GigOptix, Inc. a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, announced the appointment of Darren Ma as vice president and chief financial officer.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the UltraCMOS® PE42722, a high-linearity RF switch that enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. By using a dual-band architecture, multi-service operators (MSOs) have the flexibility to offer their customers new and expanded services while CPEs can comply with the new DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard.
Altium Ltd., a global leader in electronic design automation, native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer) and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING), announced the upcoming release of its professional printed circuit board (PCB) and electronic system level design software, Altium Designer 15.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces an eight-channel version of its U5309A 8-bit single-slot PCIe®Gen2 digitizer with on-board processing, providing unprecedented channel density and minimum footprint at this level of performance.
Anritsu Co. introduces the VectorStar™ ME7838E vector network analyzer (VNA) broadband system that provides frequency coverage from 70 kHz to 110 GHz in a single connection. Incorporating all the benefits of the VectorStar ME7838 series broadband system, the ME7838E addresses the challenges associated with today's high-speed device characterization.
Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced that it has launched a new certification program for PCB fabricators. The program is open to qualifying fabricators in the United States able to demonstrate the ability to process such high-speed digital materials as Isola’s I-Tera MT and I-Speed.
Two downlink antennas that are the fastest of their kind to operate in space are being integrated into the protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corp. for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.
Agilent Technologies Inc. will show test and measurement solutions at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition, March 11-13 in San Francisco, CA. Agilent is the only T&M vendor offering solutions along the entire value chain of the Web 2.0—from components through data centers to telecom, addressing the latest technologies such as silicon photonics and coherent, multi-carrier transmission.