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Low Cost Directional Couplers

A new series of low cost, high quality directional couplers is featured
ON THE COVER Low Cost Directional Couplers Mini-Circuits Brooklyn, NY Ever expanding applications of RF and microwaves for wireless and cable applications have revived the development efforts of components at these frequencies. There is a continuing demand to reduce size and cost, and to improve performance and quality at...
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INTERNATIONAL REPORT R & S Claims New Standards in High End Spectrum Analyzers German contractor Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) is claiming that its newly launched FSU3 and FSU8 spectrum analysers set 'new standards' in dynamic range, measurement accuracy and speed within high end equipments of their type....
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New Literature

NEW LITERATURE * Bluetooth™ CD-ROM This Bluetooth Solutions CD-ROM provides valuable technology literature, application notes and product information to engineers developing and manufacturing ICs, modules and host devices incorporating the Bluetooth technology. Agilent Technologies, Berkshire, UK +44 (0) 1189 276 824. Circle No. 200 * New Products and Technologies...
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NEW PRODUCTS COMPONENTS * 100 W AIN Termination The model 100-NST-FN utilizes aluminum nitride as alternative to BeO substrates in an ef fort to remain more environmentally friendly. The unit has a frequency range of DC to 3 GHz and SWR at DC to 1 GHz is 1.1 (max),...
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NEWS FROM WASHINGTON US Army Lets Long Range Advanced Surveillance Systems Contract DRS Technologies has received a contract to provide Long Range Advance Scout Surveillance Systems (LRAS3) for the US Army's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. The $8.7 M contract was awarded by Raytheon System Company's Electronic Systems operation...
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WEB UPDATE Pulse Generators & Drivers This Web site provides data sheets and pricing for 500 models of pulse generators, laser diode drivers, impulse generators, amplifiers and delay generators, with rise times as low as 40 ps, PRF to 250 MHz and amplitudes to 3000 V. The site also...
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WORKSHOPS & COURSES MEMS for Communications ­ From Concept to Product * Topics: The latest information on MEMS technology and applications in communications, with specific information on CoventorWare™ software products and intellectual property available from the company for rapid development and integration of MEMS into products. * Site: Schaumburg,...
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A MMIC Power Amplifier Package for OC-192 Applications

A wideband, medium power amplifier with automatic gain control for use as an AGC or laser modulator driver amplifier in OC-192 fiber optic systems
PRODUCT FEATURE A MMIC Power Amplifier Package for OC-192 Applications StratEdge San Diego, CA StratEdge was contracted by TriQuint Semiconductor, a manufacturer of GaAs MMIC components, for package, assembly and test services for one of their newest devices. The resulting product, a wideband, medium power amplifier (MPA) with automatic...
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A Linear LDMOS Amplifier for EDGE GSM Applications

Results of a class AB demonstration circuit using a BLF1820-70 LDMOS transistor
PRODUCT FEATURE A Linear LDMOS Amplifier for EDGE GSM Applications Philips Semiconductors Foxboro, MA Cellular infrastructure providers are ramping up plans to augment present GSM systems with a new Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE) GSM system. This new format adds additional challenges to the design of the...
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An Automated Assembly Tool for Precision, High Speed RF Die-attach Applications

A new fully automatic assembly tool for high frequency RF power amplifier integrated circuits
PRODUCT FEATURE An Automated Assembly Tool for Precision, High Speed RF Die-attach Applications Palomar Technologies Vista, CA As telecommunications and information processing have exploded over the last 20 years, the need for extremely accurate, high yield microchip assembly solutions has shifted from a low volume aerospace and defense industry...
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