Power Devices/Amplifiers

Pallidus Introduces M-SiC Material Platform

Pallidus, Inc. announced its proprietary M-SiC™ material and technology platform. According to Pallidus, its M-SiC technology can deliver cost/performance parity compared to silicon devices used in the power device market. Pallidus says that the ability to achieve cost/performance parity with silicon devices will increase market penetration by up to six …

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Fujitsu Lab Created GaN Power Amplifier Achieves Highest Output Density in W-band

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. reported the development of a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for W-band (75-110 GHz) transmissions. Fujitsu claims that this GaN HEMT PA achieved the world’s highest output density in the W-band of 4.5 watts per millimeter of gate width. The company also …

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Skyworks Debuts High-Power Bluetooth PA

Skyworks Solutions says it has introduced a new category of high-power Bluetooth® power amplifier (PA) solutions for Mobile Applications. The new category starts with the PA, SKY85018-11. Skyworks says that the product targets Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. The SKY85018-11 is a highly integrated device that Skyworks says is particularly suited …

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TI Launches GaN Inverter Reference Design for Servo Motor Drives and Industrial Robots

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a three-phase, gallium nitride (GaN)-based inverter reference design that helps build 200-V, 2-kW AC servo motor drives and next-generation industrial robots. According to TI, the inverter reference design offers higher efficiency, fast current-loop control, and greater efficiency as well as more accurate speed, and torque control. …

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Northrop Grumman MMICs Meet FCC’s 5G Frequency Allocations

At the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017 last week, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s business, Microelectronics Products and Services (MPS) reported that its Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products are aligned with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 5G frequency allocations. The company says that with the expanded 5G network frequencies, its technologies …

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Thales UK Creates GaN MMIC PA for MAGNUS Program

For the MAGNUS program, Thales UK, an aerospace, defense, and space industry company, created a GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier (PA). MAGNUS is a European Defence Agency project targeting the development of European-sourced application technologies for advanced radar, communications and electronic warfare systems for the electromagnetic (EM) …

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Skyworks Adds PAs Aimed at LAA and LTE-U Spectrum for Small Cell Base Stations

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. added new, high-efficiency power amplifiers targeting the License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) spectrum for LTE-Advanced base stations. With the addition, the company expanded its portfolio of small cell solutions. To meet emerging requirements for the transition from 4G to 5G, wireless carriers and telecommunication manufacturers are …

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