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May 14, 2005
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New Waves: MTT-S Product Showcase
The following booth numbers are complete as of April 15, 2005

Aluminum Flange Stock

This aluminum waveguide flange stock is available in sizes ranging from WR22 to WR137 and double ridged sizes WRD 180, 580, 650 and 750. This 6063 extruded aluminum material precludes the need to broche corners in the windows of aluminum bar stock to manufacture flanges. The waveguide window is centered within 0.002" of the outside dimensions, and is within 0.002" of the selected waveguide opening. Aluminum flange stock complements other waveguide products. Delivery: same day shipping for all items in stock.

A-Alpha Waveguide Co.,
El Segundo, CA
(310) 322-3497,
Booth 958 RS 216

Microwave and RF Design Software

This version 6.3 of the LINMIC microwave and RF IC design suite is a geometry- and EM-based suite of integrated tools for the efficient design, optimization and layout of passive and active, single-layer and multilayer, linear and nonlinear RF and microwave circuits. In this release, the active device modeling has been extended for consideration and extraction of temperature dependencies of FET/HEMT model parameters. These dependencies can be taken into account in DC-, AC- and harmonic balance circuit simulation when using LINMIC, so that active circuits can now be simulated including self-heating effects.

AC Microwave GmbH,
Aachen, Germany,
Booth 1513 RS 217

Dual-channel Waveguide Rotary Joint

This dual-channel waveguide rotary joint is designed for radar applications at X-band (9 to 9.5 GHz) and Ku-band (12.85 to 14.15 GHz). These joints exhibit low insertion loss and good VSWR characteristics, while maintaining high channel isolation. The dual-channel rotary joint (ADRJ) series uses the in-line mode to allow full duplex operation through frequency separation, while the dual-channel polarization rotary joint (ADPRJ) series uses the circular waveguide mode that includes an OMT and polarizer to give quad-channel operation over a 10 percent bandwidth.

Actipass Co. Ltd.,
Giessen, Germany
Booth 673 RS 218

Sputtering Tools

These high volume production proven AMS cluster sputtering tools are ideal for reactive deposition of high quality, highly uniform piezoelectric aluminum nitride (AlN) and other compounds used in BAW/FBAR, MEMS and bio-MEMs devices. The AMS 2004 is a compact, 4" to 8" capable tool ergonomically designed for ease of use and service. A single module tool for R&D is offered and can be retrofitted to a cluster tool platform for volume production. AMS offers a development foundry service for AlN BAW/MEMs.

Advanced Modular Sputtering Inc.,
Goleta, CA
(805) 692-0913,
Booth 1063 RS 219

High Power Transistor

The model 2731-115M is a high power transistor rated to provide a minimum power output of 115 W, 8+ dB of power gain over the band 2.7 to 3.1 GHz. This transistor offers a supply voltage of 36 V, pulse width of 200 ms and duty of 10 percent.

Advanced Power Technology RF,
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 986-8031,
Booth 1654 RS 220

DC Blocks and Bias Tees

These 7/16 DIN DC blocks and bias tees are designed for the wireless communications market. The DC blocks are available for both high voltage (3000 V) and low voltage (100 V) applications up to 2.8 GHz. The new high current, 7 amp bias tees are available for applications between 500 MHz to 2.5 GHz. These units offer a variety of connection options for the DC input, including a solder post model.

Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 426-5553,
Booth 1739 RS 221

6 GHz Programmable Attenuators

This series of 6 GHz relay switched programmable attenuators is specifically designed for wireless/cellular, RF simulation/emulation and communication test applications. Other features include choice of attenuation range and steps (0 to 55/1 dB, 0 to 103/1 dB and 0 to 55.75/0.25 dB); SWR of 1.45 and high quality construction and SMA connectors. Custom designs and configurations are available.

Aeroflex/Weinschel Inc.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 846-9222,
Booth 1739 RS 222

High Power Microwave System

The XBFEA is a high power microwave system that operates at X-band and incorporates a high power transmitter, a low noise receiver, a DC-DC conversion module and BIT and LRU interface module. This high power assembly transmits 200 W of RF energy to the antenna and includes numerous system protect functions and BIT/FIT circuitry in each module. These high power systems are primarily designed and manufactured for the US military.

Aethercomm Inc.,
San Marcos, CA
(760) 598-4340,
Booth 1802 RS 223

Signal Studio Software

The Signal Studio software’s recent release includes WiMAX, UWB and wideband signal corrections. Signal Studio is a suite of PC-based software tools used to simplify the creation of I/Q waveforms for specific test applications, including distortion test, radar simulation and wideband communications system evaluation. Signal Studio features an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface to set various signal parameters for flexible waveform generation. Price: Toolkit (wideband signal corrections) starts at $9,198; 802.16-2004 (WiMAX) starts at $7,665; UWB starts at $10,000.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Signal Sources Division,
Santa Rosa, CA
(800) 829-4444,
Booth 1325 RS 224

Wideband Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The model N6031A is a wideband arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that simultaneous-ly delivers 1.25 GS/s and 10-bits of vertical resolution. Designed for digital signal processing (DSP) and system engineers working with ultra-wideband (UWB) and data communications applications, the N6031A provides up to 1 GHz of IQ bandwidth and more than 50 dBc of spurious free dynamic range for rapidly creating realistic wideband signals. The 10-bit N6031A offers the same option configuration as the higher fidelity (15-bits) N6030A. Price: starts at $30,000.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Advanced Products Initiative,
Santa Rosa, CA
(800) 829-4444,
Booth 1325 RS 225

Microwave Signal Source Analyzer

The E5052A Signal Source Analyzer (SSA) with the new E5053A 26.5 GHz downconverter is an innovative tool designed to evaluate the critical performance characteristics of nearly all types of RF and microwave signal source devices. SSA provides a set of measurements including frequency, power, phase noise and transients. The new downconverter with built-in low noise reference sources for good phase noise sensitivity enables microwave phase noise measurements with cross-correlation technique. This new SSA solution replaces complex racks of test equipment to simplify time-consuming measurements and dramatically reduces test time. Prices start at: E5052A Signal Source Analyzer: $75,000; E5053A 26.5 GHz downconverter: $50,000.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Component Test Division,
Kobe, Japan (800) 829-4444,
Booth 1325 RS 226

Four-port Network Analyzers

The PNA Series now offers four-port solutions up to 67 GHz for microwave and millimeter-wave multiport measurements. In addition to providing high speed measurements with good dynamic range and accuracy, these solutions are ideal for applications such as balanced/differential S-parameters, high power and signal integrity.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Component Test Division,
Santa Rosa, CA
(800) 829-4444,
Booth 1325 RS 227

Successive Detection Log Amplifier

This successive detection log amplifier (SDLA) features 8 ns rise time and 40 ns fall time over the operating frequency of 1 to 18 GHz. SDLAs use a novel approach to achieve amplitude accuracy of ERDLVAs. This amplifier offers a slope change of ±1 to ±2 percent maximum.

Akon Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 432-8039,
Booth 1958 RS 228

Digitally Variable Attenuator

The model ADVAN-218-15DD with options HS25NS is a digitally variable attenuator. The attenuator offers a frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz with an insertion loss of 6 dB, a dynamic range of 15 dB minimum and a switching speed of 25 ns. This module uses 5-bit binary control. Size: 1.90" × 2.00" × 0.45".

American Microwave Corp.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 662-4700,
Booth 1957 RS 229

Copper Clad Strip

This copper clad molybdenum-copper strip material is a high performance metal matrix composite. This material offers an adjustable coefficient of thermal expansion from 6 to 10 ppm/°K or beyond and is available in a variety of ratios (1:3:1, 1:4:1, 1:5:1) and custom profiles as well as a range of Mo-Cu compositions (70/30, 80/20, 85/15). The material is manufactured using the powder metallurgy technology.

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products,
Wallingford, CT (203) 949-8809,
Booth 626 RS 230

Ultra-linear Limiting Amplifier

The model APT55-02001800-D66-LMS is an ultra-linear limiting amplifier that offers an operating frequency of 2 to 18 GHz, a low noise figure of 2.4 dB max, linear gain of 64 dB and a minimum saturated output power of +16 dBm. This connectorized (SMA) amplifier is unconditionally stable and operates in the MIL avionics environment from –55° to +85°C. It also features a two-tone performance minimum of 6 dB amplitude differential for any two output signals in the harmonic band.

AmpliTech Inc.,
Hauppauge, NY
(631) 435-0603,
Booth 2129 RS 231

Dual-channel Power Detector

The model AD8364 is a dual-channel radio frequency (RF) root-mean-square (RMS) power detector for precision measurement of transmit and receive signals up to 2.7 GHz. This power detector measures two complex input signals simultaneously, enabling cellular base station system designers to solve the challenge of accurately measuring RF signals. The AD8364 is ideally suited for next generation cellular infrastructure equipment using complex signals with constantly varying peak-to-average ratios. Size: 5 ¥ 5 mm. Price: $7.85 (1000).

Analog Devices Inc.,
Analog Semiconductor Components Group,
Norwood, MA
(800) 262-5643,
Booth 1155 RS 232

PLL Circuit Design Tool

The ADIsimPLL™ version 2.7 is the recent version of the phase-locked loop circuit design and evaluation tool. This version features enhanced synthesis and simulation capabilities, as well as expanded libraries and Web access, further streamlining the RF development process for customers of ADI’s fractional-N and integrated VCO/PLL products. These products are used in applications such as wireless base stations; WiMAX base stations and terminals; radio links; industrial, instrumentation and test equipment; and satellite communications.

Analog Devices Inc.,
RF and Wireless Systems Group,
Norwood, MA (800) 262-5643,
Booth 1155 RS 233

Ultra-portable Handheld Analyzer

The MT8220A UMTS Master is an ultra-portable handheld node B analyzer that covers the UMTS ranges of 824 to 894 MHz and 1710 to 2170 MHz, as well as 2300 to 2700 MHz and conducts both RF and demodulated measurements. In addition, it functions as a spectrum analyzer with continuous frequency coverage up to 7.1 GHz with a displayed average noise level of typically –153 dBm at 1 GHz and built-in SMART measurements for easy operation. This tool is ideal for 3G/UMTS service providers, contractors and installers who deploy, install and maintain UMTS/WCDMA node B equipment.

Anritsu Co.,
Morgan Hill, CA
(800) 267-4878,
Booth 1339 RS 234

EM Simulation Software

The newly released HFSS v10 and Nexxim v3 are EM simulation software that deliver improvements in RF design complexity and design time. HFSS v10 features distributed computing, fault-tolerant geometry processing and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux v3. Nexxim v3 adds phase noise and time-varying noise analysis, oscillator analysis, native support for Cadence Spectre, model encryption and load-pull analysis. Ansoft Designer v3 includes a new dynamic link with HFSS and script-based DRC checking.

Ansoft Corp.,
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 261-3200,
Booth 1313 RS 235

In-line mm-Wave Frequency Multipliers

This in-line millimeter-wave frequency multiplier covers the 18 to 60 GHz frequency range. These passive in-line multipliers are offered with ×2 and ×3 frequency multiplication ratio with a conversion loss of 13 dB typical for the A2X1826-0 with +17 dBm input drive level. These in-line multipliers are ideal to extend the frequency range of dielectric resonator oscillators into the mm-wave bands. The multipliers have a typical input VSWR of 2.5 and are supplied with SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm or 1.85 mm connectors as required.

Antelope Valley Microwave,
Lancaster, CA
(661) 726-9903,
Booth 2006 RS 236

High Frequency Connectors

The SMP series of connectors features blind-mate capability and good electrical performance up to 40 GHz. Standard SMP connectors allow for 0.010" misalignment of mating connectors and an optional “catcher’s mitt” configuration that extends the misalignment tolerance to 0.020" (radial). These connectors are available as straight or right-angle connectors for semi-rigid cable and a variety of receptacle types, along with bullet adapters and panel-mounted shrouds for use with hermetic seals.

Applied Engineering Products,
New Haven, CT
(203) 776-2813,
Booth 541 RS 237

Signal Integrity Solution

The SI 2005 design suite is a cross-domain signal integrity solution specifically developed for designing and analyzing high frequency, high speed electronics circuits. Engineers can identify, analyze and fix signal integrity issues early in the design cycle, ensuring that designs work correctly the first time and speeding time to market. This software suite combines AWR Design Environment™ and unified data model with a signal integrity analysis environment, providing comprehensive, easy-to-use capabilities that work seamlessly in one unified platform. Price: $15,750.

Applied Wave Research Inc.,
El Segundo, CA
(310) 726-3000,
Booth 1637 RS 238

20 W Broadband Amplifier

The model 20S4G11 is a broadband, solid-state amplifier that is designed for low power, high frequency applications. This model is a 20 W, 4 to 10.6 GHz amplifier that joins the 1, 5 and 10 W versions. The 4 to 10.6 GHz frequency response allows users room to grow as the EMC and wireless specifications and requirements demand higher frequencies. This amplifier family also has good linearity, low noise and distortion, which make it ideal for wireless testing.

AR Worldwide RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Souderton, PA
(215) 723-8181,
Booth 1112 RS 239

Absorber Products

The Chip-Cap absorber products are designed for control of high frequency interference from surface-mount or plug-in chips. These products are quickly and conveniently mounted over the noisy chip and are designed to suppress undesirable signals over a wide range of frequencies, from 500 MHz to over 40 GHz. The Chip-Cap consists of a magnetic absorber loaded with metallic powder, encapsulated in flexible polymer. The products function as a mode suppressor or signal isolator to absorb HF energy emanating from the chip package and leads.

ARC Technologies Inc.,
Amesbury, MA
(978) 388-2993,
Booth 725 RS 240

Book and CD-ROM Package

Take advantage of the widest possible range of filtering techniques and still keep design time to a minimum with this book and CD-ROM toolkit. The practical knowledge presented in Digital Filter Design Solutions by Jolyon M. De Freitas enables you to take control of your projects, using the filter coefficients included on the CD-ROM. Get 260 fully characterized, digital filters that are ready to use immediately.

Artech House,
Norwood, MA
(800) 225-9977,
Booth 1605 RS 241

Cable Assembly

This microbend V cable assembly performs up to 67 GHz. The cable assembly with 1.85 mm connectors is a preassembled and tested high performance, flexible alternative to 0.047" semi-rigid cable assemblies, eliminating the need for predefined custom lengths and bend configurations. This assembly features a low loss, a minimum bend radius of 0.060" and is triple shielded for high isolation.

Astrolab Inc.,
Warren, NJ
(732) 560-3800,
Booth 1501 RS 242

Obsolete Connector Replacements

These functional equivalents are fabricated for most RF coaxial connectors and adapters that are obsolete, discontinued or no longer available. These replacements are available in all common interfaces including SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX and other miniature series, and larger interfaces such as BNC, TNC, N, C, SC, HN, LT and LC. Typical body materials include brass, stainless steel and aluminum, plated with gold, silver, nickel, anodize and olive drab. Contacts materials are brass, beryllium copper or phosphor bronze, with gold or silver plating.

Aviel Electronics,
a division of RF Industries,
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 739-8155,
Booth 630 RS 243

Precision Tuner System

This electro-mechanical precision tuner system is designed for characterizing and verifying device models for noise, power or load pull applications. This family of characterization products includes pulsed-IV and device modeling services in addition to its manufacturing test solutions.

Auriga Measurement Systems LLC,
Lowell, MA
(978) 441-1117,
Booth 1954 RS 244

Custom Thick Film Circuits

This thick film product line has been added to its existing line of thin film and MOCVD capabilities. These custom circuits are available as double sided with through hole and plug hole, eight conductive layers on a side, edge metallization, castellation and through hole metallization. These circuits offer a line width and space of 6/6 mil and maximum substrate size is six inches square. Additional capabilities include Fodel process plus direct plated copper (DPC) and laser trim to ±0.5 percent.

Bandwidth Semiconductor,
Hudson, NH
(603) 595-8900,
Booth 2230 RS 245

Foundry and Design Capabilities

This LTCC Foundry brings state-of-the-art packaging and circuit realization to the microwave, RF and micro-systems fields to aid the customer with its LTCC designs. The increased LTCC production capacity and capability is a result of strategic equipment additions, dedicated staffing, upgraded software interface and ongoing process improvements. The company provides a complete range of services from circuit concept, mechanical and electrical modeling, production engineering to final production.

Barry Industries Inc.,
Attleboro, MA
(508) 226-3350,
Booth 1509 RS 246

Reference Oscillator

The model SYS-001 is a rack mounted 115 VAC low phase noise frequency standard and multiple output distribution amplifier. The internal OCXO or rubidium standard is designed for low phase noise and good stability. Internal RF connections are completely shielded and can be phase locked to an external reference. This model features 10 and 5 MHz standard frequency options, multiple outputs, an external reference option, SMA, BNC or N connectors, out of lock warning LED and a low phase noise of –165 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz.

Phoenix, AZ
(623) 435-6555,
Booth 2333 RS 247

Calibrated Mismatched Load Products

These calibrated mismatched load products are offered in 2, 50 and 150 W. These high power models are ideally suited for amplifier and transmitter performance testing. These loads offer high quality, robust construction, dependable performance and conservative power ratings. These products use non-magnetic materials and plating that provides safety when used in high magnetic fields. Other product features include calibrated VSWR mismatch and multi-octave bandwidth.

Bird Electronic Corp.,
Solon, OH
(440) 519-2062,
Booth 1561 RS 248

Six-way Power Divider

The model 151-014-006 is a six-way Wilkinson power divider that covers the 800 to 2200 MHz frequency range. Port-to-port isolation is 25 dB typical and insertion loss is specified at 1 dB above the theoretical split. Amplitude tracking is ±0.5 dB maximum and the maximum VSWR is 1.50. SMA female connectors are standard. Size: 4" ¥ 3.5" ¥ 0.85". Delivery: from stock.

BroadWave Technologies Inc.,
Franklin, IN
(317) 346-6101,
Booth 2338 RS 249

Design Software

The Master Designer series of electronic design automation (EDA) software is primarily for the design and layout of advanced technologies. This series offers a set of configurations for design of the most advanced technologies in the PCB, RF/microwave, hybrid/MCM and IC packaging/test industries. All applications feature a 3D-based software architecture for the most advanced manufacturing and assembly rules checks.

CAD Design Software,
Los Gatos, CA (408) 358-3305,
Booth 2062 RS 250

High Performance HBT

The model NESG2046 is a high performance, ultra-miniature HBT that offers good noise figure of 0.8 dB typical at 2 GHz and gain performance of 11 dB typical, which makes it ideal for VCO buffer and LNA applications. This model is designed for operation from 500 MHz to 6 GHz and features low phase noise and low pushing performance. It is available in two Pb-free packages — the 19 package and M33 package. Size: 0.64 × 0.84 × 0.4 mm.

California Eastern Laboratories,
Santa Clara, CA,
(408) 919-2500,
Booth 1447 RS 251

Design Techniques Book and CD-ROM

Planar Microwave Engineering by Thomas H. Lee portrays how modern wireless communications hardware is underpinned by RF and microwave design techniques. The book contains a wealth of circuit layouts, design tips and practical measurement techniques for building and testing practical gigahertz systems. The book offers complete know-how on the design, build and test of a high frequency circuit. It highlights microstrip components that include tricks for extracting good components, antennas, low noise amplifiers, oscillators and frequency synthesizers. There is also a CD-ROM that a contains a variety of design and analysis programs.

Cambridge University Press,
New York, NY
(212) 924-3900,
Booth 561 RS 252

Solid-state Power Amplifier

The Spatium™ product line of solid-state power amplifiers utilize spatial power combining technology (patent pending) that allows broad bandwidth while maintaining good combining efficiency. In addition to the 2 to 20 GHz unit, other models provide 60 and 40 W of saturated power respectively over the 6 to 18 GHz and 4 to 18 GHz bands. The Spatium power amplifiers feature good reliability, high linearity, flat gain without equalization and operate on primary power ranging from 10 to 14 V DC.

CAP Wireless Inc.,
Newbury Park, CA (805) 499-1818,
Booth 2119 RS 253

RF/Microwave Software

The NeuroModeler is a software tool for developing neural-based RF and microwave models. New features of the NeuroModeler include assistance in developing fast models for passive and active microwave components such as EM structures, FET, HBT and HEMT, and behavioral models for nonlinear circuits such as amplifiers and mixers. The models can be used in Agilent-ADS through a plug-in module called NeuroADS.

Carleton University,
Ontario, Canada
(613) 520-5778,
Booth 823 RS 254

Component/On-wafer Probing Solution

The 220 GHz Infinity Probe’s new membrane GSG-contact-tip design reduces stray EM fields near the probe tip. Control of EM fields near the tip allows for repeatable measurements at 220 GHz and improved crosstalk performance between the tips. Infinity Probe supports versatile applications including characterization and modeling, 1/f, RF and microwave parameter extraction, noise/load pull, and differential/balanced signaling.

Cascade Microtech Inc.,
Beaverton, OR (503) 601-1000,
Booth 935 RS 255

Bit Error Rate Tester

This bit error rate tester (BERT) is designed for manufacturing testing of 10 Gbps SONET OC-192 SDH STM64 components. The BERT, p/n TG1B1-A, consists of a pattern generator, error detector and built-in synthesizer covering 9.75 to 11.5 GHz. For testing covering a wider range, 600 MBps to 12.5 Gbps, the BERT can support an external source. Key features include: programmable PRBS pattern generation, programmable output amplitude control, optional DC to 100 MHz jitter injection, automatic receiver clock phase adjustment, and differential inputs and outputs.

Centellax Inc.,
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 568-5900,
Booth 1462 RS 256

Aluminum Nitride Ceramic Substrate

The Alunit“ is an aluminum nitride ceramic substrate that offers a thermal expansion coefficient comparable to silicon. This substrate offers good insulating properties and a high thermal conductivity rate of approximately 180 W/mK. It is an ideal substrate for compact, high density components and hybrids in such applications as power electronics, IGBT modules, telecom components, cooling devices, direct copper bonding and LEDs. This substrate is non-toxic and environmentally compatible.

CeramTec North America Corp.,
Laurens, SC
(800) 845-9761,
Booth 1261 RS 257

Space-qualified Multiplexer

This space-qualified multiplexer accepts a wideband multi-tone input from 1 to 23 GHz and separates it into five single-tone outputs. The multiplexer provides 1 GHz resolution with adjacent channel rejection > 60 dB over the full frequency range. The insertion loss of each channel tracks over temperature at a rate of –0.3 dB/10°C over the –20° to +75°C range.

Channel Microwave Corp.,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 482-7280,
Booth 1559 RS 258

Embedded UAV Antennas

Embedded antennas provide an alternative to conventional blade antennas for UAV datalink, telemetry, and command and control applications. They can be integrated in UAV or aircraft structures. L-, S- and C-band antennas are available with omni-directional coverage in the azimuth plane. They are optimized for gain near the horizon. The L-band version operates over a frequency range of 1700 to 1900 MHz with a VSWR of 2.0 maximum, peak gain of +3 dBiL and occupies 8 square inches of surface area. Different versions are available for horizontal surfaces (wings) and vertical surfaces (stabilizers).

Chelton Microwave – Sensor & Antenna Systems,
Baltimore, MD
(410) 542-1700,
Booth 1747 RS 259

High Power Broadband Amplifiers

These high power broadband amplifiers feature good harmonic performance. The designs include 2 to 18 GHz, +27 dBm P1dB and –40 dBc harmonics max; 6 to 18 GHz, +30 dBm P1dB; and 8 to 12 GHz, +33 dBm P1dB. A unit can be customized to meet specific gain, noise figure, VSWR and size requirements. Delivery: two to four weeks ARO.

Ciao Wireless Inc.,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 389-3224,
Booth 1521 RS 260

Point-to-point Duplexer

The model CCDP-175 is a point-to-point duplexer that offers a low loss, high isolation com-biner/duplexer in the 5.8 GHz band. Insertion loss is < 1.8 dB with greater than 80 dB isolation. The duplexer is a compact, low cost solution for providers needing high performance in a small package. Other solutions are available in 2.4 and 3.5 GHz.

ClearComm Technologies LLC,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 860-0500,
Booth 1712 RS 261

Voltage-controlled Crystal Oscillator

The model CFPT-126 is a temperature-compensated, voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (TCVCXO) that offers a frequency stability of ±0.5 parts per million over the –40° to +85°C temperature range. The CFPT-126 is available in a range of frequencies between 10 and 40 MHz for use in GPS, communications, networking and instrumentation applications. This TCVCXO is designed for lead-free soldering and is compliant with all requirements of the RoHS regulations. Size: 7 × 5 mm SMD.

C-MAC MicroTechnology,
Essex, UK +44 (0)1279 774465,
Booth 1130 RS 262

Tunable Multi-channel Filters

These tunable multi-channel filters are offered in 2, 3 or more channels of filtering and are synchronously tuned from a single knob. Up to 12 total poles of high Q cavity resonators may be allocated among the channels. These filters are available in bands across the 0.5 to 20 GHz spectrum and channels may be aligned or offset to match the application (preselector/postselector and transmit/receive). Package size and cost are minimized with no sacrifice in performance.

Coleman Microwave Co.,
Edinburg, VA
(800) 563-3449,
Booth 953 RS 263

Test Program Software

CodeOne™ software manages a test program from specification input, through calibration, acquisition, analysis and reporting. It captures all test parameters without the need to write new code. CodeOne is a proven enterprise solution for high mix, low volume and high reliability production such as aerospace, defense and medical equipment testing.

COM DEV International Ltd.,
Ontario, Canada
(519) 622-2300,
Booth 817 RS 264

Tube Amplifiers

This complete line of instrumentation amplifiers is available in octave and multi-octave bandwidths that cover the 1 to 40 GHz frequency range in power levels from 20 to 1000 W. Power combined systems up to 1000 W are also available. This line of amplifiers includes klystrons, helix TWTs and coupled cavity TWTs. All TWT amplifiers are supported by the company’s 24-hour customer support network that includes nine regional factory service centers. These products serve the communications, radar, medical, electronic warfare, industrial and scientific markets.

Communications & Power Industries (CPI),
Ontario, Canada
(905) 877-0161,
Booth 761 RS 425

Multiphysics Modeling Software

This FEMLAB software comprises a powerful environment for modeling and simulating antennas, waveguides, wave propagation and AC/DC electromagnetics in 2D and 3D. It applies the latest technology in multiphysics modeling to an individual’s expertise in microwaves and electromagnetics. FEMLAB provides simultaneous solving of an arbitrary number of coupled nonlinear PDEs and state-of-the-art solvers for linear and nonlinear stationary and time-dependent problems.

Burlington, MA
(781) 273-3322,
Booth 1760 RS 265

Coaxial/Triaxial Contacts

These coaxial and triaxial contacts are designed for MIL-C-38999 circular and ARINC 404/600 series multipin connectors. These crimp/removable contacts feature a scoop-proof design to prevent damage to the mating interface from contact misalignment. Available for a wide range of coaxial and twinax cable, these contacts are fully crimpable using M22520 series crimping tools.

Connectronics Inc.,
Edinburgh, IN
(812) 526-8801,
Booth 2124 RS 266

High Performance RF Connector

The G3PO is a nano-miniature, high performance RF connector that features increased package density, low weight and good performance at high frequencies. This connector is well-suited for a variety of military and commercial applications and can be used in radar systems, telecommunications and wireless base station equipment, satellite systems and antenna arrays. The G3PO operates in a frequency range of DC to 65 GHz and an operating temperature range from –65° to +165°C. Size: center-to-center spacing of 0.085" minimum and PCB-to-PCB stack height of 0.120" minimum.

Corning Gilbert Inc.,
Glendale, AZ
(623) 245-1050,
Booth 1903 RS 267

High Efficiency Power Amplifiers

These high efficiency power amplifiers are primarily for pulsed radar applications. The amplifiers are specifically designed to accommodate numerous and demanding requirements within the homeland security and military environments for airborne and transportable manpack radar systems. This line of amplifiers operates within the X-band frequency (10 percent bandwidths) of 8 to 12 GHz and offers a choice of 10, 20 and 40 W of output power, and gain of up to 50 dB, minimum.

CTT Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 541-0596,
Booth 1933 RS 268

RF Absorbers

The C-RAM RF absorbers are designed to solve cavity resonance problems. With a range of proven products, from iron-loaded magram to lightweight carbon foam, all are available with peel and stick adhesive, and are die-cut to a specific drawing. The various C-RAM absorbers offer RF problem solver kits that include samples with PSA that can be tried in circuits. The C-RAM samples cover a broad range of frequencies from 100 MHz to 100 GHz.

Cuming Microwave Corp.,
Avon, MA
(508) 580-2660,
Booth 2058            RS 269

Variable Gain Amplifiers

This family of low noise amplifiers provides small signal gain in 1 dB increments up to +19 dBm P1dB. Output any gain from –1 to 30 dB precisely using embedded digital attenuators. Three models operate from 60 to 2100 MHz with noise figure down to 1.3 dB and include internal 6 W CW limiter and SMA connectors.

Daico Industries Inc.,
Carson, CA
(310) 507-3242,
Booth 347            RS 270

High Frequency Connector Lines

These four series of high frequency microwave/mm-wave connectors feature frequency ranges of up to 50 GHz. These series include extended-frequency SMA to 26.5 GHz, ultra-precision SMA to 27 GHz, 2.92 mm (SMK) connectors to 40 GHz and 2.4 mm connectors to 50 GHz. The range of MIL-PRF-39012 QPL connectors has also been expanded to over 200 configurations, in series BNC, N, SMA and TNC, along with a variety of MIL-PRF-55339 adapters.

Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp.,
Beverly, MA
(978) 927-1060,
Booth 928            RS 271

Ceramic Cavity Resonators

These ceramic cavity resonators are fully shielded with loaded Qs up to 2000. These miniature devices have accurate reproducibility, meaning no tuning costs during circuit assembly, and are stable over the temperature range of –55° to +125°C. These resonators are available at frequencies from 3 to 60 GHz and are ideal for PTP radios, automotive radar systems, test equipment, military communications and other frequency stabilization applications.

Dielectric Laboratories Inc.,
Cazenovia, NY
(315) 655-8710,
Booth 1021            RS 272

3 GHz Bypass Switch

This 3 GHz bypass switch offers DC characteristics that include 24 to 32 VDC operation (28 VDC nominal operating current is 300 mA typical at 20°C). Equipped with a failsafe actuator, this device switches in 15 ms, maximum. The panel side of the switch is equipped with N-type connectors. SMA connectors are provided for the internal system connections. This panel-mounted bypass switch targets the wireless market.

Dow-Key Microwave Corp.,
Ventura, CA
(805) 650-0260,
Booth 1020            RS 273

RF/Microwave Design Software

GENESYS™ 2005 is a new release of the RF and microwave design suite. The new version includes the WhatIF (a new frequency planning tool), CAYENNE (a new time domain simulator), two new synthesis modules – amplifier and mixer, enhancements to the linear, nonlinear, and system architecture simulators, new models, and a revamped user interface that sets a standard for ease-of-use.

Eagleware-Elanix Corp.,
Norcross, GA
(678) 291-0995,
Booth 1347            RS 274

Fast Switching, Wideband Synthesizer

The UFS-5 series is an ultra-fast, ultra-low phase noise, high performance, broadband synthesizer designed specifically for ATE applications. The series is based on direct-analog design techniques that are combined with DDS capability for fine frequency resolution. This series is ideally suited for agile radar, EW and RCS systems where low phase noise and fast switching speeds are of primary importance. This synthesizer offers a frequency range of 0.1 to 5 GHz, a frequency resolution of 1 Hz, a switching speed of 200 ns and spurious of –70 dBc typical. Size: 5.22" × 16.75" × 22".

Elcom Technologies Inc.,
Rockleigh, NJ
(201) 767-8030,
Booth 1358            RS 275

Frequency Synthesizers

The THOR series of frequency synthesizers are miniature replacements for phase-locked YIG and dielectric resonator oscillators. These synthesizers feature a frequency range of 0.2 to 15 GHz, bandwidths that are fixed to an octave, step sizes of 1 Hz to 1 MHz and switching speeds up to 50 ms. This series is used in high vibration airborne environments and is available in hermetically-sealed surface-mountable packages. Size: 1.3" × 1.1" × 0.30".

EM Research Inc.,
Verdi, NV
(775) 345-2411,
Booth 1061            RS 276

3D Simulation Package

The fifth suite of the 3D simulation package FEKO will be released soon. The new release will represent a dramatic increase in the power of the product. The FEKO user interface has been overhauled and extended, making the power of the kernal significantly more accessible. New solution features include the handling of tetrahedral meshes for the solution of dielectric regions and the solution of dielectric regions with the MLFMM.

EM Software & Systems – SA (Pty) Ltd.,
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Booth 2013            RS 277

Surface-mount Chip Terminations

This line of high power surface-mount chip terminations is ideal for military and space applications. These tiny 100 mil square CT1010D achieve a power rating of up to 150 W while the 50 mil square CT0505D is rated to 50 W. High reliability versions of these terminations are available tested to Mil-PRF-55342.

EMC Technology,
Stuart, FL
(800) 544-5594,
Booth 1139            RS 278

Low Loss Dielectric Material

This low loss dielectric, rigid, syntactic foam material is a new addition to the ECCOSTOCK“ line. ECCOSTOCK CK is a lightweight controlled dielectric material that is available with dielectric constants from 1.7 to 15. The material is moldable and lends itself to being machined to meet complex configurations. Applications include: filling cavities in metal hardware, microwave lenses, cavity tuning probes, patch antennas and dielectric support or spacer functions, and various aerospace applications. 

Emerson & Cuming
Microwave Products Inc.,
Randolph, MA
(781) 961-9600,
Booth 924            RS 279

26.5 GHz Jacks

These SMA end launch jacks offer a low VSWR transition between coaxial and planar geometries. The 2nd generation launchers are configured for fine trace land patterns employed on high frequency substrates. Transition of contact diameters occurs internally for simplified linear trace layout on substrate. A new thru hole mounting style accepts a variety of board thicknesses. Traditional straddle termination is also available (patent pending). These jacks feature a one-piece design, no extra mounting hardware, captivated contact and low VSWR over a wide bandwidth.

Emerson Network Power,
Connectivity Solutions,
Waseca, MN
(800) 248-8256,
Booth 1401            RS 280

Packaging Technique

This variety of integrated Tx/Rx modules is for RF through millimeter-wave defense applications and includes JCA amplifiers, frequency converters, switch networks, synthesizers, power distribution systems and turnkey transceivers. In addition, an integrated millimeter-wave transceiver that is based on Epsilon™ technology is a low cost packaging technique that eliminates expensive metal mechanicals typically used in millimeter-wave assemblies and replaces them with high performance plastic with zero degradation. Epsilon also allows for chip-on-board and SMT components to co-exist for assembly efficiency.

Endwave Defense Systems,
Andover, MA
(978) 686-4400,
Booth 1028            RS 281

Open Boundary Horn

The model 3164-05 is a quadridge horn antenna that features an open boundary design. This antenna has a frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz, and exhibits flat gain over its upper frequency range. Linear or circular polarized measurements can be made when the antenna is used with a hybrid.

Cedar Park, TX
(512) 531-6400,
Booth 1505            RS 282

High Power GaN HEMT

These GaN HEMTs offer a high operating voltage of 50 V, high power of up to 180 W, high efficiency, high gain of 15 dB and broad bandwidth. This HEMT also features ease of matching and good consistency for high power L-band amplifiers. This family of products is targeted for high voltage, low current operation in digitally modulated base station applications and is ideally suited for WCDMA base station amplifiers and other HPA designs.

Eudyna Devices Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 232-9500,
Booth 1318            RS 283

High Efficiency Power Amplifier Modules

The model RMPA1963 i-Lo™ and model RMPA0963 i-Lo™ are high efficiency power amplifier modules (PAM). The RMPA1963 is designed to operate in the 1850 to 1910 MHz frequency range and the RMPA0963 PAM is designed for 824 to 849 frequency operation. These models are 50 W matched, surface-mount modules targeted at US-PCS CDMA and wireless local loop, and cellular CDMA, AMPS and WLL applications. Both module types feature ultra-low DC power consumption for extended battery life and use novel proprietary circuitry to dramatically reduce amplifier current at low to medium RF output power levels (< 16 dBm), where the handsets most often operate. Size: 4 × 4 × 1.5 mm.

Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.,
Tyngsboro, MA
(978) 226-2003,
Booth 947            RS 284

RF and Mixed Layout Connectors

These RF and mixed layout D-subminiature products are designed for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical equipment. The products are manufactured using materials specially selected for non-magnetic properties. All mechanical and electrical characteristics within the products are maintained to common specifications. Product ranges include 50 and 75 W RF contacts, 10A to 40A power contacts and high voltage contacts capable up to 3000 V. Standard RF ranges are available in non magnetic forms that include SMA, SMB and MCX.

FCT Electronics LP,
Torrington, CT
(860) 482-2800,
Booth 2248            RS 285

PCS Diplexers

The A-DPX1900-X is a series of PCS diplexers. The model shown has a transmit frequency range of 1950 to 1990 MHz and a receive frequency range of 1870 to 1910 MHz. The insertion loss (Tx and Rx) is a maximum of 1.5 dB. This diplexer offers isolation of 75 dB minimum, rejection is greater than 50 dB from DC to 1770 MHz and from 2090 to 6 GHz. Operating temperature is from –40° to +70°C.

Filtel Microwave Inc.,
Ontario, Canada
(613) 731-5882,
Booth 671            RS 286

Dielectric Ceramic Filters and Diplexers

This line of dielectric ceramic filters and diplexers is offered as notch or bandpass types with both custom center frequencies and bandwidths customized to meet specific needs. The fabrication capability includes both discrete and monoblock construction. Discrete filter types are available from 300 MHz to 4 GHz with 2 to 16 poles.

Filtronetics Inc.,
Kansas City, MO
(816) 231-7375,
Booth 341            RS 287

Programmable Sources

This range of full waveguide band programmable Gunn sources are driven via control processors from a GPIB input. Each source can be frequency swept over the full waveguide band with output frequency and power data displayed. The sources offer bands that cover 26 to 110 GHz; models with temperature stabilization are also available. These programmable sources are a compact and cost-effective alternative to synthesizers and network analyzers.

Flann Microwave Ltd.,
Bodmin, Cornwall, UK
+44 (0) 1208 77777,
Booth 1961            RS 288

Thermal Modeling Standards

These boundary-condition-independent thermal modeling standards are designed to pro- vide a more efficient division of labor between component suppliers and system integrators by governing thermal model generation, documentation, data exchange and validation. The emerging standards are being developed in response to the increasing complexity of the design environment, in which semiconductor materials suppliers, fabless semiconductor houses, substrate designers, assembly and test subcontractors, contract manufacturers, board manufacturers, system OEMs and others all play important roles.

Flomerics Inc.,
Marlborough, MA
(508) 357-2012,
Booth 458            RS 289

Ceramic Directional Couplers

These 500 W ceramic directional couplers feature high directivity of 25 to 30 dB. The directional couplers are available from 5 to 30 dB in 1 dB increments from 460 MHz to 2 GHz. The insertion loss is rated at 0.25 dB or less.

Florida RF Labs Inc.,
Stuart, FL
(800) 544-5594,
Booth 1139            RS 290

Temperature Forcing System

The 120 V AirJet XE is a benchtop temperature forcing system designed for temperature testing of electronic devices or assemblies. AirJet XE offers a full mil-spec temperature range of –75° to +225°C in a compact benchtop platform. This system offers fast transitions from +125° to –55°C in 20 seconds. AirJet XE is ultra-quiet and features reliable dual-stage mechanical refrigeration and operates on standard 120 V circuits.

FTS Systems,
Stone Ridge, NY
(800) 824-0400,
Booth 1860            RS 291

Small Wire Wedge

The MaxiBond small wire wedge offers a design that provides access into small recessed pads without interference surrounding passivation and a complete back radius geometry for 1st bond heels and 2nd bond tailing. Additionally, small “W” dimensions and 45° side chamfers can be specified while maintaining the wire guiding and centering capability of a Maxiguide style wedge. The MaxiBond utilizes a raised-pocket, dropped-foot architecture to provide the advantages of both the V-Notch and the Maxiguide, without the limitations and shortcomings of either.

Gaiser Tool Co.,
Ventura, CA
(805) 644-5583,
Booth 2243            RS 292

Ceramic Components

These miniature dry-pressed alumina ceramic components are a cost-effective solution for demanding applications. Designed for miniature electronic devices, small dry-press alumina components are ideal for use in telecommunications, appliance and other electronic applications. For additional cost savings, millions of parts per order can be processed using its multi-cavity, high volume manufacturing process. These components are produced with high quality raw materials. The process controls used are milling through spray-dying and powder segregation to assure reproducibility and uniform press powder.

GBC Materials,
a division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics,
Fairfield, NJ
(800) 433-0638,
Booth 1512            RS 293

Fast, Linear Millimeter-wave Attenuators

This family of linearity and temperature-compensated variable attenuators (VCVA) operates over full millimeter waveguide bands from 18 to 170 GHz. The matched attenuator-driver sets provide 225 steps from an 8-bit input control code, 0 to 100 dB attenuation range, and offer low insertion loss with switching speeds as fast as 25 microseconds. These solid-state VCVAs can be used in place of polarization attenuators, Faraday rotational modulators and ON/OFF PIN modulators.

Gilland Electronics for ELVA 1 Ltd.,
Los Gatos, CA
(800) 480-3391,
Booth 563            RS 294

High Performance InGaP HBT Process

This high performance InGaP HBT process is designed to address the demanding ruggedness requirements of power amplifiers for GSM cell phone applications. The P5 process provides a breakdown voltage of 18 V and has a self-current-limiting feature that prevents amplifier burnout under high VSWR conditions. This process provides an output power of 4 W, while simultaneously achieving high PAE of > 60 percent and surviving high VSWR of 25:1 at Vcc = 5 V.

Global Communication Semiconductors Inc.,
Torrance, CA
(310) 530-7274,
Booth 628            RS 295

18 to 26 GHz Detector

The model DTA182670A is a low signal detector for direct measurement of microwave signals down to –80 dBm over 1 to 40 GHz. This model operates from 18 to 26 GHz with high sensitivity of 100 mV/mW, TSS of –70 dBm, stable and low I/F noise operation, and fast pulse response of 1 ns rise time typical. The series features a max input VSWR of 2:1, is hermetically sealed for military application and has removable connectors for MIC assembly.

Herotek Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 941-8399,
Booth 1953            RS 296

Broadband Low Noise Amplifier

The model HMC374 is a general purpose, self-biased, broadband low noise amplifier (LNA) that operates from 200 to 3000 MHz. This LNA is designed for GSM, WCDMA, automotive, WLAN and WiMAX applications. It is ideal for cellular and 3G wireless infrastructure including repeaters and base stations. The HMC374 operates from a +2.7 to +5 V supply and exhibits gain of 12.5 dB, P1dB of +22 dBm and noise figure of 1.4 dB at 1900 MHz. The HMC374 is housed in a low cost SOT26 and is available in RoHS compliant packaging.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343,
Booth 1841            RS 297

Ultra-low Noise SiGe HBTs

The silicon-germanium carbon (SiGe:C) B7HFe process technology is designed for ultra-low noise SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT) in standard, proven, SOT343 (BFP740) and flatlead TSFP-4 (BFP740F) packages. By drastically reducing parasitic ground inductance, the devices provide low noise figures and high gain levels at high frequencies. SiGe:C transistors are suitable for use in a wide variety of RF and wireless applications at frequencies well beyond 6 GHz including LNAs, microwave oscillators, cordless phones, satellite-based broadcast services and general-purpose amplifiers for various communication standards.

Infineon Technologies North America Corp.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 501-6000,
Booth 1433            RS 298

High Power Transistor

The model IB0912M500 is a common base bipolar transistor that produces 500 W from 960 to 1215 MHz under TACAN pulse conditions of 10 ms at 10 percent. Gain exceeds 7.5 dB, and collector efficiency exceeds 50 percent for 50 V operation. This transistor is stable when terminated by a 1.5 VSWR load and tolerates 3:1 VSWR. These transistors are immediately available for sampling.

Integra Technology Inc.,
El Segundo, CA
(310) 606-0855,
Booth 1811            RS 299

3D Full-wave Electromagnetic Simulator

SINGULA is a 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulator that analyzes high frequency applications like antennas, EMC/EMI, microstrip power dividers and filters, power bus structures, and waveguide filters and transitions. SINGULA’s calculations include near and far field results, specific absorption ratio (SAR), and electric and magnetic current density.

Integrated Engineering Software,
Winnipeg, Canada
(204) 632-5636,
Booth 2111            RS 306

Surface-mount Pad Attenuator

The model IMA303 is a surface-mount thick film “T” pad attenuator that is especially suited to RF and microwave applications. This attenuator is operational to 4 GHz. It is available from 1 to 20 dB in 1 dB steps. Power handling on input is 2 W (using proper thermal management techniques). The attenuator is comprised of an alumina substrate and features an impedance of 50 W on input and output with a VSWR of 1.25 at DC to 4 GHz. Size: 0.145" × 0.122" × 0.020".

International Manufacturing Services Inc.,
Portsmouth, RI
(401) 683-9700,
Booth 925            RS 307

Advanced Digital Synthesizer Technology

WaveCor is a line of high performance synthesizers that combines advanced direct digital synthesis (DDS) technology with a unique product architecture. Powered by patented DDS technology, WaveCor synthesizers provide a waveform generation that includes chirp capabilities and other wide bandwidth modulation. WaveCor’s architecture allows full usage of the DDS bandwidth while still producing exceptionally clean signals. WaveCor’s broadband output covers 50 MHz to 20 GHz with a spurious free dynamic range of up to –70 dBc, and switching speeds of less than 200 ns.

ITT Industries,
Lowell, MA
(978) 441-0200,
Booth 1719            RS 308

L-band Digital Phase Shifter

The model DPL-1214-6 is a low loss/high power phase shifter with 5.625° phase increments (full 360°) that operates from 1200 to 1400 MHz. The design incorporates a wide variety of techniques using microstrip technology with the combination of switched lines, loaded lines and PIN diode switches to achieve minimum loss and linear phase over the operating frequency band and monotonic phase. The DPL-1214-6 features an insertion loss of 1.20 dB and 0.35 dB insertion loss variation over 360° phase shift is achieved.

Jersey Microwave LLC,
Hackettstown, NJ
(908) 684-2390,
Booth 1956            RS 309

Integrated Passive Devices         

These RF integrated passive devices (IPD) are based on the company’s application specific integrated package technology. These IPDs are ideal for WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n applications. This device features a thin balun at 0.5 mm that includes a 0805 size with loss of 0.5 dB. It offers a dual diplexer that integrates two diplexers and four filters, and includes low loss, attenuation of the PA 2nd and 3rd harmonics and cell bands. Other product highlights include a diplexer/coupler that integrates five discretes in one SMD.

Jacket Micro Devices (JMD),
Atlanta, GA
(404) 526-6046,
Booth 1762            RS 310

Surface-mount Circulator/Isolator

These surface-mount circulator/isolators are designed for RFID and wireless base station applications. The SMT series is a cost-effective solution for applications that require small package, reliable performance and solder reflow enabled. These circulator/isolators are available from 0.8 to 3.8 GHz and have small packages of 0.72" or 0.93" in diameter. The circuit-bases are designed for easy PCB assembly. Standard specifications include 23 dB minimum isolation, 0.3 dB maximum insertion loss and 1.20 maximum VSWR.

JQL Electronics Inc.,
Buffalo Grove, IL
(630) 873-2020,
Booth 2035            RS 311

Semi-rigid Coaxial Cable

The semi-rigid coaxial cable is available in standard sizes of 0.034", 0.047", 0.085" and 0.141". This cable is offered in bare copper, silver-plated copper, tin plated copper and tin plated aluminum versions. Although standard versions are all 50 W, 25 W, 35 W, 75 W and 93 W are also available. As an alternative to the semi-rigid cable, the company also offers a handbendable tin-dipped cable.

Jyebao Co. Ltd.,
Taipei City, Taiwan,
Booth 767            RS 312

E-band Diplexer

This E-band diplexer is designed for ultra high speed wireless point-to-point applications supporting multi gigabit-per-second communications. The design consists of two waveguide bandpass filters passing frequencies from 71 to 76 GHz and 81 to 86 GHz. The diplexer requires no manual tuning and provides 0.5 dB maximum insertion loss, 65 dB rejection and 15 dB minimum return loss. The interface flanges are WR-12. A high pass/low pass configuration is also available.

K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-2424,
Booth 1012            RS 313

Source Measurement System

The series 2600 system SourceMeter“ instruments offer electronic component and semiconductor device manufacturers a scalable, high throughput, cost-effective solution for precision DC, pulse and low frequency AC source-measure testing. These instruments offer high source-measure channel density and low cost of ownership. Applications include I-V functional test and characterization of a wide range of devices, including radio frequency integrated circuits.

Keithley Instruments Inc.,
Cleveland, OH
(440) 248-0400,
Booth 1947            RS 314

Ultra Thin Sheet Measurement System

This system is designed for the measurement of an ultra thin sheet that utilizes a Fabry-Perot open type resonator to achieve a high measurement accuracy in the millimeter-wave range and provides easy access to the ultra thin film specimen. The measurement system is compact and automatic instrumentation is possible via a Windows-operated PC. The system offers a measurement frequency range of 18 to 110 GHz and features a small tan d.

Tokyo, Japan
+81 3 5950 3101,
Booth 337            RS 315

3 dB Hybrid Coupler

The model 1831 is a hybrid coupler that operates in a frequency range of 1 to 18 GHz. This coupler features a coupling of 3 dB, amplitude imbalance of ±0.5 dB, phase imbalance of 10° and isolation of 17 dB minimum. The model 1831 offers a maximum VSWR of 1.35, insertion loss of 2 dB maximum, power rating of 20 W average, 3 kW peak. Standard connectors are SMA female. The unit can be manufactured to meet military specifications. Delivery: stock to four weeks.

Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 734-5999,
Booth 2051            RS 316

Quad Lead Flat Package

This open tooled, high performance 28-lead quad lead flat package (QLFP) is designed for millimeter-wave frequencies. The surface-mountable package features a Cu/Mo heat sink, kovar seal ring, gull wing leads, and both differential and single-ended RF ports. It has good electrical performance characteristics up to 40 GHz, and the cavity will fit most 3 or 4 mm devices. The Cu/Mo heat sink will support most device applications and hermeticity can be achieved with either a combo lid or seam sealing to the kovar seal ring.

Kyocera America Inc.,
San Diego, CA
(858) 576-2600,
Booth 436            RS 317

Microwave Power Module

This family of 28 VDC prime power microwave power modules (MPM) features up to 100 W CW output power over a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz. Pulsed versions of these MPMs provide peak RF output power as high as 1 kW for narrowband applications. Ka- and Q-band MPMs are available with output power of 40 W. MPMs are used in datalinks, SATCOM ground terminals, radar and EW applications.

L-3 Electron Devices,
San Carlos, CA
(650) 591-8411,
Booth 1352            RS 318

High Performance Switches

This broad line of high performance miniature switches covers the 0.5 to > 40 GHz band. These switches are designed for small size, ultra fast switching, low video leakage and high isolation. The switches are available in a broad range of absorptive and reflective configurations from SP1T to SP5T. These switches feature DC to 40 GHz, high speed, low video, hybrid and MMIC technology, with or without integrated drivers, coax or drop-in, low and high power, and hermetic packaging.

LNX Corp.,
Salem, NH
(603) 898-6800,
Booth 1360            RS 319

K-band Low Noise Amplifier

The model L81200-XXX is a low noise amplifier (LNA) that is earmarked for use in satellite communication bands from 17 to 22 GHz. This LNA is packaged for outdoor mounting in antenna hubs. With a choice of noise temperatures as low as 100K, the model L81200-XXX exploits the latest technologies in a feature-rich amplifier design for reliable and affordable operation.

Locus Microwave Inc.,
State College, PA
(814) 861-3200,
Booth 776            RS 320

Switched Pre-filter Module

The model 4IFA-800/1250-SR is a multi-channel switch bank that operates from 800 to 1250 MHz in three different band configurations. The unit features three different band pass filters, two low pass filters, two SP2T switches and a power divider. The module features insertion loss specifications that vary from 2 to 7.5 dB based on path selection. Typical VSWR specifications are 1.5 with passband flatness specified as 1.3 dB maximum. The filter attenuation varies from 30 to 85 dB with ultimate attenuation of 60 dB out to 15 GHz.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 860-5100,
Booth 747            RS 321

PCB Plotter

The ProtoMat“ S100 is a circuit board (PCB) plotter that enables the PCB production process to be completed in one day to answer current “time-to-market” demands that microwave, RF and general engineers’ face. This allows more creative design options and also ensures confidentiality, as the design never leaves the lab, making it ideal for the military and aerospace markets. Combining its maximum milling speed of 6" per second with a system resolution of 0.01 mils and a variable speed 3-phase spindle motor that operates up to 100,000 RPM, the plotter produces fine traces for all types of PCBs.

LPKF Laser & Electronics,
Wilsonville, OR
(503) 454-4200,
Booth 1851            RS 322

I-Q Modulators and Demodulators

The “RFID by M/A-COM” series extends its portfolio of surface-mount, I-Q modulators/demodulators that are designed for RFID, handset and base station applications. The compact and highly functional MA4IQP900L-1291T and the MA4IQP900H-1291T HMIC™ IQ modulator/demodulators, using low and high barrier silicon Schottky diodes, respectively, complement the current MA4IQP900M-1291T medium barrier silicon device. These IQ devices also cover the same operating frequency range of 850 to 960 MHz in a compact 6 mm square MLP surface-mount package. Price: $4.96 each (100,000).

M/A-COM Inc.,
Lowell, MA
(800) 366-2266,
Booth 1625            RS 323

USB-compatible Controller Hub

This USB-compatible controller hub provides optimized control for specific matching requirements and is backward compatible with earlier models of the company’s automated mechanical tuners.

Maury Microwave Corp.,
Ontario, CA
(909) 987-4715,
Booth 1413            RS 324

Monoblock Filters and Duplexers

This series of ceramic monoblock filters and duplexers are primarily geared for frequency bands including ISM, GPS, InMarSat, MMDS, 802.11, AMPS, GSM, PCS and CDMA. These ceramic monoblock filters/duplexers are complemented by the company’s cavity filters and filter modules that are suitable for BWA and cellular infrastructure applications.

MCV Technologies Inc.,
San Diego, CA
(858) 552-2008,
Booth 1506            RS 325

Test Port Extension Cables

Three types of 67 GHz test port extension cable assemblies are now available. These test cables are phase and amplitude stable and feature 1.85 mm connectors that mate directly to the 1.85 mm test ports. The GrooveTube“ VNA Test is armored and rugged for lab and R&D use. GrooveTube MegaRED™ is a cost-effective bench test standard and the CM series is for lightweight DUTs. These cable assemblies operate between 65° to +100°C (increased range available) with phase matching available. Select lengths and connectors are built-to-order in one week or less.

MegaPhase LLC,
Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 424-8400,
Booth 723            RS 326

Microwave Gain Equalizers

These hermetically-sealed microwave gain equalizers are designed for space, aircraft, nuclear and military applications. The decade bandwidth microwave equalizers have accuracy better than ±0.25 dB and maximum ripple of ±0.2 dB and ±3.0 degrees. These equalizers are available in coaxial and rectangular packages with SMA, SMP (GPO™), or removable connectors for surface-mount. The equalizers can be integrated into high performance SiO2 or Meggitflex™ cable assemblies and phase/amplitude matched. Products meet MIL-E-5400, MIL-E-16400, MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-202. Equalizers are designed to customer requirements.

Meggitt Safety Systems,
Simi Valley, CA
(800) 276-8600,
Booth 1253            RS 327

Pb-Free Laminates

These laminates can tolerate the high thermal exposure of Pb-free assembly. A number of laminates have  been tested and approved for withstanding the higher temperature exposures without delamination or blistering while maintaining enhanced reliability over standard epoxy materials. In addition, conductive adhesives can be used in place of solder to attach metal heat sinks to Pb-free laminates providing a total Pb-free product and process.

Merix Corp.,
Forest Grove, OR
(503) 359-9300,
Booth 754            RS 328

High Performance Subassembly

The model MI80HS is an integrated high performance subassembly that combines individual input and output isolators, a double balanced mixer and a bandpass filter. This subassembly offers radio frequency (RF) and low oscillator (LO) inputs that operate within the 8 to 14 GHz frequency range with an IF of 50 MHz. This model offers an LO power from +7 to +10 dBm, RF and LO VSWR of 1.3 minimum, and LO-to-RF isolation of +44 dBm minimum. Size: 1.70" × 3.30" × 0.6". Weight: 3.15 ounces.

MICA Corp.,
Manteca, CA
(209) 825-3977,
Booth 1704            RS 329

Simulation Suite

The EM code PROTHEUS is a simulation suite that consists of modern, fast and efficient tools to handle complex real world problems like antenna positioning on electrically large platforms, radar cross section predictions of complex objects, and solution of electromagnetic compatibility tasks. PROTHEUS consists of several tools, the most prominent of which are the multilevel fast multipole algorithm accelerated method of moments, which will be offered as the first module.

Mician GmbH,
Bremen, Germany
+49 421 168 993 51,
Booth 750            RS 330

Low Noise Synthesizers

This low noise frequency synthesizer operates in the frequency ranges of 2 to 20 GHz and 1 to 22 GHz. The synthesizer is easily controlled by a standard PC or by a laptop computer through the parallel port using a five-wire serial command structure. The frequency step size of these units is 1 Hz or controlled by the user to obtain the necessary step size required by a systems architecture. It provides an absolute frequency accuracy of 1/2 Hz. Size: 7" × 5" × 2". Weight: 3.5 lbs. Delivery: 90 to 120 days.

Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.,
Fremont, CA
(510) 770-9221,
Booth 1612            RS 331

3D Microdevices

The EFAB™ micro-manufacturing process is an extension of its capabilities to the microdevice and microsystem fabrication. EFAB technology is a process that fabricates three-dimensional RF microdevices with complex geometries over a millimeter tall with micron precision, effectively bridging the gap between micro and macro worlds. The EFAB process enables the fabrication of taller microdevices allowing for easier interface and integration into miniaturized millimeter-wave and RF systems.

Microfabrica Inc.,
Burbank, CA
(818) 295-3996,
Booth 2229            RS 332

Power Splitter/Divider

The Dx-64FN series consists of two-, three- and four-way power dividers that operate in a frequency range of 800 to 2500 MHz and include the cellular, PCS and UMTS bands in a single unit. This series of Wilkinson style power dividers has been designed for low power applications where output isolation is preferable over low loss. The wide frequency range of this design allows use with multiband antennas and leaky cable systems.

Parsippany, NJ
(973) 992-7700,
Booth 147            RS 333

Ring Quad Packaging

These low, medium and high barrier Schottky ring quads are now available in a new package. CS-17 is a square ceramic surface-mount package with an epoxy top. It measures 0.060" sq × 0.025" tall, with four bonding pads on the bottom. This package is ideal for high volume automated manufacturing applications and can be delivered in sleeves or in tape and reel.

MicroMetrics Inc.,
Londonderry, NH
(603) 641-3800,
Booth 1801            RS 334

Broadband Noise Source

The 5427 is a military noise source for the third millennium. It can be used as a stable broadband source to accurately measure gain and frequency response of an RF radar receiver as a built-in-test. This source offers a broadband range of 2 to 18 GHz, Hi ENR of 26, low VSWR of 1.7 and fast switching speed of 250 ns. The 5427 offers a temp stability of < 0.006 dB/°C and has an MTBF of over 800,000 hours.

Micronetics Inc., Noise Products Group,
Hudson, NH
(603) 883-2900,
Booth 829            RS 335

Arc Detectors

These Arc detectors are engineered, designed and manufactured “in house” utilizing computer-aided design and manufacturing in its production facilities. These detectors are available in sizes ranging from WR650 to WR15. The Arc detectors will provide a fault or fired output signal effecting a shut-down of the system prior to damage to an expensive power source. These detectors can be ordered with options, including an LED check circuit or a TTL output with or without a latching device. Different material and/or flange configurations are available.

Microtech Inc.,
Cheshire, CT
(203) 272-3234,
Booth 1800            RS 336

X-band Ferrite Switch

This tandem-rotator reciprocal X-band ferrite switch utilizes 0° and 90° total Faraday rotation states to achieve reciprocal connections to the desired ports. This structure operates at moderate isolation levels and moderate peak and average power levels.

Microwave Applications Group,
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 928-5711,
Booth 538            RS 337

Switch Matrix

The model SWM-1 is a 2X8 switch matrix that covers the frequency range from DC to 18 GHz. This model can switch and select the path verticals, horizontals and multiple angles. These applications are designed for automatic testing of all passive components such as power dividers, couplers, isolators, attenuators and switches (PIN or electromechanical).

Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc. (MCLI),
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 344-6254,
Booth 2029            RS 338


These sub-assemblies are designed for advanced microwave waveguide components and feature quick turnaround and high reliability. The company manufactures high quality cast components and waveguide packages. Its CAD expertise in SolidWorks, Ansoft HFSS and their own proprietary software allows its engineers to handle the most demanding sub-assemblies, start to finish. These products save time, labor and testing costs, and offer plug-in convenience.

Microwave Development Laboratories (MDL),
Needham, MA
(800) 383-8057,
Booth 1510            RS 339

Fullband Active Multiplier

The model AMC-15 is a fullband ×4 active multiplier. This model features a +10 dBm minimum output power between 58 to 72 GHz and +8 dBm between 50 to 56 GHz. This model offers 12.50 to 18.75 GHz multiplied.

Millitech Inc.,
Northampton, MA
(413) 582-9620,
Booth 1333            RS 340

Solid-state Amplifier

The model AS0102-800 is a 1 kW solid-state 1 to 2 GHz amplifier. This model has 800 W of saturated power across the 1 to 2 GHz band, with enhanced performance in the 1.2 to 1.7 GHz band, where a minimum of 1 kW Psat is available. The amplifier is suitable for EMC testing to current GM/Ford standards calling for 600 V/m, and its good linearity makes it particularly applicable for wireless communication testing. Solid-state reliability and P1dB are typically within 0.5 dB of Psat and can serve as an alternative to traveling wave tube solutions.

Milmega Ltd.,
Isle of Wight, UK
+44 (0) 1983 618004,
Booth 2257            RS 341

Power and Driver Amplifiers

The GaAs MMIC three-stage balanced power amplifier (model 44MPA0478) and the three-stage driver amplifier (model 44MPA0470) use 0.15 micron gate length GaAs PHEMT device model technology. The power amplifier has a balanced design to achieve good output match and covers the 43.5 to 46.5 GHz frequency bands, and has a small-signal gain of 13 dB with +29 dBm P1dB compression point. The driver amplifier covers this same frequency band, and achieves a small-signal gain of 13 dB with +24 dBm P1dB compression point. Used as a driver and final stage cascade, this chip set achieves +26 dB gain and 1 W output power.

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX
(281) 988-4600,
Booth 1946            RS 342

Coaxial-flex Test Cables

This CBL series features coaxial-flex test cables that operate in the DC to 18 GHz frequency range. These test cables feature wideband coverage, extra rugged construction with strain relief for longer life, stainless steel SMA and type N connectors for long mating-cycle life, and are useful over the temperature range of –55° to 105°C. This series offers a triple shield cable for good shielding effectiveness and is flexible for easy connection and bend radius. These cables have good stability of insertion loss, VSWR and phase vs. flexing, and offer a six-month product guarantee. Delivery: in-stock.

Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500,
Booth 941            RS 343

Hi-reliability Chip Resistors

These hi-reliability thick and thin film chip resistors are available in 0101 case sizes for use in medical implantable devices, where size is critical. Microwave trim is used to produce good resistor chips for high frequency applications. The resistors are QPL qualified for /01 thru /13 per MIL-PRF-55342 and MIL-PRF-32159. Other precision products consist of MOS capacitors, chip attenuators, networks, metallized/patternized substrates, plus ultimate protection devices, high performance alumina/glass sidewall flatpacks and other hermetic packages with subassembly services. Industries include medical, military, aerospace, microwave and telecommunications.

Mini-Systems Inc.,
North Attleboro, MA
(508) 695-0203,
Booth 1821            RS 344

Desktop Microwave Preamplifiers

The NSP series desktop preamplifiers are high performance broadband (100 MHz to 40 GHz) fixed or variable gain control amplifiers. These preamplifiers include built-in CE approved power supplies along with an internal fan and rugged construction. Other options such as dual output, input limiter, DC block and temperature compensation are also available.

Hauppauge, NY
(631) 436-7400,
Booth 1516            RS 345

Component Model Library

The Modelithics Library Complete (MLC) is now available for Agilent’s EEsof Advanced Design System. MLC includes the Non-Linear Transistor (NLT) Library of advanced models for low noise and high power transistors, the Non-Linear Diode (NLD) Library, and the CLR Library of part-value and substrate-scalable passive models. Together, they represent over 125 component families representing thousands of individual parts. These high accuracy, measurement-based models yield vastly improved simulation accuracy and capabilities.

Modelithics Inc.,
Tampa, FL
(813) 866-6335,
Booth 1909            RS 346

Dielectric Resonators

These advanced electroceramic materials feature high relative permittivity, high Q and good temperature stability and are used for dielectric resonators in various microwave applications. These microwave applications include alarm systems, antennas, base station resonators, combiners, dielectric resonator oscillators, doppler radar systems, down converters, inductors, low noise blocks, microwave filters and voltage-controlled oscillators. The dielectric resonators are an alternative to metallic resonant cavities because they can be reduced in size without reducing the performance output. Dielectric resonator materials have Er values in the range of 10 to 100.

Morgan Electro Ceramics,
Fairfield, NJ
(800) 433-0638,
Booth 1512            RS 347

Co-siting Solutions

This family of products is designed for wireless applications that allow the co-siting of GSM/DCS/UMTS or GSM850/PCS1900 in the same feeder with low impact. These solutions offer an insertion loss of less than 0.3 dB and high isolation of 50 dB minimum; small size for indoor and outdoor application of IP66 is guaranteed.

Milan, Italy
Booth 351             RS 348

Single-band SAW filters

The SAFEB series of single-band SAW filters is designed to further reduce the weight and volume of cellular handsets. This series is available for a majority of common cellular standards across the globe such as GSM, IMT, GPS, J-CDMA, CDMA800 and PCS. These filters are installable with lead-free soldering such as Sn-Ag-Cu, and can be installed with reflow soldering at 260° peak temperature. Size: 1.35 ¥ 1.05 ¥ 0.6 mm. Weight: 0.3 mg.

Murata Electronics N.A. Inc.,
Smyrna, GA
(770) 436-1300,
Booth 1500            RS 349

Base Station Power Amplifier

The model TD-CDMA is a base station power amplifier that satisfies the IMT-2000 standard specifications. This amplifier achieves high linearity by employing RF adaptive pre-distortion technology. The power amplifier operates in three types of frequencies including 2, 2.6 and 3.5 GHz. This model features +42 dBm output power at 3.84 Mcps and +39 dBm at 7.68 Mcps and low power dissipation of 150 W at –48 V supply voltage. Size: 230 ×130 × 50 mm.

Nagase California Corp.,
Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 328-1520,
Booth 2115            RS 350

RF Products

These RF products include amplifiers, attenuators and switches. The products cover a range of small pin count devices such as plastic micro-x, SOT-89, SOT-363 and ceramic packages. The production line offers full turnkey hybrid module assembly capabilities (flip chip process) and hybrid module process developments. RF testers that can test up to 25 GHz capabilities with fully automated handler for all packages are available. The ability to modify a handler for any type of RF testing is also available.

Nanotech Semiconductor Corp.,
Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan,
Booth 2336            RS 351

Microwave Power Module

The model LD79A04 is a Ka-band 40 W microwave power module (MPM) that is a suit-able solution for a power amplifier in FWA/LMDS base stations and Internet satellite terminals. The MPM delivers RF output power of 40 W CW over the range of 27.5 to 30 GHz. Size: 340 × 290 × 60 mm.

NEC Microwave Tube Ltd.,
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Booth 2251            RS 352

Ruggedized Lumped Component Filters

These low profile, lumped component bandpass filters offer a frequency range of 10 to 5000 MHz with ultimate attenuation of 60 dB up to 20 GHz. These filters are manufactured in a stainless steel body with a maximum 0.23 height. The filters are designed for the most demanding airborne environments and meet performance requirements such as phase noise, fine leak, mechanical shock, vibration and operating temperature range from –55° to +100°C.

Networks International Corp.,
Overland Park, KS
(913) 685-3400,
Booth 860            RS 353

RF and Microwave CD Library

The RF and microwave CD Library is a comprehensive training system for high frequency design engineers. Train a team using the Library and deliver better products to market in less time. Leading engineers present 58 lecture and demonstrations sessions, each lasting 45 to 60 minutes. When viewed one session during lunch or after work each day, the Library becomes a complete two-month training system.

Noble Publishing Corp.,
Thomasville, GA
(229) 377-0587,
Booth 1362            RS 354

SP6T Antenna Switch

The model PE4269 is an SP6T RF antenna switch die that is designed for quad-band GSM antenna switch modules. The PE4269 RF switch provides a high performance solution to the ASM market by offering high power at 41 dBm P1dB and monolithic integration of key elements including a control logic decoder and driver. The 50 W PE4269 2.6 V switch operates from 100 to 3000 MHz and features 1500 V ESD tolerance at all ports. Size: 1.24 × 1.20 mm. Price: $0.60 (10,000).

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.,
San Diego, CA
(800) 737-6937,
Booth 1941            RS 355

Wideband Integrated Laser

The model PB9020 is a hybrid integrated laser transmitter module that offers good perfor-mance in a small, ruggedized package. This highly linear device features a high dynamic range, high output power and a useable frequency range up to 18 GHz. The PB9020 contains a wideband lithium niobate modulator and a high power diode laser source. It is ideal for direct transmission of microwave signals over optical fiber, and its applications include radar, SATCOM, EW and ECM antenna remoting, towed decoys, delay lines and telemetry systems.

Phasebridge Inc.,
Pasadena, CA
(626) 304-7610,
Booth 1659            RS 356

BAW Filters and Duplexers

These bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters and duplexers offer significant space reduction and performance. Chip scale packaging enables further levels of integration for next generation mobile devices. The BAW filters and duplexers are ideal for high bandwidth third-generation (3G) mobile applications. 

Philips Semiconductors,
San Jose, CA
(800) 447-1500,
Booth 753            RS 357

Low Band Direction Finding Module

The model LBDFM-052-BD-DP is a low band direction finding module that operates from 500 to 2000 MHz. This module is a uni-directional, multi-function device that routes the signal present at the RF input connector through one of its four channels to the RF output connector, for amplitude modulation of the input signal. The input and output ports can be switched to internal 50 W terminations to ensure matched source and load impedance for interfacing devices during off-times and isolation or VSWR tests. Size: 6.90" ¥ 2.48" ¥ 0.85".

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc., Frederick, MD
(301) 631-1579,
Booth 1957            RS 358

Customizable In-vehicle Telematics Unit

This reference design is designed for an automotive on-board telematics unit. It incorporates GSM/GPRS wireless connectivity, GPS positioning, data processing and storage, an odometer, a smart card reader and is CANbus compliant. This makes it an ideal solution for toll systems as well as for fleet management providers and transport ministries. The unit is based on Wavecom technology. This development is part of a partnership agreement between Plextek and Wavecom.

Plextek Ltd.,
Great Chesterford, Essex, UK
+44 (0) 1799 533200,
Booth 759            RS 359

Power Transistors

The model LB501 is an LDMOS power transistor that performs well in both narrowband and broadband circuits. The LB501 will put out 120 W across 30 to 512 MHz, and 175 W at 500 MHz. The model LR301 is an LDMOS device that is capable of 300 W up to 500 MHz.

Polyfet RF Devices,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 484-4210,
Booth 2253            RS 360

Surface-mount Clock Oscillators

The QCC570 series of surface-mount clock oscillators is targeted to the high reliability and COTS markets. The QCC570 series covers voltages from 1.8, 2.5, 3.3 and 5 VDC. These oscillators offer a broad frequency range of 1.544 to 156.250 MHz and frequency stability options to ±25 ppm from –40° to +85°C. Output options include HCMOS/TTL, LVHCMOS, LVPECL and LVDS.

Q-Tech Corp.,
Culver City, CA
(310) 836-7900,
Booth 1658            RS 361


This electroplating of metallized ceramic capacitors, resistors, thermistors and similar devices are offered to manufacturers in precious and non-precious metals. Traditional coatings in 100 percent Sn and solder alloys over pure nickel offer enhanced solderability and electrical conductivity properties. Chip sizes range from 0.060" × 0.040" and larger. Plating services for traditional metal components are also available.

Queen’s Plating Co. Inc.,
Long Island City, NY
(718) 729-1500,
Booth 243            RS 362

Microwave Design Software

QuickWave is a software package for the design of microwave circuits, antennas and heating appliances. It hybridizes electromagnetic solvers (general purpose 3D FDTD and specialized axisymmetrical 2D) with new thermodynamic modules and a convenient graphical front-end. Competitive features include conformal geometry modeling, multiport multimodal S-parameter extraction and powerful visualization of coprocessing results. Effects of microwave power dissipation, heat transfer, thermal changes of material parameters and load movement are simulated in parallel.

Warsaw, Poland
+48 601 38 64 84,
Booth 470            RS 363

Laser Cutting and Welding

This thin-material laser cutting features a stripline cut by laser that exhibits tight tolerances, sharp corners and square edges. Artwork is not necessary and delivery is usually within a few days. Materials include brass, BeCu, stainless steel, titanium, kovar and aluminum. Laser-stitched shields form easily by hand. Prototype iterations are cost effective because only a CAD file is necessary to produce the desired shape. No chemicals are used in the process.

Rache Corp.,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 389-6868,
Booth 2109            RS 364

Ceramic Bandpass Filter

The part number 3CX-1176-X20Q is an ultra-compact ceramic bandpass filter. This filter features electrical specifications that include a center frequency of 1176 MHz, 1 dB bandwidth of 20 MHz, minimum and insertion loss £ 2 dB at passband, VSWR of £ 1.5, and ? 30 dB at a center frequency of ±25 MHz. Size: 0.15" × 0.45" × 0.5".

Reactel Inc.,
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660,
Booth 2246            RS 365

RF Coaxial Relay

The RMS series is a 1P4T coaxial relay that offers performance up to 18 GHz. This relay features a VSWR of 1.50 maximum, insertion loss of 0.50 dB maximum and isolation is better than –60 dB. This device exhibits a short electrical length and compact mechanical package. The bracket provides ease and versatility in mounting. This series is available in failsafe and latching configurations. Size: 1.30 × 2.00.

RelComm Technologies Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-4488,
Booth 1710            RS 366

Analysis Software

The Urban Canyon FDTD and Moving Window FDTD analysis modules have been added to the existing Wireless Insite Propagation Analysis Software product. These modules make impressive additions to the company’s suite of software that already includes the Full-Wave 3D Analysis Software XFDTD and the recent addition, XGTD, a UTD-based analysis tool.

Remcom Inc.,
State College, PA
(814) 861-2543,
Booth 1460            RS 367

Ceramic Packaging Technology

The PCTF“ ceramic packaging technology on alumina and BeO substrates is widely utilized for RF power amplifiers, power transmitters, transceiver/receiver  modules, power switches, mixers, radar antenna array feeds and SMT chip resistors. Costs are comparable to soft boards. The new product line includes aluminum nitride substrates and packages for RF power transistors, flanged power resistors (500 W), attenuators, dividers and other thermally demanding applications. Commercially available copper on AlN is fully RoHS compliant providing a viable choice to BeO.

Remtec Inc.,
Norwood, MA
(781) 762-9191,
Booth 862            RS 368

High Power Circulators and Isolators

The SMC series of surface-mount coplanar circulators and isolators is designed for high power applications that operate in a frequency range of 800 to 2500 MHz. These circulators are distinguished by good high power performance in a congested multi-carrier environment. Models are available in typical bandwidths of 10 to 15 percent with isolation > 22 dB and insertion loss < 0.35 dB.

Renaissance Electronics Corp.,
Harvard, MA
(978) 772-7774,
Booth 926            RS 369

Silicone Flexible Microwave Resonant Absorber

This line of silicone and urethane flexible absorber sheet stock is now available. The RS-4000-SF-RA is a series of thin magnetic resonant absorbers based on flexible silicone rubber materials. These absorbers are designed to resonate at particular frequencies of 1 to 18 GHz when metal backed with less than 1 percent reflectivity at the design frequency (20 dB down). This series of materials is ideal when minimum thickness and weight is desired and when some broadband performance reduction is acceptable.

Resin Systems Corp.,
Amherst, NH
(603) 673-1234,
Booth 1931            RS 370

Power Dividers

This application specific series of economical power dividers/combiners is designed for signal routing within building wireless distribution applications. The family includes 2-, 3-, 4-, 8- and 12-way units that operate between 2600 to 5900 MHz. Electrical performance offers typical insertion loss of 0.25 dB, isolation of 20 dB minimum, VSWR of 1.10 typical, phase unbalance of 2° maximum and amplitude unbalance of 0.2 dB maximum. Designed in the classical Wilkinson circuit approach, these new devices are available with N, TNC, BNC and SMA female connectors. Size is 2" × 2" × 1".

Response Microwave Inc.,
Framingham, MA
(978) 456-9184,
Booth 657            RS 371

Antenna Port Adapter

The model RSE-6701 is an antenna port adapter for the Sony/Ericsson PCMCIA card. This model is an SMA jack to S/E plug (S/E type 237 connector) that will allow an external antenna or test equipment connector to the card. This detachable external antenna adapter is unique to mate with Sony/Ericsson GC75/GC82/GC83/GC85 PC card, used for GPRS/EDGE or CSD, (WAN) connections on GSM 850 and 1800/1900 networks. The materials used in manufacture of the RSE-6701 are nickel-plated brass body, gold-plated contacts and TPFE insulation.

RF Industries Inc., RF Connector Division,
San Diego, CA
(858) 549-6340,
Booth 630            RS 372

Quad-band Power Amplifier

The quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE RF3158 extends the PowerStar“ power amplifier (PA) module portfolio. This PA represents greater than 30 percent size reduction and is optimized for linear EDGE using either direct I&Q modulators or small-signal polar modulation. The RF3158 incorporates battery voltage tracking circuitry, which automatically measures battery voltage and adjusts ramp voltage, thereby preventing the power control loop from reaching saturation during low voltage battery conditions. The PA reduces complexity, streamlines the design process and enables faster time-to-market. Size: 6 ¥ 6 ¥ 1.4 mm.

RF Micro Devices Inc.,
Greensboro, NC
(336) 664-1233,
Booth 1303            RS 373

High Power GaN Devices

These high power devices utilize GaN technology. The products offer low cost and high breakdown voltage of 135 V with 1, 2, 10 and 20 W power. The operating voltages are 12 or 28 V and these devices are targeted to OFDM and WCDMA applications.

Suwon, Korea
Booth 2030            RS 374

Low Noise Amplifiers

This super low noise amplifier (LNA) series is designed to meet the rugged standards of MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-810F in an extended broad range of environmental conditions. The series is engineered to deliver a low noise figure while maintaining stable input and output return losses. Features include wideband flatness, ultra low noise figure, low input/output VSWR, unconditionally stable amplifiers and are packaged in a leadless SMT package. The RLA series covers the full spectrum of frequency range from 200 to 2600 MHz.

Richardson Electronics,
LaFox, IL
(800) 737-6937,
Booth 1935            RS 375

Liquid Crystal Polymer Power Packaging

These air cavity plastic packages are designed for replacement of ceramic high power packaging. These packages support hi-temperature eutectic die attach, automated leadframe assembly and are JEDEC level 1 compliant. The flat lid sealing surface improves assembly yields, while testing shows the packages are capable of handling power levels of > 150 W. The packaging technology can also offer matching elements designed into the package for low cost impedance transformation.

RJR Polymers Inc.,
Oakland, CA
(510) 638-5901,
Booth 866            RS 376

Terminated Switches

The STR-12 series of single-pole, 12-position, terminated switches operates in a frequency range of DC to 18 GHz. This series offers an insertion loss of 1 dB at 18 GHz, VSWR of 1.8 at 18 GHz, isolation of 50 dB at 18 GHz and coil voltages of 5, 12 and 28 V. These switches feature a failsafe or latching operating mode, TTL control options and a 2 W internal termination. The switch compliments an extensive range of SPDT types up to 65 GHz, DPDT and multi-position types up to 40 GHz.

RLC Electronics Inc.,
Mount Kisco, NY
(914) 241-1334,
Booth 1504            RS 377

Dual Track and Hold Circuit

The model RTH050 is a 15 GHz bandwidth 1 GS/s dual track and hold circuit with extended hold time for ultra-wideband data acquisition. With this bandwidth, the RTH050 enables many applications including direct conversion of multi-GHz carrier signals and sampling of high speed signal edges in the 20 ps rise time range. The RTH050 achieves a 65 dB spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) and a –62 dB total harmonic distortion (THD) for a 1060 MHz, 0.5 Vpp input signal, with well under 1 mV noise and 100 fs aperture jitter.

Rockwell Scientific Co.,
Thousand Oaks, CA
(805) 373-4545,
Booth 2239            RS 378

Liquid Crystalline Polymers

The R/flex“ 3000 family of liquid crystalline polymer (LCP)-based circuit materials features a single-clad lower melt point and a double-clad high melt temperature laminate. Complementing the R/flex 3600 LCP single-clad laminate, the R/flex 3850 double-clad laminate offers a low dielectric constant of Dk = 2.9 for controlled impedance combined with good dimensional stability for dense fine-line applications. R/flex 3850 is produced in a range of copper and film thicknesses, just as the single-clad laminate, and is available in standard panel formats.

Rogers Corp.,
Rogers, CT
(860) 774-9605,
Booth 841            RS 379

Multiport Network Analyzer

The model ZVT8 is an 8 GHz network analyzer that offers up to eight test ports in a single instrument. With a true multiport architecture featuring one reflectometer per port, the ZVT8 can perform measurements on all ports of a DUT simultaneously, greatly reducing the number of sweeps and providing a significant speed advantage.

Rohde & Schwarz Inc.,
München, Germany
+49 (89) 41 29-0,
Booth 1755            RS 380

Flexible Microstrip Connectors

These flexible microstrip connectors (FMC) are designed for PCB applications with small space and/or high density connection requirements. This connector’s small size allows board-to-board connection spacing of 7 mm. The use of “coaxial bullets” compensates for radial and axial misalignments of board-to-board connections. The FMC interface offers a design that allows for misalignment while maintaining constant electrical integrity during the entire mating cycle. Various cable series connectors are available. FMC can be used to 10 GHz with good electrical performance.

Rosenberger of North America LLC,
Lancaster, PA
(717) 290-8000,
Booth 1113            RS 381

7/16 Connectors

The 1906-30 series of DIN 7/16 connectors are designed per the 169-4 IEC-3, Class 1 specifications. These connectors are enhanced for low PIM (–173 dBc) performance via a single piece body construction, solid outer contact and a 0.005 grounding boss that pushes performance to –31 dB return loss through 7.5 GHz. These connectors offer a choice of plating that includes: protected Ag, Ag matte and white bronze over Ag. The dovetail o-ring ensures solid weatherization and can be equipped with Si rubber or EMI materials. Price: $5.00.

San-tron Inc.,
Ipswich, MA
(978) 356-1585,
Booth 959            RS 382

Adjustable Phase Trimmers

The PT series of adjustable phase trimmers is designed for testing applications where phase match between cables is critical. At higher frequencies, discrete changes in phase can require minute physical adjustments in the electrical path length. These phase trimmers enable the user to make precision adjustment to the phase without otherwise degrading the signal. Available in field-adjustable and slide (trombone) style up to 26 GHz, these trimmers offer low VSWR, low insertion loss, smooth continuous adjustment and a locking nut.

Semflex Inc.,
Mesa, AZ
(800) 778-4401,
Booth 929            RS 383

Precision Connectors

These precision connectors are designed for flexible low loss cable, and include 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm, 26 GHz; SMA, 18 GHz; N and 18 GHz; and TNC. Male and female connectors are available for 0.120, 0.160, 200 and 0.300 diameter cable. Most designs are compatible with various low loss cables offered by a variety of cable manufacturers. All connectors feature captivated center contacts made of gold plated beryllium copper and outer body components made of passivated stainless steel. Designs are also available for semi-rigid cable.

S.G. McGeary Co.,
W. Melbourne, FL
(321) 409-0509,
Booth 2007            RS 384

Probe Station

The WaveLink 1160 is an RF and microwave probe station that is optimized for the wireless market. The WL-1160 incorporates many of the performance/convenience features of the WL-200 series, including a ringless chuck, 1.75" platen adjustment range, and calibration and wafer chucks with independent theta adjustment. 4", 6" and 8" configurations are available.

Gilroy, CA
(408) 848-2851,
Booth 1912            RS 385

Commercial Coaxial Resonator Oscillator

The model CRO193-1735T and model CRO193-1810T are commercial coaxial resonator oscillators. The CRO193-1735T generates frequencies from 1710 to 1760 MHz and the CRO193-1810T generates frequencies from 1780 to 1840 MHz. Both models feature control voltages from 0 to 12 V. The units typically require 25 mA of current from a 6 V supply voltage. Size: 0.5" × 0.5" × 0.223", surface-mount pick and place/reflow compatible package.

Sirenza Microdevices,
Broomfield, CO
(303) 327-3030,
Booth 1247            RS 386

CMOS Switches

The model SKY13264-340LF and the model SKY13272-340LF are 4 × 2 switch matrices that combine a digital decoder with an RF switching net work to accomplish the same function as GaAs-silicon hybrid circuits or 32 RF PIN diodes and discrete bias circuitry. These new switches are Pb-free and assembled in 4 × 4 mm plastic packages. These models are designed with four high frequency inputs and two high frequency outputs, requiring only four control lines to put the switch in one of 16 possible states. Price: < $1.00 (10,000).

Skyworks Solutions Inc.,
Woburn, MA
(781) 376-3000,
Booth 1127            RS 387

Microwave Circuit Geometries Software

The Sonnet Suites Release 10 provides accurate and dependable results for demanding microwave circuit geometries. The proprietary adaptive band synthesis and conformal meshing technology offers savings in analysis time without giving up precision and accuracy in analysis results. New in Sonnet Professional R10 are integration with the Cadence“ Virtuoso“ Suite, a new broadband Spice model extractor, DC point analysis, support for Linux on PCs and the ability to apply conformal meshing technology to discrete-thickness metal modeling.

Sonnet Software Inc.,
North Syracuse, NY
(315) 451-3096,
Booth 1925            RS 388

100 W Power Amplifier

The model MPC8-1220 ODU is a Ku-band power amplifier that operates in a frequency band of 13.75 to 15.4 GHz. This solid-state power amplifier features 100 W of linear power, 60 dB gain with temperature compensation, forward and reverse power monitor with RS422 readout, monitor and control processor including bias sequencing, discrete transmit/mute control, 115/230 VAC power supply and outdoor enclosure with forced air cooling. The features and options are ideal for SATCOM systems serving military and commercial airborne and mobile platforms. Size: 13.875" × 10.262" × 8.984". Weight: < 25 lbs.

Sophia Wireless Inc.,
Chantilly, VA
(703) 961-9573,
Booth 731            RS 389

Type N Connectors

The IN series of type N connectors are mode-free up to 20 GHz. This series offers a VSWR of 1.10 to 18 GHz and 1.15 of 18 to 20 GHz. The IN series incorporates blind epoxy captivation that eliminates RF leakage, raised metal contact rings to insure positive RF ground paths and passivated stainless steel construction. These connectors are available with tab pins or 0.018 to 0.020 sockets. Price: $10.00 (500).

Sources East Inc.,
Campbell, CA
(408) 374-1031,
Booth 1859            RS 390

Filter Low Noise Amplifiers

These filtered low noise amplifiers (LNA) feature a housing that allows for greater corrosion resistance and more effective shielding. The LNAs offer a low noise figure of typically 1.5 dB and are designed for L1 and L1/L2 GPS applications that require precision and high reliability. Both series feature three-pole ceramic filters that select only desired GPS signals as the low noise gain stage of each maintains the receiving system’s sensitivity. Both amplifier series reject undesired signals by at least 40 dB at 1050, 1410 and 1710 MHz, and have a bandwidth of 30 MHz minimum in 14, 26, 34 and 45 dB models.

Spectrum SEI Microwave,
Delmar, DE
(302) 846-2750,
Booth 2146            RS 391

Zero ? Chip Resistor

This MIL-PRF-32159 zero ? chip resistor is ideal for mission critical aerospace, biomedical, communications and defense applications. The specification provides zero ? jumpers at three product levels: space level T (including 100 percent burn-in), established reliability product level M and industrial product level C. Military grade jumpers are available in 13 case sizes with solderable, wire bondable and epoxy bondable termination finishes, and are identical to the MIL-PRF-55342 product. Price: < $1.00.

State of the Art Inc.,
State College, PA
(800) 458-3401,
Booth 916

Vertical RF MOSFET

The model SD2942 is a 50 V, 350 W VHF vertical RF metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET). This part features a high gain of 17 dB and saturated power of 390 W and is rated for 5:1 VSWR. It comes in a standard dual ceramic package. The SD2942 is intended for FM broadcast, VHF TV and other VHF power amplifiers. Price: $95.00 each (100).

Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 929 29 29,
Booth 247            RS 393

Flexible Cable

The Storm Flex™ line of miniature flexible cables now includes Storm Flex 086 assemblies. This durable, 0.096" diameter, 50 GHz cable provides good and consistent performance with flexure. The cable construction minimizes the common problem of breakage behind the connector and, with crimp-style SMA SP connectors, pull strength is 30 lbs straight and 20 lbs right angle. Cost-effective standard configurations are available from stock, or configure assemblies to custom requirements.

Storm Products–Microwave,
Woodridge, IL
(630) 754-3300,
Booth 2025             RS 394

Hermetic Semiconductor Packages

The G1616M-7 is a discrete semiconductor hermetic package designed for broadband applications. These DC to 18 GHz drop-in packages have twelve leads (six on opposite sides). A ground-signal-ground configuration is required to achieve the best performance on the high speed lines. The G1616M-7 is a glass walled package with a 0.166" square body and a cavity of 0.075" ¥ 1.10". It comes with an ASTM F-15 alloy base for up to 0.5 W devices. The packages are constructed using a glass-to-metal seal process. Price: $3.76 (10,000).

StratEdge Corp.,
San Diego, CA
(858) 569-5000,
Booth 435            RS 395

7 mm Precision Connectors

These 7 mm precision hermaphrodite connectors are designed especially for laboratory instrumentation use and are resonance-free through 18 GHz. These connectors offer a VSWR of 1.003 + 0.002(f) GHz. The outer shell and coupling mechanism are made of polished stainless steel. The inner contact is made of gold-plated beryllium copper. Resonance-free performance is achieved through the use of a special supporting bead that captures the center contact. Other styles include straight cable plugs for semi-rigid RG-401 and RG-402 cable, plus straight and slot terminal 4-hole flange mount receptacles.

SV Microwave Inc.,
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 840-1800,
Booth 1713            RS 396

Thermal Drift Voltage-controlled Oscillators

These wideband, low phase noise and low thermal drift voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) cover frequency ranges in ratios of up to 5:1 with less than 25 V tuning. Phase noise in some models is as low as –118 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. In addition, a new series of VCOs will be introduced for optimized bands, having low phase noise and phase hit free performance. Smart broadband and optimized band synthesizers are specifically designed for ultimate performance and user-friendly adaptation.

Synergy Microwave Corp.,
Paterson, NJ
(973) 881-8800,
Booth 912            RS 397

EMI Test Capabilities

These electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing capabilities offer timely, accurate product reporting to electromagnetic emissions and immunity standards. New capabilities include radiated and conducted emissions, radiated and conducted immunity, ESD – surge – burst, product safety, audio, airflow/thermal, infra-red camera and power testing, dips and dropouts, and harmonics and flicker.

Sypris Test and Measurement,
Orlando, FL
(800) 775-2550,
Booth 2104            RS 398

PTFE Substrate Materials

Taclamplus is a low loss, laser-ablatable substrate material that is used for automotive radars, mm-wave radios, power amplifiers and chip packaging. Taclamplus is a non-reinforced PTFE microwave substrate that offers a dielectric constant of 2.17. It is available in thin dielectrics of 0.002" to minimize PTH attenuation at high frequencies. This material is manufactured with micro-thin, low roughness copper-foils for precision-etched MW printed components. Taclamplus is a bromine-free material and is RoHS compliant.

Petersburgh, NY
(508) 541-3314,
Booth 635            RS 399

Integrated Passive Device

This integrated passive device (IPD) is developed by integrating passive components on a silicon substrate. The material is developed using a manufacturing process of thick oxide (TO) silicon substrate technology. With this TO technology, the release of the high Q inductor and its RF applications such as LPF, BPF, diplexer and balun for WLAN and ASM are possible.

Telephus Inc.,
Daejon, Korea
Booth 450            RS 400

Phase Shift Adapter

The model 5998 is a coaxial 50 W phase shift adapter that mates in-series with SMA male and female connectors, and allows resettable phase adjustments (up to 126° at 26 GHz) to alter the electrical distance between other components in cable/connector RF lines. These adapters are made of passivated steel and incorporate a male/female connector, and a positive, resettable locking mechanism while 50 W impedance is maintained over the adjustment range.

Tensolite Corp.,
St. Augustine, FL
(904) 829-5600,
Booth 741            RS 401

Millimeter-wave LNAs and Power Amplifiers

This updated series of millimeter-wave low noise amplifiers (LNA) and power amplifiers now extend through W-band. The amplifiers are available to cover popular frequency bands at 18 to 40, 43 to 46, 55 to 65, 71 to 76, 81 to 86 and 92 to 96 GHz. Various gain and output power options are available and can be easily customized for individual applications. The amplifiers utilize GaAs MMICs for maximum reliability and repeatability.

North Andover, MA
(978) 691-7400,
Booth 442            RS 402

SP2T Ferrite Switch

This high power S-band SP2T switch has been added to its range of ferrite waveguide switches. Using electromagnets driven by an amplifier to switch the ferrite, this unit is capable of handling 7 MW of peak power with losses < 0.3 dB, while switching at a rate of 240 actuations per second. This extends the range of switches that the company offers from Ka-band down to S-band.

Thales-MESL Ltd.,
Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 333 2000,
Booth 658            RS 403

Solder Capability

This capability to deposit non-lead based solders includes pure indium, indium-tin alloys and indium silver alloys with ±10 percent precision tolerances for prototypes and production quantities. The coatings are deposited using induction evaporation in the company’s manufacturing facility. Available thicknesses range from 0.5 to 50 mm, and products can be manufactured to strict specifications. Typically, the coating is a one-step process, but devices can also be coated with materials such as Ni/Au or Pt/Au or other materials before and/or after the solder coating.

Thin Film Concepts Inc.,
Elmsford, NY
(914) 592-4700,
Booth 826            RS 404

Web Tools

These two new engineering tools aid in selecting optimal feedthrus. The first tool allows users to search over 2,000 designs of RF/50 W, DC and capacitor/filter feedthrus. Search criteria includes: feedthru function, body and pin diameters, and pin tip type. The second tool is an impedance reference calculator that allows engineers to determine the opposing dimension of glass to pin, or pin to glass that will achieve optimal impedance in a specific package.

Hampstead, NH
(603) 329-4050,
Booth 1401            RS 405

Thermally Stable Test Cables

The PhaseTrack™ 230R 50 W thermally stable coaxial test cables employ a dielectric material, TF-4, which exhibits low phase change with temperature. The result is good retention of test equipment calibration within a changing temperature environment. In addition, the front-end connectors are removable and can be interchanged with a variety of different connector types including SMA TNC, N, 7 mm and 3.5 mm. PhaseTrack 230R cables are ruggedized for use in virtually any application.

Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT
(203) 949-8400,
Booth 1139            RS 406

Rotary Attenuator

The model RSA-45510 is a rotary step attenuator that operates in the range of DC to 4.5 GHz with an attenuation range from 0 to 10 dB in 1 dB steps. Insertion loss is less than 1 dB, accuracy is better than ±0.5 dB and VSWR is less than 1.5. The RSA-45510 will handle 2 W average RF power and has a switching life at least 200,000 steps. Other RSA models are available, and customer-defined specifications are welcome.

Trilithic Inc.,
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 895-3600,
Booth 813            RS 407

10 W Power Amplifier

The model TGA2923 is a 10 W power amplifier optimized for 3.5 GHz broadband wireless access (BWA) and WiMAX (802.16-2004) base station and subscriber applications. In a typical 3.4 to 3.6 GHz BWA application, the TGA2923 delivers 9 dB gain and linear power of 31 dBm at 3 percent EVM. This amplifier utilizes an SMT style package.

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.,
Hillsboro, OR
(503) 615-9000,
Booth 1547            RS 408

Thin Film Lange Couplers

This line of standard thin film Lange coupler circuits address problems caused by wire bonding. These Lange couplers have been designed with advanced UltraBridge™ technology. In this approach, interconnects are integrated with the thin film substrate, thereby eliminating wire-bonding issues. These thin film circuits are being used as an alternative to air bridges and other interconnect technologies commonly used in wireless components, multichip modules and microwave subsystems. They are available from stock in X-, Ku- and Ka-band designs.

UltraSource Inc.,
Hollis, NH (603) 881-7799,
Booth 529            RS 409

Lead-free Plastic Package 

The CHA2066-QAG Ku-band low noise amplifier and the CHT3091a-QAG DC to 12 GHz VVA products are available in a standard QFN lead-free plastic package. These packaged products are ideal for microwave radio, VSAT, military and various other applications.

United Monolithic Semiconductors,
Orsay, France
+33 1 69 33 02 26,
Booth 660            RS 410

RF Switch Matrix

The model G2S75 is a plug-in switching module for the existing series G2 product line. This model provides a two-dimensional switch matrix available in sizes from 4 × 4 to 32 × 32. The configuration is fully non-blocking, unity gain with full fanout allowing each input to be connected to one, many or all outputs without loading an input. This matrix operates within a frequency range of 800 to 2400 MHz, VSWR of < 1.5 and typical isolation of > 50 dB. Delivery: four to 10 weeks. Price: $4,250.

Universal Switching Corp.,
Van Nuys, CA
(818) 785-0200,
Booth 853            RS 411

Advanced Research Services

The Microwave Microsystems Laboratory provides advanced research services and education in the area of microwave and millimeter circuits and subsystems. Specifically, expertise includes (1) development of radio frequency integrated circuits in RF Si and GaAs technologies with special emphasis on RF power amplifiers and transmitter subsystems for emerging wireless communications, (2) development of low cost packages and multi-chip modules for microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and integrated passive devices in SiP, and (3) development of nano-based wireless sensor nodes and their subsystems.

University of California at Davis,
M/W Microsystems Lab,
Davis, CA (530) 752-7472.
Booth 367            RS 412

Frequency Control Module

This custom, high frequency reference module is designed for demanding frequency control applications. This module provides +20 dBm of RF output power and operates with low phase noise of –90 dBc/Hz at a 10 Hz offset from the carrier, and –170 dBc/Hz on the noise floor at 100 MHz. Consisting of a precision OCXO, a power amplifier and an output filer/matching network this module is packaged in a 2" × 2" × 0.75" case with an SMA connector, meeting stabilities as low as 0.1 ppm. All parameters can be maintained regardless of the specified supply voltage, 5 to 15 VDC or frequency range from 50 to 150 MHz.

Valpey Fisher Corp.,
Hopkinton, MA
(800) 982-5737,
Booth 1904            RS 413

Integrated Software

CONCERTO v5 is the new version of its integrated software for RF and microwave design. The suite includes the conforming FDTD analysis QUICKWAVE, and introduces the moment method analysis CLASP. Both run from the same easy to use Geometric Modeler.

Vector Fields Inc.,
Aurora, IL
(630) 851-1734,
Booth 466            RS 414

Low Jitter Quartz-based PLL

The model CD-700 is a low jitter quartz-based PLL. Its ultra-small footprint (5.0 × 7.5 × 2.0 mm) delivers low output jitter, via a high performance PLL ASIC with quartz stabilized VCXO. Input data rates from 8 kHz to 78 MHz, and output data rates from 100 kHz to 78 MHz.

Vectron International,
Hudson, NH
(888) 328-7661,
Booth 1013            RS 415

Magnetically Tuned Oscillator

This magnetically tuned oscillator (MTO) operates in the microwave and millimeter-wave frequency ranges. It is designed for PC board integration and covers frequency bands from 5.8 to 13.4 GHz with a tuning range of 2 GHz. Nominal output power is +8 dBm with a tuning sensitivity of 24 MHz/ma. Phase noise ranges from less than –70 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset to less than –140 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset. Vibration sensitivity is typically less than 0.5 kHz/g for sinusoidal vibration rates between 10 Hz and 5 kHz.

VIDA Products Inc.,
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 541-7000,
Booth 2236            RS 416

Silicon-based RF Capacitor

The model HPC0603A is a silicon-based surface-mount RF capacitor that is available in the 0603 case size. It offers SRF values up to 13 GHz, low parasitic inductance of 0.046 nH and operation over a broad frequency range from 1 MHz to several GHz. Voltage options of 6, 10, 16 and 25 V are available. The HPC0603A enables increases in circuit Q, transmission range and reliability. Delivery: up to ten weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology Inc.,
Malvern, PA
(402) 563-6866,
Booth 1700            RS 417

Deck Block Upconverter

This PowerStream™ deck Ku-band block upconverter uses a deck amplifier spatial power combining 25 W up onto the feed for mobile and transportable satellite solutions. The compact deck amplifier provides high output power with efficiency in a rugged, affordable package that is a solution for high availability and high data rate satellite networks in the commercial and defense industries. This upconverter offers a power consumption of less than 200 W. Size: 4" × 5.75" × 7.25". Weight: < 8 lbs.

Wavestream Corp.,
San Dimas, CA
(909) 599-9080,
Booth 770            RS 418

High Power Combiner/Divider

The model H7498 is a low loss, high power 180° combiner/divider that is designed specifically for commercial and military antenna applications. The model operates in a frequency range of 200 to 1000 MHz. These 180° combiner/dividers can be provided for any 5:1 bandwidth between 100 MHz and 4 GHz. Power levels are available between 300 and 3000 W CW. The model H7498 offers an insertion loss of 0.25 dB, VSWR of 1.3 and port-to-port isolation of 20 dB. Size: 5" × 7.5" × 1.5".

Werlatone Inc.,
Brewster, NY
(845) 279-6187,
Booth 1604            RS 419

Circuit Design Book

Microwave Circuit Design Using Linear and Nonlinear Techniques, Second Edition, offers a  thorough revision of this book on microwave circuit design. The updates reflect the shift in interest over the decade since the first edition was published, away from applications for military modules and towards high volume, commercial wireless applications. The text functions as a complete guide to the mathematics and practical design information for carrying out the design of hybrid and monolithic integrated circuits.

John Wiley & Sons Inc.,
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 748-6000,
Booth 1212            RS 420

Locking RF Connectors

The WSML™ subminiature locking RF connectors are a snap-lock quick connect/disconnect 50 W RF connector. These connectors are designed to replace threaded SMA connectors of DC to 12 GHz in cable-to-panel or cable-to-PCB applications. WSML connectors are hot-pluggable with first-make/last-break capability allowing connectors to be mated without powering down the system.

Winchester Electronics,
Wallingford, CT
(203) 741-5400,
Booth 1663            RS 421

HBT Amplifier Module

The model AP501 is a high dynamic range power amplifier in a flange-mount package. The multi-stage amplifier module has 30.5 dB gain, while being able to achieve high performance for PCS-band applications with up to +52 dBm OIP3 and +36 dBm of compressed 1 dB power. The AP501 is targeted for use as a driver or final stage amplifier in wireless infrastructure where high linearity and high power is required. This combination makes the device a good candidate for next generation multi-carrier 3G base stations. 

WJ Communications Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 577-6200,
Booth 1827            RS 422

MEMS Components

This range of radio frequency MEMS components and antenna technology is designed for civilian and military communication systems. These components include SPDT, SP4T relays, phase shifters and tunable capacitors. The MEMS technology enables multi-band subsystems, high signal quality, low power usage, and small size and weight. Samples are available upon request.

XCom Wireless Inc.,
Signal Hill, CA
(562) 981-0077,
Booth 870            RS 423

Electromagnetic Simulator

This release of the IE3D EM Simulation and Optimization Package Version 11.0 offers mixed infinite and finite substrate modeling, automatic meshing alignment for high accuracy modeling of RFIC, and seamless integration into Microwave Office 2004 from AWR.

Zeland Software Inc.,
Fremont, CA
(510) 623-7162,
Booth 1513            RS 42

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