Part 1 of this FAQ looked at the venerable electromechanical RF switch – still widely used in some applications, where it is the only viable option – and use of PIN diodes as RF switches. This part looks at analog and MEMS-based switches. Q: What is an analog switch? A: It’s conceptually straightforward: in basic […]
There’s a ubiquitous and increasing need to switch RF signals ranging into the tens of GHz; four basic switch technologies – electromechanical, PIN diode, analog, and MEMS – are available, each with different features and capabilities. The need to switch RF signals has been a necessary design function since the earliest days of “wireless.” This […]
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PST The RISC-V ISA (instruction set architecture) is redefining the embedded processor marketplace. The open architecture of the RISC-V ecosystem has developed critical mass. Be on the leading edge of what is the next big thing. Attend this webinar to learn about: Fixed ISA allows customization for […]
Microsemi Corporation announced four new miClockBuffer products and three new miSmartBuffer products in its portfolio of clock management fanout buffers. The ZL40230, ZL30235 and ZL30240 miSmartBuffer and ZL40231, ZL40234, ZL40241 and ZL40260 miClockBufferdevices further expand Microsemi’s broad lineup of high performance products targeted to a variety of applications within the communications, data center and enterprise markets. The ZL40231, ZL40234, ZL40241 and ZL40260 provide customers with single-ended […]
Microsemi Corporation and Aquantia Corp. announced a production-ready multi-rate switch reference platform optimized to support 24×2.5G and up to additional four 2.5G/5G/10G BASE-T ports. The solution—which combines Microsemi’s SparX-IV L2/L3 enterprise switch, VSC7448; Linux SMBStaX software; clock management; PD69208M Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power sourcing equipment (PSE) manager and Aquantia’s second generation multi-rate IEEE™802.3bz PHY, AQR409—will be […]
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Microsemi Corporation today announced the production release of a new generation of storage input/output (I/O) controller products, the SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100, powered by the company’s Unified Smart Storage Stack. With the release of this new Smart Storage Platform, Microsemi significantly enhances its server storage solution offerings for data center applications. “Our next generation […]
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