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.