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August 9, 2006
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The following booth numbers are complete as of July 19, 2006.

Electromagnetic Design System

The Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) 2006A makes full 3D EM simulation an economical option for designers working with RF circuits, MMICs, PC boards, modules and signal integrity applications. EMDS provides the best price performance 3D EM simulator, with a full 3D electromagnetic field solver, a modern solid modeling front-end and fully automated meshing and convergence capabilities for modeling arbitrary 3D shapes such as connectors, machined parts, components, bond wires, antennas and packages.

Agilent Technologies Inc., EEsof Division,
Santa Rosa, CA (800) 829-4444,
http://eesof.tm.agilent.com.
Booth 529

Measuring Receiver

The N5531S measuring receiver is a built-in measuring receiver personality for its PSA series of high performance spectrum analyzers. Excellent measurement accuracy and sensitivity, with frequency coverage to 50 GHz, make this solution ideal for signal generator and attenuator calibration, from audio to millimeter-wave frequencies. Each measuring receiver function can be initiated by pressing just one button on the front panel. The N5531S turns the PSA into a measuring receiver and minimizes investment in test equipment.

Agilent Technologies Netherlands,
Amstelveen, The Netherlands 31-20-5472367,
www.agilent.com.
Booth 301

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers

Models 125T18G26 and 125T26G40 are traveling wave tube microwave amplifiers (TWTA) that deliver 125 W across the 18 to 40 GHz range. Model 125T18G26 operates in a frequency range from 18 to 26.5 GHz, while model 125T26G40 operates in the 26.5 to 40 GHz range. These TWTAs are designed for applications where wide instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and higher power output is required.

AR Worldwide RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Souderton, PA (215) 723-8181,
www.ar-worldwide.com.
Booth 413

PLL Synthesizers, Transmitters and Transceivers

These PLL synthesizers, transmitters and transceivers are offered in single and dual PLLs, Fractional-N and Integer-N and feature good phase noise performance and integration. The ADF700x transmitters and ADF702x transceivers provide low cost, robust, short range wireless connections. Both licensed and unlicensed sub-1 GHz frequency bands can be addressed. Additionally, software tools such as the ADIsimPLL“ and ADIismLINK™ are available to greatly speed the time to market of the final product.

Analog Devices Inc.,
Norwood, MA (781) 329-4700,
www.analog.com.
Booth 317/319

Handheld Base Station Analyzer

The MT8222A BTS Master is a lightweight, handheld base station analyzer that provides wireless field technicians with a single test solution for installing, deploying and maintaining today’s complex wireless networks. Weighing only 3.6 kgs, the MT8222A BTS Master packs a complete set of tools that includes cable and antenna analysis, spectrum analysis, power meter, WCDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/ EDGE RF and demodulation, WCDMA/HSDPA over the air (OTA), interference analysis, bit error rate tester (BERT), channel scanner and power monitor, eliminating the need for technicians to carry several instruments in the field.

Anritsu EMEA Ltd.,
Luton, Bedfordshire (+44) 1582 433433,
www.anritsu.com.
Booth 101

Signal Integrity Design Suite

The AWR SI 2006 design suite is a cross-domain signal integrity solution specifically developed for designing and analyzing high frequency, high speed electronics circuits. Engineers can now identify, analyze and fix signal integrity issues early in the design cycle, ensuring that the designs work correctly the first time. SI 2006 combines the unique AWR design environment and unified data model with a signal integrity analysis environment, providing comprehensive, easy-to-use analysis capabilities that work seamlessly in one platform.

Applied Wave Research,
El Segundo, CA (310) 726-3000,
www.appwave.com.
Booth 308

RF Design Suite

Due to the complexities of today’s high frequency and high speed component designs, design re-spins can be commonplace and expensive, but are avoidable using the Ansoft RF Design Suite. Comprising the powerful harmonic-balance and transient circuit simulator Nexxim dynamically linked with the electromagnetic software HFSS for the S-parameter and full-wave SPICE extraction of high frequency and high speed components, the Ansoft RF Design Suite enables complete circuit and system analysis to be performed.

Ansoft,
Basingstoke, Hampshire +44 1256 347788,
www.ansoft.com.
Booth 201/203

Microwave Laminate

The CLTE-XT microwave laminate is a reinforced PTFE/micro-dispersed ceramic that offers good dielectric temperature/phase stability and “Best-in-Class” insertion loss, loss tangent (0.0012 at 10 GHz), low CTExyz (8, 8, 20) and low thermal coefficient of dielectric loss (8 ppm/°C) for applications that require electrical phase stability over –55° to 150°C. Applications include space and military electronics such as phase sensitive arrays for radar and antennas, RF/microwave communications, aircraft collision avoidance systems and JTRS.

Arlon,
Bear, DE (302) 834-2100,
www.arlon-med.com.
Booth 442

Track-and-hold Amplifiers

The Inphi GigaTrack range of track-and-hold amplifiers are low jitter devices that support an ultra-wide analog bandwidth up to 18 GHz and operate at an impressive 2GSamples/s. Designed specifically for high performance, high speed telecommunications and instrumentation applications, in civil and military systems, applications are expected to include fast sampling oscilloscopes, and direct conversion receivers in radios, radar or electronic warfare systems, all of which require analog-to-digital conversion of high frequency signals.

Aspen Electronics,
Middlesex, England +44 (0) 20 8868 1311,
www.aspen-electronics.com.
Booth 112/114/116

Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits

This family of millimeter-wave integrated circuits has been expanded to include low cost, surface-mount amplifiers that operate in the 18 to 30 GHz range. These surface-mount devices offer performance comparable to the “bare-die” ICs to the full extent of their frequency range. The model AMMP-6233 is a low noise amplifier that operates from 18 to 30 GHz and model AMMP-6130 is a multiplier with amplifier that provides up to 30 GHz output.

Avago Technologies,
Boeblingen, Germany +49 (0)6441-92460,
www.avagotech.com.
Booth 344

High Power Isolator

This high power isolator is designed for telecom satellite payloads. The model offers a 205 W CW, 10 dB multipactor margin, 0.15 dB insertion loss and 320 g mass. Based on the company’s space heritage of 12 years, it is continuously improving the power level behavior. Other coaxial access and drop-in ferrite isolators are available for space applications (space heritage upon request).

Chelton Telecom & Microwave,
Paris, France +33 (0)1 69 02 25 60,
www.chelton-tm.com.
Booth 517

Waveguides

These waveguides have been produced on unmanned machinery and electronically de-burred. The Yorkshire-based company, which has recently made significant investments in new equipment and extended production facilities, provides a method that features quality, consistency and value.

Claro Precision Engineering Ltd.,
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire +44 (0) 1423 867 413,
www.claro.co.uk.
Booth 334

3D EM Time Domain Tool

CST MICROWAVE STUDIO“ 2006B offers augmented functionality and interoperability to design engineers involved in the design of high frequency components, wireless communications, EMC and signal integrity, in terms of speed, ease of use and accuracy. Improved and extended solver technology includes the addition of an Integral Equation solver for electrically large structures, a new Fast PBA mesher for higher performance and robustness, and a new flexible subgridding scheme, which drastically reduces memory requirements.

CST–Computer Simulation Technology,
Darmstadt, Germany +49 6151 7303-0,
www.cst.com.
Booth 307

Electromagnetics Simulation Software

An add-on to COMSOL Multiphysics, the electromagnetics module focuses on component design in virtually all areas where engineers need electromagnetic field simulations – from statics and quasistatics to microwaves and photonics. The static, transient and frequency-domain analyses allow for material properties that are complex-valued, anisotropic, frequency or time-dependent. Simulation outputs are electromagnetic field distributions, resistance, inductance, capacitance and S-parameters. Lumped parameters can be exported to and extensively postprocessed in the COMSOL Script programming environment.

COMSOL Inc.,
Burlington, MA (781) 273-3322,
www.comsol.com.
Booth 234

Stainless Steel SMA Connectors

The Johnson“ line of stainless steel SMA connectors meets or exceeds the performance requirements of MIL-PRF-39012. All designs are based on a 50 Ω system impedance per MIL-STD-348 and operate at frequencies up to 26.5 GHz minimum. All contacts are plated with 50 micro-inches of gold for good durability and high frequency performance. The right angle PC mount jack features a rigid one-piece swept contact.

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions,
Waseca, MN (800) 247-8256,
www.emersonnetworkpower.com/connectivity.
Booth 102

High Power Terminations

An extensive range of high power terminations from 6 to 60 GHz has been added to the company’s series of SATCOM products, which also include switches and combining/ redundancy networks and filters. Convection cooled models are available up to 3 kW CW with powers of 10 kW achievable by forced air cooling. Both rectangular and double ridge waveguide models are available, with a return loss typically better than 28 dB. The units are weatherproofed and utilize low out-gassing materials throughout.

Flann Microwave,
Bodmin, Cornwall +44 (0) 1208 77777,
www.flann.com.
Booth 348

MMIC I/Q Downconverters

These I/Q downconverter MMICs, which are available in bare die and SMT packaged formats, are ideal for microwave radio applications from 7 to 27 GHz. The HMC570, HMC571 and HMC572 GaAs MMIC I/Q downconverter die provide 10 dB conversion gain, 3 dB noise figure and 17 dB image rejection. These integrated downconverters incorporate a LNA, image-reject mixer and a LO doubler. The image-reject topology eliminates thermal noise at the image band, while the internal ×2 LO multiplier reduces the LO frequency requirement. The HMC567LC5, HMC568LC5, HMC569LC5, HMC570LC5, HMC571LC5 and HMC572LC5 I/Q downconverters provide RF frequency coverage from 7 to 27 GHz and are housed in RoHS compliant 5 × 5 mm leadless SMT packages.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343,
www.hittite.com.
Booth 323/422

Outdoor Test Cables

The 18 GHz SUCOTEST 18A are ruggedized, outdoor, armored test cables that provide good durability and reliable stability versus bending and torsion, while remaining exceptionally flexible. Performances are ideal for applications such as outdoor and on-site tests of wireless communication systems for the location and identification of cable and antenna system faults, for the measurements of isolation and gain, for the design, deployment and optimization of wireless devices and networks. These cables are suitable for tests in harsh environments typical of space and defense purposes.

HUBER+SUHNER,
Herisau, Switzerland +44 (0) 71 353 41 11,
www.hubersuhner.com.
Booth 223/322

EM Field Solver

The Empire XCcel™ is a 3D EM field solver that offers engineers a completely revised graphical user interface. 3D editor, job control and postprocessing are integrated into one frame and simulations can be adapted from templates. Further, a kernel acceleration can be obtained by a smart cache management.

IMST GmbH,
Kamp-Lintfort, Germany +49 (0) 2842 981 100,
www.imst.de.
Booth 336

Flexible Film Magnetic Materials

These flexible film magnetic materials combine a wide range of magnetic properties with ease of application and forming. These materials can be applied for suppression of various types of EM noise inside electronic devices, absorption of incoming EM radiation and enhancement of coupling between RFID elements in the lower microwave range from 100 MHz to 30 GHz. The company is introducing new flexible film material for RFID applications at 13.56 MHz and Nano magnetic materials for technological and biomedical applications.

Iskra Feriti,
Ljubljana, Slovenija +386 (0)1 583 31 00,
www.iskra-feriti.si.
Booth 547

Vector Network Analyzer

The model LA19-13-02 is a low cost vector network analyzer (VNA) that features a full S-parameter test set. This model is a PC-driven instrument that operates in a frequency range from 3 to 3000 MHz and offers a host of features such as full 12-term error correction, de-embedding, peak value search, time domain and AM-PM measurement. This VNA has four display channels offering a wide choice of display formats and its small size makes it highly portable.

LA Techniques Ltd.,
Notts, England +44 (0)1636707642,
www.latechniques.com.
Booth 446

Rotary Waveguide Joints

These in-house manufactured U-style rotary waveguide joints offer good performance to in-line rotary joints in broadband applications. Particularly suitable for use with SATCOM rotating dish antennas, the AM-RJU series rotary joints are available in a variety of sizes for the C, X and J frequency bands. These joints feature a maximum continuous power rating of 500 W and are precision engineered to ensure a maximum insertion loss of only 0.15 dB, with a typical VSWR of 1.2.

Link Microtek Ltd.,
Basingstoke, Hampshire +44 (0)1256 355 771,
www.linkmicrotek.com.
Booth 423/528

PCB Prototype System

Th LPKF ProLegend is a fast and easy to use system designed to create professional legend print on PCB prototypes. This environmentally friendly product does not require screen printing and comes with all the necessary tools and consumables included. The LPKF ProLegend requires little training; a user with no previous knowledge can master the system immediately and effectively. The ProLegend allows legend printing to be an easy in-house process, increasing security and eliminating production delays

LPKF Laser & Electronics,
Wilsonville, OR (503) 454-4212,
www.lpkfusa.com.
Booth 333/335

Lightweight Cable Assemblies

These lightweight cable assemblies utilize the FN34RXLW cable, a new lightweight version of its proven FN34RX cable assemblies. This new product offering is intended for use in military airborne applications and is available in all popular assembly configurations featuring reduced mass and volume. Complementing the lighter FN34RXLW cable, all assemblies now feature new reduced weight and volume connectors. The connectors retain the conventional ETNC, SMA and N interfaces while incorporating new materials. Excess bulk has been excluded to decrease both weight and space. Electrical specifications for all assemblies based on the new lightweight cable and connectors remain unchanged, with no change in VSWR, insertion loss or environmental characteristics.

M/A-COM,
Lowell, MA (800) 366-2266,
www.macom.com.
Booth 206

Low Noise DC/DC Converters

The LNB series is a new product family of high density, ultra low noise, fully isolated DC/DC converters. This series offers output ripple of 10 mVp-p and operates over input voltage ranges of 4.5 to 7 VDC, 8 to 16 VDC and 18 to 36 VDC, making them ideally suited for embedded signal processing applications. Packaged in an industry standard size of 1" × 2" × 0.4", these low profile DC/DC LNBs feature a rated power of 10 W and precisely regulated single output voltages of 3.3, 5, 12 and 24 V. Efficiency is over 85 percent.

Martek Power Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA (310) 202-8820,
www.martekpower.com.
Booth 544

Integrated Platform Technology

The company has recently been granted a patent for its Multi-Mix“ Microtechnology entitled “Coupler Resource Module.” The advanced capabilities of Multi-Mix proprietary integrated platform technology provide low cost high power RF amplifier circuitry with best in class performance and density in small lightweight modules. The Resource Module is the foundation or the building block for providing Total Integrated Platform Solutions for a wide range of RF and microwave subsystems. Based on Multi-Mix proprietary PTFE process technology, the Resource Module paves the way for direct integration of high power RF circuitry with transistor die in small lightweight modules thereby eliminating discrete transistor packages and solutions.

Merrimac Industries Inc.,
West Caldwell, NJ (973) 575-1300,
www.merrimacind.com.
Booth 122

YIG-tuned Oscillators

The MLX “O” series of YIG-tuned oscillators operate in a frequency range from 6 to 20 GHz. These three models provide low phase noise performance covering 8 to 18 GHz, 6 to 18 GHz and 8 to 20 GHz. Phase noise performance of –123 dBc/Hz at a 100 kHz offset is guaranteed at 20 GHz. –125 dBc/Hz at a 100 kHz offset is guaranteed at 18 GHz. Typical performance is –128 dBc/Hz and –130 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz, respectively. Utilizing new SiGe transistors, these units are available in three standard package configurations that include 1.25" cube, 1.75" cylinder and 1" cube. Delivery: four weeks.

Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.,
Fremont, CA (510) 770-9221,
www.microlambdawireless.com.
Booth 007/009

Fast EM CAD and Optimization Tool

WASP-NET“ version 6.3 ends the quest of “power-users” for a new quality of EM CAD and optimization speed. WASP-NET’s pioneering, unique hybrid MM/FE/MoM/FD CAD engine combines the efficiency and flexibility advantages of four solvers in one single tool. Features include: fast optimization of all types of waveguide components and aperture antennas; full-wave synthesis of extended combline, cross-coupled waveguide and LTCC filters by filter wizards; dielectric resonator filters; dielectric loaded horns with shaped subreflectors; large slot arrays; multiprocessor and advanced 64-bit options.

Microwave Innovation Group (MiG) GmbH and Co. KG,
Bremen, Germany +49 421 22 37 96 60,
www.mig-germany.com.
Booth 523

Microwave Components

These microwave components are designed for manufacturers of radar-installations and related hardware. Areas of production excellence include: standard aluminum waveguide and flange stock extrusions (wide stock available), aluminum waveguide components and antennas to customer-design. The company is operating to military as well as ISO standards with a team of dedicated professionals using in-house technologies such as precision extrusion, machining, surface treatment and assembly.

Mifa Aluminum bv,
Venlo, The Netherlands +31 (0) 77 389 88 88,
www.mifa.nl.
Booth 349

2.5 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

The release of IEC 61000-4-3 Edition 3 outlines a new requirement for testing up to 6 GHz presenting those EMC labs with an existing amplifier capability to 3 GHz, with a procurement challenge of how best to fill this gap. The new MILMEGA 2.5 to 6 GHz range is designed for this purpose. It also provides the perfect solution for testing against WiMAX requirements. The AS2560 range offers all the attributes of the MILMEGA series 2000 range (upgradeable in power and frequency, good power density for broadband amplification and a five-year warranty).

MILMEGA Ltd.,
Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK +44 (0) 1983 618004,
www.milmega.com.
Booth 606

Pre-matched HBT Power Amplifiers

Models CHV2707, CHV2710 and CHV2711 are internally pre-matched power amplifiers designed for linear WiMAX applications at 700 MHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz. These devices are processed in a highly repeatable InGaP high voltage HBT process and include on-chip diodes for ESD protection. The devices achieve 11 dB of gain and less than 2.5 percent EVM at 30 dBm output power, with an OFDM input signal and a peak-to-average ratio (PAR) of 9 dB. The devices operate off a single supply voltage up to 12 V and include internal active bias circuitry. The CHV family includes the added feature of analog adjustment of bias current to address a variety of applications.

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX (281) 988-4600,
www.mimixbroadband.com.
Booth 412

Microwave Power from GaN

Cree’s gallium nitride (GaN) HEMT devices are designed for WiMAX and general purpose applications. These devices exhibit outstanding bandwidth, high gain, excellent linearity and efficiency for power microwave applications thru C-band. Novacom is excited to offer Cree GaN HEMTs for a host of potential applications.

Novacom Microwave Ltd.,
Nettleham, Lincoln, UK +44 (0) 1522 751136,
www.novacom-mwave.com.
Booth 514/516

GPS Receiver

This GPS receiver is based on the latest SiRFstar III IC, from SiRF. The compact design fits onto a PCB measuring just 23 × 26 mm, with the antenna mounted on the reverse side. This design is available for license by third parties and can be incorporated into appropriate case works or larger scale products on a client specific basis.

Plextek Ltd.,
Great Chesterford,
Essex, UK +44 (0)1799 533 200,
www.plextek.com.
Booth 312

RF Power Switching Connectors

These RF power switching connectors are surface-/edge-mounted and offer a cost-effective interconnection. This “two in one” product can serve as a replacement to existing standard RF switches by integrating the switch function into a connector receptacle. It optimizes packaging density, simplifies the printed circuit board layout and reduces the overall cost of ownership. These connectors are available in right or left versions for QMA, QN (both Quick Lock Formula certified) TNC, N and SMA interfaces. TNC RF power switching connectors feature an impedance of 50 Ω, operate in a frequency range from DC to 3 GHz and provide a typical isolation of –47 dB from DC to 1 GHz.

RADIALL Ltd.,
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK +44 (0)1895 425000,
www.radiall.com.
Booth 418

Multiprocessing Software

The Parallel/Multiprocessing version of Wireless InSite v2.3 has just been released. This multiprocessor and cluster based version of the software enhances this well established and innovative, powerful propagation prediction tool. Predictions of how locations of transmitters and receivers affect signal strength are now even easier to obtain. Rough terrain, urban structures and indoor environments are easily included in the modeling process, together with accurate multi-path capabilities.

Remcom Inc.,
State College, PA (814) 861-1299,
www.remcom.com.
Booth 208

WiMAX Solutions

These MMICs, transistors, hybrids and power amplifier modules are designed for both 2.5 and 3.6 GHz WiMAX applications utilizing the company’s GaN technology. Currently under development and planned for release in September are 75 and 140 W power amplifier pallets for WiMAX 3.6 GHz applications. The company has plans to introduce lower frequency devices after providing a solution for this frequency.

RFHIC,
Suwon, Korea +82-31-250-5000,
www.rfhic.com.
Booth 432

High Frequency Circuit Material

The RO4450B™-dx Bondply is a high fill/flow version of the RO4450B™ high frequency circuit material. RO4450B circuit material is a glass-reinforced hydrocarbon/ceramic thermoset bondply designed for performance-sensitive, multilayer printed circuit boards. These bondplys are designed to offer superior high frequency performance and low cost circuit fabrication. The result is a low loss material, which can be fabricated using standard epoxy/glass (FR4) processes. The new RO4450B-dx is a high fill/flow version of the RO4450B bondply. It is designed to fill those high density designs while still offering thin dielectric spacing.

Rogers Corp.,
Rogers, CT (860) 774-9605,
www.rogerscorporation.com.
Booth 215/217

Network Analyzer

The R&S ZVA family is a network analyzer that operates in a frequency range up to 40 GHz. The R&S ZVA40 is a high-end network analyzer with a frequency range from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. Featuring a unique output power of typically better than 18 dBm, a dynamic range of typically wider than 150 dB and a high measurement speed of 3.5 μs per test point, the R&S ZVA40 is an ideal instrument for universal measurements in the microwave range. Applications include filter, mixer and amplifier tests in R&D, measurements on wafers in chip production and antenna measurements in the radar/satellite domain.

Rohde & Schwarz,
Munich, Germany +49 180 512 4242,
www.rohde-schwarz.com.
Booth 501/503

Quick-lock Connectors

These QN connectors are based on the company’s N connectors’ interface that operate in a frequency range up to 11 GHz. The quick lock coupling mechanism allows fast, easy and reliable connections in the tightest spaces. The company’s current product spectrum covers straight and right angle plugs as well as panel jacks for various cables (UT 141, RG 58, RG 213, RG 214, RG 223). The product range is completed by N (female) and QN (male) adapters. QN and standard N connectors are not intermateable. QN connectors have recently been QLF“-qualified.

Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG,
Fridolfing, Germany +49 8684-18-263,
www.rosenberger.de.
Booth 107

Near-field Analysis

iSAR is a breakthrough in dosimetric nearfield analysis. This device fully and reliably (< 0.5 dB) characterizes the RF performance of transmitters within less than 3s under fully loaded testing conditions. The device is optimized for informed go/no go decisions on the manufacturing line. This device is also an effective R&D tool for analyzing and optimizing any kind of handheld, body-mounted or implanted RF device.

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG ,
Zurich, Switzerland +41 44 245 9700,
www.speag.com.
Booth 415/417

High Frequency EM Simulation

The company has recently announced the new Sonnet Suites Release 11. In Release 11, Sonnet introduces a calibrated internal port that exhibits exceptional dynamic range, and can be used for accurate attachment points of active or passive components. The new ports also enable full co-simulation of surface-mount part models within the EM analysis environment. Sonnet also announces a redesigned and seamless GUI interface to the Agilent ADS suite.

Sonnet Software Inc.,
North Syracuse, NY (315) 453-3096,
www.sonnetsoftware.com.
Booth 212

Multi-channel Rotary Joint

This multi-channel rotary joint features a small system and at the same time it offers a large maximum number of available channels. Its overall length (without connection cable) is 80 mm with a diameter of 60 mm. The reward for the use of super modern manufacturing technology, micro-optical components and optimized assembly procedures is the extremely low optical insertion loss. Modern high speed transmission systems especially benefit from this technology, which is best characterized by an extremely low insertion loss of < 3 dB at a wavelength of 1550 nm and a high back reflection of –14 dB. The external dimensions without connecting cables add up to a total length of 135 mm at a diameter of only 60 mm.

Spinner United Kingdom Ltd.,
Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK
+44 (0) 1827 717 777,
www.spinner.de.
Booth 424

Automated Test and Data Management Solution

The Spartan Automated Test and Data Management solution automates the characterization of microwave components and subsystems and provides data mining utilities to facilitate lean manufacturing and quality programs to create a competitive advantage. Spartan benefits include: streamlined testing reduces time, cost and errors; configuration control for test procedures; create and share test scenarios worldwide; mine the test data for opportunities to improve; robust test software for worry free operation; and compatible with all commonly used network analyzers.

Summitek Instruments Inc.,
Englewood, CO (303) 768-8080,
www.summitekinstruments.com.
Booth 119/218

Flexible Laminates and Bonding Materials

HyRelex is a family of low loss, high reliability, flexible laminates and bonding materials. It is constructed with the benefits of reinforced high temperature polymer chemistry to provide excellent thermal, mechanical, electrical and moisture-resistant properties. HyRelex is the best value for the high performance demands of flexible applications. The low dissipation factor, thermal stability and smooth surface-profile minimize phase shift with frequency/temperature, and yields exceptional low loss circuit performance. HyRelex is ideally suited for high frequency, high temperature and harsh environment applications.

Taconic Advanced Dielectric Division, Mullingar, Co.
Westmeath, Ireland +353 44 93 95600,
www.taconic-add.com.
Booth 239/338

GaAs/SAW Devices

These GaAs and SAW devices include the new model TGA4525-SM, a packaged high power amplifier for K-band applications including point-to-point radio, SATCOM and similar usages, including low cost, entry level products. Designed using the company’s 0.25 micron gate power PHEMT production process, the TGA4525-SM provides nominal 37 dBm output TOI, 29 dBm of output power at 1 dB gain compression from 17 to 27 GHz with a small signal gain of 22 dB.

TriQuint Semiconductor,
Munich, Germany +49 89 99628 2600,
www.triquint.com.
Booth 507

Voltage-controlled Oscillators

The model SLV0915C-LF is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that offers good phase noise performance for RFID applications. This VCO operates in a frequency range from 902 to 928 MHz and is designed to extend the range of RFID monitors beyond their existing range. This existing module offers phase noise performance of –123 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from the carrier. This model is designed to provide good tuning linearity and good harmonic suppression of –25 dBc over the entire tuning range and makes this device an ideal choice for demanding applications. Size: 0.50" × 0.50" × 0.08". Price: $39.95 (5 pcs min). Delivery: stock to four weeks.

Z-Communications Inc.,
San Diego, CA (858) 621-2700,
www.zcomm.com.
Booth 119/218

Measurement and Characterization Services

The TARGET NoE, active in the fields of microwave power amplifier research and produc-tion, offer custom-made training and courses in the following fields: RF Semiconductor Materials and Devices, RF Device Characterization, RF Device Modeling, MW Power Amplifier Design, Linearization Techniques and TX Modeling.

TARGET,
Vienna, Austria +43 (0) 1 50528 30-0,
www.target-net.org.
Booth 118

RF/Microwave Switch Matrices

These modular microwave switch matrices operate in a frequency range from DC to 33 GHz at 50 or 75 Ω impedance and are available from compact four-terminal models to MxN rack-mounted assemblies. Switches feature repeatability of ±0.1 dB over lifetime, power to 2 kW and built-in attenuation or bypass capabilities. Assemblies contain power supplies, displays, remote control and a choice of connectors. A control module monitors cycle count, system status and redundancy. Configuration programming and customer specified interfaces are possible.

Teledyne Electronics and Communications,
Cumbernauld, Scotland +44 1236 453 124,
www.teledyne-europe.com.
Booth 407/506

Design Software

Concerto v6, the new version of its integrated software for RF and microwave design, has just been released. The suite includes Conforming FDTD analysis, Moment Method analysis and Finite Element analysis modules, all running within a single environment. The optimization module has been enhanced and a 64-bit Linux version included. “Concerto Essential” is also available as a low cost entry-level option. Concerto is now integrated into AWR’s Microwave Office“ circuit design platform. The link allows users of Microwave Office to obtain accurate FDTD calculations of component S-parameters and radiation patterns, simply by calling Concerto from within the Office environment.

Vector Fields Inc.,
Aurora, IL (630) 851-1734,
www.vectorfields.com.
Booth 548

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