Industry News

Circuit Designers: An Endangered Species?

Overview of the impact of sophisticated CAD software on today's analog design engineer
Special Report Circuit Designers: An Endangered Species? Ernest Rejman, Contributing Editor Back in the Jurassic Period, when the four-function calculator first made its appearance, some greeted it with dismay. "Suitable for imbeciles," spat an elder engineer of my acquaintance. "Now it won't be necessary to even know how to...
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Coping with Hidden Spurious Harmonic Modes in the Design of Low Pass Corrugated Waveguide Filters

Proposed simulation scheme to predict the frequency band location and hidden spurious harmonic modes in low pass corrugated waveguide filters
Technical Note Coping with Hidden Spurious Harmonic Modes in the Design of Low Pass Corrugated Waveguide Filters Hidden spurious harmonic modes in corrugated waveguide filters are investigated from both theoretical and practical points of view. It has been found that multiple mode couplings occurring at more than one place...
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Application and Operation of a Double OCXO

Use of double oven-controlled crystal oscillators to improve thermal quality for highly precise frequency references
Application Note Application and Operation of a Double OCXO Timo Reinhardt FOQ Piezo Technik GmbH Bad Rappenau, Germany Central switching centers make up the junction of mobile and stationary communications. In order to handle increasing data flows, this operation is performed at ever-higher frequencies and data speeds, and the...
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New Products

New Products COMPONENTS Broadband mmWave Mixer The model AM028S1-A2 broadband mmwave mixer utilizes the company's patent-pending Alpha-2™ package technology to produce performance and price advantages. It features a 26 to 33 GHz frequency range, low conversion loss, wide IF bandwidth and surface-mount packaging, making the mixer ideal for high...
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Around The Circuit

Around The Circuit INDUSTRY NEWS Anaren Microwave Inc. has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Amitron Inc. Amitron is a manufacturer of precision thick film ceramic components and circuits for the medical, telecommunications and defense electronics markets. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. REMEC Inc....
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New Literature

New Literature Company Booklet This booklet takes a journey through the development of 20th century communications and the company's test and measurement contributions. The focus of the booklet is on the historical achievements rather than present-day trends. Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA (800) 452-4844. Circle No. 200 Thick Film...
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Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses Microwave Measurements Short Course Topics: Microwave measurement fundamentals, microwave circuit theory, vector network analyzers, scattering parameters, power, thermal noise and phase noise, and nonlinear measurements. Site: San Diego, CA Dates: November 27-28, 2001 Contact: David K. Walker, NIST, M.S. 813.01, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305 (303)...
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News From Washington

News From Washington ITT Industries Win $77 M Contract ITT Industries Inc. has been awarded a $77 M firm fixed price contract to provide operations and maintenance support to the US Military Command and Control Switching System (CCSS) at 19 locations in five countries worldwide. ITT will provide support...
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International Report

International Report Boeing Wins NATO AWACS Upgrade Programme US aerospace contractor Boeing has been awarded a $24 M contract to procure long-lead items for use in NATO's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft Mid-Term Modernisation Programme (MTMP). Proposed MTMP elements include the introduction of flat panel displays for...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market WLAN Vendors Search for New Ways to Increase Profits According to Cahners In-Stat Group, with the recent excitement over the WLAN market, it has been assumed that growing revenues would accompany strong growth in shipments. But prices were never expected to fall as fast as they...
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