Nujira has signed a global distribution agreement with the RF, Wireless and Power Division (RFPD) of Richardson Electronics Ltd. Under the agreement, the company will market, sell and support Nujira Coolteq™ power modulators and Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) solutions in all applications and markets, most notably the cellular infrastructure and defense markets.
Nujira’s High Accuracy Tracking (HAT™) technology modulates the voltage supplied to the power amplifier in line with the transmission envelope, to ensure that the output device remains in its most efficient operating region. Integrating the Coolteq power modulator into a PA will enable an improvement in power efficiency leading to a reduction in PA power consumption and heat dissipation, and enable the design of smaller, cheaper and more reliable base stations and transmitters.
Commenting on the distribution agreement, Tim Haynes, CEO Nujira, said, “Richardson Electronics offers us a global channel to market, with sales and technical support locations in every major market in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Their ‘engineered solutions’ based business model and outstanding global logistics capability means that they are a perfect fit for us. Richardson has the right relationships, and the right expertise to take Coolteq to market successfully.”
Chris Marshall, Vice President for RF and microwave products at Richardson Electronics added, “Nujira has an exciting and innovative technology that has great potential to improve systems that incorporate RF power amplifiers - by significantly increasing energy efficiency, one of the key challenges for today’s RF design engineers. Using Coolteq modules, our customers can achieve industry leading power efficiency and build solutions that are smaller, lighter, lower cost and require no secondary cooling such as fans or air conditioning. There is considerable potential for Nujira’s technology, and we are pleased to help introduce it to the key global markets.”