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Designing a Bluetooth Transceiver in RF CMOS

Presentation of a design methodology used to facilitate the rapid prototyping and design of an RFIC
Technical Feature Designing a Bluetooth Transceiver in RF CMOS Bob Koupal and Marshall Wang Signia Technologies Milpitas, CA Cory Edelman Agilent Technologies Westlake Village, CA The design of a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth transceiver RFIC in CMOS requires careful verification of key performance criteria at all stages of the design...
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A New Type of Amplitude Equalizer for In-band Flatness Improvement

Presentation of a cascade amplitude equalizer used for improving the performance of a bandpass filter frequency response in cellular band
Technical Feature A New Type of Amplitude Equalizer for In-band Flatness Improvement There is a growing need in modern communication systems for low cost bandpass filters of small size, high selectivity and flat passband response in order to meet the demands for inter-channel power balance, and to avoid interference....
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Intermodulation Products for a Mixer Subjected to a Multi-carrier Signal

Use of a nonlinear mixer model to demonstrate how a transient simulation is used to predict the behavior of intermodulation products in a multi-carrier environment
Technical Feature Intermodulation Products for a Mixer Subjected to a Multi-carrier Signal Applying a multi-carrier signal to a mixer leads to a large range of intermodulation products. To perform a link budget of a multi-carrier transmit-receive system, it is important to predict the location and magnitude of those intermodulation...
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Externally Induced VCO Phase Noise

Description of the degradation of voltage-controlled oscillator phase noise due to noise on tuning and supply lines
Tutorial Externally Induced VCO Phase Noise This article describes the degradation of VCO phase noise due to noise on tuning and supply lines, particularly from tuning source resistance and supply voltage regulators. Dennis Colin Micronetics Wireless Hudson, NH VCOs, especially low noise wideband units, are extremely sensitive voltage-to-frequency converters,...
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Technology and Innovation in Single Layer Capacitors

Introduction to the buried single layer capacitor,™ a technologically advanced device manufactured for high frequency microwave applications
Application Note Technology and Innovation in Single Layer Capacitors Lambert Devoe and Alan Devoe Presidio Components Inc. San Diego, CA Single layer capacitors have been manufactured for many years for high frequency microwave applications. The simple parallel plate structure has advantages over multi-layer capacitors up to gigahertz frequencies due...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market Loral Skynet Marks 40th Anniversary of Telstar 1 On July 10, 2002, Loral Skynet marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of Telstar 1, the world's first active communications satellite built by Skynet's predecessors at AT&T and Bell Laboratories. Telstar 1 was launched from Cape Canaveral...
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New Products

New Products COMPONENTS Fixed Attenuator The model 100-A-FFN-40 bidirectional 40 dB attenuator is rated at 100 W CW from DC to 2.4 GHz. Attenuation accuracy is ±1.0 dB from DC to 1 GHz and ±2.0 dB to 2.4 GHz. Ambient temperature is -40° to +40°C. SWR is 1.1 (max)...
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Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit INDUSTRY NEWS REMEC Inc. has completed the acquisition of ADC Mersum Oy from ADC Communications Inc. The acquisition was completed in accordance with the terms previously announced on October 8, 2001. In related news, REMEC Inc. has sold the assets of its subsidiary REMEC WACOM LP...
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New Literature

New Literature Wireless and Microwave Products Brochure This brochure includes electrical specifications and outline drawings of the company's new product releases. The new releases include rotary step attenuators specifically calibrated for the DC to 2.1 GHz frequency range, micro-miniature and miniature fixed attenuators covering the frequency range of DC...
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Catalog Update

Catalog Update RF and Microwave Instruments This 13-page catalog features the company's RF and microwave instruments, such as microwave receivers and tuners, downconverters, upconverters, display digitizers, demodulators, IF-to-baseband converters, linearizer-amplifiers and RF multi-couplers. Product descriptions, schematics, features, photographs, block diagrams and applications are included. Warranty and exporting information are...
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