Chipsets Target Point-to-Point Radios

June 4, 2013
A variety of chipsets provide the essential functions needed for microwave point-to-point radios.

Microwave radio designers will find many new active devices of interest at the 2013 IMS, including two complete radio chipset families from TriQuint Semiconductor for 15- and 23-GHz point-to-point and backhaul applications. The chipsets include packaged amplifiers, frequency upconverters and downconverters, and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs). TriQuint’s Vice-President and General Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products, James L. Klein, noted: “Point-to-point radio plays a vital role in sustained mobile network growth. TriQuint’s leadership in high-frequency solutions now includes complete RF chipsets that simplify design and improve performance.” The semiconductor supplier, well represented at IMSbooth No. 530, will also have examples of their radio chipsets for use at 10 to 16 GHz and from 17 to 27 GHz.

Editor's Note: For more show coverage, be sure to visit Microwaves & RF's IMS 2013 page.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

Sponsored Recommendations

Ultra-Low Phase Noise MMIC Amplifier, 6 to 18 GHz

July 12, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ LVA-6183PN+ is a wideband, ultra-low phase noise MMIC amplifier perfect for use with low noise signal sources and in sensitive transceiver chains. This model operates...

Turnkey 1 kW Energy Source & HPA

July 12, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ RFS-2G42G51K0+ is a versatile, new generation amplifier with an integrated signal source, usable in a wide range of industrial, scientific, and medical applications...

SMT Passives to 250W

July 12, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ surface-mount stripline couplers and 90° hybrids cover an operational frequency range of DC to 14.5 GHz. Coupler models feature greater than 2 decades of bandwidth...

Transformers in High-Power SiC FET Applications

June 28, 2024
Discover SiC FETs and the Role of Transformers in High-Voltage Applications