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August 20, 2014

Industry’s First DC–40 GHz, 6-bit Digital Attenuator
MACOM’s MAAD-011021 is offered in both bare die and in a 3 mm PQFN package, and operates from DC–40 GHz (an industry first for a 6-bit digital attenuator) and DC–30 GHz, respectively. It features integrated TTL digital control and is fully matched across the bandwidth of operation, enabling simple and fast implementation. It is ideally suited for broadband applications, including military radar and radio systems, test equipment, and commercial microwave radio and satellite links.

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August 18, 2014

News: AWACS Upgrade Achieves Initial Operational Capability
Known for its signature black-and-white rotating radar dome that sits on top of the aircraft, the E-3 provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications needed by commanders of U.S., NATO and other allied air defense forces. Read more.

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August 14, 2014

New! 16-Bit, 310 MSPS, 3.3V/1.8V Dual ADC from ADI
The dual cores of the AD9652 feature a multistage, pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic. A high performance on-chip buffer and internal voltage reference simplify the interface to external driving circuitry, while preserving performance of the ADC. Learn more.

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August 11, 2014

New! 320W Peak Power Limiter from MACOM
The MADL-011014 is a 200W (at CW) power limiter for applications that require high peak and CW power receive protection in air traffic management and radar systems. It covers 1-2 GHz and also features up to 320W of peak power handling under 3 ms and 10% duty cycle pulse conditions. Learn more.

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August 7, 2014

2-Stage GaN Plastic Power Module Optimized for Pulsed Radar Applications from MACOM
Ideal for pulsed avionics applications in the 960 to 1215 MHz band, the MAMG-000912-090PSM is a 2-stage, fully matched GaN surface mount power module that scales to peak pulse power levels of 100 W in a 14 x 24 mm package size. Learn more.

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August 4, 2014

New! 16-Bit, 310 MSPS, 3.3V/1.8V Dual ADC from ADI
The dual ADC cores feature a multistage, pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic. A high performance on-chip buffer and internal voltage reference simplify the interface to external driving circuitry, while preserving performance of the ADC. Learn more.

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July 31, 2014

100W Peak Power, 20W Average Power, 32V, DC-3.5 GHz, GaN RF Power Transistors from TriQuint for Commercial & Defense Applications
The TGF2819-FL & TGF2819-FS wideband transistors feature linear gain >14 dB at 3.3 GHz and maximum PAE >58% at 3.3 GHz. They are ideally suited for radar, radio communications, electronic warfare and avionics applications.

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July 29, 2014

MACOM Launches New 15W X-Band High Power Amplifier for Radar Applications
“The MAAP-015036 is our highest power amplifier in our family of new, high efficiency GaAs MMIC X-Band power amplifiers,” said Paul Beasly, MACOM Product Manager. “The combination of high power, high gain and excellent power added efficiency performance, along with versatile biasing options makes the device ideal for a wide range of X-band pulsed applications such as marine, weather and surface-movement radar, as well as perimeter security and communication links.” Learn more.

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July 24, 2014

News: US Air Force Tests New Avionics GPS Receiver Card
During the recent semi-annual NAVFEST military exercise at White Sands Missile Range, the U.S. Air Force demonstrated advanced anti-jamming and security capabilities of a new military code GPS signal. Read more.

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July 21, 2014

News: MACOM Launches Industry’s Highest Power Handling L-Band SMT Limiter
The MADL-011014 is a high power limiter that is ideally suited to the most demanding applications which require high peak and CW power receive protection in Air Traffic Management and Radar systems. Read more.

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July 17, 2014

TriQuint's New Packaged 2-6 GHz GaN LNA
The TGA2611 was the industry’s first GaN LNA, and now it is available in a 4x4mm QFN package. Covering 2–6 GHz, the TGA2611-SM handles 2W of input power, and offers 1.0 dB noise figure, 22 dB of gain, +18 dBm P1dB, and an OTOI of+30 dBm. It is ideally suited for L- and S-band A&R systems.

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July 14, 2014

TriQuint's New Packaged 6-12 GHz GaN LNA
The TGA2612-SM is a packaged version of the TGA2612. Covering 6–12 GHz, it handles 2W of input power, and provides 2.0 dB noise figure, 22 dB of gain, +28 dBm OIP3, and is suitable for C- and X-band A&R systems.

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July 10, 2014

Skyworks Products for Wireless Infrastructure and A&D Applications
Select from Skyworks’ broad line of wireless infrastructure and A&D products, including power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers and switches. Or browse this Skyworks Aerospace and Defense Solutions brochure.

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July 7, 2014

New UltraCMOS® RF Digital Step Attenuator from Peregrine!
The PE4312 is a 50Ω, HaRP™ technology-enhanced 6-bit RF DSA designed for use in 3G/4G wireless infrastructure and other high performance RF applications. Covering a 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB steps, it maintains high linearity and low power consumption from 1 MHz through 4 GHz. Learn more

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July 3, 2014

New! GaN on SiC Transistors with Quasi-MMIC Technology from UMS
This family of devices offers internally-matched input of 50 Ohms with partially-matched output to provide incredibly simple integration and flexible optimization. Includes a 50W C-band device and two 180W L-band devices that are ideally suited for pulsed radar applications. Learn more

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July 2, 2014

New! 0.03 – 2.5 GHz 10W GaN Power Amplifier from TriQuint
TriQuint’s TGA2237-SM offers greater than 13 dB of large signal gain and greater than 50% PAE. It is available in a low-cost, surface mount 32-lead, 5x5 mm AIN QFN package, and it is ideally suited to support both radar and communication applications across defense and commercial markets, as well as electronic warfare. Learn more

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