- Buyers Guide
IMS Product Showcase
The following booth numbers are complete as of March 25, 2013.
APA Wireless half-inch PLLs provide all of the functionality of a full synthesizer in a half-inch package. Single frequency, coaxial resonator based or wideband – available in a package that can be customized to your unique requirements. Choose from a variety of standard frequencies up to 6 GHz or customize a unit for frequency and output power. These low power units are programmed via a standard three line interface and operate over the industrial temperature range.
Massachusetts Bay Technologies Inc.
The Massachusetts Bay Technologies aluminum nitride fixed attenuator chips are fabricated using state-of-the-art thin film process and advanced photolithography technology. All devices are available in chip form with a metalized ground connection on the back. This ground is wrapped around on the four corners of the chip so additional ground bonding ribbon is not required. The chips may be attached using conductive epoxy or solder preform. Gold contacts on the input and output pads make assembly fast and reliable.
Cellular Applications Components
RFT’s technical staff has extensive experience in the design of high power RF/microwave amplifiers, combiners and other components for cellular applications. This gives RFT a unique capability to meet customers’ custom component requirements. A wide range of high reliability power resistor packages are available in Alumina, AlN and BeO substrates. RF Techniques uses a high temperature brazing process which yields a lower thermal resistance path and higher power handling capability and power derating up to 250°C.
Eclipse Microwave designs and manufactures a wide selection of microwave products for the aerospace, defense and commercial wireless communication industries. Its website lists a complete line of standard products. The company specializes in custom components. It encourages its customers to discuss their applications, special mechanical configuration and/or unique electrical requirements.
Norden Millimeter Inc.
Need to multiply a frequency source, but keepit clean? Norden has produced X8 frequency multipliers that are -60 dBc clean of the undesired multiples. Norden has vast experience producing frequency multipliers for test equipment systems as well as ELINT, ECM and communication systems. Norden can incorporate attenuation control, output power detectors, temperature compensation and other features if needed.
SignalCore introduced a 400 MHz to 6 GHz RF front-end IQ transceiver that features wide IF bandwidth (160 MHz) and high dynamic range. The transceiver is comprised of a dual independent channel 6 GHz signal source, an IQ demodulator and an IQ modulator. The transceiver meets the wide signal bandwidth requirement for modern wireless applications such as wireless test systems, software defined radio and multichannel coherent systems. The dual channel source provides the flexibility of transmitting and receiving on different frequency bands.
High Power Switches
Mercury Systems introduced its line of high power switches from SP1T to SP3T devices up to 1 kW CW for reflective configurations and input matched topologies up to 400 W CW. Each is available in octave bandwidths from 20 MHz to 18 GHz with as low as 0.4 dB insertion loss and 40 to 60 dB isolation. Custom transfer and cross matrices through 24 ports and SWaP optimized solutions combining switches with control functions are available, as well as the company’s catalog products.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
The MILMEGA Series 2000 800 MHz to 2.2 GHz broadband amplifiers, brought to you by Teseq Ltd., have an award winning innovative design which utilizes the latest GaAs FET and MMIC technologies. Series 2000 differentiates itself from other solid state amplifiers by permitting an impressive array of input/output, sample port options, and cost-effective power or bandwidth upgrades. Advanced Test Equipment Rentals carries the largest inventory of RF/microwave amplifiers on the market. Contact the company for more information regarding MILMEGA/Teseq rental options.
Intercept Technology Inc.
PCB Layout Software
Intercept’s award-winning Pantheon PCB layout software with specialized RF and Hybrid user flows is now more affordable than ever. Integrated with a full CAD/CAE environment flow, Intercept’s software includes bidirectional RF simulation interfaces to HFSS and AWR, RF models, reuse blocks, multi-board capabilities, panel arrays, artwork panelization, layout driven design and prototyping, automatic drawing creation, design automation, DFM checking, artwork verification, 35+ database translators and more. Visit the company at Booth 326 for a demo.
Stop by Booth 330 to catch a preview of AWR V11. In addition to many new MMIC specific features and enhancements in AWR’s flagship Microwave Office® software, its Analyst™ 3D FEM EM software will also be debuting a new 3D CAD editor. Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) software and AXIEM® 3D planar EM software will also be on display, as well as joint design and test solutions with parent company National Instruments.
MMIC Digital Attenuators
Aeroflex/Weinschel’s model 4205 series of MMIC digital attenuators operate over the 0.2 to 6 GHz frequency range and is in a variety of attenuation ranges up to 95.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps. These units can be controlled using either standard TTL or USB interfaces. These units are ideal for automated test equipment (ATE), WiMAX, 3G fading simulators, engineering/production test lab environments.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Synergy Microwave introduced standard free running DROs operating at X-Band. These DROs produce phenomenal phase noise of -111 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and have electronic tuning capability that allow for connection in phase locked sources that are also available. They can also be mechanically tuned for optimal output frequency with up to 3 MHz of typical tuning range. These products are ideal for radar applications, M-QAM modulation in LTE, LMDS, fixed PTP digital radio/Satellite links and research labs.
Ultra-low phase noise SAW oscillators and SAW phase locked oscillator sources are proudly displayed by Synergy Microwave Corp. These products can limit noise to -150 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset in optimized frequency bands in the range of 500 through 1000 MHz. They are used in single carrier frequency generation such as clock translators for SONET, ADC, DDS, instrumentation and RADAR. These SAW-based solutions offer significant noise floor improvements and are ideal replacements for multiplied crystal oscillator solutions.
Logus Microwave added another space qualified, high power SPDT TNC coaxial switch to its extensive line of space qualified products. Available in many frequency bands, this (320 W multipaction free) design operates from 1160 to 1220 MHz at 160 W CW. Boasting return loss > 20 dB, insertion loss < 0.15 dB and isolation
> 65 dB, this unit also performs flawlessly from 24 to 43 V DC over the -25° to +85°C operating temperature range all while drawing less than 150 milliamps.
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence’s Spectre® RF is a production proven, accurate and high performance RFIC simulation solution, with support for industry standard models. Integrated in the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment, Spectre RF delivers a unique and comprehensive set of analyses in both the time and frequency domains with proprietary Smart Harmonic Balance and Shooting Newton engines for simulation of nonlinear and linear behavior of RF application circuits. The latest release features support for new passive components and improved scalable multi-core performance.
Vector Signal Transceiver
The NI PXIe-5645R is built on a software-designed architecture that engineers can modify with LabVIEW to meet their specific needs. The new vector signal transceiver adds a high-performance, differential or single-ended I/Q interface to test both the RF and baseband signals of a device with a single instrument for faster test times using the latest PC and FPGA technologies; with frequency coverage from 65 MHz to 6 GHz, 80 MHz of bandwidth and a user-programmable FPGA.
Integrated Microwave Assembly
Phase Matrix’s custom integrated microwave assembly (IMA) capabilities will be on display in Booth 430. The Phase Matrix team designs assemblies using the most advanced technology available to achieve high operating frequencies up to 67 GHz. Example assemblies include frequency converters, diplexers, filters, amplifiers, transceivers, QuickSyn® synthesizers and various oscillator assemblies. In addition to IMAs, Phase Matrix designs and manufactures custom RF/MW components and microwave instruments and is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments.
Rohde & Schwarz
Thermal Power Sensor
The R&S NRP-Z58 is the first power sensor that covers the frequency range continuously from DC to 110 GHz. The sensor’s high speed of over 300 measurements per second in buffered mode allows especially fast power measurements, in addition to offering the largest dynamic range (55 dB). It can be connected directly to a PC via a USB interface, the R&S NRP2 base unit or be used with nearly any generator or analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.
The new R&S BBA 150 broadband amplifier enables EMC testing in the microwave range. These compact, lightweight amplifiers with their state-of-the-art design are optimized for high frequencies starting at 0.8 GHz. The first model in the R&S BBA150 family covers the 0.8 to 3 GHz frequency band and is available with an output power ranging from 30 to 200 W. The modular concept protects customer investments and makes it possible to extend the amplifier’s power and frequency range.
Handheld Spectrum Analyzers
The R&S FSH family of handheld spectrum analyzers has been extended with two new models: the R&S FSH13 covering the range from 9 kHz to 13.6 GHz and the R&S FSH20 covering the range to 20 GHz. The compact platform has a rugged lightweight design and integrates numerous measurement functions that can be used to analyze transmit signals and interference, measure performance and much more.
Vector Signal Generator
With the R&S SMBV100A signal generator, manufacturers of WLAN IEEE 802.11ac chipsets, components and devices can now easily generate signals up to 160 MHz bandwidth. The R&S SMBV100A is also the only signal generator directly supporting high-speed modes for WLAN IEEE 802.11ac. An external PC is not needed. In the 5 GHz ISM band, the R&S SMBV100A offers exceptional signal performance (0.44 percent EVM) for 160 MHz signals.
RF and Microwave Signal Generator
New harmonic filter options are now offered for the R&S SMB100A microwave signal generator. These filters make it possible to achieve a harmonic suppression of more than -50 dBc over a wide frequency range (150 MHz to 40 GHz), or at frequencies below 3 GHz up to -58 dBc, improving the signal quality of the signal generator and consequently the measurement accuracy.
Compliance Testing Amplifiers
MITEQ’s new TTA series are high performance broadband low noise amplifiers specially developed for electromagnetic (EMC) compliance testing. Complete frequency coverage from 1 MHz to 40 GHz is possible with three separate TTA amplifiers. They are enclosed in a small (5.1" × 3.5" × 1.9") lightweight EMI/RFI case and can be used easily in the EMC test setup. A universal wall plug-in power supply is included with each TTA which operates from 50 to 60 Hz/100 to 240 VAC.
TRUcore™ series cable assemblies offer a new level of RF and microwave performance combined with superior mechanical and environmental durability. TRUcore series assemblies are available for 18, 26.5, 40 and 50 GHz broadband electrical performance. TRUcore series cable assemblies utilize an innovative core design that provides excellent phase stability over temperature and offers greater than two times the crush and torsional resistance of industry specifications even while remaining under load conditions.
Keragis Corp. has a new 1000 W (KHPA0811-1000 WPA) pulsed X-Band amplifier in a small package. The package size is approximately 8" × 6.5" × 2.75" (not including heat sinks). The unit is all solid-state and can provide up to 20 percent duty cycle. The unit is ideal for radar applications from 8 to 11 GHz.
Low PIM Cables
San-tron has extended its line of SRX™ cable assemblies for low PIM requirements. The SRX line is an engineered suite of low PIM cable assemblies designed to support system integrators. Several different deployment scenarios encompassing cabinet integration, short cable runs or jumper applications, long haul cable runs, indoor use, outdoor use, riser and plenum environments have been accommodated for and include interconnect options for SMA, N, 7/16 and TNC mating.
Amplifiers and Assemblies
Ciao Wireless specializes in the design/manufacture of RF and microwave amplifiers/assemblies for both the defense and commercial industries, from 30 kHz to 44 GHz, including the various narrow and ultra-broadband frequencies in between. Ciao offers a complete catalog product line and “custom” designs in order to meet all of your exact microwave amplifier and subsystem needs. Ciao features 1 to 2 week ARO delivery for most catalog and custom parts.
GaN Product Solutions
TriQuint’s new GaN product solutions will include the rugged 25 W/high-gain TGA2579-FL Ku-Band power amplifier. TriQuint will debut a wide range of GaN and GaAs PAs, GaN transistors, SAW/BAW filters and related integrated assembly services for broadband/PtP/small cell/infrastructure/defense communications, radar and EW applications.
Teledyne Coax Switches has products for test and measurement, medical, industrial, defense (military) and space (HI-REL) applications. Teledyne products range from SPDT, transfer and multi-throw coaxial switches as high as SP10T. Teledyne coax switches are available to cover most of the RF spectrum from DC to 40 GHz (selected models) and are available with SMA, mini-SMB, TNC or N connectors.
Teledyne Microwave Solutions
Teledyne Microwave Solutions introduced its 502 W peak Ka-Band HPA. It features high linear power, 502 W peak power and a robust design. It has the option of an integral L-Band BUC and is built around TMS’s MEC-5530 traveling wave tube. Visit Teledyne Microwave Solutions in Booth 540 to learn more.
Florida RF Labs
VNA Test Cables
Florida RF Labs has expanded its line of high-performance VNA test cables. ASR-F is a flexible version of the already popular ASR, a semi-flexible test assembly. These high frequency test cables feature a durable, yet extremely flexible monocoil protection and abrasion-resistant jacket for long-lasting performance. Featuring durable interfaces and a special low-loss cable construction for excellent stability over flexure and temperature, they are available in standard 12", 18" and 24" lengths with a wide variety of connector interfaces.
Richardson RFPD Inc.
Electronic Component Distributor
Richardson RFPD Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
Low Noise Amplifier
The SKY67151-396LF is a broadband, 0.7 to 3.8 GHz LNA with best-in-class 0.25 dB noise figure, high linearity, excellent return loss and >18 dBm output compression point. Its on-die, active bias design ensures consistent performance and unconditional stability over the extended -40° to +105°C temperature range. Four band-specific external tuning networks utilizing a common PCB layout cover the full 3 GHz device operating bandwidth. Visit Skyworks at IMS 2013 Booth 630 for more information on this new high performance discrete LNA.
Dielectric Laboratories Inc.
Dielectric Laboratories Inc. announced a product line extension of Z type plating (Sn over Ni) in the C04 (0402) case size with its ultra-low ESR UL dielectric material. Previously the C04 product line was only available in “S” type plating (Au flash over Ni). Both termination types are fully RoHS compliant. Dielectric Laboratories Inc. C04 case size meets the EIA 0402 footprint, which is perfectly suited for high frequency decoupling type of applications.
Dow-Key Microwave manufactures and custom designs switches and switching systems for the commercial, military and space industries. Its products include broadband RF coaxial and waveguide switches operating from DC to 70 GHz, electromechanical and solid state switch matrices and fiber-optic switching systems, in addition to programmable attenuators and delay lines. Visit Dow-Key at Booth 715 to learn more about its new low PIM switches, next generation matrices and custom matrix solutions.
Plug to Plug Cable Assembly
Molex offers a 40 GHz, 2.92mm plug to plug cable assembly, using its Temp-Flex ultra-low loss cable with a typical VSWR of 1.35:1 maximum to 40 GHz. The RF business unit offers standard cables in 2 to 3 inch increments. Other versions and lengths are also available with SMA, SMP, SMPMS and Type N. See Molex in Booth 719 at IMS 2013.
Herley General Microwave
Herley General Microwave further presents its digitally programmable model 7929 phase shifter. It is an ideal solution for today’s military airborne systems. It operates over the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range, provides 360° phase shift with accuracy of < ±15° and switching time of < 500 nanoseconds. It features phase control via 10 bit TTL providing high resolution of 0.35° and guaranteed monotonic.
Wenzel Associates Inc.
Integrated Frequency Multipliers
Wenzel Associates offers low noise integrated frequency multipliers (IFM Series) that convert fixed input frequencies between 5 MHz up to 7.5 GHz to output frequencies from 10 MHz to 15 GHz. Single IFM packages can be configured with 1 to 6 cascaded multiplier stages (×2, ×3, ×5 and ×7) to provide multiplication factors from ×2 to ×300 for ultra-low phase noise and excellent spectral purity. 4" × 1.1" to 4" × 3" package footprints depending on number of integrated multiplier stages.
Small Form Factor Filters
Reactel will feature a line of small form factor filters 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. They feature profiles as low as 1/8". They are available across a frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz with bandwidths of 5 to 100 percent and are available in four to 12 sections.
High Frequency Connectors
SV Microwave just released its new QuarterBackTM line of high frequency connectors. This line utilizes a quarter turn bayonet style coupling nut with a locking feature for standard SMP/SMPM interfaces. The QuarterBack connectors are ideal for high vibration and test applications that require a large number of mating cycles. Come by the company’s booth (804) for more information on these and other products.
QuinStar Technologies Inc.
QuinStar Technologies Inc. announced the release of the QWZ family of electromechanical waveguide switches for use in automated test setups and system applications where remotely controlled transfer switching is required. The QWZ product series includes a full waveguide band, high isolation/low loss, and accurate positioning, and it is bi-directional. Full specifications are available on the website. Please contact email@example.com for more product and applications information.
Z-Communications Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO model USSP1325-LF in the L-Band. This VCO operates at 1250 to 1400 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 V DC. This miniaturized VCO features phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset while operating off a 5 V DC supply and typically drawing only 25 mA of current.
Microwave Electronics Corp. of America
MECA announced the launch of a new line of unequal power splitters or tappers, developed to unevenly split high power signals for in-building DAS applications and designs. The line consists of six models offering a 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 10:1 signal-split ratio respectively, over 698 to 2700 MHz (cellular, PCS, AWS, and BRS/EBS frequencies) and feature low PIM ratings (-155 dBc typical), with ultra-low VSWR and minimal coupling variation over the entire frequency band. They handle high power levels of 300 W (CW).
Switch Filter Bank
Lark Engineering is proud to announce its latest ultra-thin product offering. With a maximum height of 0.09", the ultra-thin, switch filter bank (SFB) is surface mountable and designed for commercial and military applications. Lark’s ultra-thin SFBs are available with a frequency range from 1 to 6 GHz with an offering of 2, 3 or 4 channels. For more information contact Lark Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Microwave Corp.
EW Test Station
AMC designed and manufactured a highly complex electronic warfare test station. AMC supplied 8 high and 8 low band direction finding assemblies (for signal tracking) plus a high band and low band calibration assembly – a total of 18 separate rack mounted chassis. The units consist of 14 stages of switched delay line “blocks” mounted on a center web that is installed in a 2U height rack mounted chassis with filter banks, switches, attenuators, power dividers and phase shifters.
Charter Engineering Inc.
Terminated RF Switch
CEI model T12P-941518 is a SP12T internally terminated latching switch with indicator circuitry operating from DC to 15 GHz. The ultra low PIM switch features a –160 dBc minimum third order IM. The T12 series is also offered as a failsafe or normally open switch along with various actuator and mounting options. CEI offers a complete line of coaxial RF switches for ATE, matrix, and critical switching systems. The low PIM specifications are available with all CEI switches.
CTS Electronic Components Inc.
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators
Model 148 is an ultra low power shock resistant miniature OCXO. It has very low power consumption of less than 0.23 W. Its mechanical construction enables durability of up to 500 G of mechanical shock. Its SC cut crystal is housed inside a TO-8 vacuum package and is DIL-8 compatible, thus reducing its weight, power consumption and warm-up time (60 seconds). The part is highly stable with phase noise as low as -166 dBc/Hz floor at 10 MHz.
Model 122 is an ultra-high stability OCXO. The oscillator utilizes the doubleoven and IHR technologies to provide less than 1 W power consumption. It is also capable of holding high frequency stability to ±0.2 ppb over -10º to +60ºC and ±0.2 ppb/day aging (for 10 MHz). The device is housed in a 20 × 20 mm packaging. Frequencies are available from 8 to 100 MHz. Typical applications for this part include rubidium standard replacement, GPS disciplined frequency standards, instrumentation and communication systems.
3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software
XFdtd is a full wave 3D EM solver that simplifies the analysis of complex EM problems and leads the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation. Applications include microwave devices such as waveguides, power dividers and filters, antenna design and placement, EMI/EMC testing, static discharge, signal integrity, SAR validation, radar and scattering, and photonics. Key features include XStream GPU Acceleration, XACT Accurate Cell Technology, CAD Merge, XTend Script Library, MPI technology for both CPU and GPU clusters, and Unlimited Memory Support.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions
GaN in Plastic
M/A-COM introduces three high performing power transistors packaged in plastic packages for radar applications. These transistors offer real-estate constrained customers significant space savings. Unlike competing transistors, M/A-COM’s GaN in plastic boasts high power and gain, allowing customers to reduce the number of stages in the cascade of amplifiers, resulting in extremely high power. Available as 15, 50 and 90 W transistors, these devices are ideal for customers looking for a high power, lightweight, cost effective and small solution.
The 26.5 and 43 GHz models of the MS2830A signal analyzer/spectrum analyzer will be displayed by Anritsu Co. at IMS 2013 (Booth 938). Frequency coverage can be extended to 110 GHz on both models with an external mixer. Providing high-end performance at economical prices, the instruments have high-speed sweeping capability and 159 dB dynamic range (at 26.5 GHz). A vector signal analysis function allows the MS2830A to pinpoint phenomena missed by sweep spectrum analyzers.
Anritsu will exhibit its VectorStar® ME7838A mm-wave VNA system with real-time power leveling, as well as best-in-class stability with the widest power level control. The mm-wave system detects IF and RF power and provides correction to the mm-wave power in real time and without the need for software correction feedback. The method delivers stable mm-wave power even at low levels and reduces the risk of overdriving power-sensitive mm-wave devices.
USB Power Sensors
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group company, has added a new platform to its industry standard power meter line, the new 55 series wideband USB power sensors. The new line enables high performance, real-time testing of wideband signals up to 40 GHz. Boonton’s Real-Time Power Processing™ eliminates the acquisition latency associated with traditional peak power meters and sensors, yielding lightning-fast performance in a brand new USB platform. It is ideal for laboratory or field use, for wireless and telecom signals or radar work.
Micro Lambda Wireless
Bench Test Filters
Micro Lambda Wireless MLBFPseries bandpass and MLBFR series band reject bench test filters are available covering 500 MHz to 50 GHz and 500 MHz to 20 GHz, respectively. They are ideal for production test sets, lab tests and test equipment racks where filtering of microwave signals is essential. Units are very simply plugged into a standard electrical outlet and you are ready to go. Tuning is accomplished via tuning knob, keyboard, USB or ethernet.
SAW Clock Oscillator
Crystek Crystals announces the release of a 250 to 1090 MHz surface acoustic wave (SAW) clock oscillator (in single frequency band), the CCSO-914X. Crystek designed the module using proprietary circuitry and SAW resonator technology to provide ultra-low jitter/phase noise performance with true SineWave output. The resulting oscillator (250 MHz variant) features -153 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset and a noise floor of -173 dBc/Hz. It has been verified with Analog Devices’ AD9467 – a 16-bit, monolithic, IF sampling ADC.
Tahoe RF Semiconductor Inc.
TRFS15013 is an integrated GPS/GNSS receiver/digitizer that provides simultaneous reception of both upper and lower GPS/GNSS bands. A high dynamic range (60 dB, 12 bit) mode and a low resolution low power (3 bit output) modes are supported. The part is programmed using a three wire SPI. Available in a 72-pin QFN. Key specifications: 75 dB gain, -17 dBm IIP3, 7 dB NF, 4 pS jitter. It can be used for surveying, agriculture, avionics, telematics or other high performance applications.
Delta Electronics Manufacturing
Delta Electronics Manufacturing has developed a new spring loaded SMP F-F “bullet” adapter. Currently available in three different lengths, 0.375 (0.300 compressed), 0.675 (0.600 compressed), and 1.075 (1.00 compressed). Designed in accordance with Mil-STD-348, all three models feature a six slot “low insertion” SMP female interface on one side and a four slot SMP female interface on the other. The compression load on the interfaces enable these “bullets” to achieve consistent VSWR, even at higher frequencies.
Measurement and Modeling Solutions
Maury Microwave will be demonstrating state-of-the-art measurement and modeling solutions including: a patent-pending noise parameter system, a pulsed IV/S-Parameter and compact modeling system, a hybrid-active harmonic loadpull solution based on the PNA-X, and a patented mixed-signal active loadpull system capable of up to 1000 impedance/power measurements per minute and 120 MHz of instantaneous impedance control. Maury’s component division will showcase its new Stability line of amplitude- and phase-stable cable assemblies as well as calibration kits, metrology and instrument-grade adapters and test essentials.
Ruggedized Cable Assemblies
Maury Microwave’s Stability™ series sets the standard for high-performance ruggedized cable assemblies. Designed specifically for phase-stable and amplitude-stable applications, Stability offers excellent measurement repeatability even after cable flexure. With a ruggedized, durable construction, Stability will outlast and outperform other assemblies resulting in a reduced total cost-of-test. Stability’s light weight, superior flexibility and small form factor make it ideal for daily use with VNAs, test instruments, bench-top testing and ATE systems.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
AR has now complemented its previous line of 4 to 18 GHz hybrid power modules (HPM) and bench top units with new designs to instantaneously cover the entire 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range in one amplifier. The 1 to 6 GHz modules have output powers up to 25 W Class A and 40 W Class AB, while bench top Class A units produce over 100 W. Typical applications are EMC wireless testing and military EW.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Adding real-time spectrum analyzer capabilities to new and existing Agilent N9030A PXA signal analyzers enables engineers to see, capture and understand the most elusive signals. Features include the ability to detect signals as short as 5.0 ns, measuring down to 3.57 µs with 100 percent probability of intercept and full amplitude accuracy; scan with 160 MHz real-time bandwidth up to 50 GHz frequency range; and see small signals in the presence of large ones with up to 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range.
Boss and Jack Waveguide Flange
OML demonstrates patented boss and jack flange technology for S-parameter measurements beyond 110 GHz. The demonstration consists of network analyzer, VNA modules, waveguide calibration kit (including shim) and accessories. The most precise and repeatable mm-wave measurements are now possible by eliminating the need for precision dowel pins. This patented technology is 100 percent compatibility with the existing MIL-DTL-3922/67D (UG-387) standard.
Microwave Development Labs Inc.
At IMS 2013, MDL’s representatives will be showing examples of its low-loss passive waveguide components for ground, air, sea and space applications from 1 to 50 GHz including waveguide couplers, power dividers/combiners, rotary joints, switches and waveguide assemblies. MDL will feature on display new high frequency coax and waveguide rotary joints, loop couplers, adapters and microwave investment castings using the latest rapid prototype process. Staff members will be on hand to discuss the company’s extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities.
Microsemi’s 2729GN-500 RF transistor is based on GaN on SiC technologies and targeted at high-power air traffic control airport surveillance radar applications. It delivers unparalleled performance of 500 W of peak power with 12 dB of power gain and 53 percent drain efficiency over the band 2.7 to 2.9 GHz to provide maximum power in a single device covering this band. Key features include standard pulse burst format of 100 µs, 10 percent DF (microseconds) and high power gain of >11.5 dB minimum.
For applications demanding greater electrical stability at elevated temperatures, Rogers developed RO4835™ laminates. The newest member of the highly successful RO4000® family, RO4835 laminates are up to 10× more resistant to oxidation than other RF thermoset materials. Similar to RO4350B laminates, these low loss materials can be fabricated using standard epoxy/glass (FR-4) processes. RO4835 laminates utilize RoHS compliant flame-retardant technology for applications requiring UL 94V-0 certification. These materials conform to the requirements of IPC-4103, slash sheet /11.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
Model SFS-75311416-10VFSF-N1 is a W-Band, subharmonically pumped mixer. The mixer employs high performance GaAs Schottky beamlead diodes, balanced configuration to produce superior RF performance. It is capable of full RF waveguide band operation for RF frequencies from 75 to 110 GHz with half of the LO frequency: 37.5 to 55 GHz. The conversion loss measured was 12 to 16 dB at +13 dBm LO pumping level typically. The subharmonically pumped mixer family also includes the mixers in frequency bands such as Q, U, E, V, F and D.
Copper Mountain Technologies
PLANAR 808/1 is a four-port lab quality VNA that provides high performance at a great value for R&D and manufacturing applications in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 8 GHz. Standard features include fixture simulation, balanced measurements, time domain with gating and many more. With two independent signal sources and the built-in frequency offset mode, the 808/1 is a complete solution for mixer and converter measurements.
GaN RF Power Devices
Nitronex announces a family of new 48 V GaN RF power devices in plastic and ceramic packages, with Psat from 12 to 100 W. The NPT2021 is a 12 W HEMT in a 3 × 6 mm DFN plastic package. The NPT2020 and NPT2010 offer 50 and 100 W Psat, respectively, with excellent RF and thermal performance in ceramic packages. The NPT2023 and NPT2022 offer 50 and 100 W Psat, respectively, and deliver excellent value and performance in a low-cost plastic TO-272.
Tin Whisker Migration Process
AEM Inc. is an award-winninghigh-tech company with its leading technologies in proprietary materials, patented processes and specialty equipment for the manufacturing of high reliability electronic components providing solutions that continue to set the standard for quality, value and performance. AEM provides products and services to aerospace, defense and other “Hi-Rel” industries that require the highest quality level for circuit protection, EMI signal filtering and tin/lead conversion applications.
Nanjing Guangshun Network Communication Engineering Co. Ltd.
SMA series power divider is a 0° power divider with SMA connector, whose frequency covers 0.5 to 18 GHz. It features a compact size, low insertion loss and VSWR, and high isolation. Quality conformity can be guaranteed even under mass production. It can be customized according to specific needs. The frequency of the coupler is 698 to 2700 MHz. Learn more at Booth 1543.
Emerson Connectivity Solutions
Quick Turn Program
The Quick Turn program from Emerson Connectivity Solutions offers the precision low-loss Semflex HP series cable assemblies to ship from the factory within 48 hours of receipt of order. The cable assemblies offered consist of the HP120, 160, 190 and 305 series with available connectors of SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm and Type N. Performance is up to 50 GHz. Stop by the company’s booth to discuss this new program.
Thunderline-Z, a manufacturer of feedthrus and hermetic packages, now offers laser services to its customers. With a new state-of-the-art laser center, Thunderline-Z is able to offer both laser lidding and component installation, as well as fine and gross leak testing. Thunderline-Z’s laser technicians are highly skilled in delivering consistent, repeatable seals on time, every time. To find out more, contact Thunderline-Z at (603) 329-4050 or email: email@example.com.
Connectors and Accessories
Amphenol RF is pleased to announce its 50 Ω HD-BNC line of connectors and accessories. Like the 75 Ω HD-BNC, the 50 Ω has the same footprint, which is 4× smaller compared to traditional BNCs, but still maintains positive locking BNC style functionality. The 50 Ω HD-BNC is engineered to perform at 30 dB at 6 GHz with a calibration kit. For more information, visit Amphenol RF’s website.
Pivotone introduced its LTE700/AMPS/PCS/AWS quadruplexer covering: 698 to 790 MHz, 824 to 896 MHz, 1850 to 1990 MHz and 1710 to 1755 and 2110 to 2155 MHz bands. This high-performance part is designed for multi-band, co-located sites. Although it is relatively small in size, it has low insertion loss and allows for DC and AISG Issue 2.0 Passthru on selected ports. This Quadruplexer is available to mount on the wall or poles. It is suitable for outdoor and indoor applications. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combining an SLC capacitor and thin film resistor on a single ceramic chip is a Tecdia innovation that pays big dividends. The IRC or integrated resistor and capacitors are available in a variety of sizes and values to help engineers shrink designs, improve installation efficiency and lower materials costs with superb quality. These parts can be customized to your specific application. Visit Booth 1721 to discover this and other new ceramic components for your demanding applications.
High Power Circulators
CT-849-D is one of a series of 2 KW CW circulators that cover 75 to 125 MHz with 5 percent minimum bandwidths. Peak power options are also available. Typical applications are medical, scientific and FM transmitters. Operating at 80 MHz, the unit provides 20 dB minimum isolation with less than 0.3 dB loss and 1.25 maximum VSWR. Operating temperature is 10° to 60°C case temperature with conduction cooling. The unit size is 9" × 9" × 2". DIN 7/16 connectors are standard with options for 7/8 EIA flanges.
The CMD182C4 can be used as an image reject mixer or single sideband modulator, with 5.5 dB of conversion loss and 30 dB of image rejection/sideband suppression while supporting an IF bandwidth of DC to 3.5 GHz. It features very low LO to RF leakage of -35 dBm and an input P1dB of +9 dBm. A much smaller alternative to higher-cost, hybrid image-reject mixers and single-sideband upconverter assemblies, this mixer is ideal for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, digital radios and VSAT terminals.
Responding to continued customer demand, Narda’s expanded waveguide product line features 130 new models in four distinct categories. Included in the product line expansion are waveguide-to-coaxial adapters (1.7 to 40 GHz), gain horns (1.7 to 40 GHz), terminations (low and medium power), and crossguide directional couplers (SMA and Type N connectors). Most components are in stock for immediate shipment. Please plan to visit Booth 1821 at IMS 2013 and see many of these new components.
Empower RF Systems
Broadband High Power Amplifiers
Empower RF will be showcasing one of three different broadband models from its family of “Size Matters,” 1 kW in a 5U chassis, high power amplifier product platforms. Built with a common architecture that drives consistency in manufacturing and outstanding operational performance, Empower will be conducting live demonstrations of a fully operational unit at the booth and also showcasing a remote interface connection which will be operating another unit back at the factory.
Coleman Microwave Co.
Coleman introduced CMC P/N 809250-3, a C-Band high power reflective/absorptive harmonic filter. Developed for the weather radar industry, this low pass filter combines both reflective and absorptive elements to achieve 500 kW peak power handling at fundamental frequencies and greater than 60 dB of attenuation at harmonic frequencies. This unique hybrid approach maximizes power handling, while minimizing insertion loss, size, weight and cost.
Tuning-Free Waveguide Filter
Dfine Technology’s new waveguide filter, JDWHF128133, is designed to be high reliability especially in vibration-heavy environments. It covers a frequency range of 12.80 to 13.30 GHz with low insertion loss at 0.22 dB and power at 40 W. Alloy junction is used to reduce weight to only 100 g and no tuning screws are needed on the filter.
Digital pre-distortion (DPD), anti-aliasing filters from Sangshin Elecom improve system performance. 400, 360 and 300 MHz bandwidths are available for all popular cellular frequencies. Insertion loss is < 3 dB and these filters handle up to 1 W CW. An interactive DPD product matrix is available to assist the selection of center frequency and bandwidth for specific applications.
RF filters for ADS-B, UAT and TCAS avionics applications are available from Sangshin Elecom. These ceramic monoblock filters offer minimum attenuation of 37 dB at 50 MHz offset from their center frequency. Insertion loss is < 2.8 dB. Three new filters have been introduced in this series with center frequencies of 978, 1030 and 1090 MHz. All three are offered in a small 11 × 9 × 4.5 mm package and are available on tape and reel.
Communications & Power Industries LLC
CPI extends its product line of high-power solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) with a 1 kW peak power amplifier at X-Band. The 1 kW modules utilize state-of-the-art gallium nitride HEMTs for the most compact and efficient design. This SSPA is designed to produce a reliable, air-cooled amplifier for mobile, airborne and ground installation radar requirements. It is designed to be rack mounted with combining structures to provide output powers from 1 to 16 kW.
Southwest Microwave is the leader in high-performance microwave products for microwave and millimeter-wave applications. In addition to standard testing, Southwest Microwave offers special hi-rel testing to meet critical SCD and DPA requirements. Stringent controls assure that all parameters are met. Test department equipment includes multiple VNA/PNA to 67 GHz plus offsite capability to 110 GHz.
RFHIC has developed and delivered this 1.5 kW S-Band (2.7 to 3.1 GHz), RRM291K5-10, within 6 short months from a customer’s order. This COTS solution can be used for various applications including airport traffic radar. It has 15 percent duty cycle, 200 µs, more than 60 dB of gain, and 34 percent of typical overall efficiency. This is the most cost effective 1.5 kW S-Band solution in the world. Send your request to email@example.com for more information, pricing and availability.
Accommodating the future of 4G/LTE small cells, RFHIC introduces RTH series (Asymmetrical Doherty configurations) and HT series (cascaded) amplifiers fabricated using an advanced high power density GaN semiconductor process. This high performance amplifier achieves high efficiency and powers of 5 to 10 W, while covering typical telecom LTE frequency ranges such as from 2610 to 2690 MHz. These power amps are packaged in a very small form-factor on AIN (aluminum nitride) board which provides excellent thermal dissipation.
As the 2.4 GHz spectrum is getting saturated, the demand of using 5.8 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi has exploded. RFHIC has a perfect solution: the HS5758-10A amplifier has 18.5 dB of gain and 41 dBm of typical Psat with a drain efficiency of 45 percent. The incredibly small size is only 20.5 × 15 × 4.8 mm, and the cost is even smaller. Lower than a comparable GaAs solution, the HS5758-10A is the ideal amplifier for Wi-Fi applications.
HM0220-05A is a wideband power amplifier designed for general continuous-wave applications. Using an advanced GaN semiconductor process, this high-performance 5 W (typical) amplifier achieves PAE of 30 percent minimum over a large instantaneous bandwidth. This new GaN hybrid IC is 50 Ω input/output matched packaged in a very small form factor (20.5 × 10 × 2.3 mm) AIN board that provides excellent thermal dissipation. It operates in the 200 to 2000 MHz range. The amplifier is equipped with metal lid which can also release heat upwards.
Shanghai Huaxiang Computer Communication Engineering Co. Ltd.
Serial Switch Matrix
SHX serial switch matrix has a frequency range up to 26.5 GHz and is widely used in wireless communication systems with remote control with LAN, RS-232 and USB interfaces, or in local control with LCD display and keypad and knob. The switches include relay or solid-state with fast switching speed (ms or ns). Different configurations such as 8 × 16, 8 × 8, 4 × 4, 4 × 2, and 3 × 6 are available in modular designs with flexibility. Custom designed products are also available.
Low Noise Amplifier
The MML09231H is a single-stage ultra low noise amplifier with active bias and high isolation for use in cellular infrastructure, tower-mounted amplifiers and small cell applications. It operates from 700 to 1400 MHz with a noise figure of 0.36 dB and P1dB of 24 dBm. It can be biased with a single 5 V supply and includes a bias-enabled pin. The MML09231H is suitable for ISM, 3G, W-CDMA and 4G LTE transmit protocols.
The MMDS20254H is an integrated module designed to enable accurate alignment of phase and amplitude on the carrier and peaking paths of high power Doherty amplifiers. The MMDS20254H enables superior linearity-efficiency trade-off while improving output power. It contains a coupler, digitally-selectable phase shifters and step attenuators, and operates from a single voltage supply. The MMDS20254H is suitable for transmit protocols such as W-CDMA and LTE using frequencies from 1800 to 2200 MHz, and is controlled using a SPI interface.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations
SATCOM GaN Products
Sumitomo Electric introduces new devices to its line of high power GaN products for Ku-Band SATCOM applications. The Ku-Band products are available in 25 or 50 W GaN IMFETs. These devices operate in frequencies from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz and are optimized for high output power, gain and PAE in a 50 Ω system. The devices are available now.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions
VITA VPX Components
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions introduces a family of VITA VPX form modular components for use in electronic warfare systems. The devices include IF up and down converters, a stepped fixed IF local oscillator and a stepped fixed RF local oscillator. Low noise and exceptional performance are the major performance factors for these units. Rugged designs are employed to meet challenging operating environments. Visit the company at IMS Booth 2135.
JFW Industries Inc.
JFW Industries is pleased to announce two new additions to its series of mini-benchtop, programmable attenuator assemblies. The 50BA-011-95 offers 0 to 95 dB of attenuation in 1 dB steps from 2 to 6 GHz, while the 50BA-010-127 gives 0 to 127 dB and operates 700 to 3000 MHz. Other configurations are also available. Please visit JFW Industries’ website for more information.
Times Microwave Systems
Coaxial Cable Assemblies
SPP-250-LLPL 50 Ω low loss plenum rated coaxial cable assemblies employ a corrugated copper tube outer conductor over a tape wrapped low density PTFE dielectric core, resulting in an exceptional combination of low loss, light weight and flexibility. Superior in copper cable asembly electrical performance, SPP-250-LLPL cables are the perfect in-building solution for PIM-sensitive installations and system interconnects. Meeting the fire resistance requirements of UL 910 for plenum rated applications, these assemblies are suitable for in-building jumpers and system interconnects up to 18 GHz.
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
UV Laser System
Winner of a 17th annual SMT Vision Award, the ProtoLaser U3 is a UV laser system that etches circuitry, drills holes, and depanels PCBs all in one step. Its precise, stress-free ablation method assures that iterations match even the most complex design data and it is also ideal for working with RF and microwave substrates. With its blazing processing speeds, the U3 is perfect for prototyping or small batch production.
Networks International Corp.
NIC’s engineering expertise in hi-reliability RF products has expanded to include a myriad of multi-function assemblies across frequencies ranging from 1 MHz to 20 GHz. These assembly types include: filter/LNAs, duplexer/LNAs, switch filter banks (2, 4, 6, 8 channel), multiplexers, phase shifters and Tx/Rx assemblies. Whether your challenge is a small form factor, high power or cost, NIC’s unique integrated assemblies showcase a variety of creative solutions for all of your radar and communications needs. Please stop by Booth 2307 for additional information.
Aethercomm model number SSPA 5.10-5.25-50 is a high power, RF booster amplifier system that operates from 5100 to 5250 MHz minimum and is packaged in a rugged enclosure. This PA was designed with unmatched GaN devices and this allows us to tailor this amplifier for operation anywhere from UHF to X-Band with similar power and gain characteristics. Please contact the factory with your specific frequency operating requirements.
Ceramic Bandpass Filters
The CBP series of ceramic bandpass filters operates in a frequency range from 1170 to 1980 MHz. These filters feature excellent rejection, low passband insertion loss all in a miniature shielded package.
Wideband Frequency Mixer
SIM-193H+ is a ceramic surface mount frequency mixer with a wide bandwidth of 7.3 to 19 GHz. Features include: low conversion loss of 6.2 dB typical, high L-R isolation of 33 dB typical, excellent IF bandwidth of DC to 7.5 GHz, LTCC double balanced mixer, tiny size, low profile of 0.08", useable as up and down converter, aqueous washable and is protected under U.S. Patent 7,027,795. Applications include: fixed satellite, mobile and radio location. Price: $14.95 each, Qty: 10.
Image Reject Mixer
RCIR-161LH+ is a surface-mount image reject mixer that operates in a frequency range from 80 to 168 MHz. Features include: excellent image rejection of 32 dB typical, low conversion loss of 6.1 dB typical and is aqueous washable. Applications include: VHF, military and avionics. Price: $19.95 each, Qty: 10.
Precision Fixed Attenuators
YAT attenuators (RoHS compliant) are fixed value, absorptive attenuators fabricated using highly repetitive MMIC processing including thin film resistors on GaAs substrates. YAT attenuator die contain through wafer Cu metallization vias to realize low thermal resistance and wideband operation. YATs are available with nominal attenuation values of 0 to 10 dB (in 1 dB steps), and 12, 15, 20, and 30 dB. Packaged in tiny 2 × 2 mm MCLPTM package fits into tiny spaces. Features include: exceptional power handling of up to 2 W, wide bandwidth of DC to 18 GHz and a small size of 2 × 2 mm.
High Power Bi-Directional Coupler
The ZGBDC35-93HP+ is a 35 dB DC pass high power bi-directional coupler that operates in a wide frequency range of 900 to 9000 MHz. Features include: good coupling flatness of ±0.8 dB typical, high directivity of 25 dB typical, good VSWR of 1.10:1 typical, high power of up to 250 W and DC current pass through input to output. Applications include: cellular, PCN, lab use, GSM, WiMAX and ISM.
Coaxial High Pass Filters
ZFHP-0R12+ is a high pass filter in a connectorized package. This low frequency cut-off high pass filter eliminates noise that feed into RF/baseband circuits from low frequency sources. Features include: low insertion loss, high rejection, passband from kHz range and connectorized package. These coaxial high pass filters operate in a frequency range from 0.12 to 1000 MHz. Price: $39.95, Qty: 1-9.
Coaxial High Pass Filters
The ZX75HP series of coaxial high pass filters operate in a frequency range from 95 to 3000 MHz. Features include: passband from 100 MHz, low insertion loss and high rejection. ZX75HP-44+ is a high pass filter in a rugged connectorized package covering 95 to 1800 MHz. This filter will find its application in TV Broadcast, point-to-point military radio and cordless telephones. It has repeatable performance across production lots and consistent performance across temperature. Price: $54.95, Qty: 1-9.
16 W Signal Tap
The ZARC-20-52+ operates in a frequency range from DC to 500 MHz and offers 20 dB coupling, 50 Ω. Features include: excellent mainline loss of 0.9 dB typical, excellent VSWR of 1.2 typical and input power up to 20 W at room temperature. Applications include: instrumentation and amateur radio.
Voltage Variable Equalizer
The VAEQ-1000+ is a 50 Ω voltage variable equalizer built into a shielded case. Size: 0.394" × 0.394" × 0.150". This model offers excellent performance over a wide frequency range of 50 to 1000 MHz with the variable slope providing great flexibility in a small package. The VAEQ-1000+ is often used to compensate RF chain gain flatness or cable loss versus frequency. The voltage variable equalizer offers adjustable attenuation slope, IP3 +45 dBm typical and minimal deviation from linear loss of ±0.4 dB.
High Frequency Mixers
The HJK series of high IP3 frequency mixers operate in a frequency range from 120 to 4100 MHz. The HJK-412H+ in this series operates in a frequency range from 2400 to 4100 MHz. Features include: high IP3 of 25 dBm typical, good L-R isolation of 30 dB typical and L-I isolation of 35 dB typical. Applications include: radar, fixed microwave, industrial scientific and medical, broadcast and amateur radio. Price: $9.95 each, Qty: 10.
Low Noise MMIC Amplifiers
The PGA-106 series of 75 Ω, flat gain, high dynamic range, low noise MMIC amplifiers operate in a frequency range from 5 to 2150 MHz. PGA-106-75+ (RoHS compliant) is an advanced wideband amplifier fabricated using E-PHEMT technology and offers extremely high dynamic range over a broad frequency range with low noise figure and flat gain. Lead finish is SnAgNi. It has repeatable performance from lot to lot and is enclosed in a SOT-89 package for very good thermal performance. Price: $2.64, Qty: 20.
Combiners and Directional Couplers
Werlatone’s high power combiners and directional couplers include a growing product line, supporting a full 20 to 1000 MHz bandwidth. The new low loss combers address power requirements ranging from 5 to 1000 W CW and tolerate severe power unbalances while maintaining excellent port-to-port isolation. The company’s new line of dual directional couplers provides a low loss solution for broadband amplifier manufacturers seeking non-connectorized couplers at the module level or connectorized components at the amplifier output.
Assembly and Test Equipment
Since 1966, West•Bond Inc. has been a designer and manufacturer of assembly and test equipment for the microelectronic industry in Southern California. Its products include automatic, semiautomatic and manual ESD protected bonders with ultrasonic, thermosonic and thermocompression wire/ribbon capability. Included in the company’s product lines are eutectic and epoxy die bonders, insulated wire bonders and pull testers with its patented X-Y-Z, 8/1 ratio micromanipulator.
Frequency Multipliers (Extenders)
Cernex offers a full line of these full waveguide band frequency multipliers from WR90 (8 to 12 GHz) up to WR110 (75 to 110 GHz). The input power is 0 dBm, the output power can be 0 dBm up to 30 dBm depending on the frequency bands. The DC voltage is 12 to 15 V. The interfaces can be coax (up to 75 GHz) or waveguides. These multipliers have built-in filters to reduce the harmonics.
Solid-State Power Amplifiers
CTT Inc. introduced a new line of over 30 durable, compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers capable of pulsed and continuous-wave (CW) power levels to 40 W at the frequencies used in defense radar, DF, and EW systems, from 2 to 18 GHz. Whether narrowband, wideband or ultra-wideband, operating in pulsed or CW mode, CTT’s GaN power amplifiers are an especially attractive choice for new multifunction radar systems that effectively conserve weight, space and power consumption.
Vector Signal Generator
The AV1443 vector signal generator has a wide frequency range of 250 kHz to 44 GHz and excellent vector modulation signal: EVM (% RMS) < 2.5% (Symbol Rate 4 MHz), Origin Offset < -40 dBc. The wideband vector modulation signal output is 80 MHz (internal baseband) and 160 MHz (external I/Q). The external wideband I/Q input modulation function supports external arbitrary waveform from generator of 500 MHz modulated bandwidth.
BOWEI Integrated Circuits Co. Ltd.
Silicon Cavity Filter Chip
Since 2009, BOWEI has pushed brand new silicon cavity filter chips to the market, and a volume of 50 k per year has been used by module level customers. Now it has a second new generation of these products with TSV GND Hole design, resulting in an additional 30 percent reduction on size and up to nearly 80 dB stopband attenuation. Both pure chip and chips with kovar carrier are available.
KRYTAR’s new directional coupler expands its family of superior performance products offering ultra-broadband coverage. Model 101065013 is a multi-purpose, stripline design that exhibits excellent coupling over the 1 to 65 GHz frequency band. Coupling (with respect to output) is 13 dB ±1.0 dB, frequency sensitivity of ±1 dB (1 to 30 GHz) and ±2.0 dB (30 to 65 GHz). Directivity specifications are >15 dB (1 to 20 GHz), >10 dB (20 to 30 GHz), and >7.2 dB (30 to 65 GHz).
Programmable Step Attenuators
RLC Electronics offers the smallest binary controlled programmable step attenuators available with a frequency range of DC to 26.5 GHz, supporting both military and commercial applications. RLC offers attenuation ranges of 0 to 15 dB in 1 dB steps or 0 to 70 dB in 10 dB steps. These values can be customized as well to meet your unique, specific system requirements. The attenuators are available in both failsafe and latching operating mode and are also offered with a TTL driver.
Accel-RF Instruments Corp.
Accelerate RF Solutions
Ensure that you have the best possible accuracy of all high power RF measurements with the RF Attenuation Unit from Accel-RF Instruments. Standard fixed attenuators undergo variation in attenuation factor under higher incident powers, which negatively impacts accuracy. Using a novel approach, the RF Attenuation Unit shows negligible change in performance up to 100 W incident over a wide frequency band (1 to 10 GHz) in a compact, bench-top module.
Synthesis and Phase Noise Analysis
Holzworth Instrumentation is a global provider of high performance RF synthesis and phase noise analysis products. Holzworth’s broadband (250 kHz to 20 GHz) RF synthesizer module designs are based on a proprietary non-PLL architecture that is optimized for ultimate stability, switching speed and ultra low phase noise performance. Holzworth’s phase noise analyzer products are of the same innovative design philosophy optimized for speed, accuracy and reliability. Exciting new products will be launched at IMS 2013. Visit the Holzworth booth for a live demo.
Surface Mount Balun
Replace your clunky multiple balun designs with Marki Microwave’s new broadband 500 kHz to 6 GHz surface mount balun. Offered in a small 0.320" square package, they offer excellent phase match of ±3° and amplitude balance of ±0.4 dB is typical. These baluns offer an elegant solution as the output combiners for DACs, inputs for ADCs, and for eliminating common mode noise in many other applications.