Monthly Military Update: Expert Insights
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March 17, 2011

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Industry News

Lockheed Martin Wins Role On Navy C4ISR Services Contract

Cobham Receives Contract from Pratt & Whitney

Teledyne Joins Lockheed Martin and Raytheon in Missile Defense Bid

Hughes Secures US Air Force Satellite Study Contract

ONR Moves Modular Space Communications Asset into Unmanned Aircraft

Get a New, Cool "Bourne Identity" with Through-wall Radar Backpack

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RF Measurement Fundamentals Webcast Series
The rapid integration of wireless connectivity into products demands that today's test engineers understand a breadth of RF and wireless test techniques, from performing EVM and ACLR measurements to addressing complex MIMO applications.

View this series of webcasts on demand to learn the fundamentals of making and optimizing RF measurements.

A&D Technologies

PXI Modules Offer Speed, Scalability and Small Form Factor for RF Measurement Systems
David A. Hall, National Instruments; Steve Narciso and Jared Richard, Agilent Technologies; Edited by David Vye, Microwave Journal Editor

Pushing Radar Designs to the Limit with Highly Realistic Signal Scenarios
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Breakthrough High-power Microwave Filter Technology
Active Spectrum

Military Hardware/Software

MMIC Distributed PA:
Endwave Corp.

The model EWH2001ZZ distributed power amplifier (PA) is designed for commercial, industrial and military applications from DC to 20 GHz. Based on GaAs PHEMT technology, the MMIC distributed PA delivers +26 dBm typical output power at 1 dB compression (P1dB) through 12 GHz and typically +23 dBm through 20 GHz.
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MMIC Power Amplifier:
Hittite Microwave Corp.

The HMC930 is a GaAs PHEMT MMIC distributed power amplifier die that operates between DC and 40 GHz, and delivers up to 13 dB of gain, +33.5 dBm output IP3 and +22 dBm of output power at 1 dB gain compression. The input and output return losses of the HMC930 are better than 12 and 16 dB respectively, across the band.
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63 dB Attenuator: Narda Microwave-East

The model DA64-63B switched-bit attenuator offers the high level of performance required in electronic warfare and radar systems as well as precision automated test equipment. Model DA64-63B is a 6-bit device that provides attenuation of 0 to 63 dB in 1 dB steps, and operates from 2 to 6 GHz with a switching speed of 30 ns (50 percent TTL to 90 percent RF) and rise and fall times of 10 ns. It has insertion loss of 4.3 dB or less, VSWR of less than 2:1, and attenuation flatness of ±0.5 dB to 31 dB and ±1 dB to 63 dB.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, President and CEO of Fallon & Associates Consulting and past chairman of the International AOC convention, shares his experiences at AUSA 2011 and how RF/microwave companies should "partner" with the Army in these tough financial times to be successful.
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Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column Asif discusses how Defense budgets stabilized in 2010 plus the outlook and challenges for 2011.
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Educational Webinars

LNA Design and Characterization Using Modern RF/Microwave Software Together with T&M Instruments

Presented by AWR and Rohde & Schwarz
Now On Demand
Rohde & Schwarz

RF Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques

Besser Webinar Series
Now On Demand

X-Parameter Case Study: GaN High Power Amplifier (HPA) Design

Agilent's Innovations in EDA Series
Now On Demand

RF/Microwave Filters and Assemblies
Visit Reactel's newly re-designed website for the latest in RF/Microwave Filters, Multiplexers and Multifunction Assemblies for Military applications. Issuing an online RFQ is just a click away and our full line catalog is available for quick and easy download.

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Ground-Breaking Satellite Products and Service Offerings Debut at Satellite 2011
Washington D.C.
March 14-17, 2011

Dixie Crow Symposium
Warner Robins, GA
March 20-24, 2011

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Baltimore, MD
June 5-10, 2011

EMC 2011
Long Beach, CA
August 14-19, 2011

AUVSI Unmanned Systems N. America 2011
Washington D.C.
August 16-19, 2011

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