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The following booth numbers are complete as of August 9, 2011.
PNA N522XA Network Analyzer
The new PNA Series is based on Agilent's PNA-X architecture and is described as a high performance microwave network analyzer, setting a new price/performance standard in the industry. The Agilent PNA is used to test passive and active devices, such as filters, duplexers, amplifiers and frequency converters. The high performance characteristics of the PNA make it an ideal solution for these types of component characterizations as well as millimeter-wave, signal integrity and materials measurements.
Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA
Analog Devices will showcase its broad portfolio of high performance RFICs, covering the entire signal chain from antenna to bits. Among the highlights are the ADL5811 and ADL5812 passive mixers and the ADF4351 PLL synthesizer. Using a unique combination of design skills, system understanding and process technologies, Analog Devices offers the broadest portfolio of RFICs covering the entire RF signal chain from industry-leading high performance RF function blocks to highly integrated single chip transceiver solutions. The RF function blocks include PLL, PLL/VCO and DDS synthesizers; power detectors; amplifiers; mixers, modulator and demodulators; ADC drivers; clocks and data converters.
Vector Network Analyzer
Anritsu claims to redefine the broadband VNA market with the introduction of ME7838A broadband vector network analyzer system that provides single-sweep coverage from 70 kHz to 110 GHz with operation from 40 kHz to 125 GHz. The ME7838A conducts highly accurate and efficient broadband device characterization of active and passive microwave/mmWave devices, including those designed into emerging 60 GHz wireless personal area networks (WPAN), 40 Gbps and higher optical networks, 77 and 94 GHz automotive radar, digital radio links, 94 GHz imaging mmWave radar, and Ka-band satellite communications.
Morgan Hill, CA
1 to 2.5 GHz Solid-State Amplifiers
AR's new family of solid-state amplifiers provides up to 500 W of power from 1 to 2.5 GHz. These amplifiers are extremely linear and have low spurious signals making them ideal as driver amplifiers in testing wireless and components and subsystems. They are also suitable for EMC test applications where low distortion modulation envelopes are desired and are an excellent replacement for present TWTA designs offering increased reliability and superior specifications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Components, Modules and Subsystems
The CMP family comprises eight well established operating companies: BSC Filters, Dilabs, Dow-Key Microwave, K&L Microwave, Novacap, Pole Zero, Syfer and Voltronics. CMP makes application specific passive components, modules and subsystems for high voltage, high temperature, high reliability and high frequency uses in the military, medical, telecom, oil, industrial and automotive markets. Products include ceramic capacitors, EMI suppression filters, capacitor and planar arrays, precision trimmer capacitors, filters, switches and resonators.
Ceramic Microwave Products,
East Cazenovia, NY
Creowave provides RF and microwave electronic products and solutions for challenging conditions. The radio-testing business unit offers a variety of subsystems and filters, including suitable products for spurious emissions, multiband testing and passive intermodulation measurements. The filter portfolio consists of diplexers, duplexers, band pass filters, band stop filters and high pass filters. Along with standard models, tailored solutions are offered.
358 50 5628 789,
DLI is your global partner for application specific microwave and millimeter-wave components, serving customers in fiber optic, wireless, medical, transportation, semiconductor, avionics and military markets. You can rely on DLI for all your high frequency single layer and multilayer capacitors, build-to-print thin film circuits and custom thin film applications, specific ceramic components, such as filters, gain equalizers and resonators. DLI products can be found wherever customization, tight tolerance, unique technologies and exceptional customer service is required.
Dielectric Laboratories Inc.,
East Cazenovia, NY
Low PIM Switches
As low PIM requirements on passive devices are getting increasingly significant in test and communication industries, Dow-Key Microwave, part of Ceramic Microwave Products, presents to the RF and microwave industry coaxial switches reducing nonlinear PIM responses. To avoid high intermodulation levels, most Dow-Key coaxial switches from SPDT up to SP12T are available with the low PIM option. These switches are specifically designed and guaranteed to meet third order PIM requirements below -160 dBc at 1870 MHz with carrier levels at 1930 MHz and 1990 MHz, at approximately +43 dBm.
New Thermal Jumpers
These ceramic chips are designed to help in thermal management by transferring the heat from components in the PCB to an area where it can be safely dissipated. The thermal jumpers are electrically isolated and can be used in both, RF and DC applications. The extra metallization provides added heat transfer by increasing the effective area in the thermal path. These thermal jumpers are RoHS compliant and are offered in BeO and AlN with different sizes and thickness.
Electro Technik Ind.,
The new MSYS245 is the compact, lightweight and portable solution developed specifically for the field of medical microwave ablation. Fully 60601 compliant, the MSYS245 microwave generator is ready for rapid integration into your system design. The MSYS245 uses state-of-the-art technology to produce a highly efficient system capable of generating variable power in excess of 100 W at 2.45 GHz, with superior reflection measurement capability and temperature stability. For industrial and scientific applications, inquire about the ISYS245.
Inglewood, Alloa, UK
+44 (1259) 236132,
EMC Technology's Smart Detector is a passive, internally temperature compensated, true RMS RF power sensor. Designed to be used for power monitoring over a frequency range of DC to 6 GHz, it can also be used as a high power VSWR detector with an appropriate directional coupler. The Smart Detector combines an RF termination and a signal detector into one completely passive device, reducing power monitoring circuit complexity. It effectively replaces active diode detectors and other semiconductor devices and dramatically improves circuit reliability.
Eccosorb® MF-PP represents a family of injection-moulded absorbers based on a thermoplastic material with high magnetic loss. It is the ideal absorber for medium to high volume applications. Eccosorb MF-PP products are used as attenuator and termination in waveguides, coaxial or stripline applications. Other applications include phase shifters in phased array antennas and structural absorbers for board-level and above board EMI suppression.
Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products,
+32 14 56 25 00,
EMC, Antenna and Wireless Testing
ETS-Lindgren is a leader and innovator in EMC, antenna and wireless testing. A fully integrated company of more than 750 employees supply complete test solutions and individual components, such as antennas, powerline filters, absorber and probes. The company's solutions cover the frequency range of DC to 110 GHz.
+358 2 8383 300,
Measurement and Testing
Evans Analytical Group (EAG) provides materials characterization, surface analysis and electronic testing services for the defense and microelectronics industries. EAG offers expertise across a full range of materials measurements and electronic testing, including: SIMS, XPS, XRF, GDMS, TEM, burn-in/reliability and ESD testing. This extensive range of materials characterization and electronic testing services, combined with highly skilled scientists provide unmatched capacity that enables fast turnaround time, superior data quality and excellent results.
Evans Analytical Group,
Shinfield, Reading, UK
+44 (0) 11 89 87 54 00,
Hittite offers 12 connectorized module product lines that are ideal for high performance laboratory, industrial and military subsystem applications. Standard module functions include amplification, control, logic, frequency conversion and frequency generation with operation to 38 GHz. The HMC-C083 MicroSynth® is a fully integrated broadband synthesizer that sweeps from 2 to 6 GHz in 0.6 Hz steps, delivers +17 dBm output power with excellent SSB phase noise of -93 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. This powerful new synthesizer module is available from stock and can be customized for specific applications.
Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Flexible Microwave Cable
HUBER+SUHNER radio frequency assemblies comply with the highest demands, and the interconnection components that they rely on meet the highest standards as well. The SUCOFLEX®400 family gives you the opportunity to design with the highest performance flexible microwave cable in its class. The HUBER+SUHNER SUCOFLEX®400 microwave cable family has been specifically developed for defence, medical, test and measurement applications, and anywhere the best insertion loss and outstanding phase stability versus temperature are of the utmost importance.
+41 (0) 71 353 41 11,
Wafer and Foundry Service
IHP provides its Multi Project Wafer and Foundry Service with 0.13 and 0.25 µm SiGe BiCMOS technologies on 8-inch silicon wafers. Latest devices are integrated SiGe heterobipolar transistors with 500 GHz fmax and integrated RF MEMS for frequencies up to 100 GHz. Displayed in the exhibition are high performance analog and mixed signal circuits, such as 60 GHz transceivers, analog circuits up to 200 GHz and DAC components > 20 GSps.
IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics,
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
+49-335 5625 647,
3D EM Field Solver
The new version of EMPIRE XCcel 5.51 is even further optimised to solve huge simulation domains, hundreds of wavelength in size. It is one of the leading 3D EM field solvers for RF and microwave antennas, components and systems. New speed records: cluster solver 5560 MCells/s, 12 Intel Core i7-920 computers, single PC solver 2650 Mcells/s on Intel Dual Xeon X5680 and single PC solver, 2120 MCells/s on Intel Core i7-2600. For further information, visit www.empire.de.
+49 (0) 2842-981-0,
JFW's latest innovation in high powered RF switching is the 50S-1887 SMT. It is a surface-mount switch that can handle up to 100 W (average RF input power) and it is capable of hot-switching 20 W. The 50S-1887 SMT is designed to operate from 225 to 400 MHz, but other frequency ranges may be available upon request.
JFW Industries Inc.,
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer
The LeCroy SPARQ is a new class of instrument: the Signal Integrity Network Analyzer. SPARQ, which stands for "S-parameters Quick," is a TDR/TDT-based analyzer that measures 40 GHz, up to 12 port S-parameters with a single button press, and at a fraction of a cost of a VNA. Fully automatically calibrated measurements can be made in minutes, and without any need to connect or disconnect cables to calibration kit standards or electronic calibration modules (models from 2 to 12 ports).
Slough, Berkshire, UK
+44 (0) 1753 725377,
Link Microtek will highlight its capability to design and manufacture RF and microwave subsystems for customers' specific requirements. The company offers a comprehensive subsystem service, encompassing design, fabrication, assembly and test. Working from customers' concepts, Link can design the subsystem in its entirety or make recommendations for improvements to the original design. The company then sources any standard components, produces the necessary customised hardware in its in-house machine shop and assembles the subsystem. Finished units can be tested at up to 40 GHz in Link's own test and environmental laboratories.
Link Microtek Ltd.,
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
+44 (0)1256 355771,
Linwave is pleased to announce the release of the first in a range of high performance system building blocks for the radar and EW markets. The QFN packaged limiter offers industry leading insertion loss and flat leakage performance in a small 5 × 5 mm package, along with 50 Ω internal matching for ease of system integration. The LW48-700117 is a 5 W CW wideband two-stage limiter operating over a 2 to 20 GHz frequency range and is also available with integrated LNAs.
Linwave Electronic Manufacturing Services,
+44 (0) 1522 681811,
Digital Phase Shifters
These phase shifters facilitate easy implementation in communication antennas, phased array radars, commercial weather radars and electronic warfare receivers. The GaAs PHEMT 4-Bit and 6-Bit digital phase shifters meet the high performance requirements of system manufacturers by optimizing for fast switching speed, low phase error and serial or parallel control capability. The phase shifters are available in 4 mm 24-Lead PQFN packages and feature a built-in CMOS driver, that allows for serial or parallel control. Operating from 1.4 to 2.4 GHz, the phase shifters maintain low phase error and low attenuation variation over the 360° range.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions,
Mixed-Signal Active Load Pull Systems
Maury Microwave, partnering with Anteverta-mw, has released the turnkey MT2000-series of Mixed-Signal Active Load Pull systems. The MT2000 is unique in its ability to measure up to 1000 impedance/power states per minute and operate under CW, pulsed-CW, multi-tone and modulated-signal conditions. The MT2000 is the only load pull system with the capability of controlling up to 120 MHz of instantaneous impedance response, making it the only suitable solution for amplifiers operating under realistic wideband modulated conditions, such as WCDMA. The MT2000 is available in both fundamental and harmonic load pull configurations.
Maury Microwave Corp.,
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. 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.
+49 421 168 993 51,
Precision Fixed Attenuator
BW-S20-2W263+ is a coaxial precisionfixed attenuator. Features of this 2 W, 20 dB attentuator include DC to 26 GHz, precise attenuation, excellent VSWR (1.07 typical) and stainless steel SMA male and female connections. Applications include matching, instrumentation and test set-ups.
Vector Signal Analyzer
The NI PXIe-5665 is one of the highest performance vector signal analyzers (VSA) in the market with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 14 GHz, a phase noise of -129 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz offset and an average noise floor of -165 dBm/Hz. This instrument is 20 times faster than traditional boxed instruments for automated tests, can support multiple wireless and data standards, such as WCDMA and LTE, and can be synchronized to less than 1° for phase coherent and MIMO applications.
PXI RF Switches
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI RF switches with the introduction of the 40 to 755 multiplexer, which supports up to 10 off SP4T RF switches in a single module and is available in two different versions based on a common switch design. The high density version occupies just one slot of a 3U PXI chassis and uses a multi-way connector that is suitable for switching frequencies to 500 MHz. The higher frequency two-slot version uses SMB connectors and is suited for switching signals to 1.8 GHz.
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK
+44 (0) 1255 687900,
The PicoScope 9000A Sampling Oscilloscope Series are multi-function, all-in-one instruments for characterising electrical or optical signals, pre-compliance testing of data communication/telecom signals and TDR/TDT testing. Unlike traditional, bulky bench-top instruments that contain a PC and a display, the PicoScope 9000A Series takes very little space on your workbench. The analyser connects to any Windows computer with a USB port. There are no extra software modules to buy – all the software you need is included in the initial cost.
St Neots, UK
+44 1480 396 395,
Extended Range Filters
Pole/Zero, designer and supplier of agile RF filters for communications, cosite, EW, SIGINT and other high dynamic range applications introduces two of the smallest 30 to 512 MHz agile Extended Range Filters (ERF) on the market. The MINI-ERF and MICRO-ERF SMT devices integrate high performance 30 to 512 MHz filter technology with 1 W and 1 mW power handling, respectively. Both filters provide selectable Parallel or Serial Peripheral (SPI) control interfaces and both SMT packages have been qualified to 25 G vibe and 40 G shock profiles.
West Chester, OH
Printed Circuit Boards
P.W. Circuits Ltd. manufactures a diverse product range – flexi, flexi rigid, copper/invar/copper, controlled impedance, high layer count multilayers, heatsink, bonding, micro vias, buried and blind vias and double/single sided printed circuit boards. A wide range of materials – FR4, polyimide film, ED/RA, Rogers, Arlon, phonolic, aluminum backed copper, PTFE, ceramic, high TC FR4 and various copper weights and finishes – are available.
P.W. Circuits Ltd.,
South Wigston, Leicester, UK
+44 (0)116 278 5241,
Omni Directional Antenna
An ultra-wideband omni directional antenna covering the frequency range 1 to 40 GHz, it is appealing to a wide variety of organisations involved in monitoring and managing the RF spectrum. The antenna is a versatile, small sized, unobtrusive substitute for multiple antennas currently deployed in the electronic warfare and surveillance communities. Features include a VSWR of typically < 2.3:1, elevation 2 dB beamwidth of 102º to 21.4º, gain of -2 to 5.5 dBi (1.5 dBi at 2 GHz) and a K type connector. The power rating is 20 W CW, the weight is 1.5 kg and its size is 100 × 90 mm.
Q-par Angus Ltd.,
Barons Cross Laboratories, Herefordshire, UK
+44 (0) 1568, 612138,
Radiall BMR-Spring connectors can handle a minimum board-to-board or rack and panel distance tolerance of at least 0.078" (2 mm) with custom misalignment of 3 mm or more. It also features a 6 degree tilt radial travel. It has an operating frequency range of DC to 8 GHz, a 1.1 max VSWR guaranteed up to 3 GHz, and it can handle up to 350 W at 2.7 GHz. The Radiall BMR-Spring adapter features a unique non-slotted spherical interface for improved electrical performance, high vibration and shock resistance, and an 80 dB of shielding up to 3 GHz. A self-alignment mechanism makes the BMR-Spring particularly ruggedized for blind-mate applications. The spring-loaded adapters are symmetrical to avoid any assembly issues. Custom configurations are also available.
0033 149 353535,
Vector Network Analyzer
The new R&S ZNB from Rohde & Schwarz features a dynamic range up to 140 dB, a sweep time of 4 ms with 401 points and excellent stability. Designed for demanding applications in the production and development of RF components, the R&S ZNB covers the frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 4.5 GHz or 8.5 GHz. Its large touchscreen allows users to access all instrument functions with no more than three operating steps and offers plenty of space to display the measurement results.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.
KG, Munich, Germany
Rogers Corp.'s Advanced Circuit Materials Division is a global technology leader providing high performance laminates and components for use in high frequency and/or high reliability applications. Rogers will be showcasing its wide range of products including RO4000® LoPro™, RT/duroid® 6035HTC and RT/duroid 5880LZ high frequency laminate materials.
3D Planar EM software
Sonnet Software introduces the latest in its 3D planar EM software, the Sonnet Suites Release 13, featuring up to 3 faster analysis for large circuits, efficient micro-via array meshing, enhanced integration to its high frequency EDA design framework partners and introducing diagonal ports and components. In Release 13, Sonnet's entry-level EM software suites have been revamped to double the allowed memory from previous releases and offer more features than ever before.
North Syracuse, NY
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 industry's 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.,
Hybrid Rotary Joint Assemblies
Spinner is a supplier of hybrid systems for highly integrated rotary joint assemblies. The whole range of applications, such as RF rotary joints, slip rings, fibre-optic rotary joints, fast Ethernet transmission, media joints and encoders, are offered in a compact and highly reliable design.
+49 (0)89 12601-0,
Laser Ablatable Substrate
Taconic will feature Taclamplus, which is a non-reinforced, laser ablatable substrate for mm-wave applications, metal based for superior heat dissipation and performance, fastrise27, a non-reinforced bondply for multilayer, as well as TRF-45, low loss base material with a Dk equivalent to FR4. Taconic ADD is a global supplier of RoHS-compliant low-loss materials for RF, microwave and high speed digital applications. Its product range of high performance materials, with Dk values from 2.17 to 10, makes Taconic a market leader and a partner of the RF and PCB industry.
Taconic Advanced Dielectric Division,
The TowerJazz thick-film SOI process combines a 4/6 metal layer 0.18 µm CMOS process with a 1000 Ω-cm high resistivity thick-film SOI substrate and dual gate 1.8 and 3.3 V or 5 V regular and "native" Vt MOSFETs and a 5 V RF LDMOS and Ft of 19 GHz and BVDSS of 20 V. The 3.3 and 5 V FETs facilitate the integration of HVCMOS blocks, the 1.8 V FETs are suitable for the design of logic functions. The LDMOS device provides for reliable, high performance RF power devices.
Newport Beach, CA
Digital Variable Gain Amplifier
TriQuint's innovative TQM8M9077 is the first of three new integrated digital variable gain amplifier solutions the company will release that offer high linearity over the entire control range (50 to 4000 MHz), low noise and digital variable gain with 31.5 dB range in 0.5 dB steps through a 6-bit serial mode control interface. The product includes matching circuits – no external matching is required, which can reduce the BOM. The TQM8M9077 comes in a 5 × 5 mm standard surface-mount leadless package and is ideal for 3G/4G base station transceiver and repeater applications.
Precision Trimmer Capacitors
Voltronics Corp. designs and manufactures precision trimmer capacitors. The company's engineering team works with customers to develop technologies to solve all tuning needs. Voltronics trimmers include air, glass, sapphire and PTFE dielectrics that can be used from 1 MHz to more than 2 GHz and at voltages up to 15 KV. Voltronics also offers a line of non-magnetic components for the NMR and MRI industries.
WIN Semiconductors Corp., established in 1999, has become the world's largest 6" GaAs pure-play wafer foundry. Its current capacity from 2 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 has an experienced technical team, mature manufacturing capability and a pure-play business model.
WIN Semiconductors Corp.,
Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan
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