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Avago Technologies Ltd. and PLX Technology Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire PLX, a leader in PCI Express silicon and software connectivity solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $309 million, or $293 million net of cash and debt acquired.
e2v announced that qualification has been completed on several devices in the Maxim Life Extension Program, including CMOS analog switches and multiplexers.
STMicroelectronics and Changan Automobile have set up Changan – ST Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory to extend the cooperation of the two companies in automotive electronics.
Anokiwave Inc., a supplier of semiconductors enabling mmW markets, announced the opening of its newest design center located in Billerica, MA to support the company's increasing demand for highly integrated SiGe core chips and GaAs/GaN front-end solutions.
STMicroelectronicsand Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have signed a comprehensive agreement on 28 nm Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology for multi-source manufacturing collaboration.
Custom MMIC, a developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is pleased to announce the appointment of Spartech-South as their technical sales representative in the southeastern states of the United States.
SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/Microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center, offers Limiter Diodes that feature fast turn-on time, low loss, low capacitance and resistance, and easy bonding.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced the creation of a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation, one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, to design, develop and deliver high performance filters including surface acoustic wave (SAW) and temperature compensated (TC) SAW devices. At the core of the joint venture is Panasonic Filter Division's engineering and process talent, expertise in filter design and leading edge products as well as 412 fundamental filter patents and patent applications.
The RF/microwave semiconductor market is poised to undergo some major shifts in the not too distant future with recent news of mergers between leading GaAs-based integrated device manufacturers, RFMD and TriQuint, CMOS-based RF front-ends for multi-mode, multi-band mobile devices from Peregrine and Qualcomm and the continued success in commercializing GaN by a number of vendors. As GaN and CMOS semiconductor processes continue to improve performance and reduce costs, market share will undoubtedly shift between players.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for five new gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) RF transistors from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM).
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This paper explains the pulsed RF operation of Microsemi pulsed GaN HEMT RF power transistors using as an example the 1011GN-700ELM 1030 MHz Mode-S Enhanced Message Length (ELM) avionics device. General descriptions are presented detailing both the pulsed gate bias operation and the bias sequencing operation of the pulser circuit used on the Microsemi evaluation test fixtures.
This paper explains the pulsed RF operation of Microsemi pulsed GaN HEMT RF power transistors using as an example the 1011GN-700ELM 1030 MHz Mode-S Enhanced Message Length (ELM) avionics device. General descriptions are presented detailing both the pulsed gate bias operation and the bias sequencing operation of the “pulser” circuit used on the Microsemi evaluation test fixtures.
Dual-polarity supplies are commonly needed to operate electronics such as op amps, drivers, or sensors, but there is rarely a dual-polarity supply available at the point of load. The LTCÃÂ®3260 is an inverting charge pump (inductorless) DC/DC converter with dual low noise LDO regulators that can produce positive and negative supplies from a single wide input (4.5V to 32V) power source. It can switch between high efficiency Burst ModeÃÂ® operation and low noise constant frequency mode, making it attractive for both portable and noise-sensitive applications.
The Mini-Circuits family of microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) Darlington amplifiers offers the RF designer multi-stage performance in packages that look like a discrete transistor.