RF & Microwave Industry News

Catalog Update

Catalog Update Capacitor and Thin-film Custom Product Catalog This 12-page catalog describes capacitors, including RF, microwave, mm-wave and RF power; and custom thin-film products, including conductors, resistors, metallized holes and substrates. Applications and specifications are included. Photographs are provided. American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC), Huntington Station, NY (516) 547-5700....
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News from Washington

News from Washington International Avionics Standards Proposed at NATO Meeting Eleven Partnership-for-Peace (PFP) nations were briefed on international approach and landing standards proposed by the US at a recent Air Group V North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conference in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was chaired by the US Air...
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International Report

International Report Thomson Sale Canceled In a surprise move, the French Government has suspended the privatisation of the state-owned Thomson electronics group following an adverse report from its watchdog privatization committee (PC). Previously, Thomson (comprising the Thomson SA holding company, Thomson Multimedia and Thomson-CSF) was to be to sold...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market Study Forecasts Worldwide Deployment of US Digital Standards The recent study by Herschel Shosteck Associates Ltd., "Digital Market Forecasts: 1997-2000," analyzes and forecasts the deployment of 800/1900 MHz US digital standards worldwide. How those standards will be adopted by technology (time-division multiple access (TDMA)/IS-136, code-division multiple...
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The Book End

The Book End Radar Systems for Technicians Ronald Bouwman Ronald D. Bouwman 528 pages; $80 This book is an assembly of radar knowledge, reconstructed into a logical order and restated in an understandable manner to create a single training foundation for radar technicians. The book is also a reference...
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A Linear, High Efficiency, HBT, CDMA Power Amplifier

A code-division multiple access (CDMA), cellular, dual-mode power amplifier to simplify cellular phone design, improve operation and reduce overall cost
A Linear, High Efficiency, HBT, CDMA Power Amplifier RF Micro Devices Inc. Greensboro, NC As code-division multiple access (CDMA) systems begin to see implementation in the US and other countries, many manufacturers are rolling out their CDMA cellular handsets. The final power amplifier for these handsets is critical to...
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A Linearized MMDS Solid-state Amplifier

A multichannel multipoint distribution system (MMDS) solid-state amplifier that offers the same performance as a backed-off 100 W high power amplifier while consuming only 5.5 A at 12 V DC
A Linearized MMDS Solid-state Amplifier Stealth Microwave a division of SSB Technologies Inc. Union, NJ Due to advances in digital compression technology for cable television systems, renewed interest in the 2.5 to 2.7 GHz frequency range has increased in the US and abroad. Multichannel multipoint distribution systems (MMDS) that...
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A PHS Test System for Japan

This month's cover features a personal handyphone test system developed in response to a Japanese customer's request for a test solution to increase capacity and reduce multipath propagation effects
A PHS Test System for Japan Noise Com Inc. Paramus, NJ The personal handyphone system (PHS) provides wireless communication to more than three million subscribers in Asia. One of the major PHS operators in Japan plans to employ maximum ratio-combining diversity with four (and optionally eight) antennas to increase...
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A Single-chip RF-IF Transceiver

A transceiver that represents the most cost-effective RF-IF front-end solution for 900 MHz digital cordless telephone designs
A Single-chip RF-IF Transceiver BethelTronix Inc. (BTI) Cerritos, CA Digital cordless telephone design is now considerably easier due to the introduction of the model BT1072B single-chip RF-IF transmitter-receiver (transceiver). This device is the state of the art in highly integrated wireless communications ICs. A typical RF receiver (RX) is...
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A Wireless LAN Access Point

An access point that allows wireless workstations to be added quickly and easily to a wired network
A Wireless LAN Access Point Lucent Technologies Inc. , Morristown, NJ (800) 928-3526 Today businesses all over the world are utilizing wireless local area networks (LAN), making mobile computing a reality. In response to the need for compatibility and higher performance, the WavePOINT®-II access point, which bridges standard Ethernet...
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