Measuring leakage current in RF power transistors Design How-To 8/29/2011 5 comments Around the globe, engineers and technicians using RF power devices have had many concerns regarding the specifications for leakage current, what the specifications mean in terms of the part’s performance in the field, and most importantly, how to properly test/verify that a given part is meeting its printed leakage current specification…
3200 MHz source replaces DROs Product News 8/27/2011 Post a comment EM Research has released the ESP-3200 phase-locked oscillator which operates at 3200 MHz and is designed as a dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) replacement in high-reliability, ruggedized applications such as SATCOM, electronic warfare, GPS, radar, and telemetry.
Hittite phase shifter claims one octave bandwidth Product News 8/21/2011 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced a new SMT packaged MMIC analog phase shifter which is well suited for phased array, industrial sensors, and clock and local oscillator (LO) synchronization applications in fiber optic, military, test equipment and industrial/medical equipment.
Design electronic systems for EMC, part 2 of 3 Design How-To 8/12/2011 3 comments Part 2 of this excerpt covers antenna characteristics; ground-related interference; circuit, equipment, and system grounding; single-point (or star type) grounding scheme; and multipoint grounding scheme.
Mini diodes serve many wireless apps Product News 8/10/2011 1 comment Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two miniature 0402 Schottky diodes for detector applications up to 10GHz in handsets, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radios and infrastructure platforms.
IMS: Wireless charging market is on 85% CAGR Research 8/9/2011 5 comments The global market for wireless power components and accessories was $100 million in 2010 but will grow to be worth $4.5 billion, according to market research IMS Research Ltd. That is equivalent to a compound annual growth rate of 85.5 percent.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.