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Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) announced the industry’s highest performance 13 GHz PLL synthesizer. The ADF4159 achieves breakthrough phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is 5 times less than competitive solutions.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced the release of the RFVA0016 — a highly integrated one-quarter watt (1/4W) analog-controlled variable gain amplifier (VGA).
Linear Technology Corp., a leading supplier of high performance analog integrated circuits, announced that its products are playing a key role in the Mars rover launched by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Linear Technology’s high performance analog semiconductors are used in the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover to enable collection of vast amounts of data, including detailed visual images of the Martian landscape and precise readings to assist scientists in assessing the geology and history of Mars.
Linear Technology announces the LTC6431-15, a 15.5 dB gain block that achieves high dynamic range in a 50 Ohm environment from 20 MHz to 1 GHz and beyond. It is manufactured on an advanced SiGe process and is available in two performance grades.
Linear Technology’s Dust Networks® product group introduces the SmartMesh™ LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years, while companion network manager components enable the development of highly robust and secure wireless sensor networks (WSN).
Linear Technology Corp. introduces three low power 16-bit, 20Msps analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), the LTC2269, LTC2270 and LTC2271, offering the lowest input-referred noise and tight integral nonlinearity error (INL) for very high precision DC measurements. With only 46µVRMS input noise and maximum guaranteed INL error of ±2.3LSB, these ADCs are suitable for very low noise, high linearity sampling applications such as digital x-ray, infrared and medical imaging, pachymeters, spectrometry and cytometry.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced that RFMD has production released two highly linear gallium nitride (GaN) RF unmatched power transistors (UPTs) —RFHA3942 (35W) and RFHA3944 (65W) — that deliver superior linear performance versus competing GaN transistors.
Linear Technology announces the LTC6430-15, a 15dB amplifier, which achieves high dynamic range in a 100 Ohm differential environment from 20 MHz to 1GHz and beyond. Two performance grades are available: at 240MHz, the A-grade OIP3 is typically 50 dBm and is fully tested and guaranteed to be a minimum of 47dBm. Noise Figure is 3dB, which corresponds to an input-referred amplifier noise of 1nV/√Hz.
Linear Technology announces the LS8 reference family, a series of hermetic precision voltage references packaged in a 5 x 5 mm surface mount, low stress ceramic package. These precision voltage references offer outstanding long term stability and consistent predictable behavior, over time and operating conditions. For instrumentation that demands the best possible performance over years or decades of operation, the LS8 package offers an alternative to large metal can or ceramic DIP packages.
Centellax announced the release of its new low-cost LiNbO3 quad Input 32 Gbaud linear modulator driver amplifier for DP-16QAM applications.
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