Industry News

Catalog Update

Catalog Update Waveform Generator Catalog This four-page catalog (Catalog 10S) describes more than 400 ultra high speed and general-purpose pulse generators, laser diode drivers, impulse generators, monocycle generators, amplifiers, delay generators and accessories, including transformers, power splitters and scope probes. Avtech Electrosystems Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (800) 265-6681 or...
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News from Washington

News from Washington Joint STARS Upgrade Contract Awarded Northrop-Grumman Corp.'s Integrated Systems and Aerostructures Sector has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a potential value of $1.2 B from the US Air Force for upgrade work on the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), which extends through March...
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International Report

International Report MobiChip to Support German WAYflow Integrated Transport Project Netherlands contractor Philips Semiconductors is developing a secure smart card IC, which will form part of the German Ministry of Education and Research's WAYflow programme. Designed to develop integrated solutions for current ann future transport needs in the state...
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Commercial Market

Commercial Market First Quarter 1999 US Electronics Factory Sales Rise 7.4 Percent The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) reports that US factory sales of electronics equipment rose to nearly $126 B for the first quarter of 1999, a 7.4 percent increase over sales in the first quarter of 1998. The...
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The Book End

The Book End Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics Fawwaz T. Ulaby Prentice Hall 433 pages plus CD ROM; $92 ISBN: 0-13-011554-1 Electromagnetics (EM) courses in college are undergoing major changes similar to many other technical subjects. This book bridges the gap between electric circuits and EM and provides coverage of...
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An Advanced Integrated Layout Editor

A new layout capability that complements the recently upgraded Microwave Office circuit simulation and electromagnetic analysis tools by expanding the range of functionality into the physical layout of MMIC, RFIC and RF PCBs
An Advanced Integrated Layout Editor Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR) El Segundo, CA An advanced integrated layout editor is featured in the latest upgrade to Microwave Office™ version 3.0 CAD software. The new Apollo layout capability complements Microwave Office's existing circuit simulation and electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools by expanding...
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An Interactive Internet Service That Provides On-line Circuit Design

An innovative service that allows designers to design a product based on the company's Multi-Mix multilayer fabrication technology through a high speed Internet connection
An Interactive Internet Service That Provides On-line Circuit Design Merrimac Industries Inc. West Caldwell, NJ As the Internet changes the world's concept of entertainment, information, finance, commerce and hundreds of other disciplines, it remains relatively unexplored by the RF and microwave industry for much more than catalog perusal. However,...
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Temperature Sensing Terminations

This month's cover features temperature sensing terminations that combine high performance RF terminations and RF sensors in one package
Temperature Sensing Terminations Florida RF Labs Inc. Stuart, FL In normal operation, most terminations never see high power. They terminate circulators and couplers, which in normal operation transmit little or no power to the termination. Whenever power is being dissipated in a termination, it is usually a sign that...
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A Fiber-optic-based Programmable Delay Line

A programmable delay line that provides six bits of true time delay from 0 to 12.6 µs in 200 ns steps over the 4 to 4.5 GHz frequency range
A Fiber-optic-based Programmable Delay Line Princeton Electronic Systems Inc. (PES) Princeton, NJ An important application of optoelectronic devices in microwave signal processing is optical delay lines. Optoelectronic devices with wide bandwidth, high dynamic range and small size play a crucial role in the performance improvement of signal processing systems....
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DC to 110 GHz Measurements in Coax Using the 1 mm Connector

A look at the 1 mm connector design, the proper connection technique and examples of how 1 mm connectors allow good ultrabroadband performance
DC to 110 GHz Measurements in Coax Using the 1 mm Connector The 1 mm coaxial connector was designed to provide an enabling technology for test systems that work up to 110 GHz. It was introduced as an open standard to the RF and microwave industry through the IEEE...
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