Texas Instruments Inc. announced the election of Haviv Ilan to senior vice president of High Performance Analog (HPA), succeeding Steve Anderson, who will now lead TI Analog overall. Ilan is responsible for managing an extensive portfolio of amplifiers, data converters and interface products, as well as medical and high-reliability products.
Cover Sistemi, an Italian electronics developer, used AWR software to design an ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver from concept to final production in a single pass. Specifications were for a complete design starting from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter.
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that it has acquired Berkeley Design Automation Inc. (BDA), a recognized leader in nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification. With over one hundred customers worldwide, BDA uniquely addresses nanometer circuit design challenges via its Analog FastSPICE™ unified verification platform and exceptional vertical-application expertise. The acquisition of BDA aligns with Mentor’s goal to deliver technologies with superior performance and automation for the growing challenges of Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) verification.
Anritsu Co. introduces TETRA analyzer and TETRA coverage mapping options to its industry-leading LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer. Combining the LMR Master’s best-in-class performance and compact durable design with the new TETRA measuring and analysis tools makes the handheld analyzer the most comprehensive test solution for deploying, installing, and maintaining public safety, transportation, utility and critical communication networks.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, unveiled a set of antenna switch solutions supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced and next-generation carrier aggregation architectures. The portfolio includes highly integrated antenna switch modules (ASM) as well as transmit and receive diversity switches. The dual-mode MIPI® RFFE-compliant modules are modem agnostic, making them compatible with every leading chipset provider.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets announced that it has unveiled its second-generation SkyOne™ platforms. SkyOne™ is a family of fully optimized, scalable devices that integrate all of the high-performance RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna into the industry’s smallest footprint.
Aeroflex Ltd. has enhanced its S-Series signal generators (SGA and SGD) with improved phase noise and better RF level accuracy. At a carrier frequency of 1 GHz, phase noise is now improved by 6 dB at frequency offsets from 100 kHz to 1 MHz, giving a figure of typically -140 dBc/Hz between these offsets.