Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
Tantalum capacitors are offering excellent stability in high energy, harsh conditions, and power volumetric efficiency and low...Read More

Added passives capacity will help stabilise lead times, limit price increases

By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
Buyers of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), chip resistors and other passive components can expect supply to remain tight in 2019, although...Read More

Moderating outlook won’t slow industry momentum

By Victoria Kickham
Advancing technology and the digital economy will keep the electronics sector humming in 2019 and beyond, industry insiders say

Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

By James Carbone
Prices will rise because more higher-cost 64-bit embedded microprocessors will be designed into electronics equipment.

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Industry embraces strong outlook, laments tight labor market

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Demand for labor heats up as 2018 comes to a close and the economy continues its solid pace.

Electronics industry companies will continue to reap the rewards of a strong US economy in 2019, but they will face accompanying challenges...Read More

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Richardson RFPD Introduces New Modular SDR Development Kit

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new modular software-defined radio (SDR) kit.

The ADI-DPD-DEVKIT is a small cell development kit with a scalable RF front end board. It is optimized for FDD-LTE Bands 14 and 28 but scalable to other bands and configurations.

The new development kit is intended to reduce customer development time and risk. It consists of three boards (DE705, ADRV9375-W/PCBZ and EVAL-TPG-ZYNQ3), as well as documentation and support. Documentation includes a quick start guide to assist with recommended configuration and settings to the minimum performance specifications, as well as an operating manual for managing deeper edit functionality.

Additional key features of the ADI-DPD-DEVKIT include:

Board / Part Number Description
DE705 Complete, scalable RF front-end evaluation platform for FDD operation of LTE Bands 14 and 28; Features a single-channel transmitter and a single-channel receiver with a swappable ceramic duplexer
ADRV9375-W/PCBZ Complete radio card platform containing Analog Devices’ AD9375 DPD with high efficiency RF power amplifier
EVAL-TPG-ZYNQ3 Analog Devices’ Zynq®-7000 all-programmable SoC ZC706 evaluation kit optimized for JESD204B provides a data capture platform for many of the Radioverse™ families of wideband transceiver evaluation boards


An ADI-DPD-DEVKIT datasheet is available, along with a slide deck that includes additional information.

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the ADI-DPD-DEVKIT webpage. The development kit is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Richardson RFPD, please visit the Richardson RFPD storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.

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