- Buyers Guide
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.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.(“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced that it will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of new GaN power products at EDI CON 2014 in Beijing, China, April 8-10, 2014. The company will particpate in the event as an exhibitor in Booth #612 and in the conference as a presenter in the peer-reviewed technical session, workshops and special GaN expert panel to be sponsored by Richardson RFPD.
MEI was at CS Man Tech the week of May 13th to demo the company's high-quality semiconductor and batch immersion process tools that perform. All MEI’s semiconductor equipment are custom tailored to specific semiconductor processes and chemistry.
Link Microtek has been appointed as a representative for United Monolithic Semiconductors in the UK and Ireland.
KRYTAR Inc. announces the addition of two new models offering 10 dB nominal coupling over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 2 to 40 GHz, each in a single, compact and lightweight package.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a pair of 35W Gallium Nitride (GaN) radio frequency power transistors from TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (TriQuint).
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.
Mini-Circuits' new PGA-106 series of amplifiers deliver a winning combination of high dynamic range, low noise, and flat gain, fine-tuned to meet specific customer demands across a wide range of 75 Ω systems.
CarlisleIT announced its new family of push-on connectors that incorporates a patent pending locking mechanism. The locking feature adds a strong retention force to the standard push-on connector which makes it ideal for rugged military and commercial applications susceptible to vibration.
Custom MMIC added three new GaAs MMIC power amplifiers covering 5 to 11 GHz to their growing standard product library. The CMD169P4 (5 to 7 GHz), CMD170P4 (7.5 to 9 GHz) and CMD171P4 (9.5 to 11 GHz) each have an output 1 dB compression point of greater than +28 dBm, with gain levels from 20 to 30 dB.
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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.