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Attorneys: City can’t help pay for water repairs
November 26, 2014
Evansville government officials are still researching ways to assist homeowners under a mandate to fix water lines on their properties so new “smart” water meters can be installed.

Pakistan: Super material to enhance digital memory
November 26, 2014
ISLAMABAD, Nov. 26 -- Researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln have employed Nobel Prize-winning material graphene to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity random-access memory (RAM).

Va. Tech student hit by car dies
November 25, 2014
A Virginia Tech graduate student hit by a car Thursday in Blacksburg died of her injuries Monday afternoon. Justeen Elise Olinger, 20, of Roanoke County was rushing to catch a bus when she was struck by a car on North Main Street late Thursday afternoon, according to Lt. Nathan O'Dell of the Blacksburg Police Department.

Court rejects indictment against Soma disaster suspects
November 25, 2014
İSTANBUL (CİHAN)- The Akhisar High Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected an indictment by a prosecutor implicating 45 people in connection with a mining disaster in Soma that claimed 301 lives on May 13.

Meet Flow, the Mouse With More
November 24, 2014
Even as touch-enabled devices take over the world, along with other natural interfaces like voice and gesture, the mouse remains an integral part of computing. But what if we built a better mouse?

TWO REPORTS OF CARS WITH PUNCTURED GASOLINE TANKS
November 20, 2014
FIRE ROUNDUP There's a new way to steal gasoline and Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters are left to clean up the mess. There have been two instances lately where someone has crawled under cars and used a drill to make a small hole in the gas tank to drain off the fuel, said Fire Marshal Kevin Miller. "It's pretty dangerous," Miller said. "You can catch yourself on fire doing something stupid like that." The first case was reported on Nov. 6. The car's owner was refilling his gas tank at the 7-11 on North Argonne Road when the method of gas theft was discovered. "While they were putting gas in, there was gas coming out," Miller said.

Honored to Join You
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT As the new technical editor of Microwave Journal, I welcome you to our November issue. What a privilege it is for me to be here and contribute to such a quality and long-lasting publication. Life is neither predictable nor linear, often bringing unexpected turns that forever change us. Such is my story. Long, long ago, as a senior in high school, I faced the difficult choice of which career to pursue: engineering or journalism / mass communication. Both were of keen interest, fostered by my part-time job at a radio station. I chose electrical engineering. By the time I was a senior in college, I had decided to apply my EE degree to audio engineering, designing loudspeakers or power amplifiers. However, the economy was in a recession and although I had quite a few interviews, no real job offers followed. I did land an engineering position, ironically working at the other end of the frequency spectrum.

Block Upconverter with HPA for Ka-Band
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Hittite Products from Analog Devices has introduced a new Ka-Band block upconverter with high power amplifier (HPA), designed for single carrier use in satellite communications. The HMC7056 upconverts an input signal between 1 and 2 GHz to an output between 29 and 31 GHz, which covers both the commercial (29 to 30) and military (30 to 31) satellite bands.

Pulsed RF Power Semiconductor Device Markets to Exceed $300M by 2019
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Iarkets for pulsed RF power devices up to 18 GHz are expected to show continued growth over the next five years despite the current economic turmoil and cuts in defense spending. While association with consumer spending fuels the volatility of many global electronics markets, pulsed RF power devices are supported by quite different priorities.

Recent Market Driven Filter Advances
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Recent marketplace realities have included looming budget cuts, competition with low-cost competitors and regular large program contract delays, all highlighting the increasing importance of versatile, configurable, reusable RF modules and hardware. Size, weight and power (SWaP) innovation and wider bandwidth, multimode, smaller platforms are the mantra. RECENT FILTER INNOVATIONS AND MARKET DRIVERS The history of advances in the development of RF and microwave filters is well documented, and broad innovation goals have remained essentially the same over decades. Better performance, smaller size, lower cost and greater power-handling are some of the general "wants" engineers are always working to achieve. However, certain observations about recent industry trends can be made. For instance, filter innovation in the last 10 years has been spurred by material advances and everincreasing electromagnetic simulation speeds and capabilities. Accordingly, lumped component products are supporting higher power-handling, cavity filters are shrinking in size/volume {by a factor of two or more) with little loss of Q, tunable filters are achieving higher power-handling at smaller sizes and low passive intermodulation (low PIM) products are being cost-effectively manufactured in higher volume.


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