EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America Inc., introduces the Racal Instruments™1256L, LXI Switching System. The company’s switching systems are used to automate functional testing of a wide range of devices, resulting in improved performance for test time, repeatability, and signal fidelity.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8614, a 4 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher™ architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20 dB, well below the CISPR 25 Class 5 limit. Even with switching frequencies in excess of 2 MHz, synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 96% while Burst Mode® operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5 µA in no-load standby conditions.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8697, a 2.5 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5 V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5 V regulation at a remote USB port using programmable cable drop compensation to accurately correct the voltage drop from a long connecting cable regardless of variations in load current. The LT8697’s forced continuous operation enables the LT8697 to sink current, maintaining full frequency operation at zero load, further enhancing accurate 5V regulation during load transients.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced the PE42820 and PE42821 single-pole double throw (SPDT) switches for high-power wireless applications. The new switches provide an unprecedented combination of high-power handling and excellent linearity while offering an integrated approach that reduces board area, power consumption and design-in complexity compared to traditional discrete solutions.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN diodes for high-power switching applications.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced groundbreaking RF switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing two or more bands simultaneously instead of the single band method used currently, thereby giving consumers an enriched data experience regardless of location.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces availability of the latest Silicon Carbide (SiC) power MOSFET from Cree Inc. (Cree). The second-generation SiC Z-FET™ 1200V MOSFET C2M0080120D delivers industry-leading power density and switching efficiency, at half the cost-per-amp of Cree’s previous-generation MOSFETs.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that its industry-leading silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being utilized by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems. Specifically, Skyworks’ solid state technology is enabling seamless low noise and broadband switching between audio, Blu-ray/DVD, navigation, cell phone and vehicle security display inputs as well as a variety of other high bandwidth media sources in automobiles.
SenarioTek announced the extension of the FlexMatrix reconfigurable RF switch matrix series to incorporate external signal conditioning. Now test engineers can easily route their required signal conditioning into RF switching paths for applications such as radar, military communications and consumer wireless.