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April 17, 2014

Featured Article: Precipitation Radar Employs Variable Pulse Repetition
During space missions, long-range observation often causes delays between receiving and transmitting signals. But efficient sampling can be achieved by transmitting pulses successively... Read more.


April 14, 2014

News: Sichuan Airlines Picks Rockwell Collins Avionics Package
China-based Sichuan Airlines has selected a comprehensive Rockwell Collins avionics package, including its new MultiScan ThreatTrack™ weather radar, for 25 new Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft. Read more.


April 10, 2014

News: Rockwell Collins, Chinese Avionics Firm Launch Joint Venture
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and China Electronics Technology Avionics Company have launched a new Chengdu-based joint venture to bring communication and navigation products to aircraft programs in China. Read more.


April 7, 2014

Featured Article: Aviation test equipment market to reach $7.15 billion by 2020
The global aviation test equipment market—including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and power solutions—will reach $7.15 billion by 2020, according to Yajan Dua, research associate, Aerospace and Defense business unit at MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.... Read more.


April 3, 2014

News Article: MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology
MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realizing its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor technology across the industry... Read more.


March 31, 2014

Featured Article: Security and Surveillance Radar Market –
Global Forecasts and Analysis to 2014 - 2020

According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, the global security and surveillance radar market (including land, airborne and naval systems) is estimated to be $6.08 billion in 2014 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.97% to reach $8.61 billion by 2019. Learn more.


March 27, 2014

Simulation Modules Available by Request
Simulation modules for MACOM's plastic-packaged GaN on SiC transistors are available upon request. This includes the 3x6mm DFN packaged transistors (15W, 50W, and 90W power levels) and the SOT-89 transistor (5W). Inquire here


March 25, 2014

0.5 to 18 GHz SPDT GaN Switch from TriQuint
For multi-octave, multi-watt switching applications, TriQuint offers the TGS2353-2-SM, a 0.5 to 18 GHz SPDT GaN switch in a 4x4mm QFN package. It provides 10W of power handling and switching speeds of 31nS with -30 dB of isolation and <1.5 dB of insertion loss.


March 20, 2014

New 0.5 to 12 GHz High Power SPDT Reflective Switch from TriQuint
TriQuint's 0.5 to 12 GHz SPDT GaN switch, the TGS2352-2-SM, provides 20W of power handling with -35 dB of isolation, <1 dB of insertion loss, and switching speed of 31 nS, in a 4x4mm QFN package. 


March 17, 2014

Breaking News: Freescale releases RF power products suitable for U.S defense applications
Freescale has announced the availability of 11 new commercial RF power LDMOS products that can meet the requirements of U.S. defense electronics applications. This is the first set of products released as part of the company’s strategic defense initiatives for its RF power business, announced in June 2013... Read more


March 13, 2014

TriQuint's New 6-12 GHz GaN LNA
The TGA2612 is TriQuint's second GaN LNA, and the only one on the market for X-band. Covering 6–12 GHz, it handles 2W of input power, and offers <1.8 dB noise figure, >22 dB of small signal gain, +29 dBm OIP3, and is suitable for C- and X-band A&R systems.


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