Qorvo has introduced three new Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) modules that further expand the power and frequency range of their Spatium amplifier family. The modules are optimized for electronic warfare applications, enabling defense customers to use ultra-wideband SSPA technology as an alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). The Spatium amplifier family was originally created by Cap Wireless and then acquired by TriQuint which is now Qorvo.The need for wider bandwidth, higher frequency and higher performance is expected to drive growth for gallium nitride (GaN) in defense applications, with the market to approach $342 million by 2020. The Spatium technology with GaN places Qorvo in an ideal position to address defense TWTA replacements without compromising high power and broadband performance. Spatium products feature ultra-efficient RF power-combining capabilities built on GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) MMIC technology. This creates a highly stable, reliable, high-performance TWTA alternative for demanding airborne, electronic warfare, test and simulation applications. Solid-state Spatium modules have longer service lifetimes than comparable TWTAs, and offer advantages in size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C).The new modules include a 2-6 GHz/300-watt unit, a 2-18 GHz/60-watt unit, and a 2-8 GHz/150-watt unit. Each unit is available as a solo amplifier building block or as a Spatium-based rack mountable box with a driver, internal power supply and fan, suitable for bench-top demonstration or laboratory test equipment.Specifications:
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), in a bid to address the increased adoption of Bluetooth mesh networking in Smart Home solutions, has formed a new Smart Home Subgroup. The announcement follows the decision from a growing number of market leaders to adopt Bluetooth mesh networking as a strategic communications protocol for smart home solutions.The new Smart Home Subgroup has been established to create additional Bluetooth mesh model specifications for smart home and related applications. Mesh models constitute the application layer of Bluetooth mesh networking and define the behavior of devices connected to a Bluetooth mesh network. For example, mesh models define how a Bluetooth mesh light is controlled by a Bluetooth mesh switch. Like all Bluetooth technology specifications, the mesh models developed by this subgroup will be available to all member companies for use in conjunction with the Bluetooth mesh networking specifications, thereby enabling multi-vendor interoperability in the smart home.Over 60 member companies are participating in the new Smart Home Subgroup including Alibaba, GCT Semiconductor, Lierda, MediaTek, Midea Group IoT Company, Nordic Semiconductor, Novel Bits, S-Labs, Telink Semiconductor, Synopsys, UL Verification Services, and Xiaomi.Bluetooth Mesh is one of the IoT protocols being used for smart home and building. It facilitates flexible deployment of smart device networks with elastic extension and lower latency, and thus brings better user experiences with rich smart life scenes. From smart lighting, smart home, smart building to smart city, the possibility for Bluetooth mesh is limitless. With the proliferation of voice assistant devices and AIoT everywhere, the technology sees continued development to meet the rapidly growing demand for advanced connectivity and truly intelligent smart home experiences.Launched in July of 2017, Bluetooth mesh was created to enable the deployment of large scale device networking solutions, such as those used in control, monitoring, and automation systems. It was developed from the beginning to meet the strict reliability, security, and performance needs of industrial and commercial markets. Since its launch, over 105 products with Bluetooth mesh networking capability have been qualified from leading silicon, stack, component, and end product vendors (a complete list of Bluetooth mesh qualified products can be found here).
Filipino-English James Younghusband plays for the Azkals during a 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup match. He announced his retirement from the sport on June 25, ending the legacy of the Younghusbands in Philippine Football. AFF SUZUKI CUP “(It’s) time to say goodbye. Thank you for the amazing memories. I have loved playing this game,” wrote James. MANILA –The legacy of the Younghusbands in Philippine Football has ended following James’ decision to hang his boots. James first played professional football in 2005 with English football club AFC Wimbledon. He also made his first national team appearance the same year.The Younghusbands then moved to the Philippines and became mainstays for the Azkals.“I feel lucky to have experienced wonderful memories and I am thankful for every moment of my time with my clubs and country,” said James, who wrapped up his international career with 12 goals in 101 appearances. James – Phil’s older brother – announced his formal retirement on his social media accounts on Thursday. Aside from James’ one-year stint with Ceres-Negros, he also suited up for local football clubs Loyola Meralco Sparks and Davao Aguilas./PN “Thank you to my family, bosses, managers, coaches, team mates, opponents, and all my supporters who have been part of my professional career,” the former midfielder added. The younger Younghusband, on the other hand, retired from the game November last year. The 33-year-old Filipino-British’s last professional club was Ceres-Negros FC. The team ruled the 2019 Philippines Football League and 2019 Copa Paulino Alcantara.
President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on Wednesday redeemed his financial pledge to the Super Eagles in his Ikoyi office in Lagos.Represented by the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Mr. Olakunle Alake, Dangote promised to continue his support to the development of sport in Nigeria.Representatives of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) team in attendance during the presentation of cheque are: Super Eagles Equipment Manager Chidi Ngoka, Super Eagles Team Administrator, Dayo Achor Enebi and Super Eagles International, John Ogu.Recall that Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) revealed during the just concluded African Cup of Nations that the Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote promised $50,000 for every goal scored during their Semi-Final match against Algeria while Femi Otedola promised to pay $25,000 per goal for the same match.
Beginning on Friday, MLB teams can keep up to 40 active players on their rosters. As a result, the Cleveland Indians have made a slew of moves, and expanded their roster to 34 players.Per a release this morning, the team activated outfielders Abraham Almonte, Lonnie Chisenhall and RHP Josh Tomlin from the 15-day disabled list.They also activated RHP Dan Otero from the paternity list.Almonte has been out with a hamstring strain since Aug. 18. Tomlin injured his hamstring as well on July 30, and made one rehab start for Mahoning Valley just last week. Chisenhall has missed the entire second half of the season after suffering a calf strain in early July prior to the All-Star break.The Indians also recalled their No. 1 prospect, catcher Francisco Mejia, from Class Double-A Akron. Mejia is hitting .297 this season for Akron, with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs. He was also selected for both the midseason and postseason Eastern League All-Star teams.Also from Akron, the Indians selected the contract of outfielder Greg Allen. Allen has spent the entire season in Akron, and has hit .264 for the RubberDucks with 24 RBIs. He’s also managed to steal 21 bases on 23 attempts.From Columbus, the team also recalled the pitching trio of Kyle Crockett, Shawn Morimando and Adam Plutko. In 51 relief appearances, Crockett is 5-5 and has a 3.38 ERA. Morimando is 10-9 in 26 starts with a 4.41 ERA, while Plutko has posted a 7-12 record and a 5.90 ERA.Finally, the Tribe recalled RHP Dylan Baker from Class Triple-A Columbus and placed him on the 60-day disabled list. Related TopicsAbraham AlmonteAdam PlutkoCleveland IndiansDylan BakerFrancisco MejiaGreg AllenJosh TomlinKyle CrockettLonnie ChisenhallMLBShawn Morimando 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 Ashley Bastock
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Pekka Salminen of Finland had to settle for his second straight runnerup finish with 259.5 after jumps of 125 and 130 meters, while Noriaki Kasai, who landed jumps of 128 and 122 meters, followed in third. SAPPORO – Japan’s Hideharu Miyahira capped an outstanding weekend when he soared to victory at the STV Cup International ski jumping meet Sunday.Miyahira, who won the HTB International meet Saturday, nailed the day’s longest jump of 139.5 meters on the K-120 Okurayama hill and followed up with a 129-meter effort to accumulate a winning total of 280.8 points for his first STV title.
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Takao broke Nakamura at 4-4 in the second set and held serve before finishing out the match.Nakamura made her first final appearance in two years but failed in her title bid again. Erika Takao battled to a 7-6, 6-4 victory over top seed Aiko Nakamura on Saturday to claim her first women’s singles title at the National Tennis Championships.The 19-year-old Takao, the second seed, took control of the match with pinpoint shots, shutting down the 22-year-old Nakamura’s aggressive style of play at Ariake Tennis Forest Park. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Lewis Hamilton was worried about Max Verstappen before the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. Worried, too, about how the Mercedes tires would cope under a searing summer sun after wilting last week in the lesser heat of Silverstone.His concerns proved as unfounded as his 88th career victory was comprehensive. The six-time world champion is now within three of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One (F1) record of 91 wins.Hamilton beat Verstappen by 24 seconds to extend his championship lead over him to 37 points – 132 to 95 – after six races. “I was just in a daze out there. I felt really good,” Hamilton said. “I didn’t even know it was the last lap I was so zoned in.” His teammate Valtteri Bottas is fading from the picture, and already languishes 43 points behind Hamilton, despite winning the first race of the season.Hamilton’s fourth win of the coronavirus-shortened campaign was also timely, considering Verstappen’s superb win last Sunday – when Mercedes anxiety levels rose.“It was a surprise because we had that problem with the tyres last weekend,” Hamilton said. “But we seem to have understood it.”The pre-race thinking from Mercedes was that Verstappen – who has eight podiums in the last nine races – was the favourite. But a thrilling contest never happened, and Verstappen’s priority became keeping Bottas in third place. “It was good to split the two Mercedes. I didn’t have the pace like Lewis but I’m happy with second,” he said. “The start was crucial to get ahead of Valtteri.”Although Bottas secured a bonus point for the fastest lap, he is six powints behind Verstappen in the standings.The winding 4.7-kilometre ( 2.9-mile) Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with its combination of slow and fast corners, is one of the hardest for overtaking. AP Driver Championship standings1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 132 2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 95 3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 89 4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 45 5. Lance Stroll (Racing Point) 40 6. Alex Albon (Red Bull) 40 7. Lando Norris (McLaren) 39 8. Sergio Perez (Racing Point) 32 9. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) 23 10. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) 20 1. Mercedes 221 2. Red Bull 135 3. Racing Point 63 4. McLaren 62 5. Ferrari 61 6. Renault 36 7. AlphaTauri 16 8. Alfa Romeo 2 9. Haas 1 10. Williams 0 Spanish GP results1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 25 2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 18 3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 16 4. Lance Stroll (Racing Point) 12 5. Sergio Perez (Racing Point) 10 6. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) 8 7. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 6 8. Alex Albon (Red Bull) 4 9. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) 10. Lando Norris (McLaren) 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Pangos insists it’s not pressure, even if it remains the question that has lingered his entire career at Gonzaga.For all their wins, the Bulldogs have not reached the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament since 2009. That fact has created a drive for Pangos and his teammates to finally end the string of early departures.“There is a process of what it takes along the way, to focus on what it takes to win that one game,” Pangos said. “It’s not in my mind. My mind is what we have to do.”There may not be a better chance for the second-seeded Bulldogs (33-2) to reach the Sweet 16 than Sunday’s matchup with No. 7 seed Iowa, playing essentially a home game just four hours from campus in an arena where they’re comfortable.Five straight years Gonzaga has exited the tournament in the round of 32. It has reached the second weekend only twice in the last 14 tournaments.Being at this stage is familiar for the Bulldogs. And so is the disappointment that followed.The Bulldogs haven’t always been handed the easiest round of 32 assignments since last reaching the Sweet 16 in 2009. Only once during this five-year run was Gonzaga the higher seed.Twice they were knocked out by No. 1 seeds: Syracuse in 2010 and Arizona in 2014. Second-seeded Ohio State eliminated the Bulldogs in 2012 and a year earlier it was No. 3 BYU. The one that sticks out the most is two years ago when Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed and got knocked out by ninth-seeded Wichita State as the Shockers made a surprising run to the Final Four.Ultimately, for Gonzaga’s stature nationally, it’s more than just getting to the second weekend. It was 16 years ago when Gonzaga burst onto the national scene with an unlikely run to a regional final. The Bulldogs have not been back to the Elite Eight since and waiting in the round of 16 is No. 11 seed UCLA, a team Gonzaga beat 87-74 in Los Angeles in December.That’s all in the bigger picture. The more immediate worry is the trouble Iowa (22-11) can cause with size and athleticism that matches Gonzaga’s at nearly every position.“We haven’t seen size like this in any of our non-league games or anything. This is a really, really long team,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “When we’re on offense, it’s going to be interesting to see how our guys adjust to that.”No team among the four winners in Seattle on Friday was more impressive than Iowa with its 83-52 blowout of Davidson. Aaron White displayed his explosiveness as a scorer with 17 of his 26 points coming in a seven-minute span of the second half.The Hawkeyes understand they will essentially be playing a road game. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for Iowa, with wins this season at North Carolina, Ohio State and Michigan.“It still comes down to what happens when you take the floor,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “Do you take care of the ball, do you move the ball, do you get good shots, can you rebound with this team?”Here are other things to watch for as the schools meet for just the third time:WILTJER WHITE: No, that’s not an unknown character from “Breaking Bad.” While they may not always match up against each other, the showdown between Iowa’s White and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer will be one to watch.They’re both power forwards with the skills of a guard. Wiltjer is more of a pure shooter, while White excels at working off the ball and getting his points through movement. Both can go inside and work on the low block with success.CHOOSING TEMPO: Iowa can play fast offensively. It’s one of eight teams in the round of 64 to top 80 points. But getting into a track meet with Gonzaga might be risky. The Bulldogs averaged 79 points for the season and topped 80 points 19 times.“Nothing would change for us in terms of what have we try to do,” McCaffery said. “We try to score in the 80s every game if we can.”IOWA’S STREAK: While most of the attention is on whether Gonzaga can finally get back to a Sweet 16, Iowa has its own second-weekend drought. The Hawkeyes last played in the round of 16 in 1999. The victory over Davidson was Iowa’s first tourney win since 2001.
South Carolina evened its all-time Independence Bowl record at 1-1 as the Gamecocks won a nail-biter against Miami, 24-21, in the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl.The Gamecocks (7-6) racked up nearly 300 yards through the air, led by sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper. He earned offensive MVP honors with 170 yards receiving, the fifth-most in bowl history, while his nine catches are tied for fifth in the Independence Bowl record book.“Oh, he can make plays now,” head coach Steve Spurrier said of Cooper. “We know he’s a playmaker. We couldn’t spring him on any runs out of the backfield. I don’t know what our yards per carry were, but they weren’t very good. We did make some passing yards and our defense did a good job making a whole bunch of tackles.”Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson completed 22-34 passes for 294 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. His 64.7 completion percentage is fourth-best in Bowl history.Defensively, sophomore linebacker Skai Moore led the way with 11 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, on his way to being named defensive MVP.For Miami (6-7), junior running back Duke Johnson put on an impressive performance against the Gamecocks, rushing for 132 yards on 24 carries. He also led the Hurricanes in receiving with five catches for 51 yards. His 183 yards from scrimmage are sixth-most in Bowl history.True freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya completed 19-33 passes for 236 yards with one touchdown and one interception.“We had good focus and good practices,” Miami head coach Al Golden said. “A lot of the younger guys here brought that energy you’re talking about. We had a lot of guys play here tonight. We didn’t play well enough to win but we played hard.”With the three-point South Carolina victory, 11 of the past 16 Independence Bowl contests have been decided by seven points or fewer.–Stefan Nolet, Duck Commander Independence BowlTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo