LAFOX, Ill. -- Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new high power Tx/Rx switches from M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech). Both devices are well-suited for high power LTE, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, and military radio applications, and are offered in compact, surface mount 4mm PQFN Packages.
The MASW-000932 is an SPDT high power, broadband, high linearity, common anode, PIN diode Tx/Rx switch for applications from 10 MHz to 4.0 GHz. This broadband switch is ideal for use in WiMAX and WiFi Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), as well as Software Defined Radio (SDR), picocell and femotcell Tx/Rx switching applications. The device incorporates a PIN diode die fabricated with M/A-COM Tech’s patented Silicon-Glass HMIC process. The process also provides full top side polymer passivation to ensure robust performance with excellent Isolation to loss ratio on both the transmit and receive states. This switch provides 80.0 Watts of CW power handling with 72 dBm IIP3 at 2010 MHz for outstanding switch performance.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.