Microwave Journal

Maury and AMCAD Announce Development and Distribution Partnership

June 7, 2010

Maury Microwave Corp. and AMCAD Engineering have signed an exclusive development and distribution agreement with regards to AMCAD’s advanced measurement suite, IVCAD and its PIV/PLP family of pulsed IV systems.

Development of IVCAD, which is currently available for sale, will continue over the upcoming year as a complement for Maury’s long-standing ATS device characterization software. IVCAD will support multiple load pull techniques including traditional load pull using external instrumentation, VNA-based load pull, active load pull and hybrid load pull. It will perform noise parameter measurements, DC-IV and pulsed-IV measurements as well as incorporate device modeling tools. Finally, its modern visualization capabilities give users a greater ability to view, plot and graph measurement data in an intuitive manner.

PIV and PLP pulsers operate as both standalone pulsed-IV measurement systems or as part of an integrated pulsed-load pull system. Its voltage, current, pulse-width, peak power and accuracy specifications are unmatched in the industry.

“AMCAD’s measurement and modeling software will be an excellent complement for ATS, while its pulsed-IV hardware will make a great addition to Maury’s device characterization portfolio,” said Steve Dudkiewicz, Director of Business Development, Maury Microwave.

“Aligning with Maury Microwave will allow an accelerated market penetration of AMCAD products. It is a logical step to pair our load pull software with Maury’s world-class impedance tuners,” said Tony Gasseling, President, AMCAD Engineering.