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May 10, 2011
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The following booth numbers are complete as of April 8, 2011.

26.5 GHz SMPM Attenuator
Aeroflex/Inmet introduced a 26.5 GHz fixed attenuator that incorporates the SMPM connector. The self-aligning push-on connector is a miniature version of its SMP attenuator and provides reliable high performance, excellent RF characteristics and mates non-destructively with GPPO™ connectors. Designed for use in tight quarters whether the requirement is in manufacturing or semiconductor chip test applications, this new 2 W device offers standard attenuation values of 3, 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB all under 0.75" in length. Non-standard attenuation values are available.
Aeroflex/Inmet, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 426-5553,
www.aeroflex.com
Booth 2212


Drop-in, Surface-mount Limiters
This LM series of surface-mount limiters is designed for receiver protection applications through 8 GHz. These RoHS-compliant devices provide high power protection at levels to 100 W CW and 2 kW peak power in surface-mount technology (SMT) packages measuring only 8 × 5 × 2.5 mm. Ideal for receiver protection applications at L-band (1 to 2 GHz), S-band (2 to 4 GHz) and C-band (4 to 8 GHz) frequencies. LM series limiters provide considerably higher thermal capacity than silicon and GaAs MMIC solutions. The limiters' small size and excellent thermal conductivity supports low-profile circuit designs without sacrificing protection for sensitive receiver front-end components.
Aeroflex/Metelics,
Londonderry, NH
(888) 641-7364,
www.aeroflex.com/metelics
Booth 2212

Digital Attenuator
Aeroflex/Weinschel's new model 4202-63 is a digital attenuator that operates over the 0.4 to 6 GHz frequency range and provides an attenuation range from 0 to 63 dB in 1 dB increments. This attenuator offers excellent repeatability and performance; SMA female connectors; built-in TTL Interface and ruggedized construction. Custom configurations are available upon request.
Aeroflex/Weinschel Inc.
Frederick, MD
(301) 846-9222,
www.aeroflex.com/weinschel.com
Booth 2212

Design and Simulation Platform
Agilent Technologies announced shipment of the latest version of its RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011 (ADS). ADS 2011 delivers new features for new and existing Advanced Design System users, including electromagnetic technologies for faster, more accurate simulations; a new use model that makes electromagnetic simulation easy for all engineers; and layout improvements for easier physical design. Advanced Design System 2011 also features dozens of new capabilities and improvements designed to enhance the platform's functionality and usability.
Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA
(800) 829-4444,
www.agilent.com
Booth 813

PXA Signal Analyzer
This PXA signal analyzer is a high performance millimeter-wave signal analyzer that operates in a frequency range up to 50 GHz. With external mixing, it can cover 325 GHz and beyond. The result is easier, more accurate millimeter-wave measurements. The PXA delivers a level of performance at millimeter-wave frequencies that is unmatched by competing solutions, offering accurate, sensitive and frequency-stable signal analysis. Its ability to measure small signals in the presence of very large signals is unparalleled and enables customers to develop the most advanced radar, surveillance and wireless communications systems.
Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA
(800) 829-4444,
www.agilent.com
Booth 813

Switch Matrix on a Substrate
AMC brings microwave integrated circuit technology to the solid-state switch matrix resulting in a hybrid switch matrix on a single substrate. Using a multilayer substrate, AMC is able to design for SMT production various configurations of RF/microwave switches with custom driver/logic circuitry and custom mechanical requirements. With two sides for discrete components, AMC can integrate a variety of other components including filters, amplifiers, combiners/splitters, bias Ts and fault circuits.
American Microwave Corp. (AMC),
Frederick, MD
(301) 662-4700,
www.americanmic.com
Booth 4319

Ultra-broadband Capacitor
ATC's new 550L ultra-broadband capacitor (UBC) has been designed and manufactured with the highest quality materials to provide reliable and repeatable ultra-broadband performance from 16 kHz through 40+ GHz. Now available with gold terminations, this unique component provides ultra-low insertion loss, flat frequency response and an excellent match over multiple octaves of frequency spectrum. The 550L has been engineered in a one piece orientation-insensitive 0402 SMT package, making it fully compatible with high speed automated pick-and-place manufacturing operations. Its superior broadband performance and reliability make it ideal for the requirements of the most stringent ultra-broadband applications.
American Technical Ceramics,
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 622-4700,
www.atceramics.com
Booth 1906

15 W GaN Amplifier
AML910P4215 is a 15 W, X-band, GaN amplifier that delivers minimum 30 percent power added efficiency. AML910P4215 operates over 9.9 to 10.7 GHz. Amplifier requires operating voltages of +32 V and +12 V DC. This amplifier has an integrated isolator at the output; TTL controlled muting function with 1 µs on/off speed; and a second output coupled from the main line with +28 dBm power. Package dimensions are 3.6" × 3.4" × 0.67". Operating temperature range is -30° to +60°C.
AML Communications Inc.,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 388-1345,
www.amlj.com
Booth 2024

Microwave Signal Generator
Anapico's APSIN20G is a 10 MHz to 20 GHz fast-switching microwave signal generator with excellent -108 dBc/Hz SSB phase noise at 10 GHz and a wide range of modulation capabilities including DCFM and fast pulse-modulation. The versatile, fan-less instrument is available in a compact and robust design. The APPH6000 is an ultra-low noise floor signal source analyzer from 10 to 6.2 GHz. Available with dual-channel cross-correlator, the residual noise floor is as low as -190 dBc/Hz. The APPH6000 features fast measurement speeds and is highly automated with easy-to-use remote control through LAN VXI-11 or USB port.
AnaPico AG,
Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 440 00 51,
www.anapico.com
Booth 2323

Cavity Filters for 700 MHz LTE
Anatech Electronics will feature its cavity bandpass filters designed for 700 MHz deployments of LTE systems, with models available for all uplink and downlink bands. The filters have very high rejection (at least 40 dB at 700 kHz from passband edges), low loss and high return loss. They also meet the need for extremely low passive intermodulation distortion (PIM), with levels of -150 dBc or better, and are available for both indoor and outdoor installations.
Anatech Electronics,
Garfield, NJ
(973) 772-4242,
www.anatechelectronics.com,
www.amcrf.com (Web store).
Booth 4507

Voltage-controlled Oscillators
APA Wireless introduces a new line of voltage-controlled oscillators (4254SM5 and 5362SM5) that operate independently of ground-plane and load impedance. These VCOs will drive a short circuit, open circuit, or anything in between regardless of ground plane over the industrial temperature range. Excellent phase noise and linearity in the four to six GHz range, these devices provide exceptional performance in a variety of phase-locked and free running applications.
APA Wireless,
Oakland Park, FL
(954) 563-8833,
www.apawireless.com
Booth 317

High Frequency EDA
Visit AWR Corp. in booth #1618 for a demonstration of the company's 2011 release including Microwave Office's new electrical-thermal MMIC co-simulation design flow, simulation-state management technology, and yield analysis/optimization via a graphical shape-based manipulation approach; Visual System Simulator's new envelope simulator; as well as AXIEM's asynchronous electromagnetic (EM) simulation support. Last but not least, catch a sneak preview of AWR's new 3D FEM EM analysis technology.
AWR Corp.,
El Segundo, CA
(310) 726-3000,
www.awrcorp.com
Booth 1618

Solid-state Amplifier
The new solid-state microwave amplifier, model 175S1G4 operates in a frequency range from 0.8 to 4.2 GHz and has a power output of 175 W. This amplifier employs a new design that delivers more than twice the power of older models. The new, more efficient design consumes less power and incorporates both USB and Ethernet interfaces in addition to the standard IEEE and RS-232 interfaces. With these improvements, AR has maintained the superior rugged design for load tolerance and excellent linearity.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Souderton, PA
(215) 723-8181,
www.arworld.us
Booth 1103

Open Source Connector
The SMPM-T is the smallest threaded open source connector on the market offering centerline-to-centerline spacing of just 0.20 inches. Its innovative combination of a MIL-STD-348 SMPM Female interface connector with a retractable threaded Nut provides unprecedented electrical and mechanical stability in even the harshest operating environments. The SMPM-T connector is space qualified and available along with Astrolab's microbend™ "Bend-To-The-End" technology. AS 9100 and ISO 9001 certified.
Astrolab,
Warren, NJ
(732) 560-3800,
www.astrolab.com
Booth 931

High Power Flanged Termination
Barry Industries Inc. announced its new 1000 W high power flanged termination. This RoHS compliant 50 ohm termination has an input power rating of 1000 W, continuous wave. It offers a frequency range of DC to 1 GHz, and has an excellent input return loss of 28.5 dB, 1.10:1. For a datasheet, contact michellef@barryind.com and request part number T50R0-1000-3X. Barry also offers a full line of low and high power custom resistors, terminations and attenuators in a variety of substrate and metallization options.
Barry Industries Inc.,
Attleboro, MA
(508) 226-3350,
www.barryind.com
Booth 726

Ultra-low Noise Amplifiers
Ciao Wireless introduced its ultra-low noise amplifiers with noise figures as low as 0.30 dB. Designs are offered over most 300 MHz bandwidths between 0.5 and 2.9 GHz. Gain levels offered between 30 and 60 dB. Delivery in one to two weeks ARO with competitive pricing offered.
Ciao Wireless,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 389-3224,
www.ciaowireless.com
Booth 3609

L-band Switch Matrix System
This L-band switch matrix system is designed for demanding SATCOM ground station installations. The matrix has a base configuration of 12 × 48 (down-converter to modem) and is expandable to 24 × 192 ports. The system is configured with separate receive and transmit paths and cabinets. Each is separately controllable, covering the range of 1 to 2 GHz and providing an output IP3 of +34 dBm minimum. This system is an outstanding choice for demanding multi-carrier applications.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics,
Beverly, MA
(978) 524-7200,
www.craneae.com/mw
Booth 1822

RF Coaxial Cable Assembly
These LL335 series cable assemblies are a new addition to the company's line of low-loss RF coaxial cables. Designed to operate up to 18 GHz, the CCSMA-MM-LL335 cable assemblies boast extremely low loss, with attenuation ratings of 0.03 dB/ft at 500 MHz, and 0.20 dB/ft at 18 GHz. Crystek LL335 cables offer a minimum bend radius of 1.5 in. and are available in-stock in 36-, 48- and 60-inch lengths. The cables are supplied with high frequency SMA or N-Type connectors, featuring rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and heavy-duty strain relief with a neoprene jacket.
Crystek Corp.,
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 561-3311,
www.crystek.com
Booth 325

6 to 18 GHz Power Amplifier
CTT announced a new, compact, solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that operates in a frequency range from 6 to 18 GHz for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications. This amplifier design provides good efficiency, high operating temperature range and small size. CTT's latest compact SSPA is a GaN-based MMIC design that offers 40 W of output power in a compact package. Additional specifications include a minimum of +46 dB of gain, maximum, gain flatness of ±2.5 dB and noise figure of 8.0 dB. Power saturation (Psat) performance is +44.5 dBm, minimum and +46.0 dBm, typical. The compact package measures 4.14" × 3.0" × 0.68".
CTT Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 541-0596,
www.cttinc.com
Booth 2302

6 to 18 GHz Low Noise Amplifier
Custom MMIC Design Services announced the release of the CMD157, a 6 to 18 GHz low noise PHEMT amplifier in a plastic encapsulated, 3 mm QFN package. The CMD157 has a gain of 27 dB, a noise figure of 1.5 dB and a bias requirement of 53 mA at 3 V. With applications including microwave communication and phased array systems, the CMD157 offers exceptional performance. The CMD157 is part of a broad line of plastic encapsulated amplifiers being introduced by CMDS this month.
Custom MMIC Design Services Inc.,
Westford, MA
(978) 467-4290,
www.custommmic.com
Booth 650

Full-band Amplifiers
Ducommun RF Product Group has released a new line of full-band amplifier products. These full-band amplifiers will cover the frequency ranges starting at Ka-band up to W-band amplifiers. These full-band amplifiers will be available in three configurations: high power, low noise and general purpose. Features include: broadband performance across entire band; compact size and weight; single DC power supply/internal regulated sequential biasing and variable I/O options.
Ducommun Technologies Inc.,
Carson, CA
(310) 513-7256,
www.ducommun.com
Booth 404

Connectorized Clock Oscillators
The PLXO series of phase-locked crystal oscillators are designed to operate at select custom frequencies from 5 to 500 MHz as reference clocks in military and commercial RF/micro-wave systems. Locked to an external frequency reference (or optional internal reference), the PLXO units feature low RMS jitter (< 0.05 pSec, typical), excellent phase noise (Fout = 233 MHz, < -120 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz, typical) and low power consumption at +3.3, +5, +8 or +12 V DC. Housed in a miniature connectorized package (1.50" × 1.50" × 0.6") to withstand harsh environments, the PLXO units also feature no sub-harmonics and operate over an optional wide temperature range (-40° to +85°C).
EM Research Inc.,
Reno, NV
(775) 345-2411,
www.emresearch.com
Booth 1149

65:1 VSWR Power Transistors
Freescale and Richardson RFPD have partnered to build a microsite dedicated to the new Freescale 50 V LDMOS rugged RF transistors. These transistors are able to withstand a 65:1 VSWR mismatch and continue to deliver full output power of 1.25 kW, 600 W and 300 W, respectively. Due to the number of customers redesigning circuits, Richardson RFPD and Freescale Semiconductor partnered to create this one-stop shop for RF design engineers.
Freescale,
www.rell.com/RuggedLDMOS
Booth 1028

Microwave Power Amplifiers
Giga-tronics has introduced the GT-1020A and GT-1040A instrument-grade broadband microwave power amplifiers that cover 100 MHz to 20 GHz and 10 MHz to 40 GHz respectively, with flat frequency response, low noise figure and low harmonics. Designed using broadband MMIC technology, these amplifiers typically provide ½ W (+27 dBm) at 20 GHz and ¼ W (+24 dBm) at 40 GHz with > 25 dB gain and < 6 dB noise figure. Gain flatness is typically ±2.5 dB over the full frequency range.
Giga-tronics Inc.,
San Ramon, CA
(925) 328-4650,
www.gigatronics.com
Booth 1409

Low Noise PHEMT
GCS has developed a low noise PHEMT technology with an optical 0.25 µm gate, fT > 80 GHz and fmax > 150 GHz. The technology achieves a noise figure minimum of < 0.6 dB with a gain > 15 dB at 12 GHz. A 6 to 18 GHz balanced LNA fabricated with this technology has shown better noise and gain performance than NEC33200. This process is fully qualified with a MTTF > 8 × 107 hours at channel temperature = 125°C. GCS is offering this process to all foundry customers.
Global Communication Semiconductors LLC,
Torrance, CA
(310) 530-7274,
www.gcsincorp.com
Booth 2504

Broadband Conical Inductors
These new conical inductors respond to market demand for more standard and custom conical design options for microwave applications. Gowanda's ÒCÓ series includes standard flying lead and SMT designs with up to 150 W power capability, excellent co-planarity, robust construction and typical operation from 40 MHz to 40 GHz. The company's custom capabilities – already well-established for Gowanda's RF and power inductors – have been enhanced to provide conicals with application-specific core configurations, electrical parameters, footprints, frequencies, wattage and wiring options (copper, gold plate, specialty).
Gowanda Electronics,
Gowanda, NY
(716) 532-2234,
www.gowanda.com
Booth 730

Analog-to-Digital Converter
Hittite Microwave Corp. has introduced a new high speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) product line. Hittite's multi-function ADC products are easy-to-use, exhibit ultra-low power dissipation and superior cost efficiency while maintaining high performance and complementing Hittite's existing RF, microwave and mixed-signal IC product lines. The new ADC product line significantly expands Hittite's product offering in communications, test & measurement, military, industrial and medical applications.
Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343,
www.hittite.com
Booth 2009

Phase Noise Analyzers
Holzworth Instrumentation will showcase the HA7000 series phase noise analyzers at IMS 2011. The advanced cross correlation engine delivers fast data acquisition speeds to low levels (example: -180 dBc/Hz < 20 sec). Holzworth's self-calibrating, integrated architecture makes for quick setups while eliminating the need for on-site troubleshooting support. These designs offer a highly intuitive interface, coupled with price points that truly support ease of implementation. The HA7400 series analyzers deliver on what's expected of the industry's next generation test instruments.
Holzworth Instrumentation,
Boulder, CO
(303) 325-3473,
www.holzworth.com
Booth 2419

High Performance Interconnects
HSI LLC designs and manufactures high performance interconnects for use by OEMs in Mil-Aero, instrumentation, industrial, medical and other industries. HSI specializes in microwave cable assemblies to 70 GHz as well as micro-miniature coaxial structures as small as 50 awg. HSI has over 150 man-years in experience with these products/industries. Current customers include leading OEMs in military communications systems, UAVs, test instrumentation and other critical, leading-edge apps. The company provides solutions to OEMs demanding mechanical/electrical/environmental requirements, including superior signal integrity and low weight, high density packaging.
High Speed Interconnections LLC (HSI),
Scottsdale, AZ
(888) 565-7878.
Booth 340

RF Probe with Integrated Attenuator
The HFS-835: RF probe with integrated attenuator is especially suitable for assembly in test fixtures with space restrictions or to prevent shearing forces to the probe, which can occur when an externally connected attenuator is directly connected with the input interface of a conventional RF probe. It is available with nominal attenuation values of: 3, 6, 10 and 20 dB. It is designed for use up to 3 GHz at an impedance of 50 Ω and its flange design allows easy integration with a fixture or mounting.
INGUN Prufmittelbau GmbH,
Konstanz, Germany
+49 7531 8105-0,
www.ingun.de
Booth 3804

Radar Pallet Amplifier
Integra Technologies announced an S-band radar pallet that will significantly reduce cycle time in your next high powered design. Part number ILP2731M260 is a 50 ohm matched high power pulsed radar pallet amplifier for S-band radar systems produced for drop-in manufacturability. The pallet amplifier supplies a minimum of 260 W of peak pulse power under the conditions of 300 us pulse width and 10 percent duty cycle operating over the instantaneous bandwidth of 2.70 to 3.10 GHz. The unit operates in class AB mode with 32 V drain bias optimizing the gain and efficiency parameters.
Integra Technologies Inc.,
El Segundo, CA
(310) 606-0855,
www.integratech.com
Booth 4015

Surface-mount Chip Resistors
The HVI series of chip resistors is especially suited for high voltage applications. The HVI series is offered in sizes 0402 to 2512, values to 1 Gohm and tolerances to 1 percent. These resistors feature a nickel barrier layer for excellent solder leach resistance and proprietary thick film architecture allowing the 2512 size to withstand a continuous 3 kV and overload of 4 kV. Applications for the HVI series high voltage chip resistors include but are not limited to power supplies, power converters, defibrillators, sensors, detectors, pacemakers and power meters. Samples are available.
International Manufacturing Services Inc.,
Portsmouth, RI
(401) 683-9700,
www.ims-resistors.com
Booth 2106

Phase-locked Outdoor Block Converters
Jersey Microwave's KABUC-ODU series is offered in Ka-bands up to 1500 MHz bandwidth. Standard or custom specifications are available. IF from 950 to 2450 MHz, RF band segments up to 38 GHz. Typical performance includes 5 to 20 dB gain with < 1.0 dB flatness over the RF frequency band, ±0.2 dB over any 40 MHz segment. Low spurious and superior phase noise performance. Internal or external reference is available. Remote M&C functionality.
Jersey Microwave LLC,
Flanders, NJ
(908) 684-2390,
www.jerseymicrowave.com
Booth 630

Quadrature Hybrid Coupler
This 90 degree quadrature hybrid coupler offers high performance over the broadband frequency range of 1.7 to 36 GHz in a single compact and lightweight package. Model 3017360 is a multi-purpose, quadrature hybrid stripline design that exhibits excellent amplitude balance with ultra-broadband quadrature phasing between the output ports. KRYTAR's technological advances has extended the frequency range of this four-port unit from 1.7 to 36 GHz with coupling loss of 3 dB, greater than 12 dB isolation, ±1.7 dB amplitude imbalance and ±12 degrees of phase imbalance. Size: 2.6" (L) × 0.625" (W) × 0.50" (H).
KRYTAR Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 734-5999,
www.krytar.com
Booth 1712

Microwave Power Modules
These microwave power modules (MPM) are designed for Ku- and Ka-band communication applications. The new modules are geared for use in airborne, naval or ground communication applications and are specifically designed in a weight-balanced, split-package configuration intended for direct antenna mounts. Available in either Ku- or Ka-band configurations, L-3's new MPM designs significantly reduce conventional RF system losses, enhancing overall efficiency while also improving problematic pointing and position stabilization issues. At just 1.1 inches high, this compact two-piece set weighs in at a balanced 5.2 pounds and is MIL-STD-461E compliant.
L-3 Electron Devices,
San Carlos, CA
(650) 486-5594,
www.l-3com.com
Booth 502, 602

Hall Effect Measurement System
Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc., in collaboration with Toyo Corp. of Japan, introduced the new 8400 series Hall effect measurement system (HMS). Available in September 2011, the 8400 series HMS with optional AC field measurement capability allows you to measure hall mobilities down to 0.001 cm2/Vs—lower than ever possible using traditional DC field Hall measurement techniques.

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc.,
Westerville, OH
(614) 891-2244,
www.lakeshore.com
Booth 3603

Circuit Board Prototyping
LPKF Laser & Electronics continues its efforts in circuit board prototyping with the redesign of the ProtoMat® S-Series. Each system features improved functions, a higher level of automation and upgrade options. The entry-level ProtoMat S43 is a milling machine that provides a great introduction into the world of professional rapid PCB prototyping. For those with an occasional use and/or limited budget, the ProtoMat S43 has the precision and capacity for drilling, de-paneling and structuring printed circuit boards and engraving front panels. It comes equipped with a 40,000 RPM spindle motor, a working area of 9" × 12", and has the ability to produce multiple design iterations in the same day.
LPKF Laser and Electronics,
Tualatin, OR
(503) 454-4232,
www.lpkfusa.com
Booth 2202

Six-bit Digital Attenuator
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced the MAAD-008866, a six-bit, 0.5 dB step digital attenuator for 75 Ohm systems operating up to 1 GHz. This attenuator is ideal when high accuracy, low power consumption (4 microAmps typical at 5 V, steady state) and low intermodulation products are required. The MAAD-008866 includes an integrated TTL/CMOS compatible driver and offers parallel and serial control with a power-up state function. The device achieves an insertion loss of 1.4 dB with a typical input return loss of 18 dB from 5 to 1,000 MHz. Attenuation accuracy is plus/minus 0.15 dB plus 4 percent of attenuation setting.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions,
Lowell, MA
(978) 656-2500,
www.macomtech.com
Booth 1418

Harmonic Load Pull Solutions
Maury Microwave Corp. will showcase two state-of-the-art active and hybrid-active harmonic load-pull solutions: VNA-based vector-receiver load-pull and mixed-signal active load-pull. The vector-receiver system is based upon Maury's IVCAD measurement and modeling device characterization software and its single-, double- and triple-frequency tuning solutions. The MT2000 series turnkey mixed-signal system stands alone in offering wideband impedance control for modulated PAs. In addition, Maury will showcase its pulsed IV, pulsed S-parameter and noise parameter measurement solutions.
Maury Microwave Corp.,
Ontario, CA
(909) 987-4715,
www.maurymw.com
Booth 1016

EZ-Mate Connectors
MegaPhase's EZ-Mate™ connectors assist in making quick and reliable connections without finger wear. Engineering personnel who connect and disconnect cables tens and hundreds of times in a day can now easily connect using the MegaPhase EZ-Mate. To assure connectors can be easily and reliably mated, MegaPhase has designed and now offers EZ-Mate Type N, TNC and SMA connectors. Engineers can easily manipulate the half knurled, half hex shaped stainless steel connector. EZ-Mate's benefits are particularly critical when working in tight spaces. The unique design of the EZ-Mate also allows test professionals the option to use a torque wrench in lieu of easy finger operation.
MegaPhase LLC,
Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 424-8400,
www.megaphase.com
Booth 4202

Analysis and Optimization Tool
µWave Wizard™'s radiation module now includes a reflector antenna analysis and optimization tool. The incident EM-field on the reflector is calculated by using the spherical wave expansion of the radiated horn antenna field. The calculation of the farfield of basic reflectors such as parabol, hyperbol and ellipsoid is being perfomed by physical optics approximation. The radiated reflector field is also available as spherical-wave-expansion, which can be applied as a feeding system in other reflectors. The definition of the reflector geometry is completed by just a few parameters and includes an automatic mesh generation. Any optimization of the antenna performance parameters including the reflector is supported.
Mician GmbH,
Bremen, Germany
+49 421 168 993 56,
www.mician.com
Booth 740

Ka-band SATCOM Preamplifier
Microsemi RF Integrated Solutions has a new addition to its JCA Amplifier™ product line, specifically targeted for SATCOM applications. The MSC2931-50-15 is a preamplifier with gain flatness of ±0.5 dB and up to 50 dB of gain over the 29.5 to 31.0 GHz frequency range. Variable attenuators can be added to optimize gain and phase expansion for your application. The amplifier is designed to operate over the full military temperature range of -40° to 85°C and has a P1dB of 15 dBm minimum. Current, for a typical two attenuator configuration, is 750 mA from a single DC supply of +12 V. The amplifier is supplied with field replaceable K-type connectors and is RoHS compliant.
Microsemi Corp.,
Irvine, CA
(800) 713-4113,
www.microsemi.com
Booth 722

High Isolation Waveguide Switch
This X-band high isolation waveguide switch cascades MAG's successful single element switch, providing high isolation (> 50 dB), and handling moderate peak (50 kW) and average (200 W) power in a compact, economical construction. This switch provides 1 dB nominal insertion loss over a bandwidth in excess of 10 percent. Tandem rotators operate in opposition or summation, driving the horizontal or vertical arm of an orthomode transducer, providing 25 microsecond switching time. MAG is also developing this architecture at other frequency bands.
Microwave Applications Group (MAG),
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 928-5711,
www.magsmx.com
Booth 326

RF Frequency Counter
Mini-Circuits' UFC-6000 (RoHS compliant) is a small, light weight frequency counter operating over the frequency range 1 to 6000 MHz. The counter is cased in a rugged shielded case (size: 6.16" × 3.68" × 1.38") with a 16×2 character LCD screen, a reference input BNC(F) port and a signal input SMA(F) port. Using the USB interface allows remote display of measured frequencies, and eliminates the need for an additional power supply. The counter can also operate independently using an external power supply. The UFC-6000 is supplied along with a software CD containing a graphical user interface program featuring an API DLL com object. Also included are a 2.7 ft. USB cable and a power adaptor suitable for both US and EU power systems with a USB A female connector. Price: $495.00 (Qty. 1-4).
Mini-Circuits,
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500,
www.minicircuits.com
Booth 1031

X-Parameter Modeling Services
Modelithics now offers its customers nonlinear X-parameter measurement and modeling services. This state-of-the-art technology is enabled through use of Agilent Technologies' PNA-X series nonlinear vector network analyzer (NVNA) and provides circuit board designers with mathematically correct extensions of S-parameters for large-signal conditions for devices such as amplifiers, mixers and RFIC/MMIC functional blocks. Additionally, this technology characterizes the amplitudes and relative phase of harmonics, characterizes impedance mismatches, and can be applied to transistor modeling as an alternative to traditional compact equivalent modeling.
Modelithics Inc.,
Tampa, FL
(813) 866-6335,
www.modelithics.com
Booth 713

DIN Valve Connectors
Molex Inc. has released the next generation of Brad® mPm® DIN valve connectors featuring the addition of Form C and Form Micro housings. Combining IP67 sealing properties with an external-thread design, the mPm DIN valve connector range provides superior cable retention for increased performance and reliability. mPm DIN valve connectors simplify the manufacturing process and reduce overall applied costs for hydraulic, pneumatic and electromagnetic drive systems. The external nut on the Molex mPm DIN valve connector provides greater and consistent torque, which ensures cable retention and high reliability.
Molex Inc.,
Lisle, IL
(800) 786-6539
www.molex.com
Booth 2102

RF Micro Coaxial Connectors
The JSC series of low profile RF micro coaxial connectors offer a maximum profile of just 1.0 mm, making it ideal for high-tech wireless products. The low profile is possible through advanced manufacturing techniques used for both the board mounted connector and the micro coaxial cable. The JSC series comprises of board mounted receptacle (MM5829-2700) that mates with a RF cable (MXJA01xxxxxx) that has a diameter of 0.81 mm. The receptacle measures 2 × 1.8 × 0.5 mm and the mated height of both the receptacle and cable plug is 1.0 mm maximum. The part is designed to withstand up to 30 mating cycles and emits an audible click on connecting. The connector and cable structure is optimized to ensure excellent RF performance up to 12 GHz.
Murata Electronics North America,
Smyrna, GA
(800) 241-6574,
www.murata-northamerica.com
Booth 1607

IMA Technology
This integrated microwave assembly (IMA) product uses the company's new proprietary microwave multilayer circuits (MMC) technology with digital signal processing. These IMA products allow for extremely compact, densely populated modules, consistent with SWaP goals. Embedded microprocessors and FPGA devices make possible adaptive adjus™ents that compensate for system dynamics and environmental extremes. Narda's IMA products are offered in frequency ranges from DC to 60 GHz for applications in EW, MILSATCOM, radar, missile, UAV and related markets. In addition, IMA products and capabilities from its San Diego Tech Center have been added to the Narda portfolio and will be on display as well.
Narda Microwave - East, an L-3 Communications Co.,
Hauppauge, NY
(631) 231-1700,
www.nardamicrowave.com
Booth 502, 602

2016 Size TCXO
This TCXO offers two outputs of the same reference clock frequency. The need for a TCXO that can provide reference clock signal to both of the two functions has increased amidst the ambivalent two needs: miniaturization and multifunction. In order to meet these market needs, NDK has developed a TCXO with two outputs of the same frequency. This TCXO can provide reference clock signal to both of the two functions via independent outputs. Its enable/disable function offers more efficient power management, leading to lower power consumption. This TCXO alone can provide the reference clock signal to both of the two functions. This will help downsize the circuit boards in mobile information terminals. Size: 2.0 × 1.6 × 0.7 mm.
NDK America Inc.,
Belvidere, IL
(815) 544-7900,
www.ndk.com
Booth 710

6550 MHz Ceramic Filter
NIC's 6550 MHz ceramic filter is a high frequency ceramic filter built for use in C-band applications. The features include low insertion loss of < 2.5 dB at center frequency, rejection of > 50 dB at 6000 MHz and > 40 dB at 7200 MHz, built in a small package size of 0.83" × 0.51" × 0.19". Custom designs are available up to C-band.
Networks International Corp.,
Overland Park, KS
(913) 685-3400,
www.nickc.com
Booth 733

0.5 to 18 GHz ELINT Receiver
Norden Millimeter has developed a 0.5 to 18 GHz ELINT receiver with a proprietary frequency plan to reduce unwanted spurious. This receiver features an RF frequency range of 0.5 to 18 GHz; IF frequency of 1 GHz ±200 MHz; conversion gain of 8.75 to 12.75 dB; noise figure of 14.5 dB maximum; image rejection of 80 dBc; LO re-radiation at RF port of -90 dBm maximum; mixer spurs and harmonics of 60 dBc with 50 percent of input band and 50 dBc at 100 percent of input band.
Norden Millimeter Inc.,
Placerville, CA
(530) 642-9123,
www.nordengroup.com
Booth 635

Digital-to-analog Converters
NXP Semiconductors has recently introduced the DAC1627D1G25, a high-speed 16-bit dual channel digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with selectable 2×, 4× and 8× interpolating filters optimized for multi-carrier and broadband wireless transmitters at sample rate up to 1.25 Gsps. Supplied from a 3.3 V and a 1.8 V source, the DAC1627D1G25 integrates a differential scalable output current up to 30 mA. Digital on-chip modulation up-converts the complex I and Q inputs from baseband to IF. The mixer frequency is set by a high resolution 40 bit numerically controlled oscillator (NCO). High resolution internal gain, phase and offset control provide outstanding image and LO rejection at the system analog modulator output.
NXP Semiconductors, High Speed Converters,
San Jose, CA,
www.nxp.com
Booth 420

2.45 GHz ISM Band Market
The growing popularity of the 2.45 GHz ISM band requires an optimized set of RF power products. NXP meets this need with a family of products running on a 28 V supply and delivers 10 to 140 W of power. The BLF2425ML(S)-140 is the most powerful device with 140 W and a gain of 17 dB and 52 percent efficiency.
NXP Semiconductors, RF Power,
San Jose, CA,
www.nxp.com
Booth 420

Ku-band Downconverters
The TFF101xHN is a family of Ku-band down-converters that includes an integrated mixer, PLL/VCO and IF gain stage, all within a lead-less 16-pin package. The devices operate from 10.7 to 12.75 GHz and require only seven external passive components, including the 25 MHz crystal. The downconverters are completely RF tested devices and achieve OIP3 of 13 dBm at only 54 mA, conversion gain up to 45 dB, and excellent integrated phase noise of less than 1.8° RMS.
NXP Semiconductors, RF Small Signal,
San Jose, CA,
www.nxp.com
Booth 420

Opto-electronic Oscillator
OEwaves Inc. has achieved unprecedented phase noise performance in a microchip package based on proprietary ultra-high quality factor (Q) crystalline optical resonators and the opto-electronic oscillator architecture. Capable of microwave frequencies beyond 100 GHz, such high performance microwave photonic oscillator chip revolutionizes communication system performances required by the next generation military/defense and commercial microwave applications. With significantly lower phase noise/jitter than conventional oscillator technology in comparable form factor, the system's spectral purity can be significantly improved without compromising size weight and power (SWaP).
OEwaves Inc.,
Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-5000,
www.oewaves.com
Booth 324

Four-way Power Divider
This model is a Wilkinson type four-way power divider that operates in a frequency range suited for communication satellite system and other Ku-band projects. The low price, compact designed divider has SMA-jack connectors. This power divider offers dimensions of 54 × 38.2 × 13.5 mm (excluding connectors). The four-way power divider operates in a frequency range from 12 to 15 GHz, VSWR of < 1.5, loss of < 0.60 dB and isolation of < 20 dB. Other custom designed dividers can be provided upon request.
Orient Microwave Corp.,
Shiga, Japan
+81-749-45-8121,
www.orient-microwave.com
Booth 1732

18 GHz Coaxial Adapters
P1dB introduces precision stainless steel SMA to SMA ($9.95 each) and N to SMA ($13.95 each) 18 GHz coaxial adapters for the most demanding test bench and production test applications. The SMA adapters are available in Male to Male, Female to Female and Male to Female with maximum VSWR of 1.20:1 at 18 GHz. The N to SMA adapters are available in Male to Male, Female to Female and Male to Female with maximum VSWR of 1.25:1 at 18 GHz.
P1dB Exclusive Stocking Distributor, RFMW Ltd.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 414-1450,
www.rfmw.com
Booth 2507

Hi Q/Low ESR Capacitors
Passive Plus Inc. now offers an extended working voltage capability for the company's core Hi Q/low ESR capacitor line. Available in six case sizes: 0.055" × 0.055" extended up to 300 W VDC; 0.110" × 0.110" extended up to 1,500 W VDC; 0.220" × 0.250" extended up to 5,000 W VDC; 0.380" × 0.380" extended up to 7,200 W VDC; 0.600" × 0.400" extended up to 8,000 W VDC; and 0.760" 0.760" extended up to 10,000 W VDC. All product lines are available in P90 or NPO dielectrics with a variety of terminations and lead styles. All products are also available in non-magnetic termination styles. Delivery: stock to two weeks.
Passive Plus Inc.,
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 425-0938,
www.passiveplus.com
Booth 2404

Digitally Tunable Capacitors
Peregrine's PE64904 (SPI) and PE64905 (I2C) DTCs are solid-state, digitally-controlled variable capacitors targeting 100 MHz to 3 GHz. These unprecedented UltraCMOS™ RFICs enable frequency agile tunable matching networks, increasing radiated power and improving antenna performance. Utilizing DuNE digitally tunable capacitors (DTC), monolithic tunable filters can also replace antiquated switchable filter banks, reducing radio complexity and cost. Featuring capacitance of 1.05 to 5.1 pF; 131 fF step size; Q~40 for lowest Cap state at high frequency; 2 kV HBM ESD; fast 10 µs switching time and low-power operation.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.,
San Diego, CA
(858) 731-9400,
http://dtc.psemi.com
Booth 1626

Phase-locked Oscillator
The PLS-11600-P100I is a high performance, low noise, 11.6 GHz phase-locked oscillator (PLO) with a 100 MHz OCXO internal reference. The design of this PLO's primary source consists of a low-noise, fundamental bipolar-silicon-transistor oscillator. In addition, a buffer amplifier in the output path provides the desired power output and load isolation. Power output is 13 dBm minimum into a 50 ohm load. Phase noise at 10 kHz and 100 kHz offsets is typically better than -117 dBc/Hz. The PLS-11600-P100I is housed in a compact (2.25" × 2.25" × 0.92") connectorized package.
Phase Matrix Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 428-1000,
www.phasematrix.com
Booth 4418

Detector Log Video Amplifier
PMI model SDLVA-218-71-70MV is a CW immune, extended range detection log video amplifier (ERDLVA) that offers 71 dB dynamic range over the frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. This model offers a maximum rise time of 35 nsec and a recovery time of less than 350 nsec. CW immunity is provided for signal levels up to -40 dBm. The unit is temperature compensated such that log linearity over temperature remains less than ±1.5 dB over the full operating temperature range of -20° to +85°C. This model is supplied in a compact housing measuring only 3.5" × 2.5" × 0.5". Optional frequency ranges covering 100 MHz to 26.5 GHz are available.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 662-5019,
www.pmi-rf.com
Booth 2304

Precision Connectors
This line of precision connectors is designed exclusively for Dynawave Cable's Dynaflex DF218, DF118 and DF126 cable. Both straight and right angle Male connectors are offered for SMA (18/26 GHz), TNCA (18 GHz) and Type N (18 GHz) series. The connectors feature solder/clamp terminations and fully captive soldered center contacts for better connector retention. Female connectors are also available in straight and bulkhead configurations. These connectors are designed for minimum VSWR and insertion loss over the specified frequency range.
Precision Connector Inc.,
Franklin, IN
(317) 346-0029,
www.precisionconnector.com
Booth 4818

Solid-state Power Amplifiers
QuinStar has developed millimeter-wave high power solid-state power amplifiers covering 25 to 100 GHz with unprecedented power output. Standard and customized models are offered for applications from instrumentation to space systems. Output power for standardized amplifiers ranges from 25 W at 35 GHz to 2 W at 94 GHz. Application-specific amplifiers with higher power, unique performance and environmental or mechanical requirements could be offered at economical prices and short lead-time.
QuinStar Technology Inc.,
Torrance, CA
(310) 320-1111,
www.quinstar.com
Booth 310

Small Form Factor Filters
Reactel will feature a line of small form factor filters that are suitable for densely populated boards, portable systems or any application where size is at a premium. These tiny units are available in discrete component, ceramic, cavity or combline designs. With profiles as low as ⅛" these robust units pack all of the performance of their larger counterparts into a much smaller package. They are available across a frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz with bandwidths of 5 to 100 percent and are available in 4-12 sections.
Reactel Inc.,
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660,
www.reactel.com
Booth 3915

Coupler Cable
Response Microwave announced the availability of its new drop-in or connectorized hybrid couplers suitable for use as a directional coupler or 90° quadrature hybrid. The new RMCL series offers average power handling options between 60 and 1400 W average and nominal coupling options from 2.8 through 52 dB. Typical electrical performance includes insertion loss of 0.3 dB, VSWR of 1.20:1 and isolation of 20 dB. Units can be cascaded to obtain broadband widths and are ideal for use in military power amplifier combine/divide stages or antenna feed networks.
Response Microwave Inc.,
Devens, MA
(978) 772-3767,
www.responsemicrowave.com
Booth 4414

SMA Test Grade Adapters
These precision SMA test grade adapters feature passivated stainless steel construction for long life in environments where repetitive attachment to test equipment is required. All adapters are designed for outstanding electrical performance with low loss and low VSWR to 18 GHz. Test grade adapters are rugged and versatile for use in lab or field applications.
RF Precision Products, Division of RF Industries,
San Diego, CA
(858) 549-6340,
www.rfp2.com
Booth 4615

Discrete Matched Power Amplifier
The RF3928 is a 50 V, 280 W discrete matched power amplifier for S-band pulsed radar, air traffic control and surveillance, and general purpose amplifier applications. Using an advanced GaN semiconductor process, this high performance transistor achieves > 50 percent efficiency and 10 dB gain covering broadband 2.8 to 3.4 GHz. RF3928 comes in a hermetic flanged ceramic package with excellent thermal stability via advanced heat sink and power dissipation technologies. Optimized matching networks provide wideband gain and power performance in a single amplifier.

RFMD,
Greensboro, NC
(336) 664-1233,
www.rfmd.com
Booth 1402

Adjustable Delay Line Phase Shifter
RLC Electronics' manually adjustable delay line (phase shifter) offers continuous adjustment of electrical delay over the frequency range from DC to 40 GHz. Adjustment is through a multi-turn, locking shaft. Low insertion loss and VSWR are maintained throughout the adjustment range. The unit comes with a choice of male or female 2.92 mm connectors. Specifications include: insertion loss of 2.5 dB maximum; VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum; delay adjustment range of 56 picoseconds minimum; and phase shift range of 20 degrees/GHz minimum.
RLC Electronics Inc.,
Mount Kisco, NY
(914) 241-1334,
www.rlcelectronics.com
Booth 739

RT/duroid 6035HTC
RT/duroid® 6035HTC laminates exhibit outstanding thermal conductivity of 1.44 W/mK and a low loss tangent of 0.0013 at 10 GHz, for excellent high frequency performance. The high thermal conductivity and low loss of RT/duroid 6035HTC result in exceptional heat transfer away from high power devices for improved circuit and device reliability. These laminates are fabricated with thermally stable, reverse-treated and electrodeposited copper foils. These low-profile copper foils help minimize conductor losses in high frequency circuits, with the thermal stability needed for high reliability in high temperature applications, even at the power levels found in many military electronic-warfare (EW) and commercial communications systems.
Rogers Corp., Advanced Circuit Materials Division,
Chandler, AZ
(480) 961-1382,
www.rogerscorp.com/acm
Booth 2515

Real-time Spectrum Analyzer
The R&S FSVR family, said to be the world's first signal and real-time spectrum analyzers up to 40 GHz, combines the functions of an all-purpose signal and spectrum analyzer with a real-time spectrum analyzer. In real-time mode, the spectrum analyzer detects everything from sporadic events to ultrashort signals. Measurement without blind times is a major advantage for developers of RF components for commercial transmission systems such as LTE, WiMAX™, WLAN, Bluetooth® and RFID, and for general RF applications such as radar and frequency hopping transmission.
Rohde & Schwarz,
Munich, Germany
+49 89 4129 12345,
www.rohde-schwarz.com
Booth 2115

Connectors and Cables
Rosenberger will introduce several new products including: new PCB-connector used for test applications to 110 GHz. WSMP connector series ultra-high density, push on interconnects, 45 percent smaller than MiniSMP offering a broad RF range through 100 GHz. Phase stable VNA ruggedized cable to 70 GHz. Rmor™ ruggedized cables for harsh environments. In addition, Rosenberger will show its latest in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test equipment that incorporates network analyzer functionality and distance to intermodulation source.
Rosenberger of North America LLC,
Akron, PA
(717) 859-8900,
www.rosenbergerna.com
Booth 1411

Enhanced Simulation of Waveguide Structures
SPEAG developed a new state-of-the-art solver based on the mode-matching technique for the simulation of passive waveguide structures within their simulation suite. The new solver has been integrated into the existing SEMCAD X framework to provide the user with a com-monly elaborated simulation environment. Together with the EM and thermal solvers based on the FDTD techniques, SEMCAD X Microwave can be successfully applied to a wide variety of electromagnetic problems ranging from microwave devices, EMC, optics, to bio-medical applications.
Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG),
Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 245 9700,
www.speag.com
Booth 3204

Low Noise Amplifier
The SKY67014-396LF, the first of three new LNAs for battery powered receiver applications in the 450, 900 and 2400 MHz ISM bands, features noise figure < 1.0 dB, 12 dB gain and 15 dBm OP1dB, and draws 5 mA of current at 3.3 V. This GaAs PHEMT LNA is in a 2 mm square, eight-pin RoHS compliant SMT package. Integrated active bias circuitry reduces external matching requirements and enables a wide supply voltage range of 1.5 to 5 V. An OIP3 of 27 dBm at 2.5 GHz is achievable with 20 mA.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.,
Woburn, MA
(781) 376-3000,
www.skyworksinc.com
Booth 1428

End Launch Connectors
Southwest Microwave's End Launch connector series is being expanded to 1.85 mm, DC to 65 GHz, version in a high and low silhouette mounting block. These high performance connectors are designed to provide the industries lowest VSWR for single-layer or multilayer circuit boards with the microwave layer on top. They are ideally suited for high frequency chip set evaluation, demo boards, test fixtures and board characterization. The connector requires no soldering, and they are reusable and repairable.
Southwest Microwave Inc.,
Tempe, AZ
(480) 783-0201,
www.southwestmicrowave.com
Booth 824

DC Link Power Film Capacitors
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products now offers DC link power film capacitors with voltage ratings up to 1300 V DC. Due to harsh operating conditions of wind and photovoltaic installations, components used in power inverter applications require superior life expectancy. Spectrum's DC link power capacitors utilize segmented, self-healing metallized polypropylene, internally fused using a T-design pattern, giving them a life expectancy of over 100,000 hours. Spectrum's DC link power film capacitors feature low ESR (1 to 4.3Ω, typical) and low ESL (50 to 80 nH, typical), ripple currents up to 70A RMS from 10 kHz to 100 kHz, and a capacitance range of 160 to 680 µF standard.
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products,
Fairview, PA
(814) 474-0325,
www.specemc.com
Booth 1415

Broadband 50 W Amplifiers
Spectrum Microwave continues adding to its line of S.M.A.R.T. power amplfiers with the addition of a 20 to 800 MHz, 50 W design. With 45 dB of linear gain, this 21 to 30 V DC unit produces 50 W off of only 5.1 amps at 28 V. The QBS-559 amplifier offers a unique feature by automatically adjusting the active biasing to enhance efficiency under various load mismatch conditions. This rugged, high efficiency, push-pull design can even withstand a 10:1 load mismatch. It offers both an internal DC to DC converter as well as an integral heatsink. A variety of fault and monitoring options are also available.
Spectrum Microwave Inc.,
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 464-4000,
www.spectrummicrowave.com
Booth 1415

Precision Airlines
Airlines work as a reference impedance for the DUT and the VNA and are used for precision time domain reflectometry measurements. For a more convenient handling at the VNA side of the airline, the inner conductor is supported by one low-loss dielectric bead. SPINNER precision airlines, which are available for the connector series 7-16, N and 3.5 mm, feature lowest return loss and best possible impedance values.
SPINNER GmbH,
München, Germany
+49 (0)89 12601-0,
www.spinner-group.com
Booth 431

RF Microwave Kit
SRI's RF microwave is a custom precision RF kit for the microwave industry. Kits can contain any variety or quantity of high frequency connectors and adapters that SRI produces: 1.85, 2.4, 2.9, 3.5 mm, N, SMA, TNC, ZMA, Superites and custom connectors. SRI can also provide a one-stop shopping by sourcing the cables. With its wide range of standard products and custom capabilities, SRI Connector Gage is ready to partner with you to provide high performance, cost-effective coaxial interconnect solutions. SRI offers precision connectors in many other form factors, including 3.5 mm, N, SMA, TNC and ZMA. SRI will execute virtually any coax design related to its product line and deliver it quickly, usually in less than eight weeks.
SRI Connector Gage Inc.,
Melbourne, FL
(321) 258-9688,
www.sriconnectorgage.com
Booth 531

High Reliability Chip Resistors
The Z termination line of miniature, high reliability chip resistors are available in thin and thick film single surface and wrap around designs. The resistors range in size from 0402 (0.040" × 0.020") to 2512 (0.025" × 0.025"), with tolerances from 0.1 perent, power ratings from 50 to 1500 mW temperature coefficients of resistance as low as 25 ppm, and voltage ratings from 30 to 200 V. The operating range for these resistors is from -55° to +125°C. The Z termination resistors are a RoHS compliant product.
State of the Art Inc.,
State College, PA
(814) 458-3401,
www.resistor.com
Booth 1805

Metalized Substrates
Stellar Industries new Copper On Silver conductor offers an economical solution for DC to RF medium substrate power applications. Combining the low cost of thick film silver with Stellar's copper plating technology - Copper On Silver is available for custom designs on alumina, aluminum nitride and beryllium oxide ceramics. Stellar offers the widest selection of copper metallization technologies from Direct Bond Copper (DBC) to thick film copper to Thin Film Copper Plate Up (CPU) for every frequency and power requirement.
Stellar Industries Corp.,
Millbury, MA
(508) 865-1668,
www.stellar-ceramics.com
Booth 319

GaN HEMTs
Sumitomo Electric will be featuring its full line of GaN HEMTs for this year's MTT-S IMS Show. Applications include base station, radar and many other general purpose uses. One of the featured products, EGN21C160I2D, supports 2.1G LTE. This is a 160 W Psat device with internal matching circuits and is ideal for 40 W Doherty applications. The high impedance of this GaN HEMT device makes a wide bandwidth of 1.8 to 2.2 GHz possible.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovation USA,
San Jose, CA
(408) 232-9500,
www.sei-device.com
Booth 620

Low Noise High Frequency Sources
These new ultra-low noise signal sources are designed for single frequency applications such as clock translators for instrumentation and radar markets. These products can also be ideal companions as clock translators for high speed ADC and DDS clocks for improved signal purity. These products convey significant noise floor improvements over multiplied crystal oscillator solutions employed today. The product is available as phase locked sources both in surface-mount FCTS series and SMA coaxial KFCTS series. Products can be made available as phase-locked sources from 300 to 2500 MHz. Model KFCTS1000-10 operates at 1000 MHz, reaches -140 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset with ultimate noise floor nearing -170 dBc/Hz at frequency carrier offset of >600 kHz.
Synergy Microwave Corp.,
Paterson, NJ
(973) 881-8800,
www.synergymwave.com
Booth 507, 607

Signal Analyzer
New at MTT-S this year Tektronix will showcase its RSA5000 series signal analyzer. The new instruments raise the price-performance bar for mid-range signal analyzers by offering more than double currently available acquisition bandwidth and the world's best real time capabilities. By combining reduced time-to-insight and lower cost, the new series is ideal for numerous design and operations applications including spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. US MSRP starting as low as $36,400. Also being showcased, Tektronix will highlight its AWG7000C and AWG5000C series of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) that bring performance and usability enhancements to the industry's most capable family of signal generation solutions.
Tektronix Inc.,
Beaverton, OR
(800) 833-9200,
www.tektronix.com
Booth 1432

CE Marked Thermal Platforms
TotalTemp Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of temperature testing equipment, announced the debut of its new line of CE Marked Thermal Platforms (a.k.a. Hot/Cold Plates). These Thermal Platform Systems are specifically designed to conform to the EU electrical safety standard. TotalTemp will have these systems on display at the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.
TotalTemp Technologies Inc.,
San Diego, CA
(888) 712-2228,
www.totaltemptech.com
Booth 1730

Ku-band Power Amplifier
Expanding on the popularity of the packaged version, the TGA2533 provides over 2 W P1dB from 12.7 to 15.4 GHz in a DIE format. With an integrated power detector and 43 dBm TOI, this device is ideal for linear power amplifiers or test equipment in the point-to-point radio and VSAT markets. Running off 6 V at 1300 mA, the TGA2533 offers 28 dB of gain in a 3.2 × 3.0 × 0.1 mm DIE.
TriQuint Stocking Distributor, RFMW Ltd.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 414-1450,
www.rfmw.com
Booth 2218

44 Broadband Beamformer
Serving both airborne and communication system applications, the BFN-4412 is a multi-octave component combining ferrite, coaxial and microstrip technologies achieving high performance in a low profile, small footprint (2.0 × 3.5 × 0.7). Engineered and manufactured in the US, this unit is also used in military radar warning receiver (RWR) designs and early warning and countermeasure control systems. Internally, the BFN-4412 incorporates eight-zero degree dividers, four-zero degree combiners, four-180° combiners and 50 ohm coax delay lines. Operating in the frequency range of 500 to 2000 MHz, it delivers typical specifications of: insertion loss of less than 2.5 dB in the low band, greater than 18 dB isolation maximum.
TRM Microwave,
Bedford, NH
(603) 627-6000,
www.trmmicrowave.com
Booth 3902

High Power Circulator
Model CT-1713-S operates at 20 KW peak, 2 KW average power over the frequency range of 380 to 420 MHz. This unit provides isolation of 20 dB minimum, insertion loss of 0.3 dB maximum and 1.20 maximum VSWR. Connectors are 7/8 EIA. Typical applications include radar, medical and scientific equipment.
UTE Microwave Inc.,
Asbury Park, NJ
(732) 922-1009,
www.utemicrowave.com
Booth 1040

Voltage Variable Attenuators
Valpey Fisher's VFVA500 series consists of six models that span the frequency range of 600 MHz to 4 GHz and are offered in a 3.2 × 4.9 mm MCM package. These devices provide a minimum of 25 dB attenuation across a 0 to 5 V control range. Come by Valpey Fisher's booth #1633 for more information.
Valpey Fisher Corp.,
Hopkinton, MA
(508) 435-6831,
www.valpeyfisher.com
Booth 1633

PTFE Cables
W.L. Gore & Associates continues to enhance its engineered PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) technology for use in flat and round cables, making them the premier choice for demanding, extreme environments such as semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace and industrial applications. Gore's customized materials and unique cable designs have resulted in products that minimize particulation and outgassing while maximizing longevity – a combination of qualities not found in any other cable technology. The low coefficient of friction and excellent tear resistance of Gore's expanded PTFE composite jacket material enable its high flex cables to maintain excellent signal integrity.
W.L. Gore & Associates,
Landenberg, PA
(410) 506-7787,
www.gore.com
Booth 320

OCXOs
The Citrine family of OCXOs is available in a frequency range from 5 to 500 MHz and was designed towards the goal of achieving the lowest possible phase noise performance in a dynamic environment. The utilization of "Low-G" Croven Crystal is what enables the oscillator to obtain a g-sensitivity down to <3E10/g. The standard Citrine specs utilize COTS parts, which are ideal for ruggedized environments such as airborne, ship board and ground-based military vehicles. If required, the Citrine line of crystal oscillators can be configured with Hi-Rel components.
Wenzel Associates Inc.,
Austin, TX
(512) 450-1400,
www.wenzel.com
Booth 3409

90° Hybrid Coupler
The Werlatone 90° hybrid coupler, model QH8600, is the first four-port, stripline design, covering the full 30 to 520 MHz bandwidth. The latest in a series of multi-octave 90° hybrid couplers, the QH8600 is rated at 250 W CW with exceptional loss and port-to-port isolation. With no screws or rivets to hold the circuit's layers together, this chemically bonded, drop-in design provides excellent repeatability in a compact 3.95" × 1.50" × 0.29" form factor. Removes the labor associated with traditional core windings on 30 to 520 MHz amplifiers.
Werlatone Inc.,
Patterson, NY
(845) 278-2220,
www.werlatone.com
Booth 3402

Assembly and Test Equipment
Design and manufacturer of automatic, semi-automatic, and manual ESD protected microelectronic assembly and test equipment and accessories since 1966. Ultrasonic, thermosonic, and thermocompression wire/ribbon bonders, eutectic and epoxy die bonders, insulated wire bonders and pull testers, LED illuminators, heated and cold workholders, temperature controllers, ultrasonic transducers, ultrasonic power supplies and wire despoolers.
West Bond Inc.,
Anaheim, CA
(714) 978-1551,
www.westbond.com
Booth 3614

Pure-play Wafer Foundry
WIN Semiconductors Corp., established in 1999, has become the world's largest 6" GaAs pure-play wafer foundry. WIN's current capacity from two fabs is 14,000 wafers per month. In addition to 1 µm, 2 µm and high voltage HBT processes, 0.5 µm E-D, 0.15 µm low noise and power, HFET, BiFET(H2W), and Ka/Ku-band 0.25 µm PHEMT processes, WIN is now offering 8 V, 0.25 µm and 0.1 µm power PHEMT processes.
WIN Semiconductors Corp.,
Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan
886-3-397-5999,
www.winfoundry.com
Booth 810

Fixed Frequency Synthesizer
The SFS10000C-LF is a single frequency signal source that is pre-programmed to operate at 10 GHz. This fixed frequency PLL utilizes ceramic resonator topology to achieve typical phase noise performance of -100 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset with a reference spur suppression of -70 dBc. Size: 1" × 1" × 0.22".
Z-Communications Inc.,
San Diego, CA
(858) 621-2700,
www.zcomm.com
Booth 313

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