Skyworks Enables Next-Generation Heart Defibrillators

Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that its high-reliability optocouplers are providing vital connectivity functionality in implantable cardiac defibrillators from a leading medical device provider. Skyworks’ photovoltaic optocouplers establish the critical link between power supply circuits and control electronics.

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Fujitsu Successfully Triples Output Power of GaN Transistors

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced they have developed a crystal structure that both increases current and voltage in GaN HEMTs, effectively tripling the output power of transistors used for microwave transmitters. The higher power GaN HEMT technology can serve as a power amplifier for equipment such as weather radar, expanding the observation range of the radar by approximately 2.3x and enabling early detection of cumulonimbus clouds that can develop into torrential rainstorms.

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China Mobile Hong Kong First to Complete 5G Network End-to-End Testing

China Mobile Hong Kong is the first network provider in Hong Kong to successfully complete end-to-end 5G network testing (client terminal to application). By using CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the company has successfully built a 5G network that enables an end-to-end connectivity to the Internet, computers or non-5G mobile terminals can also connect to this 5G network via Wi-Fi emitted by CPE for a smooth Internet connection. 5G compatible smartphones are yet to be widely available until the second half of 2019, thus early 5G network is expected to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to 5G applications via CPE.

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