Analog semiconductors http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6861/more en Brush Up on Transistor and Diode Basics http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/brush-transistor-and-diode-basics <div class="field-deck"> These two semiconductor building blocks have been fabricated in many forms, using many different semiconductor materials, in search of ideal, reliable performance at high frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diodes and transistors are essential semiconductor building blocks for analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits from audio through light.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/brush-transistor-and-diode-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/brush-transistor-and-diode-basics#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:22:00 +0000 41411 at http://mwrf.com Sizing up Discrete Devices Against Integrated Circuits http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Discrete transistors require more extensive design efforts than integrated circuits—albeit with much greater flexibility for realizing an amplifier or other component with special features. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of the widespread availability of high-speed, high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs), discrete diodes and transistors are readily available for RF/microwave circuit design and fabrication. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/sizing-discrete-devices-against-integrated-circuits#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:13:00 +0000 41021 at http://mwrf.com Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for Testing Millimeter-Wave Antennas http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas <div class="node-body article-body">NYU WIRELESS recently announced plans to build a programmable testbed for prototyping mm-Wave antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 40981 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new testbed for testing millimeter wave antennas will&nbsp;combine high-gain phased array antennas with a software-defined radio, in which computer programs replace&nbsp;hardware components like filters and amplifiers. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/1-2/7) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or frequency mixers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are 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/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 40971 at http://mwrf.com Sony Buys Modem Chips in Latest Bid for Cellular Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">Sony has agreed to purchase Altair Semiconductor, an Israeli company that makes modem chips and software for LTE technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things#comments News Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:10:00 +0000 40891 at http://mwrf.com <p>Sony&#39;s president and CEO Kazuo Hirai&nbsp;speaks to a crowd&nbsp;at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="35" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> Update: Anadigics Sale Sparks Bidding War http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war <div class="node-body article-body">Last year's bid from GaAs Labs to purchase Anadigics quietly sparked a bidding war. Another competing bid on Monday has derailed the most recent merger agreement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war#comments News Analog semiconductors Commercial Semiconductors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:00 +0000 40371 at http://mwrf.com <p>This image shows the details of a semiconductor laser diode, one of the products that II-VI manufactures using gallium-arsenide semiconductors. (Image courtesy of Dave L. via Flickr).</p> Qualcomm and TDK Form New Company Around RF Filters and Front-Ends http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm is forming a new company with Japan's TDK Corp. to develop RF filters, front-end modules, and other wireless components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Industrial Mobile Robotics Semiconductors Systems Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:38:00 +0000 40331 at http://mwrf.com <p>Qualcomm&#39;s booth at the 2016 CES show.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Maurizio Pesce&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves and RF).&nbsp;</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (1/4-1/9) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for attenuators or power modules, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are 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/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-14-19#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:15:00 +0000 38971 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (12/20-12/26) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1220-1226 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for transceivers or power modules, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are 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/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1220-1226" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1220-1226#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:45:00 +0000 38881 at http://mwrf.com GaN Lowers New Radar’s Power Consumption, Improves Reliability http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-lowers-new-radar-s-power-consumption-improves-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin recently introduced a new GaN radar technology that will eventually replace the silicon bipolar-junction transistors used in its ground-based surveillance radars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-lowers-new-radar-s-power-consumption-improves-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-lowers-new-radar-s-power-consumption-improves-reliability#comments Analog semiconductors Defense Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:20:00 +0000 38791 at http://mwrf.com <p>DART combines the row transmitter and row receiver into a single line replaceable unit,&nbsp;taking the place of five different parts in legacy ground-based radars. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p>