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Consumer Telematics Must Return to Its Roots

The telematics industry must refocus its attention toward delivering vehicle-specific services if there is any hope of overcoming its current lull. With automakers facing daunting and unprecedented challenges in today’s market place, there is less room for error when launching a new telematics initiative, according to the findings of...
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Dependency of IV Characteristics of a MESFET Device on Frequency and Electric Field

A new automated system for observing the dependence of the IV characteristics of GaAs MESFET devices on electric field, frequency and thermal effects is presented. The new procedure employs a pseudo-random pulse I/V measurement system. The results prov...
In this article, a new pulsed I/V measurement technique for observing the dependence of the IV characteristics of a MESFET device on frequency, electric field and self-heating effects is presented. The results obtained with the new procedure are compared with experimental data obtained with conventional pulsed and static IV...
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New Products

COMPONENTS SP5T PIN Diode Switch The SP5T, PIN diode switch, model MSN-5DT-05-STD with options 1422, 12X and LVT operates from 14.0 to 22.0 GHz with a minimum of 80 dB of isolation and a maximum of 5.0 dB of insertion loss. The switch accomplishes this while also having a...
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Around The Circuit

Industry News Aeroflex Inc. announced the successful completion of its acquisition of MCE Technologies Inc. As a result of the merger, each share of MCE common stock and each MCE common stock purchase warrant was converted in to the right to receive 0.2254 of a share of Aeroflex common...
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New Literature

Oscilloscopes CD-ROM This CD-ROM features two video demos and 33 application notes showing the benefits of using mixed-signal oscilloscopes versus traditional digital storage scopes for debugging complex analog/digital designs. Agilent Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, CA (800) 452-4844, www.agilent.com. Circle No. 200 Product Selection Guide This 20-page quick reference product...
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Software Update

Filter Software For thirty years, S/FILSYN has offered versatile, sophisticated capabilities in synthesis of all types of filters-passive, active, crystal, digital, microwave; parametric, conventional; lossless, predistorted; ladder, lattice. Developed by a renowned filter scientist, a PhD and Life Fellow of the IEEE. The software was originally available on time-sharing,...
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Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses RF Wireless System Design Fundamentals Topics : This course combines theory with real-life examples to provide participants with a complete foundation in digital communication techniques and their effects on RF circuit parameters. Site : Sunnyvale, CA Dates : December 8-10, 2003 Contact : Besser Associates, 201...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Rockwell Collins Develops Ad-Hoc Network for US Military Rockwell Collins, a leader in tactical communications, is developing an advanced communication network with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT). TTNT is a high speed, dynamic ad-hoc network designed to assist...
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International Report

International Report Alcatel Powers Its Way to Taiwanese Microwave Contract Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), the leading power supplier in Taiwan, has awarded Alcatel a multimillion US dollar contract to implement a digital microwave radio backbone network. Leveraging the company's digital microwave technology, the project will enhance the efficiency of...
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