Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2015. Featuring silicon RFIC interoperability with Cadence’s Virtuoso, GoldenGate-in-ADS, and a host of capabilities intended to increase design efficiency. Additional new capabilities and enhancements available in ADS 2015 include the new DDR bus simulator and the new RFIC cockpit that expands the ADS schematic control block.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new L-band 90 W GaN modules from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. Both MAMG-000912-090PSM and MAMG-001214-090PSM 2-stage modules feature a land grid array (LGA) pattern for enhanced thermal flow, are offered in compact (14 x 24 mm2) “True SMT” packages, and do not require copper coining or complicated thermal management techniques on the system PC board.
San-tron's S292 series is a new, exclusive offering for RF/microwave, military and aerospace engineers designing in the 40 GHz or K-band range. These high-performance coaxial connectors are designed to the 2.92 mm standard and offer a compatible mating style to Anritsu K Connectors, APC 3.5, SMA, WSMA, and 3.50 mm connectors.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 35 W GaN power amplifier designed for weather and marine radars in the X-band (9 to 10 GHz). TriQuint’s TGA2622-CP offers power added efficiency of >43%. Operating from a 28 V supply, it draws only 290 mA. The TGA2622-CP offers high power in both pulse and CW operation thanks, in part, to TriQuint’s Cu-base packaging offering superior thermal management.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability from stock and full design support capabilities for a new 1.2 kV, 80 m Ω all-SiC six-pack (three-phase) module and associated six-channel gate driver from Cree, Inc. The CCS020M12CM2 includes C2M™ MOSFETs and Z-Rec™ diodes.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TriQuint TGA2621-SM, a multi-stage GaAs power amplifier for Radar and SatCom applications. The TGA2621-SM offers saturated output power of >30 dBm with a small signal gain of over 24 dB. Used as a final stage or driver for higher power amplifiers, the TriQuint TGA2621-SM draws 500 mA from a 6 V supply and offers >23% PAE
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1.7 kV, 8.0 m Ω, 300 A all-silicon carbide half-bridge module and associated 1.7 kV driver from Cree, Inc. The CAS300M17BM2 includes C2M™ MOSFETs and Z-Rec™ diodes and features ultra-low loss and high-frequency operation.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced comprehensive pulsed radar analysis software. The new 89600 VSA software’s pulse analysis option (BHQ) is used in radar and electronic counter measure applications for capturing and analyzing threats and jamming responses giving R&D engineers the flexibility to define unique pulse characteristics.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new RF single-pole four-throw switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE423641 is HaRP™ technology-enhanced and features insertion loss of 0.5 dB and isolation of 32 dB at 1000 MHz, and IIP3 of +68 dBm.
Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the release of the CMD219, a 4 to 8 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) in die form, to their growing line of standard GaN amplifier products. The CMD219 has a gain of 23 dB, an output of 1 dB compression point of +18 dBm, and a noise figure of 1.1 dB across its operating bandwidth.