RF & Microwave Industry News

International Report

International Report Northrop Grumman Enters Bid for ASTOR The recent Battlefield Systems International ’98 trade exhibition and conference has provided the first clear details of a last-minute bid into the UK’s Airborne Standoff Radar (ASTOR) programme made by a consortium led by US contractor Northrop Grumman. The team is...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market US Utility Revenue Metering Markets Forecast to Reach $3.1 B According to a recent Business Communications Company Inc. study, "RE-085, Metering for Utilities: Riding the Wave of Deregulation," the total market for utility metering equipment, which was valued at $2.4 B in 1997, is expected to...
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The Book End

The Book End Antenna Theory and Design Warren L. Stutzman and Gary A. Thiele John Wiley & Sons Inc. 648 pages; $95.95 Major changes in antenna applications have occurred since this book was first published in 1981. This second edition has been appropriately updated to encompass these new applications,...
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Gaussian Noise Calibration Standards

Wideband Gaussian noise standards that achieve AM and PM noise measurement traceability
Gaussian Noise Calibration Standards Techtrol Cyclonetics Inc., Advanced Noise Technologies Division New Cumberland, PA Measurement of AM and PM noise relating to a carrier signal can be difficult to achieve accurately and consistently. Even when the utmost care is taken in preparing to make a noise measurement and all...
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A Tunable, Dielectric-loaded Waveguide Filter

A newly developed high performance tunable filter that utilizes dielectric-loaded waveguide is featured on this month's cover
A Tunable, Dielectric-loaded Waveguide Filter K&L Microwave Inc. Salisbury, MD The personal communications service and cellular markets have placed high demands on filter manufacturers, including the need for low insertion loss with very high selectivity while maintaining 3 dB bandwidths of less than one percent. Fixed-frequency filters have been...
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A Digital Phase Detection Subsystem

A single-channel assembly for high-speed, high accuracy phase and amplitude measurements of an IF signal pair
A Digital Phase Detection Subsystem Signal Technology Corp., Olektron Operation Beverly, MA The model IFS-9830 digital phase detection subsystem (DPDS) is a single-channel (one phase comparison) assembly used for high speed, high accuracy phase and amplitude measurements of an IF signal pair. The assembly measures the absolute phase difference...
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The 1998 MTTS-S IMS: Another Record-breaking Event

A review of the high points of the 1998 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Exhibition, which was held June 7-12 in Baltimore
The 1998 MTTS-S IMS: Another Record-breaking Event Frank Bashore Microwave Journal Staff The 1998 MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Exhibition was held June 7 through 12 in Baltimore and managed to break the attendance record set only two years ago in San Francisco. The week-long conference attracted 10,550...
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The Current State of the Art in Coplanar MMICs

The integration of a comprehensive library of coplanar elements within the Libra series IV electromagnetic simulator as well as various applications designed using this library
The Current State of the Art in Coplanar MMICs Thomas Sporkmann Institut für Mobil- and Satellitenfunktechnik Kamp-Lintfort, Germany In part one of this article (published in the July issue of Microwave Journal), the evolution of coplanar line techniques over the last 30 years was presented and alternatives for designing...
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Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit INDUSTRY NEWS Methode Electronics Inc. has merged its connector and interconnect product divisions to form a new Connector Products division. The resources of the two divisions are now under the direction of one management team and have combined engineering, fabricating and assembly activities. The Connector Products...
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New Literature

New Literature Digital Analog RF Technology Solution Brochure This four-page brochure discusses the company’s DARTS™ digital analog RF technology solutions designed for a wide array of signal control, measurement and distribution applications. Specifications and product photographs are provided. Anaren Microwave Inc., East Syracuse, NY (315) 432-8909. Service Brochure This...
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