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BAE Systems and the Malaysian Industry Group High Technology (MIGHT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen industrial cooperation between the UK and Malaysia
In what could be considered a 'world record' Newtec has demonstrated a 310 Mbps transport over a 36 Mhz transponder. Tests and validations were carried out using existing antennae and power infrastructure on Yahsat’s Y1A.
Nitronex, a leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, cable TV, and industrial & scientific markets, has developed a rugged transistor technology capable of surviving the industry’s most severe robustness tests without significant device degradation.
Custom MMIC is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for eight devices representing the new gallium nitride (GaN) on Silicon Carbide (SiC) family of power transistors from M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. This product family targets L- and S-Band applications from 960 to 3500 MHz and reinforces M/A-COM Tech's rich heritage of leadership in power hybrid technology.
Raytheon Co. has been awarded an 18-month,
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced that Jerry Neal, co-founder and executive vice president of marketing, is retiring from RFMD, effective May 31, 2012.
Hittite Microwave Corp. announces the release of the highly integrated HMC6000/6001 silicon transceiver chipset which targets 60 GHz applications such as: metrocell/picocell backhaul, WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) multi-Gbps solutions including wireless cable replacement (HDMI, USB 3.0, DisplayPort), wireless docking stations, video/magazine kiosks and wireless sensors.
CRFS, the Cambridge (UK) developer and manufacturer of RF spectrum management and surveillance systems, has set up a U.S. subsidiary company, CRFS Inc., to better serve and support the North American market. It has opened an office in California and recruited Malcolm Levy to head up its US operation.