RF & Microwave Industry News

New Products: Subsystems

SUBSYSTEMS Block Downconverter The model BCD-3442 block downconverter is designed to translate a block of C-band input frequencies to L-band. Features include a phase-locked oscillator, stable internal reference and compliance with INTELSAT/EUTELSAT phase noise specifications. Options include type N connectors, a high stability reference oscillator and an external reference...
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Around the Circuit

Around the Circuit INDUSTRY NEWS Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has acquired computer-aided engineering software developer Optimization Systems Associates Inc. (OSA) , Toronto, Ontario, Canada. OSA will become part of HP's EEsof Division , which markets a range of simulation and analysis tools that provide design solutions for communications-signal-path design. Financial...
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New Literature

New Literature Hybrid/Value-added Product Catalog This 12-page catalog overviews the company’s enhanced product design and development capabilities, production facilities and contract assembly services. Local area network products and electronic components for use in telecommunications, computer networks, automotive and avionics applications are detailed. Bel Fuse Inc., Jersey City, NJ (201)...
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News From Washington

News From Washington New Air Force Organization to Improve Command and Control System Interoperability The Air Force Electronic Systems Center’s newest program office, Defense Information Infrastructure – Air Force (DII – Air Force), was established recently to create a common infrastructure around which individual command and control systems will...
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International Report

International Report Denmark Orders Arthur WLS The Danish Army has awarded Swedish contractor Ericsson Microwave Systems a $40 M contract covering the supply of an undisclosed number of Arthur weapon locating systems (WLS). Based around a G-/H-band (4 to 8 GHz) radar equipped with a phased-array antenna, the Arthur...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market Wireless Utility Metering System to Use Satellite Two-way Network Enron Energy Services Inc. has announced agreements to launch electric metering systems featuring two-way wireless communications and a satellite-enabled network for industrial, commercial and residential customers in the deregulated marketplace. A residential metering communications system will employ...
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The Book End

The Book End Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics Fawwaz T. Ulaby Prentice Hall 407 pages; $88 The changing electrical engineering curriculum has resulted in the need for traditional electromagnetics (EM) to be taught to undergraduate students in a one-semester course instead of two. This book is designed to fill that...
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A DC to 40 GHz Ceramic MMIC Package

A package that utilizes low temperature cofired ceramic on a metal core and preserves the high frequency characteristics of wideband MMIC chips
A DC to 40 GHz Ceramic MMIC Package Dielectric Laboratories Inc. Cazenovia, NY Today's MMICs are being produced for applications in the mm-wave region including digital radios, local multipoint distribution systems, satellite communications and multipoint video distribution systems. One of the performance-limiting factors of these devices has been the...
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An Integrated GPS Receiver RF Front End

A duel-conversion, L-band receiver RF front end developed specifically for Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver applications
An Integrated GPS Receiver RF Front End Philsar Electronics Inc. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers are being used currently in many diverse applications, including low cost, battery-operated commercial applications that require inexpensive, high performance integrated components. The model PH1575 GPSRx application-specific IC (ASIC) is a dual-conversion...
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Highly Integrated IF ASICs for CDMA Cellular/PCS Telephones

This month's cover features an IC developed to simplify code-division multiple access cellular transceiver design
Highly Integrated IF ASICs for CDMA Cellular/PCS Telephones RF Micro Devices Greensboro, NC The first generation of cellular and personal communications service (PCS) telephones based on code-division multiple access (CDMA) relied on limited integration of RF and IF functions. ICs were designed to handle automatic gain control (AGC) amplification,...
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