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An Analog Predistortion Linearizer Design

In this article, a new type of analog predistortion linearizer is proposed to generate and control predistorted third and higher order intermodulation signals (IM) separately. By using predistorted signals, the intermodulation distortion signals genera...
In the past, voice transmission was the main issue in communications. However, new requirements have evolved from voice to data and mobile communications, which demand a larger amount of information and better quality. Because of these requirements, more complex modulation and demodulation schemes and broadband channel bandwidths are necessary...
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Design and Implementation of a Novel Frequency Modulation Circuit Using a Phase-locked Loop Synthesizer

A phase-locked loop (PLL) is widely used in frequency synthesizers for modern communication systems. However, frequency modulation (FM) of a PLL for the modulation rates used inside the loop bandwidth, is generally difficult. In this article, a novel b...
A phase-locked loop (PLL) is a popular method used in frequency synthesizers for most communication systems. 10 The block diagram of a common PLL synthesizer is shown in Figure 1 and includes a charge pump phase detector (PD), a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO), a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), an R...
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A Temperature Dependent PIN Diode Model for Simple Temperature Invariant Attenuator Circuits

In this article a temperature dependent equivalent circuit of a forward-biased PIN diode is discussed. Using this equivalent circuit, the temperature behavior of a PIN diode attenuator circuit is analyzed and test results are presented. A novel control circuit is also offered for temperature invariant variable attenuation over a...
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New Products

New Waves: RF Components & Systems
Power Amplifier for CDMA Handsets This RF power amplifier (RMPA0965) is optimized for CDMA2000-1X applications in the 824 to 849 frequency band. It has single positive-supply operation, low power and shutdown modes, and provides 40% CDMA mode efficiency at 28 dBm average power output. Its high/low power modes optimize...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News Agilent Technologies , Boeblingen, Germany, announced its 100th design win for its film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) duplexer and full band transmit filter. These devices are designed into nine of the 10 code division multiple access (CDMA) phone manufacturers’ handsets for the US market. The Agilent ACMD-7401...
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New Literature

LTCC Design Guide This design guide is for advanced electronic packages produced with co-fire multi-layer ceramic technology (LTCC). The guide includes a basic process overview and ceramic specifications for HTCC and AlN to assist in materials selection. Structural and metallization interconnect capabilities are shown with appropriate tolerances. AdTech Ceramics...
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Software Update

Automated Tuner System Software Maury Microwave Corp. is releasing the latest software, MT993 version 4.0 for its automated tuner system. Key features of version 4.0 include an improved GUI, significant functional enhancements, complete migration and support for ATN systems, and a comprehensive DLL kit. This release continues to provide...
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