- Buyers Guide
Military Microwaves Supplement
The following booth numbers are complete as of August 24, 2012. Shaded products have an ad featured in this issue.
3D Electromagnetic Solver
WIPL-D Pro is a full, powerful package for high-complexity modeling of EM problems, intended for users who want to build their models in the quickest way possible. It is completely dedicated to providing fast and easy modeling of complex geometries, bringing significant improvement to the overall modeling process. The solid modeling that WIPL-D Pro CAD provides allows for fast modeling and manipulation for a wide range of EM applications, all the while relying on the proven
WIPL-D’s powerful kernel.
Relocated to Booth 224
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its comprehensive range of PXI microwave switch solutions with the introduction of the 40-784 family. The 40-784 supports one or two microwave switches in just two slots of 3U PXI and is available in un-terminated SP4T and SP6T configurations. Each configuration can be supplied with a 6, 26.5 or 40 GHz specified frequency range. All versions offer excellent VSWR and insertion loss performance and the 6 and 26.5 GHz models feature extended life of 10 million operations per position.
Carry precision with you: Agilent’s new FieldFox handheld analyzers are equipped to handle routine maintenance, in-depth troubleshooting and anything in between. Whether you are installing or maintaining RF or microwave communication systems in the desert heat, or working on a radar system in freezing conditions, FieldFox will keep working and continue to deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy wherever you need to go.
’s X-Series signal generators provide unmatched performance in phase noise, output power, ACPR, EVM and bandwidth. From the pure and precise MXG to the cost-effective EXG, the X-Series helps you develop components and receivers that address the complex challenges of increased interference, data throughput and signal quality in aerospace/defense and wireless communications. Learn more at www.agilent.com/find/X-Series_SigGen.
Rohde & Schwarz
Signal and Spectrum Analyzer
The R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer is now available in the frequency range up to 43 GHz. Its built-in multi-standard radio analyzer allows development engineers to measure spectrum and modulation parameters on multiple signals simultaneously as well as analyze signal interactions. This important feature, combined with unrivalled RF performance and measurement speed, makes complex measurement tasks, such as those involved in satellite communications or in radar applications significantly, easier.
Connecticut Coining Inc.
Deep Drawn Parts
Connecticut Coining Inc. is a leading manufacturer of deep-drawn metal parts used in a variety of commercial, aerospace, medical, auto-motive, and defense applications. The company specializes in short runs (25 to 25,000 pieces) and prototypes, using a variety of materials including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, Kovar®, and assorted nickel-based alloys. Connecticut Coining’s products include stand-alone parts and component parts, many of which are bonded to ceramic or glass at customer sites.
AR UK Ltd.
AR UK introduced the AR Benelux designed 10 channel high power RF system operating in Ku-Band. The full automatic system can create numerous multi carrier schemes to test components under high power RF multi carrier conditions. Key specifications include liquid cooling to eliminate audio noise and excessive heat dissipation; phase error < 3° during the entire test; accurate power leveling within 0.2 dB; cost effective frequency generation with arbitrary modulations; and intuitive software control interface to define multi carrier patterns.
The ADF4159 13 GHz PLL synthesizer achieves breakthrough phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is 5× less than competitive solutions. In addition, the ADF4159 contains a 25-bit fixed modulus as well as on-chip functionality to generate highly linear ramp profiles, making it an ideal solution for Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar applications, including automotive radar systems, microwave Point-to-Point (PtP) systems, communications instrumentation and test equipment.
This K (Tx 21.3 to 22.1 GHz)/Ka (Rx 27.7 to 29.6 GHz) dual band horn is 30 percent shorter than conventional corrugated horns (170 × 95 mm), with a gain of 23 dB in Tx-Band, and 24 dB in Rx-Band. The S11 parameter is below –30 dB with a cross-polar level below –40 dB and a phase-center variation inferior to a wavelength, in both bands. Anteral designs and fabricates corrugated horns from 1 to 140 GHz and smooth-walled horns (conical, pyramidal and spline) from 1 to 500 GHz.
Tafco Metawireless is a highly specialized consulting firm devoted to solving complex electromagnetic problems. The company’s solid background in top-level electromagnetic research in wireless communications and the aerospace and defense sectors enable it to give high performance solutions to its clients.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions offers Multi-Mix, an innovative process for microwave, multilayer integrated circuits and micro-multifunction modules (MMFM®). This process is based on fluoropolymer composite substrates, which are bonded together into a multilayer structure using a fusion bonding process. The fusion process provides a homogeneous dielectric medium for superior electrical performance at microwave frequencies.
Linwave Technology Ltd.
Nano Block Up Converter
Designed specifically for military SatCom and commercial mobile communication systems, the Nano BUC is ideally suited to compact ‘fly away’ terminals and ‘man pack’ applications. The design utilizes chip and wire and SMD technologies to produce outstanding RF performance in a small size. The Nano BUC can drive an external SSPA or TWTA directly. Alternatively, compact higher output options (up to 20 W) can be achieved by integrating with Linwave’s chip and wire GaN based SSPA modules.
Norden Millimeter Inc.
Dual Down Converter
Norden Millimeter introduces an 18 to 40 GHz down converter with an integrated 0.5 to 18 GHz bypass path for combining the 18 to 26.5 GHz and 26.5 to 40 GHz band into a single 0.5 to 18 GHz IF output. This dual converter can be configured to accept three inputs from three different antennas (i.e., 0.5 to 18 GHz, 18 to 26.5 GHz and 26.5 to 40 GHz) to one output for all three bands.
VSAT RF Chipset
TriQuint has released a complete Ka-Band VSAT RF chipset that delivers cost-effective, high performance packaged convenience. The TGA4539-SM 1 W amplifier offers superior linearity and 20 percent lower power consumption. The TGC4407-SM upconverter combines a low power amplifier and mixer. The TGC4408-SM downconverter combines a VCO with LNA and mixer. The TGA4541-SM variable gain driver amplifier provides wide attenuation, high linearity and gain. For complete solutions and new GaN, GaAs, SAW and BAW innovation, see TriQuint in booth 311.
Antenna Measurement Equipment
EMSCAN is a developer of real-time magnetic very-near-field measurement solutions. It provides real-time visual test solutions for antenna and PCB designers and verification engineers. RFxpert is the bench-top antenna measurement equipment that calculates accurate FF patterns and radiated power levels based on NF measurements in under a second. EMxpert is a bench-top EMC/EMI diagnostic tool enabling designers to rapidly diagnose and solve EMC/EMI problems in a single design cycle.
WIN Semiconductors Corp. is a provider of dedicated foundry services to design- and system-based clientele. The company’s advanced 6" HBT and HEMT MMIC technologies support RF applications from 100 MHz up to 100 GHz. WIN’s current customers cover various applications including mobile communications, satellite and auto radar.
Technical University of Valencia (UPV)
The Technical University of Valencia (UPV) leads the Regional R&D Institute on Space Technologies and Applications (SPACE-CV), which is set up for coordinating research lines, experimental facilities, technology transfer actions and educational programmes in the satellite communication area for the period 2012-2015. As an official partner of the Val-Space Consortium (VSC), UPV hosts the joint ESA-VSC High Power RF Laboratory and a VLC/CAMPUS (International Excellence Campus Programme) facility for manufacturing microwave and mm-wave components in Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) technology.
Relocated to Booth 302
European RF and MW Amplifiers
Erzia offers space, military and industrial grade power amplifiers and low noise amplifiers customizable to specific science applications (i.e., AOTF/AOM drivers). They are ITAR free, up to 50 GHz and up to 200 W (depending on frequency). They offer several customization options, including power meter, On-Off control, variable gain, and temperature sensors.
Southwest Microwave Inc.
End Launch Connector
Southwest Microwave’s high performance 1.85 mm end launch connector is now offered with a 5 mil diameter launch pin. This connector is designed to provide low VSWR, wideband response up to 67 GHz for single-layer or multi-layer printed circuit boards where the microwave layer is on top. It is ideally suited for high frequency chip set evaluation/demo boards, test fixtures and board characterization. It provides optimum performance when board launch geometry is grounded coplanar (CPWG) or top ground microstrip. The connector requires no soldering and is repairable and reusable.
Relocated to Booth 314C
ETS-Lindgren curvilinear absorber is an advanced RF absorber that is optimized for broadband reflection suppression. It is specially designed for chamber backwalls and other “hot spots” that require a higher attenuation at normal incidence than an equally-sized, conventional absorber provides. This curvilinear absorber preserves the high frequency performance and extends the lower range down to 300 MHz, without the use of expensive ferrite tiles. For both retrofits and new installations, ETS-Lindgren’s curvilinear absorber can improve performance and maximize available work space.
Simulation and Analysis Software
Analyst, AWR’s newest product, is a powerful 3D Finite Element Method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulation and analysis software that is seamlessly integrated within the AWR Design Environment™. Analyst lets you move from circuit concept to full 3D EM verification of bumps, bond wires, ribbons and more with a single mouse click. With 3D EM and circuit design in one integrated workflow, your time is well spent designing, optimizing and tuning for performance.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions
GaN in Plastic
The new products M/A-COM Technology Solutions will be showcasing at EuMW 2012 include M/A-COM Tech’s GaN in plastic for radar applications, modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers for 40 G and 100 G applications, switch-limiter for radar applications, GaN Smart Pallets for aerospace and defense radar applications, and 42 GHz Smartset Chipset for point-to-point wireless backhaul.
PIN Diode Switches
AA-MCS is a European leader in design, development and manufacturing of passive and active radio frequency and microwave components. The company has launched its new product line dedicated to pin diode switches (SPDT and SP3T). Covering frequency up to 6 GHz, the new switches handle hot switching up to 150 W CW and switching speed close to 1 us. Applications covered are amplifier’s harmonics filtering, high power antenna switching and high power switching matrix.
INGUN Pruefmittelbau GmbH
For contacting plug connectors in the field of high-speed data transfer, INGUN Pruefmittelbau GmbH has developed numerous innovative solutions for routine test. The shielded RF-Probe HFS-821 is designed for contacting digital signals with the highest quality (LVDS, GVIF). Due to the moveable guide-section the spring-loaded test probe aligns itself optimally to the connector to be tested, e.g., JAE MX38 and MX49. The test probe can be mounted on an existing connector approach mechanism.
Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra
Solid-State Power Amplifier
This new solid-state power amplifier is based on innovative GaN transistor modules technology. It has a broadband frequency range of 30 to 520 MHz, full RF power output of 1 KW for up to a VSWR of 2:1 and a new amplifier module design for more convenient maintenance and better configuration. It is fully qualified to meet the most extreme environmental conditions. The amplifier’s height is only 7U and it contains a new cooling heat-pipe combination of air conduction.
Hittite Microwave Corp.
Hittite’s new HMC1031MS8E is an ultra-low power integer-N PLL clock generator. It includes a phase/frequency detector with a charge pump current output, a low power integer-N divider resulting in reference frequency multiplication ratios of ×1, ×5 and 310. The HMC1031MS8E may be used with a low phase noise VCXO to multiply 10 MHz TCXO or OCXO sources with excellent long-term stability to 50 or 100 MHz. The integrated phase detector and charge pump are capable of operating up to 140 MHz.
High Performance Laminates
Rogers Corp.’s Advanced Circuit Materials Division provides high performance laminates for use in high frequency and/or high reliability applications.Rogers will be showcasing its wide rangeof products including RO4000® LoPro™, RT/duroid® 6035HTC and RT/duroid 5880LZ high frequency laminates, and the new 2929 bondply.
Mini-Circuits’ CMA-545+ is an E-PHEMT based ultra-low noise MMIC amplifier operating from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with a unique combination of low noise and high IP3. This design operates on a single 3 V supply and is internally matched to 50 Ohms. The MMIC amplifier is bonded to a multilayer integrated LTCC substrate and then hermetically sealed under a controlled nitrogen atmosphere with gold-plated covers and eutectic AuSn solder. They have been tested to MIL requirements for gross leak, fine leak, thermal shock, vibration, acceleration, mechanical shock and HTOL.
Get access to premium content and e-newsletters by registering on the web site. You can also subscribe to Microwave Journal magazine.