Microchip Technology introduced the SST12CP12 power amplifier. The SST12CP12 is a 2.4 GHz high-power and high-gain power amp. The chip supports the 256-QAM ultra-high data rate modulation. The SST12CP12 is available now for sampling and volume production, in a 3x3x0.55 mm, 16-pin QFN package. It is priced at $0.976 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Analog Devices announced their AD8420 micropower, wide-supply-range instrumentation amplifier. The ADI AD8420 amp features a high CMRR (common-mode rejection ratio) of 100 dB, 75 uA of power consumption, wide 2.7 V to 36 V single and +/-18 V dual-power supply range. The AD8420 instrumentation amplifier (8-lead MSOP) is available now for $0.89 (price each per 1000). It is ideal for portable and battery-powered precision signal healthcare and instrumentation applications such as infusion pumps, remote and handheld metering equipment and smart phones.