Newsletter | February 7, 2023

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Spotlight On Semiconductors, MMICs & RFICs
MMICs Vs. Discrete Circuits: What Are The Trade-Offs?

One major decision a PA module designer must make during development is the choice of architecture utilized in the amplification circuit. The two most widely used options are a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) or a design built around discrete components.

Modular Designs For Custom RF/Microwave Components And Assemblies

Organizations in need of RF/microwave components and microwave subsystems often have difficulty identifying standard catalog solutions that will perform optimally, or even fit adequately, within their systems.

Skills For The Coming Market - RF Design

You don’t need to know how to design every RF printed circuit or build MMICs, but you can certainly avoid re-spins and ensure RF signal integrity by understanding these key design points.

Industry Insights
How Can An AWGN Generator Packed With Versatility Enhance Laser Weapon Design?

Inside a laser system’s fiber optic cabling is a power-limiting challenge known as stimulated brillouin scattering (SBS). Engineers can tackle SBS challenges with additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) generation during laser weapon design.

Performance Of A High-Efficiency, Ka-Band, GaN-on-SiC MMIC With Low Compression

The high-power density and high breakdown voltage of GaN-on-SiC make it of particular interest for power amplifiers. This white paper details the design and performance of a 28 V, three-stage, Ka-band, GaN-on-SiC, power amplifier MMIC with high efficiency and low gain.

Measurement Setup For Phase Noise Test At Frequencies Above 50 GHz

Recent semiconductor technologies require more of the frequency range beyond 50 GHz, especially in wideband applications, such as 802.11ad, microwave links, or automotive RADAR. Low phase noise is essential for these applications to work properly, and accurate measurement of phase noise is needed to improve the performance. However, test setups at these frequencies become difficult, especially when cross correlation of two receive paths is needed to suppress additional phase noise.

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Video: Noise Source Solutions For Power And Signal Integrity Challenges

The demand for higher data rates and lower power consumption has tightened requirements for high-speed semiconductor devices. To address power and signal integrity challenges, Noisecom J7000 and JV9000 noise generators enable real-world evaluation and tolerance testing to ensure these components can be powered correctly and function at high data rates.

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AR Modular: Who Are We?

AR Modular RF, headquartered outside of Seattle, WA, is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of RF booster amplifiers for use with military tactical radios. AR Modular RF’s booster amplifiers enhance military tactical radio performance by providing more power.

Featured Products And Resources
100 Watt CW 100 kHz - 1,000 MHz Solid-State Amplifier: 100U1000

AR offers the Model 100U1000 self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, solid-state amplifier ideal for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain and linearity are required. When used with an RF sweep generator, this amplifier will nominally provide over 100 watts of power. The device is also protected from RF input overdrive by an RF input leveling circuit which controls the RF input level to the RF amplifier first stage when the RF input level is increased above 0 dBm.

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Si828x-Based Gate Driver Board

Skyworks Si828x-based gate driver board is well suited for driving Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide (SiC) field effect transistor (FET)-based XM3 module.

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Advanced COT PMIC With 3 Bucks, 2 LDOs, And Load Bypass Switches: ACT88329

The ACT88329 PMIC is an ActiveCiPS™ power management integrated circuit powering a wide range of processors including solid-state drive applications, video processors, wearables, and microcontrollers.

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Space Qualified 2-Way Power Divider: 6005265-SQ

The MLDD two-way power divider 6005265-SQ offers high performance over the broadband ultra-broadband frequency range of 0.5 to 26.5 GHz in a compact, lightweight package.

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