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High Power, Solid State Power Amplifier: SSPA 2.0-6.0-250

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a high power, solid state power amplifier from Aethercomm. Designed for high power, linear applications in both ground and airborne systems, the SSPA 2.0-6.0-250 delivers a nominal 250 W from 2.0 to 6.0 GHz and attains 300 W of saturated RF power for non-linear requirements. The SSPA 2.0-6.0-250 offers 70 dB of small signal gain.


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Silicon on Insulator Switches: PE42525 and PE426525

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a pair of Peregrine Semiconductor, high frequency, silicon on insulator (SOI) switches. The PE42525 and PE426525 are SPDT switches operating from 9 KHz to 60 GHz. Both switches offer fast, 8 nS switching time and high input linearity of 48 dBm IIP3. The PE42525 finds applications in test & measurement. The PE426525 is targeted towards harsh industrial applications. 


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Smart Meter Module: SKY66115-11

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a Skyworks, low energy, front end module. The SKY66115-11 is designed for range extension and smart metering applications in the 400 to 510 MHz range. Consisting of a complete T/R chain with a T/R switch contained in the module, the SKY66115-11 module has a shutdown mode to minimize power consumption. 


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Low Power, Dual RF/IF Synthesizer IC: CMX979

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for CML Microcircuits’ CMX979 low power, dual RF/IF synthesizer IC. The CMX979’s RF fractional-N synthesizer section, with integrated VCO, takes only 36 to 45 mA to produce a 2.7 to 3.6 GHz output LO signal. The synthesizer's configurable 1/2/4/6/8 frequency divider can shift its output to as low as 338 MHz.


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Power Limiter: PE45361

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 10 MHz to 6 GHz RF power limiter capable of handling 100 W of pulsed input power. Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE45361 is a monolithic structure 8 times smaller than discrete, PIN-diode solutions and eliminates thermal hysteresis. The adjustable input 1dB compression point (limiting threshold) is set from +7 to +13dBm via a low current control voltage (VCTRL).


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High Linearity Gain Block: RFCA8830

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a high linearity gain block from Qorvo. Featuring >-75 dBc CSO, the RFCA8830 covers 45 to 1218 MHz as a DOCSIS 3.1 compliant amplifier for HFC optical nodes, laser drivers and balanced antenna applications. Gain measures 19 dB and noise figure is <2 dB. Operating from 5 V, the RFCA8830 is packaged as an SOIC8.


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Band 1 BAW Duplexer Filter: QPQ1282

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a Band 1 BAW duplexer filter. The Qorvo QPQ1282 supports Band 1 LTE, small cells, mobile routers and repeater designs with uplink pass band frequencies from 1920 to 1980 MHz and downlink pass band frequencies from 2110 to 2170 MHz. No external matching is necessary and the QPQ1282 offers 48 dB attenuation between bands. Power handling is 29 dBm.


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DOCSIS 3.1 Compliant Amplifier: QPB7400

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a DOCSIS 3.1 compliant amplifier from Qorvo. Gain, return loss and bias are externally adjustable on the Qorvo QPB7400. Matched to 75 ohms, this adjustable gain amplifier operates from 45 to 1218 MHz and has on-chip active bias for consistent and repeatable performance over temperature.


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WiFi BAW Filter: 885136

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a WiFi BAW filter from Qorvo. The 885136 offers bandedge rejection at 2390 and 2583.5 MHz for WiFi CPE, access points, set top boxes, gateways, smart meters and IoT applications. Featuring LowDrift TM  BAW technology, operating temperature is extended from -40 to +95 degrees Celsius allowing outdoor operation with minimal drift. Insertion loss is 0.9 dB (channels 2 to 11) while low band attenuation of unwanted signals is 31 dB and high band attenuation is 24 dB.


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