Opto/RF Communications

Qorvo Introduces FEMs and BAW Filters for 802.11ax Wi-Fi Connectivity

Qorvo® of Greensboro, North Carolina USA has introduced 2.4GHz and 5GHz front-end-modules (FEMs) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters. The company contends that the Wi-Fi FEMs and BAW filters provide the high data throughput and superior thermal efficiency that are required for high-density 802.11ax Wi-Fi connectivity. Qorvo says that the 802.11ax …

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Skyworks Introduces MMIC LNA for IoT-based GNSS Applications

Skyworks of Irvine, California released the a Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) front-end low-noise amplifier (LNA) designed for IoT applications requiring Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio receivers. The device boasts low current consumption, excellent gain, and a superior noise figure (NF). The device includes embedded output matching components, and …

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Sierra Wireless Uses Skyworks Connectivity Solutions in Wireless Modules for Machine-to-Machine Communication

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, reported that Sierra Wireless uses a broad range of its components for 3G and 4G connectivity in its AirPrime® HL Series wireless modules. The AirPrime modules target machine-to-machine (M2M) and device-to-cloud applications. Skyworks pointed out that in total, Sierra Wireless uses 17 of …

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About 25% of All High Power Semiconductors for Mobile Wireless Infrastructure in 2017 to be GaN, ABI Research Says

Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF power semiconductor components gained a significant market share over the previous two years, despite a tough 2016. Furthermore, ABI Research predicts that adoption of GaN RF power devices for wireless infrastructure will increase over 2017. The firm forecasts that GAN RF power devices will make up …

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Aixtron Delivers CRIUS MOCVD System to SEDI

The German firm, Aixtron SE reported that the company shipped a CRIUS MOCVD system with 4-inch wafer configuration to Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI) of Japan.SEDI intends to use the system to boost production of GaN-on-SiC (gallium nitride on silicon carbide) devices for RF data transfer applications such as …

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Finisar Adds to Family of High-Speed Photodetectors

Finisar of Sunnyvale, California USA added a new member to its family of high-speed photodetectors. The company says that the new 100GHz Balanced Detector (BPDV4121) can enable next generation of Optical Test and Measurement equipment. The photodetector enables operating frequencies of over 100GHz and offers coherent signal detection and characterization …

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SMT Packaged Millimeterwave Switch for 5G from MACOM

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts USA, added an SMT Packaged Millimeterwave Switch to its selection of components and integrated modules for 5G wireless infrastructure. MACOM designed the new SMT packaged MASW-011098 millimeterwave (mmW) switch, which is suited for 28GHz, 37GHz and 39GHz frequency bands, to meet the bandwidth …

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