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posted in February 2002
Demodulation Capabilities of a DSSS Super-Regenerative Receiver
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2/26/2002   Post a comment
The super regenerative circuit has found use for many years in AM and, sometimes, FM receivers. F.X. Moncunill Geniz and colleagues from the UPC Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Spain, show how to use this venerable circuit for direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal detection.
Lilliputian Machines Set To Revolutionize RF, Optoelectronics, and Biomedical Applications
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2/21/2002   Post a comment
Bigger isn't alway better! Charles Small shows how ultra-small micro-electromechanical-systems (MEMS) have made serious inroads into RF, optoelectronics, and biomedical design, saving money and enhancing performance.
MCM and BGAs Characterization using Planar EM Simulation
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2/1/2002   Post a comment
When designing at multi-GHz frequencies, you need to include accurate IC-package models and analysis. Agilent's Jim DeLap reviews MCM and BGA technologies, simulation issues, and EM simulator requirements, along with several practical simulation examples.


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