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The CMX972 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits, following on from the popular CMX970, CMX971 and CMX973 devices.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100-certified SPDT RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Peregrine).
Smart watches have been around for the last decade. The wearable computing device has failed to take off for one reason or another: they looked ugly, were too bulky, had weak functionality, or the battery life was not good enough. However, over the last nine months a number of new smart watches have emerged that could change consumers’ perceptions. Market intelligence firm ABI Research projects more than 1.2 million smart watches will be shipped in 2013.
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.
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, was presented with an Innovation Award by a representative of China Mobile at an evening event hosted by Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on the 26th of February. The award recognised Anite’s achievements as a leading vendor of wireless test solutions and in particular its interoperability test solution, SAS.
With IC-CAP 2013.01, Agilent introduces major improvements to its flagship product for high-frequency device modeling. One key improvement is turnkey extraction of the Angelov-GaN model, the industry standard compact device model for GaN semiconductor devices.
Introduction to a family of chips and a new approach of RF front end design
Despite the hype around the decline of PNDs and the rise of smartphone applications, there is a long-term future for dedicated GPS devices. Total GPS device revenues are forecast to grow from $6.5 billion in 2011 to over $8 billion in 2017. With the exception of PNDs, all device categories grew in 2011, including cycling computers, golf caddies, and recreational devices.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it has received the Best Vendor and Outstanding Delivery awards from ZTE for supporting their growing RF business without a single part shortage in the last three years. Skyworks is now ZTE’s leading front-end solution supplier and has supported several major product launches.
EDI CON 2013 (March 12-14, Beijing, China), the industry-driven event for RF, microwave and high speed digital electronic design announces the recent addition of several leading RFIC, component and material manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, EDA software and test equipment/solution providers as participants in the technical program and exhibition. As solution providers in high frequency electronic design and system integration, experts from these companies will offer attendees the latest information on the technology used in today’s communications and aerospace industries.
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