SoC Family Suitable for Dash-mounted Sound-system Control Panels

October 22, 2012 7:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has revealed the industry’s first full-digital audio-amplifier system-on-chip family suitable for use in dash-mounted sound-system control panels in the car. Class-D amplifiers achieve about 80 percent higher energy efficiency than analog class-AB amplifiers. This greater efficiency helps reduce the electrical load on the alternator and can allow extra functions or speaker channels within standardized enclosure dimensions.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC | Amplifiers, Other

Diodes Added to SemiGen’s RF Supply Center

October 4, 2012 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiGen, Inc. has announced the recent addition of key components to their RF Supply Center’s stockroom. The RF Supply Center is now offering PIN and Limiter Diodes that meet the most common RF/Microwave design specifications. PIN Diodes are available from 4 to 150 microns. Limiter Diodes are available from 2 to 20 microns.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

Power MOSFETs Address Emerging Eco-design Standards

September 17, 2012 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of rugged, high-efficiency power products from STMicroelectronics is positioned to enable technology companies to satisfy stricter power and efficiency targets set by eco-design standards and to target green-energy applications such as solar micro-inverters, photovoltaic string inverters and electric vehicles.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET

High Voltage CMOS Driver for PIN Diodes

August 14, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a new High Voltage CMOS Driver for PIN diodes for use in military and commercial radio applications. The MADR-010574 is designed to work with M/A-COM Tech’s high power and high voltage PIN diodes. This driver supports series-shunt and all-series diode designs by biasing four diodes simultaneously.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

450MM Form Factor of WaferSense Auto Vibration System

July 9, 2012 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

CyberOptics Semiconductor introduces a new 450mm form factor of its AVS450 Auto Vibration System to assist engineers as they prepare for the next technology cycle, even though it may be few years down the road before fabs start using this form factor. With vibration tied to semiconductor process equipment failure, low yields and cycle times, engineers need the right tools and analysis software to identify and quantify vibration sources.


nRF51 Series ULP wireless SoCs Slash Power Consumption, Up RF Performance

July 2, 2012 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces the first members of its new nRF51 Series of ultra-low power (ULP) RF integrated circuits (ICs) that feature a new multi-protocol 2.4GHz radio and a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M0 based processor. Nordic's novel software architecture for Bluetooth® low energy and ANT™ System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions frees designers from the integration effort, complexities, and restrictions of chip vendor-supplied software frameworks and instead allows customers to develop their designs quickly and easily using the highly popular and familiar ARM Cortex programming environment.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC

New Super Junction MOSFETs

June 26, 2012 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of three new super-junction metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors (Super Junction MOSFETs) featuring figure of merit: on-state resistance x gate change in a 600 V power semiconductor device suitable for high-speed motor drives, DC-DC converters, and DC-AC inverter applications.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET

Extensive Range of LDMOS Transistors from STMicroelectronics

June 18, 2012 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Family of Plastic-Packaged RF Power Transistors Ideally Suited for Portable and Fixed Wireless Communications Applications. Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for an extensive range of laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors from STMicroelectronics (ST).

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Transistors

Dual Ideal Diode Controller Replaces Two Schottky Diodes to Provide Efficient Power Supply ORing & Supply Holdup in High Power Applications

June 18, 2012 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC4353, a 0V to 18V dual ideal diode controller that replaces two high power Schottky diodes, enabling low loss ORing of multiple power sources with minimal disturbance to supply voltages.The LTC4353 regulates the forward voltage drop across external N-channel MOSFETs to ensure smooth current transfer between supplies in diode-OR applications.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

New Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF MMIC Process Technologies to Enable Lower Cost, Higher Performance Telecommunication and Radar Systems

June 18, 2012 5:22 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Higher Power GaN-on-SiC Processes Allow Telecom System Operators and Military System Providers to Leverage GaN Efficiency for Operational Cost Savings. Cree, Inc.announces the qualification and production release of two new GaN processes: G40V4, a 0.25µm process with operating drain voltage up to 40V, and G50V3, a 0.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, MMIC | Telecommunications | Radar

Miniature 0402 Varactor Diodes

April 30, 2012 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces three miniature 0402 varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise and voltage tuned filter applications.  The SMV1247-040LF, SMV1248-040LF and SMV1263-040LF provide small form factor, discrete solutions for a variety of phase and frequency control uses.  These miniature, low profile, plastic surface mount technology (SMT) diodes have reduced footprints in industry-standard packages.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

Ka-Band LNA MMIC Offers 1.7 dB Noise Figure and Low-Power Dissipation

April 16, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC ( ), a developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, MMIC

Simultaneous Dual-band 2.4GHz 802.11n/BT4.0 + 5GHz MIMO 802.11ac Convergence SoC

April 16, 2012 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Redpine Signals announced the release of the industry’s first simultaneous dual-band 5GHz MIMO 802.11ac + 2.4GHz BT4.0, 802.11n chipset. The new SoC is based on Redpine’s Quali-Fi 802.11ac technology. It offers PHY data throughputs up to 1.3Gbps and an advanced 802.11ac feature set encompassing Multi-User MIMO and LDPC.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC

Low-Loss, Miniature Power MOSFETs for Improved Power Efficiency

April 10, 2012 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the availability of eight new low-loss P- and N-channel power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor (MOSFET) products optimized for use in portable electronics including smartphones and tablets. Featuring industry-leading low loss (low on-resistance), the new devices include the 20 V (VDSS) µPA2600 and the 30 V µPA2601, equipped in ultracompact 2 mm × 2 mm packages to deliver increased power efficiency and miniaturization within smaller mobile device form factors.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET

Hyperabrupt Varactor Diodes Suit VCO, Phase Noise and Voltage Tuned Filter Applications

March 26, 2012 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduced three miniature 0402 hyperabrupt varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise and voltage-tuned filter applications. These discrete, small form factor devices are offered in a low profile plastic surface mount technology package where low resistance, low-series inductance and a large capacitance ratio are required.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes


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