RF & Microwave Industry News

M/A-COM Introduces New Two-Watt Power Amplifier

M/A-COM , a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components, announced the MAAP-007649-000100, a two-watt power amplifier for the 800 to 1000 MHz frequency band. The MAAP-007649-000100 design displays optimum performance for RFID reader applications, with greater than 1...
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MicroMetrics Features High Power PIN Diodes

MicroMetrics , Londonderry, NH, is featuring high power PIN diodes at this year's IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium and Exhibition in Long Beach, CA. The structures consist of a P+ layer of carrier concentration >1020, an intrinsic layer >3000 ohm cm and a substrate >0.001 ohm/cm. The intrinsic layer...
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RFMI Announces Initial Production Order From Fortune 500 Co.

RF Monolithics Inc. (RFM) announced that its subsidiary Cirronet Inc. received an initial production order as part of a wireless sensor network contract with an industrial original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The production order combined with its associated development contract represents approximately $500K cumulatively from this OEM customer, a Fortune...
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ARFTG Explores Emerging Measurement Techniques

“Measurement for Emerging Technologies” was the theme of the ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium held November 28th to December 1st in Broomfield, CO. The symposium consisted of four events over four days: the NIST/ARFTG Microwave Measurement Short Course (all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning), a Nonlinear Measurement Workshop (Wednesday afternoon),...
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Freescale Lowers Power Requirements for RF Television Modulators

Responding to market demand for low power digital home entertainment systems, Freescale Semiconductor introduces its first 3.3 V UHF television radio frequency (RF) modulators based on CMOS technology. The modulators offer customers cost-effective, low power solutions designed to help shorten design-to-market cycles. They also reduce system requirements for television-related...
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dBm Introduces Synthesized CW Signal Generator

To provide an alternative for many test scenarios in which only a high-quality CW source is required, dBm , Wayne, NJ, is introducing the SSG synthesized CW signal generator. This instrument focuses on the basics: simplicity, connectivity and excellent RF performance in a small and low cost solution. The...
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Ohmite Acquires Two Vishay Businesses

Ohmite Manufacturing Co. announced that it has acquired both the Ultronix Precision Wirewound Resistor and Angstrohm Rheostat Businesses of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. Ultronix is a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of precision wirewound resistors. Angstrohm, based in Hagerstown, MD, is a manufacturer of wirewound rheostats. It is anticipated that the acquisitions will...
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ABI Finds That Power Consumption Will Force Carriers To Rethink Their Mobile Broadband Strategies

Power Delivery And Distribution Realities May Make WiMAX And Metro Wi-Fi Big Winners
According to a new study by ABI Research, mobile operators will soon have to come to grips with a tough reality when the conflicting needs of electric power reduction and mobile broadband network deployments collide. Electricity is one of the top three network operating expenses for carriers and should...
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WiMAX Security Gaps Present Revenue Opportunities Says New Study From ABI Research

Plugging Holes And Securing Transmissions Looks To Become A Lucrative Business As Wimax Picks Up Steam
This year will see a number of mobile WiMAX deployments and, contrary to many users' expectations, WiMAX does have a number of security vulnerabilities. The need to plug those holes in its defenses creates attractive revenue opportunities for security solutions vendors, which are explored in a new ABI Research...
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