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New Waves - MTT-S Product Showcase

April 1, 2010
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The following booth numbers are complete as of March 18, 2010.

Fast-switching Frequency Synthesizer

The SLX-4000 is a broadband, fast switching frequency synthesizer for battery powered military systems and devices. The unit operates from 3000 to 4000 MHz (30 percent bandwidth) locked to a 10 MHz external reference and features 5 MHz step size with 34 µSec step and 50 µSec full band switch speeds. The unit also features +4 dBm output power, low spurs (≤60 dBc), low noise, extremely low current draw (+5 V at 75 mA, typical) and extended operating temperature range (-40° to +85°C). The SLX Series is housed in an ultra-miniature 0.5" square package. The SLX-4000 is ideal for use in battery powered military systems and devices, including microwave radios, satellite communications and telemetry systems.


EM Research Inc.
Reno, NV
(775) 345-2411
www.emresearch.com
Booth 1810
RS 238

Interference Control Solutions

Emerson & Cuming offers injection moldable grades of both its ECCOSTOCK® low-loss dielectrics, and its ECCOSORB® microwave absorbers. Supplied as net shape or near-net shape 3D parts, Emerson & Cuming’s injection moldable materials offer low cost solutions to your high-volume requirements for 1 GHz through mm wave applications. Contact one of the company’s Application Engineers today to discuss your project.

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products Inc.
Randolph, MA
(781) 961-9600
www.eccosorb.com
Booth 2615
RS 239

Harsh Environment Packaging

Many of Empower’s standard modules and systems can be adapted to be installed into an “All environment” rated enclosure. Many Empower COTS modules can also be hardened for the most severe operating conditions. In addition to the company’s normal design processes for ruggedized environments, manufacturing and packaging enhancements can be implemented to insure maximum reliability and survivability in extreme, high altitude applications.

Empower RF Systems Inc.
Inglewood, CA
(310) 412-8100
www.empowerrf.com
Booth 1631
RS 240

MMIC VCOs

Endwave’s array of over 20 released VCOs have industry pacing phase noise performance as low as -117 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, as well as some of the best frequency pushing data found at just 5 MHz/V at any tuning voltage. The highly reliable VCOs endure extensive qualification testing on over 100 devices, making them attractive for multiple industries and applications. Endwave’s VCOs are available as either a raw die or packaged device, and provide for a true pin for pin compatible, low cost, second source alternative to other industry offerings.

Endwave Inc.
San Jose, CA
(408) 522-3100
www.endwave.com
Booth 2724
RS 241

EM Simulation Solution

FEKO is a comprehensive EM simulation solution, based on the accurate full-wave MoM with various state-of-the-art extensions. The leading MLFMM and hybridisation with asymptotic high frequency techniques allow users to move beyond the computational resource limits of conventional full-wave solvers, to solve problems with extremely large electrical size. Several techniques, including the FEM, are available for the modelling of complex dielectric regions. Applications include the analysis of antennas, antenna placement, EMC, bio-EM, microwave components, EM circuits, radomes and scattering (RCS).

FEKO, distributed in North America by EMSS-USA
(866) 419-3356
www.feko.info
Booth 2400
RS 242

Quick End Launch Connector

The new Quick End Launch (QEL) SMA is designed for quick connection at the edge of PCB boards up to 18 GHz. The specially designed leg automatically adjusts and firmly attaches to the PCB. It is an ideal solution for all active and speedy tests required in R&D. When compared with conventional end launch connectors, it reduces soldering and assembly time when deployed in mass production.

GigaLane Co. Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do, Korea
+82-31-233-7325
www.gigalane.com
Booth 1733
RS 244

THz Diode Foundry Process

Global Communication Semiconductors Inc. (GCS) announced the showcase of its new THz Diode foundry process. The planar Schottky diode process features cut-off frequency (fco) > 1 THz with an ideality factor of 1.1. The low diode turn-on voltage (< 500 mv) allows mixer operation with a LO power below 10 dBm and a conversion loss of 6.5 dB at W-band. GCS’s process can be integrated with other passive components, such as MIM caps, spiral inductors, thin film resistors and transmission lines to realize diplexers and filters monolithically. The monolithic integration eliminates unwanted parasitic elements from wire bond, which is highly undesirable at mm Wave frequencies. For microwave frequency transceiver components, this THz diode is ideal for low conversion loss mixers, with options to be monolithically integrated with HBT and HEMT circuits.

Global Communication Semiconductors Inc.
Torrance, CA
(310) 530-7274
www.gcsincorp.com
Booth 2841
RS 245

Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

The T1215 series temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) measures 9 × 7 × 2.8 mm and features a hermetic, ceramic package with ruggedized construction. It has been designed to deliver consistent, reliable frequency control performance in high shock and vibration environments. Reduced acceleration sensitivity down to 5 × 10-10/g is available for improved phase noise performance during vibration and acceleration. The T1215 offers a wide range of available frequencies, from 750 kHz to 800 MHz, and a choice of CMOS, LVPECL or LVDS outputs.

Greenray Industries Inc.
Mechanicsburg, PA
(717) 766-0223
www.greenrayindustries.com
Booth 1736
RS 246

Thin Wire Wedge Bonder

Hesse & Knipps’ thin wire wedge bonder, the Bondjet BJ820, handles all wire bonding challenges on a single platform including RF and microwave devices, COB, MCM and hybrids, fiber optics and automotive using aluminum wire, gold wire or ribbon. The BJ820 demonstrate loop height consistency down to 10 microns and features PiQCTM Process-integrated Quality Control system, which utilizes real production data to alert users in real time of questionable bonds due to deteriorating wedges, bad sections of wire, or possibly contaminated devices.

Hesse & Knipps
Paderborn, Germany
+49 (0) 5251 1560-0
www.hesse-knipps.com
Booth 3317
RS 247

Tunable Filters

Hittite’s 25th product line, tunable filters are ideal for pre-selection in multi-band communication systems, wideband radar, and test and measurement equipment. The HMC881LP5E and HMC882LP5E are seventh-order, low pass filters with adjustable cut-off frequencies and 35 dB stop-band rejection out beyond 30 GHz. A voltage control signal provides continuous adjustment of passband cut-off. The HMC890LP5E and HMC891LP5E are third-order, bandpass filters with independent voltage-controlled adjustment of passband frequency and bandwidth. The BPFs maintain 30 dB of stop-band rejection out to 9 GHz, and both filter types exhibit 10 dB of return loss.

Hittite Microwave Corp.
Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343
www.hittite.com
Booth 2105
RS 248

Quad-Tone Analog Synthesizer

Holzworth Instrumentation introduced the Quad-Tone series of RF synthesizers to address the critical requirements of IMD test signal generation. These broadband synthesizers (8 MHz to 6 GHz) combine independent, phase coherent tones via a single output. These Quad-Tone RF synthesizers maintain the absolute and relative frequency/phase stability relationship between the generated tones. Integration of Holzworth’s unique non-PLL synthesis architecture provides unsurpassed signal performance with independent control over the amplitude, frequency, and phase offset of each tone.

Holzworth Instrumentation
Boulder, CO
(303) 325-3473
www.holzworth.com
Booth 628
RS 249

EM Simulation Tool

EMPIRE XCcel is a 3D full-wave EM simulation tool for antennas, microwave circuits, EM chip design, etc., and is based on the powerful Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. Its adaptive on-the-fly code generation exhibits a fast simulation engine and with this highly accelerated kernel full-wave EM-simulation, problems can be solved in minutes. For structure definition, a powerful Graphical User Interface is included in the package and several structure import and export formats are supported. The new 5.40 release is further optimized to solve large simulation domains, hundreds of wavelength in size.

IMST GmbH
Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
+49 2842 981 0
www.empire.de
Booth 3511
RS 250

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