RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the RFPA2026, 700 to 2700MHz, 2W power amplifier module from RFMD. The RFPA2026 is a 3-stage module with independent bias control for each stage plus the ability to bypass the first stage to reduce gain and power consumption. With all stages active, the RFPA2026 provides 38dB of gain at 2140MHz with a corresponding P1dB of 33dBm.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and RF ICs, introduced a high performance RMS power detector. Featuring operation up to 10 GHz and a 67 dB measurement range, the ADL5906 TruPwr™ RMS detector is frequency versatile and eliminates the need for external input tuning devices, such as a balun.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor targeting land mobile radio from Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits, announces the introduction of the CMD172, a new voltage-variable attenuator (VVA) in die form operating from 18 to 40 GHz.
ABI Research reports that Broadcom has put into production one of the world’s smallest multimode (GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS) transceivers. The sub 7 sq. mm. 40nm RF chip (BCM2193) was revealed just one week after the discovery of the 40nm RF chip announced last week. Broadcom’s chip was discovered second but it may actually have hit production a week or two prior to the Mediatek solution.
Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a technology leader in high-power amplifier products for satellite communications (SATCOM), introduced a compact and highly efficient GaN-based amplifier for X-band MILSATCOM service. Model XTSLIN-100X-B1 features 100 W of WGS linear power in a compact, rugged thirty-two pound package.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM), a supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced a new limiter diode designed for passive limiter control circuits in L- and S-Band applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced the Model 350AH1 solid state amplifier. This portable, self-contained, 350 watt/10 Hz to 1 MHz unit provides power, durability and dependability along with the versatility for a wide range of applications.
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of tunable RF components (TRFC) that address the design challenges faced by engineers developing the latest generation smartphones. The new devices optimally combine tuning range, RF quality factor (Q) and frequency operation, providing a superior solution to existing fixed approaches.