Industry News

Effects of Grounding and Bias Circuit on the Performance of High Frequency Linear Amplifiers

The design of a high frequency amplifier is normally based on the S-parameters supplied by the manufacturer of the active device. However, in a practical design, these parameters are affected by the DC bias network and the grounding of the active devic...
In the design of high frequency power amplifiers, one of the parameters is the stability of the active device. The stability of the active device is determined by the Rollet stability factor K. If K > 1, then the active device is unconditionally stable and the design of the...
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New Products

COMPONENTS Surface-mount Mini-balun This miniaturized version of the Xinger-brand surface-mount balun's specifications include an insertion loss of 0.35 dB max, frequency of 2.4 GHz, 600 MHz bandwidth and power handling of 22 W CW. Ideal applications are 802.11b/g access points, embedded WLAN platforms, micro and pico cell PA matching...
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Around the Circuit

INDUSTRY NEWS MICRO-COAX announced that the company has acquired the assets of the Coaxitube Division of Precision Tube Co. Coaxitube's manufacturing operation will be consolidated into MICRO-COAX's ISO 9002-certified facility in Pottstown, PA. The acquisition reunites the co-inventors of semi-rigid cable and creates a company with more than 80...
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AMS Snares ATC/Airport Business

The Anglo-Italian joint venture company Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) has announced new contracts with respect to the provision of instrument landing systems (ILS) for the US Air Force, a Doppler weather radar for South Korea's Meteorological Administration and two Advanced Surface Movement Guidance Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for Italy's Ente...
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ACCESSNET®-T Wins Russian Approval

Russia's Ministry of Information and Communications (known by the local acronym MINSVIAZ) has issued Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) subsidiary BICK Mobilfunk with permanent certification for its ACCESSNET®-T terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) system. Previously, each TETRA network proposed for a Russian application has had to be tested and...
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