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Near-field Focusing of a High Field EMC Test Antenna

A novel antenna for high field strength electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) susceptibility testing
Near-field Focusing of a High Field EMC Test Antenna This article describes a novel antenna for high field strength electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) susceptibility testing. The antenna system includes a small parabolic antenna and a set of five interchangeable feeds located laterally and axially off the reflector axis. The antenna...
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Network Analyzer Measurements

RF and microwave production testing and ways to reduce its contribution to manufacturing time while maintaining accuracy
Network Analyzer Measurements Mirin Lew Hewlett-Packard Co., Microwave Instruments Division Santa Rosa, CA Increased manufacturing throughput is one of the keys to achieving success in high volume, low cost markets such as wireless communications. As part of the manufacturing process, component and subsystem testing can either increase or decrease...
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A Microstrip Patch Antenna Using Novel Photonic Band-gap Structures

A novel two-dimensional photonic band-gap lattice and its application in microstrip patch antenna design
A Microstrip Patch Antenna Using Novel Photonic Band-gap Structures The microstrip patch is one of the most preferred antenna structures for low cost and compact design of wireless communication systems and RF sensors. However, as applications move to higher frequencies, conventional patch antenna designs encounter severe limitations such as...
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COMPONENTS 2.3 - 2.6 GHz Directional Coupler The model DC25-73 directional coupler operates in the 2.3 to 2.6 GHz band for wireless messaging applications. The unit delivers low insertion loss at 0.2 dB along with good isolation and coupling repeatability. The coupler is available in a small SOT-6 lead...
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MATERIALS Eyelet Packages These TO-25X type packages are designed for power controllers and power rectifiers with 75 percent less resistance than standard glass-to-metal packages. The units feature a ceramic eyelet brazed to low resistance copper alloy pins and copper alloy on the ground plane. All components are attached with...
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ANTENNAS PCS-/DCS-/ISM-band Dual-patch Antennas These antennas provide for reception and transmission in the 1850 to 1990 MHz, 1710 to 1880 and 2400 to 2500 MHz frequency bands with a low profile design for minimum visual impact, making it a good choice for discreet antenna installations. The units provide gain...
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AMPLIFIERS GPS LNA Diplexer This LNA/diplexer assembly designed for use in Global Positioning System (GPS) applications features a 1.8 dB (typ) noise figure for both the L1 and L2 channels. Typical gain is 55 dB and third-order intercept point (IP3) is +30 dBm. Additional features include an input limiter...
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DEVICES 100 W GaAs MESFET The type NES1823P-100 GaAs MESFET consists of two pairs of GaAs MESFET chips that can be combined externally in either a push-pull or balanced configuration. The unit is designed for 2.1 to 2.2 GHz base stations, but can be used in 2.3 to 2.4...
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Integrated Circuits

  INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 50 W Power Hybrid The model HIT 1819001-35 50 W power hybrid is designed for applications that require linear power amplification in the PCS frequency range. The unit is designed to operate with 50 W source and load impedances and includes bias circuitry with temperature compensation....
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SOURCES Low Silhouette Rubidium Frequency Standard The model FE-5680A rubidium frequency standard offers a low silhouette of less than 1". The unit serves as a replacement for precision quartz where stringent height requirements and high stability are needed, such as in communications and timing applications. Additional features include stability...
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