Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the launch of its Avionics & Radar Tech Hub, a micro-website featuring the latest news, innovations and new products related to avionics and radar applications.

Richardson RFPD provides components, subsystems and technical support within the RF signal chain for avionics transponders and radar systems, including very high power devices and low power transmit/receive modules.

The new Avionics & Radar Tech Hub brings together all of Richardson RFPD's avionics and radar suppliers, including Microsemi, which has released the highest power GaN on SiC RF transistors for avionics and radar available on the market today.

In addition to Microsemi's GaN transistors, the new microsite features products from Richardson RFPD suppliers Freescale Semiconductor, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Nitronex, Skyworks, TriQuint, and United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS). The Tech Hub also offers links to transistor line-ups, associated products, and a wide range of technical resources that includes block diagrams, technical articles, white papers, and selector guides.

"Both Richardson RFPD and Microsemi have heritages of supporting the highly specialized avionics and radar applications," said Mark Vitellaro, Director, Strategic Marketing, Richardson RFPD. "There is a lot of excitement around GaN technology and its potential to enable next generation avionics and radar systems. Microsemi has demonstrated their commitment to the technology with their high power GaN devices; it seemed a natural extension to develop this Tech Hub to feature every GaN part we offer from many of the world's leading manufacturers."

Visitors to the Avionics & Radar Tech Hub may also sign-up for emailed product updates, links to technical presentation videos, and other resources like white papers and technical articles as soon as they are published.

The Avionics & Radar Tech Hub is the latest Tech Hub from Richardson RFPD and follows the success of the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub, which debuted in 2012.

To learn more, visit the Avionics & Radar Tech Hub at