Ampleon (Spin-off from NXP) has announced the extension of its portfolio of GaN RF power transistors based on a 0.5um HEMT process technology. Comprising 10 W, 30 W, 50 W and 100 W devices, over ten transistors are currently available suitable for multiple applications such as drivers up to C band, through to 100W and 200W push-pull packages for use in final stages up to S band. Housed in a compact and thermally stable ceramic package, the whole CLF1G family of devices are ideal for use in a broad range of applications that need to meet specific requirements of SWaP (size, weight and power).With the adoption of GaN into markets beyond A&D, they foresee significant growth opportunities in the years to come. Optimized for best in class linearity, power efficiency, and broadband power performance, Ampleon’s GaN devices are available with electrical models, reference designs and demonstration boards. Typical applications include use in commercial aviation and radar applications, aerospace and defence systems, and broadband solutions.Devices available include the CLF1G0035S-50, a broadband 50W amplifier capable of operation from DC through to 3.5 GHz that is designed for operation up to 50V and having excellent VSWR (ruggedness) capabilities of 10:1. 100W devices have just been released, and Ampleon are currently sampling other types for mass production during early 2016.Being a European supplier, Ampleon is a so called ‘ITAR-free’ supplier, a factor that is appreciated by its customers in the worldwide A&D marketplace. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the EAR (Export Administration Regulations) are export control regulations run by different departments of the US Government.
Ashley Bastock With about 6:46 to go in the second quarter, things were not looking good for the Cavaliers.LeBron James had just recorded his fourth foul in the first half, (a first for him) and on the next possession Cleveland found themselves down by 13 points.The Cavs ended the half only down by 10, thanks to Kyrie Irving. Without him, it would have been a lot worse, and the Cavaliers likely wouldn’t have walked away with a 112-99 victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.Irving finished the night with a new career playoff high 42 points on 15-of-22 shooting, half of which came in the third quarter.Following the win, Irving said that he just got in a zone, and it seemed like it was out of necessity.“You almost hit … like a runner’s high, where you get so juiced up when you see a few shots going in, and then you feel the emotion kind of takeover, and then shots just start to fall in,” Irving said.“I’m saying to myself, ‘They cannot tie up this series. They cannot. We cannot go to Boston 2-2, and then it becomes almost an even series.’”Irving on his scoring run: “you almost hit like a runner’s high” pic.twitter.com/bL8Fy4noi0— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) May 24, 2017Irving ended the second quarter scoring 12 of the Cavs’ final 14 points without James in the game. Those 12 points would just pave the way for his offensive onslaught in the third.When the Cavs came back from the locker room after halftime, Irving seemed perfectly content to put the team on his back and tell them to come along for the ride.Whether it was carving the Boston defense to bits with his signature shake-and-bake drives to the basket, or spreading the Celtics defense while hitting three-pointers, Irving proved once again that he can be depended upon when the Cavs, or James, face adversity.“I’ve been saying he’s a special kid. He’s a special talent. As the stakes get higher and higher, his game gets higher and higher,” James said.“He rose to the occasion, and he put the team on his back, and we definitely needed that effort from him.”James on Irving: “As the stakes get higher and higher, his game gets higher and higher.” pic.twitter.com/vFKIY15YcD— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) May 24, 2017“This was a special night for him. It’s tough to put into words,” Kevin Love said.In the third quarter, Irving scored 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Behind Irving’s play, the Cavs increased their shooting percentage from 47.2 percent at the half to 57.9 percent heading into the final twelve minutes of the game, with an 87-80 lead.The third quarter wasn’t all positive, however. One scary moment (albeit brief) was Irving rolling his ankle after going up for a layup. He would later get up, and jog off the apparent injury.“I wasn’t coming out for any margin,” Irving said. “I wasn’t coming out.”While Irving only scored three points in the fourth quarter, James scored 15, and it was clear that the Cavs were not going to let their lead deplete.Along with Irving’s 42 points, James finished the night with 34, and Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds– making the Big Three’s combined offensive output 93 out of 112 points.With the win, the Cavs improve to 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. They’ll travel to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday, at 8:30 p.m. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related TopicsBoston CelticsCleveland CavaliersKyrie IrvingLebron JamesTyronn Lue
The Washington Redskins lost to the Minnesota Vikings 38-30 at home. Injuries continued to hurt the Redskins this week on both sides of the ball, but this was a winnable game. Today’s loss dropped them below .500 to four wins and five losses. The battle for a playoff spot will be uphill from here on out.Quarterback: Kirk Cousins continues to not be the Redskins’ problem, but could have played better. Cousins threw for 327 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, and added two touchdowns rushing. Even though we would have liked to see Cousins throw for more than one TD, it’s hard to blame a QB who puts up 30 points with little to no help from his RBs. Grade BRunning Backs: Lead back Rob Kelley went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return. Even with Kelley, the Redskins rushing attack has been atrocious, routinely averaging around three yards per carry. Today saw a similar pattern, with Kelley, Chris Thompson, and rookie Samaje Perine combining for 71 yards rushing on 22 attempts (3.23 YPC). Thompson continued to be involved in the passing game, racking up 41 yards receiving. Grade CReceivers: Former practice squad player Maurice Harris had what might be the catch of the year for the Redskins only receiving TD in the first quarter. Other than Harris’ gem, Redskins receivers were nothing to write home about. They were again led in yards by a tight end; Vernon Davis racked up 76 yards on seven receptions with Jordan Reed out. Jamison Crowder also added 76 yards to lead WRs in yards. Terrelle Pryor continued to be a complete non-factor this week. Grade B-Offensive Line: Kirk Cousins was sacked only once this week for fourteen yards lost, an improvement on past weeks. While the RB committee’s 3.23 YPC is still poor, it is up from past weeks as well. Considering how injury plagued the OL is, this week was not horrendous. Grade BDefensive Line: Case Keenum was sacked zero times. He had all the time needed to drop back and throw for four touchdowns. The DL is riddled with injuries, but the Redskins need to find a way to deal with it soon, as it is a major problem in their defense. Grade FLinebackers: The Linebackers were not any better than the DL. Partially responsible for Keenum’s ample pocket time, and partially responsible for poor coverage, the Linebackers were a problem this week. Grade FSecondary: DJ Swearinger had two INTs late in the game. Other than that, it would be difficult to find positives in the secondary. All four of Keenum’s TD passes were to different receivers, and Adam Thielen tore them apart for 166 yards and a touchdown. Grade DSpecial teams: Kicker Nick Rose was three for three on field goals and three for three on extra points, including a 55 yard FG. It would have been nice to see Rose pull off an onside kick to get the ball back for a final drive, but that might be asking too much. Grade A-Coaching staff: Giving Terrelle Pryor’s snaps to Maurice Harris paid off nicely this week. It was also a good call to have Samaje Perine run it on 4th and 1; his conversion led to a Cousins rush TD. When it comes down to it, there’s little a coach can do to make his secondary not get torn apart, which is what happened today. Grade A-Overall: Today’s loss boiled down to bad defense. Corners and safeties were routinely beat and Case Keenum had nothing but time to work. Grade CPlease follow and like us: