Opto/RF Communications

100G Lambda MSA Consortium Members Release Updated Specifications and Collaborate to Validate Optical Interoperability at 100 GbE and 400 GbE

 The 100G Lambda Multisource Agreement (MSA) Group, which has quickly expanded to 39 member companies, has announced the release D2.0 of three specifications based on 100 Gb/s per wavelength PAM4 optical technology. These specifications target applications for data centers and service provider networks, enabling multi-vendor interoperability of optical transceivers produced …

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Custom MMIC Launches Line of GaAs Digital Step Attenuators (DSA)

Custom MMIC of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, a developer of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has introduced a new product line of GaAs Digital Step Attenuators (DSA). The company intends the DSA family to facilitate the design of high dynamic range receivers and instrumentation. Notably, these applications often must achieve gain control of …

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PASSION Project Attempts Using VCSELs for Ultra-High-Speed, Long-Distance Data Transmission

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers or VCSELs are laser diodes that are inexpensive to make and more energy efficient than standard lasers. Now, a group of EU-funded researchers intends to use VCSELs to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband across long distances. This effort has the potential to end the data bottlenecks experienced …

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, revealed the latest products from its 5G enabling platform Sky5™. Skyworks designed the company’s extraordinarily compact wideband 16-state antenna aperture tuners to improve efficiency and enhance bandwidth coverage from 600 MHz to 6 GHz for LTE Advanced Pro to emerging 5G standards, across …

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Advantech receives One Million Dollar Order from Military Customer

Baylin Technologies Inc. reported that a military customer ordered its GaN-based satellite communication (SATCOM) block up converters (BUCs) from Advantech Wireless Technologies Inc. its Dorval, Quebec subsidiary. “Our customers appreciate the exceptional linearity and operating efficiency our products offer. The GaN X-band line of solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs) is extremely versatile …

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WIN Semiconductor Releases New GaAs pHEMT Technology

WIN Semiconductors Corp of Taoyuan, Taiwan, a pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has released a new GaAs pHEMT technology which incorporates monolithic PIN and vertical Schottky diodes with WIN’s high performance 0.1µm pseudomorphic HEMT process, PP10. According to the company, this integrated platform, PIH0-03, adds a highly linear vertical Schottky diode …

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