The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is one step closer to finalizing a report on the Central Everglades Planning Project after receiving unanimous approval to release the document for state and agency review in the next few weeks.This milestone was achieved today at the Corps’ Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) in Washington D.C., which served as the follow-up meeting to the April 22 CWRB that determined additional time was needed to complete the policy assessment of the report. The extra review time was taken to ensure consistency with legal requirements, Corps policies, and administration priorities. The board concluded that the final report is ready to be released for state and agency review after their recommended revisions are incorporated into the report. It is anticipated that the report will be released in the next few weeks.“We now have a report that’s ready to move forward with state and agency review,” said Col. Alan Dodd, Jacksonville District commander. “I’m sincerely grateful for everyone’s patience and continual support as we worked on our assessment. CEPP is moving forward and we remain committed to delivering a quality final report that is ready for congressional authorization.”The state and agency review will begin once the board’s recommended revisions are incorporated into the report and are coordinated with the local sponsor, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). It is anticipated that this will take between 4-6 weeks to complete. Once the report is updated, a notice will be published in the Federal Register, starting the 30-day state and agency review period. Comments and responses during the review will be incorporated into the final report and the Chief of Engineers Report, also known as a Chief’s Report, will be finalized for signature. The signed Chief’s Report will then be submitted to the administration for review. Based on this timeline, it is anticipated that the final Chief’s Report will be submitted to Congress this summer.“We have made great progress with this report, but there’s still more work to be done before it’s ready to be submitted for congressional authorization,” said Dodd. “Our goal is to deliver a completed Chief of Engineers report by this summer following state, agency and administration reviews. We’re on track to deliver the final report this summer, in less than three years since the study initiated, and we remain dedicated to achieving this goal.”[mappress]Press Release, May 26, 2014
Ampleon has launched the Gen10 series of LDMOS RF power transistors that operate from 1800 to 2700 MHz and deliver over 15 watts of power with an efficiency of greater than 48%. These transistors have specifically been designed to meet the demands of the cellular industry for more power efficient base station designs, the Gen10 family reduces power consumption, shrinks the size and weight of the power amplifier, and lowers the operating temperature of infrastructure equipment.Due to an innovative implementation of internal decoupling, these transistors enable wide band operation, where a single PA can cover a complete LTE band simultaneously.The Gen10 series of RF power transistors include:BLC10G18XS-320AVT: 1805 – 1880 MHz, more than 47.5 dBm average, greater than 51.5 % efficiencyBLC10G20LS-240PWT: 1805 – 1880 MHz, 47.5 dBm average, greater than 52 % efficiency (in a 3-way PA)BLC10G22LS-100AWT: 2110 – 2200 MHz, 42 dBm average, greater than 49.3 % efficiencyBLC10G22XS-400AVT: 2110 – 2200 MHz, more than 49.4 dBm, greater than 48.6 % efficiencyBLC10G27XS-320AVT: 2500 – 2700 MHz, more than 47.1 dBm, greater than 47.5 % efficiencyNote: The datasheet of these products could not be found on the Ampleon website yet.Gen10 devices are assembled using Ampleon’s innovative and most cost effective ACP3 packaging. The Gen10 family of devices will be showcased on Ampleon’s booth at International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 6 – 8th June, Honolulu, Hawaii.