RF & Microwave Industry News

Device and Circuit Approaches for Next-generation Wireless Communications

Emerging approaches for future communication systems, including power amplifiers with increased efficiency, optimized multicarrier CDMA modulation and optimized transistors
Technical Feature Device and Circuit Approaches for Next-generation Wireless Communications P. Asbeck, J. Mink, T. Itoh and G. Haddad Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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Fiber Optics Enhance Wireless Broadband System Deployment

RF/fiber-optic transmission as the most practical and efficient way to transport broadband wireless signals when factors such as future system upgrades and system maintenance are considered
Fiber Optics Enhance Wireless Broadband System Deployment Henry Wojtunik Anacom Systems Corp. New Brunswick, NJ Wireless broadband systems are a perfect solution to today's multimedia network requirements. Broadband channels provide multiple video channel delivery, high speed Internet access, and voice and computer network extensions, including multichannel multipoint distribution systems...
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Catalog Update

Catalog Update Wireless Communications Brochure This four-page brochure details the company's wireless communications products, including amplifiers (LDMOS multicarrier, wireless local loop, masthead, paging power and CDMA) and multicouplers. Product photographs are provided. AML Communications, Camarillo, CA (805) 388-1345. Antenna and Accessory Brochure This eight-page brochure describes antennas and accessories...
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News From Washington

News From Washington IDECM RFCM Acceptance Testing Completed Sanders, a Lockheed Martin company based in Nashua, NH, has successfully completed acceptance testing for the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) program and delivered the first four onboard engineering and manufacturing development systems to the US Navy....
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International Report

International Report ESA Horizons 2000 Programme Moves Forward The European Space Agency's (ESA) Horizons 2000 long-term scientific research programme has moved a step forward with the recommendation from its Industrial Policy Committee that Matra Marconi Space be awarded a design and development contract for the Agency's Mars Express spacecraft....
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market Iridium Debuts Global Satellite Telephone Service Iridium LLC has initiated commercial service on the world's first hand-held global satellite telephone and paging system. The system offers users the ability to communicate from virtually anywhere using one telephone and one number with one monthly bill. The Iridium system,...
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The Book End

The Book End Tracking and Kalman Filtering Made Easy Eli Brookner John Wiley & Sons Inc. 477 pages; $74.95 Radar tracking and Kalman filtering need not be intimidating and difficult to understand; This book presents the subject in a clear and concise manner, making it much easier to grasp....
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A DC to 35 GHz mm-wave MMIC Package

A Di-Pak packge that offers a solution to testing die at functional RF power levels
A DC to 35 GHz mm-wave MMIC Package Dielectric Laboratories, a Dover Technologies company Cazenovia, NY One of the potentially gating issues for implementing MMIC die in high volume commercial and consumer markets is the determination of known good die. It is difficult to reliably RF test the die...
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A Miniature SPDT Switch for Hi-rel Space Applications

A single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) elctromechanical switch that provides a long awaitedsolution for miniaturizing space equipment
A Miniature SPDT Switch for Hi-rel Space Applications Dow-Key Microwave Corp. Ventura, CA The trend toward component miniaturization is not new; it has already become prevalent in the commercial industry, especially in the wireless sector. However, the space industry is more conservative and, although there is good reason to...
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