Next Step in PMBus Evolution

Several years ago, my family took a trip to Australia. This was our longest vacation ever — 17 days. It was also the best vacation we took as a family, according to my daughters. One of the highlights for me was visiting the rainforest of northeast Australia. Our guide pointed out much of the unique…

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RFMW Supporting TriQuint

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s TGA2567-SM, an AlN packaged, 2-20GHz low noise amplifier (LNA). The TGA2567-SM provides 19dBm P1dB output power with 17dB of small signal gain. Greater than 16dB of adjustable gain can be achieved by varying Vg2. Typical mid-band noise figure is 2dB while OIP3 is specified at 29dBm.…

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Bridging the Great Divide

No, I'm not talking about brokering an agreement between Democrats and Republicans in the United States. The title of this article refers to something of far greater significance to this community, namely the historical divide that exists between hardware and software developers. (Source: neiljs, Soča valley, Slovenia, Uploadedby Sporti, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Unfortunately, an…

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Distributors Weigh Tough Talk with Customers

Now that all the “shift happens” puns are done, what is the take-away from the ECIA Executive Conference that was held in Chicago a few weeks ago? One message rang loud and clear: “There were a number of examples of companies that didn’t change with the market and they went out of business,” Chris Beeson,…

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Mouser Wins Service Award

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has received the prestigious NorthFace ScoreBoard (NFSB) Customer Service Excellence Award from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of Mouser’s excellence in global customer service and support.  Since 2000, the award has been presented annually to…

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