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Demonstration Guide A new technical overview with a self-guided de-monstration is now available for WiMAX test developers and application engineers. The guide shows how the Agilent N8300A wireless networking test set can be used with the Agilent N6301A 802.16 OFDM and OFDMA measurement applications and the Agilent N7615B Signal...
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Web Update

AR Web Demonstrations Visit this web site to watch AR specialists demonstrate some of the most innovative products and systems, and review important industry information. Demonstrations include: TGAR: Automotive Transient Generator System Overview and Demonstration; AR’s 8 to 20 GHz Solid State Amplifier Series; AR’s Field Monitoring Equipment; a...
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New Waves: Semiconductors/MMICs/RFICs

Linear Power Amplifier The AWT6281 HELP3™ WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) is engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks. The new power amplifier extends the operating time of 3G handsets and data cards, which is critical for successful operation using today’s...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News Tensolite , of Carlisle Companies Inc., announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Carlyle Inc. , a provider of sophisticated aerospace and network interconnection solutions. With annual sales of approximately $125 M, Carlyle is focused on manufacturing wire and cable harnesses, rack and...
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Additive (Residual) Phase Noise Measurement of Amplifiers, Frequency Dividers and Frequency Multipliers

Phase noise is becoming generally recognized (and accepted) as a critical performance parameter in higher performing test, radar and communication systems. However, additive phase noise is not typically measured on amplifiers, frequency dividers or frequency multipliers due to the perceived difficulty of the measurement and the prohibitive cost of...
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A 3 to 5 GHz Ultra-wideband Low Noise Amplifier Using InGaP/InGaAs Enhancement-mode PHEMT Technology

A 3 to 5 GHz ultra-wideband (UWB) resistive shunt-feedback low noise amplifier (LNA) was demonstrated by using a In0.5Ga0.5P/InGaAs enhancement-mode (E-mode) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) for the first time. The resistive shun...
UWB communication systems have recently attracted tremendous attention for industry, media and academic applications. The UWB system is a new wireless technology capable of transmitting data over a wide frequency range with low power consumption and high data rates. 1,2 In order to develop UWB communication ICs with reasonable...
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Applying the Slow-wave Effect in the Design of a Compact Antenna

A novel method to design a compact antenna has been proposed. The shorting and feeding positions are located on both sides of the designed antenna, respectively; therefore, it is called a planar double inverted L antenna (PDILA). According to measured ...
Recent developments in most consumer electronic products is toward miniaturization. The technology of integrated circuits is widely applied in the field of communication baseband modules and radio frequency modules to make communication products smaller in size. On the contrary, the technology of integrated circuits is difficult to use to...
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First Generation High Voltage Vertical FET

Radio Frequency (RF) power amplifiers play a critical role in a broad range of wireless applications, including infrastructure for mobile devices and cell phones, broadcasting and medical equipment, satellite and military communications, emergency radios, and radar. Increasing demands on overall system performance, in turn, translates into added pressure on...
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