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May 1, 2009
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RS 254

Probe Stations

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc. has redesigned its line of cryogenic micro-manipulated probe stations. The streamlined product port-folio includes table-top, field upgradeable, superconducting and electromagnet-based, full four-inch wafer, and closed cycle refrigerator based probe stations. These new designs provide greater flexibility and expandability by providing in-field upgrade paths, ensuring the probe stations keep up with demanding, ever changing research requirements. Lake Shore probe stations provide a platform for measurement of electrical, electro-optical, parametric, high Z, DC, RF, and microwave (to 67 GHz) properties of materials and test devices.

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc.,
Westerville, OH (614) 891-2244,
www.lakeshore.com/crps.html.

Booth 512

RS 255

SiGe Capabilities

Jazz Semiconductor offers a wide range of SiGe capabilities, along with advanced CMOS, complimentary-CMOS and bipolar processes for wireless and high performance applications. Jazz’s SiGe process platform provides an ideal launch pad for analog integration and board space savings along with high performance. With the emergence of new applications such as WLAN for the home, embedding Jazz’s cost-effective 0.18 µm SiGe or 0.13 µm SiGe with Ft’s ranging from 30 to 300 GHz presents a clear advantage over other solutions in the market.

Jazz Semiconductor,
Newport Beach, CA (949) 435-8181,
www.jazzsemi.com.

Booth 2642

RS 256

Dual Channel Digital RF Memory

The LNX SP030302-001 is a dual-channel digital RF memory (DRFM) module based on LNX’s DRFM ASIC technology. Each channel has 600 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth and uses four-bit phase sampling. It can handle pulse widths from 20 nsecs to CW and has over 1 millisecond of memory storage per channel, configurable as multiple files. The center (IF) frequency can be independently set providing 1.2 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth using both channels. The module is a single-slot VME card and is rated from -40º to +85ºC.

LNX Corp.,
Salem, NH (603) 898-6800,
www.lnxcorp.com.

Booth 2339

RS 257

7-section Cavity Bandpass Filter

Model 7IZ7-7000/4600-S is a 7-section cavity bandpass filter. Center frequency is 7000 MHz with a 3 dB bandwidth of 4700 to 9300 MHz. Insertion loss is 0.5 dB at center frequency with a stopband rejection of 25 dB at 3000 MHz and 11,000 MHz. Operating temperature is -55° to +85°C with a VSWR of 2.0 typical.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD (410) 860-5100,
www.lorch.com.

Booth 1233

RS 258

HMIC Broadband Surmount Switches

M/A-COM Technology Solutions has developed a unique approach to the packaging and integration of ultra-wideband switches, such as the MASW-002103 (SPDT), MASW-003103 (SP3T) and MASW-004103 (SP4T) that deliver both superior RF and thermal performance. Switches packaged using standard plastic packaging techniques continue to have upper frequency range limitations, as well as repeatability issues caused by die attach, and chip and wire assembly techniques. M/A-COM Technology Solution’s HMIC technology utilizes semiconductor wafer-scale processes to realize repeatable broadband monolithic surface-mount devices.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions,
(800) 366-2266,
www.macom.com.

Booth 2214

RS 259

V-line Power Divider/Combiners

These V-Line power divider/combiners offer increased power rating and extended frequency range. Two-way thru 16-way 40 W, power divider/combiners are optimized for excellent performance across all wireless bands from 0.7 to 2.7 GHz and their rugged construction makes them ideal for both base station and in-building wireless systems. These products are always available from stock to two weeks ARO in N, SMA, BNC or TNC connector configurations for your next generation equipment deployments. Made in the USA – 36 month warranty.

MECA Electronics Inc.,
Denville, NJ (973) 625-0661,
www.e-meca.com.

Booth 1204

RS 260

EM CAD and Optimization Tool

WASP-NET® is a unique hybrid MM/FE/MoM/FD CAD tool that features EM CAD precision in seconds, provides further speed enhancement, a modern user-friendly graphical user interface, and convenient waveguide filter, combline filter and slot-array synthesis wizards for highly efficient design solutions. WASP-NET proves preferential EM CAD choice of leading space, defense and microwave industry, when efficiency and costs count. Typical design examples: All kinds of waveguide and coaxial components, combline/interdigital and dielectric resonator filters, feed systems, corrugated horn antennas, shaped reflector antennas, large slot arrays, dielectric loaded antennas, lenses and radomes.

Microwave Innovation Group (MiG) GmbH & Co. KG,
Bremen, Germany +49 421 223 7966 0,
www.mig-germany.com.

Booth 1207

RS 261

MMIC Power Amplifier

This GaAs MMIC high power amplifier (HPA) offers +41 dBm pulsed saturated output power and 17 dB small-signal gain. This HPA, identified as XP1057-BD, uses a dual-sided bias architecture, covers 13.5 to 16 GHz and achieves +48 dBm OIP3. The device is well suited for millimeter-wave military, radar, satellite and weather applications.

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

Booth 1114

RS 262

Fixed Frequency Synthesizers

For applications requiring a highly stable single frequency, Mini-Circuits’ engineering team can customize a low noise synthesized source for any frequency from 56 to 6010 MHz. Fixed-frequency synthesizers feature low phase noise with spurious performance of -90 dBc or better. They operate with low power consumption and are supplied in compact surface-mount or connectorized packages. These synthesizers offer settling times of typically 100 ms or better and harmonics of -20 dBc or better.

Mini-Circuits,
Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500,
www.minicircuits.com.

Booth 618

RS 263

Power Amplifier and Transmitter

MITEQ introduces a new medium power X-band antenna-mount solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) and transmitter product line. The PA-H model series was designed for outdoor SSPA applications required for satellite uplink applications. These ruggedized antenna-mount SSPA systems were built and tested to meet the rigorous requirements of extreme outdoor environmental conditions. The systems incorporate amplifier modules engineered using state-of-the-art GaAs FET technology, a high efficiency power supply and a microprocessor-based monitor and control system. MITEQ offers solid-state power amplifiers in C- and Ku-bands, as well as rack mounted configurations.

MITEQ Inc.,
Hauppauge, NY (631) 436-7400,
www.miteq.com.

Booths 2121, 2221

RS 264

WiMAX Power Amplifiers

These two power amplifier monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) are designed for WiMAX CPE applications. The MGFS39E2527A is designed to provide +30 dBm of linear output power in the 2.5 to 2.7 GHz frequency band, while the MGFS39E3336 does so in the 3.3 to 3.6 GHz band. These MMIC amplifiers are based on an InGaP HBT process; operating at +6 V, the amplifiers feature 40 dB linear gain, a 1 bit 20 dB step attenuator, and an output power detector. Operation at +5 V is also possible with approximately a 1 dB power penalty. The amplifiers are matched to 50 Ω at the input while the outputs are partially matched.

Mitsubishi Electric Corp.,
Cypress, CA (408) 987-5480,
www.mitsubishichips.com.

Booth 1423

RS 265

Modelithics Library Complete

The Modelithics Library Complete is a comprehensive collection of accurate models for active and passive devices, inclusive of the CLR LibraryTM for passives the NLT LibraryTM for transistors, the NLD LibraryTM for diodes, and the SLC LibraryTM for system level components, such as amplifiers, attenuators and filters. Modelithics continues to release upgraded versions of these libraries for popular microwave circuit simulators. Modelithics® also supports custom modeling services to meet just about any RF/microwave modeling need.

Modelithics Inc.,
Tampa, FL (813) 866-6335,
www.modelithics.com.

Booth 1309

RS 266

GPS Disciplined Oscillators

The M9100 Series of Global Positioning System Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDO) is an extremely small device that has been designed to meet military environmental requirements, timing system demands including holdover, and is ideal for man-pack, vehicle mount and airborne applications. The M9100 product is the first device with such a small form factor that can work in systems that not only require extremely precise timing accuracy, but exact geo-location needs as well. The ultra-small device is 1.5" x 1" x 0.5" in size and weighs approximately one ounce.

MtronPTI,
Orlando, FL (800) 762-8800,
www.mtronpti.com.

Booth 407

RS 267

Ultra-small Switch Connector

The SWG Series is the latest in Murata’s line of ultra-miniature microwave switch connectors. This miniaturized switch connector measures only 2.0 2.0 0.9 mm and is designed to reliably test frequencies from DC to 11 GHz. The small footprint is ideal for cell phones, smart phones, GPS units and high frequency measurement equipment. The SWG series is also an excellent fit for advanced applications such as Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), WiMAX, ultra-wideband (UWB), Bluetooth and Zigbee technologies.

Murata,
Smyrna, GA (770) 436-1300,
www.murata.com.

Booth 2223

RS 268

RF VSA and VSG

This RF vector signal analyzer, RF vector signal generator and PXI Express 18-slot chassis offer flexible RF measurements up to 10 times faster than traditional RF instrumentation. The new software-defined modular instruments – the NI PXIe-5663 6.6 GHz RF vector signal analyzer and the NI PXIe-5673 6.6 GHz RF vector signal generator – are complemented by the NI PXIe-1075 18-slot high-bandwidth chassis. The NI PXIe-5663 can perform signal analysis from 10 MHz to 6.6 GHz with up to 50 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. The NI PXIe-5673 delivers signal generation from 85 MHz to 6.6 GHz and up to 100 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth.

National Instruments Corp.,
Austin, TX (800) 531-5066,
www.ni.com.

Booth 1845

RS 269

Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

NDK has de-veloped the NT2016SB series temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) mea-suring 2.0 1.6 mm with a height of 0.8 mm maximum, making it one of the smallest GPS grade TCXOs in the world. The standard frequency range is from 16.367667 to 38.4 MHz. The device features an enable/disable function that deactivates the oscillation circuit to reduce power consumption when operation is unnecessary.

NDK,
Belvidere, IL (815) 544-7900,
www.ndk.com.

Booth 2721

RS 270

GaN HEMT Power Transistor

The NPT1007 is designed for applications up to 1.2 GHz. The NPT1007 comprises two power transistors, 100 W each, in an industry standard four lead Gemini package. This small footprint allows easy combining of both transistors into a compact high power amplifier solution. After combining losses, the device achieves 200 W at 63 percent efficiency with 18.3 dB gain at 900 MHz. The NPT1007 is robust to an output mismatch of 10:1 while in saturation.

Nitronex Corp.,
Durham, NC (919) 807-9100,
www.nitronex.com.

Booth 1736

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