Industry News

Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit INDUSTRY NEWS Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. , Falls Church, VA, has signed an agreement valued at $1.05 B to acquire three defense electronics units of GTE Corp. 's government systems organization. The operations are considered prime assets in the defense markets as the industry continues...
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New Literature

New Literature RF on Fiber™ Design Guide This eight-page guide reviews RF on Fiber product technology, including the company's two-path, three-path and four-path WDM transceivers; systems design parameters; fiber-optic link performance; and product specifications. Anacom Systems Corp., New Brunswick, NJ (732) 846-2680. Capability Guide This eight-page guide contains information...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Pac-3 Test Packs a Bonus A recent test of the new and improved Pac-3 PATRIOT interceptor missile at the White Sands Missile Range proved to be more impressive than planned. The $12 M test was designed to gather data and check the missile's ability to detect,...
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International Report

International Report Raytheon Named  Preferred Bidder for ASTOR Programme The UK's Ministry of Defence used the Paris Air Show (held 12-20 June) to announce that an industrial consortium led by Raytheon UK subsidiary Raytheon Systems Ltd. had been selected as the preferred bidder for the country's £800 M, multiservice...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market Recreational GPS Report Released Frost & Sullivan has released an update to report 5332-22, "North American Global Positioning Systems Applications Markets." This stand-alone segment analysis addresses the recreational portion of the market, including marine, land and private aviation. In general, the discussion is limited to units costing...
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The Book End

The Book End 0pBasic Engineering Circuit Analysis J. David Irwin and Chwan-Hwa Wu John Wiley & Sons 976 pages; $99.95 ISBN: 0-471-36574-2 The sixth edition of this text includes some important changes resulting from the way introductory circuits are currently being taught and includes contributions from Chwan-Hwa Wu as...
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An Educational Antenna Measurement System

A low cost, yet versatile, automated antenna measurement system designed to be located in a space-limited test emvironment
An Educational Antenna Measurement System ORBIT/FR Horsham, PA The AL-2000-EDC Educational Antenna Measurement System is a low cost, yet versatile, automated antenna measurement system that allows a variety of antenna measurements to be accomplished in a small facility for a variety of antennas. The system is configurable for all...
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Analog and Digital Signal Generators with High Spectral Purity

A new series of spectrally pure signal generators with extremely low phase noise and flexible digital modulation capabilites for current and future communcations requirements
Analog and Digital Signal Generators with High Spectral Purity Hewlett-Packard Co. Santa Rosa, CA Due to the increasingly stringent requirements for communications channels, today's signal generators must have extremely low phase noise to determine if a device, component or subsystem meets test specifications. A new series of spectrally pure...
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A 165 W LDMOS FET for 900 MHz Operation

165 W laterally diffused metal-oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) FETs for amplifier applications from 860 to 900 MHz are featured on this month's cover
A 165 W LDMOS FET for 900 MHz Operation An internally matched, common source, N-channel, enhancement-mode laterally diffused metal-oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) FET intended for large-signal amplifier applications in the 860 to 900 MHz frequency range has been developed. The model PTF 10100 LDMOS FET is rated at 165 W...
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Advanced Large-signal Models for Transistor Parameter Extraction Software

An upgraded version of the LASIMO software that can conveniently make MESFET measurements and fit the data to advanced large-signal models
Advanced Large-signal Models for Transistor Parameter Extraction Software Optotek Ltd. Kanata, Ontario, Canada Accurate model generation is becoming a progressively more important part of the computer-aided-design process. Of special importance are large-signal models capable of accurately predicting the performance of nonlinear circuits. LASIMO large- and small-signal modeling software 1...
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