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The following booth numbers are complete as of March 18, 2010.
EM Field Simulation Software
ANSYS Inc. will demonstrate new advancements in Ansoft HFSS 12.1, the industry leading 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation software. These features include: Domain Decomposition, a breakthrough technology in HFSS enabling inter and intra machine parallel processing. HFSS-IE, a powerful, open integral equation solution technique for modeling large, open radiating problems; ECAD interface for HFSS for easy setup of electronic package and PCB designs; Integrated multiphysics and optimization capabilities through links with ANSYS® WorkbenchTM.
High Frequency EDA
Visit AWR in Booth 1318 during IMS 2010 for a preview of the company’s 2010 software release(s). New feature highlights include: Microwave Office’s lumped and distributed filter synthesis module, connectivity tracker/tracer, linear stability analysis, and non-linear behavioral modeling (including X-parameter support); Microwave Office/Visual System Simulator (VSS) PA memory effect modeling and VSS’s turbo decoders, as well as AXIEM’s antenna analysis and post-processing. Learn more at www.awrcorp.com and www.awrtv.com.
El Segundo, CA
Three-channel Power Meter
AR’s model PM2003 is a three-channel power meter with exceptional high-speed measurement capability and a wide dynamic range. Model PM2003 delivers 200 readings per second with one channel; and 100 readings per second when two channels are used. Two channels at a time can be simultaneously displayed and recorded; the third channel can be easily switched in to be displayed or recorded.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
EM Software Tool
FEST3D version 6.6 shall be launched during the IMS 2010 to be held in Anaheim, CA. FEST3D is a software tool capable of analyzing complex passive microwave components based on waveguide technology in extremely short computational times with a high accuracy. Version 6.6 features 64-bit, multi-threading, new analysis capabilities and advanced synthesis tools for low pass, bandpass and dual-mode filters. For a full DEMO version freely downloadable, visit: www.fest3d.com/download.php.
Aurora Software and Testing S.L.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
+34 963 714 257
These flange-mounted power resistors and terminations range in power from 400 to 1500 W and are specifically designed for the industrial equipment market, i.e., amplifiers, MRIs, etc. These devices have been developed on copper flanges, and are highly reliable for dissipating large amounts of power while maintaining excellent RF characteristics. Barry has tested these parts under the most stringent conditions and found their durability and performance unsurpassed. Barry also offers a full line of low and high power custom resistors, terminations and attenuators in a variety of substrate and metallization options.
Barry Industries Inc.
High Density RF Interconnect
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies offers the ultimate in density and high frequency performance with its patented HDRFITM product line. Up to 34 coaxial lines can be accommodated in a standard 38999 shell providing broadband performance to 40 GHz. Other connector options include D-sub, ARINC and custom blocks. This revolutionary technology uses a z-axis elastomeric connector to transfer very high data rates with minimal interference at the connector interface.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Long Beach, CA
RF Coaxial Connector
Chin Nan offers a wide selection of SMA and 2.92 MM with EMI/RFI gaskets for panel mount receptacle type, which provides both waterproof protection and EMI shielding. All EMI/RFI gasket material meets standard of MIL-G-83528 TYPE F.
Chin Nan Precision Electronics Co. Ltd.
Low Noise Amplifiers
Ciao Wireless features high linearity low noise amplifiers (LNA) covering different bands between 0.5 to 8 GHz. This line of amplifiers features ultra-high linearity performance with exceptional “headroom” between the P1dB PT and output IP3 of +16 dBm minimum (ICP3 at +42 dBm typical), going above and beyond the standard 10 dB separation as is normally seen. Designs cover 0.5 to 2 GHz, 2 to 4 GHz and 4 to 8 GHz with gain levels at 35 to 40 dB minimum and noise figures typically below 2.0 dB. Delivery is one to two weeks ARO with competitive pricing.
The model A6473 is a bicone antenna that operates at high frequency, provides omni-directional azimuth coverage, and can handle 5 W CW. This antenna features rugged aluminum and composite construction and includes an integral protective radome. It is available with optional vertical linear or circular polarization. The A6473 operates from 18 to 40 GHz, is approximately 2.5 inches tall by 4 inches diameter, and provides nominal gain of +3 dBiL. Other models are also available for other frequency ranges and gain; contact Cobham Sensor Systems to discuss your specific requirements. This antenna is suitable for a range of uses including broadband communications systems and electronic warfare (EW) applications.
Cobham Sensor Systems – Sensor Electronics
RF Coaxial Cable Assemblies
These low-loss RF coaxial cable assemblies feature rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and attenuation of 0.36 dB/ft. at 18 GHz. The LL142 Series cable offers shielding effectiveness of greater than -110 dB with an operating temperature range of -55° to +85°C (extended range of -55° to +125°C available through special order). The LL142 Series cable offers a minimum bend radius of 0.8 in. and is available in-stock with SMA Male to SMA Male connectors, as well as Type N and TNC connectors. Crystek’s stocking distributors also support a large variety of RG174 and RG316DS cables in a variety of configurations.
Fort Myers, FL
Low Noise Amplifier
This compact, low noise amplifier (LNA) operates in the 1 to 18 GHz frequency range for a wide variety of RF and microwave applications. Conceived with two goals in mind, CTT’s latest compact LNA offers noise figures of less than 2.5 dB (typical) over an instantaneous bandwidth of more than four octaves (1 through 18 GHz). This new LNA will find use in a wide range of applications including radar imaging, spread-spectrum, and a myriad of ultra-wide bandwidth applications including the related instrumentation for each. CTT model AMX/0118-3026 is based on GaAs PHEMT technology with input and output impedance matching. The compact LNA is available as a drop-in package or with SMA connectors.
High Frequency Connectors
Delta is announcing the additions of SMP and SMPM connectors and cable assembly services as a full product catalog offering. The SMP and SMPM’s plugs/receptacles are offered for termination to 0.047 and 0.085 semi-rigid cable. The board mount receptacles are offered in the three detent configurations including smooth, limited and full bore. For board stacking/interconnecting Delta offers a variety of “bullet” sizes to accommodate a variety of board spacing needs. The company’s fully vertically integrated facility including plating allows Delta the ability to customize your application as well. A series of SMP/SMPM adapters rounds out the line. The connectors are designed to perform through 40 GHz (SMP) and 60 GHz (SMPM).
Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp.
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