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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced the release of new gallium nitride (GaN) transistors that offer superior gain, thermal management and efficiency for commercial and defense RF amplifier designs.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Sunny Electronics' new lineup of crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs). The new FastClock™ series uses a new, state-of-the-art, factory-configurable silicon technology that allows for a wide choice of frequency, voltage and output combinations. Offered in an industry standard 5 x 7 mm and 5 x 3.2 mm package, the FastClock series offers customers the ultimate flexibility with delivery of high performance XOs and VCXOs in as little as five days. The FastClock series targets multiple markets including RF, fiber channel, server and storage, wireless repeaters, transponders, data acquisition, military communications, SONET/SDH/DEWM/ATM, Ethernet, digital network switching, test equipment and industrial controllers.
CST and MAGUS are developing new tools for linear antenna arrays including feed networks, to launch with the newest version of Magus' flagship product Antenna Magus.
A1 Microwave has recently developed a range of Ka-Band combiners for satellite communications transmitter applications. The 2 and 4 way combiners are used to combine the output power levels produced from transmitter amplifiers to achieve an overall high output level.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a pulse measurement option for its FieldFox handheld analyzers that is designed to further simplify radar field testing.
R&S SMW200A generates RF and envelope signals in realtime to test envelope tracking performance of PAs
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its new R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator by adding the R&S SMW K540 option for envelope tracking. This option enables quick and easy testing of envelope tracking power amplifiers for smartphones, base stations and tactical radios.
Coilcraft Inc. will be participating in the 16th European Microwave Week, being held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound component families, each providing best-in-class performance across market applications. The Exhibition portion of the event runs Tuesday, October 8th through Thursday, October 10th.
Wainwright Instruments introduces UHF/microwave band reject filters that can be tuned by computer with intuitively usable software or directly by simple LAN Telnet protocol. The passband up to 2.5 or 5.0 GHz resp. makes these filters especially suitable for measuring harmonics in laboratory applications and automated test stations in production lines.
Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) and Optenni Ltd (Optenni) are collaborating to provide engineers with design tools for MIMO antenna optimization. These tools for multiport matching will be demonstrated at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2013, booth #103, and in a free webinar on October 24.
Infineon Technologies has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless communication in 57-64 GHz, 71-76 GHz, or 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. Paired with a baseband/modem, the system solution requires less space, offers improved reliability and lower cost for the critical wireless backhaul links needed in mobile base stations that support LTE/4G networks.