XMA Corp., the industry leader in Microwave and RF component technology, announced the release of their new product family of 1.85mm attenuators, adapters, and terminations, expanding performance into the 65GHz, millimeter wave market. Technical advancements within the smart phone industry, as well as aerospace, medical and Defense, are driving manufacturers and carriers of wireless devices to push for performance into the higher frequency bands.
The 2014 Mobile World Congress that was held from 24 to 27 February in Barcelona is billed as an industry-defining event; though the pace at which the mobile telecommunications industry continues to evolve makes the accurate definition and prediction of trends and especially their timescale for implementation a difficult task. However, having all of the major players under one extensive roof offers the opportunity to take stock, gauge opinions, talk to innovators at the forefront of technology and hopefully be able to see the wood for the 4Gs (or is that 5Gs now?).
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced several new premium filters for next-generation smartphones and other mobile devices. The high-performance filters utilize the company’s advanced acoustic wave filtering technologies to address some of the industry’s toughest LTE interference problems.
A1 Microwave has released the world’s smallest waveguide X-Band Tx and Rx filters for military satcom applications. The filters have less than 0.3 dB insertion loss and have greater than 90 dB rejection in the complementary frequency bands. They are considerably shorter and lighter weight than equivalent filters on the market, which makes them ideal for portable solutions. These are stock items for immediate delivery.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced that it supplies the main antenna switch driving RF performance in the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone. The PE421280 MultiSwitch was selected for its ability to support simultaneous multi-band operation of up to 14 frequency bands while delivering exceptional linearity, insertion loss performance and small size.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced it is expanding its family of MultiSwitch™ STeP8 dual single-pole, seven throw (SP7T/SP7T) UltraCMOS® antenna switches optimized to solve the significant carrier aggregation challenges of 4G mobile wireless applications.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Johanson Technology’s (JTI) chip antenna that can operate in both GPS and GLONASS bands simultaneously. This new GPS/GLONASS SMD Antenna: P/N 1575AT54A0010 is compact (15x4x3.2mm) and can replace more expensive patch antennas offering similar performance in small portable applications.