10 January 2018
RFMW to distribute Keysight’s MMIC portfolio
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Keysight Technologies Inc of Santa Rosa, CA, USA has announced a distribution agreement with RFMW Ltd.
Keysight designs and makes high-frequency indium phosphide (InP) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) devices providing broadband performance from DC to 110GHz. Product families include switches, attenuators, amplifiers, mixers, limiters, frequency doublers, detector diodes and pre-scalers.
RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised worldwide for Keysight’s MMIC portfolio.
“Keysight’s MMIC portfolio offers designers an optimized tradeoff of performance, power, size and cost,” comments Keysight’s business development manager Dave Savage. “The broadband performance of our devices allows full bandwidth designs and eliminates narrow band, switched path architectures that are complex, power hungry and ultimately, expensive. RFMW’s worldwide organization of RF experienced sales people are uniquely positioned to understand the benefits Keysight brings to the market and can engage appropriate customers early in their design process to help them realize their broadband designs with the quickest time-to-market,” he adds.
“Keysight products offer some unique and technically advanced solutions for customers developing broadband product for applications such as aerospace and defense,” comments RFMW’s president & CEO Joel Levine. “The diversity of products can also populate many of the blocks in a transceiver front end,” he adds. “With current and future radio development, these devices will find homes in a wide range of applications and complement other devices in our supplier’s portfolios, enabling the RFMW sales team to better support new product designs.”