Microtech Inc. Booth 115
Space: Microwave designs and manufactures lightweight waveguide for space satellites. Microtech is a proud supplier to Loral Space Systems, MDA and Boeing Space, just to name a few. Air: Communication weather radar is used in F15 military fighter planes. Sea: Microwave communication is used in weapons on board ships to protect our country. The Phalanx system has been supported by Microtech since its conception many years ago. Land: Radar systems on land such as air traffic control radar, as well as cell phone towers.
Synergy Microwave Corp. Booth 117
High Power Products
Synergy Microwave Corp. 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 distributing, power monitoring and amplifier designs.
Dual or Single Loop Synthesizers
Synergy Microwave Corp. is proud to include very high performance synthesizer modules among its standard product offerings. Proprietary, low phase noise design yields phase noise character of -125 dBc/Hz at 3 kHz offset for 6.5 GHz fundamental output. Options include SPI interface for programmable outputs or selectable frequencies in octave or 20% bandwidths up to 15 GHz and a 2.25" square connectorized form factor.
Pole/Zero Corp. Booth 121
Tunable Filter Solutions
Pole/Zero, a provider of tunable filter solutions, will showcase the production release of a new NANO-ERF® filter series. The innovative design covers the complete 30 to 520 MHz tuning range in a 28 × 28 × 0.216 mm surface-mount device with +6 dBm in-band RF power handling. NANO-ERF filters are ideally suited for portable tactical radios, miniature UAVs and commercial applications. Pole/Zero’s complete product line includes tunable filters, integrated cosite equipment and cosite power amplifiers.
BSC Filters Booth 122
Tunable Filter System
Now available from BSC is a high power, solid-state tunable filter system, suitable for a wide range of common cosite and anti-jamming scenarios. A typical VHF/UHF unit offers a cross-coupled response with 50 W CW power handling, 10 µs tuning speed and only 4 dB typical loss with nominally 2.5% passband width. The entire architecture is scalable in both bandwidth and frequency.
Dow-Key Microwave Booth 123
Qualified Lightweight C-Switch
Since the 1970s, Dow-Key has taken pride in supplying space qualified switches and assemblies to the world’s premier manufacturers of satellites and launch vehicles. The latest innovation includes the lightweight (less than 55 grams) C-Type coaxial transfer switch, 411HQ series that operates from DC to 34 GHz with insertion loss of 0.55 dB max. The ruggedized design of the actuator allows the unit to operate under harsh environments. The design is fully qualified for space applications. The 411HQ-Series is flight mission ready.
K&L Microwave Inc. Booth 125
Lumped Element Filters
Ultra miniature lumpedelement filters provide reduced size and weight while affording ultimate flexibility. Bandpass, lowpass, highpass and notch filters, including elliptic and pole placed designs are available in very small surface-mount packages. Integrated covers assure performance in sizes typically less than 0.2" wide by 0.15" tall. Join K&L at Booth 125 to discuss your custom requirements.
Massachusetts Bay Technologies Booth 209
Thin Film Silicon Resistors
Massachusetts Bay Technologies’ wire bondable, thin film chip resistors are fabricated, using sputtering tantalum nitride as the resistive material, on a highly polished silicon substrate. The company’s photolithography techniques can produce geometries of less than five microns. This tightly controlled process creates a resistor with a low TCR, low current noise as well as insignificant nonlinearity.
Cernex Inc. Booth 229
Cernex’s benchtop amplifiers are designed for use in a wide range of general purpose applications such as laboratory test equipment, instrumentation and other applications. Reliable operation is achieved using rugged stripline circuit construction with selected GaAs FETs, PHEMTs and MMICs.
Qorvo Booth 331
High Efficiency 0.05 W Small Cell PAs
Qorvo’s TQP9309 and TQP9321 are high efficiency, two-stage PAs in low cost, surface-mount packages with on-chip bias control and temperature compensation circuitry. Optimized for small cell base stations, picocells and enterprise femtocells, these RF solutions deliver high gain (30 dB) and > 27 dBm linear power with predistortion correction over 1.8 to 2.2 GHz for multiple bands with a single component. Learn more by visiting Qorvo at IMS2015.
Z-Communications Inc. Booth 418
Ceramic Resonator Oscillator VCOs
The TRO2400A-LF is the first in a new series of ceramic resonator oscillator VCOs, which saves precious board space but still delivers exceptional phase noise performance. The TRO2400A-LF covers 2.4 GHz within 0.5 to 4.5 V of tuning and provides -113 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset. This innovative design operates off 5 V while consuming 25 mA and provides a 68% reduction in overall volume size in comparison to other CRO topologies.
Delta Microwave Inc. Booth 421
GaN SSPA Power Amplifier
Operating over 29 to 31 GHz, model DM-HPKA-10-102 delivers 8 to 10 W of linear output power. SSPA offers gain of 50 dB and excellent AM-PM (< 3°/dB) in a compact size of 3.1" × 3" × 0.78". Product functions with a single 20 V input supply and includes features such as fast on/off, over temperature and over current protection. Design and construction meet full military requirements for -40° to +85°C environmental conditions.
Custom MMIC Booth 525
4 to 8 GHz GaN LNA
Custom MMIC’s CMD219C4 is a GaN low noise amplifier covering 4 to 8 GHz that features a gain of +22.5 dB, a noise figure of 1 dB, an output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm, and an input survivability of greater than 5 W. Housed in a leadless 4 × 4 mm ceramic package, the CMD219C4 is ideally suited for C-Band radar applications where high signal levels may be present.
Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp. Booth 526
Low PIM Connectors
Delta’s 4.1/9.5 and 4.3/10 Mini DIN series of coaxial connectors and complementary cable assemblies were developed to meet the growing demands of today’s high performance mobile communications systems. The connectors have an operational frequency range of DC to 14 GHz, offers excellent VSWR performance and low passive intermodulation (low PIM) < -165 dBc. This makes the products ideally suited for use in cellular base stations, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell applications.
American Technical Ceramics Booth 529
Q-Bridge Thermal Conductor
ATC’s Q-Bridge is constructed with aluminum nitride or beryllium oxide and is available in standard EIA case sizes. It provides superior thermal management by directing heat to a thermal ground plane or other specific thermal points. It provides additional thermal protection to adjacent components resulting in increased circuit reliability. The inherently low capacitance makes this device virtually transparent at microwave frequencies. Q-Bridge is manufactured using a one-piece RoHS compliant SMT package. It is fully compatible with automated pick-and-place processing.
VIDA Products Inc. Booth 613
Patented Differential Oscillator Module
VIDA Products introduces the 6 to 24 GHz, patented differential oscillator module with excellent phase noise and spurious response. Its small size fits all magnetic packages. Use your existing magnetic tuning package or design your own with VIDA application notes. Oscillator is in a sealed 1 × 4 mm diameter pill package and is working in VIDA’s proprietary or all industry standard packages.
Networks International Corp. Booth 618
NIC’s engineering expertise in hi-reliability RF products includes a specialty in miniature filters that range 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% as well as a wide range of environmental requirements. 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 communication needs.
RLC Electronics Inc. Booth 627
Surface-Mount Cavity Filter
RLC Electronics introduces a series of high frequency surface-mount cavity filters for small scale, low profile system integration. Designs are created and constructed using proprietary techniques resulting in rugged, stable performance over a full range of environmental stresses. High Q cavity filter performance is available up to 30 GHz with profile height as low as 200 mm. The surface-mount design is suitable for reflow attachment, providing savings on size, cost and weight.
VA Diodes Inc. Booth 635
Mini VNA Extension Modules
VDI’s VNA extenders provide high performance frequency extension of vector network analyzers from 50 GHz to 1.1 THz. These modules combine high test port power with exceptional dynamic range and unmatched stability. VDI’s mini-modules are reduced in size, but yield the same industry leading performance as its original designs. The power supply is simplified and the cooling fans have been eliminated. Mini-modules are currently available for WR15, WR12 and WR10, with higher frequency bands coming soon.
Gowanda/TTE Filters/Instec Filters Booth 717
Since 1956, U.S.-based TTE Filters has been designing and manufacturing RF and microwave filters. Designs are now available to 26 GHz. Standard and custom LC and combline designs, multiplexers and bias tees are offered. Dedicated to customer service, TTE provides lead times as short as 3 to 5 days. New LC9S lowpass Chebyshev filters are available from stock. Filters from TTE, inductors from Gowanda Electronics and EMI/RFI filters from Instec Filters will be on display at IMS2015; all affiliates of Gowanda Holdings.
Greenray Industries Inc. Booth 723
Temperature Compensated Oscillator
Greenray Industries Inc. announces the availability of the T1241 TCXO. The new, high performance T1241 temperature compensated oscillator, available from 50 to 100 MHz with squarewave, CMOS output, features low phase noise and vibration compensation. The T1241 offers low g-sensitivity while providing superior phase noise performance, which are ideal characteristics for demanding mobile applications. Supply voltage is +3.3 or +5 V DC, and supply current is 30 mA max. EFC is provided for precise tuning or phase locking applications.
Keysight Technologies Inc. Booth 739
UXG and Signal Studio Software
Better testing done sooner equals deeper confidence in electronic warfare (EW) system performance. The N5193A UXG agile signal generator is a powerful building block, whether you need a dependable LO or a scalable threat simulator. It provides complex EW threat simulation, in an off-the-shelf solution, lowering the barriers between new intelligence and up-to-date signal scenarios. To simplify signal creation, N7660B Signal Studio for multi-emitter scenario generation (MESG) delivers Keysight-validated, performance-optimized signals that can be downloaded directly into one or more UXGs as a pulse descriptor word (PDW) list.
UXA Signal Analyzer and 89600 VSA Software
In developing mission-critical radar, electronic warfare and communication systems, leading-edge signal analysis requires excellent performance. Keysight’s N9040B UXA signal analyzer delivers industry-leading phase-noise performance of -136 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset (-142 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz for 1 GHz carrier) along 510 MHz analysis and real time bandwidths. With a large 14.1-inch multi-touch display, the UXA provides wider, deeper views of elusive and wideband signals. Adding 89600 VSA software with Option BHQ provides in-depth synchronized pulsed radar analysis, enabling you to see through complex interactions and find answers faster.
Phase Coherent PXIe Multi-Channel Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight’s multi-channel phase coherent M9391A PXIe vector signal analyzer (VSA) and M9381A PXIe vector signal generator (VSG) enable characterization and test of wireless designs requiring multiple time-synchronized or phase-coherent channels. These new capabilities address rapidly evolving wireless technology challenges, including validating critical multi-antenna techniques, such as diversity, carrier aggregation, 8x8 MIMO spatial multiplexing and beamforming, used in the development and verification of next-generation cellular, wireless connectivity and 5G devices. Keysight’s LTE/LTE-Advanced Multi-Channel Reference Solution combines multiple phase-coherent PXIe VSAs and VSGs, bringing together hardware and software to accelerate test setup and enable deeper insight into complex LTE and LTE-Advanced designs.
Keysight’s FieldFox handheld combination analyzers provide a precise and comprehensive solution for satellite ground station maintenance in the aerospace/defense and commercial markets. FieldFox analyzers quickly assures system performance with a high level of confidence to help speed satellite ground station installation and maintenance. FieldFox handheld analyzers offer the precision, frequency coverage (up to 26.5 GHz), and all-in-one capability (e.g., spectrum analyzer, full 2-port vector network analyzer and power meter) needed to perform a range of benchtop-quality measurements in difficult test environments. Now, with the introduction of measurement Option 208, FieldFox is the perfect tool for satellite communication field test.
Maury Microwave Booth 745
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 LX™-certified automated impedance tuners. Visit Maury for demos at IMS2015.
EZ Form Cable Corp. Booth 822
EZ Form Cable Corp. introduces a new line of high performance 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 with SMA males, fully tested and are available in a variety of standard lengths. The SMA plugs are solderless crimp versions that eliminate solder concerns and facilitate low profile applications.
OML Inc. Booth 834
Signal Generator Frequency Extension Module
OML introduces a new option for its signal generator frequency extension module. Source module (SxxMS-EA) now includes an option for electronic attenuation. Master your power with this module by controlling the attenuation through a DC control voltage. Power leveling and power flatness can now be achieved through computer control. Currently available in waveguide bands from 50 to 110 GHz; above 110 GHz contact factory. This option also includes typical attenuation values of 20, 40 and 60 dB.
RFHIC Corp. Booth 925
Pulse Power Amplifier
RFHIC’s new pulse power amplifier, RRP52571K0-41, is a low cost C-Band solution designed for radar system applications. It operates between 5.25 and 5.75 GHz and typically provides 41 dB of gain, 1200 W of output power, 30% of efficiency and 10% duty cycle. The module utilizes GaN HEMT technology, providing excellent power density, high breakdown voltage, wide bandwidth and high efficiency.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations Booth 929
Sumitomo Electric introduces new devices to its line of high power GaN products for S-Band radar applications. The new internally matched device provides 600 W output power in pulsed operation. This device covers frequencies from 2.7 to 2.9 GHz with excellent efficiency. Visit Sumitomo’s Booth 929 for a live demonstration.
Modelithics Inc. Booth 950
CLR Library for ANSYS HFSS
Modelithics Inc. announces significant enhancements and capabilities to the Modelithics libraries. Its high accuracy, scalable, high frequency simulation models for Keysight ADS and NI/AWR Design Environment (MWO) feature model settings for convenient and accurate electromagnetic co-simulation. In addition to the annual major releases of the Modelithics library for ADS, MWO and Keysight Genesys, Modelithics will soon add a library that supports ANSYS Electronics Desktop (HFSS).
Charter Engineering Inc. Booth 1034
SP12T Terminated RF Switch
CEI model T12P-941518 is a SP12T internally terminated latching switch with indicator circuitry operating from DC to 15 GHz. The superior 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. CEI specializes in highly repeatable and superior PIM switches.
KRATOS General Microwave Booth 1048
Solid-State Power Amplifiers
KRATOS General Microwave presents its X and Ku-Band solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA). 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. The family of SSPAs offer high performance and are cost effective alternatives to electron tube devices.
Piconics Inc. Booth 1121
Broadband Conical Inductors
Piconics Inc. announces its new line of substrate mounted conical inductors for chip & wire applications. The Piconics CCM series offers ultra broadband conical inductors conveniently packaged on a substrate with wire bondable contact pads. The standard CCM series features an alumina substrate with the conical mounted in shunt on a 50 ohm microstrip. All coils are held in place with epoxy and contacts are welded for enhanced reliability.
MCV Microwave Booth 1125
MCV Microwave has extensive experience in thick film microcircuits, microwave dielectric materials and filter design, MCV Microwave is a major supplier of RF/microwave bandpass, lowpass, highpass, band reject and multiplex filters using ceramic, LC, combline/cavity and helical topology. Shown here is its LTE 60 W ceramic duplexer with low PIM.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions Booth 1137
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions continues to expand their Ku-Band iso-divider product family with the introduction of an eight-way unit. Featuring similar exceptional performance as the previously introduced four- and two-way products, exceptional insertion loss and band flatness performance is continued in this product. Small size, low weight and high reliability are features that are crucial for the target applications. Stop by Booth 1137 to learn more and see samples.
Teledyne Microwave Solutions Booth 1149
TMS offers a complete suite of ITAR-Free products for Ka-Band systems specifically developed for legacy and new designs. Both up and down-converters can electronically switch between commercial and military Ka/K-Bands. By combining these converters with the company’s standard SSPA, a full transceiver can be configured operating over the 29 to 31 GHz transmit band and the 19.2 to 21.2 GHz receive band with three hermetically sealed modules.
Teledyne Relays Booth 1149
Teledyne Relays announces 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 Booth 1149
Stranded Cable Assembly
Meet the new FlexCore™ product—a stranded center conductor cable assembly that will benefit both systems and test & measurement applications when requirements call for an extended flex life cycle, mechanical reliability and repeatability. Operating up to 26.5 GHz, this durable, 7-strand cable offers flex performance similar to a 19-strand product, as well as excellent connector retention (35 lbs pull).
Komax Wire Booth 1230
Kappa 331 UX
Komax Wire will feature the new Kappa 331 UX modular wire cut and strip machine at IMS2015. The Kappa 331 UX is capable of processing coaxial and triaxial cables with cross sections ranging from AWG 24 to AWG 2. The Kappa 331 UX can be changed over quickly to increase efficiency and production rates. For more information, please contact your local Komax Wire sales representative or visit Booth 1230 at the show!
SignalCore Booth 1334
20 GHz Signal Source
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.
Rosenberger North America LLC Booth 1351
Intermodulation Site Analyzer
Rosenberger presents its brand new broadband passive intermodulation site analyzer for multi-function on-site tests and measurements of active and passive elements. The Rosenberger site analyzer features PIM detection over CPRI (incl. cancellation function), broadband Rx & Tx base model 700 to 2700 MHz with exchangeable filter units, continuous wave signal (no pulse), portability with a rugged design, sunlight readable 12" touch screen, antenna isolation measurement, DTF measurement (VSWR vs. Dist.; PIM vs. Dist.), VSWR/return loss measurement and battery, and 110/220 V AC operation.
Skyworks Inc. Booth 1354
Wireless LAN Front-End Module
Skyworks’ SKY85806-11 features an integrated 2.4 GHz PA, 5 GHz PA, transmit filter, diplexers and T/R switches. It is ideal for set-top box, wireless high fidelity, USB dongle and personal computer applications. The device provides local oscillator filters for the 2 and 5 GHz transmit paths in a compact QFN 28-pin, 4 × 3 × 0.8 mm package. Visit Booth 1354 to learn more about its broad product portfolio for diverse markets.
MPI Corp. Booth 1434
Automated Probe System
MPI Corp. announces the new automated engineering probe system - TS2000-SE for accurate and reliable DC/CV, RF and high power measurements. The ShieldEnvironment™ is designed to ensure the advanced EMI/RFI/Light-Tight shielding, Fem to Amp low-leakage capabilities and integrated active vibration isolation, with a temperature range of -60° to +300°C. With the unique automated wafer loader, vertical controlled environment (VCE) and the revolutionary, multi-touch operation software suite SENTIO™, MPI is offering great values for device characterization for modeling and process development.
Signal Hound Booth 1442
Spectrum Analyzer and RF Recorder
The BB60C is a broadband real time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder that captures and displays RF events as short as 1 µs. It has selectable IF streaming bandwidths from 250 kHz up to 27 MHz. With accurate operation from 9 kHz to 6 GHz over its entire temperature range (-40° to +65°C available), the BB60C is well-suited for lab or field use. It sells for $2879 USD, and includes an API for custom software development.
Anokiwave Booth 1520
Pioneering the mmWave revolution, Anokiwave is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly integrated SiGe core chips and III/V front-ends for emerging mmWave and AESA markets. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures feature rich solutions and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies that deliver solutions to your most challenging mmWave applications. Anokiwave specializes in mmWave Si Core ICs, AESA ASICs and mmWave III/V front-ends.
Exodus Advanced Communications Booth 1611
High Power SSPA
Exodus Advanced Communications introduces a new high power SSPA module covering 4 to 18 GHz at 20 W P1dB and 30 W Psat. This small form factor module uses state-of-the-art chip and wire GaAs and GaN devices, exhibits good linearity and operates at 32 VDC with 19A max consumption.
B&Z Technologies Booth 1615
B&Z Technologies manufactures a full line of state-of-the-art microwave amplifiers spanning from 100 kHz to 50 GHz. B&Z offers ultra-low noise, high dynamic range, medium power (up to +30 dBm) amplifiers for military, satcom and commercial markets. The company’s in-house designing, machining and manufacturing capabilities allow them great flexibility to customize amplifiers with quick turn-around time and the option of waveguide and weatherproof housing. Stock amplifiers and data are routinely updated on the company’s website and can be shipped within 3 to 5 days.
Dynawave Inc. Booth 1618
Dynawave announces the DynaTest™ series cable assemblies, designed to deliver repeatable, precision measurements while lowering your overall total cost. Available with standard SMA and Type N connector interfaces, these assemblies offer exceptionally low VSWR and insertion loss across a broad frequency range (DC to 26.5 GHz). These assemblies are highly flexible, yet maintain critical phase stability to ensure repeatable results. The rugged mechanical design and high flexibility of these assemblies also offer greater ease of use and long service life.
Cinch Connectivity Solutions Booth 1624
Cable Assemblies and Connectors
Johnson, Midwest Microwave, Semflex, Stratos, Trompeter and Vitelec are now part of Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a bel group company. The company’s full spectrum of broadband coaxial connectors, cable and fiber optic connectivity products serve the needs of military, aerospace, wireless communication, data network, industrial and healthcare markets. The company continues to evolve its product portfolio with a special focus on customized, engineered solutions for the delivery of voice, video and data in your challenging applications. Learn more at cinchconnectivity.com or call (800) 247-8256(800) 247-8256 FREE.
QuinStar Technology Inc. Booth 1718
Millimeter Wave Amplifiers and Multi-Function Assemblies
QuinStar Technology offers complete product lines of millimeter wave amplifiers and customized multi-function assemblies for frequencies up to 110 GHz. Amplifier products range from ultra-low noise amplifiers to full waveguide band driver amplifiers covering K through W-Band (18 to 110 GHz), to very high power amplifiers up to 100 GHz with unparalleled power output level, linearity and efficiency. CW and pulsed high power amplifiers are ideally suited for replacing tubes in radars and communication transmitters.
Remcom Inc. Booth 1722
XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software
Shorten your development time and release your products to market sooner! XFdtd® is unrivaled for solving the largest and most complex EM problems at the fastest speeds. Featuring XStream GPU Acceleration for both CPUs and GPU clusters, plus unlimited memory support, XF can simulate massive problems exceeding billions of cells. Visit Remcom at Booth 1722 to see XF’s new features, including matching circuit optimization and projected capacitive touch capability.
SV Microwave Booth 1818
RF Interconnect System
Check out SV Microwave’s FeatherMate RF interconnect system combining a high density (0.085" center-to-center spacing) 40 GHz multiport concept with a zero disengagement mating mechanism force that eliminates damage to PCB solder joints. Direct connection to board trace, solder-free board mounts and small diameter coax cable connectors are available. Ideal for high density, low-force applications including bench-top testing, evaluation boards and ATE. Get more bandwidth and signal density in your application without worrying about destructive demating forces with SV Microwave’s FeatherMate!
Cuming Microwave Corp. Booth 1827
Featuring C-RAM? SFC-HC high power, broad-banded pyramidal honeycomb RF absorber, a phenolic coated honeycomb with the ability to handle up to 10 W/in2 of power with no forced air. Cuming Microwave Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 microwave materials manufacturer focusing on EMI absorbers and EMI suppression materials; C-RAM™ microwave and radar absorbing materials, turnkey anechoic and EMC chambers, and C-STOCK™ low-loss dielectric materials.
Passive Plus Inc. Booth 1831
With over 30 years in the RF/microwave industry, Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) manufactures and specializes in high-Q/low ESR/ESL capacitors for the military, medical, semiconductor, broadcast and telecommunications industries. Capacitor case sizes include 0505, 1111, 2225, 3838; EIA 0201, 0402, 0603, 0805, High power 6040, 7676; broadband capacitors 01005, 0201, 0402. Known for superior customer service, fast deliveries, competitive prices and outstanding quality, PPI continues to broaden its technology portfolio in the ever-changing environment of today’s electronics market.
DiTom Microwave Booth 1833
Ka-Band Space Qualified Isolator
DiTom Microwave has released a new Ka-Band (27 to 31 GHz) space qualified isolator. The DS1017 is manufactured to meet or exceed environmental space-level reliability including thermal shock, sine and random vibration, temperature cycling, and thermal vacuum survivability over a specified qualification and acceptance test plan. The company’s current space level manufacturing process allows for delivery in as quickly as four weeks depending on test requirements.
Werlatone Inc. Booth 1919
High Power, 2 to 6 GHz Passive Components
Celebrating 50 years, Werlatone remains committed to high power, efficiency and bandwidth. In 2015, Werlatone introduces its newest line of in-phase and hybrid combiners, covering the full 2 to 6 GHz bandwidth. Both connectorized and surface-mount options are available, generating scalable building blocks for wideband combining applications. Model H10126, a surface-mount 180° combiner, is conservatively rated at 100 W CW.
Eclipse Microwave Inc. Booth 1925
The Eclipse EGP7000 series of PIN diodes are processed with a high resistivity epi that have intrinsic layers ranging in thickness from 4 to 200 micron depending on performance specifications. These diodes are made with a grown junction P++ layer that yields abrupt junction structures that provide low punch through voltages and minimize autodoping. They are available as chips or in your choice of 19 packages.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc. Booth 1927
PMI model number PTRAN-100M18G-SFB-3UVPX-MAH is an ultra-compact, 3U open VPX transceiver covering 100 MHz to 18 GHz utilizing VITA67 RF backplane connections. The receive path includes an integrated CW immune SDLVA featuring linear and limited RF outputs and a time-gating/sampling signal that controls an output blanking switch. The IF frequency range is 100 MHz to 4 GHz and two LO inputs accept 4 to 20 GHz signals. Two customizable 6-channel switch filter banks are included for the transmit and receive paths.
Coilcraft Booth 1929
Conical Inductors for Ultra-Wide Bias Tees
Designed specifically for broadband and high frequency applications, Coilcraft conical inductors offer flat bandwidth with high impedance to 40 GHz. The company’s BCL series includes a full-length cap that protects the coil and provides a large surface for pick and place. The BCL series features “flying leads” for precise positioning and adjustment of the mounting angle. Both series are offered in nine inductance values ranging from 0.22 to 8.0 µH. Free samples are available.
SAGE Millimeter Inc. Booth 2009
E-Band Active ×4 Multiplier
Model SFA-713863410-12KF-S1 is a 71 to 86 GHz ×4 active multiplier that is designed for E-Band communications and automotive radar applications. The active multiplier converts 17.75 to 21.5 GHz/+5 dBm input signal to deliver 71 to 86 GHz frequency band with a typical +10 dBm output power. The spurious and harmonic suppressions of the multiplier are 60 and 20 dBc or better, respectively. The multiplier draws 250 mA current from a +8 V DC power supply.
Ducommun Inc. Booth 2018
Ka-Band Power Amplifier
Ducommun power amplifier model AHP-33142530-01 is a power amplifier designed to cover the entire Ka-Band 26.5 to 40 GHz. It provides small signal gain of over 30 dB across the frequency range, with larger than +25 dBm output power at 1 dB compression. Employing monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology, the amplifier operates from a single bias supply of +8 to +12 VDC with an internal voltage regulator and bias sequencing circuitry, consuming about 1 A of DC current.
Mician GmbH Booth 2026
EM Software Tools
Mician is recognized as a leading developer of EM software tools for the design and optimization of waveguide components, feed networks and horn antennas as well as horn antennas with reflectors, particularly single parabol, dual cassegrain, dual gregory and displaced axis antennas. Mician’s signature product µWave Wizard combines the flexibility of fast and powerful numerical methods with an appealing and ergonomic GUI that enables flexibility and openness including CAD export formats interfacing with most mechanical design tools.
Instruments for Industry Booth 2029
Solid-State Pulse Amplifier
Instruments for Industry (IFI), a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, now offers a dual-mode, solid-state amplifier that combines continuous (CW) and pulse (P) operating modes. The new S31-500-900P amplifier has been optimized for performing 600 V/m radar pulse radiated immunity testing in the 0.8 to 3.1 GHz band.
MILMEGA Booth 2029
Amplifiers Modules and Kits
MILMEGA, a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, offers solid-state microwave amplifiers from 80 MHz to 6 GHz with power output from 25 to 1000 W. Modules and kits with bandwidths ranging from 800 MHz to 6 GHz and power outputs from 1 to 230 W are also available. These lightweight modules are highly reliable and compact, making them ideal for a range of applications.
Infineon Technologies Booth 2032
RF Power Transistor
Developed using Infineon’s rugged 50 V LDMOS process, PTVA127002EV is an input/output matched RF power transistor optimized for pulsed L-Band radar applications. The device provides over 700 W of output power with a typical gain of over 17 dB and efficiency of 61%. It has a low thermal resistance, VSWR mismatch tolerance of 10:1 and low pulse droop of less than 0.2 dB. This device can also be used effectively in CW applications such as particle accelerators. The PTVA127002EV is in production.
Pivotone Booth 2117
The quadruplexer LTE700/AMPS/PCS/AWS operates from 698 to 790 MHz, 824 to 896 MHz, 1850 to 1990 MHz, 1710 to 1755 MHz, and 2110 to 2155 MHz. This high performance part is designed for multi-band, co-located sites. Although it is relatively small in size, it has low insertion loss, low PIM and allows for DC and AISG issue 2.0 passthru on selected ports. This quadruplexer is available to mount on the wall or poles and is suitable for outdoor and indoor applications.
SGMC Microwave Booth 2129
Precision Coaxial Connectors
SGMC Microwave is a registered ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of precision coaxial connectors including cable connectors, receptacles and adapters. SGMC’s product catalog along with its newly revamped website showcases its extensive line of readily available products which includes series: 1.0, 1.85, 2.4, 2.92 and 3.5 mm, SMA, N, TNC and SSMA. SGMC Microwave’s hallmarks are always: quality, performance and reliability.
Custom Microwave Components Inc. Booth 2214
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.
LPKF Laser & Electronics Booth 2218
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.
Millitech Booth 2236
Active Up-Converters and Down-Converters
Millitech series BUC/BDC are compact active up and down-converters. Each BUC/BDC integrates up to a mixer, filter, and up to three stages of amplification. Standard models are available for WiGig (57 to 66 GHz), E-Band (71 to 76 and 81 to 86 GHz), and W-Band (92 to 96 GHz). Combining these components into single packages saves volume, weight and cost. Pulse/mute control is available on all units for powering down one stage of amplifiers. Custom options are available for gain, output power, noise figure and other frequencies.
RelComm Technologies Inc. Booth 2319
1P2T Coaxial Relay
RelComm Technologies complements its product line with a high performance 1P2T coaxial relay configured with ‘SC’ type connectors and excellent RF performance to 6 GHz. Power rating is 1250 W CW to 1 GHz and 500 W CW to 6 GHz. Operating temperature range is -30° to +70°C. The relay measures 3.50" in width with a depth of 1.00" and is less than 2.4" tall. It is fitted with standard eyelet terminals for ease of wire up and is fully RoHS compliant.
3D Glass Solutions Booth 2412
3D Glass Solutions introduces a new manufacturing technology enabling production of High-Q inductors surrounded by up to 99% air. The GECCO™ process offers several advantages for inductors including: higher Q factors and self-resonance frequencies, lower power consumption, the elimination of wire bonds, wafer level packaging for lower production and packaging costs, and integration possibilities of High-Q inductors into custom IC packaging that reduces packing size and cost.
Transline Technology Booth 2417
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 with the ability to turn product in as little as 24 hours.
West•Bond Inc. Booth 2418
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, semi-automatic, and manual all ESD protected. Ultrasonic, thermosonic and thermocompression wire/ribbon bonders; eutectic and epoxy die bonders, insulated wire bonders and pull testers.
National Instruments (formerly AWR Corp.) Booth 2431
NI AWR Design Environment
Visit NI AWR in Booth 2431 at IMS2015 to preview the new load-pull and antenna features slated for the V12 release of NI AWR Design Environment software. Additional demonstrations that showcase ease-of-use, speed enhancements as well as third-party integration, such as ANSYS HFSS, will also be on display.
National Instruments Booth 2431
High Performance Microwave Instrumentation
The PXIe-5668R is a high performance 26.5 GHz VSA that delivers low noise floor, high linearity and low phase noise with up to 765 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. It offers a unique combination of RF measurement performance, measurement speed and flexibility to meet the requirements of applications such as wireless communications, RFIC characterization, radar test and spectrum monitoring and signal intelligence. It also includes a LabVIEW-programmable Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA to customize the instrument’s behavior through triggering, signal processing routines and more.
NI Microwave Components Booth 2431
QuickSyn synthesizers are now extended to mmWave. NI Microwave Component’s new QuickSyn mmWave synthesizer modules use the same QuickSyn technology that allows fast switching, low phase noise and compact size. These CW sources cover popular frequency bands, 27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz and 76 to 82 GHz for a variety of applications including a backhaul for digital radio, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless HDMI, WiGig, IEEE802.11ad, wireless gigabit Ethernet and automotive radar for collision avoidance.
Richardson RFPD Booth 2436
Electronic Component Distribution
Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a specialized electronic component distributor providing technical expertise and global design support for the latest products from leading suppliers of RF, wireless, energy and power technologies. Richardson RFPD offers the newest products from leading suppliers of RF and wireless technologies to more than 10,000 customers, through its sales team of engineering experts. The company supports the design efforts of RF engineers in markets such as cellular infrastructure, avionics and defense, ISM, CATV, T&M, IoT/M2M and many others.
Anritsu Booth 2438
For applications ranging from microwave component testing to on-wafer device characterization, the VectorStar vector network analyzer family uses nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) technology to provide best-in-class performance — and it is only from Anritsu. Get the confidence you need in every VNA measurement. Visit Anritsu’s Booth 2438 at IMS2015 to see the latest features and functionality of the full VectorStar product line.
IMST Booth 2522
3D EM Solver EMPIRE XPU 7.1
EMPIRE XPU is one of the leading 3D EM solvers for design of antennas, RF circuits and components. Due to its unique software controlled workflow among CPUs
EMPIRE is highly efficient and extremely fast on plain conventional hardware. New features of EMPIRE XPU 7.1 include an enhanced 3D graphical user interface, a new 3D modeling kernel for fast import and handling of large and complex objects, extended libraries and a circuit simulator for the inclusion of active components.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. Booth 2622
Monolithic Phase and Amplitude Controller
The UltraCMOS® PE46120 is the first product available from Peregrine’s monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) product family. Covering 1.8 to 2.2 GHz, the monolithic RFIC integrates a 90-degree hybrid splitter, phase shifters, digital step attenuator and a digital SPI interface. Ideal for optimizing dual-path, dynamically load-modulated amplifier architectures such as Doherty amplifiers, the PE46120 enables precise high resolution phase and amplitude control and features wide phase range and small step size.
True DC RF Switch
The UltraCMOS® PE42020 is the industry’s first and only RF integrated switch to operate at true DC, zero Hz. The True DC RF switch features high power handling and maintains excellent RF performance and linearity from DC through 8 GHz. A reliable alternative to problematic mechanical relays and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), the PE42020 is ideal for test and measurement and automated test equipment applications.
Accel RF Booth 2712
Accel-RF supplies equipment for performing measured long-term reliability assessment on compound semiconductors. The Accel-RF characterization platform is an integrated solution of benchtop RF and thermal characterization. It allows for easy measurement of critical performance characteristics used for high temperature RF bias (HTRB) testing, performance degradation studies, or parameter variation analysis. Accelerate your time to market with the Accel-RF characterization platform.
Pickering Interfaces Booth 2814
RF and Microwave Switching Solutions
Pickering Interfaces will be showcasing its broad catalog of PXI and LXI (Ethernet) RF and microwave switching solutions. Ranging from low-level DC signals to RF and microwave, these switching solutions can be used to increase the flexibility of test and measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65 GHz. Configurations available within their PXI and LXI platforms include multiplexers, matrices, transfer and general-purpose switches. Pickering will also be showing its new eBIRST switching system test tools used to quickly identify faulty relays.
RFMW Booth 2826
RF SOI Switch
The UltraCMOS® PE42524 is an RF SOI switch that operates up to 40 GHz. This SPDT RF switch significantly extends Peregrine Semiconductor’s high frequency port-folio into frequencies previously dominated by gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology. As an alternative to GaAs-based solutions, the PE42524 features high reliability and performance advantages in linearity, isolation, settling time and ESD protection. These attributes make the switch ideal for test and measurement, microwave backhaul, radar and military communications devices.
Cadence Booth 2832
RFIC Simulation Solution
Cadence’s Spectre® RF is a production proven, accurate and high performance RFIC simulation solution. Integrated in the Virtuoso analog design environment, Spectre RF delivers a unique and comprehensive set of analyses in the time and frequency domains for fast and accurate characterization of RFIC circuits. The latest release adds LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 802.11af to the rich set of supported wireless standards in envelop analysis. The release also features automatic harmonic balance set-up, and the simulation of two LTE transceiver channels simultaneously.
Besser Associates Inc. Booth 2833
RF and Wireless Training
Besser Associates is a worldwide leader in RF and wireless training. Besser’s instruction combines theory with hands-on practice, the latest tools and technology, and the most appropriate training media (online and traditional classroom) for individualized, meaningful participant experiences. Besser 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 be presented on-site and customized to meet clients’ specific needs.
MACOM Booth 2839
S-Band GaN Power Pallet
The MAPG-002729-350L00 is an S-Band GaN power pallet and features output power > 350 W, with 11.5 dB gain and 50% drain efficiency. The compact size of the integrated pallet, combined with excellent RF performance makes this product an ideal solution for pulsed radar and medical applications where small size, lightweight and high power performance (SWaP) are required.
28 V GaN on Silicon Amplifier
The NPA is a 28 V GaN on silicon amplifier, with broadband operation between 30 and 2500 MHz. Ideal for test and measurement, hand-held radios, and wireless and defense communications, the amplifier provides a broadband 50 ohm input impedance in an industry standard 6×5 mm DFN plastic package.
Insulated Wire Inc. Booth 2922
IW presents multi-port solutions for system-level interconnect. Where rapid mate/de-mate for multiple signal paths is a key concern, IW now offers high frequency contacts for 38999 using standard inserts. Contacts are designed to accept IW’s Tuf-FlexTM low loss cable designs for protection against accidental damage. The ruggedization also ensures bundling will not crush the cables. The Re-FlexTM range is extended with RF250 (RG401 replacement) and 0471, for high power and high density applications respectively; standard length SMA assemblies using RF141 are now in stock at HASCO.
Herotek Inc. Booth 2924
DC to 3 GHz Voltage Limiter
Herotek offers a DC to 3 GHz voltage limiter for DC, AC analog, digital, RF, impulse and microwave signals. LV3000A does not have a frequency break between DC and 3 GHz and no bias is required. The typical threshold level is ±0.7 VDC or 0 dBm microwave. LV3000A has low output leakage level (1.5 V typical at ±10 V input, +13 dBm typical at +30 dBm input microwave). It has low harmonics generation (-20 dBc typical at rated input power).
Southwest Microwave Inc. Booth 3022
1 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz Connectors
Southwest Microwave will showcase its high frequency 1 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz connectors, including field-replaceable two and four-hole flange-mount and thread-in connectors, direct-solder cable connectors and clamp-on end launch connectors. Built in the U.S. to rigorous performance and quality standards, these rugged, durable solutions feature a 360° raised grounding ring and temperature rating of -55° to 165°C. Mode-free operation through 110 GHz, well-matched impedance, excellent repeatability and the industry’s lowest VSWR, insertion loss and RF leakage.
Freescale Booth 3031
Doherty Alignment Module
The MMDS09254H is a 700 to 1000 MHz advanced Doherty alignment module (ADAM) designed to enable accurate alignment of phase and amplitude on the carrier and peaking amplifiers used in high power Doherty amplifiers, in particular asymmetric implementations. The MMDS09254H enables superior linearity/efficiency trade-off while improving output power. It contains a coupler, SPI selectable phase shifters and step attenuators. The ADAM modules are suitable for all 3G and 4G protocols.
Analog Devices Inc. Booth 3036
IF Transceiver Chipset
Analog Devices Inc. announces a new chipset in a 4 × 6 mm wafer level package to support the emerging 60 GHz small cell backhaul market. This chipset includes the HMC6300BG46 transmitter and HMC6301BG46 receiver which together constitute a fully integrated analog baseband to millimeter wave transceiver with on-board synthesizer, analog gain control and support for bandwidths up to 1.8 GHz and up to 64-QAM modulation. They also include ports for an external LO. Contact RFMGfirstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation Booth 3040
25 to 100 W, 1 to 6 GHz Amplifier
Models 25S1G6AB, 50S1G6AB, 100S1G6AB are solid-state, 25, 50, and 100 W Class AB amplifier designs that instantaneously cov-er the 1 to 6 GHz frequency band in single benchtop unit. These amplifiers provide 25, 50 or 100 W output power, depending on model, in approximately half the size of a traditional Class A design with increased efficiency and a more economical price.
MIcable Inc. Booth 3126
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.
Pasternack Enterprises Booth 3214
Connectorized RF Amplifiers
Pasternack provides the industry’s largest selection of off-the-shelf, connectorized RF amplifiers available to ship same-day. Over 120 unique high power, high-rel, broadband, limiting, power, low noise, log, USB-controlled amplifiers and gain blocks are now in-stock. Frequencies up to 40 GHz, gain levels ranging from 10 to 60 dB, P1dB from 2 mW to 100 W, noise figures as low as 0.8 dB and gain variation down to ±0.3 dB.
With the industry’s largest selection of RF components, expert technical support and same-day shipping, Pasternack is the engineer’s RF source. Its vast product offering includes amplifiers, custom cable assemblies, switches, attenuators, waveguides, adapters, connectors, power dividers, circulators, isolators and many more. Stop by the booth to speak with RF engineers and learn how Pasternack can satisfy your company’s urgent RF requirements. And while you are there, enter to win your very own drone.
KRYTAR Booth 3218
7 to 12.4 GHz Directional Coupler
KRYTAR’s new coupler, model 120706, covers 7 to 12.4 GHz with nominal coupling (with respect to output) of 6 dB, ±0.5 dB, and frequency sensitivity of ±0.30 dB. The directional coupler exhibits insertion loss (including coupled power) of less than 1.8 dB, directivity of greater than 15 dB, maximum VSWR (any port) is 1.35, input power rating is 20 W average and 3 kW peak. The directional couplers come with industry-standard 2.4 mm SMA female connectors.
CTT Inc. Booth 3224
80 W Power Amplifier
This GaN-based solid-state power amplifier, model AGM/060-4960, covers 2 to 6 GHz with CW output power ranging from 20 to 80 W, with a 150 W version coming soon. This compact amplifier is designed for commercial, industrial and military EW applications. Specifications: Gain, 60 dB; gain flatness, ±3 dB; noise figure, 6 dB; Psat, +49 dBm (+48 dBm at band edge); VDC +30 V; DC current, 15.0 A. The amplifier is 6.32" × 4.50" × 0.80".
Empower RF Systems Inc. Booth 3226
Next Generation High Power Amplifiers
Empower will be running live demos of their next generation power amplifiers. Showcasing a unique combination of broadband frequency coverage and high power RF output, visitors to IMS2015 Booth 3226 will be introduced to “portability” and “end use adaptability” that has not been considered possible with commercially available, and much larger, power amplifiers. The designs on display utilize a standard architecture (hardware and software) that maximizes re-use of key building blocks and interface capabilities.
API Technologies Booth 3236
Active Antenna Array Solutions
API Technologies has developed a solution that streamlines system integration, simplifies repair and reduces the cost of ownership of AESA/E-Scan radar platforms. The Scaleable Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) is constructed from T/R module common building blocks, called Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRM). These QTRMs are contained within modular plank assemblies. Applications include tactical datalinks, maritime radar, air traffic control radar and air/vehicle based radar.
Reactel Booth 3242
Filters, Multiplexers and Multifunction Assemblies
Reactel manufactures a line of filters, multiplexers and multifunction assemblies covering up to 50 GHz. From small, lightweight units suitable for flight to high power units capable of handling 10 kW, connectorized or surface-mount the company’s talented engineers can design a unit specifically for your application. Visit Booth 3242 to learn more.
CST Booth 3244
CST STUDIO SUITE 2015
CST announces the 2015 version of its flagship electromagnetic simulation software CST STUDIO SUITE®. The result of years of research and development, CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 includes improvements and innovations at every level, from the optimized solver technology to the user interface and integration with other tools. CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 offers considerable product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles, virtual prototyping before physical trials and optimization instead of experimentation.
Metrigraphics Booth 3312
Additive Process Yields Consistent Substrate-based Thin Film Circuits
Metrigraphics’ new breakthroughs in processing substrate-based, ultra-miniaturized circuits enables them to manufacture circuits in high volume with properties that include: circuit lines and spaces as small as 10 microns, vias as small as 25 microns in diameter, plated through holes (PTH) to ground with “metal-backed” ceramics, and multilayer devices with up to six metal layers. The fabrication process is ideal for applications such as aerospace, defense, telecommunications, commercial printing and photonics.
Mini-Circuits Booth 3331
Mini-Circuits’ EP2C+ is a MMIC splitter/combiner designed for wideband operation from 1800 to 12500 MHz. This model provides excellent power ratings in a tiny device package (4×4×1 mm), with up to 1.85 W power handling (as a splitter) and up to 0.4A DC current handling. Manufactured using GaAs IPD technology, it provides a high level of ESD protection and excellent reliability.
Mini-Circuits’ PMA2-43LN+ is an 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 5 V supply, is well matched for 50 V systems, and comes in a tiny, low profile package, accommodating dense circuit board layouts.
USB Smart Power Sensor
Mini-Circuits’ PWR-8GHS Smart Power Sensor is a pocket-sized, 4.89" × 1.74" × 0.95", precision test USB HID device (no driver installation required) that turns a Windows® or Linux® PC into a power meter. All specifications provided in the data sheet apply to continuous wave (CW) signals. Each unit is shipped with its N-to-SMA adapter and a quick-locking USB cable for reliable connectivity. Native software and detailed user guides are provided on the included CD, or can be downloaded from minicircuits.com anywhere an internet connection is available, providing a full range of data analysis options.
Wideband Double Balanced Mixer-Amplifier
MDA4-752H+ is a multi-chip module incorporating a mixer (InGap HBT), LO amplifer (InGap HBT) and IF amplifier (E-PHEMT) dice in as single package. It has flat conversion gain over a broad frequency range and with high IP3. In addition, the MDA4-752H+ has good input and output return loss over a broad frequency range without the need for external matching components. It is packaged in a tiny 4×4 mm MCLP package with tin-silver over nickel plating passing tin whisker testing.
Coaxial, High-Directivity Directional Coupler
ZHDC-10-63-S+ is a coaxial, high directivity directional coupler. It features wideband, 50 to 6000 MHz, high directivity, 33 dB typ., flat coupling, ±0.3 dB typ. and good VSWR, 1.20:1 typ. Applications include military defense and test and measurement.
Ceramic Directional Coupler
The DCW series is a ceramic directional coupler. It features wideband, 1200 to 3300 MHz, low insertion loss, 0.4 dB typ., excellent return loss for input/output ports ideal for signal-tap, ultra small size, 0603 (1.6 × 0.8 mm), temperature stable and LTCC construction. Applications include ISM, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, UMTS, PCS and LTE.
The LDPG Series is a ceramic diplexer. It features small size 0805 (2.0 × 1.25 mm), low insertion loss, 0.7 dB typ., high rejection, temperature stable and LTCC construction. Applications include communication systems, ISM and Wi-Fi.
Mini-Circuits’ NCR2 family of ultra-wideband balun transformers covers 3.5 to 18 GHz with an impedance ratio of 1:2. They are commonly used for unbalanced to balanced applications. LTCC construction provides exceptional reliability, thermal stability, and a high degree of repeatability. A small footprint (0.08" × 0.10") offers flexibility of integration with RF integrated circuits.
Synthesized Signal Generator
Mini-Circuits’ SSG-6001RC is a wideband synthesized signal generator operating over 1 to 6000 MHz. The signal generator is cased in a rugged metal shielded package (11" × 8.5" × 2.15") and equipped with an N-type 50 V connector at the RF output port. The signal generator is supplied with a CD containing user friendly GUI control software and programming APIs for 32 and 64 bit environments. Using the supplied software, the user can easily select one of several different output modes including multiple pulse modulation options, frequency sweep and power sweep (up, down or bidirectional).
Ultra-Wideband 50 W Directional Couplers
Mini-Circuits’ ZUDC series of ultra-wideband directional couplers covers a wide range of applications from 0.5 to 18 GHz including cellular, WiMAX, ISM, GSM, lab use and more. Available in models with 10, 20 and 30 dB coupling, these couplers are capable of handling up to 50 W RF input power and passing DC current up to 3A from input to output. They provide coupling flatness as steady as ±0.3 dB over their entire frequency range, mainline loss as low as 0.4 dB, and directivity up to 23 dB enabling accurate sampling of input signal power. They come housed in rugged aluminum alloy cases (6.47" × 0.73" × 0.51") with SMA connectors at all ports.
Mini-Circuits’ GVA-91+ (RoHS compliant) is an advanced wideband amplifier fabricated using GaAs HBT technology, offering high gain and excellent power output with excellent power added efficiency in application bands. Lead finish is tin-silver over nickel. It has repeatable performance from lot to lot and is housed in an SOT-89 package for very good thermal performance.
Holzworth Instrumentation Booth 3339
Broadband Signal Generators
Holzworth Instrumentation’s HSX series broadband signal generators exhibit industry leading phase noise and spectral purity performance coupled with a highly accurate dynamic range of +20 to -110 dBm. 1, 2, 3 and 4 channel models are available in a 1U form factor; each providing the ultimate in frequency accuracy, channel-to-channel stability and phase coherency. The 10 MHz to 6 GHz product is currently available, with 12 and 20 GHz models available by Q4 2015. Experience a demo at IMS2015 Booth 3339.
R&D Interconnect Solutions Booth 3412
Invisipin is the world’s first solderable, individual pin conductive elastomer contactor. Invisipin offers unparalleled performance with 20 mV resistance (typical), high compliance range, 1 dB bandwidth > 50 GHz and > 1 amp current capacity. Invisipin also offers flexibility with standard pin configurations of 0.23 to 0.64 mm diameter supporting pitches from 0.4 to >1 mm. Available in tape and reel (machine placeable) or fully integrated into custom products, Invisipin is infinitely configurable and individually replaceable.
Ciao Wireless Booth 3418
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 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.
Vaunix Booth 3423
Vaunix has added a 75 Ohm model to its family of LDA series digital attenuators. This product family offers attenuators with up to 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6000 MHz. The LDA-102-75F has input power of up to 1 W, attenuation range to 95 dB, and offers frequency coverage of 10 to 1000 MHz. It is powered and controlled by connection to a PC or self-powered USB hub.
Communications & Power Industries Booth 3426
X-Band High Power Amplifier
CPI’s VSX3629 solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) is designed to provide a very reliable, air-cooled amplifier for airborne mobile radar requirements. The VSX3629 SSPA covers the 8.8 to 9.6 GHz frequency band with a duty cycle of 10%. Gallium Nitride transistors are utilized for optimum size, weight and efficiency. The 1500 W SSPA transmitter is ruggedized for the harsh environments typical to airborne use.
Cobham Inmet Booth 3436
Temperature Compensating Attenuators
Cobham Inmet introduces the TCAF-X-N09 series of RoHS compliant temperature compensating chip attenuators to their attenuator line. These 2 W, DC to 12 GHz chip attenuators have a temperature coefficient of -.009 dB/dB/°C and can be used in place of standard chip attenuators in level setting or line buffering applications where a negative temperature compensation is required. Sample orders can be requested by stopping by booth 3436 or via email at email@example.com.
Cobham Signal & Control Solutions Booth 3436
High Power Limiters
Cobham Signal & Control Solution continues to protect your vital power sensitive RF components high power transients with its state-of-the-art, high power diode limiter assemblies. Solutions are capable of limiting up to 1000 W PW, 200 W CW of RF power while providing fast recovery and low leakage. Limiter assemblies can be designed as passive, active or quasi-active solutions to meet your critical application requirements. Package options from SMT to connectorized are available.
Cobham Weinschel Booth 3436
Cobham Weinschel models 8320 & 8321 programmable attenuator units represent a new streamlined approach that provides a flexible, easy to program, low cost solution for your bench test/calibration setups and subsystem applications. Standard designs house and control various Cobham Weinschel programmable attenuators for up to 12 channels via front panel, Ethernet (10/100 BaseT), USB 2.0, GPIB (IEEE-488) and serial communications interfaces. Features include LabView based attenuation control software included, relative vs. nominal attenuation step function and various configurations, up to 26.5 GHz.
Quest Microwave Booth 3441
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 Booth 3441
Hermetically Sealed Adapters
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH recently added 2.4 and 1.85 mm hermetically sealed adapters to their existing N, TNC and 2.92 mm series. The standard hermeticity specifies 10-8 atm. cm³/s minimum. As several applications do not need this high standard, more economically priced products with a hermeticity of 10-5 atm. cm³/s were added. All adapters use fused in glass seals between the center contact and outer conductor. The adapters are normally used at vacuum chambers testing products that are undergoing tests for space applications.
Mercury Systems Booth 3444
OpenRFM™ is a modular architecture that extends open standards to analog and mixed-signal environments. Combining hardware, firmware and software, benefits include: affordability driven by high channel density, modular design, advanced connector technology, and the integration of DSP and RF technologies; sustainability with solutions that provide re-use of technology to protect your investment; flexibility by providing many systems designs with multiple building blocks; and interoperability driven by modular architecture, standardized control plane and advanced software interface.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG Booth 3446
Vector Signal Generator up to 40 GHz
With its new microwave frequency options, the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator supports development applications requiring complex multichannel scenarios up to 40 GHz. It is the only instrument on the market to combine a baseband generator and RF generator with fading, AWGN and MIMO capabilities in a single box. Offering an RF modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz with excellent I/Q flatness and EVM, the R&S SMW200A generates signals of the highest modulation quality in the microwave range. It can be used for radar and satellite component and module tests as well as future 5G technology development.
USB and LAN Diode Sensors
The completely redesigned R&S NRPxxS and R&S NRPxxSN USB three-path diode power sensors offer unprecedented measurement speed and accuracy, even at low levels. The sensors enable 10,000 triggered measurements per second with a minimum trigger resolution of 100 µs. A special mode permits 50,000 equidistant measurements per second. The improved design decreased the lower measurement limit to -70 dBm, resulting in a very wide dynamic range of 93 dB. The R&S NRPxxSN model offers both a USB and a LAN interface, ideal for remote controlled applications over large distances. Both power sensor models are available for three different frequency ranges, from 10 MHz to 8 GHz, to 18 GHz and to 33 GHz – the largest choice of ranges on the market.
Wenteq Microwave Booth 3627
Full Band WR28 Waveguide
Junction Isolator Model F3338-3325 is a full band WR28 waveguide junction isolator covering 26.5 to 40 GHz with 0.6 dB maximum insertion loss, 16 dB minimum reverse isolation, 1.4:1 VSWR at input and output, and can handle 5 W of CW power with 2 W of reflected power. The RF ports are designed to match to UG-599/U waveguide flanges.
Wenzel Associates Inc. Booth 3629
The 1 GHz Golden-Q frequency source is one of Wenzel’s lowest noise crystal oscillators with exceptional noise floors below -176 dBc/Hz. The oscillator has integrated phase jitter from 10 Hz to 20 MHz of 0.026 psec RMS, critical to high bandwidth systems. Part of its MXO line of multiplied oscillators, which are available to 16 GHz, these MXOs are easily customized and can come with internal PLLs, multiple outputs and a precision 10 MHz OCXO suitable for the system clock.
San-tron Booth 3632
San-tron’s pSeries pressurized connectors provide low-loss and high stability performance through 30 GHz at ±65 psi. They meet IP68 standards and feature a simplified, three-piece design – body, center contact and an innovative dielectric – which eliminates troublesome internal O-rings, gaskets and silicone greases. They are available in a variety of different connector types, including 2.92 and 3.5 mm, SMA, TNC, and Type N series.
Rogers Corp. Booth 3640
Coonrod’s Corner Video Series/Technology Support Hub
John Coonrod hosts Coonrod’s Corner, a series of videos approximately 5 minutes in length each, that will teach you about popular topics in the PCB industry. Become a member of the Rogers Corp. Technology Support Hub today to watch the video series, access Rogers’ calculators, literature, technical papers and download the free ROG Mobile App for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets. Register for free at rogerscorp.com/techub.
Huber+Suhner Inc. Booth 3647
HUBER+SUHNER extends their microwave cable assembly portfolio with a very low loss solution designed for static and dynamic applications. The cable assemblies offer a unique attenuation performance up to 29 GHz and provide a nominal loss of just 1.00 dB/m at 18 GHz cable incorporated in a mechanically robust construction. This is the solution for all dynamic applications in defense, space, test & measurement or any application where insertion loss is key.
Norden Millimeter Inc. Booth 3722
Norden Millimeter has been designing and manufacturing a variety of 18 to 40 GHz frequency converters (down/up) for use in military applications. These converters can incorporate LNA’s on the RF input port, frequency multiplication on the LO port, AGC, image rejection mixers and IF amplification. Shown is the latest 18 to 40 GHz converter that Norden designed and is presently manufacturing for an aerospace company.
Centerline Technologies Booth 3729
Centerline Technologies, using its expertise in making filled vias co-planar with the surface of the substrate, applies its filled via planarity process to glass interposers market. Centerline is now polishing wafers up to 300 mm (11.811") dia. down to 0.3 mm (0.01181") with copper or gold filled vias. The company develops and modifies its process to enable each manufacture a process number exclusive to their product line, thus ensuring repeatability time after time.
MECA Electronics Inc.Booth 3736
Compact Low PIM Terminations
MECA’s new compact low PIM terminations (-160 to -165 dBc) feature industry leading thermally stabilized low PIM distortion performance (low thermal noise) in addition to an overall low PIM performance 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, Type N & 4.1/9.5 (mini-DIN) connectors in 10, 30, 50, 100 and 250 W models. Made in the U.S. with 36-month warranty.
Anaren Ceramics Inc.Booth 3749
Precision Etched Ceramic Substrates
Anaren precision etched ceramic substrates (APECS) from Anaren Ceramics Inc. is an advanced thick film technology that is more cost-effective than traditional thin film. Using the DuPont Fodel® process as a base technology, APECS reduces gold and/or silver waste due to precision circuit drawing; offers better RF performance through improved conductivity; and allows embedded components like resistors. APECS is also suitable for the higher frequencies and higher power typical of today’s RF applications, where line width and spacing tolerances become critical.
American Standard Circuits Booth 3843
RF/Microwave Printed Circuit Boards
ASC is a total solution provider of RF/microwave PCB solutions. ASC builds single sided, double sided, multi-layer, hybrid boards with a wide variety of materials. ASC is also adept at blind/buried vias, cavity boards and edge plating. The company understands the tight tolerances required for RF/microwave work. ASC is also capable of building metal-backed boards. It builds them pre-bonded and post-bonded. The company can post bond using commercially available sheet film adhesive, its proprietary silicone based adhesives and sweat solder.