RF Communications

INEX Microtechnology Chooses Keysight Advanced Design System Automation Software to Deliver GaN Process Design Kit

INEX Microtechnology Limited of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, a maker of semiconductor and MEMS devices, selected Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation software to provide the company’s Gallium Nitride (GaN) Process Design Kit (PDK). INEX Microtechnology Ltd provides micro- and nano-fabrication services to emerging technology supply chains internationally. The company …

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Mission Microwave and Sat-Lite Demonstrate Uplink with GaN-based BUC for Satellite News Gathering Vehicles

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada USA, has partnered with Sat-Lite Technologies, LLC, to introduce a compact vehicular mount antenna package with an integrated GaN-based lightweight, redundant high power Ku-Band block upconverter (BUC). The companies designed the combined antenna and BUC package for optimal Size, Weight, and Power (SwaP). …

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Integra Technologies Releases GaN-based VSWR pallet amplifier

Integra Technologies of El Segundo, California USA,  a provider of high-power RF and microwave transistors and amplifiers is now offering a high-efficiency, low input/output Voltage Standing Wave Radio(VSWR) pallet amplifier. The GaN-based IGNP1214M1KW-GPS operates in the 1.20 – 1.40 GHz instantaneous frequency band as a single-supply 50 Ohm matched GaN-based pulsed …

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New GaN-on-SiC Transistor from Qorvo Boosts Power and Range Critical for Avionics and IFF Applications

Qorvo® of Greensboro, North Carolina claims that its new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) RF power transistor offers the world’s highest power. The QPD1025 GaN-on-SiC transistor operates with 1.8KW at 65 volts. According to the company, the device delivers the excellent signal integrity and provides the extended reach, which …

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Multi-Role Radar Systems to Latvian Ministry of Defense

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland USA, recently completed a successful site acceptance test of a TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (TPS-77 MRR). The site acceptance testing marks the on-time delivery of the first of three radar systems to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia. The TPS-77 MRR, the latest …

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Cree’s Wolfspeed Business Acquires Infineon RF Power Bussiness Assets

Cree’s Wolfspeed business has acquired the Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business assets of German company Infineon Technologies AG for about € 345 million. The deal extends Cree’s Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to encourage key growth sectors including renewables, electro-mobility, autonomous driving, and technologies for a connected …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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Microchip Technology to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated of Chandler, Arizona, a supplier of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions and Microsemi Corporation of Aliso Vieojo, California, a provider of semiconductor solutions have signed a definitive agreement under which Microchip will acquire all of Microsemi’s stock for about $8.35 billion or $68.78 per share in cash. …

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