Hittite Microwave Corporation has launched the HMC6980, a 10 MHz to 20 GHz power amplifier module that is ideal for EW, ECM, radar, fiber optic and test equipment applications. The HMC6980 is a GaAs MMIC PHEMT Power Amplifier in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable SMA connectors which operates between 0.01 GHz and 20 GHz. The amplifier provides 12 dB of gain, up to +36 dBm output IP3 and up to +28 dBm of output power at 1 dB gain compression. Gain flatness is excellent over the entire 2 to 18 GHz frequency band. The wideband amplifier I/Os are internally matched to 50 Ohms and are DC blocked. Integrated voltage regulators allow for flexible biasing of both the negative and positive supply pins, while internal bias sequencing circuitry assures robust operation. This product is available from stock and can be ordered online from Hittite. You can find amplifier products from Hittite on everything RF and search for them using our parametric search tools. Click here to find other amplifiers from Hittite.
Story as aired: On Tuesday, November 28, Eni was granted permission to drill oil exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea. This is the first time in two years, the federal government has approved an oil company’s request to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved an application from Eni to drill in U.S. Arctic waters. According to the release, the exploratory drilling could begin as early as next month. The drilling is set to take place from Spy Island, a gravel artificial island near Prudhoe Bay. In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore drilling leases for places in the Arctic that had previously been off-limits. Eni currently has 18 production wells on the island and nearby onshore leases that extract oil from state lands. Eni said they will use extended-reach drilling techniques to reach federal submerged lands.