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Richardson RFPD Articles
Reference design supports tactical radio application
A new reference design from Wolfspeed is now being supported by distributor Richardson RFPD.
GaN evaluation board enables cost-effective solutions
A new evaluation board from GaN Systems is announced by distributor Richardson RFPD backed by design support
RF power multi-chip modules support massive MIMO antenna systems
The RF power multi-chip module (MCM) portfolio for 5G mMIMO from NXP Semiconductors is available at distributor Richardson RFPD with full design support. These devices are part of NXP’s 5G Airfast solutions product family.
Open source platform enables battery-run IoT applications
The mangOH Yellow from Sierra Wireless is the newest and smallest mangOH platform for sending edge data to the cloud. It enables designers to build low-power IoT applications that can run for 10 years on a battery. It is available with full design support at Richardson RFPD.
SiC power MOSFETs enhance hard-switching performance
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of 1200V SiC power MOSFETs from Wolfspeed has been announced by distributor Richardson RFPD. Based on third-generation planar MOSFET technology, the new devices include a rugged intrinsic body diode that allows for third-quadrant operation without the need for an additional external diode.
SiC MOSFETs come with 65, 120 and 280 mΩ on-resistance
A robust family of silicon carbide semiconductor devices from Wolfspeed is available with design support from Richardson RFPD. According to Wolfspeed, the E-Series line of SiC MOSFETs represents the industry’s first automotive-qualified, PPAP-capable and humidity-resistant MOSFETs.
Hybrid GaN module covers 225–2600MHz frequency range
A 10W hybrid GaN module from MACOM Technology Solutions is available at Richardson RFPD with full design support. The MAMG-100227-010 is a broadband, two-stage GaN-on-Si hybrid power amplifier module in an air-cavity laminate package.
Low noise amplifier enables customised power consumption
Availability and full design support capabilities for a versatile low noise amplifier from MACOM Technology Solutions has been announced by Richardson RFPD. The MAAL-011129 is an easy-to-use three-stage low noise amplifier with high gain and broadband 50Ω match.
Evaluation board suits wireless power and charging applications
Availability and full design support capabilities for an evaluation board for wireless power transfer applications from GaN Systems is announced by Richardson RFPD.The GSWP050W-EVBPA evaluation board is designed to support and expedite the innovation of wireless power transfer systems.
SiC module enables 175°C continuous junction operation
A silicon carbide module from Wolfspeed is available at Richardson RFPD with full design support capabilities. Wolfspeed developed the XM3 power module platform to maximise the benefits of SiC, while keeping the module and system design robust, simple and cost-effective.
Skived fin heat sinks support renewable energy trends
Availability and full design support capabilities for a portfolio of skived fin heat sinks from Wakefield-Vette has been announced by Richardson RFPD. These standard copper and aluminium skived fin heat sinks offer an alternative to extruded heat sinks for applications that require a thin fin density that cannot be achieved with extrusion technology.
Ultra-low noise amplifier boasts 0.27dB noise figure
Availability and full design support capabilities for an ultra-low noise amplifier from WanTcom have been announced by Richardson RFPD. At +12V DC operation, the unconditionally-stable WBA0180210A offers 0.27dB noise figure, with 27dB of gain and +10dBm P1dB.
Microsite focuses on GaN/SiC technologies
Richardson RFPD has launched GaN & SiC for Power Electronics Tech Hub, a microsite featuring the latest news on gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) innovations, news and product releases. The microsite offers a robust library of GaN and SiC new product features and technical resources, including white papers and videos, as well as links to online purchasing and the option to sign-up for product updates via email.
GaN E-HEMTs available as 3.5A, 8A, and 11A devices
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of 650V GaN E-HEMTs from GaN Systems has been announced by Richardson RFPD. The GS-065-0xx-1-L devices are ideal for low power applications, including charging, power supplies, lighting and appliances.
Power amplifier operates between DC and 8GHz
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new power amplifier from Microsemi have been announced by Richardson RFPD. The MMA053AA is a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) pHEMT distributed power amplifier die that operates between DC and 8GHz.
Ultracapacitor cuts cost and weight of end product
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultracapacitor cell from Maxwell Technologies have been announced by Richardson RFPD. The Maxwell 3-volt (3V), 3400-farad (3400F) cell has been designed to be the highest energy, highest power workhorse of its ultracapacitor portfolio.
Development kit is optimised for FDD-LTE Bands 14 and 28
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new modular software-defined radio (SDR) kit from Analog Devices has been announced by Richardson RFPD. The ADI-DPD-DEVKI is a small cell development kit with a scalable RF front end board. It is optimised for FDD-LTE Bands 14 and 28 but scalable to other bands and configurations.
Bandpass filter suits UHF comms applications
Availability and full design support capabilities for a new tuneable bandpass filter from NewEdge Signal Solutions have been announced by Richardson RFPD. The SAX270 electronically-tuneable bandpass filter is designed for the extended UHF band in tactical communications applications.
Industrial IoT platform has all-round assets
The mangOH open source platform from Sierra Wireless is available from Richardson RFPD with full design support. The mangOH Red boards are reference designs built specifically to bring interoperability between various cellular sensor, wireless and wired technology providers.
Evaluation boards target growing wireless charging market
Availability and full design support capabilities are for two evaluation boards from GaN Systems have been announced by Richardson RFPD. The power amplifiers are designed for the growing wireless charging market and feature gallium nitride (GaN) technology that enables smaller, lighter, lower-cost, and more efficient power systems.