Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, is ramping several antenna tuning products with leading smartphone manufacturers. Skyworks’ devices are meeting the market demand for tunable antennas which dramatically improve performance by increasing data throughput, reducing dropped calls and minimizing the antenna footprint needed for today’s multiband LTE smartphones.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the latest version of UltraCMOS® process technology — Semiconductor Technology Platform 8 (STeP8). STeP8 technology shows a 36 percent improvement in RonCoff performance over STeP5 technology announced just one year ago — dramatically improving the linearity, insertion loss, and isolation capabilities of Peregrine’s RFIC products.
NuWaves Engineering of Middletown, Ohio, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, will be exhibiting its high-performance, miniaturized RF products and also demonstrating its most recent technological advancement, a Power Amplifier Linearizer Module (“PALM”) at MILCOM 2012.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, unveiled two new CATV control components, in conjunction with the SCTE Cable-TEC Expo in Orlando, FL. The new components include the RFSA2654, a 75-ohm broadband digital step attenuator, and the RFSW1012, a high power handling single-pole, double-throw switch (SPDT).
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. is announcing initial sample availability of two packaged, surface-mount low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) that deliver the lowest noise figure of any integrated, packaged solutions for base station and similar applications.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Peregrine) announced from booth # 2009 at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) in Montreal, the SP3T PE42430 RF switch. Developed on Peregrine’s patented UltraCMOS® technology, the PE42430 switch combines low insertion loss with high linearity, high isolation, and small package size, making it well suited for WLAN and Bluetooth® applications in the 2.4 GHz band, as well as general broadband switching applications.
Avago Technologies, a supplier of wireless components for cellular base stations, macrocells, other communications subsystems, and GPS/GLOSNASS positioning systems, announced the availability of multiple new wireless products targeted at macrocell and small cell base stations and portable GPS systems.