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Ampleon has added a new LDMOS power transistor to its family of extremely rugged power transistors designed specifically for use in high power amplifiers operating in the 10 to 500 MHz. Suiting use in a wide variety of broadcast and industrial applications, and capable of operating with a VSWR up to 65:1, the device is rated to deliver 1,700 Watt CW or 1,900 Watt pulsed.The BLF189XR will be available in two variants. The BLF189XRB delivers 40% more output power than the BLF188XR (1900 Watts pulsed) and is aimed at applications working at frequencies up to 150 MHz. The second product will be the BLF189XRA, can deliver 20% more output power compared to the current BLF188XR (1700 Watts pulsed), and is optimized to operate across the entire band up to 500 MHz.The rugged BLF189XR provides excellent efficiency in a small package with a very low cost per watt. It enables customers to deliver high power by reducing the number of transistors required to build a high power system. This transistor has been developed using Ampleon’s industry respected ‘XR’ extremely rugged Gen6HV LDMOS 50 V process technology.In addition to FM broadcast applications, the this transistor can be used for industrial, scientific and medical equipment include plasma generators, medical scanners and particle accelerators. Industrial RF heating, drying and thawing are other possible uses.The BLF189XR is constructed in an SOT539A package. An optional earless flanged SOT539B package device, the BLF189XRS, is also available. It will be available in sampling quantities toward the end of this year with general availability approximately four months later. Its sister device, BLF189XRA, will sample by January 2017, with release during 2nd quarter of 2017.
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Moresby South Rugby League (MSRL) chairman Brown Murema has questioned the validity of PNGRFL board’s positions which cease effective as of March 31 as the AGM has been deferred to another month. Murema said: “The PNGRFL board will be dissolved after that and what will happen next, so all the leagues throughout the country must be advised of the outcome. “While I fully support and thank the PNGRFL board for taking the initiative to suspend all the leagues from running their competitions right across the country due to coronavirus pandemic. “It is for the good of our players to take precaution measures to stay healthy and keep fit. “However, the AGM has been deferred to another month (April) which also exceeds the validity of the board’s term of office and there will no longer any board according to the provisions of the PNGRFL constitution. “The board will be dissolved on March 31 which means that those holding office will no longer hold titles thereafter. It will be a mockery if they remain in office right through to the AGM which is obviously in April so, is there is any provision that stipulates the continuation as such.”
Several umpires went on strike this week over a dispute over their pay. This caused a delay in games for the senior tournament.Speaking at the presentation of the 2015 Digicel netball national championships this afternoom, an angry Abel expressed concern at what the umpires had done.”You delayed my championships over money. You should always put the players first before yourselves.””Don’t ever take out your grievances on the players,” said Abel.