CS System Design/Integration

Smart Photonics Releases Compact Model Library for InP Integrated Photonics Platform

Smart Photonics of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, announced the availability of a new compact model library (CML) for their InP integrated photonics platform and the associated process design kit (PDK). The model library emerged from Smart Photonics’ close collaboration with Lumerical. The CML reportedly lets circuit designers to reliably model performance …

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Skyworks Captures Design Wins at MediaTek; launches WiFi PAs; Introduces Ultra-Low Noise Amplifiers

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Woburn Massachusetts USA, reports that it has captured design wins at MediaTek. The design wins place Skyworks front-end modules and components in MediaTek’s next-generation platforms for low-cost handsets in emerging markets. Skyworks says that its compact and integrated total transmit solutions, consist of a power amplifier …

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Enfinity Signs Agreement to be Solyndra Solutions Provider

Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of CIGS-based cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, reports that it has signed a “Solyndra Gold Level Solutions Provider” agreement with Enfinity, of Belgium. Enfinity offers financing and development for renewable energy systems. “Enfinity demonstrated their excellent customer service with a 340 kW project completed …

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Strategy Analytics Predicts GaN Use to Grow in RF and Power Management Applications Over Several Years

Market analysis company, Strategy Analytics (SA) predicts that deployments in electronic warfare, next-generation radar and covert communications will represent nearly 50% of the $376M market for GaN microelectronic components in 2014. SA reports that adoption of GaN components in wireless infrastructure has been sluggish. Asif Anwar, director of the Strategy …

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DARPA Extends COSMOS Contract

IQE reports that it will be taking part in a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract led by Raytheon Integrated Defense System to develop Compound Semiconductor Materials on Silicon (COSMOS). IQE’s Pennsylvania-based manufacturing facility will help develop the epitaxial growth process. Phase I of the program began in …

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Mimix Asia Launches 8.5 to 11 GHz Highly Integrated Core Chip with Transmit and Receive Modes of Operations

XZ1002-BD Consists of Integrated Transmit/Receive Switches, Low Noise Amplifier, 6-bit Phase Shifter, 5-bit Attenuator and Driver Amplifier Hsinchu, Taiwan – Mimix Asia introduces today an 8.5 to 11 GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) core chip, which consists of integrated transmit/receive switches, an LNA, a 6-bit phase …

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