Power Devices/Amplifiers

New 1200V SiC JBS Diodes from ST Microelectronics

ST Microelectronics of Geneva, Switzerland has introduced a range of 2A-40A 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) JBS (Junction Barrier Schottky) diodes. The company claims that with its SiC technology, the new JBS diodes offer high switching efficiency, fast recovery, and consistent temperature characteristics.  The company also contends that its SiC-diode …

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Fraunhofer IAF to Supply Microwave Amplifiers for More Accurate Weather Satellite Measurements

Over the next few years, the European Space Agency (ESA) intends to launch a series of six new MetOp weather satellites  (Meteorological Operational Satellites) satellites to make more accurate meteorological measurements including precipitation, water vapor, and temperature. These measuring devices employ extremely sensitive microwave amplifiers developed at the Fraunhofer Institute …

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MACOM Launches Low Noise Wideband Amp

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. of Lowell, Massachusetts USA, introduced the MAAL-011141-DIE.  MACOM’s MAAL-011141-DIE wideband low noise amplifier operates from DC to 28 GHz According to MACOM, the MAAL-011141-DIE offers low noise figure across the full frequency range. The company says that this low noise figure enables signal integrity for wideband …

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GaN Systems Again Sponsors CPSS GaN Inverter Design Competition

GaN Systems reports that it is again sponsoring the annual China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition. The CPSS, the China Power Society Science Popularization Committee, and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics are conducting a contest to design highly efficient, high power density, GaN-based inverters. The third annual competition’s …

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EPC Releases GaN Phase Nine Reliability Report

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) of El Segundo, California USA has released its GaN Phase Nine Reliability Report. The report documents the results of a rigorous set of thermo-mechanical board level reliability testing. The new report adds to the growing knowledge base EPC previously published in its first eight reports. According …

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Analog Devices Introduces Two New GaN-based PAs

Analog Devices, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts USA, introduced a pair of high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier (PA) modules. The fully integrated, all solid-state devices expand the company’s existing line of GaN-based PAs. The company claims that the two modules offer one of the highest power-density levels in their class, …

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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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ST Microelectronics Introduces 2.6A Driver for Brushed DC Motors

ST Microelectronics of Geneva, Switzerland has released the new STSPIN250 single-chip 2.6A driver for brushed DC motors. The 2.6 A driver adds to the company’s family of miniature, low-voltage, energy-efficient drivers for battery-powered portable and wearable applications. It integrates a fixed off-time PWM current controller and a full power-MOSFET bridge …

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