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PulseCore Semiconductor Taps Tektronix

Tektronix Inc. , a worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that PulseCore Semiconductor has successfully used a full suite of Tektronix test instrumentation to test and validate its recently announced USB 2.0 integrated circuit (IC). The new PulseCore IC is the first in the industry to...
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Inphi and Sierra Monolithics Demonstrate Interoperability

Inphi® Corp. , a leader in analog performance and signal integrity, announced the successful interoperability demonstration of its market leading 40G DQPSK modulator driver with Sierra Monolithics (SMI), a leader in 40 Gbps SerDes, multiplexer and clock multiplier unit (MUX/CMU). The result of this demonstration is the industry’s first...
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Gallium Nitride Powers New Amplifier Range

A new range of high power, broadband amplifiers has been developed to capitalize on the inherent advantages of Gallium Nitride (GaN). With instantaneous bandwidths of 2 to 6 GHz and high reliability, the AS0206 family of amplifiers is well suited to several markets. In particular, its inherent reflected-power tolerance...
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New Literature

Switch Selection Guide Agilent’s new “RF and Microwave Switch Selection Guide” provides comprehensive information on the company’s entire portfolio of switches. The guide provides an overview of electromechanical and solid-state switches and switch drivers. Characteristic switch parameters such as switching speed, isolation and insertion loss including typical applications and...
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Career Corner

Short on RF Engineers? Consider H1B This column advocates for considering non-US professionals to fill in the steadily growing shortage of RF engineers. In addition to presenting the practical and fiscal advantages, this article also highlights the contribution of “imported” engineering talent to securing future domestic jobs. Unlike the...
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