CTT, Inc. has announced a new family of compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) operating in the 6.4 to 11.0 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications including commercial, industrial, and military radar applications.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers, Power | GaAs / FET / IC | Amplifiers, Other
After three years of deliberation, the IEEE802.16m air interface definition will be ready for prime time in the next few months. This critical step toward creating true 4G cellular technology based on WiMAX is important enough to earn compliant products a new name: WiMAX 2. Further proof came last month, when an impressive subset of the WiMAX community created the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative to "improve the economics of mobile broadband" and "to create a better value chain for service providers.
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP), a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the company's flagship MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 includes next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and further enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.
Now available from Mimix Broadband, Inc. is a 5.6 to 10.5 GHz GaAs MMIC up-converter that integrates a double balanced image reject mixer, LO buffer amplifier, RF buffer amplifier and variable attenuator, all within a fully molded 4x4mm QFN package. This RoHS-compliant, packaged up-converter has an output third order intercept point (OIP3) of +25 dBm, a conversion gain of 8 dB and a typical image rejection of 15 dBc.LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, MMIC
The new LDU50-CW (RES-INGENIUM) is a 500 to 1000 MHz Class AB pallet amplifier designed for heavy duty operation in military and law-enforcement jamming applications (50W, CW). This rugged RoHS-compliant amplifier features two Freescale MRF9030LR1 power transistors (LDMOS), achieves 15 dB gain, maintains impressive gain-flatness of +/-0.
By Keith Adkins and Jackie Johnson, RF Micro Devices In the last decade mobile device users have seen unprecedented changes in technology. These changes have brought more functionality and lower cost to the overall handset market. Users are demanding more and more functionality in mobile devices, which comes at the cost of talk time.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced at the show that the company has formed a gallium nitride (GaN) Foundry Services business unit to supply high-reliability, high-performance and price-competitive GaN semiconductor technology into multiple RF power markets. The RFMD GaN Foundry Services business unit will leverage the company’s expertise in gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturing capacity and cycle times, as well as a range of new customer services, to drive shorter time-to-market and minimize time between initial wafer order and final delivery.
M/A-Com Technology Solutions showcased a new family of surface mount broadband 2 to 20 GHz HMICTM PIN diode switches for Test Instrumentation, Satellite and other wide frequency range applications at the 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory & Techniques Symposium (MTT-S) show last week.
At MTT-S this year Richardson Electronics, a global provider of engineered solutions and a leading distributor of electronic components, gave a sneak preview of the new www.rell.com which will be coming to a screen near you in July 2009. This very unique, comprehensive and well thought out website is a global community for RF, Microwave and Power Conversion engineers to find the latest parts for today’s applications quickly and easily.
Mimix Broadband, Inc. announces the release of a 5 to 14 GHz GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) driver amplifier, packaged in a RoHS compliant QFN package. This device is processed in a highly repeatable, 0.25 micron optical pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process and includes on-chip diodes for ESD protection.
MITEQ has released its Microwave and Millimeter Wave Conversion Products short-form catalog. It features a sampling of the company’s latest mixers, images rejection mixers, modulators, multipliers and custom products. There are also sections discussing quality assurance, manufacturing flow diagrams, MITEQ's Space Heritage and options available to the customer.