Richardson Electronics has released a North American distribution partnership with Avago Technologies of San Jose, California, to distribute its complete line of RFIC, Transistor, Schottky and PIN Diode, and millimeter wave (mmW) products.
Avago’s extensive line of RF semiconductors provides solutions for numerous markets including cellular base station, WLAN, WiMAX, GPS, ISM, RFID, and mmW including radio links, VSAT and military. Avago’s market-leading LNA FETs provide exceptionally low noise figures and high linearity from 500 MHz to 6 GHz with output power up to 1 Watt in a 2mm x 2mm plastic package. Avago’s extensive offering of mmW amplifiers in a low-cost, leadless package is also available from Richardson.
According to Richardson, it is excited to be marketing Avago’s RF products as Avago has a long history of manufacturing leading-performance, top-quality RF semiconductor products dating back to the 1960s as a division of Hewlett- Packard. Avago’s RF products will enable Richardson Electronics to provide an exceptionally broad range of solutions for Richardson’s customers’ RF needs.
According to Avago Technologies’, its engagement with Richardson is an ideal alliance. Avago’s direction in wireless is to bolster its investments in products and channels for the broad base of wireless customers. Avago’s wireless technology coupled with Richardson’s channel and value-add will be a winning combination for its customers.
To support customers’ evaluation and design-in of Avago’s RF semiconductors, Richardson stocks a designer kit, which includes samples and detailed application notes. Evaluation boards are also available.