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Package shrinks fast laser diodes

Schott has introduced a ‘TO’-style package to shrink actively-cooled 10Gbit/s laser diodes beyond what it claims is possible with box packages. “Box packages have a natural mechanical limitation in size reduction,” claimed Kenneth Tan, R&D manager at Schott Electronic Packaging in Singapore. “With TOs, the…

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Toshiba improves its LEDs

Toshiba has launched an improved series of high power LEDs designed for residential, commercial and industrial lighting applications…

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Clock modules get timing from GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou

NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T are precision timing modules from u-blox, that work concurrently from GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou, and are Galileo-ready. Accuracy is said to be within 20ns and the receivers autonomously cold start on a -148dBm signal or, when aided (see below), -157dBm (GPS and GLONASS…

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CES: Toshiba launches wireless charger chips

Toshiba will start sampling, this month, a 10W wireless power receiver IC and a transmitter IC for smartphones, tablets and mobile accessories using the Qi Standard Low Power Specifications version 1.1, defined by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC…

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Direct conversion receiver means smaller radars, says ADI

A direct conversion receiver development platform has been designed by Analog Devices for the L- and S-band frequency radar bands. The AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ platform is a 400MHz to 4.4GHz receiver (1350MHz to 1650MHz with installed filters) in a VITA57-compliant form factor. The receiver integrates the AD9652…

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320W GaN HEMT for 4GHz RF power

Cree has extended its family of 0.4µm 50V discrete GaN HEMT die with the release of three new components delivering: 20W at 6GHz, 75W at 6GHz and 320W at 4GHz. These add to the 40W and 170W 50V 6GHz die announced in September. The 6GHz (20, 40, 75…

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Silicon Labs upgrades TV demodulators

Silicon Labs has launched demodulators supporting the DVB-S2X specification, the ISDB-T standard prevalent in Latin America countries and the diverse digital TV reception requirements of TV and set-top box (STB) makers, RF network interface module (NIM) suppliers and DVD/Blu-ray recorder manufacturers…

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