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Nano Materials International Corp. (NMIC) announced that it has shipped its 10,000th aluminum diamond metal matrix composite (MMC) heat spreader for use in gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors and MMICs.
Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, introduces RF MoCA (Multimedia over Cable Alliance) filter modules that are pin-in-paste compatible. Pin-in-paste manufacturing uses a reflow instead of a wave soldering process to apply solder to the components, saving time, increasing throughput, and reducing costs. These filters are compliant with MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 requirements and are qualified with leading MoCA silicon vendors.
International Manufacturing Services Inc. (IMS) introduces its line of HVI Series chip resistors especially suited for high voltage applications.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a wideband frequency synthesizer with integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that delivers the industry’s lowest phase noise. Its combination of ultra-low noise phase-locked loop (PLL) and industry’s highest phase detector frequency outperforms the competition in both phase noise and spurs.
Stackpole's RAVN Series is a thin film based chip array designed for applications with tight tolerance or tight TCR requirements. The Series offers four resistive elements in a 1.6 x 3.2 mm package with resistance values from 100 Ω up to 33 K Ω in a 0.1 percent tolerance.
Pentek Inc., announced a new line of multiband, modular RF slot receivers: the Model 8111 series accepts RF signals over the range of 800 MHz to 3 GHz, downconverting them to a 225 MHz IF signal suitable for A/D conversion by any of several Pentek signal acquisition modules.
Quality is making a comeback as world markets recognize the superiority of US-manufactured RF connectors and cable assemblies. Nowhere is this more evident than at Coaxicom, a Florida-based manufacturer and supplier of high-quality RF microwave products, who continues to gain market share in its 28th year of business. Following an industry epidemic of counterfeit products being shipped from overseas sources, engineers have expanded their focus from pure price consideration to assuring delivery from reputable resources.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced a multiplexed 24-bit sigma-delta A/D converter that doubles the throughput rate of alternative sigma-delta converters while dissipating less power. Designed for process automation and instrumentation systems where data channel density is increasing and channels must be monitored faster, ADI’s new AD7176-2 A/D converter achieves a 50 kSPS (thousand samples per second) multi-channel scan rate.