Industry News

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 802.11n

The news and rumors surrounding attempts to establish an industry standard for the 802.11n Wi-Fi format paint a picture that changes with the viewing angle. The eagerly-awaited enhancement of the 802.11 wireless LAN standard, that promises wireless users throughput of 100 Mbps and more, has been bogged down in...
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The Book End

Planar Microwave Engineering: A Practical Guide to Theory, Measurements and Circuits Thomas H. Lee. Cambridge University Press 880 pages; $75 ISBN: 0-521-83526-7 This book covers everything one needs to know to design, build and test a high frequency circuit. Chapter 1 provides a short history of RF and microwave...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News Smiths Group announced that it is expanding its interconnect business with the acquisition of Millitech Inc. A Massachusetts-based business, Millitech specializes in the design and manufacturing of millimeter-wave components, assemblies and integrated antenna systems for satellite communications, radar, passive imaging, space and remote sensing applications. Smiths acquired...
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New Literature

Digital Debug Solutions CD-ROM This CD-ROM will assist design engineers with measurement insight into tough digital debug problems with information about tools that can help minimize project risk and drive products to market faster. The CD also provides quick access to application notes, product data sheets and web links....
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Software Update

Design Software The LINC2 software combines high performance RF and microwave circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization into a single integrated program. This software provides a suite of design tools for the exact synthesis of a wide variety of active and passive circuits. LINC2’s comprehensive amplifier synthesis tool produces...
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New Products

NEW WAVES: Military and government Electronics
Blocking Capacitor The GZ capacitor series is specifically designed to address DC blocking issues from 15 kHz to 40 GHz in optical transceivers. The technology incorporates small footprints to conserve board space and is designed to match 0.015" and 0.020" microstrip widths. The assemblies combine high capacitance Ni-Au terminated...
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EUROPEAN SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP SALES STRONG IN AUGUST

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA), which is part of the European Electronic Component manufacturers' Association (EECA), has stated that according to the latest figures European semiconductor chip sales were stronger than expected in August. Chip sales in Europe showed a positive development during the month, which is seen...
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RFMD ANNOUNCES RECORD SEPTEMBER QUARTERLY REVENUE

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) for wireless communications applications, announced that its September 2005 quarterly revenue will exceed its original guidance, which was provided on July 26, 2005. Based upon its preliminary assessment of its financial results, RF Micro Devices...
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