After four years in Beijing, EDI CON China was held in Shanghai this year, from 27-27 April. Microwave Journal editors Pat Hindle, Gary Lerude and Janine Love compiled this overview of the conference and exhibition.
Rogers Corporation has introduced RO1200™ high speed, extremely low loss laminates. As the demand for faster and more data drives channel speeds of core network infrastructure beyond 50 Gbps, one of the limiting factors in increasing performance is the signal attenuation resulting from the circuit materials.
TowerJazz announced the availability of H5, a 300 GHz SiGe process optimized for 400 Gbps optical communications. The H5 process joins TowerJazz’s terabit platform, comprising the earlier HX, H2, H3 and H4 processes.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a subsidiary of Murata, is acquiring Arctic Sand Technologies, an MIT spin-off that designs and manufactures low power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications. The deal reflects Murata's strategy to grow its power electronics business by developing small and efficient power solutions.
Qorvo announced three 28 GBd linear drivers (single and quad-channel) and two, single channel, linear TIAs for the pulse amplitude modulation-4 (PAM4) optical networking standard. The drivers are in production, and the single channel TIAs will be available for sampling in April.