RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed at the headend and/or in equipment distributed to residential and business customers.
Hittite Microwave Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy substantially all the assets of the Keragis Corp., a provider of extremely high power, wideband amplifier modules, located in San Diego, CA. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, introduces a new line of power splitters for its PIMinator low passive intermodulation (PIM) indoor distributed antenna system (iDAS) family. When there are multiple antennas in a building, the signals need to be split between the antennas. Pulse's power splitters are designed to work with its PIMinator line of antennas to ensure a PIM spec of -155 dBc at 2x20 W.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced the industry’s highest power, full E-Band power amplifier, delivering typical Psat of 25.5 dBm for the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz frequency ranges in a single product.
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.