Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities of the 400L Series of precision tolerance, thin film NPO RF and microwave capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC).
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solution launches its new Ku-Band Iso-Divider product line designed for use in satellite applications. This unit combines the functions of high performance power dividers with ferrite isolators to provide a high isolation power divider solution, making the external isolators redundant, for satellite receiver applications, without introducing complex switchbased solutions. Integration of the two functions into a single package provides enhanced product reliability due to fewer external components, interconnects and transitions.
Rogers Corp. will be promoting its industry-leading printed circuit board (PCB) materials at the IPC APEX EXPO, being held March 25-27, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV). The IPC APEX EXPO, with more than 400 exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees, is a leading industry event for professionals involved in PCB design and manufacturing and electronic assembly and test.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets announced that its front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches and power detectors are being utilized across the world’s foremost gaming platforms such as the Sony PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox. Skyworks has been delivering RF solutions across nearly all gaming platforms for several generations.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc., an industry leading manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave products, releases all new lines of medium and high power RF loads. These new RF loads (also referred to as RF terminations and dummy loads) are commonly used in military/aerospace, defense and test and measurement applications in order to protect radios and amplifiers under test from excess power in the system.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high performance analog, RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced that it has acquired Nitronex LLC, a leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions. The acquisition of Nitronex is expected to provide MACOM with fundamental and innovative GaN-on-Silicon epitaxial and pendeoepitaxial semiconductor process technology and materials for use in RF applications.
Molex Inc. launched its innovative HOZOX™ Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Absorption Tape and Sheets, ideally suited for manufacturers of high-frequency equipment in multiple industries, including medical, consumer electronics, data/telecommunications and microwave/radio frequency. HOZOX absorption technology utilizes a unique dual-layer design to maximize the EMI noise mitigation performance. .
AMETEK Inc. has acquired VTI Instruments, a leading manufacturer of high-precision test and measurement instrumentation, for $74 million. VTI, acquired from an investor group led by Merit Capital Partners and Alerion Capital Group, has annual sales of approximately $38 million.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8612, a 6 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 3 µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4 to 42 V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications. Its internal high efficiency switches deliver up to 6 A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 0.97 V.