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Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced that its first power management products, the UltraCMOS®-based Point-of-Load (POL) DC-DC Buck Regulators with integrated switches, are available for sampling.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced that it has received a contract from a major defense prime contractor to provide high performance digital signal processing modules and software to facilitate a technology refresh for the prime’s airborne radar application. The Mercury solution and subsequent refresh will also protect the prime’s significant investment in software development across a range of products.
Harris Corp. has been awarded an IDIQ contract with a potential total value of $400 million to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with next-generation communication capabilities.
Rogers Corp. will be offering a wide range of its high performance circuit board materials at the upcoming Del Mar Electronics & Design Show on May 2-3, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA. Representatives from Rogers Advanced Circuit Materials Division will be available at Booth #622 to help visitors obtain optimum performance using the company’s many different circuit board material offerings.
Four new MMIC Upconverter and Downconverter devices from RFMD offer high performance and low cost for high frequency applications. The RFUV1002 and RFUV1003 Upconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, variable gain amplifier, and DC-decoupling capacitor. The RFRX1001 and RFRX1002 Downconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, integrated LNA, and DC-decoupling capacitor. Each device is packaged in a 5 x 5 mm QFN to simplify both system-level board design and volume assembly.
To improve reliability and performance in telecommunication equipment, W. L. Gore & Associates has advanced its portfolio of products and services that enable the industry to remain connected and protected. In addition to introducing its new business unit that focuses on mobile devices, Gore is displaying new venting products, cooling filters, and testing methods to enable manufacturers and suppliers of wireless headsets, small cell devices, base stations and other telecommunication infrastructure to improve product performance for their customers.
Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first significant integration milestone between Raytheon's Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite system.
Harris Corp. has received $12.4 million in orders from a Latin American nation for a integrated wireless digital voice and data network that supports critical communication coordination between federal officials and armed forces. The orders were received by Harris in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012.
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.05 billion, five-year contract to provide more than 200 digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the Navy MH-60R “Romeo” and MH-60S “Sierra” helicopters.
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