzer Data Sheet This 16-page data sheet provides complete detail on the RF component analyzer, model R3860. Product photographs, descriptions, performance graphs, specifications and ordering information are also provided. Advantest Corp., Tokyo, Japan +81-3-3342-7500. Circle No. 200 Application Note This application note details the benefits of utilizing...
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The Book End

Microwave Radio Links, from Theory to Design Carlos Salema Wiley Interscience 474 pages; $79.95 ISBN: 0-471-42026-3 This book introduces the reader to the principles and the design of microwave links. It can be used as a textbook for upper level engineering students and a reference for the practicing engineer....
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