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Upconverter Supports Transceiver Test, Simplifies Test System Design

June 11, 2009 6:19 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. introduces the Model 2891-IQ Upconverter, which provides comprehensive support for transceiver testing by processing analog I and Q baseband signals for testing a transceiver’s transmitter, as well as processing analog I and Q output signals for testing a transceiver’s receiver....

5.5 to 7.5 GHz QFN Packaged, Linear Power Amplifier Features On-Chip Temperature Compensated Power Detector

June 11, 2009 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. has released a QFN packaged GaAs MMIC linear power amplifier with 49 dBm OIP3 and 16.5 dB small signal gain. This power amplifier, identified as XP1039QJ, covers 5.5 to 7.5 GHz and includes an on-chip temperature compensated power detector. The amplifier comes in an RoHS compliant, industry standard, fully molded 6x6mm QFN package and includes on-chip ESD protection structures and DC bypass capacitors to ease implement...

Golden Unit Specification Ensures Quality and full Interoperability of Future ZigBee RF4CE Products

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor announces it has received the new Golden Unit certification by the ZigBee Alliance for its successful implementation of the ZigBee RF4CE specification. Freescale is one of the first ZigBee Alliance members to achieve the Golden Unit status and has been an influential contributor in the development of the ZigBee RF4CE protocol....


Solid-State Broadband Microwave Power Amplifiers Providing 1/2 W from 2 GHz to 40 GHz and 1/4 W from 2 GHz to 50 GHz

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Giga-tronics introduces the GT-1040A and GT-1050A Solid-State Broadband Microwave Power Amplifiers which cover 2 GHz to 40 GHz and 2 GHz to 50 GHz respectively, with high output power, low noise figure and low harmonics. Designed using Broadband MMIC technology, these amplifiers typically provide ½ Watt (+27 dBm) at 40 GHz and ¼ Watt (+24 dBm) at 50 GHz with > 20 dB gain and 12 dB noise figure....

World’s First JEDEC JESD204A-based Data Converters Demonstrated at IMS 2009

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP announces a broad commitment to high speed data converters featuring the new JEDEC JESD204A serial interface standard. The JEDEC-based data converters lead NXP’s forthcoming portfolio of new high-speed 16-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and new high-speed 16-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)....

2-Stage Low Noise Amplifiers with High Linearity Performance

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces the release of several 2-stage, ultra low noise amplifiers (LNA) with high linearity performance. Fabricated using the company’s advanced pHEMT process, the small and cost-effective solutions serve demanding receiver applications including global positioning positions (GPS), satellite digital audio radio services, WCDMA and LTE infrastgructure platforms, and ISM base stations, repeaters and access points....

Complete Engineering and Production Probing Solutions for High Volume 60 to 80 GHz RFIC Manufacturing

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadcase Microtech, Inc. has released two products that streamline engineering and production testing of high-bandwidth, short-range RFIC devices for WirelessHD™, automotive radar and other 60 GHz wireless applications. Using a combination of the company’s Infinity Probe® architecture, the 110 GHz Unity-MW millimeter-wave RFIC engineering probe provides the cost-effective answer to the challenges of precision characterization and testi...

First Complete, Front-to-Back Solution for MMIC, RF Module Design

June 11, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces its Advanced Design System 2009 Update 1, a complete, front-to-back solution for monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) and RF module design. The release integrates 3-D electromagnetic (EM) analysis, wireless standards-based design verification libraries, X-parameter simulation, and statistical design and yield optimization....


AWR Announces AWR Connected™ for Rohde & Schwarz R&S WinIQSIM2 Standards-Based Signal Generation Partners with Visual System Simulator™ Software

June 10, 2009 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

AWR, a leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announces AWR Connected for Rohde & Schwarz, which integrates the capabilities of R&S® WinIQSIM2 simulation software from the leading test and measurement manufacturer within its Visual System Simulator (VSS) system analysis software....

NXP’s QUBiC4X Technology Enables Development of New Era of Connected Radio Frequency Devices

June 10, 2009 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP introduces a highly advanced QUBIC4 BiCMOS silicon technology, delivering higher levels of integration and performance at high frequencies, all in a cost effective way. NXP’s commitment to furthering the development of QUBIC4 BiCMOS will now enable future generations of RF products such as low noise amplifiers, medium power amplifiers and LO generators for e....

RF Power LDMOS Transistors Deliver Ease-of-Integration Features and High Efficiency

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has expanded on its commitment to GSM EDGE wireless networks with the introduction of three high-performance RF power transistors based on laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) technology. The devices incorporate enhancements that make them easy to integrate into amplifiers while delivering exceptional levels of performance....

Pocket Reference Oscillator Integrates Sinewave SAW Oscillators in SMA Housing

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek introduces the new RF Pocket Reference Oscillator (RFPRO Series), believed to be the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete True SineWave SAW (surface acoustic wave) oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. Connecting the RFPRO Series’ female SMA side to +3.3Vdc will output a clean -135dBc/Hz phase noise signal at 10Khz offset....

New Power Amplifier Modules Extend Talk Time in UMTS Band Handsets and Data Card Applications

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has announced five new CoolPAM power amplifiers for use in UMTS band handsets and datacard applications. The new ACPM-73x2 series of PAs are based on Avago’s fifth generation CoolPAM circuit technology which provides one of the longest talk times among existing power amplifiers with very low quiescent current at about 3mA....

Highly Accurate Microwave USB Power Sensors with Range to 18 GHz

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MA24108A/MA24118A microwave USB power sensors that provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. Employing a “dual path” architecture to achieve True-RMS measurement similar to a thermal sensor over the entire frequency and dynamic range, the power sensors can measure CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signals used in commercial and aerospace/defense system...

Analog Devices Introduces Best-in-Class Radio Frequency ICs

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announces the introduction of several new RF ICs with best-in-class performance effective for demanding, high-performance communications infrastructure, industrial equipment and instrumentation, and defense applications. ADI is showcasing these products, which include a PLL (phase locked loop) synthesizer, two RF/IF gain blocks, a driver amplifier and a TruPwr™ rms power detector....


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