Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a gallium nitride bias controller/sequencer module from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MABC-001000-DP000L provides proper gate voltage and pulsed drain voltage biasing for a device under test (DUT). The bias controller module offers protection and dynamic control of all MACOM high-power transistors, including its GaN portfolio.
For the first time, Spectrum is offering a solution to engineers and scientists looking to capture and analyze fast electronic signals in the DC to 1 GHz frequency range. The company has greatly extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its M4i series of digitizers. These cards boast real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and high bandwidth making it possible for them to measure signals, edges and pulses.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3265, a high voltage, highly integrated, low noise dual output power supply which takes a single positive input supply (VIN_P) and generates low noise bipolar rails up to ±2•VIN_P without any inductors. The device includes a boost doubling charge pump, an inverting charge pump and two low dropout (LDO) regulators. The boost charge pump has a wide 4.5 to 16 V input range.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two GaN transistors from Qorvo. The 5W TGF3020-SM and 30 W TGF3021-SM input-matched transistors enable high linear gain and power efficiency in low-cost, space-saving surface-mount plastic QFN packages. The integrated input matching network enables wideband gain and power performance, and the output can be matched on-board to optimize power and efficiency for any region within the band.
For applications where low level electronic signals need to be acquired and analyzed Spectrum has added a range of pre-amplifiers that can be used to boost signal levels. When combined with a Spectrum digitizer these low noise pre-amplifiers can greatly increase the measurement systems overall dynamic range and sensitivity. Seven different pre-amplifiers are available making it easy to select a model that can best match the digitizer being used.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Qorvo TQP9309, a half watt, highly efficient power amplifier covering 700 to 960 MHz (bands 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 26, 27, 28 and 29). The TQP9309 is a fully integrated, 50 ohm module with 32 dB of gain and designed for applications using DFE or DPD. Running from a nominal 5 V supply, the TQP9309 draws ~100 mA and boasts efficiencies as high as 27%.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced two photovoltaic array simulators, the N8937APV and N8957APV, to help engineers develop, verify and maximize the performance of inverter maximum power point tracking algorithms and circuits. Engineers can use the Keysight N8937APV and N8957APV photovoltaic array (PV) simulators in a laboratory or on a manufacturing line to simulate the output characteristics of a real-world photovoltaic array.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new series of terminations and attenuators from Radiall. The Platinum Series is part of Radiall’s global Test & Measurement offering and features easy integration for communication matrices, test benches and laboratories where high RF performance and reliability are essential. The product range includes terminations and attenuators up to 40 GHz, with a variety of commonly-used connectors
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a range of Xinger® couplers for aerospace and defense applications from Anaren. Offering a wide bandwidth range, high isolation/directivity, low insertion loss and ENIG plating finish, these high-reliability hybrid and directional couplers are ideal for aerospace and defense applications where size, weight and power (SWAP) are critical.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support a 2 W saturated output power driver amplifier designed to support HPA implementation from 13 to 18 GHz. The Qorvo TGA2958 is compatible with GaN HPA bias conditions allowing it to run from the same supply as the high power amplifier. The TGA2958, 3-stage driver, has a small signal gain of >25 dB yet draws only 70 mA of CW bias.