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Ask Harlan, September 28, 2006

Harlan Howe has 34 years experience as a microwave design engineer and fifteen as publisher and editor of Microwave Journal ® , and is an IEEE Fellow and past president of MTT-S. He's here to answer your questions on RF and Microwave engineering.
Published September 28, 2006 From: Qing Sun, University of Manchester Dear Harlan, What is the relationship between coupling factor and frequency in couplers and the bandwidth of a coupler as a function of even/odd mode impedance? Dear Qing, The bandwidth of a coupler is not a function of coupling...
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Anritsu Puts HSUPA to the Test

A key milestone for 3G has been reached by Anritsu , with the completion of the first 3GPP High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) protocol conformance test case. HSUPA is a critical element in the delivery of high speed data rates on 3G mobile networks and this latest extension...
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RFI Completes PTCRB Accreditation

RFI Global Services has announced the completion of PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) accreditations for 2G, 3G and MMS (application testing) for all laboratories in UK, Taiwan and Korea as part of its commitment to provide full cellular mobile certification services close to cellular industry manufacturing bases around...
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SUSS Strengthens Taiwanese Partnership

SUSS MicroTec , a global supplier of probe systems for wafer-level production and engineering test, is extending its activities in Taiwan through a partnership with the Taiwan-based PhotonWealth . Building on the successful cooperation in the sales of accessories for RF on-wafer measurements, the two companies decided to extend...
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EADS and Sagem Forge Acquisition Agreement

Sagem Défense Sécurité (Safran Group) has signed an agreement with a view to acquire the naval and ground business of Les Ulis site, part of the EADS Defence & Security Systems’ defence electronics business. The EADS Defence & Security Systems’ Les Ulis Naval and Ground business, which is located...
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picoChip Wins WiMAX Contract with M/A-COM

picoChip announced that its WiMAX solution is part of M/A-COM ’s recently announced 4.9 GHz VIDA broadband solution for Public Safety Grade Applications. This solution by M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, utilizes the standard WiMAX 802.16 protocol to deliver integrated, public safety-grade wireless broadband video and data...
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Elcoteq Expands Co-operation with Andrew Corp.

Elcoteq SE , a global provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for the communications technology industry, and Andrew Corp. have signed a global, long-term manufacturing supply agreement, which further strengthens Elcoteq's position as a strategic partner to Andrew Corp. in Europe and the Americas. The agreement is expected to...
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SARFT Takes Mobile TV Lead

China’s Broadcasting Regulatory Authority Aims for Homegrown Standard
During the past few months, China has turned its attention to mobile TV. The State Administration of Radio, Film and TV (SARFT), the top regulator for the broadcasting industry, has made its foray into mobile TV with a plan to deliver TV content to handsets and a slew of...
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