RF & Microwave Industry News

Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit Dr. John H. Bryant , founder of Omni Spectra Inc. and a pioneer in the miniaturization of microwave components, died in his home on June 10. In the late 1950s, Bryant organized efforts at the Bendix Research Laboratories that resulted in the first miniature microwave connectors....
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New Literature

New Literature Connector System Brochure This eight-page brochure overviews the company’s interconnection solutions for copper, fiber-optic and wireless telecommunication systems. Capabilities in design, assembly and manufacturing are described. AMP Inc., Harrisburg, PA (800) 522-6752. Waveguide Selection Software This ezGuide™ Windows“-based software uses point-and-click options that enable the user to...
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Catalog Update

Catalog Update Subminiature Coaxial Connector Design Brochure This 16-page brochure outlines coaxial connector designs, including PCB receptacles, slide-on mating connectors, positive-locking 75 ohm plugs, dual-crimp SMB connectors, and reverse-polarity SMA and TNC connectors. Line drawings and case histories are included. Applied Engineering Products (AEP), New Haven, CT (203) 776-2813....
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News from Washington

News from Washington Joint Stars Full-rate Production Decision Called Premature and Risky In a recent report, the General Accounting Office (GAO) renewed its claim that the Air Force’s decision to go to full-scale production of the joint surveillance and target-attack radar system (Joint STARS) was ill advised and premature....
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International Report

International Report France to Update Air Force Countermeasures Pod The French air force has awarded Dassault Electronique (DE) a contract covering the midlife updating of the DE Barax detector-jammer pods the service uses to equip its fleet of Mirage F.1 combat aircraft. Also known by the export designation PAJ-95,...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market New Silicon/GaAs MMIC Report to be Released In a report about to be published, Allied Business Intelligence Inc. anticipates a breakthrough in the quest for the universal mobile phone made possible by the introduction of the dual-mode/band power amplification MMIC, which will allow users to operate a...
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Book End

Book End Communications Standard Dictionary Martin H. Weik Chapman & Hall 1192 pages; $81.95 So many changes have occurred recently in the communications area that it is difficult to keep up with the terminology, much less the technology. Much time is spent defining terms and deciphering acronyms that were...
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Surface-mount Coaxial Connectors

Coaxial connectors that provide an ultraminiature RF surface-mount connector for board-to-board applications and are suitable for use with RG-178 and other small-diameter cables
Surface-mount Coaxial Connectors In today’s fast-paced environment of high density electronic equipment, surface-mount connectors are becoming an important part of the integration process. Most RF components are assembled onto surface-mount PCBs or into hybrid modules. The RF connector interface has been one of the more difficult areas to reduce...
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A CMOS Fractional-N PLL IC at Microwave Frequencies

A dual fractional-N phase-locked loop (PLL) that utilizes the patented ultra-thin-silicon (UTSi) CMOS process
A CMOS Fractional-N PLL IC at Microwave Frequencies Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. San Diego, CA Designers of modern microwave terminal systems are faced with a global competitive market that is leading to a greater emphasis on power efficiency, size and cost. Component vendors must respond to these needs with not...
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An IC Characterization and Analysis Program Update

An update to the popular Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program for device modeling is featured on this month's cover
An IC Characterization and Analysis Program Update Version 5.0 of the HP Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) has been developed and is available currently. This update to the popular device modeling program features a new statistics module to help process engineers and circuit designers improve yields and...
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