Industry News

New Products: Sub-Systems

SUBSYSTEMS RF Fiber Link Solution The model 2204 RF link solution supports four RF-over-fiber links (in a 1U rack chassis) used for the high quality transport of signals in the 10 MHz to 2 GHz bandwidth range. Weatherproofed outside enclosures are also available. The unit is a connectorized, ready-to-use...
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New Products: Processing Equipment

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT 0.6 mm CMOS Process This 5 V, 0.6 mm CMOS process enables mixed-signal parts to be implemented with high digital content. Roughly twice as many gates can be packed on the same real estate as was achievable with the 0.8 mm process. A library of 45 megacells,...
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New Products: Software

SOFTWARE Translator Program The model D2G Windows '95-/NT-based DXF™-to-Gerber™ translator incorporates view and edit functions such as scaling, mirroring, rotation or addition of text. The user is able to import files, view and edit before outputting Gerber files. Price: $495. Delivery: stock. T-Tech Inc., Atlanta, GA (770) 455-0676. Fixture...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Proposals Solicited for UCAV Feasibility Demonstration A joint solicitation from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and US Air Force seeks proposals for an advanced technology demonstration (ATD) program that would demonstrate the feasibility of an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) system capable of carrying out...
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International Report

International Report Africa Launches Its First Direct TV Broadcast Satellite Africa’s first direct television broadcast satellite was launched successfully in April from Kourou, French Guiana aboard the Ariane 4 rocket V108. Constructed for Egypt’s NILESAT company, the new 1840 kg NILESAT 101 spacecraft, which was developed by Matra Marconi...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market Live In-flight Television Available to Corporate Jet Passengers Airshow TV, a product of Airshow Inc., has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide television programming via satellite to in-flight private jet aircraft. Digital television entertainment service provider DIRECTV® has signed an agreement with Airshow to...
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The Book End

The Book End Active and Quasi-optical Arrays for Solid-state Power Combining Robert A. York and Zoya B. Popovic John Wiley & Sons Inc. 526 pages; $89.95 The quasi-optical approach is particularly attractive at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Most of the basic components in microwave receivers and transmitters have been...
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A New Suite of RF/Microwave Design Tools

An RF/microwave design solution constructed using advanced object-oriented programming methods for impressive performance, reliability and ease of use
A New Suite of RF/Microwave Design Tools Applied Wave Research Inc. Redondo Beach, CA Microwave Office is a completely new suite of RF/microwave design tools built from the ground up for operation in Windows® ’95 and NT environments. Included in the suite are the VoltaireXL™ linear and nonlinear circuit...
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Surface-mount NPO Capacitors With Ultra-high Self-resonant Frequencies

Rugged, laser-marked capacitors that utilize a new type of ceramic dielectric and a unique patented construction fro demanding wireless applications
Surface-mount NPO Capacitors With Ultra-high Self-resonant Frequencies American Technical Ceramics Huntington Station, NY As surface-mount technology responds to the challenge of functioning at higher microwave frequencies, the performance demands on both active and passive components have become increasingly stringent. Typically, ceramic multilayer capacitors (MLC) are required to operate at...
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Low Voltage Power Amplifiers for GSM Handsets

Low voltage, high efficiency power amplifiers for Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) standard telephones are featured on this month's cover
Low Voltage Power Amplifiers for GSM Handsets Alpha Industries Woburn, MA As each successive generation of cellular telephones becomes smaller and lighter, so must the battery technologies that power them. The new generation of cellular telephones will incorporate batteries with low operating voltages between 2.8 and 3.5 V. The...
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