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Thermal Overdrive Firmware to Improve Thermal Test and Conditioning Throughput

A new firmware feature for the company's controllers that is designed to achieve the setpoint temperature inside a device under test either as quickly as possible or at a controlled ramp rate
Thermal Overdrive Firmware to Improve Thermal Test and Conditioning Throughput Sigma Systems Corp. San Diego, CA Thermal testing and conditioning involve moving heat. Moving heat into or out of a device under test (DUT) takes time. That time affects production throughput and, ultimately, production cost. However, there are methods...
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Modular Design of Power Amplifiers

A modular power amplifier concept using the AdrenaLine splitter/combiner that permits amplifier designers to concentrate on higher level design tasks such as linearization techniques
Modular Design of Power Amplifiers Anaren Microwave Inc. E. Syracuse, NY Power amplifier designers today face increased peak power-handling requirements due to the new digital modulation forms used in wideband CDMA (W-CDMA) systems. At the same time, the power amplifiers must meet stricter linearity requirements and the available RF/microwave...
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Nonlinear Waveform Prediction in Fast Microwave Circuits

A time domain, transient analysis simulator that allows the prediction of waveforms in fast, nonlinear circuits in which accurate S-parameter data can be imported and used
Nonlinear Waveform Prediction in Fast Microwave Circuits Optotek Ltd. Kanata, Ontario, Canada MMICAD WAVEFORM,™ a new time domain, transient analysis simulator, allows the prediction of waveforms in strongly nonlinear circuits in which accurate S-parameter data can be imported and used in the simulation. The new time domain software is...
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Circularly Polarized, Aperture-coupled Patch Antennas for a 2.4 GHz RFID System

The design of aperture-coupled patch antennas for an active read/write microwave tagging system using a circular polarization modulation
Circularly Polarized, Aperture-coupled Patch Antennas for a 2.4 GHz RFID System Marcel Kossel, Hansruedi Benedickter and Werner Bächtold Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics Zurich, Switzerland Roland Küng University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) Rapperswil, Switzerland Jan Hansen Swiss Federal Institute...
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Intermodulation Characteristics of Ferrite-based Directional Couplers

Minimizing the efects of intermodulation and cross-modulation in ferrite-based passive components through proper selection of ferrite core materials with regard to permeability and size
Technical Feature Intermodulation Characteristics of Ferrite-based Directional Couplers Shane Collins and Kieran Flynn Please click here to view the pdf file of the Technical Feature...
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A Low Cost, High Performance Point-to-point Slotted Waveguide Array

Design and measurement of a resonant slotted waveguide array for a point-to-point application at 23 GHz
A Low Cost, High Performance Point-to-point Slotted Waveguide Array A slotted waveguide array intended for point-to-point radio link applications has been designed for the 23 GHz frequency band with a total bandwidth of more than 10 percent. (Resonant slot antennas typically have a lower percentage bandwidth.) The antenna shows...
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A Primer on Bonding Wire Parameters

Lead bonding wire fundamentals
A Primer on Bonding Wire Parameters A fine wire manufacturer offers some fundamentals for those involved with lead bonding wire. Mike Greenelsh California Fine Wire Grover Beach, CA Ongoing demands for higher IC utilization with minimal board real estate are producing high densities of connections between chips and packages....
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