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The following booth numbers are complete at the time of going to press.
2 W 40 GHz Attenuator
Aeroflex/Inmet releases the next generation of 40 GHz, 2.92 mm attenuators with extended power handling capability of a minimum of 2 W average power. The new offering compliments the current 0.5 W attenuator family providing an excellent cost-to-performance ratio. Designed for use in both the test and measurement market as well as OEM systems, these high quality attenuators offer an alternative to other "scientific grade" products on the market. Standard dB values include 3, 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB while many non-standard designs are available on request.
Ann Arbor, MI
RS No. 216
WLAN System Simulators
Aeroflex/Weinschel's 8314 Series of WLAN System Simulators are specialized subsystems used to simulate the connectivity between a mobile unit running along a line of three base stations spaced from 250 to 1000 meters apart. The test subsystem is able to simulate the variation of the RF signal from the base stations reaching the mobile (as well as the signal from the mobile reaching the base stations) when the mobile is moving at speeds of up to 250 km/h. Several variations of this have been developed and produced. The simulator attenuates the simulated base station signal through three independent attenuators, then combines the signals. Each attenuator has a dynamic range of 60 dB in 1 dB steps.
RS No. 217
Bluetooth Audio Test Set
Anritsu Co. introduces the MT8855A, an integrated test set capable of measuring the new generation of products using the Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), headset profile and hands-free profile. Providing frequency coverage of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, the MT8855A offers lower cost-of-test, significantly reduced development time, and greater confidence in the quality of products shipped compared to alternative multi-instrument test systems consisting of Bluetooth controllers, generators and analyzers. The MT8855A is an ideal instrument for both design verification and manufacturing test of Bluetooth audio products.
Morgan Hill, CA
RS No. 218
High Power Amplifier Modules
AR’s new line of wideband, hybrid power amplifier modules (HPM) cover the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range, and are the result of combining Microelectronic technology with the latest developments in thin film substrates. These hybrid modules require a single DC voltage source and are 50 ohm cascadable building blocks with output powers up to 37 dBm. AR offers the in-house capabilities to create custom HPM design solutions with frequencies from DC to 20 GHz.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
RS No. 219
Arlon’s EP2 (Enhanced Polyimide) represents a significant breakthrough in polyimide technology, using proprietary chemistry to provide a highly filled, dimensionally stabilized product with improved copper peel strength and higher thermal conductivity - at a reduction in cost that narrows the gap between pure polyimides and lower cost, but thermally inferior, multifunctional epoxies. This novel Arlon-developed (patent-pending) chemistry that enhances the bond of the polyimide resin to substrate glass, filler materials and copper is the enabling technology in this 4th generation polyimide product. Typical properties of this system include: Tg of 250°C, total Z-direction expansion (50 to 260°C) of under 0.75 percent, and lower electrical loss (0.006 to 0.008).
Arlon Materials for Electronics Division
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
RS No. 220
Microwave Office® 2009 carries on the AWR tradition of advancing the wireless revolution with powerful new features that enable developers to improve productivity and shorten design cycle time. MRHB™, a groundbreaking new multi-rate harmonic balance technology, dramatically increases the speed and reduces the computer memory required to perform steady-state analysis of complex nonlinear systems with multiple signal sources. A founding member of the Interoperable PDK Library (IPL) alliance, AWR has expanded support for Open Access (OA) process design kits (PDK). A new constant output power simulation capability eliminates manual post-processing steps and reduces simulation iterations. Enhanced load-pull analysis includes dramatic speed improvements as well as the ability to add or remove load-pull data points directly on the Smith Chart.
RS No. 221
These two products streamline engineering and production testing of high-bandwidth, short-range RFIC devices for WirelessHD™, automotive radar, and other 60 GHz wireless applications. Using a combination of Cascade Microtech's proprietary thin-film technology and coaxial probe technology from its Infinity Probe® architecture, the 110 GHz Unity-MW millimeter-wave RFIC engineering probe provides the cost-effective answer to the challenges of precision characterization and testing of these multiple-port emerging technologies.
Cascade Microtech Inc.
RS No. 222
Reduced Icing Radome
Cobham Sensor Systems has developed this reduced profile radome (12.5" x 10" x 3") designed to minimize ice build-up while maximizing RF performance; typical loss is less than 1 dB. The radome has an "A" sandwich construction with solid laminate composite mounting flange and is protected with fluoroelastomer rain erosion paint. The radome operates with a wide field-of-view (FOV) and under high power (300 degrees F) with low pattern distortion. The frequency range can be tuned to meet requirements.
Cobham Sensor Systems
RS No. 223
Broadband Horn Antennas
Cobham Sensor Systems' H-1479 series broadband linear horn antennas provide superior performance for use in a wide variety of laboratory, commercial and military applications. With excellent input VSWR over the 1 to 12 GHz band, these antennas provide high gain across the frequency range and consistent pattern performance. They have become a laboratory standard as a reference horn in anechoic chambers and outdoor ranges. The H-1479 is available with a N-female connector.
Cobham Sensor Systems
RS No. 224
CST STUDIO SUITE
CST will be previewing CST STUDIO SUITE™ version 2010 at EuMW, including the industry leading 3D EM tool CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS). CST MWS enables the fast and accurate simulation of high frequency (HF) devices such as antennas, filters, couplers, planar and multi-layer structures and SI and EMC effects. With a user friendly interface, easy data exchange to and from other software tools, a choice of first class solvers and excellent post-processing tools, designers can leverage the latest developments in 3D electromagnetics to bring designs to market faster and with lower risk.
CST - Computer Simulation Technology
+49 6151 73030
RS No. 225
Broadband PCB Probes
This probe is an alternative to high impedance probes for time-domain measurements. Also spectrum analyzer and network analyzer measurements will be supported. ProMic allows measurements of one component of a multi-stage or multi-component design in 50 ohm-environment. The robust design of the ProMic-probe guarantees a long working life. Thin as well as wide microstrip lines can be easily measured. This model NA-PR1 supports SG-contacts.
Heuermann HF-Technik GmbH
RS No. 226
Hirai SK Corp. provides its featured foundry service of multi-layered LTCC substrates. Hirai targets higher Q, dimensional precision and the high yield for RF and mm-wave applications. Displayed in the exhibition are miniaturized BPF with low loss, mm-wave antenna integrated LTCC transceiver module, tapered LTCC substrate and hermetically-sealed LTCC package for micro- and mm-wave applications. Hirai ships samples in a week after the design freeze and provides RF test and design services. The design kit CD is also available.
HIRAI SK Corp.
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
RS No. 227
PLL Fractional-N Synthesizers
The HMC-702LP6CE is a SiGe BiCMOS Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer IC that operates in fractional or integer mode over a frequency range of 100 kHz to 14 GHz providing the ability to develop high performance phase locked loops for cellular base stations and point-to-point radio links using the same device. Primarily designed for ultra low phase noise applications, its internal architecture includes a 14 GHz 16-bit RF N-Divider, a 24-bit delta-sigma modulator, a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), and a precision controlled charge pump (see product feature).
Hittite Microwave Corp.
RS No. 228
EMPIRE XCcel 5.3
The new 3D EM solver EMPIRE XCcel 5.3 will be presented at IMST booth 115b. EMPIRE XCcel covers nearly all today's design challenges for RF designers, like antennas, passive circuits, packages, waveguides or EMC/EMI problems. Due to the unique structure and processor adapted code generation a simulation performance up to 2000 Million FDTD Cells per second can be achieved on a conventional PC with full access to the built-in memory. Thus complex structures can be modeled fast and highly accurate (e.g. 23×16×4.5 lambda array antenna simulation at 24 GHz needs only 12 GB memory).
+49 2842 981 0
RS No. 229
Broadband 1000 W Attenuator
The 50FHIE series of fixed attenuators is capable of handling 1000 W of RF power (CW at 25°C) with no liquid cooling or forced-air requirements. Operating frequency range is DC to 3 GHz and the attenuators are available with N connectors in values of 10, 20 and 30 dB.
RS No. 230
60 MHz Bandpass Filter
KR Electronics introduces part number 2926 bandpass filter. The filter has a minimum 3 dB bandwidth of 3 MHz and > 60 dB at 50 and 70 MHz. Typical insertion loss is 5 dB. The filter is supplied in a surface-mount package measuring 1.5" x 0.5" x 0.5" and can also be supplied connectorized. The filter can be customized for other center frequencies and bandwidths.
KR Electronics Inc.
RS No. 231
EM CAD Tool
The µWave Wizard™ EM CAD tool is a fast and accurate electromagnetic solver that utilizes the well-known Mode-Matching technique and its derivatives (e.g. Boundary-Contour-Mode-Matching) as well as the flexible 2D FE- and 3D FE-Method. In order to solve complex microwave structures, they will be broken down into basic building blocks for ease of computation. For each individual building block, the software computes port scattering parameters before performing multi-modal element connections to simulate the response of the entire structure. This element-based concept eliminates the need for creating and solving a full-up 3D model without sacrificing accuracy.
+49 421 168 993 56
RS No. 232
EM CAD and Optimization Tool
WASP-NET® is a unique hybrid MM/FE/MoM/FD CAD tool that features EM CAD precision in seconds. The newest version provides further speed advancement and convenient synthesis wizards for fast waveguide filter, combline filter, horn antenna and slot-array design solutions. WASP-NET proves preferential EM CAD choice of leading space, defense and microwave industry, when efficiency and costs count. Typical CAD examples: All kinds of waveguide and coaxial components, combline/interdigital and dielectric resonator filters, feed systems, aperture and shaped reflector antennas, large slot arrays, dielectric loaded antennas, lenses and radomes.
Microwave Innovation Group (MiG) GmbH & Co. KG
+49 421 223 7966 0
RS No. 233
This buffer amplifier is offered in a standard RoHS compliant 3x3 mm QFN plastic package, making the device easy to implement and handle in volume applications. This buffer amplifier, identified as XB1014-QT, covers 37 to 40 GHz and delivers +19 dBm P1dB compression point and +32 dBm OIP3. The XB1014-QT has 22 dB small- signal gain and is ideal for wireless communications applications such as point-to-point microwave radio. Mimix performs 100 percent RF testing on the XB1014-QT.
Mimix Broadband Inc.
RS No. 234
Mini-Circuits PHA-1+ Ultra High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier supports low Intermodulation amplification over the broad frequency range of 50 MHz to 6 GHz. This design provides a unique combination of high output IP3 (typically +42 dBm) while maintaining a noise figure less than 3 dB up to 4 GHz and typical gain of 14 dB at 2 GHz. Overall performance is comparable to the WJ-AH1 and may be used as a replacement model in high dynamic range systems including linearized transmitters and high dynamic range receivers.
RS No. 235
Thermal Pyrolytic Graphite
TPG, thermal pyrolytic graphite, is a material pioneered by Momentive Performance Materials. With a thermal conductivity > 1500 W/mK and a density < 2.4 gm/cc, compared to copper TPG has ~4x the conductivity at ~1/4th the weight; a 16 fold weight specific thermal performance advantage. Copper can be too heavy, aluminum does not conduct well enough, and heat pipes can freeze or boil. TPG can be encapsulated with various materials to give structure, and to match thermal expansion.
Momentive Performance Materials
RS No. 236
Coaxial Microwave Termination
The model 375BNM coaxial fixed termination operates from DC to 18 GHz and is a rugged, low-cost device that is an excellent choice for a wide array of general-purpose applications. The model 375BNM handles 10 W average and 5 kW peak RF power, has a maximum VSWR of 1.05:1, measures 1.67" long including Type-N connector and 0.72" diameter and weighs 3 oz. (85 g).
RS No. 237
RF Test Platform
National Instruments will be demonstrating new features for its 6.6 GHz RF test platform that includes the NI PXIe-5663 RF Vector Signal Analyzer and the NI PXIe-5673 RF Vector Signal Generator. This suite of software-defined instrumentation enables engineers to perform many RF measurements 5× to 10× faster than traditional boxes. With the RF list mode feature, customers can program their instruments to deterministically step through pre-configured list of frequencies and RF power levels. Using LabVIEW measurement algorithms, engineers can test devices that used a variety of wireless standards.
RS No. 238
EM Simulation Software
Remcom announces that its XStream® GPU acceleration now provides the capacity to solve electromagnetic simulation problems up to 300 times faster than a modern 64-bit CPU. In addition, Remcom announces this updated version of XStream will now be bundled at no additional cost with XFdtd Release 7.0 (XF7), the latest release of Remcom's 3D electromagnetic simulation tool. XStream tremendously improves EM simulation performance by leveraging the powerful NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPU) available on modern video cards to make ultra-fast FDTD numerical computations. Remcom's new generation of XStream enables XF7 calculations to finish in minutes as compared to hours using a CPU only. This solution has the potential to save customers months of simulation time in delivering products to market.
State College, PA
RS No. 239
Medical Treatment Amplifiers
RFHIC Corp. released a hyperthermia treatment or RF ablation purpose RF amplifier. This pallet amplifier uses GaN-on-SiC technology that is robust against back power or other damages, and reduces the need for maintenance. Early stages of a cancer treatment often use this effective RF technology to treat patients. This highly efficient power amplifier use 2.3 to 2.5 GHz frequency, and has a 200 W output power, and three-stage amplifier design totaling 31 dB gain. Final stage amplifier has 55 percent efficiency when operated at AB class amplification. When using the power amplifier on an E-class amplification, the efficiency reaches 90 percent efficiency.
Suwon, GyeongGi-do, Korea
RS No. 240
High Frequency Laminates
RT/duroid® 5880LZ materials have the lowest Dk for a copper clad laminate available in the market today. Because of its low dielectric constant of 1.96, RT/duroid 5880LZ supports broadband applications at the microwave through millimeter-wave frequencies where dispersion and circuit losses must be minimized. It is a lightweight, PTFE-based composite optimized with a unique filler that provides very low density (1.37 gm/cm3) and a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) in the z-axis. This makes 5880LZ well suited for fabricating high-frequency circuits with plated through holes (PTH) and allows higher vehicle payloads.
Advanced Circuit Materials Division
RS No. 241
Group Delay Measurement Technique
Rohde & Schwarz will be demonstrating a new technique for measuring the group delay of frequency-converting devices at EuMW 2009. The technique does not require access to the local oscillator (LO) of the device under test. This is extremely useful in applications such as satellite communication links and highly-integrated devices in which the LO cannot be accessed. The solution is extremely fast, easy to use and insensitive against phase and frequency instabilities of the embedded LO. It is available as an option for all four-port R&S ZVA and R&S ZVT Series of vector network analyzers. For more information, visit http://mwjournal.com/RohdeZVA.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
+49 89 4129 13774
RS No. 242
Passive Intermodulation Analyzers
The newly developed portable Passive Intermodulation Analyzer (PIA) has been designed for measurements of intermodulation products in passive components. The portable PIA can be used for laboratory and manufacturing applications and is ideally suited for outdoor and field measurements, e.g. the precise analysis of the RF infrastructure quality and performance of radio base stations. The analyzer is delivered in a highly shock-proof, stable transport case. Passive intermodulation analyzers enable quick and accurate measurements of the intermodulation characteristics of passive components.
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH
RS No. 243
iSAR2 performs rapid (within three seconds) and reliable (within 0.5 dB) characterization of the RF performance of wireless transmitters. Version 2.1 extends the capability of iSAR2 to effectively support R&D and automated quality control. New features include a new multi-iSAR interface, a smart Combiner feature, and full extension of the software for frequencies up to 6 GHz. It also includes enhancements to its existing features, such as an improved Python interface and enhanced control of base station simulators.
Schmid & Partner Engineering AG
+41 44 245 9700
RS No. 244
Skyworks introduces two new varactor diodes for use in diverse applications such as mobile handset- based DTV receivers, FM tuners and low phase noise voltage-controlled oscillators. Available from stock, these new diodes offer high breakdown voltage, enabling tuning as high as 28 V. In addition, these Pb-free packaging devices offer: low reverse leakage current; wide-tuning range; high-capacitance ratio; low-series resistance and industry standard SC-79 footprint.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
RS No. 245
In order to provide equipment manufacturers with rotary joints tailored to the specific requirements of fixed and mobile SatCom systems, SPINNER has developed two new rotary joint product families - single channel waveguide rotary joints for Ku-band, and dual-channel coaxial rotary joints, which are suitable for Ku-band and intermediate frequency applications. Both product lines follow a common design philosophy that is characterized by well-thought-out modularity that allows a large variety of solutions with a minimum number of different piece parts and excellent electrical and mechanical performance, allied to a simple and highly reliable design.
+49 89 12601-1160
RS No. 246
The new 1MX Technology combines the |Z| Probe advantages of excellent contact quality and robustness with a higher bandwidth, lower insertion loss less than 0.8 dB at 67 GHz and higher isolation better than 40 dB in contact. The probe is optimized for 50 to 250 µm pitch and comes with a smaller contact footprint compared to the standard |Z| Probe types. This enables fine pitch testing with less over travel by keeping the lifespan of one million touchdowns.
SUSS MicroTec Test Systems
+49 35240 73-0
RS No. 247
Miniature Voltage-controlled Oscillators
The new DCO and DXO micro series of miniature voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) are designed for C- and X-band applications. These VCO's are based on Synergy's proprietary patented technology and patents pending, which enhances bandwidth, reduces phase noise and improves immunity to phase hits. Several models are available with starting frequency at approximately 4 to 10 GHz, in tuning bandwidths of approximately 1000 MHz, and tuning voltages ranging from 0 to a maximum of 24 V DC. Phase noise for 8 to 9 GHz is typically better than -85 dBm at 10 kHz. These new series of VCOs are packaged in Synergy's tiny VCO surface-mount package measuring 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.1", RoHs compliant and can be delivered in tape and reel for automatic assembly processes.
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Booths 1010, 1110
RS No. 248
Microwave Product Package
Teledyne Electronics and Communications Europe have combined the resources of Teledyne Coax Switches and Teledyne Reynolds through the Teledyne Europe Sales & Marketing Team. The European team is offering a sophisticated package of microwave switching and interconnect products with next level design, manufacture and integration. Each individual product is a leader in its own markets. The combination of those products into an integrated microwave solutions provider adds a new dimension to the Teledyne market presence. Aviation, Space, Military, Data Handling and Communications are the target markets where each of the Teledyne companies is well recognised in its own right.
Teledyne Electronics and Communications
+44 1236 733700
RS No. 249
Linear PA for 3G Microwave Backhaul
Today's high-capacity backhaul networks demand linear power—performance you will find in TriQuint's TGA2706-SM. This new 5.5 to 9 GHz PA supports the increasingly complex modulation schemes typically required by next-generation backhaul radios. Depend on TriQuint's PA heritage, unmatched support and millimeter-wave innovation for your next design. See TriQuint's new point-to-point radio 3G/4G solutions, optical and cable TV network products with other innovations at EuMW: Stand 323. For questions about backhaul/millimeter-wave radio or other networks products, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, www.mwjournal.com/triquinteumw09.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.
RS No. 250
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