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Catalog Update

Catalog Update Thick Film Technology Catalog This 14-page catalog features the company's various thick film technology products, including circuits and substrates, chip attenuators, and chip resistors. Product specifications, sizes, performance characteristics and part numbers are included. A substrate design guide is provided as well. Amitron Inc., North Andover, MA...
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Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses Principles of Modern Radar Topics: Basics of radar principles, techniques and technology. Antennas, transmitters, receivers, signal processing, Doppler polarization, reflectivity measurements. A special feature of this course is a live demonstration using radar systems. Fee: $1295. Site: Atlanta, GA Dates: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2001 Contact: Continuing...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Rockwell Receives Contract for High Performance Electronics According to a report from NewsEdge Corp., Rockwell Scientific has received a $6.4 M contract from the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop ultra-low power electronic...
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International Report

International Report PPARC Lets Planck Cooling Contract The UK's Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) has awarded UK contractor SEA (Group) Ltd. a £2 million contract covering the development and supply of its 4 Kelvin Cooler Drive Electronics (4KCDE) package for use aboard the European Space Agency's Planck...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market RF MEMS to Bring Functionality and Efficiency to Cell Phones With true on/off switching, RF (radio frequency) MEMS hold considerable market promise, according to Cahners In-Stat Group. The report, "Market Snapshot: RF MEMS," projects that if developmental issues can be overcome and appropriate pricing levels are...
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The Book End

The Book End Bluetooth, Connect Without Cables Jennifer Bray and Charles F. Sturman Prentice Hall 493 pages; $48.99 ISBN: 0-13-089840-6 Bluetooth is set to be one of the fastest growing technologies since the Internet or the cellular phone. It represents a simple proposition: obviating the need for connectivity via...
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An Impendance-Controlled, High Precision Wafer Probe Tip for Applications Up to 40 GHz

Development and manufacture of a high precision wafer probe tip for on-wafer measurements
Product Feature An Impedance- Controlled, High Precision Wafer Probe Tip for Applications Up to 40 GHz Suss/Rosenberger, Germany Dresden, Germany Fig. 1 The probe's contact spring assembly and transition to the coaxial air line. High precision is a vital prerequisite for the development and manufacture of high frequency cables...
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Vector Network Analyzers For Measurement to 50 GHz

A new suite of high performance vector network analyzers is featured
Cover Feature Vector Network Analyzers For Measurements to 50 GHz Agilent Technologies Inc. Santa Rosa, CA The HP 8510 vector network analyzer introduced by Hewlett-Packard in 1985 revolutionized microwave measurements by combining advanced techniques for characterizing components with the computational power afforded by the microprocessor. For the first time,...
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An Aluminum Nitride High Power Dissipation RF Packaging Platform

Introduction to a low cost, highly flexible aluminum nitride (AlN) high power dissipation platform utilizing co-fired AlN in a variety of configurations
Product Feature An Aluminum Nitride High Power Dissipation RF Packaging Platform CMC Wireless Components Phoenix, AZ Aluminum nitride (AlN) is an ideal electrically insulating material for use in high power electronic packaging applications. Possessing both high thermal conductivity and a non-toxic chemical nature, AlN is commercially available in a...
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An Ultra-linear 3G Power Amplifier

Development of an ultra-linear power amplifier that operates from 2110 to 2170 MHz and delivers 15 W of output power with 45 dB of gain
Product Feature An Ultra-linear 3G Power Amplifier Unity Wireless Systems Corp. Burnaby, B.C., Canada Fig. 1 The amplifier's typical intermodulation performance. Third Generation (3G) wireless is the next phase in wireless communications, defined by the migration to packet-switched networks at high speed data rates. 3G capability will be a...
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