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New Literature

Switch Selection Guide Agilent’s new “RF and Microwave Switch Selection Guide” provides comprehensive information on the company’s entire portfolio of switches. The guide provides an overview of electromechanical and solid-state switches and switch drivers. Characteristic switch parameters such as switching speed, isolation and insertion loss including typical applications and...
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Around the Circuit

Industry News Autoliv , the world’s largest maker of air bags and seat belts, announced it has agreed to buy the automotive radar sensors business of Tyco Electronics for $42 M. This part of the business unit designs and manufactures active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in...
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New Products

The following booth numbers are complete at the time of going to press. GPU-based Cluster Solution Acceleware’s C30-16 is a commercially available GPU-based cluster solution. This solutiocombines the company’s new clustering technology with its portfolio of designed-for-parallel computational algorithms to harness the power of 64 GPUs, delivering unprecedented performance...
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Web Update

AR Web Demonstrations Visit this web site to watch AR specialists demonstrate some of the most innovative products and systems, and review important industry information. Demonstrations include: TGAR: Automotive Transient Generator System Overview and Demonstration; AR’s 8 to 20 GHz Solid State Amplifier Series; AR’s Field Monitoring Equipment; a...
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Home Network Technologies Will Coexist, Not Compete

Consumer electronics products no longer exist in a vacuum: increasingly they are linked to each other via a number of short-range radio technologies. CE vendors, faced with a series of overlapping use-cases, network areas, standards and technologies, need to understand the applications best suited to each, and how they...
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Weak Signals Do Not Work for Data

In-Stat reports that cellular infrastructure is usually not one of the most exciting topics to discuss in wireless, but that has started to change. As wireless operators have begun to deploy 3G and other wireless broadband technology, they have discovered that the grid of cell towers that worked fine...
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Harris Corp. Conducts Successful Demonstration of Networked

More than 50 representatives of the US Navy and industry attended a live, “over-the-ocean” demonstration of Harris Corp.’s new SeaLancet™ RT-1944/U tactical radio— designed to provide network-centric communications to both ground- and air-based networks. During the three-day series of demonstrations, Harris successfully showcased the radio’s high-throughput, long-range network-centric IP...
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Northrop Grumman’s GPS OCX Team Completes CMMI Appraisal Method

The Northrop Grumman Corp. Global Positioning System Next Generation Ground Segment (GPS OCX) team recently completed the Standard Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) software assessment, passing another significant milestone for the multi-billion dollar program and continuing Northrop Grumman’s enterprise-wide audit successes. GPS OCX...
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