RFIC Channel

Dual interface and pure contactless smart cards will account for 16% of 2013 smart card shipments

ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards will ship in 2013; a combined number spanning all smart card markets. Of total shipments, 16 percent are forecasted to use a contactless interface, rising to 30 percent in 2018. Government ID, transportation and ticketing, and payment cards continue strong double-digit growth in contactless adoption.


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Custom MMIC introduces the CMD132P3 ultra-low noise amplifier

Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is adding a new 5 to 11 GHz ultra-low noise amplifier to its growing line of high-quality products. The CMD132P3 presents an ultra-low noise figure of 1.3 dB, delivers greater than 20 dB of gain across the entire bandwidth, and has a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm.


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Pulse Electronics introduces pin-in-paste RF MoCA filter modules

Pulse Electronics Corp., a leading provider of electronic components, introduces RF MoCA (Multimedia over Cable Alliance) filter modules that are pin-in-paste compatible. Pin-in-paste manufacturing uses a reflow instead of a wave soldering process to apply solder to the components, saving time, increasing throughput, and reducing costs. These filters are compliant with MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 requirements and are qualified with leading MoCA silicon vendors.


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