RFMW Stocks TriQuint 6-GHz GaN Switch

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 6GHz GaN SPDT switch supporting commercial and military Radar, communications, EW, and general purpose applications handling pulsed power levels up to 100W. The TGS2355-SM from TriQuint is packaged as a 5x5mm, air cavity QFN. Also available in DIE for hybrid applications, the TGS2355 offers similar performance. TGS2355-SM insertion loss is <1.1dB yet…

New Electronic Components Tout Power and Space Savings

Here’s a look at some of the newest electronic components aimed at the portable, mobile and wearable markets – all expected to have good solid growth over the next several years. For example, ABI Research expects 1.25 billion smartphones to ship in 2014 and forecasts smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018.…

Bourns Expands LAN Transformer Line

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc. has extended its family of LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T transformers with a model designed specifically for Ethernet-based applications with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. The new model also delivers an extended operating temperature (-40 to +85 °C) making it suitable for harsh environment applications. Designated Model SM51589PEL, the new LAN transformer can be used as…

Cactus Semi Updates Medical Eval Board

Chandler, Ariz. — Cactus Semiconductor has updated its microprocessor evaluation board for its application-specific standard product (ASSP) medical chip to deliver better manufacturability and a lower profile. The update includes new microcontroller (MCU) unit packaging for easier manufacturability, and new inductors for a lower profile. The EB1CSI021 evaluation board targets battery-powered neurostimulation medical applications. The low-power, 8-bit…

Micrel Launches Mini DC/DC Power Modules

San Jose, Calif. — Micrel Inc. has introduced a new family of miniature, low-profile DC/DC power modules for space-constrained applications. The new devices include the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264 (2A) step-down power modules capable of 100-percent duty cycle. Available with an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, these compact modules integrate a synchronous buck converter…

Cadence Delivers First MIPI Soundwire IP

San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the industry’s first MIPI® SoundWireSM Controller Intellectual Property (IP). SoundWire is a new digital audio interface specification from the MIPI Alliance that enables bi-directional digital communication with a focus on low complexity and low gate count, making it…

Digicom: How to Select an EMS Partner for Medical Device Mfg

Oakland, Calif. – Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, announces that the white paper, What Medical Device Companies Need to Consider in Selecting an EMS Company, is now available on the Digicom Electronics website at www.digicom.org/selecting-ems-company.html. The article discusses the factors that contribute to a successful contract electronics manufacturing relationship and the…