RF, Microwave & Optoelectronics News

Vishay powdered iron SMD inductors saturate up to 5A

Vishay has introduced a series of 0806 and 1008 low-profile, high-current power inductors with powdered iron cores for saturation current up to 5.8A.  ‘IHHP’ devices are offered in 2.0 x 1.6mm (0806) or 2.5 x 2.0mm (1008), each 1.0mm or 1.2mm…

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Toshiba claims to have 'smallest' optocoupler

Toshiba Electronics has introduced a number of photo-relays in small VSON4 packages. The TLP34xx devices support trigger LED currents of 3mA (max) and isolation voltage of 300Vrms(min). The VSON4 package measures 1.5mm x 2.5mm x 1.3mm thick. The TLP3442 device also has a low off…

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Ku-Band MMIC from Cree

Cree has launched a Ku-Band MMIC covering the 13.5 – 14.75GHz commercial satcom band. The 30W GaN MMIC two-stage high power amplifier (HPA) will allow the satcom industry to achieve higher power, more efficient Ku-Band solutions than the TWT or GaAs solutions used today, the company…

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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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