Industry News

New Products

High Performance Spectrum Analyzers The PSA series of high performance spectrum analyzers is for designers of WLAN, satellite communications and radar systems, as well as amplifiers for 3G wireless systems. The recently added two optional enhancements broaden bandwidth and analysis capabilities. The enhancements include a digitizer that enables signals...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News L-3 Communications , a defense contractor, announced that it will acquire Cincinnati Electronics , a provider of military infrared imaging sensors and space launch electronics, for approximately $172 M in cash. Cincinnati Electronics’ customers include the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps....
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New Literature

Application Note Application Note 1471, “RF/IF-to-Digital Connected Solutions Bit Error Rate Using the Advanced Design System,” is a 24-page note that explains how connected solutions can help bit error rate verification applications for RF/IF-to-digital receiver topologies. Agilent Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, CA (877) 424-4536, www.agilent.com. Amplifier Brochure This amplifier...
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Software Update

EDA Software Release This Advanced Design System (ADS) 2004A is a recent version of the high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software that offers significant improved ease-of-use and productivity for common circuit-design tasks. ADS 2004A offers a complete, front-to-back high frequency design, simulation, layout and verification solution in a...
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US Air Force Successfully Launches GPS IIR Satellite

An upgraded Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. The satellite features significant performance upgrades, including an advanced antenna panel, which will increase power for GPS receivers. This was the eleventh successful launch of the new...
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ABI Research Reveals Upswing in Cellular Market

UMTS, after several years of relative stagnation, is now surging ahead strongly, according to ABI Research’s latest “Wireless Infrastructure Quarterly Service.” Evidence suggests that this year the UMTS market growth rate should approximately double its 2003 performance. While conventional wisdom points to UMTS’ higher level data and video services...
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