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Broadband amplifier

Recently released ultra-broadband amplifier offering low noise figures, good gain flatness, and output power. Model MSH-6492401 operates on 1.0-10 GHz with 28dB gain, noise figure of 2.5dB, +20.0 Min Pout (1dBm), VSWR 2.0:1, and DC Power +12.0V / 300mA. The bandwidth makes this amplifier useful for many applications including ECM instrumentation and test sets. 

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The Most Common High Power RF Design Error:

Leonard Pelletier is the Application Support Manager for Freescale RF in Tempe, AZ and is in charge of providing technical assistance to the amplifier design community. He has been with the company since 1995 working in this position supporting any and all RF applications. Prior to his work with RF components, Mr. Pelletier held amplifier design engineering positions with both the Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group in Arlington Heights, IL and the Motorola RF Products Division in Torrance, CA
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Combinations of Various Print Transmission Lines

Leo G. Maloratsky received his MSEE degree from the Moscow Aviation Institute and his PhD degree from the Moscow Institute of Communications in 1962 and 1967, respectively. Since 1962, he has been involved in the research, development and production of RF and microwave integrated circuits at the Electrotechnical Institute, and was assistant professor at the Moscow Institute of Radioelectronics. From 1992 to 1997, he was a staff engineer at Allied Signal. From 1997 to 2008, he was a principal engineer at Rockwell Collins, where he worked on RF and microwave integrated circuits for avionics systems. He joined Aerospace Electronics Co. in 2008. He is the author of four monographs, one text-book, over 50 articles and owns 20 patents.
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MMIC Design: Besser Webinar Questions

Dr. Ali Darwish received his PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 1996. He currently works for the Army Research Laboratory. Darwish is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, where he teaches a course on RF and mixed-signal circuit design. He has published over 30 technical articles, and has developed a number of short courses on microwave circuit design. He is currently conducting research on thermal effects in MMICs and innovative power amplifier topologies.
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III-V Processes: Integration is the Future

Derek considers the standing of III-V processes in the technological landscape, both now and in the future and how higher performance, higher integration and integrated options, together with more stringent requirements, have not only made III-V devices essential today but are ensuring that they will remain so for many years to come
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