Hittite Microwave Corp. announced the release of two new amplifier and three new mixer products that are ideal for microwave & millimeterwave radios, military sensors, test & measurement equipment and SatCom applications from 24 to 46.5 GHz.
At the 2012 April ARMMS RF & Microwave Society Meeting, held near Oxford, UK, Robert Smith of Cardiff University and Stephen Russell of Glasgow University both received newly introduced Young Engineer Prizes, intended to recognise and encourage engineers beginning their career in RF & Microwave technology.
Nitronex has been awarded a Phase I SBIR to develop a highly efficient 20W X-band GaN power amplifier MMIC for use in long range RF telecommunications. Since 2005, Nitronex has won 16 government contract awards that have funded the development of materials, devices, discretes, MMICs, and process technologies, as well as manufacturing maturation.
Four new MMIC Upconverter and Downconverter devices from RFMD offer high performance and low cost for high frequency applications. The RFUV1002 and RFUV1003 Upconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, variable gain amplifier, and DC-decoupling capacitor. The RFRX1001 and RFRX1002 Downconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, integrated LNA, and DC-decoupling capacitor. Each device is packaged in a 5 x 5 mm QFN to simplify both system-level board design and volume assembly.
Custom MMIC is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TQM879008 digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) adding to a series of high performance, pin compatible DVGAs spanning the frequency range of 600 to 2700 MHz.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is ramping global positioning system (GPS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solutions for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., one of the world’s leading smart phone providers.