David Vye, MWJ Editor
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David Vye is responsible for Microwave Journal's editorial content, article review and special industry reporting. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Vye was a product-marketing manager with Ansoft Corporation, responsible for high frequency circuit/system design tools and technical marketing communications. He previously worked for Raytheon Research Division and Advanced Device Center as a Sr. Design Engineer, responsible for PHEMT, HBT and MESFET characterization and modeling as well as MMIC design and test. David also worked at M/A-COM's Advanced Semiconductor Operations developing automated test systems and active device modeling methods for GaAs FETs. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, with a concentration in microwave engineering.

The Week's Microwave News... in Rhyme

July 8, 2011
Editor's note: Even though its summertime, news from the Microwave industry remains quite active in both military and commercial markets with announcements of contract wins, new products, M&A activity and more. We offer this light version of this weeks news as a reminder to enjoy the lazy days of summer.

From Raytheon
Stimulus money can still be found
As Raytheon breaks new ground
To deploy 700 Megahertz LTE
Dedicated to serving public safety

From Suncastle Microwave
A new antenna with decade-plus bandwidth and high gain
Will help extend the coverage range
Of UAVs on special missions
Thanks to Suncastle Microwave’s recent innovation

From L3 Telemetry-East
To ensure interoperability in aeronautical telemetry
Air Force ground receivers will get an upgrade from L3
A new IRIG standard utilizes C-band
In a down-conversion architecture used across the land.

From Tektronix
To help debug ASICs and FPGAs that are complex
Veridae Systems was acquired by Tektronix
Supporting multi-device systems with enhanced visualization
And shortening the time needed for system validation

From Integral Systems
Installation of Integral System’s SAT-DSA is now complete
And helping Elettronica Industriale of Italy to compete
Through better traffic maintenance and RF interference identification
The company can offer the best broadcast quality in that nation

From Roke Manor Research
For tactical deployments of the military kind
A portable, long range 3G base station was hard to find
Until Roke Manor launched “Battlefield Connect” for ad-hoc communications
To help spectrum overload in both peace-keeping and special operations

From Rohde & Schwarz
As TDD version of LTE fights for market share
Network providers and device OEMs must test their wares
So this week R&S and China Mobile signed an agreement
To collaborate on an end-to-end TD-LTE test environment
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