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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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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Qualcomm Launches Suite of RF Front-end Solutions

Qualcomm Incorporated reported that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), introduced a suite of complete RF front-end (RFFE) solutions. The latest additions to the RF360™ family of RFFE products includes the firm’s first gallium arsenide (GaAs) power amplifier modules (QPA4360, QPA4361 QPA5460, and QPA5461). The new RF360™ products also include …

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Qorvo Introduces RF Front Ends for LTE Power Class 2

Qorvo of Greensboro, North Carolina launched a portfolio of RF front ends for LTE Power Class 2. LTE Power Class 2 is also known as high-performance user equipment (HPUE). According to Qorvo, smartphones incorporating its RF front ends can combine the coverage advantages of mid-band spectrum and the capacity and …

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