Industry News

Test Equipment

Test Equipment Multiport Test System The Agilent 87050E multiport test sets can dramatically improve throughput and accuracy when evaluating the performance of 50 W RF components on high volume production lines. The multiport test sets are designed to work with the Agilent 8712E series network analyzers to offer a...
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Device 4 W Plastic-packaged GaAs Power FET The model AM144MX-TF plastic-packaged GaAs power FET has a total gate width of 14.4 mm and is designed for high power microwave applications up to 8 GHz. The plastic package is provided with straight leads in a drop-in mounting style. The bottom...
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Tubes EHF-band Traveling-wave Tubes The models TH 3760 and TH 3971 traveling-wave tubes (TWT) are designed specifically for the military SATCOM market as well as emerging multimedia requirements in the 42.5 and 47.5 GHz band. The TH 3760 uses a helix delay line and conduction cooling while the TH...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Oceanic Surveillance Radar System Successfully Demonstrated In collaboration with the Canadian Department of National Defence, Raytheon Systems Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Raytheon Co., has developed and successfully demonstrated the HF SWR-503 long-range, high frequency surface-wave radar. The HF SWR-503 is a shore-based, oceanic surveillance system...
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International Report

International Report INTELSAT to Procure Telecommunications Satellite The International Telecommunications Satellite (INTELSAT) organisation has awarded a contract to Franco-British contractor Matra Marconi Space to build the INTELSAT NI-Alpha telecommunications satellite. Considered the largest and most powerful satellite ever procured by INTELSAT, the NI-Alpha will employ Matra Marconi’s high powered...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market Globalstar USA Licensed to Offer Satellite Phone Service Globalstar USA, the exclusive provider of satellite-based communications services in the US, has received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to market satellite phone service on a limited basis to US customers. The Globalstar system is a state-of-the-art...
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The Bookend

The Bookend RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications Reinhold Ludwig and Pavel Bretchko Prentice Hall 641 pages plus CD-ROM; $97 ISBN:0-13-095323-7 This book is intended to bridge the gap between a highly theoretical text based on electromagnetic (EM) theory and a practical circuit design manual based on Kirchoff’s laws....
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A Miniature 900 MHz Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum Radio

A minature radio that incorporates proprietary Secure-Sync coding technology as well as networking features typically found only in more expensive systems
A Miniature 900 MHz Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum Radio World Wireless Communications Inc. (WWC) West Valley City, UT Wireless communications is fast becoming recognized as a flexible and reliable method for data telemetry applications. The technology offers numerous benefits over hard-wired solutions, including lower cost, less environmental impact, system protection...
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Digital Baseband Simulation in Design Verification

A digital baseband radio channel simulator that introduces new possibilities for testing wireless system design in realisitc, dynamic multipath fading environments prior to hardware development
Digital Baseband Simulation in Design Verification Elektrobit Ltd. Oulu, Finland Time to market and time to volume play an essential role in the competitive environment of today’s wireless communication business. One of the most important elements enabling well-managed product launches is systematic design verification in all phases of product...
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A Universal Power Sensor

This month's cover features a universal power sensor that utilizes a patented architecture and allows for highly accurate power measurements on wide bandwidth signals
A Universal Power Sensor Anritsu Co. Morgan Hill, CA Power is a fundamental measurement that has been made by RF engineers since the first days of radio transceivers. The basic theory of accurate power measurements has not changed since that time as thermal absorption and diode rectification remain the...
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