Cree, Inc. introduces the industry’s highest power continuous wave (CW) GaN HEMT RF transistors packaged in a dual-flat no-leads (DFN) format. Aimed at the cost-sensitive sub-100W commercial radar and data link amplifier market segments, the new 6- and 25-watt DFN transistors effectively obsolete the use of inefficient GaAs transistors in C- and X-Band frequencies and also enable the practical replacement of short life tube-based technology for commercial radar applications such as weather, marine and surveillance.
Element Six, a leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials and a member of the De Beers Group of Companies, announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond wafers have been proven by Raytheon Co. to significantly outperform industry standard Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) in RF devices—reducing thermal resistance, increasing RF power density, and preserving RF functionality.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, will showcase the industry's broadest GaN product portfolio at IMS 2014 in Tampa, Florida, at booth 915.
Advantech Wireless Inc., a privately-held Canadian corporation and manufacturer of satellite, RF equipment and microwave systems announced that it has successfully completed the delivery of the New SapphireBluTM Series 6.6kW X-Band Rackmount UltraLinearTM GaN SSPA/BUC, the ultimate solution for wide bandwidth, ultra high power satellite teleport uplinks.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced an enhancement to the Agilent 14585A control and analysis software for advanced power supplies, adding support for the N7900 Advanced Power System (APS) dynamic DC power supplies.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new universal edgewound power resistor. Providing a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, the universal-mounted EDGU combines a high-reliability design with continuous duty operation up to 85 A and a short-time overload of 10x rated power for five seconds.
Virginia Diodes Inc. introduced new mini vector network analyzer extension modules, with one quarter of the volume of earlier models. These smaller modules are reduced in size but yield the same industry leading performance as the original designs. This makes them extremely attractive for applications such as probe stations and antenna ranges.