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4 March 2008


Digi-Key stocking Cree’s SiC RF power MESFETs

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA says that its silicon carbide (SiC) metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MESFETs) are now in stock and ready for shipment from electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corp of Thief River Falls, MN, USA.

Cree’s 10W CRF24010 and 60W CRF24060 are uninternally matched SiC RF transistors, capable of supporting extremely wide operational bandwidths. The firm adds that SiC MESFETs are optimized for applications such as wideband military communications, secure homeland defense communications, Class A and A/B amplifiers, TDMA, EDGE, CDMA, W-CDMA broadband amplifiers, and WiMAX.

Also available through Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs are the CRF24010-TB and CRF24060-TB Demonstration Test Fixtures.

“The power density and efficiency advantages of Cree’s MESFETs will enable scores of engineers to enhance the performance of their new designs,” says Digi-Key’s president and chief operating officer Mark Larson.

“Cree’s 48V products have proven to be extremely useful in applications requiring high power and efficiency over wide operational bandwidths – especially for those operating in high thermal environments,” says Cree’s director of RF and Microwave products Jim Milligan. “We’re confident the convenience of using Digi-Key’s distribution services will help accelerate the adoption of the technology.”

See related item:

Cree SiC MESFETs used in MILMEGA’s UHF power amplifiers

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