TriQuint and U.S. military team up on gallium nitride ICs
April 17, 2012 // Sylvie Barak
TriQuint Semiconductor will work with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to develop high-frequency and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology.
The RF supplier signed a cooperative research and development agreement with ARL, giving military researchers access to TriQuint’s development, fabrication and packaging know-how, according to a statement. In return, ARL will provide designs and test circuits, said James L. Klein, TriQuint's vice president for defense products and foundry services.
TriQuint’s GaN process –in development since 1999-- has already been used by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for its Nitride Electronic NeXt-Generation (NEXT) program, as well as multiple other GaN process and manufacturing technology programs for the US Air Force, Army and Naval laboratories.
If successful, this latest research could help accelerate programs in communications, radar and even electronic warfare.
TriQuint said it hoped the agreement would stimulate high performance monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) development and advance state-of-the-art design programs.
Circuits created as part of the initiative will be based on TriQuint’s new E/D (enhancement-depletion mode) GaN technology.
Mars Probe Looks for Atmosphere 'Lost in Space'
September 21, 2014
NASA's latest Martian probe is fast approaching the Red Planet to begin exploring for the first time its upper atmosphere, ...
Sensor Hubs Aided by IEEE-2700-2014 Datasheets
Daimler to test autonomous driving in California
Can plant-based batteries be a viable option?
Structural electronics - the next big thing in smart cars?
Elastomeric camouflage switches texture and colour
September 18, 2014
Finding their inspiration from nature's most skillful camouflage artists such as octopuses, squids, and cuttlefishes, MIT ...
Solar microinverter to break USD1bn barrier in 2018
7nm EUV could ease 10nm squeeze, says ASML
Europeans flex skills to commercialize OLED and OPV devices
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Handbook
- Flexible and Low Power Driving of Solenoid Coils
- How to Protect & Monetize Android Apps
- Power Modules: The New Super Power
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Trinamic Motion Control is offering you to win one of four TMCM-1043 development kits for its highly integrated, NEMA 17-compatible TMCM-1043 stepDancer stepper motor module.
Offering designers an easy-to-use PC-based GUI that allows one-click modification of motor drive current, micro-stepping and other key parameters, the intuitive kits are custom designed and developed for...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.