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RFMD® Achieves Milestone in Commercialization of High-Performance Photovoltaic Cells

GREENSBORO, N.C., Mar 15, 2010 - RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has successfully manufactured the industry's first photovoltaic cell using high-volume six-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) machinery. The photovoltaic (PV) cell was manufactured...

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Low ICCT Gates lower power consumption in mobile devices.

Low ICCT gate TinyLogic devices offer up to 99% reduction in quiescent power consumption when input high voltage is less than supply voltage. Packaged in an ultra-compact 6-pin MicroPak(TM) packaging and measuring only 1 x 1.45 mm, units take up minimal board space, making them ideal for space-constrained designs.

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DC-DC Switching Regulators feature internal compensation.

Offered in 3 x 3 mm TSOP packages, 700 kHz ADP2300 and 1.4 MHz ADP2301 integrate high-side MOSFET that delivers power conversion efficiencies greater than 90%. Step-down non-synchronous regulators include soft-start circuitry and bootstrap diodes for intermediate bus generation and point-of-load regulation. Supporting input voltage of 3-20 V, ICs provide adjustable output from 0.8 V to 90% of...

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DC/DC Converters enhance portable electronics applications.

Supplied in 8-pin, 2 x 2 x 0.75 mm SON package, TPS62065/TPS62067 synchronous step-down converters support 2.7-6 V input and can manage up to to 2 A. Products provide up to 95% power efficiency while helping to reduce board space and extend battery life in portable electronics applications. In addition to 3 MHz fixed frequency operation, features include 18 -µA quiescent current, Power Save Mode...

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MAXPRO® High-Pressure Custom and Standard Systems
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MAXPRO® High-Pressure Custom and Standard Systems

At MAXPRO® Technologies, we welcome the opportunity to design a system to meet your specific system requirements. From boosting gas pressure for molding baby bottles to scavenging helium gas from decommissioned missile tubes to research laboratories, our team of high-pressure engineers and technicians bring a wide range of experience to the table when developing solutions for your high-pressure challenges.

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STB System-on-Chip prevents hacking of pay-TV signals.

To overcome vulnerabilities in established security architectures, STi7108 Set Top Box SoC features CryptoFirewall(TM) security core, which provides dedicated tamper-proof and emulation-resistant hardware designed to work with STB's conditional access system. CryptoFirewall has been developed specifically to meet pay-TV industry's needs and is suitable for satellite, cable, and IP-based pay-TV...

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FPGAs target automotive applications.

Supporting memory access rates to 800 Mbps using integrated memory controllers, automotive-qualified XA Spartan-®-6 FPGAs offer up to 75 K logic cells, 3.1 Mbits of block RAM, and 132 dedicated DSP slices for massive parallel processing at 250 MHz. Units with embedded 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers and PCIe interface cores are suited for chip-to-chip communications in automotive infotainment...

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CCFL Controller IC increases LCD backlighting control.

Supplied in 28-lead, plastic SOIC, LX6502(TM) brings PureBLACK(TM) mega-contrast dimming to 24 V CCFL inverter applications in small- to large-sized LCDs. IC offers mega-contrast dimming and fully integrated on-chip 12 V gate drivers to support full-bridge, high- and low-side N-channel power MOSFET configurations with input voltages to 35 V. In addition to protection functions, product integrates...

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Up-/Down-Converting SiGe Mixer covers LTE/WiMAX/MMDS applications.

Up-/Down-Converting SiGe Mixer covers LTE/WiMAX/MMDS applications.

Supplied in 5 x 5 mm TQFN package, passive MAX2044 supports high- and low-side LO injection architectures for 3.1-3.9 GHz LTE and WiMAX base stations. It can also be configured for 2.3-2.9 GHz LTE, WiMAX, and MMDS high-side injection architectures. As downconverter, IC provides 32.5 dBm of IIP3, 21 dBm of IP1dB, 7.7 dB conversion loss, and 8.5dB noise figure. When configured as upconverter, it...

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Li-Ion Battery Charger integrates 2.3 A GSM RF test mode.

Housed in 3 x 2 mm, 10-pin TDFN package, Model MAX8922L includes GSM test mode, which facilitates production-line calibration and testing of devices with Micro-USB connector. Input is overvoltage protected to 30 V, eliminating need for external overvoltage-protection IC. Fast-charge current and top-off current thresholds can be configured using external resistor. Featuring 4.94 V LDO output to...

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AM/FM Receiver IC brings digital capability to analog radios.

Model Si4830 offers full AM/FM radio from antenna input to audio output. Compact design, which requires 12 surface-mount components in 20 mm2 single-side board area, allows for AM/FM functionality in various radio products. Unit eliminates need for external MCUs, AM/FM filters, and tuning inductors. Supporting European EN55020 compliance, CMOS wheel-tuned AM/FM radio receiver IC provides accurate...

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Basalt America Announces Stronger, Lighter, and Corrosion-Free FRP's (Fiber Reinforced Polymers)
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Basalt America Announces Stronger, Lighter, and Corrosion-Free FRP's (Fiber Reinforced Polymers)

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), represents a truly groundbreaking advancement in structural reinforcement. Lightweight, strong, and green, they are changing the way the construction industry thinks about rebar. Unlike steel, FRPs don't rust and are far stronger than standard rebar. To learn why Fiber Reinforced Polymers are poised to change the way the world builds, see our video.

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