Wireless & Communications

CSR and OriginGPS look to accelerate adoption of wearable devices

CSR and OriginGPS have developed a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The modules are 70% smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30% reduction in Time To First Fix (TTFF), making them suitable for health and fitness trackers, sports watches, medical devices, wearable action cameras, and digital still cameras. All modules, including the newly released 7mm x 7mm Multi Spider (ORG4572) solution, integrate the LNA, SAW filter, TCXO, RTC crystal and RF shield.

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Peregrine introduces UltraCMOS RF power limiters

Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled a new line of UltraCMOS RF power limiters, including the PE45140 and PE45450, which are slated for release in May. These power limiters represent the industry’s first turnkey, monolithic solutions to provide an alternative to discrete, PIN-diode limiters based on gallium arsenide (GaAs).

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Latest 1kW RF power amplifier offers smaller, lighter package for military or commercial EMC test applications

Link Microtek is now making available a compact RF power amplifier that utilises high-power LDMOS technology to deliver an output of 1kW from an air-cooled 19in. chassis only 5U in height, providing a significant reduction in both size and weight compared with alternative products.

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MACOM announces IP licensing programme for GaN-on-Silicon technology

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, has announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology. MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realising its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor technology across the industry and as a first step, MACOM has announced a license and epitaxial (epi) wafer supply agreement which will enable IQE, a leading supplier of compound semiconductor epi, to manufacture GaN-on-Silicon epi at 4, 6 and 8-inch diameters in high volume for RF applications.

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Enhanced liquid explosive scanner passes ECAC Standard 2 for use at airport security

EMISENS has announced that an enhanced version of its liquid identification system – EMILI TS – has achieved the ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) Performance Standard 2 industry benchmark for liquid explosive detection systems. Testing was carried out by an independent laboratory under ECAC’s common evaluation process.

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New GPS advanced OCXO module from IQD targets LTE & 4G base stations

New from IQD, the IQCM-100 GPS advanced OCXO module has been designed for use in LTE and 4G base stations and is able to achieve a holdover specification of 1.5 microseconds over a period of 24 hours when locked to a 1PPS (Pulse Per Second) input from an external GPS receiver, and so meets industry standard holdover requirements.

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Wolfson partners with Audyssey to revolutionise audio recordings on mobile devices

Wolfson Microelectronics and Audyssey Laboratories have announced a strategic partnership to improve audio capture on mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey’s AudioFrame advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio, including the WM8280 Audio Hub solution, which delivers outstanding audio to mobile devices.

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Freescale expands RF mobile radio portfolio targeting handheld applications

Freescale Semiconductor has launched a new 6W device for handheld mobile radio applications called the AFT05MS006N. With this latest addition to its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space, from 5W handheld units to 75W digital mobile radios and base stations.

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