RFMW Supports TriQuint WLAN Front End Module

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 5 GHz, 802.11 a/n/ac compliant WLAN Front End Module (FEM) from TriQuint. The TQP8080 combines an LNA with bypass mode and a PA with integrated power detector through an SPDT T/R switch. Optimized for next generation WLAN integration, the TriQuint TQP8080 provides outstanding stable performance across temperature and voltage range due…

FCI Completes PwrBlade+ Joint Qualifications

Singapore — FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the PwrBlade+™ power connector has completed its long-term reliability tests when cross-mated with the TE Connectivity Multi-Beam XLE connector series. All tests were performed by Contech Research, a leading independent reliability test lab. PwrBlade+™ is a modular AC/DC power distribution connector designed for demanding PCB…

Rochester Electronics Re-introduces Intel 8XC196 MCUs

Newburyport, Mass. – Rochester Electronics is a fully-authorized continuing source for the Intel 8XC196 Family of microcontrollers. Introduced in 1982 as the Intel MCS-96 Family, these MCUs are most commonly used in motor control, modem, printer and pattern recognition applications within embedded systems. In 2007, Intel discontinued this family of microcontrollers, at which point Rochester Electronics…

Newark element14 Expands Bivar Offering

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 announces the availability of the new PM5-M124 series of metal panel mount indicators from Bivar, a leading provider of LED indication products. The PM5-M124 indicators use smart sensing technology to automatically detect and adjust to appropriate light output and intensity in ambient lighting conditions. The LED automatically dims in low lighting environments and brightens…

Richardson RFPD Adds Wavelex WPD1040A

LaFox, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1.0–4.0 GHz, two-way power divider/combiner from Wavelex. The SMA-connectorized, zero-degree WPD1040A is a Wilkinson-type power divider/combiner and features a low insertion loss of 0.50 dB (typical), high isolation of 18 dB (minimum) and excellent VSWR. It is suitable for LTE and land…

Broadcom Apps Processor Enables First Cloud-Connected Robotic Sprinkler

Irvine, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its low-power applications processor is the technology behind an innovative new product designed to dramatically reduce water consumption. The Droplet Robotic Sprinkler leverages real-time data from more than 10,000 weather stations, millions of square miles of…