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Peregrine Semiconductor Acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

Support's Murata’s power electronics strategy

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.

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Qorvo Announces PAM4 Drivers and TIAs for Data Centers

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.

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Pico Technology's New Scope Offers Four True Differential Channels

Pico Technology, market leader in PC oscilloscopes and data loggers, today introduced the PicoScope 4444 high-resolution differential oscilloscope. This instrument features four true differential input channels and a range of accessories for measurements from millivolt to 1000 V CAT III applications. The new PicoScope addresses the perennial problem of making accurate voltage waveform measurements on circuit elements that are not ground-referenced, without the risk of short circuits that could damage the device under test or the measuring instrument.

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Passive Plus

Passive Plus, Inc., Offers Extended Value Ranges for Traditional HI-Q/Low ESR Capacitors

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) now offers extended-values for the Traditional NP0, Hi-Q 0505 (.055” x .055”) -- now available up to 1,000pF and an increased operational temp up to 200°C. These parts exhibit Low ESR/ESL, Low Noise, High Self-Resonance as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI, and radar applications and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations.

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