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Upcoming Webinar - The Design of a 100W, X-Band GaN PA Module

April 17, 2014
Liam Devlin, CEO of Plextek RFI, will present a webcast on The Design of a 100W, X-Band GaN PA Module on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST / 12:00 CDT / 10:00 EDT, co-sponsored by Agilent Technologies/Keysight and Cree.

16 to 26 GHz Double Balanced Mixer Die with High Isolation

April 17, 2014
Custom MMIC has recently introduced the CMD179, a fundamental double balanced mixer in die form. This is a general purpose, double-balanced GaAs mixer that can be used for up- and down-converting applications between 16 and 26 GHz. The mixer, which offers conversion loss of 7 dB, an LO to RF isolation of greater than 40 dB, an IF bandwidth of 8 GHz, and an input IP3 of +18 dBm, is ideally suited for hybrid assemblies given its small die size of 0.9 sq. mm.

Peregrine Semiconductor Names Duncan Pilgrim Vice President of Marketing

April 17, 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor has appointed Duncan Pilgrim as vice president of marketing. Pilgrim will drive all the product marketing and marketing communication initiatives.

20 dB Gain Block Delivers 46 dBm OIP3 & 2.6 dB NF from 20 MHz to 2 GHz

April 16, 2014
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC6431-20, a 20 MHz to 2 GHz single-ended input and output fixed gain amplifier with 46.2dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.6 dB noise figure. It has a OP1dB (Output 1dB Compression Point) of 22dBm.

Broadband Vector Network Analyzer System from 70 kHz to 145 GHz with Single Coax Connection

April 16, 2014
Anritsu Company has introduced the VectorStar™ ME7838D broadband system that provides broadband frequency coverage from 70 kHz to 145 GHz in a single sweep using a coaxial test port. This vector network analyzer has an excellent dynamic range, calibration and measurement stability, and measurement speed. The VectorStar ME7838D gives design engineers greater confidence when performing on-wafer device characterization at 70 GHz and beyond, including applications such as 77 GHz car radar, E band wireless communications, 94 GHz remote sensing and airport radar, as well as emerging applications above 110 GHz.

Pasternack Introduces 1 Watt and 2 Watt Broadband Amplifiers Up to 18 GHz

April 16, 2014
Pasternack Enterprises has introduced ten new 1 Watt and 2 Watt broadband amplifiers, which are ideal for defense, EW/ECM, radar, test instrumentation, telecom, satcom, microwave radio and industrial applications from 2 GHz to 18 GHz.

Cover Sistemi Designed a UWB Receiver from Concept to Final Production using AWR Software

April 16, 2014
Cover Sistemi, an Italian electronics developer, used AWR software to design an ultra-wdeband (UWB) receiver from concept to final production in a single pass. Specifications were for a complete design starting from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter.

Peregrine Introduces UltraCMOS Global 1 to the Greater China Market at EDI CON 2014

April 10, 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor displayed its UltraCMOS® Global 1, the industry’s first reconfigurable RF front-end (RFFE) system, at EDI CON 2014. By integrating all the components of the RFFE on a single chip, UltraCMOS Global 1 delivers one platform design – a single, global SKU – that operates in all regions worldwide. The system includes the industry’s first LTE CMOS power amplifier (PA) to meet the performance of gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology. China’s recently licensed TDD-LTE networks have increased demand for bands in the 2.3 to 2.7 GHz frequency range. The UltraCMOS Global 1 PA offers a high-band PA path that supports this frequency range.

110 GHz Broadband Vector Network Analyzer System for Improved Device Characterization

April 10, 2014
Anritsu has introduced the VectorStar™ ME7838E Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) – A broadband system that provides frequency coverage of 70 kHz to 110 GHz in a single connection. Incorporating all the benefits of the VectorStar ME7838 series broadband system, including compact millimeter (mm-wave) modules, best-in-class stability and dynamic range, and fastest measurement speeds, the ME7838E addresses the challenges associated with today’s high-speed device characterization.

RF Industries Introduces Splitters, Couplers and Loads that Reduce PIM for DAS Applications

April 10, 2014
RF Industries who are better known for Connectors and Cable Assemblies have recently launched a new range of splitters, couplers and terminations for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) where low PIM is a requirement. RF Industries manufactures a line of low PIM power splitters, hybrid couplers and terminations/loads.