Vectron has been a key supplier of SAW filters, SAW resonators and monolithic crystal filters (MCF) since the early 1990s. We work closely with our customers to understand the application in order to develop the optimum solution that meets their requirements. Our design capabilities and cost-optimized production facilities allow us to offer components for high volume and high performance markets.
Keysight Technologies introduced the N7614B Signal Studio for Power Amplifier (PA) Test; an all-in-one, general-purpose test suite designed to help engineers improve PA efficiency through support for crest factor reduction (CFR), envelope tracking (ET) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) technologies.
RFMW Ltd. announces a pair of GaN amplifiers targeted at weather and marine radar applications. Both TriQuint amplifiers operate from a 28 V bias drawing 365 mA of current and both the TGA2624 and TGA2625 are offered in DIE formats. The TGA2624 (9 to 10 GHz) supports a saturated output power of 42.5 dBm. TriQuint’s TGA2625 (10 to 11 GHz) is specified at 43 dBm Psat with 37 dB of gain.
Analog Devices Inc. released the industry’s first software-defined radio (SDR) rapid prototyping kit with dual 2 x 2 AD9361 RF transceivers to simplify and rapidly prototype 4 x 4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless transceiver applications on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC development platforms. The AD-FMCOMMS5-EBZ rapid prototyping kit provides a hardware/software ecosystem solution.
Metrigraphics has developed new breakthroughs in processing substrate-based ultra-miniaturized circuits. The additive processes used are an alternative to traditional chemical etching, which causes circuit lines to slope, resulting in performance variations and yield issues. Using these additive fabrication techniques, Metrigraphics can now manufacture circuits in high volume.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a four-stage, 71 to 86 GHz, bare die power amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAAP-011106 provides +25 dBm saturated output power and 20 dB small signal gain. The input and output are matched to 50Ω with bond wires to the external board.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a range of new, multi-octave, wideband MMIC devices, including a switch and eight amplifiers, from Microsemi Corporation. The new devices provide outstanding electrical performance, with frequency coverage as wide as DC to 22 GHz.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE45450, adjustable power limiter providing protection for up to 50 W pulsed RF input from 9 kHz to 6 GHz. This broadband limiter can handle up to 10 W of power in CW applications. The adjustable power limiting threshold, from +25 to +35 dBm, enables flexibility across different platforms and architectures.
The MAAL-011078 is designed for operation from 700 MHz to 6 GHz and is housed in a lead-free 2 mm 8-lead PDFN plastic package. The LNA has an integrated active bias circuit, allowing direct connection to 3 or 5 V bias and minimizing variations over temperature and process. V bias can be utilized as an enable pin to power the device up and down during operation.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a pair of 100 W VPIN limiters from TriQuint. The TGL2206-SM covers applications falling from 2 to 5.5 GHz while the TGL2207-SM extends the range from 2 to 6.5 GHz. Both limiters offer <1 dB insertion loss and neither the TGL2206-SM nor TGL2207-SM require DC bias. Input/output return loss measures 15 dB.