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6.12: Summary

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    This chapter described a number of complex mixer and oscillator modules that are available to assemble high-performance RF and microwave systems. These modules and the other modules used in this book are often available as off-the-shelf items from companies that specialize in designing modules. This is a cost effective way of developing low and medium volume microwave systems such as basestation hardware. For a competitive advantage a company selling a system or subsystem may develop some of the modules themselves. For a high volume market, say for a cell phone, many of the modules would be integrated on-chip. Design is then an expensive proposition but overall performance and size would be optimized.


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