RF Communications

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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Anokiwave to Leverage GlobalFoundries SiGe Technology

Anokiwave, Inc., of San Diego, California USA announced a collaboration with GlobalFoundries to deliver advanced Silicon Core IC solutions for mmWave active antennas. Anokiwave contends that Silicon based active antennas will be an essential contributor to the success of 5G networks operating at millimeter-wave frequencies. Anokiwave plans to employ GlobalFoundries’ …

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Wolfspeed Wins 2016 R&D 100 Award

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products — including best-in-class SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules — won a 2016 R&D 100 Award for its high temperature, wide bandgap (WBG) underhood inverter for electric vehicles. “It’s a great accomplishment to win an R&D …

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Court Grants MACOM a Preliminary Injunction Against Infineon

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts USA, reported that the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles granted MACOM’s request for a preliminary injunction in the company’s lawsuit against Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. The lawsuit relates to the rights to use of …

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