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Matra Marconi Wins Europe's Largest TV Uplink Earth Station The Franco-British Matra Marconi Space consortium has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract to provide British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) with Europe's largest television uplink earth station. To be located at Chilworth in the UK, the new facility will provide up to...
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Commercial Marketplace

1996 US Factory Electronics Sales Rise Nine Percent The Electronic Industries Association reports that 1996 US factory sales of electronics equipment, components and related products exceeded $409 B, a nine percent increase over 1995 results. The telecommunications sector enjoyed the largest yearly gain with sales of $63.5 B in...
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The Book End

Phased Array-based Systems and Applications Nicholas Fourikis John Wiley & Sons Inc. 426 pages; $74.95 Phased arrays are used currently in radar, communications, electronic warfare (EW) and radio astronomy and soon will be commonplace in airport safety and traffic systems, environmental sensing and systems to manage the Earth's resources....
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A GSM Digital Radio Communications Test Set

A Global Systm fof Mobile communications (GSM) radio test set that covers both digital communcations sytems and personal communications services/networks
A GSM DIGITAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST SET Marconi Instruments Inc. Marconi Instruments Inc. Allendale, NJ Without question, the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) is the dominant digital cellular radio technology in use throughout the world. Originally designed for the European market, GSM has been adopted to meet the...
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Three Dimensional EM Software for PCs

Electromagnetic software that takes advantage of the price/performance of PCs with versions for Wnidows 95 and Windows NT
THREE DIMENSIONAL EM SOFTWARE FOR PCs   Sonnet Software Inc. Liverpool, NY Commercial three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) software has become a key to rapid prototyping and design of high frequency components, systems and antennas. However, these software packages have been practically limited to UNIX workstations or supercomputer environments because...
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A Low Noise Frequency Synthesizer for the Cellular Band

A special-purpose frequency generator covering the frequency range from 800 to 960 MHz with 0.1 Hz resolution and low noise filter
A LOW NOISE FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER FOR THE CELLULAR BAND   Program Test Sources Littleton, MA In mixed-signal automatic test equipment systems, which cost from $1 M to $2 M, broad coverage from 1 to 1000 MHz or even 1 to 3200 MHz is not a luxury since the system...
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A Subminiature SMT Circuit Insertion Coaxial Relay

A coaxial relay that uses surface-mount technology (SMT) and requires less actuating current than conventional connectorized relays
A SUBMINIATURE SMT CIRCUIT INSERTION COAXIAL RELAY RelComm Salisbury, MD A coaxial circuit insertion (bypass) function relay provides a cost-effective approach for high performance wireless communications equipment as well as automatic test equipment and a variety of test and monitoring instrumentation. The relay's switching function allows a circuit element...
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Low Cost Substrates for High Speed, High Frequency, High Volume PCBs

Substrate materials offering good electrical stability and performance for high volume PCB applications in the 1 to 3 GHz frequency range
LOW COST SUBSTRATES FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH FREQUENCY, HIGH VOLUME PCBs Arlon Materials for Electronics Division Rancho Cucamonga, CA New substrate materials for high speed, high frequency commercial electronic circuits have been introduced. The 25N substrate materials for high volume commercial circuits feature many of the performance advantages of...
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High Frequencies in High Places

1997 MTT-S Symposium Chair Claude M. Weil and Vice Chair Roger B. Marks preview Microwave Week in Denver, including the events of the MTT-S, RFIC and ARFTG conferences
High Frequencies in High Places Claude M. Weil and Roger B. Marks 1997 International Microwave Symposium Chair and Vice Chair Don't miss out on this year's Microwave Week to be held in the Mile-high city of Denver on June 8-13! This year's event, which includes the 1997 IEEE MTT-S...
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Microwaves in the Mile-high City

Important features of the 1997 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition, as well as information on reaching Denver and navigating the events of Microwave Week
Microwaves in the Mile-High City The 1997 MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Exhibition in Denver is scheduled to dazzle attendees while making its long-awaited return to Colorado following a 24-year hiatus. After setting an all-time attendance record in San Francisco in 1996, the event is poised for a...
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