RF & Microwave
Peregrine Semiconductor Unveil Four New Digitally Tunable Capacitors
Peregrine Semiconductor has today announced four new DuNE Digitally Tunable Capacitors, creating the industry's broadest integrated RF tuning IC portfolio. The PE64906, PE64907, PE64908, and PE64909 DTCs feature a wide capacitance range of 0.6 – 7.7 pF and support power handling up to 34 dBm into 50 Ohms (30 Vpk RF).
MIMOtech launches ultra high capacity radio for last mile LTE backhaul
MIMOtech has announced the launch of Starburst Janus, an ultra high capacity packet radio for last mile backhaul. Starburst Janus utilizes an innovative multi-antenna technology yielding a spectral efficiency of 25b/s per Hz.
Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces Industry’s Highest-Isolation RF Switch for Wireless Infrastructure Market
Peregrine Semiconductor today announced availability of the industry's highest-isolation SPDT RF switch for the wireless infrastructure market. The UltraCMOS based PE42420 RF switch has high isolation of 64 dB @ 4 GHz—an approximately 20% increase over competing devices on the market.
NXP Raises the Bar for High-Performance Silicon TV Tuners with TDA18275
NXP Semiconductors today announced the TDA18275 – its latest high-performance silicon tuner for worldwide terrestrial and cable TV reception. The TDA18275 features a fully integrated RF tracking filter as well as an integrated FM filter, and is available in a small 5-mm x 5-mm 32-pin HVQFN package, significantly reducing bill of materials costs.
Microsemi Announces Ultra Low-Power Sub-GHz RF Transceiver
Microsemi announce the ZL70251 ultra low-power radio frequency transceiver with an extended temperature operating range of -40 degrees centigrade to 85 degrees C for short-range wireless sensor products used in industrial applications. In addition, the next-generation transceiver now can be used in unlicensed frequency bands ranging from 779-965 MHz, which broadens the scope of operation from the previously supported North American (915 MHz) and Europe (868 MHz) bands to include China's 779-787 MHz radio frequency spectrum.
Smallest Non-Magnetic Inductor Introduced by Gowanda Electronics
Gowanda Electronics announces the introduction of the world's smallest non-magnetic molded RF inductor series, SMG1812. This new surface mount wirewound series will be featured at MD&M-East 2013, a medical device industry conference and trade show being held June 18 - 20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Visit Gowanda Electronics at booth #2836.
CML Release a New RF Building Block the CMX972 Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO
The CMX972 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits, following on from the popular CMX970, CMX971 and CMX973 devices. The new device features a low-power IF/RF Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO, a wide operating frequency range and optimised power consumption.
Saelig 0.65 - 20GHz Synthesizer Features Fast-Switching & Low Phase Noise
Saelig has announced the release of an economical, wideband, fast-switching, low phase-noise 0.65GHz to 20 GHz frequency synthesizer with a remarkable resolution of 0.001Hz and phase resolution of 0.1deg, providing a nominal output power of +13 dBm into 50 ohms. The APSYN420B features a high-stability internal reference which can be phase-locked to a user-configurable external reference or used in a master-slave configuration for highest phase coherence.
Multipurpose BAP RFID Chip With Integrated Temperature Sensor
EM Microelectronic have introduced a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive RFID chip with a calibrated temperature sensor. The EM4325V11 enables accurate remote temperature monitoring using industry standard EPC Gen2 wireless protocol. Temperature data logging can easily be implemented with a companion microcontroller connected to the EM4325V11 via a standard SPI interface.
Pentek Launches High-Performance, Real-time PC Development System for Software Radio Applications
Pentek today announced the launch of its Model 8266 PC development system, pre-configured to speed application development for the expansive family of Pentek Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA PCI Express software radio and data acquisition I/O boards.
A Multiphysics Approach To Magnetron And Microwave Oven Design Whitepaper
Through multiphysics simulation, the electrical, magnetic, thermal and mechanical characteristics of low-interference magnetrons can be tested with the reduced need for prototyping and experimentation. The white paper titled, 'A Multiphysics Approach to Magnetron and Microwave Oven Design', demonstrates how CST STUDIO SUITE and its range of solvers can be used for optimized magnetron design in one integrated environment.
AEG Power Solutions helps to improve performance of mobile base station to support 4G/LTE implementation
AEG Power Solutions announces the availability of its new eighth-brick CME02, completing the range of board-mount power products designed specifically for RF power amplifiers. The CME02 complements the CMH12 half-brick and the CMF21 and CMF25 full-brick products already available from AEG PS.
IDT Announces Industry’s First Glitch-Free RF Digital Step Attenuator with Integrated Blocking Capacitors
Integrated Device Technology today announced the industry's first Glitch-Free radio frequency digital step attenuator with integrated blocking capacitors. The new DSA is a true drop-in replacement for the most popular DSA footprint, allowing customers to reduce the bill-of-materials, optimize board area, and improve performance in base station and industrial applications.
NXP Enables Best-in-Class UHF Performance in RFID Supply Chain Applications
NXP Semiconductors today announced the launch of the UCODE 7 UHF IC, which sets a new industry standard for performance, versatility and speed in RFID supply chain applications. Working with key players in the industry including Avery, Motorola Solutions and Zebra, NXP has produced a best-in-class solution that delivers consistently high performance in all global markets, reinforcing the company's leadership in UHF chips.
Pasternack Adds Low Frequency SMP Series Connectors
Pasternack Enterprises adds inventory of low frequency SMP connectors which are perfect for applications requiring operating frequencies of 8 GHz or less. Pasternack Enterprises' new SMP connectors are specifically designed for low frequency, high density applications where the benefits of a small RF connector are utilized.
New Semi-Flexible Precision Cable Assemblies From Pasternack Enterprises
Pasternack Enterprises adds a new line of semi-flexible, hand formable coax cable assemblies up to 18 GHz. Pasternack Enterprises' new formable RF cable assemblies are hand formable semi-rigid replacements that are an ideal alternative to costly preformed coaxial assemblies.
Linear Introduces Wideband RF-To-Digital µModule Receiver
Linear Technology introduces the LTM9013, a wideband RF-to-digital micromodule receiver that includes a high performance dual 14-bit, 310Msps analog-to-digital converter, a high IIP3 I/Q demodulator, two variable gain amplifiers, and 300MHz lowpass filters. The LTM9013's quadrature sampling architecture enables acquisition of up to 300MHz of signal bandwidth with IMD3 performance of 66dB across the entire band.
CML Release The CMX972 Quadrature Demodulator With PLL And VCO
The new CMX972 features a low-power IF/RF Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO, a wide operating frequency range and optimised power consumption. The demodulator is suitable for superheterodyne architectures with IF frequencies up to 300MHz and the device may be used in low IF systems or in those converting down to baseband.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Single Channel CMOS Driver
M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced today a new single channel CMOS Driver for Microwave Switching Applications. The MADR-009269 is a high performance single channel CMOS Driver that is used to translate TTL control inputs into complementary gate control voltages for GaAs FET microwave switches and attenuators.
Murata And Beta LAYOUT Offer PCB Service With Free Embedded UHF RFID
Murata and their RFID partner Beta LAYOUT today announced the launch of a prototype trial service for their MAGICSTRAP-based PCB RFID devices. Using Murata's MAGICSTRAP devices, Beta LAYOUT will embed the UHF RFID component for a regular prototype order of up to 50 PCBs without extra charge.
Saelig Introduces Advanced Economical 9kHz - 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer
Saelig introduce the GA4063 Spectrum Analyzer, an advanced, high specification instrument for evaluating signals from 9kHz to 3GHz. The GA4063 features an easy-to-use keypad and soft-key layout, and a large 8.5-inch (800x480) full-colour widescreen TFT LCD display, making it a cost-effective, user-friendly benchtop spectrum tool suited to a variety of LF to RF application demands.
Integrated Multiband Receiver Solution For Wheel-Tuned Radio Designs
Silicon Labs announce the release of the latest generation of the company's widely used analog-tuned, analog/digital-display (ATxD) multiband radio IC family. The new Si4825/27/36 AM/FM/SW receivers provide superior radio band coverage and a 16-pin SOIC package option that eases the design and manufacturing of ATxD radio products. The new Si48xx radio ICs provide an "all-in-one" single-chip receiver solution for tabletop and portable radios, stereos, mini/micro systems, boomboxes, clock radios, iPod docking stations, toy radios and many other consumer products containing wheel-tuned radios.
Analog Devices’ RMS Power Detector Offers Unparalleled Frequency Performance and Flexibility
Analog Devices today introduced a high performance RMS power detector. Featuring operation up to 10 GHz and a 67 dB measurement range, the ADL5906 TruPwr RMS detector is frequency versatile and eliminates the need for external input tuning devices, such as a balun.
Robust, waterproof remote control system from RF Solutions extends home automation outdoors
Controlling garden lights, water features or other outdoor electrics such as powered gates is easier, faster and more reliable using RF Solutions' ELITE remote control systems. Each system is delivered ready-to-use including the sleek handheld and fully waterproof receiver containing four relays suitable for loads up to 230V/1kW.
Low PIM Cable Assemblies For Test And Equipment Applications From AtlanTecRF
AtlanTecRF now has stock of Low PIM cable assemblies, which are designed specifically for applications where it is essential to have a low level of passive intermodulation products. This newly launched series of high performance and low intermodulation cable assemblies are available in two convenient diameters and a large range of lengths.
EPCglobal Interoperability Certification For EM Microelectronic’s EM4124 UHF Gen2 Chip
EM Microelectronic has today declared that EPCglobal has granted Electronic Product Code Certification to the EM4124, its latest UHF RFID chip, guaranteeing that the EM4124 complies with EPCglobal's Class 1 Generation 2 UHF Air Interface Protocol and therefore interoperates with other "Gen2"-certified devices.
New AVX MLCC Series With Near-Pure Silver Electrodes For High Conductivity
AVX introduce a new series of microwave MLCCs with near-pure silver electrodes, which both enhance performance and mitigate cost. Exhibiting higher conductivity than competing non-precious metal RF capacitors, AVX's new UQ Series MLCCs feature ultra-low ESR, high Q, high self-resonance, and a capacitance range spanning 0.1pF to 1000pF.
RF Micro Devices Expands RF Power Management Leadership
RF Micro Devices announce the addition of multiple new products to RFMD's industry-leading portfolio of envelope tracking power management and power amplifier solutions. RFMD's ET-based solutions leverage the Company's leadership in RF power management and cellular PAs to improve system-level efficiency in high-data rate applications.
RFMD Power Amplification Solution Based On Broadcom 5G Wifi Technology
RF Micro Devices reveal that it is shipping production volumes of its power amplification solutions that are compatible with Broadcom's 5G WiFi chips. RFMD developed the RFFM82x5 (2.4GHz) and RFFM85x5 (5GHz) FEMs with Broadcom's 5G WiFi chips, which are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard. The combined solution delivers faster throughput and expanded range for an enhanced user experience.
Multimode Multi-Band Power Amplifiers Portfolio Expanded By RFMD
RF Micro Devices announce the expansion of the Company's family of multimode multi-band power amplifiers to include the highly integrated RF7388 3G/4G MMMB PA. RFMD offers the industry's broadest portfolio of MMMB components, and RFMD's PowerSmart power amplifiers are at the forefront of the technology shift to multimode-based architectures for smartphones, tablets, and other data-centric mobile broadband devices.
RFMD Unveils Complete Suite Of Products To Enable Entry Smartphone Segment
RF Micro Devices announce the expansion of the Company's entry solutions product portfolio to include multiple new solutions for 2G and 3G entry smartphones. The new RF solutions are designed to solve the increasingly complex RF requirements of entry-level 2G and 3G smartphones related to cost, band count, and thermal dissipation.
Fast-switching, Long Range, Wireless Link For Industrial & Commercial Applications
Radiometrix has launched the new WFX2 radio Transceiver module. Ideally suited to industrial applications requiring long range and high-reliability, the WFX2 offers fast switching together with +27dBm (500mW) RF power output and ETSI Category 1 (Class 1) receiver performance. The WFX2 is available for operation in the 500mW 458.5-459.5MHz license-free Industrial/ Commercial Telemetry and Telecommand, Medical and Biological Applications band in the UK and Ireland.
Radiall Expands Its Broad SMP Range With SMP-LOCK
Radiall has expanded its broad range of SMP products with SMP-LOCK connectors featuring a robust locking mechanism, which dramatically increases the retention force of the interface and prevents accidental disconnection. Offered with a limited number of receptacles and straight or right-angle plugs for standard cables, SMP-LOCK connectors can be easily customized to fit preferred cable types or to meet the needs of specific microwave modules.
ON Semiconductor Launches Tunable RF Components for Smaller, Thinner Smartphones with Reliable Antenna Performance
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of Tunable RF Components (TRFC) that address the design challenges faced by engineers developing the latest generation smartphones. The new devices optimally combine tuning range, RF quality factor (Q) and frequency operation, providing a superior solution to existing fixed approaches.
Link Microtek Unveil Manually Adjustable SMD Inductors For Tuning Microwave Circuits
Now available from Link Microtek is a new range of manually adjustable surface-mount inductors that offer a simple and convenient means of tuning microwave circuits operating at frequencies up to 6GHz. These patented tunable inductors feature an aluminium core with a tuning slot on top for easy adjustment using a non-metallic screwdriver.
EM Microelectronic Unveils First ISO/IEC15693 & ISO/IEC14443A Contactless Smart Card
EM Microelectronic announces the EM4333, a new generation, low power Contactless Smart Card, designed to fulfil the specific needs of secure access control, public transportation, loyalty cards, electronic door locks or leisure park applications. This dual ISO/IEC14443A and ISO/IEC15693 compliant transponder enables to merge vicinity and proximity applications on the same media card using the same antenna and offering the maximum of RF performances.
Broadcom Announce New High Modulation Microwave SoC Series
Broadcom have today introduced a new high modulation microwave system-on-a-chip series optimized for high-speed wireless connectivity in 4G LTE networks. With the industry's highest modulation of 4K-QAM, the BCM85625 Series enables 50 percent higher capacity, allowing telecom operators to more efficiently deliver broadband services.
Broadcom Unveils First Femtocell Chip To Integrate RF And Baseband Modem
Broadcom has today introduced a highly integrated digital baseband processor and RF transceiver designed for 3G femtocell residential access points. With the new system-on-a-chip, mobile operator OEMs and ODMs have a powerful, low-cost, power efficient device to support small cell strategies and meet growing mobile traffic demands.
ADI Unveil Low Cost 8-Channel Ultrasound AFE With On-Chip RF Decimator And JESD204B Serial Interface
Analog Devices has today announced the release of the AD9675 8-channel Ultrasound Analog Front End with on-chip RF decimator and JESD204B serial interface, designed for mid- to high-end portable and cart-based medical and industrial ultrasound systems. The device integrates eight channels of low-noise amplifier, variable-gain amplifier, anti-aliasing filter, and 14-bit A/D converter with the industry's highest sample rate (125 MSPS) and best SNR performance (75 dB) for enhanced ultrasound image quality.
Aeroflex 7100 Digital Radio Test Set Adds Support for LTE-A Carrier Aggregation
Aeroflex Limited announced today that the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set has added support for carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-Advanced. Carrier aggregation allows multiple carriers to be added together, allowing wider channel bandwidths and higher data rates to be achieved.