Current Headlines

  1. Could Optical Clocks Redefine The Length Of A Second?
    5/28/2016

    GPS-based navigation, communication systems, electrical power grids and financial networks all rely on the precise time kept by a network of around 500 atomic clocks located around the world.

  2. Qorvo's New GaN On SiC PAs Achieve Breakthrough Performance And Flexibility
    5/26/2016

    Qorvo has announced the introduction of three new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers (PAs) that achieve industry-leading power, power added efficiency (PAE) and gain at the IMS 2016. Qorvo's newest GaN PAs are optimized for use in military radar, communications and electronic warfare systems.

  3. IDT Introduces New Constant Linearity Technology With Launch Of Latest RF Digital VGA
    5/26/2016

    With K(LIN)™ constant linearity technology, F1455 Series Variable Gain Amplifiers from IDT maintain 38 dBm output third order intercept point for first 12 dB of gain control range. These devices feature broadband 1,400–2,300 MHz operation, 4 dB NF at max gain (2,000 MHz), and 32 dB flat, temperature invariant max gain. The F1455 is available in a 6 x 6 mm 28-QFN package, and is sampling now to customers. IDT representatives will be available to discuss K(LIN) and other innovations at IDT's booth number 316 at IMS2016, Moscone Center, May 24 - 26.

  4. NXP Launches GaN RF Power Transistors Optimized For Doherty Amplifiers In Cellular Base-Stations
    5/26/2016

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the expansion on their portfolio of 48V gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors optimized for Doherty power amplifiers for use in current and next-generation cellular base-stations. NXP is showcasing the new GaN transistors in booth 1839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (23-26 May).

  5. Skyworks' Front-End Modules Powering Iotera's GPS-Enabled Tracking Devices
    5/26/2016

    Skyworks Solutions Inc. reports that its front-end modules are now being used by Iotera Inc. Initially deployed for tracking pets, the devices are now being utilized to protect vehicles, bicycles and other personal items. Skyworks is highlighting its broad product portfolio, including its front-end modules, in booth 1611 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (24-26 May).

  6. Peregrine Semiconductor Broadens MPAC Product Family To Support High Frequency Beamforming
    5/25/2016

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. introduces the UltraCMOS® PE19601, a monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) solution for beamforming at IMS 2016. This new MPAC–Beamforming device covers a frequency range of 8 to 12 GHz, and is designed for X-band radar applications including active electronically scanned array (AESA) weather, air-traffic control, and military radar applications.

  7. Eastern OptX 1100 Series Creates ‘Moving Target’ Radar Scenarios
    5/25/2016

    Eastern OptX is displaying a radar target scenario generator that is designed to put a radar test range on a test bench. The Eastern OptX Series 1100 Radar Target Simulator is a true broadcasting replicator. The Series 1100 receives the signal transmitted from a radar system and adds the round-trip propagation delay associated with the target distance. That signal is then output to the radar receiver.

  8. Advanced Test Solutions For Emerging Microwave, Millimeter Wave Designs Displayed By Anritsu Company At IMS
    5/25/2016

    Anritsu Company will display their portfolio of high-frequency test solutions designed to address the complex challenges that occur within emerging microwave and millimeter wave (mmWave) designs at the 2016 IMS. Spotlight products include the VectorStar® and ShockLine™ vector network analyzer (VNA) families, both of which feature Anritsu’s patented nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) technology, and the new Signal Analyzer MS2840A with mmWave waveguide mixers will be on display in the global test leader’s booth.

  9. MACOM Achieves Up To 79% Efficiency For Wireless Basestations With New High-Power, Plastic-Packaged GaN Power Transistors
    5/24/2016

    MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, recently announced the newest entries in its MAGb series of GaN on Silicon power transistors for use in macro wireless basestations.

  10. Qorvo And Nanosemi Demo Ultra-Wideband Linearization For Massive MIMO Applications
    5/24/2016

    In conjunction with NanoSemi Inc of Waltham, MA, USA, Qorvo Inc. says that it has demonstrated industry-leading ultra-wideband linearization results with its gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure. Using the QPA2705 integrated GaN driver and GaN Doherty power amplifier with NanoSemi's proprietary digital compensation algorithms, the two firms have achieved adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) of -58dBc for a 60MHz signal bandwidth and 3x20MHz LTE carrier configuration, and -55dBc for a 100MHz signal bandwidth and 5x20MHz LTE carrier configuration.