US, Japanese Firms Collaborating on New Missile Defense Radars

Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, according to government and defense industry sources. Raytheon is allied with Mitsubishi Electric Corp on the project while Lockheed is working with Fujitsu Ltd.

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Ultra-Fast GaN Envelope Tracking PA for Next-Gen Wireless Base Stations

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Nokia Bell Labs and the Center for Wireless Communications at UC San Diego announced their joint development of the world’s first ultra-fast GaN envelope tracking power amplifier, which supports modulation bandwidth up to 80 MHz and will reduce energy consumption in next-generation wireless base stations.

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Mitsubishi Electric to expand lineup of 3.5 GHz GaN HEMTs for 4G BTS

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced that it would expand its lineup of gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN-HEMTs) for use in base transceiver stations (BTS) operating in the 3.5 GHz Band of fourth generation (4G) mobile communication systems. The four new GaN-HEMTs offer output power and efficiency levels that are among the highest currently available according to company research as of December 22. Samples will be released starting February 1.

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