Communications Components Wireless

Anokiwave Releases 256-element, Reconfigurable 26 GHz Phased Array Antenna Kit for mmW 5G

Anokiwave, a San Diego, California based company that recently opened its millimeter wave design verification lab (Ref. Coverage), reports that the company is adding the 256-element, reconfigurable 26 GHz array to its family of Phased Array Antenna Innovator Kits. The company says that the new kit further enables the roll-out …

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Mitsubishi Electric Launches 220W GaN-HEMT

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, reported that it has developed a 220W-output power Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistor (GaN-HEMT) offering unprecedented efficiency. The company designed the 220W-output power GaN-HEMT for 2.6GHz-band Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) of fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication systems. Mitsubishi Electric has scheduled the release of …

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GaN RF Market to More than Double by End of 2022, According to Yole Development

Yole Development (“Yole”) forecasts that the market for gallium nitride-based RF devices will double over the next five years. The adoption of GaN technology for wireless infrastructure was the biggest contributor to the GaN RF device market in 2015, according to Yole. Yole says that the adoption of LTE networks …

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Custom MMIC Introduces CMD223 Balanced LNA for 9-18 GHz Applications

Custom MMIC has launched a new, low-noise amplifier (LNA). The company says that the CMD223 9-18 GHz Balanced Low-Noise Amplifier is ideal for EW and communication systems that require small size and low power consumption.The CMD223 boasts broadband performance with a low noise figure, high-gain, excellent return losses, and single …

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Oxford Instruments wins order from Bridgelux

Oxford Instruments wins order from Bridgelux Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), leader in etch, deposition and growth processes and systems, today announced an order from Bridgelux, Inc., for a System800 Plus Batch PECVD and a System133 ICP 380 Batch Etch tool. Bridgelux is a leading manufacturer of energy saving light-emitting …

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TriQuint Investor Starboard Says TriQuint’s PA Business Needs to Improve or be Sold

Investment company, Starboard Value LP and its affiliates, an owner of 8% of TriQuint Semiconductor and one of the its largest shareholders wrote a letter to shareholders. In the letter, Starboard outlined how the price of TriQuint Stock is being dragged down by the company’s underperforming mobile power amplifier business. …

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Skyworks Front End Solutions Support Broadcom 5G WiFi Reference Designs

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts USA, announced that Broadcom Corporation is leveraging its wireless connectivity front-end modules (FEMs) in several of Broadcom’s 5G WiFi reference designs. Broadcom claims that its 5G WiFi solutions enable some of the fastest download speeds available in access points, routers, DSL/cable gateways, PCs, smartphones …

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GaAs Device Market Posts Slight Growth for 2012 with Additional Growth Predicted

According to Strategy Analytics, a strong close to 2012 allowed the GaAs device market to eke out a small gain and record revenue for the year. This growth was primarily the result of the cellular segment, while most other segments for GaAs devices were flat or declining for the year. …

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