The interface of the recently released Molex Inc. zCD™ active optical cable (AOC) interconnect solution has been selected by the industry leading CDFP MSA as the interface for the consortium’s 400 Gbps hot pluggable module. The zCD AOC assembly will be highlighted at Molex booth 3863, OFC 2014, March 11-13, San Francisco, CA.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. announced that its Spatium™ technology achieves unprecedented levels of Ka-Band solid state power, bandwidth and efficiency, which provides greater broadband capacity and opens up new satellite possibilities.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solution launches its new Ku-Band Iso-Divider product line designed for use in satellite applications. This unit combines the functions of high performance power dividers with ferrite isolators to provide a high isolation power divider solution, making the external isolators redundant, for satellite receiver applications, without introducing complex switchbased solutions. Integration of the two functions into a single package provides enhanced product reliability due to fewer external components, interconnects and transitions.
AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, announces the winners of its 2013 National Taiwan University Student Design Competition. AWR partnered with National Taiwan University in mid-2013 to sponsor the first ever Taiwan Student Design Competition. The objective of the competition was to encourage students in Taiwan to become involved in the dynamic profession of microwave and RF engineering and to apply their knowledge to practical designs using the highly efficient AWR design methodology.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the automotive (H-grade) and high reliability military (MP-grade) versions of the LT4320, an ideal diode bridge controller for 9 to 72 V systems. The LT4320 replaces a full-wave diode bridge rectifier with a low loss N-channel MOSFET bridge to reduce the power and voltage losses by a factor of ten or more. Power supply size is reduced as the enhanced power efficiency eliminates bulky heat sinks.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces its attendance and participation at the 2014 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business, and it draws attendance from all facets of the industry, from manufacturers, designers and suppliers, to individuals involved in marketing and sales.
Coilcraft has launched an all-new Power Inductor Finder web tool that allows users to quickly find and compare inductors based on their exact operating conditions: current, ripple, frequency and ambient temperature. Combining elements of several other popular tools on the site, the new Power Inductor Finder instantly calculates core and winding losses, computes temperature rise, and plots L vs. I curves for up to six parts on the same graph.
Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in radio frequency (RF) power transistors, announced the availability of 11 new commercial RF power LDMOS products that can meet the requirements of U.S. defense electronics applications. This is the first set of products released as part of the company’s strategic defense initiatives for its RF power business, announced in June 2013.
RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced that multiple upcoming 4G reference designs and 4G smartphones will feature RFMD's envelope tracking (ET) power amplifiers (PAs) and power management integrated circuits (PMICs).
Texas Instruments (TI), and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), the world's specialist in mobile broadband, announced their collaboration on NSN's next generation of indoor small cell base stations. Based on NSN's Flexi Zone suite of products, the new indoor small cell base stations are expected to support a record 400 active indoor users, compared to 32 users supported today, in a power over Ethernet envelope.