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MACOM to demo cutting edge Gen4 GaN portfolio and other products at IMS2016

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM) will showcase its industry leading GaN on Silicon portfolio and other high-performance products at IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016 in San Francisco, Calif., May 24 - 26. MACOM’s booth will feature new product solutions optimized for commercial, industrial, scientific and medical RF applications.


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Ampleon releases 1400 W CW extremely rugged, reliable RF transistor

Ampleon announced the availability of the BLCU188XRS, a 1400W, CW capable, high power extremely rugged transistor constructed in a thermally optimized air cavity ACP3 copper flanged plastic package. Able to withstand extremely load mismatches, up to a VSWR > 65:1, this Gen6 HV 50 V LDMOS device has a 30 percent better thermal resistance (R,th) compared to a traditional air cavity ceramic packaged transistor, and combined with its high efficiency, requires less stringent cooling requirements.


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Pasternack expands portfolio of in-stock PIN diode switches

Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, greatly expands their portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. 69 unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches are available in compact connectorized package styles and display impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance.


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Wolfspeed releases new 28 V 30 W GaN HEMT die

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, released a new 28V, 30W GaN HEMT bare die at this year’s IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), which took place April 11–13, 2016 in Clearwater Beach, Fla.


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