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The following booth numbers are complete as of March 24, 2014.
Exodus amplifier modmel AMP4002Pis a high power X-Band pulse amplifier covering the 9.1 to 9.5 GHz frequency range at a peak power of 400 W. The AMP4002P is being supplied to an international OEM for a radar application and operates at a duty cycle of 20 percent. It features the following: small form factor rack mounted system, high power GaN transistors, instantaneous bandwidth, suitable for linear pulse applications, built-in protection circuits, and high reliability and ruggedness.
Coaxial Components Corp.
Phase Adjustable Connector
Coaxicom’s innovative phase adjustable connector is now offered with a direct solder solution for RG402, 0.141 semi-rigid and ultra-flex cables. The advanced connector allows for precise manual adjustments to the phase without signal degradation. The 3993 series of phase adjusters deliver a means of phase adjustment over frequency ranges up to 18 GHz. The 3993-2 RF connector has an adjustment range of 180? minimum and a maximum VSWR, with insertion loss of 1.30:1 and 0.42 dB, respectively.
Ultra-Low Jitter Clock Source
APA’s “Gigabit Series” of programmable clock sources have ultra-low jitter (<30 fsec at 2 GHz, 12 KHz ~ 20 MHz) in a package smaller than your thumb and only 2.9 mm high. Features include low noise (<-165 dBc/Hz) at 10 MHz from the carrier, harmonic filtering and three or more discrete frequencies anywhere in the 100 MHz to 3 GHz range. The outputs can be sine or digital (LVDS, LVPECL, CML, etc.), fully characterized over the industrial temperature range.
JQL Electronics Inc.
Surface Mount Circulator
JQL Electronics Inc. introduced a low PIM surface mount circulator for LTE application. The new surface mount circulator has a compact package with low PIM at -85 dBc. The high power isolator version is also available. JQL offers the low PIM solution to the wireless industry.
The Anatech Electronics AE225-400VT100 connectorized voltage-tuned filter has a center frequency of 225 to 400 MHz variable via a DC voltage. The unit includes an amplifier that boosts the signal by +19 dB for increased receiver sensitivity. It has a 3 dB bandwidth of 5 percent, analog tuning speed of 200 ns or faster, 70 dB on/off isolation, and -50 dBc spurious rejection. Two models covering 225 to 300 MHz are also available in SMT and connectorized versions.
QuinStar Technology Inc.
QuinStar Technology has introduced several lines of millimeter-wave amplifiers ranging from ultra-low noise amplifiers (up to 110 GHz), to full waveguide band driver amplifiers covering V-, E- and W-Bands, to very high power amplifiers operating between 25 and 96 GHz with high power output levels and efficiencies. These products are suitable for high reliability applications, including airborne and space-based. The new developed family of pulsed power amplifiers is ideally suited for radars and communications.
Wenzel’s 10 MHz Streamline II OCXO achieves -146 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz offset. It is a cost effective oscillator in a 2.25" × 2.25" × 1" package with excellent stability for applications in defense, telecom, test instruments and satellite communications. It is available between 5 to 25 MHz with aging ≤0.1 ppb per day and temperature stability of ±2 ppb, -20? to 70?C. -40? to +85?C is available. Visit the company’s new and improved website for more information.
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 3rd 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.
Laboratory quality USB controlled phase shifters cover L-, S- and C-Bands with over 360 degrees of phase range. 12-bit, 0.25 degree step size offers high resolution. When coupled with a Telemakus digital attenuator, a gain and phase control system can be created. Telemakus test devices represent the latest technology in low cost, transportable test equipment. Each unit’s graphical user interface (GUI) is resident in on-board flash memory making them "plug and play" for Windows-based PCs.
CTS Electronic Component Solutions
Automotive Quartz Crystals
CTS introduced a series of AEC-Q200 compliant quartz crystals for automotive applications such as remote keyless entry (RKE), audio and video systems, mobile multi-media systems, wireless communication and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The new series offers multiple stability options, operating temperatures extending to +150°C and a selection of small package sizes. Go to the company’s website to get more product information or email email@example.com.
Expanding its frequency portfolio, CTS now offers high speed ICs with ultra-low phase noise in various input and output types. CTS’s buffers & dividers, capacitive tuning, PECL/ECL logic and cable driver are key solutions to the performance of many next generation applications. Visit the company’s website to download its comprehensive selection guide or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Compliance Testing Amplifiers
MITEQ’s new TTA Series are high performance broadband LNAs 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. CE approved.
Transline Technology has been working side-by-side with visionary engineers in the RF/microwave industry for over 20 years to produce innovative printed circuit boards (PCB). TTI offers rigid, rigid-flex and flex PCB fabrication services as well as photo-chemical metal etching and forming. The company stocks Rogers, Taconic and Arlon materials allowing the company to turn product in as little as 24 hours.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solution
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solution announces the new Ku-Band Iso-Divider product line. This unit combines the functions of high performance power dividers with ferrite isolators to provide a high isolation power divider solution. It is designed for satellite receiver redundancy applications, without introducing complex switch-based solutions. Integration of the power divider and isolators into a single package provides enhanced product reliability and improved performance. Learn more at booth 332.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations
Sumitomo Electric introduced new devices to its line of high power GaN products for X-Band radar applications. The new internally matched device provides 200 W output power in pulsed operation. This device covers frequencies from 8.5 to 10 GHz with excellent efficiency. Please visit Sumitomo’s booth 333 for a live demonstration.
Narda Microwave’s expanded variable attenuator product line features nine new models in four distinct categories. The models cover frequencies from 800 MHz to 26.5 GHz. All models feature low VSWR, good environmental performance and low insertion loss. Higher power models can handle up to 500 W average power. Models are available with SMA and Type N connectors. All units are in stock for immediate shipment. For detailed specifications stop by booth 405, or visit the company’s website.
Relcomm Technologies Inc.
RelComm Technologies is offering a high power handling, high performance 1P8T relay configured with N type connectors and RF performance to 1 GHz. Power rating is 1200 W continuous over the operating temperature range of -25° to +70°C. The relay measures 3.75" sq. and is less than 3" tall. It is fitted with a standard DB25P header for ease of installation and is fully RoHS compliant. The relay is available in both latching and failsafe configurations and 28 V DC operation.
The global Swiss company HUBER+SUHNER develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical transportation of data and energy. The company’s IMS booth shows products for space & defence, test & measurement applications, as well as its latest antenna innovation – the V- & E-Band Antenna. Furthermore, the company will present HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab’s portfolio with special focus on SMPM-T, minibend L, microbend and the high power TVAC cable assembly.
A new family of compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) operating in the 7 to 11 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and military microwave applications. CTT’s latest compact SSPA designs offer as much as 100 W of output power in a compact package. The 7 to 11 GHz segment of X-Band is one of the more “Application Rich” portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
3D Glass Solutions
Photo-Structurable Glass-Ceramic Material
APEX® Glass is a patented photo-structurable glass-ceramic material that is ideally suited for fabricating both low and high volume micro-devices for applications in RF, millimeter wave and IC packaging. Applications include phased array antennas, High-Q structures, glass interposers, inductors and other passive micro-component designs. Engineers can now develop advanced designs in glass with critical dimensions from 30 microns to 1 mm. Value added processes like copper-filled through-vias, redistribution layers and dielectric are available.
American Microwave Corp.
AMC introduced a new high power microwave switch. Model SWN-2DR-STD is a SPDT solid state reflective switch capable of operating from 8 to 18 GHz and can handle 40 W of CW power. It has a maximum insertion loss of 2 dB, VSWR of 2.0:1 maximum and an isolation of >40 dB. It has a maximum switching speed of 150 nSec. Switching rate is 500 KHz max. Input and output connectors are SMA (F) and solder pins for TTL and power supplies.
Semiconductor Corp. Booth 515
RF Power Limiters
Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® RF power limiters, the first turnkey, monolithic alternative to discrete, PIN-diode limiters, are ideal for test and measurement, land-mobile-radio, wireless infrastructure, military and radar systems. UltraCMOS power limiters outperform GaAs-based limiters in protecting systems from excessive RF power, intentional jammers and ESD events. Visit booth 515 to learn more about UltraCMOS power limiters, including the PE45140 (20 MHz to 2 GHz, 50 W) and the PE45450 (9 KHz to 6 GHz, 50 W).
RF Digital Step Attenuator
Peregrine’s PE4312 is a 6-bit, 50 ohm, RF digital step attenuator (DSA) designed for use in 3G/4G wireless infrastructure, professional portable/mobile radios and other high-performance RF applications. Covering a 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB steps, the PE4312 maintains high linearity, low power consumption and a monotonic step response from 1 MHz through 4 GHz. Visit booth 515 to learn more about Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® RF digital step attenuators, including the PE4312.
Empower RF Systems
Broadband High Power Amplifiers
Empower will be showcasing one of five different broadband models from its family of “Size Matters,” 1 kW in a 5U chassis or 500 W in a 3U 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 additional designs and capabilities.
Board Mount Connector
Southwest Microwave, the world leader in high-performance microwave connectors, will showcase a new 1.85 mm (V) vertical board mount connector at IMS 2014. Built to Southwest Microwave’s rigorous quality and performance standards, this connector’s footprint is only 0.2" square and is solder-attached to PCB. With board launch structure optimized to 67 GHz, the 1.85 mm vertical board mount connector accommodates top layer microstrip, coplanar or buried layer launch. Visit booth 543.
SignalCore’s new, high performance 20 GHz RF/microwave signal source, available in PXIe, USB, SPI and RS-232 platforms, is cost effective, compact and designed for seamless integration. With frequency spanning 50 MHz to 20 GHz (1 Hz resolution), typical amplitude ranging -30 to +10 dBm, and phase noise of -117 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset at 10 GHz carrier, this product is ideal for research and development, academic, military and commercial applications.
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.
RF Power Transmission
TRU Corp. offers the latest innovation in high power connector design with the MEIA™ series interface. The MEIA interface provides equivalent kW power handling compared to similar EIA connector line sizes but provides a 30 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter form factor with a high efficiency, threaded coupling mechanism. This threaded coupling eliminates issues inherently found in mechanically aligning and fastening a flanged EIA interface with individual bolts.
Arrow Electronics RF & Power
RF & Power Technologies
Please join Arrow’s RF & Power business in booth 609 as it hosts a full slate of 15-minute presentations and Q&A sessions featuring the leading innovators and suppliers of RF, wireless and energy technologies. The diverse line-up of presentations covers everything from the latest GaN developments, to military and aerospace applications along with a host of new products from the industry’s leading suppliers. For additional presentation details and information on the presenters, please visit Arrow’s RF & Power business.
Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.
Millimeterwave Frequency Synthesizers
Micro Lambda Wireless Inc. announced the production release of a new series of low noise frequency synthesizers covering up to 33 GHz. Standard models include MLSP-1829 covering 18 to 29 GHz and MLSP-2333 covering 23 to 33 GHz. Step sizes are programmable from 1 kHz and up using 5 wire SPI or standard USB control. Units are available with internal crystal reference, external crystal reference or both. Output power levels of +13 dBm are provided.
Besser Associates is the worldwide leader in RF and wireless training. Its instruction combines theory with hands-on practice, the latest tools and technology, and the most appropriate training media for individualized, meaningful participant experiences. The company chooses its instructors from the best and brightest in their fields around the world; they carry an average of 20 years of field and applied teaching experience. Courses can also be brought on-site internationally.
Stop by booth 633 at the International Microwave Symposium MTT-S (IMS 2014) in Tampa to see the new features and enhancements in the V11 release of the NI AWR Design Environment. Of special interest are Analyst 3D FEM EM demos showcasing user-configurable PCells (library of parts) and antenna measurement capabilities.
National Instruments delivers fast, flexible and accurate RF hardware powered by NI LabVIEW software to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of the wireless industry and growing number of standards. Learn about the advantages of using open software and modular hardware from design to validation to production. To learn more, visit www.ni.com/redefine/?metc=mtyy35.
See the 10 and 20 GHz QuickSyn® Lite synthesizers in National Instrument’s booth 633. These synthesizers were featured as most valuable product in Microwave Journal’s February 2014 issue. QuickSyn phase-refining technology enables these synthesizers to cover a wide frequency range, switch between frequencies very quickly, operate quietly, and help instrument designers use space efficiently since their package is compact, only 4" × 4" × 0.8".
High Performance Doublers
Traditional doublers are limited to octave frequency bands, but Marki Microwave’s new microlithic doublers offer high efficiency over multi-octave bandwidths. Additionally, they have superior suppression of fundamental and third harmonic outputs, significantly relaxing filtering requirements. For example, the MLD-1640 offers an 11 dB conversion loss with 33 dB fundamental suppression for outputs from 16 to 40 GHz, ideal for driving millimeter wave mixers.
Filter Synthesis Software
Nuhertz Technologies announces the release of FilterSolutions 2014®. In this release, Nuhertz completes the integration of interconnects to all Microwave Office® library models, adding to the 2013 integration of the Modelithics model libraries. Changes to the program include a new menu item for open stub resonators (for both FilterSolutions and FilterQuick), and schematic notes for lumped elements. FilterSolutions directly integrates with AWR, CST, Modelithics and Sonnet Software, achieving improved modeling accuracies; accounting for electromagnetic effects, and providing tools for system integration.
Copper Mountain Technologies
Copper Mountain Technologies announces the release of Planar 804/1 and S5048 VNA version 3.39 with Point Trigger support. Point Trigger enables tight time synchronization of the analyzer sweep with external events and devices. The VNA can easily be integrated with a DMM to measure an analog auxiliary voltage as the sweep executes. Version 3.39 and VNA simulator 3.39 are available for free download on the company’s website. Demo the full line of PC-based VNAs at IMS booth 645.
Need to multiply a frequency source, but keep it clean? Norden has produced ×8 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.
SemiGen’s chip capacitors are now available from its RF Supply Center. Series 8000 capacitors offer a working voltage of >50 V and capacitance ranges from 2.0 to 600 pF. Series 8100 capacitors offer a working voltage of >100 V and capacitance ranges from 0.1 to 399 pF. These products are available in chip form and offered in custom sizes to fit your applications from 0.1 to 1500 pF. To order visit the company’s website.
PXI Microwave Modules
Model 40-780A supports 1 to 4 SPDT relays and is available with frequencies from 12.4 to 65 GHz and 75? 2.4 GHz, model 40-782A supports either one or two transfer switches with frequency options of 18, 26.5 and 40 GHz and model 40-781 is a terminated SPDT with 18 GHz frequency range offering one or two relays and can have internal or external terminations. These new modules now include LED indication of when a normally open path is closed.
The HSM18001A is a highly reliable (>200 kHrs MTBF) signal source with a rugged, compact form factor. This 10 MHz to 20 GHz (0.01 Hz steps) phase coherent signal generator offers low power consumption and industry leading frequency stability. Phase noise at 10 GHz is -114 dBc/Hz (10 kHz offset). Available output power of up to +16 dBm (0.01 dB resolution). Originally designed as a tunable radar LO, the HSM18001A is also an exceptional CW source for benchtop and OEM applications.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Booths 704, 705
High Power Products
Synergy is displaying high power products that include both surface-mount and connectorized solutions, with power handling capability from 5 through 500 W. These products are designed for minimal power loss and wideband coverage starting from kHz through several GHz in optimized bands. A large selection of power dividers/combiners, couplers and 90 degree hybrids are readily available for your applications in signal distribution, power monitoring and amplifier designs. Some models can operate in non-optimized load conditions, including high load or no load.
For a low cost, high performance dielectric resonator oscillator, Synergy offers the DRO1024 oscillator operating at 10.24 GHz. Phase noise is -79 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset. This comes housed in a connectorized package of 3" × 1.3" × 0.8" or in surface mount at 0.75" square. Other frequencies are available. A complete phase locked subsystem is also available using these DROs locked to a low noise crystal reference for unprecedented noise performance. A demonstration will be available at Synergy’s booth.
High-Q Air Core Inductors
Coilcraft’s tight tolerance, air core “spring” inductors combine the exceptionally high Q (up to 200 at 400 MHz) of an air wound coil with the convenience of a surface mount package. Available in a wide range of sizes, configurations, inductance values and current ratings, these parts are suitable for a broad spectrum of applications.
Broadband VNA System
Anritsu Co. establishes a new standard in broadband performance with the introduction of the VectorStar™ ME7838D broadband system that provides industry-best frequency coverage of 70 kHz to 145 GHz in a single sweep using a coaxial test port. Also boasting best-in-class dynamic range, calibration and measurement stability and measurement speed, the VectorStar ME7838D gives design engineers greater confidence when performing on-wafer device characterization at 70 GHz and beyond.
Cable and Antenna Analyzer
Anritsu’s Site Master™ S820E microwave cable and antenna analyzer delivers benchtop microwave performance in a compact handheld package. The S820E has the broadest frequency range and resolution, the highest dynamic range and best measurement accuracy. It is rugged, field optimized and includes sweep management capabilities. The S820E provides the highest value with the most standard features. Compliance for use in explosive atmospheres makes it ideal for maintenance of aircraft and naval vessels.
Teledyne Microwave Solutions
TMS offers a complete suite of ITAR-Free products for Ka-Band systems specifically developed for both legacy and new designs. The up- and downconverters electronically switch between commercial and military Ka-/K-Bands. By combining these converters with the standard SSPA, a full transceiver can be configured to operate over the 29 to 31 GHz transmit band and the 19.2 to 21.2 GHz receive band with just three hermetically sealed modules.
Teledyne Relays announced its new 121 relay. The RF121 is a high repeatability, SPDT, broadband, magnetic-latching RF relay with performance to 12 GHz. The RF121 is ideal for switchable RF attenuators, RF switch matrices, high frequency spectrum radios, ATE and applications that require dependable high frequency signal fidelity and performance. The RF121 is available in through-hole, surface-mount stub pin (GRF121), and J-lead configurations. The GRF121 has a frequency range of DC to 16 GHz.
Teledyne Storm Microwave
Stranded Cable Assembly
Teledyne Storm Microwave introduced a stranded center conductor cable assembly that will benefit both systems and test & measurement applications when requirements call for ease of handling, mechanical reliability and repeatability. Operating to 26.5 GHz, this durable, 7-strand cable offers flex life performance similar to a 19-strand product, as well as excellent connector retention (35 lbs pull). Available in two versions, the standard cable design features lower loss; an RZ version maximizes return to zero electrical performance.
Boonton (Wireless Telecom Group)
USB Power Sensor
Visit Boonton and learn more about the 55 Series USB power sensor. See waveform fidelity and trigger stability of an RF pulse on broadband communication signals. Real Time Power Processing™ techniques enable gap-free signal acquisition at 100 K sweeps/sec and reliable capture of all transients, dropouts or interferences. Also see a dual CCDF demonstration for a RF amplifier compression mapping to its system performance, using the 4540 power meter and 55 Series USB power sensor.
Noisecom (Wireless Telecom Group)
Noise on Vcc Test Solution
Visit Noisecom and see the JV9000, noise on Vcc test solution. Learn about the impact of noise and spurs on Vcc of a PLL/VCO circuit and how it affects the phase noise performance. JV9000 takes a clean lab power supply and injects noise and spurs into it, driving the Vcc of the DUT. Also see the UFX7000A injecting broadband noise to a broadcast signal demonstrating the immunity of the receiver to noise and interferers.
Res-net Microwave Inc.
Res-net has been in business since 1985 and since that time it has developed a reputation for designing and manufacturing high quality attenuators, resistors and terminations for the RF/microwave industry. More recently they have added CVD diamonds to their product offerings. The frequency range for most of the products is DC to 40 GHz.
Nova Microwave Inc.
Isolators and Circulators
Nova Microwave is one of the newest additions to the Electro Technik Microwave Group. For the past 18 years Nova Microwave has built a reputation for building high quality isolators and circulators for the RF/microwave markets. They design and manufacture both drop-in and connectorized versions. They now offer custom designs and have just become ISO registered.
CBL-50FT-SMSM+ is RoHS compliant with wideband coverage of DC to 18 GHz. It features extra rugged construction with strain relief for longer life; stainless steel SMA-Male connectors for long mating-cycle life; triple shield cable for excellent shielding effectiveness; superior stability of insertion loss, VSWR & phase vs. flexing; and a six-month guarantee. It is useful over the temperature range -55° to 105°C and is flexible for easy connection & bend radius.
The ZC24PD-222+ is a 24 way-0°, 50 Ω, 650 to 2200 MHz power splitter/combiner. It features wideband, 650 to 2200 MHz; low insertion loss, 1.8 dB typ.; good isolation, 25 dB typ.; good amplitude unbalance, 0.5 dB typ.; and up to 10 W power input as splitter. It is ideal for applications such as UHF, cellular, GPS, communication systems and satellite L-Band.
Mini-Circuits’ CMA-162LN+ is a E-PHEMT based ultra-low noise MMIC amplifier with a unique combination of low noise and high IP3 making this amplifier ideal for sensitive high dynamic range receiver applications. This design operates on a single 4 V supply. The MMIC amplifier is bonded to a multilayer integrated LTCC substrate and then hermetically sealed under a controlled nitrogen atmosphere with gold-plated covers and eutectic AuSn solder. These amplifiers have been tested to MIL requirements for gross leak, fine leak, thermal shock, vibration, acceleration, mechanical shock and HTOL.
SPDT RF Switch
JSW2-63DR+ is a medium-power reflective SPDT RF switch, with reflective short on output ports in the OFF state. Made using a silicon-on-insulator process, it provides very high IP3 (55 dBm typ.). This switch also has a built-in CMOS driver and negative voltage generator, all packaged in a tiny 2 × 2 mm package, enabling it to operate over wideband and fit into tight spaces.
Mini-Circuits’ TCM2-33WX+ is a 50 Ω surface mount RF transformer. It features wide bandwidth 10 to 3000 MHz, balanced transmission line and excellent return loss. It is aqueous washable. Patent pending. It is ideal for applications such as PCS, wideband push-pull amplifiers and cellular.
Mini-Circuits’ RCDAT-6000-90 is a general purpose programmable RF attenuator supporting frequencies from 1 to 6000 MHz with attenuation from 0 to 90 dB in 0.25 dB steps. Its unique design maintains linear attenuation change per dB, even at the highest attenuation settings. The attenuator is controlled via USB or Ethernet-TCP/IP connections and supports both HTTP and Telnet network protocols. It comes housed in a compact, shielded metal case with SMA(F) input and output ports, a standard Ethernet port, and a USB type Mini-B power and control port. The RCDAT-6000-90 is supplied with the company’s easy-to-install, user-friendly GUI software, API objects for Windows® environments, and complete programming instructions for 32 and 64 bit Windows and Linux®1 operating systems.
CBP-1250C+ is a ceramic-coaxial-resonator based bandpass filter in a shielded package fabricated using SMT technology. This filter offers outstanding close in rejection, low insertion loss and high power handling for use in aviation, mobile radio, broadband and fixed wireless.
Mini-Circuits’ SEPS-4-272+ is a 4 way-0°, 50 Ω, 690 to 2700 MHz power splitter/combiner. It features an operating temperature of -40° to 85°C; storage temperature of -55° to 100°C; good isolation, 20 dB typ.; good output matching, VSWR 1.1 typ.; and good coplanarity. It has a shielded case and is aqueous washable. It is ideal for applications such as CATV, ISM, wireless communication system, cellular, GPS and PCS.
ZEQ-8-222N+ is a 50 W coaxial slope equalizer. This model offers excellent performance in the "L-Band" frequency range of 950 to 2150 MHz with minimal deviation in the attenuation slope. It features good matching and a connectorized package.
RF Switch Matrix
Mini-Circuits’ RC-1SP4T-A18 is a general purpose RF switch matrix controlled via either USB or Ethernet-TCP/IP (supports HTTP and Telnet protocols). The model contains an electromechanical SP4T, absorptive fail-safe RF switch constructed in break-before-make configuration and powered by +24 V DC with switching time of 25 ms typical. The RF switch can be operated remotely using the supplied GUI software or programmed by the user with the included API objects. The RF switch operates over a wide frequency band from DC to 18 GHz, has low insertion loss (0.2 dB typical) and high isolation (85 dB typical) making the switch matrix perfectly suitable for a wide variety of RF applications.
ZFRSC-4-842+ is a 4 way-0°, resistive, 50 Ω, DC to 8400 MHz power splitter/combiner. It features an operating temperature of -55° to 100°C; storage temperature of -55° to 100°C; wideband, DC to 8400 MHz; good VSWR, 1.15:1 typ.; excellent amplitude unbalance, 0.3 dB typ.; and a rugged shielded case. It is ideal for laboratory and test set-up applications.
MECA Electronics Inc.
Low PIM Loads
MECA’s low PIM (-165 dBc typ) loads for DAS applications feature industry leading PIM performance of -160 dBc min all while handling full rated power to 85°C. All of the terminations cover 0.698 to 2.700 GHz frequency bands in 7/16 DIN or Type N connectors. Ideal for IDAS/ODAS, in-building, base station, wireless infrastructure, 4G and AWS applications. VSWR = 1.10:1 (typical). They are made in the USA and come with a 36-month warranty.
Since 1993 Keragis Corp. has been providing high power, wideband amplifiers for a number of uses including radar subsystems, rack-mounted instruments, phased arrays and tow decoys.
Matched GaN on SiC Power Transistor
The MAGX-001090-600L00 is a gold-metalized, matched GaN on SiC power transistor optimized for pulsed avionics applications, such as secondary surveillance radar in air traffic control systems. The device provides 600 W of output power with a typical 21.4 dB of gain and 63 percent efficiency. The device has very low thermal resistance and best-in-class load mismatch tolerance. In addition, the device has the lowest pulse droop of 0.2 dB and can be used effectively under more demanding Mode-S ELM operating conditions.
Unmatched GaN on SiC Power Transistor
The MAGX-000025-150000 is a gold-metalized unmatched GaN on SiC RF power transistor optimized for a variety of RF power amplifier applications. The device provides
150 W of output power with 18 dB of gain and 58 percent efficiency. The device also boasts very high breakdown voltages, which allows for reliable and stable operation at more extreme load mismatch conditions. The device is offered in a four lead, Gemini package which allows for very broadband match with high performance.
EMC Technology & Florida RF Labs
Temperature Variable Attenuator
42WTVA series coaxial Thermopad® is another cutting-edge temperature variable attenuator product from Florida RF Labs. Optimized for DC to 20 GHz operation in space and other harsh environments, 42WTVA series is the culmination of Florida RF Labs’ extensive experience in passive zero-distortion gain compensation technology. Available in 2 through 6 dB of nominal attenuation, system designers can select from a wide range of compensation options to offset over-temperature gain variations. Samples and technical assistance are available.
Active Upconverters and Downconverters
Millitech series BUC/BDC are active upconverters and downconverters in a small package. Each BUC/BDC integrates amplifiers, a mixer and a filter to create a high power upconverter or low noise figure downconverter. Combining these components into single packages saves space and weight. An SMA pulse/mute control input is available on all units for control purposes. Custom options are available for gain, output power, noise figure, and other frequencies.
TRAK Microwave Corp.
TRAK’s low-cost all SMT Ka SSPA design is ultra-rugged and can be combined in 2, 3, 4 or 6 brick configurations for a wide range of flexible power options from 10 to 50 W. The wideband design uses no open die and utilizes sealed parts withstanding demanding airborne altitude and moisture environments. High RF linearity allows efficient operation with integrated DC/DC converter managed by TRAK DPS™ algorithm, which can be augmented with a band hopping BUC supporting worldwide Ka operation.
Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions
Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions now offers the Johnson line of SMPM connectors. The sub-miniature, push-on style micro interfaces are primarily distinguished by their size (about 35 percent smaller than the SMP connector) and their robust RF performance from DC-level frequencies up to 65 GHz. This makes the design appealing for security and defense systems, radar and closely-spaced, high-density wireless communication nodes.
Thunderline-Z, a leader in production of glass to metal seals, hermetic packages and laser services, will be showing several new products at MTT. On display will be a downsized capacitive feedthru, an RF thread-in feedthru and new, low cost multipin headers. See these products on display at booth 1005.
KRATOS General Microwave
X- and Ku-Band SSPAs
KRATOS General Microwave presents X- and Ku-Band solid state power amplifiers. These GaN-based SSPAs offer up to 400 W of output power in up to 1000 MHz bandwidth. Units offer graceful power output degradation, ultra quiet switching power supply, fast on/off response and have built-in test capability. They offer high performance and are cost effective alternatives to electron tube devices. Their robust design, high reliability and small size make them ideally suited to replace TWTs in demanding airborne radar, missile and communication systems.
dBm Corp. Inc.
RF Link Emulator
dBm will demonstrate its high performance UHF/VHF radio and satellite RF link impairments emulator. This product offers full duplex RF link emulation with bandwidths up to 250 MHz and a powerful suite of tests for radio, UAV, satellite and mobile transceiver testing. Variable delay, Doppler, Multipath link emulation, additive white Gaussian noise and other link impairments can be emulated in real time.
Due to an increased demand by its customers requiring urgent delivery of state-of-the-art amplifiers, B&Z Tech has started a new trend with quick delivery of ‘in stock’ units operating from 10 MHz to 50 GHz. B&Z Tech has selected units based on the most common amplifier specification requests from their customers and put them in stock for quick delivery. Typically these units can be shipped within 3-5 days to domestic customers and in 7-10 days to international customers.
Pivotone introduced a new quadruplexer: LTE700 / AMPS / PCS / AWS. It covers the: 698 to 790 MHz, 824 to 896 MHz, 1850 to 1990 MHz, 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.
Small Form Factor Filters
Reactel will feature a line of small form factor filters that are suitable for densely populated boards, portable systems or any application where size is at a premium. These units are available in discrete component, ceramic, cavity or comb-line designs. With profiles as low as 1/8", these units pack all of the performance of their larger counterparts into a much smaller package. They are available across a frequency range of 100 MHz to 40 GHz with bandwidths of 5 to 100 percent and are available in 4-12 sections.
RF Interconnect System
The new FeatherMate RF interconnect system from SV Microwave combines a high density (0.095" center-to-center spacing) 40+ GHz multiport concept with a zero disengagement force mating mechanism. Direct connection to board trace, solder-free board mounts and small diameter coax cable connectors are a few of the configurations available. Applications include test boards and anywhere a high density, low-force connection is needed. Get more bandwidth and signal density in your application without worrying about destructive demating forces with SV Microwave’s FeatherMate.
EM Simulation Software
XFdtd is a full wave 3D electromagnetic solver that simplifies the analysis of complex EM problems and leads the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation. XFdtd is ideal for solving the largest and most complex EM problems at the fastest speeds. Using MPI technology with XStream GPU acceleration and unlimited memory support allows massive simulations with a virtually unlimited number of cells. Other key features include XACT Accurate Cell Technology, CAD Merge, XTend Script Library, and External Queue Integration (EQI).
LPKF Laser & Electronics
PCB Prototyping System
The LPKF ProtoMat D104 is a rapid PCB prototyping system that features both mechanical tools and a UV laser beam. By combining mechanical and laser processing, a wide range of applications are possible. The laser can be used to etch fine line circuit traces on high frequency materials and ceramics, while milling and drilling tools can be used to route boards and drill vias and through-holes.
Coaxial Interconnect System
Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp.’s new MHF/U.FL series data sheet details the company’s latest ultra miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from DC to 6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices. In addition to information on applications, materials, finishes and typical electrical performances, full detail is provided on how to specify a MHF/U.FL cable assembly or “pigtail” assembly, including compatible coaxial cables and alternate end interfaces. Specifications are also provided on the surface mount receptacle.
JFW Industries Inc.
JFW is proud to introduce its latest innovation in RF fixed attenuation. The 50FLP-XXX-100 fixed attenuator boasts a maximum passive intermodulation (PIM) reading of -155 dBc (-165 dBc typical). It covers 698 to 2700 MHz and is available in 5, 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB values. The 50FLP series handles up to 100 W of RF power (average) while maintaining an accuracy of ±0.75 dB and a typical VSWR of 1.3:1.
Times Microwave Systems
Coaxial Cable Assembly
The Times SPP-LLPL 50 ohm low loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable assembly family has been expanded beyond the popular SPP-250-LLPL 1/4" cable to now include SPP-375-LLPL 3/8" and SPP-500-LLPL 1/2" cables for even lower loss. Superior in electrical performance to other copper cable assemblies, SPP-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, the new sizes are ideal for installations where lower loss is needed.
Model 181230 offers superior performance over the 12.4 to 18 GHz frequency range, delivers 30 dB (±1.0 dB) of Nominal Coupling and Frequency Sensitivity of ±0.7 dB. Directivity is >15 dB with insertion loss of <0.6 dB across the full frequency range including coupled power. Maximum VSWR at any port is 1.35, input power rating is 20 W average and 3 KW peak. Operating temperature is -54° to +85°C.
C04 series are highly reliable and cost-effective cable assemblies, ideal for broadband tests and various connections. The triple-shielded cable has rugged construction employing an advanced strain relief system and is equipped with reinforced stainless steel connectors. They are tough enough to be qualified for over 20,000 flex cycles without changes in electrical performance up to 26.5 GHz. They are available in custom lengths with SMA or N type connectors.
WERLATONE® introduced its new line of high power absorptive filters. Its non-reflective designs are internally terminated, preventing out-of-band signals from generating undesirable intermodulation products. Its Mismatch Tolerant® design greatly reduces the dependency of the system on the length of interconnecting cable between a power amplifier and antenna. This absorptive filter approach eliminates the instability of power amplifiers at out-of-band frequencies, and eliminates potential damage to power amplifiers due to reflection of high power out-of-band energies.
Agilent’s MXA/EXA signal analyzers are ideal for wireless communications and general-purpose testing. Latest enhancements include: Noise Floor Extension (NFE) for MXA –up to 9 dB sensitivity improvement over models without NFE; atomic frequency reference option –100×improvement in long-term frequency stability; MXA extended frequency coverage –up to 110 GHz with Agilent smart mixers; up to 1.1 THz with VDI’s frequency extender; and fast power option –up to 4×speed improvement in adjacent channel power ratio and band density measurements.
Agilent FieldFox handheld combination analyzers are the ideal tool for radar installation and maintenance (I&M). Until now the only choice for radar I&M was to use expensive, lab-grade instruments that make time-consuming measurements. FieldFox offers an easier, more cost-effective way to complete your testing, with all the accuracy and functionality you require in an all-in-one solution. Go to www.agilent.com/find/fieldfoxradar to learn techniques for precision radar performance in the field; download an application note, watch a video or watch an on-demand webcast.
State of the Art Inc.
State of the Art Inc. has recently extended its S failure rate level to all of its MIL-PRF-55342 chip resistor products. Failure rate level S is the lowest (0.001 percent/1000 hours) failure rate available. These precision thin film chip resistors now join the company’s semi-precision thick film chip resistors that were first qualified to S level in 1987. State of the Art Inc. products have been used in mission-critical military and space applications since the 1970s.
Sonnet Software Inc.
Passive Device Design EM Simulation
Blink is the first multi-solver passive device modeling suite that operates entirely from within the Cadence Virtuoso environment. Integrated Circuit (IC) designers can focus their efforts on speed and accuracy with Blink’s two full-wave EM solvers, where they can choose from Sonnet’s traditional shielded method-of-moments (MoM) solver and the new fast solver. Designers can now easily model new and unique passive devices within their normal Cadence Virtuoso based IC design flow to achieve first pass Silicon success.
Up/Down Converter Subsystem
Cernex introduced a 64 GHz switch up/down converter subsystem. Up link features RF: 58.54 to 64.54 GHz, IF: 1 to 7 GHz, Gain: >12 dB, flatness: 4 dB typ., OP1dB: 13 dBm typ, 12 dBm min, OIP3: 35 dBm typ @ 0 dBm at RF/IF output (guaranteed but not tested). Down link features: RF: 58.54 to 64.54 GHz, IF: 1 to 7 GHz, Gain: >12 dB, flatness: 4 dB typ, NF: 6 dB typ, 7 dB max, OP1dB: >0 dBm, max input power: -10 dBm, OIP3: 35 dBm typ @ 0 dBm at RF/IF output (guaranteed but not tested).
Fixed Frequency Synthesizer
The SFS10625E-LF is a single frequency PLL solution that is pre-programmed to operate at 10.625 GHz. This fixed frequency device utilizes ceramic resonator topology to achieve integrated RMS noise performance of better than 0.4° while consuming less than 500 mW of power. It is designed to deliver +3 dBm of output power into a 50 ? load and is available in a package measuring 1.0" × 1.0" × 0.22".
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/RF and compact modeling solution, a hybrid-active load pull solution based on the PNA-X, a patented mixed-signal active load pull system capable of up to 1000 impedance/power measurements per minute and 240 MHz of instantaneous impedance control, and Maury’s patent-pending LXI™-certified automated impedance tuners. Visit Maury for demos at IMS.
ColorConnect™ Precision Adapters and Stability™ and Utility™ cable assemblies are the first commercially available products to offer clear indications of compatibility and intermatability. ColorConnect™ makes it a simple matter to avoid and eliminate damaged equipment, degraded equipment reliability, degraded performance and lengthy maintenance times due to improper mating (and attempted mating) of incompatible adapters. ColorConnect™, Stability™ and Utility™ are available in 1.85mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, N-Type and SMA.
Cuming Microwave announces a new microwave absorber for use in cavity resonance suppression between 800 MHz and 18 GHz. C-RAM RGD-S-192, a thin, flexible, highly magnetically loaded silicone absorber used in applications where performance cannot be traded for a thicker material. C-RAM RGD-S-192 is standard at 0.040" (1.01 mm) thick and is ideal for suppressing waves within cavities of microwave modules and other electronics where physical space is limited. Available in 12" ×12" sheets, other thicknesses, PSA, and custom configurations. Samples are available.
Mobile Radio Solution
Freescale’s AFT05MS006N is a 6 W device for handheld mobile radio applications. With this latest addition to its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space, from 5 W handheld units to 75 W mobile radios and base stations. The device is ideal for handheld applications while also broadly applicable as a driver in higher powered mobile radio solutions.
Low Signal Detectors
Herotek has introduced a new series of detectors for very low signals for direct measurement of microwave signals down to -80 dBm over 1 to 40 GHz. The DTA182670A operates from 18 to 26 GHz with very high sensitivity of 100 mV/mW, TSS of -70 dBm, stable and quite low I/F noise operation, and extremely fast pulse response (1 nsec rise time typical). Its max input VSWR is 2:1, it is hermetically sealed for military application and it has removable connectors for MIC assembly.
Virginia Diodes Inc.
VNA Extension Modules
VDI’s smaller form factor vector network analyzer extension modules are now in production. While retaining industry leading test port power and dynamic range, the modules have been reduced to ¼ the volume of previous modules, the power supply has been simplified, and the cooling fans have been eliminated. Key applications include probe stations and antenna ranges. Miniature modules are currently available for WR15, WR12 and WR10 waveguide bands with higher frequency modules under development.
San-tron has added high performance 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN connectors and adapters to its growing line of low-PIM SRX products. The new mini-DINs feature low PIM of -160 dBc and < 1.10 VSWR up to 7 GHz, and complement San-tron’s low-PIM cable assemblies. Suited for wireless and cellular applications, they meet critical requirements for attenuation, VSWR, and intermodulation strength, and can stand up to extreme environments. Get a quote today at the company’s website.
Using a proprietary design approach, K&L Microwave has been able to significantly reduce the size required for high power cleanup lowpass filters. A series of these parts has been designed and put into volume production, providing cutoff frequencies as low as 3 MHz, a shape factor of 1.22:1 and handling 1000 W CW. The approach utilized allows the size of these filters to be remarkably small at 4.5"L ×1.8"W ×1.25"H. Discuss your custom requirement at booth 1404.
Switches and Switching Systems
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. Visit the company at booth 1405 to learn more about its new low PIM switches, Reliant SwitchTM, next generation matrices and custom matrix solutions.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Model 50HM1G6AB-47 is a compact, wideband, 50 W Class AB solid state hybrid power amplifier module that instantaneously covers 1 to 6 GHz. It operates from a single DC voltage and provides 48 dB of typical gain with excellent gain flatness, noise figure and low intermodulation distortion for military and wireless applications.
CST of America Inc.
3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software
CST STUDIO SUITE® is a package of tools for simulating and optimizing devices across the electromagnetic spectrum – helping to address design challenges in application areas such as microwaves, RF and optical, EDA, EMC/EMI and particle dynamics. The integrated design environment gives users access to the entire range of solver technology, while system assembly and modeling facilitates multi-physics and co-simulation. CST STUDIO SUITE can offer product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles and optimization.
Insulated Wire Inc.
Customized Composite Cables
Insulated Wire (IW) announced the expansion of its capabilities to produce customized composite cables featuring low smoke/zero halogen polyurethane jackets. IW’s composite cables provide a myriad of options. Components can include individually shielded and jacketed signal transmission cables, power cables, microwave cables and fiber optic. Depending on the application, cables can be optimized to address issues such as hydrostatic pressure, tensile loads, concentrated compression points, etc. Overall shielding can be provided with ferrous or non-ferrous materials.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Rohde & Schwarz has developed the R&S ZN-Z84 switch matrix, an up to 48-port solution for testing multiport components. The matrix can be controlled and operated directly from an R&S ZNB network analyzer. The matrix covers the frequency range from 10 MHz to 8.5 GHz, and the base model is equipped with six test ports. When needed, the number of test ports can be increased in groups of six to provide a total of 24 ports.
Signal and Spectrum Analyzer
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers to 500 MHz. The new hardware option is now available for all analyzers of the R&S FSW family and can therefore be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz. This enables completely new applications in research and development. The analyzer is especially well-suited for sophisticated measurement tasks in radar or satellite applications as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or beyond 4G (5G).
NIC’s engineering expertise in hi-reliability RF products includes a specialty in miniature filters that range in frequency from 20 MHz to 7 GHz. These low profile (0.15") LC and ceramic filters can be customized to meet passband requirements from 1 to 100 percent and meet a wide range of environmental requirements as well. Whether your challenge is a small form factor, high power or cost, NIC’s unique products showcase a variety of creative solutions for all of your radar and communications needs.
Quest Microwave provides a broad range of ferrite devices for the global microwave electronics marketplace. Standard and custom designs are available for both commercial and military applications. With over 60 years of combined experience, the company’s engineering staff can design and develop ferrite devices for virtually any application. They are there to provide you with a world class microwave components solution.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH is currently developing a circular multiport connector using the size 13 dimensions of MIL-DTL 38999 series, containing nine coaxial low loss cables with outer diameter of 2.3 mm (0.091") and operating to 18 GHz, as well as a circular multiport connector containing 19 coaxial cables of same cable type in the size 25 shell MIL-DTL 3899. In parallel, development has been started for several rectangular multiport connectors. Spectrum’s Multiport family is continuously increasing.
Rosenberger of North America LLC
Rosenberger has responded to the market demand for higher density on boards and frequencies to 100 GHz, by introducing its new series of push-on products called WSMP™. This product line provides lower weight and is 45 percent smaller in size than SMPM. The WSMP product family is supported by custom cable assemblies, test adapters and custom designs. See Rosenberger at booth 1519.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.
RF Power Transistors
TriQuint’s T1G4020036-FS/-FL are 2 × 120 W (peak P3dB) discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs that operate from DC to 3.5 GHz constructed with TriQuint’sTQGaN25HV process and offer an operating voltage of 36 V. The 4-leaded "Gemini" style package offers two independent 120 W RF paths that enable flexibility when designers are choosing amplifier architectures. The transistors are available in both eared and earless versions and offer a 60 percent reduction in PCB board area versus comparable LDMOS power.
Test Equipment Plus
Real-time Spectrum Analyzer
Signal Hound BB60A is a real-time spectrum analyzer/RF recorder that captures and displays RF events as short as 1 µs. It is operational from 9 kHz to 6 GHz. Signal Hound streams 80 million samples per second of RF data to a PC via USB 3.0 — enabling real-time spectrum analysis of any 20 MHz segment of spectrum. The BB60A comes with a compiled API for writing custom software. It sells for $2,479 USD.
Pico Technology is the world leader in PC-based oscilloscopes, with 23 years of experience and a wealth of engineering talent; Pico Technology’s products offer a modern and cost effective alternative to traditional, and often costly, bench top test and measurement equipment. With PicoSample software that offers clock and signal characterization, mask testing, TDR/TDT and histogram analysis – please drop by booth 1551 at IMS Tampa Bay.
Eclipse Microwave’s EMD1211-D is a GaAs MMIC general purpose driver amplifier. This power amplifier device is well suited for applications that require a typical output power of +30 dBm at 10 GHz, while requiring only 300 mA from a +12 V supply. Gain flatness is less than 2 dB from DC to 20 GHz. The EMD1211-D is available in die form, has excellent RF/thermal properties and is ideal for commercial and industrial applications.
Millimeter Seamless Waveguide
Millimeter Seamless waveguide is available in both standard and custom designed configurations, spanning frequencies from 26.5 to 110 GHz. It provides a convenient way to bridge two fixed assemblies or allow for movement within a system. The interior is silver-plated for minimal insertion loss.
Introducing the most flexible, complete wire bonders system available today…7KE and 4KE Series wire bonders: Bonding at 45 degree feed for tail control, 90 degree for ribbon and deep access and ball bonding without changing heads. Wedge bonding Au, Al, Cu; ball bonding Au, Cu; automatic, semiautomatic, and manual all ESD protected. Ultrasonic, thermosonic, and thermocompression wire/ribbon bonders; eutectic and epoxy die bonders, insulated wire bonders and pull testers.
Temperature Compensating Attenuators
Aeroflex/Inmet introduced the TCAF-X-N05 series of temperature compensated chip attenuators. Operating DC to 12.4 GHz and capable of 2 W average power, these surface mount attenuators are used in place of standard chip attenuators to combine level setting or buffering functionality with negative temperature compensation without the need for bias or control voltages. Designs for 2, 3 and 4 dB attenuation values with a temperature coefficient of -0.005 dB/dB/?C are available for evaluation. For samples or typical data, contact email@example.com.
Aeroflex / Metelics
GaAs Comb Generators
Aeroflex / Metelics’ new 4 nonlinear-transmission-line (NLTL) GaAs comb generators offers superior phase noise performance up to -18 dBc/Hz better than an SRD, usable harmonics out to 50 GHz and it is available in SMT or connectorized packages. Applications for these devices include radar and surveillance receivers and feature 10 to 18 dBc/Hz lower phase noise than Si step recovery diode (SRD) comb generators. They offer phase noise as low as -135 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz offset from the 12 GHz harmonic.
High Power Limiters
The RoHS-compliant LM Series of surface mount limiter modules provide exceptional broadband performance (20 to 8,000 MHz) in a low profile (8 × 5 × 2.5 mm) outline suitable for high peak and average power receiver protector applications. These products feature high peak power operation (+60 dBm, 25 µs pulse width, 5 percent duty cycle); high CW power handling (125 W CW ); and low insertion loss (0.3 dB) and low flat leakage power (+20 dBm).
Aeroflex Signal & Control Solutions
Aeroflex Signal & Control Solutions’ new model 2600 synthesizer represents the latest in frequency generation solutions from Aeroflex. The 2600 series is developed around stable direct analog and direct digital frequency synthesis with no VCOs or sensitive PLLs. Features include: Broad frequency range with options up to 40 GHz, fully phase coherent, 1 Hz resolution as standard, 250 nS switch speed (fully settled, true hopping rate), and ultra-low phase noise.
Aeroflex / Weinschel
Programmable Attenuator Units
Aeroflex / Weinschel’s Model 8320/8321 Series represent a new streamlined approach in programmable attenuation for bench test and subsystem applications. Standard designs house and control various Aeroflex / Weinschel programmable attenuator models (3200-XE, 3400, 150T, and 4200 Series) via front panel controls, Ethernet, USB and Serial communications interfaces. A GPIB (IEEE-488) interface is also available as an option. Labview-based attenuator control center software (ACCS) is included.
Communications & Power Industries
CPI’s VXS3614 solid state power amplifier (SSPA) is designed to provide a very reliable, air-cooled amplifier for mobile radar requirements. The VSX3614 SSPA covers the 8.8 to 9.6 GHz frequency band with a duty cycle of 10 percent. Gallium Nitride transistors are utilized for optimum size, weight and efficiency. The 900 W SSPAs can be readily power combined using waveguide combiners for power levels from 1.5 to 6 kW.
UTE Microwave Inc.
High Power Circulator
High power circulator CT-1842-Dis suitable for applications in radar, medical, scientific and broadcast applications. The 2 KW average power unit has a 52 min. bandwidth at customer selected center frequencies in the range of 80 to 720 MHz. Specifications are 20 dB min. isolation, 0.3 dB loss, 1.25 VSWR max. Size is 9" square. DIN l/16 connectors are standard. Other options are available. Peak power units are also available.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.
PMI Model No. PFS-618-CD-1 is a high speed frequency synthesizer that operates over the frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz having 100 kHz steps with an output power of +10 dBm minimum and an accurate to within ±1 MHz maximum and settles within 1 usec maximum. This model features low SSB noise and a low spurious output of -55 dBc maximum. Harmonics are kept below -30 dBc. Frequency modulation has a bandwidth of DC to 10 MHz with ±400 MHz minimum at 100 MHz/V.
EZ Form Cable Corp.
Standard Flexible Cable Assemblies
EZ Form Cable Corp. has introduced flexible cable assemblies that replace the need for custom 0.086 semi-rigid cable assemblies with special lengths and bends. EZ Mini-Flex 405 cable assemblies are complete and fully tested and are available in a variety of standard lengths. Assemblies utilize solderless crimp SMA plugs that eliminate solder concerns and facilitate low profile applications. Availability: From stock to 10 working days.
EZ Form has launched a line of virtually non-magnetic connectors and cables addressing new markets, such as quantum computing. The EZ Form connectors are void of ferrous material and contain no nickel plating. They meet a permeability of less than 1.01 mu. The typical measured magnetic field of these specialized EZ Form connectors is below 0.2 mGauss, which is about 500 times less magnetic than standard SMA connectors. Also, non-magnetic cable assemblies can be ordered complete.
Inductor Engineering Kits
Piconics is pleased to announce its new broadband conical inductor engineering kits. Piconics broadband conical inductors are the highest performing broadband inductors on the market. They are the only solution for broadband biasing up to and beyond 65 GHz. Now you can have a variety of conicals at your fingertips to optimize your designs. Visit the company website to get your kit today.
Microwave Development Laboratories
Microwave Development Laboratories, the world leader in waveguide components and assemblies, introduces custom made waveguide tapers. Using a rapid prototype printer, customers can order transitions between different waveguide sizes. The length of the taper is optimized for best electrical (vswr) performance. Flange configurations are fully customizable to meet customers’ requirements. Quick delivery turnaround is available from MDL.
RLC Electronics’ cavity filters are fixed tuned filters that feature sharp stop band rejection, high Q, small size and low insertion loss. These filters are centered in Ka-Band (26.5 to 40 GHz), with rejection carrying up to 50 GHz. The type of filter selected is usually determined by the percentage 3 dB bandwidth desired (which ranges from 0.2 to 67 percent of fc). Units are constructed to operate over the most severe military environmental conditions.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
High Linearity LNAs
Skyworks introduced two high linearity LNAs with active bias for cellular infrastructure applications such as tower mounted amplifiers, remote radio units, repeaters and base stations, plus commercial and military devices. The single stage, GaAs, PHEMT SKY67150-396LF (300 to 2200 MHz) and SKY67153-396LF (700 to 3800 MHz) offer industry-leading low noise figure and excellent return loss in a small QFN package. On-die active bias design ensures consistent performance over process and temperature variation. Excellent thermal characteristics allow high performance operation at temperatures ≤105°C.
John Coonrod from COONROD’S CORNER will teach you everything you need to know about Design Dk, the benefits of high Dk materials, the RO4000 product family, interpreting high frequency circuit material data sheets and why you should consider PIM when designing a PCB antenna in just 5 short minutes. Visit Rogers Corp.’s technology support hub today to watch his videos, use the microwave impedance calculator, various conversion tools and more! Register for your free account: rogerscorp.com/techub
Hittite Microwave Corp.
IF Transceiver Chipset
To reduce the complexity of traditional microwave radios, Hittite Microwave has developed highly integrated IF transmitter, HMC1116LP5ME and IF receiver, HMC1117LP6JE chips which feature high linearity and low noise figure, among many other attractive features. The receiver chip allows the use of either integrated 14, 28 and 56 MHz channel filters, or external channel filters. Housed in compact, 5 × 5 mm (Tx) and 6 × 6 mm (Rx) QFN plastic packages, these chips enable radio designers to achieve significant size, performance and cost improvements.
Custom MMIC’s latest addition to its growing product portfolio is the CMD203C4, a broadband, high isolation, non-reflective GaAs SP4T switch housed in a leadless 4 × 4 mm surface mount package. Covering DC to 20 GHz, this switch features low insertion loss of 2 dB and high isolation of 46 dB at 10 GHz. The SP4T is also available in die form with part number CMD203. Get a quote today at the company’s website.
Top Dog Test
Top Dog Test specializes in the sale, rental, leasing, purchase, repair, calibration and liquidation of test equipment which includes oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, function generators, logic analyzers and telecommunication test equipment. Find equipment on Top Dog’s site or call the company’s qualified technicians for professional assistance at (510) 324.3001. They will help you decide on what specific model or product will best meet your needs and budget.
American Technical Ceramics
Surface Mount Inductor
ATC’s 506WLS ultra-broadband surface mount inductor is engineered with a powdered iron (ferrite) core and RoHS compliant terminations. This product provides reliable and repeatable ultra-broadband performance from 400 KHz to 40+ GHz. It exhibits ultra low insertion loss, flat frequency response and provides an excellent match over multiple octaves of frequency spectrum. The 506 WLS is ideal for high speed optical data systems and many other ultra-broadband applications. Inductance values from 0.47 to 10.7 µH.
Multi-Coax Cable Assemblies
Ardent Concepts has released several new versions of the patented Terminate-R™ 40 GHz+ multi-coax cable assemblies for high speed digital and RF test applications. Now available in 8, 12, 16 and 24 channel configurations with SMK or SMV connectors, Terminate-R is a compression mount solution which provides the highest density cable termination in the smallest footprint with no solder-down parts. Samples are available.
Custom Microwave Components Inc.
CMCI1080 is a 24×12 solid-state non-blocking switch matrix covering 0.7 to 3 GHz with 70 dB cross-channel isolation. Each output is 70 dB adjustable in 0.5 dB increments. It is a 6U/17"D rack mount unit, operates at up to 1 W RF power and requires less than 20 W prime power. The matrix is networkable with secure access. It is controlled through the front panel touch screen locally and/or a browser remotely. An intuitive GUI with practically zero training time makes it plug-n-play.
Massachusetts Bay Technologies
Massachusetts Bay Technologies (MBT) is proud to announce its integrated, thin film, capacitor/resistor chip. The silicon based chip has the advantage of a small 0402, 1.0 × 0.50 mm footprint. They are available in several circuit configurations with resistive values from 47 to 150 ohms and capacitive values from 10 to 100 pF. They were initially designed to assist engineers that have size requirements in their circuits and/or are interested in reducing assemble part count. Custom values are available upon request.
Accel-RF is the world-leader in supplying equipment for performing measured long-term reliability assessment on compound-semiconductors. To keep up with the shift in GaN from “research novelty” to “market reality,” Accel is expanding its product line with the introduction of an 80-channel RF biased burn-in system. The Automated Multi-Channel RF-Biased Burn-In Test System is a turnkey system for mitigating the risks of product failures in the field.
SAGE Millimeter Inc.
Model SAO-5836230230-15-S1 is a V-Band vertically polarized omni-directional antenna with center frequency at 60 GHz and ±2 GHz operation bandwidth. The antenna is designed for close-in wireless communication applications. The antenna has 30 degree vertical beamwidth with a typical of 2 dBi gain. The RF connector of the antenna is WR-15 waveguide with UG385/U Flange, and the diameter of the antenna is 4".
OML introduced the industry’s first direct connect solution for mm-wave Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) measurements. Fitted to characterize mm-wave devices for S-parameters and gain compression, IMD is an industry standard technique revealing the linearity of an amplifier using a two-tone measurement. Compatible with modern network analyzers such as Agilent, Anritsu and R&S, OML offers mechanical compatibility with existing probe stations, including the flexibility to upgrade existing VNA modules with IMD capabilities.
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