TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it has acquired CAP Wireless (Newbury Park, CA) and its patented Spatium™ RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems. TriQuint estimates that the TWTA market opportunity will be about $600 million by 2015.
Linear Technology announces the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. The LTC3330 requires no supply current from the battery when providing regulated power to the load from harvested energy and only 750nA operating when powered from the battery under no-load conditions.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced a new MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1 MSPS, ultralow power 12-bit successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) from Analog Devices Inc. (ADI).
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC1200 transceiver, an extension to TI’s RF performance line family. With leading range, co-existence and data rates up to 1Mbps, the CC1200 is aimed at Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Area Networks (HAN) in the smart grid, home and building automation, and alarm and security system applications.
Versatile Power Inc., a technology leader in the design and manufacture of custom electronic subsystems, announces a new partnership with PowerGate LLC to bring enhanced power capabilities to customers in the form of engineered power systems.
GaN power amplifiers are driving demand for increased power handling from supporting passive components, and Marki Microwave is responding with new high power bias tees and baluns. The new high power surface mount baluns (BALH-0003SMG and BALH-0006SMG) have a 37 dBm 1 dB compression point and improved 5 dB insertion loss (2 dB excess).
A unique feature of the tried and tested R&S NRP power sensors is their ability to work independently of a specific base unit. The sensors can be connected directly to a PC or laptop via USB. Rohde & Schwarz has now implemented this feature for compact smartphones and tablet PCs as well.