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DEVICES

DEVICES Tuning Varactor Diodes The hyperabrupt series (GVD1400, GVD20400 and GVD20430) silicon tuning varactor diodes feature a variety of capacitance ratios: the GVD1400 series models are suitable for broadband applications up to VHF, the GVD20420 models are suitable for VHF and UHF frequencies, and the GVD20430 models are suitable...
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INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS Field-programmable Gate Array The model A42MX09 single-chip field-programmable gate array is designed for high speed applications in telecommunications and networking markets. The device features a clock-to-out speed of 5.6 ns, mixed 5 to 3.3 V operation and utilizes the company’s nonvolatile antifuse technology. Price: starts at $5.90...
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SOURCES

SOURCES Extended-frequency VCXOs The EC3100 series voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO) offer a frequency range extending up to 155.520 MHz. The devices offer accurate performance in a hermetically sealed thru-hole metal package and are designed for telecommunications, high bit-rate digital subscriber lines, cable modems, set-top boxes, video decoders and wireless...
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TEST EQUIPMENT

TEST EQUIPMENT Self-contained Conducted Immunity Transient Generator The model CWS500 transient generator meets IEC 1000-4-6 and other specifications for conducted immunity and requires only a coupling/decoupling network for operation. No other peripheral equipment, such as a synthesizer, voltmeter, signal generator, PC or amplifier, is required. The generator contains an...
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SUBSYSTEM

SUBSYSTEM Microwave Power Module Subsystem This microwave power module subsystem is a 2 to 18 GHz unit suitable for military airborne applications. This air-cooled device comprises two power modules covering the 2 to 6 GHz and 6 to 18 GHz frequency bands with power levels of 50 to 100...
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PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT RF/Microwave Package The VS/RF series microwave package is a complete solution for computer-aided layout and prototyping of RF and microwave boards. The package incorporates AutoCAD" Designer release 14 CAD software and the ProtoMat" 91s/VS circuit board plotter and software. The result is a cost-effective solution for high...
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Catalog Update

Catalog Update Fiber-optic Product Catalog This eight-page catalog features complete fiber-optic interconnect solutions, including fiber management systems, cable assemblies, adapters, attenuators, couplers and wavelength division multiplexers. Product photographs and specifications are included. Amphenol Fiber Optic Products, Lisle, IL (800) 944-6446 or (630) 810-5800. 1998 Communication IC Data Book This...
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News From Washington

News From Washington Proposals Invited for WAAS Space Segment As reported recently in Commerce Business Daily, the wide area augmentation system (WAAS) program office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Reconnaissance Office, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate, are inviting information from industry (under Air Force auspices)...
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International Report

International Report Matra Marconi Receives Green Light for METOP Franco-British contractor Matra Marconi Space has been given the green light to develop and produce three new meteorological satellites (designated METOP) for use in the European Meteorological Satellite Organisation’s (EUMETSAT) planned polar system programme. The new METOP vehicles will be...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market First Four Globalstar Satellites Launched The first four low earth orbit (LEO) satellites of the Globalstar system were launched in February from Cape Canaveral, FL. The $2.6 B Globalstar system, which comprises 48 LEO satellites and approximately 60 ground stations, will provide worldwide telephone service via cellular-sized...
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