RF & Microwave Industry News

International Report

Rohde & Schwarz Launch TETRA Test System German contractor Rohde & Schwarz has launched a new test system designed to verify, quality assure and type approve trans-European trunked radio (TETRA) base and mobile stations. The TETRA standard (which incorporates the Technical Basis for Regulation (TBR) 35 document) is nearing...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market US Electronics Factory Sales Rise 10 Percent through Third Quarter The Electronic Industries Association reports that US factory sales of electronics equipment and products reached nearly $296 B during the first nine months of 1996, an increase of 10 percent over 1995’s total of $269.4 B for...
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The Book End

The Book End The Mobile Communications Handbook Jerry D. Gibson CRC Press Inc. in cooperation with IEEE Press 577 pages; $79.95 This mobile communications handbook includes technologies ranging from cordless telephones, digital cellular radio and evolving personal communications systems to wireless data and networks. Various aspects of modulation, digital...
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A PCS Multicarrier Linear Power Amplifier

A multicarrier linear power amplifier that simplifies the base station configuration and minimizes intermodulation products
A PCS Multicarrier Linear Power Amplifier Amplidyne Inc. Somerset, NJ The rapidly expanding personal communications service (PCS) wireless market has created an urgent need for multicarrier linear power amplifiers (MCLPA). Traditionally, base stations have used single-channel amplifiers that required bulky autotuned cavity combiners for each transmit channel. As the...
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Latest HFSS Release Improves Speed and Accuracy

A high frequency structure simulator (HFSS) for three-dimensional electromagnetic simulation
Latest HFSS Release Improves Speed and Accuracy Hewlett-Packard Co., HP EEsof Division Westlake Village, CA Three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) simulation software has been a valuable tool of high frequency circuit designers for some time. The benefits of simulating a circuit’s high frequency behavior on a computer prior to building...
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A Low Cost RF Transceiver for Data Communications

This month's cover honors wireless telegraphy pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, featuring a new fully monolithic RF transceiver designed for wireless data ccommunications in the European 433 MHz ISM band
A Low Cost RF Transceiver for Data Communications RF Micro Devices Inc.Greensboro, NC Unlicensed radio devices in the European Community countries are expected to operate in compliance with standards proposed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Restrictions and regulations for operation of radio equipment in the 25 to...
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An Externally Referenced 23 GHz DRO

A fudamental dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) featuring good stability, low phase noise and high power output
An Externally Referenced 23 GHz DRO Delphi Components Inc.Laguna Niguel, CA Dielectric resonator oscillators (DRO) are highly stable fundamental oscillators in the 3 to 30 GHz region, achieving free-running frequency stability of less than 1 ppm/°C in many cases. DROs also exhibit very low phase noise characteristics at 100...
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Acronyms Used by the RF/Microwave Industry: Part I

The first of a two-part series, which defines acronyms used in Microwave Journal and by others in the RF/microwave industry
Acronyms Used by the RF/Microwave Industry: Part I The microwave industry’s fairly recent shift from a military to a commercial market focus has resulted in an alphabet soup of new acronyms that can confuse all but the most knowledgeable experts. Reading some of today’s technical papers can be a...
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Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit Industry News JMR Electronics Inc. , Chatsworth, CA, has formed a new division, JMR Plastic Technology . The division produced plastic molds and injection moldings previously, but now will design and manufacture custom molds and plastic parts in high volume, as well as for short-run and...
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New Literature

New Literature Network Analyzer Data Sheet This 16-page data sheet overviews the company's 54100A series network analyzers. Testing information on various components is also included. Anritsu Wiltron Co., Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-4061. EMI Spacer Gasket Brochure This six-page brochure profiles an electromagnetic interference (EMI) conductive elastomer/plastic spacer gasket...
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