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Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced it has launched an Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100-certified SPDT RF switch. The HaRP™ technology-enhanced PE42359 switch is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 2, meaning it is qualified for operation in the extended temperature range of -40 to +105 degrees Celsius.
Smart watches have been around for the last decade. The wearable computing device has failed to take off for one reason or another: they looked ugly, were too bulky, had weak functionality, or the battery life was not good enough. However, over the last nine months a number of new smart watches have emerged that could change consumers’ perceptions. Market intelligence firm ABI Research projects more than 1.2 million smart watches will be shipped in 2013.
Laser Services Inc. announces the promotion of three of its employees as a direct result of receiving a Workforce Training Grant in 2012. They were awarded the training grant last April to train employees in Lean Manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques. As a result of this training, Laser Services has significantly improved a number of processes including scheduling, planning, tooling, and production.
Computer Simulation Technology AG has announced the incorporation of its office in Bengaluru, India.
Linear Technology introduces the LTM9013, a wideband RF-to-digital µModule® (micromodule) receiver that includes a high performance dual 14-bit, 310Msps analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a high IIP3 I/Q demodulator, two variable gain amplifiers, and 300MHz lowpass filters. The LTM9013’s quadrature sampling architecture enables acquisition of up to 300MHz of signal bandwidth with IMD3 performance of 66dB across the entire band.
RFMW Ltd. announced that July 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the company. With worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, the company has seen a continual acceptance of their “niche” philosophy in that “RFMW Ltd. is a specialty electronics distribution company focused on RF and Microwave technology.”
Mobile device design is increasingly reliant on integrated platforms, which are chipsets based on combinations of application processor, baseband processor, and wireless connectivity technologies. In 2012, 19 percent of handsets shipped were based on an integrated platform; set to more than double to 46 percent in 2018.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced a new single channel CMOS Driver for Microwave Switching Applications.
To talk about their laser cutting, drilling, marking, and welding expertise, Laser Services Inc., a precision laser job shop located in Westford, MA, recently attended the 2013 BioMed Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA April 10th and 11th.
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