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International Report

INTERNATIONAL REPORT Martin Streetly, International Correspondent Polish PIT Develops Radar Family Details of a family of radars available from Poland's Warsaw-based Prezemyslowy Instytut Telekomunikacji (PIT ­ Telecommunications Research Institute) have recently been released. Equipments detailed include the ARS-400 maritime surveillance radar, the Avia family of primary air traffic control...
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New Literature

NEW LITERATURE Microwave Integrated Components Catalog This 22-page catalog features I&Q vector modulators, custom sub-assemblies, BP and QPSK modulators, phase shifters, attenuators and switches. Product schematics, features and specifications are included, as well as ordering information, terms and conditions. G.T. Microwave Inc., Randolph, NJ (973) 361-5700. Circle No. 200...
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New Products

NEW PRODUCTS COMPONENTS * GaAs IC Switch The model AS196-307 GaAs IC high isolation, non-reflective switch with driver operates over the DC to 6 GHz band, and is ideal for GSM, DCS, and PCS basestation synthesizer switching with 55 to 60 dB isolation from 0.5 to 2.5 Hz. It...
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News From Washington

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON US and UK Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement The US Secretary of Defense and the UK Minister for Defence Procurement participated in a ceremony that formally established a US/UK commitment to cooperate in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)...
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Web Update

WEB UPDATE     RF Filters This Web site provides concise information about SAW filters and SAW-based subsystems, including product data sheets and company and investor information plus SAW basics. The site is continually being updated, and a new expansion highlights the company's Microsensor Systems Inc. division and its...
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Ultraminiature VCOs for Wireless Applications

An introduction to the ultra small-scale package, a new family of compact VCO platforms
PRODUCT FEATURES Ultraminiature VCOs for Wireless Applications Z-Communications Inc. San Diego, CA M any electronics manufacturers in the subscriber industry have realized tremendous reductions in semiconductor and passive packaged products since the advent of surface-mount assembly equipment in the mid-1980s. This has been evidenced of late with the introduction...
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Characterization of Low Loss LTCC Materials at 40 GHz

A new low loss, low temperature cofired ceramic system for high frequency applications
PRODUCT FEATURES Characterization of Low Loss LTCC Materials at 40 GHz DuPont Microcircuit Materials Research Triangle Park, NC T he dramatic increase in the application of microwave technologies due to the growth in wireless communications has created many challenges for interconnect and packaging technologies. The majority of wireless equipment...
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A Breakthrough SAW Duplexer for Cellular Applications

An introduction to a small, lightweight, cost-effective cellular RF duplexer
PRODUCT FEATURES A Breakthrough SAW Duplexer for Cellular Applications Sawtek Inc. Orlando, FL A s RF design engineers are tasked to integrate more radio functions into cellular handsets while migrating from single-mode to multi-mode/multi-band models, it's natural to conclude such a hybrid would increase in size, weight and cost....
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Snap-on SMA Connectors

A new generation of versatile, time-saving snap-on connectors
PRODUCT FEATURES Snap-on SMA Connectors Radiall Rosny-Sous-Bois, France T he prime considerations for engineers when fitting connectors in field conditions are ease and speed of installation, along with the optimization of space, which all contribute to the reliability and cost-effectiveness of a project. Offering an adaptable and versatile solution...
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History of Ultra Wideband Communications and Radar: Part II, UWB Radars and Sensors

Pioneering contributions to the development of ultra wideband (UWB) radars and sensors, as well as some important advantages of UWB signals
Technical Feature History of Ultra Wideband Communications and Radar: Part II, UWB Radars and Sensors This article is the second in a two-part review addressing the history of ultra wideband (UWB) communications and radar. The first part covered UWB communications, and here UWB radars and sensors are addressed. There...
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