Opto/RF Communications

Source Photonics Expands Investment in 10G PON OLT and ONU

Source Photonics, based in West Hills, California, has expanded investments in its 10G PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and Optical Network Unit (ONU) product lines. The company intends to use the increased investment for the anticipated fixed access network upgrade cycle from Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) and Gigabit Passive …

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TRAK Microwave’s New HPT Functions as Satcon Solution

TRAK Microwave of Tampa, Florida USA, has introduced a new high power transceiver (HPT) that functions as a complete airborne Satcom solution. According to TRAK, the HPT integrates the required GaN SSPA, along with upconverters, downconverters, and digital controls. The company contends that the new HPT offers a highly modular …

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Mitsubishi Electric to Demonstrate GaN Doherty Amplifier

At Radio & Wireless Week, Jan. 16-17, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. will showcase a hands-on mini lab that demonstrates the firm’s high-efficiency, GaN Doherty Amplifier. The company will also present a paper describing the technique for designing with this wide-band Doherty power amplifier for use in …

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University of Illinois Researchers Develop Potentially Scalable Process for Fabricating GaN-on-Si HEMTs

Researchers from the University of Illinois recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology. They reportedly optimized the composition of the device’s semiconductor layers. Working with industry partners IBM and Veeco, the team formed the high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structure on a 200 mm silicon substrate using a process that …

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Skyworks Unveils New LTE Front-End Modules for IoT Applications

Skyworks Solutions -- Picture of IoT connected drone using Skyworks LTE Front-End Modules

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveiled its next generation LTE Category M-1 and NB-1 front-end solutions aimed at Internet of Things and machine-to-machine applications that require embedded cellular connectivity. Skyworks says its newest multiband modules employ half-duplex RF operation to deliver an integrated, turn-key solution that addresses Release 13 specifications of the …

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Neophotonics to Sell Low Speed Tranceiver Business to APAT

NeoPhotonics of San Jose, California USA, reported that it has definitively agreed to sell its Access and Low Speed transceiver product lines (known as its Low-Speed Business) to APAT Optoelectronics Components Co., Ltd. of Shenzhen, China. APAT Optoelectronics is a designer and manufacturer of optical sub-assemblies for telecom and datacom …

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