Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en Cree Renames Power and RF Division, Emphasizing Wide Bandgap Devices http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/cree-renames-power-and-rf-division-emphasizing-wide-bandgap-devices <div class="node-body article-body">Following up on its announced plan to spin out its Power and RF division into a publicly traded company with a separate identity, Cree Inc. recently unveiled that the division will be renamed Wolfspeed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/cree-renames-power-and-rf-division-emphasizing-wide-bandgap-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/cree-renames-power-and-rf-division-emphasizing-wide-bandgap-devices#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Semiconductors Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:35:00 +0000 36661 at http://mwrf.com <p>Wolfspeed operates a semiconductor foundry where it fabricates GaN-on-SiC substrates to be used in satellite, telecommunications, and radar systems. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Double-Balanced Microwave Mixer Translates 2 to 14 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This highly integrated mixer, which includes a balun transformer and LO buffer amplifier, helps simplify the design of broadband transmitters and receivers through 14 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This highly integrated mixer, which includes a balun transformer and LO buffer amplifier, helps simplify the design of broadband transmitters and receivers through 14 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/double-balanced-microwave-mixer-translates-2-14-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:50:00 +0000 36611 at http://mwrf.com GaN Production Process Shifts to 6-Inch Wafers As Market Grows http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to increase its GaN capabilities and reduce manufacturing costs, Qorvo recently scaled its QGaN25 production process to support MMICs on 6-inch wafers, up from its previous 4-inch platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gan-production-process-shifts-6-inch-wafers-market-grows#comments Active components Commercial Components Defense Semiconductors Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:40:00 +0000 36561 at http://mwrf.com <p>6-inch GaN wafers have more than twice the usable surface area than&nbsp;4-inch wafers, resulting&nbsp;in a larger yield of MMICs from each platform. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> 60- to 80-GHz LNA Boosts E-Band Radios http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-ghz-lna-boosts-e-band-radios <div class="field-byline"> Yasir Sabir and Shabbir Majeed Chaudry </div> <div class="field-deck"> Based on GFET device technology, this broadband amplifier provides a powerful combination of high gain and low noise figure at millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This broadband amplifier achieves low noise figure and high gain from 60 to 80 GHz for use in millimeter-wave radios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-ghz-lna-boosts-e-band-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-80-ghz-lna-boosts-e-band-radios#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 36501 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Trims Noise from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This miniature monolithic surface-mount amplifier combines low noise figure and high gain across a broad bandwidth of 0.5 to 8.0 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This miniature packaged MMIC GaAs pHEMT low-noise amplifier (LNA) provides a versatile combination of low noise, high gain, and respectable output power from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-trims-noise-05-80-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:59:00 +0000 36461 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: Final MUOS Satellite Delivered for Pre-Launch Tests http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The fourth and final satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) has been delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where it will conduct a series of pre-launch tests prior to a scheduled August launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests#comments Active components Defense Mobile Systems Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 35501 at http://mwrf.com <p>MUOS-4, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications network, has been shipped to Cape Canaveral from Lockheed Martin&rsquo;s satellite manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> The Latest Microwaves & RF Products http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/latest-microwaves-rf-products#comments Active components Commercial Defense Image Galleries Industrial Passive components Products Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 36211 at http://mwrf.com AEHF Satellite Terminal Completes Security Design Review http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review <div class="node-body article-body">An interdisciplinary research team has completed a review of security elements for an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite terminal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-satellite-terminal-completes-security-design-review#comments Active components Defense Mobile Semiconductors Systems Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:15:00 +0000 36291 at http://mwrf.com <p>A Lockheed Martin technician inspects part of an&nbsp;AEHF&nbsp;satellite as it prepares to enter active service in support of United States military forces. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> SSPA is Bidirectional from 4.4 to 5.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A compact unit with multiple amplifiers and control circuitry can handle transmit and receive functions at 4.4 to 5.0 GHz and other frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/sspa-bidirectional-44-50-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 36271 at http://mwrf.com EM Switches Channel DC to 33.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of EM switches provides long-life operation across a total frequency range of DC to 33.5 GHz, depending upon model. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/em-switches-channel-dc-335-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Products Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000 36261 at http://mwrf.com