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The following booth numbers are complete as of August 14, 2013.
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Rosenberger has developed multiple-use, solderless surface-mount PCB connectors for RF test and measurement applications, available in the RPC-2.92 (up to 40 GHz), RPC-1.85 (up to 70 GHz) and RPC-1.00 (up to 110 GHz) connector series and characterized by excellent RF properties. Pre-positioning of these connectors is determined by alignment pins, and even central positioning on the PCB is possible due to the 30° design. The mounting process is solderless and a wide range of board thicknesses can be utilized thanks to the clamping mechanism.
Teledyne Coax Switches
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. The switches are available to cover most of the RF spectrum from DC to 40 GHz and are available with SMA, mini-SMB, TNC, N or 7/16 connectors. In addition, Teledyne offers low passive intermodulation switches to achieve IP3 levels up to -165 dBc (select models) to switch microwave signals.
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.
The Agilent MXA signal analyzer now offers enhanced phase noise performance (standard) and options for 160 MHz analysis bandwidth and real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA). Phase noise is up to 10 dB better for close-in and pedestal regions, enabling precise characterization of oscillators and synthesizers. The analysis-bandwidth and real-time options address the challenges of measuring interference in next-generation wireless networks. Specifically, RTSA is a powerful tool for capturing and analyzing highly elusive signals. The options can be added as upgrades.
Rohde & Schwarz
Realtime Signal Analysis
A new option for the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzer supports realtime signal analysis for frequencies up to 50 GHz with an analysis bandwidth of 160 MHz. This makes it possible to detect even short and sporadic events as well as interfering signals to the exact level and without gaps. It is the ideal measuring instrument for the development, verification and production of components and equipment used in radar applications, satellite, military and civil communications systems.
Vector Network Analyzers
Rohde &Schwarz presents two new midrange vector network analyzers: the R&S ZNB20 for frequency ranges from 100 kHz to 20 GHz and the R&S ZNB40 from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. These powerful analyzers are equipped with two test ports and offer outstanding measurement characteristics on a similar level as high-end instruments. A dynamic range of up to 135 dB makes them perfect for tasks such as performing measurements on high-blocking DUTs like filters. They feature compact hardware and advanced 16:9 format touchscreen.
The R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator combines a baseband generator, RF generator and MIMO fading simulator in a
single instrument. The device covers the frequency range from 100 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz and features an I/Q modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz with internal baseband. Exceptional modulation and RF characteristics make it ideal for developing high-end components, modules and complete products for wideband communications systems such as LTE-Advanced and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac.
Vector Network Analyzer
The accuracy, precision, reliability and scalability of Anritsu’s VectorStar vector network analyzer family lets you accurately measure over frequency ranges of 70 kHz to 20 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz, 70 GHz, 110 GHz and a variety of bands to 750 GHz. Whether your application is signal integrity, on-wafer characterization, or design of active or passive components for radar or communications systems, VectorStar allows you to work with confidence on the cutting edge.
Covering 9 kHz to 43 GHz with an optional full-band tracking generator, the MS2720T is the premiere handheld spectrum analyzer for civil and peacekeeping needs worldwide. It is excellent for 3G and 4G signal measurements and interference hunting. Delivering virtually desktop performance in a rugged, battery powered, handheld package it is the spectrum analyzer of choice for security and monitoring agencies. It is ideal for AM and FM broadcast measurements both for analog and HD radio proofing.
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.
HUBER+SUHNER expands the QMA connector series with an ultra-compact solution for RF outdoor connections (miniBTS, outdoor WiFi, etc.). XQMA (QMA eXtreme) is the advanced version of the waterproof QMA, combining the quick lock mechanism and waterproof properties for harsh environmental conditions. The RF signal path and the coupling mechanism are both completely waterproof (IP68), thus protecting the connector against corrosion in a salty atmosphere and against freezing in case of high humidity and low temperature.
INGUN Prüfmittelbau GmbH
INGUN develops, manufactures and sells test probes and test fixtures and is regarded as one of the top addresses for test equipment in the electronic production industry. A new development by INGUN with a flange and advanced spring-loaded outer plunger is available for contacting switch connectors on routine tests. The inner conductor remains within the outer plunger during the complete testing phase and is therefore protected against side loading. Movements of the connection and the wire during work stroke are also avoided.
Stop by booth 126 to preview AWR V11. In addition to MMIC specific features and enhancements in AWR’s flagship Microwave Office® software, its Analyst™ 3D FEM EM software will showcase a new user-defined, user-configurable Pcell interface. 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.
Diamond Heat Spreaders
RFMW announces sales support for EMC Technology CVD Diamond Heat Spreaders. Designed to meet demanding requirements for higher power and longer life spans in semiconductor devices, CVD Diamond heat spreaders keep junction temperatures low and stable. EMC heat spreaders are available with a standard thermal conductivity of up to 1,400 W/mK, Ti/PtAu finishes and the option of custom designs optimized to meet specific application requirements. Common applications include GaN/GaAs Actives, Laser diodes and high brightness LEDs.
Mician µWave WizardTM combines different solvers for increased simulation efficiency, overcoming limitations and shortcomings of single solvers. The modal port concept of µWave Wizard facilitates dissecting complex structures into more fundamental sub-structures. The program assigns each sub-structure to the most suited of the built-in solvers (MM, 2D-FEM or 3D-FEM), allowing it to operate within its comfort zone with little need for user interference. Results from individual solvers are afterwards cascaded multimodal to generate S-parameters of the composite structure for analysis and optimization.
MACOM will announce three innovative offerings at EuMW 2013. Extending its leadership in GaN, MACOM will be introducing industry leading GaN modules that provide size, weight and power advantages. Building on decades of history in the radar market, MACOM will announce an industry-first X-Band Core Chip – a versatile and integrated solution for weather and commercial radar applications. Also on showcase will be MACOM’s E-Band, high power amplifiers that cover the entire 71 to 86 GHz frequency band.
Electromagnetic Analysis Software
Sonnet Software provides high-frequency electromagnetic analysis software. Sonnet’s electromagnetic (EM) simulation software extracts models for planar circuits and antennas, including spiral inductors, filters, microstrip, stripline, co-planar waveguide and both PCB and integrated circuits incorporating large numbers layers of stratified dielectric material. Sonnet EM simulation operates completely from within the Cadence Virtuoso, AWR Microwave Office, and Agilent ADS environments. Sonnet will premiere Sonnet Suites Release 14, featuring technology layers for design flow integration, faster simulations, EDA framework interface enhancements and more.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Gore® Microwave/RF assemblies ensure precise, repeatable measurements for the life of your test equipment. The long-lasting, reliable performance of these durable assemblies delivers low loss, reduces total cost of test and improves system reliability. With excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure, wide operating temperature range and crush and torque resistance, Gore assemblies decrease total operating costs by reducing cable replacement, retesting and recalibration.
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.
Hittite Microwave Corp.
The HMC1061LC5is a SiGe monolithic, fully differential, dual rank, track-and-hold (T/H)that provides unprecedented bandwidth and
dynamic-range performance to wideband sampled signal systems. The T/H offers precision signal sampling over 18 GHz bandwidth, with 9- to 10-bit linearity from DC to beyond 5 GHz input frequency, 1.5 mV noise, and < 70 fs random aperture jitter. The device can be clocked to 4 GS/s with minimal dynamic range loss.
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 Ωsystem. The devices are available now.
Phase Matrix’s new Quicksyn® Lite synthesizer performs with wide coverage (0.65 to 10 GHz), fine resolution (0.001 Hz resolution), fast frequency switching (100 ms), and exhibits instrument-grade spectral purity. This new synthesizer includes SPI and USB control interfaces, and like all QuickSyn synthesizers, this new model is immediately deployable by connecting it to a PC and power source. Stop by the Semic RF booth (#263) to learn more about the QuickSyn Lite.
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