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October 30, 2014

Avionics News: Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter
This article covers the recently-announced “modular ‘brain’ spread out across the aircraft. It includes a data concentration network linking multiple aircraft systems with special software that ‘intelligently’ monitors power distribution through the plane, and also the jet’s health.” Read more.

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October 27, 2014

New 14-bit, 1 GSPS ADC from ADI
The AD9680 is a dual, 14-bit, 1 GSPS analog-to-digital converter with an on-chip buffer and sample-and-hold circuit designed for low power, small size, and ease of use. It is designed for sampling wide bandwidth analog signals of up to 2 GHz. The AD9680 includes buffered inputs with programmable input termination for easier filter design and implementation, and a flexible SPI controls various product features and functions to meet specific system requirements. It is available in a 64-lead LFCSP. Learn more.

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October 23, 2014

TriQuint's 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. Learn more.

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October 20, 2014

New! Dual, 14-bit, 1 GSPS ADC from ADI
The AD9680 analog-to-digital converter features an on-chip buffer and sample-and-hold circuit designed for low power, small size, and ease of use, and is designed for sampling wide bandwidth analog signals of up to 2 GHz. It includes buffered inputs with programmable input termination for easier filter design and implementation, and a flexible SPI controls various product features and functions to meet specific system requirements. The AD9680 is available in a 64-lead LFCSP. Learn more.

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October 17, 2014

In the News: Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Lower-Cost Millimeter-wave Radar for Automobiles
Fujitsu Laboratories has announced that it has produced a transceiver chip for millimeter-wave radar in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) implementation, which is a semiconductor process that enables costs to be reduced, while at the same time successfully boosting the short-range detection performance of the transceiver. Read more.

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October 13, 2014

New Quad, 16-bit, High Dynamic Range DAC from ADI
The AD9144 digital-to-analog converter features a maximum sample rate of 2.8 GSPS that permits a multicarrier generation up to the Nyquist frequency. An optional 3-wire or 4-wire serial port interface (SPI) provides for programming or read-back of many internal parameters. Full-scale output current can be programmed over a typical range of 13.9mA to 27.0mA. The AD9144 is available in an 88-lead LFCSP. Learn more.

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October 9, 2014

In the News: Pro Line Fusion avionics system demonstrated with an optionally piloted vehicle by Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins engineers demonstrated their Pro Line Fusion avionics system -- which is currently in flight on business jets, military aircraft, and helicopters -- for use as a ground control station and airborne avionics for unmanned aerial system (UAS) applications. Read more.

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October 6, 2014

New! 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter from ADI
The AD9625 is a 12-bit monolithic sampling ADC that operates at conversion rates of up to 2.5 GSPS and is designed for sampling wide bandwidth analog signals up to the second Nyquist zone. The combination of wide input bandwidth, high sampling rate, and excellent linearity makes the AD9625 ideally suited for a range of applications, including radar. Learn more.

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October 3, 2014

First Power Limiters from Peregrine
These 50W limiters are the industry’s first limiter ICs made on RF silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) wafer fab process. They are HaRP™ technology-enhanced RF power limiters with symmetric RF ports that limit incident power up to 50W pulsed in both biased and unbiased conditions. They offer wideband frequency range, maximum power handling of +47 dBm pulsed (50W) and +40 dBm CW (10W), power limiting and power reflecting operation modes, and an extremely fast limiting response to undesired high power signals while delivering low insertion loss and high linearity under safe operating power levels. Learn more.

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October 2, 2014

New 20–1000 MHz, 500W Solid State High Power Amplifier from Empower
The 2175/BBS2E4ARR is suitable for multi-octave bandwidth, high-power continuous wave, modulated, and pulsed applications. It utilizes high-power LDMOS devices that provide wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power capability, and low distortions. Learn more.

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September 25, 2014

Cornell Dubilier’s MLS Flatpack Capacitors Stand-up (while keeping a low profile)
Designed to stand-up to the rigors of battle, the MLS Series of stainless steel flatpack capacitors now handle up to 50 gs of vibration. Vigorously tested in-house to the toughest military and industry standards, these capacitors are not only rugged, their flat form factor also allows you to fit them into tight spots, cool them, and easily gang them for compact, high bulk storage. Their precision-welded construction provides a near-hermetic seal that you can bank on up to 80,000 feet. Learn more.

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September 22, 2014

Report: Pulsed RF Power Semiconductor Device Markets Will Exceed $US300M by 2019 with Gallium Nitride Driving Growth
New ABI Research study forecasts the worldwide market for devices that have greater than 5 watts of peak output power and frequencies of operation up to 18 GHz. It examines the avionics, Sub-1 GHz, L-Band, S-Band, C-Band, X-Band, and Ku-Band radar markets, and contains forecasts through 2019. Learn more.

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September 18, 2014

Industry News: Northrop Grumman Selected by DARPA to Develop Breakthrough Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology
Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and demonstrate advanced wideband digital antenna technology for next generation RF sensors using AESAs. Read more.

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September 15, 2014

New 100W SPDT GaN Switch from TriQuint
The TGS2355-SM is an SPDT GaN switch covering 0.5-6 GHz with 100W power handling, offered in a 5x5mm QFN package. It provides insertion loss of <1.1 dB and 40 dB isolation, and is ideal for high power switching applications in both defense and commercial platforms. It is also available in die form.

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September 11, 2014

New 40W SPDT GaN Switch from TriQuint
TriQuint’s new TGS2354-SM is an SPDT GaN switch covering 0.5-6 GHz with 40W power handling, offered in a 4x4mm QFN package. It provides insertion loss of <1.1 dB and >25 dB isolation, and is ideal for high power switching applications in both defense and commercial platforms. It is also available in die form.

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September 9, 2014

2320-2345 MHz Two-Stage, High Gain LNA from Skyworks
The SKY67175-306LF is a two-stage, GaAs pHEMT Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) specifically designed for use as a digital satellite radio LNA over the full 2320 to 2345 MHz band. Learn more.

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September 5, 2014

Four New RF GaN on SiC HEMTs from TriQuint
The T1G4004532 (45W P3dB @ 3.3 GHz, offered in flanged and flangeless packages) and the T1G4020036 (240W P3dB @ at 2.9 GHz, offered in 4-lead flanged or an earless Gemini package) are ideally suited for military and civilian radar, professional and military radio communications, test instrumentation, wideband and narrowband amplifier, and jammer applications.

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September 3, 2014

New 15W X-Band Power Amplifier from MACOM
The MAAP-015036 is a two-stage GaAs MMIC PA operating from 8.5 to 10.5 GHz, with a saturated pulsed output power of +42 dBm and a large signal gain of 17 dB. It is ideally suited for communications, point-to-point radio and radar applications, including marine radar, weather, surface movement and military radar. Learn more.

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August 28, 2014

New single stage MMIC Low Noise Amplifier from MACOM
The MAAL-011078 low noise amplifier covers 700 MHz to 6 GHz and provides a noise figure of 0.35 dB @ 1.9GHz, as well as 23 dB of gain and OIP3 of +33 dBm. Due to its low noise figure over a range of frequencies, it is highly suitable for numerous A&R applications. Learn more.

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August 26, 2014

650W Peak Power GaN on SiC Transistor from MACOM
The MAGX-001214-650L00 is a gold-metalized pre-matched GaN on SiC transistor that offers industry-leading peak power (guaranteed 650W peak power with a typical 19.5 dB of gain and 60% efficiency) for a single-ended power transistor optimized for pulsed L-Band radar applications. Learn more.

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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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