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Custom Interconnects, LLC announced the release of the most detailed RF characterization conducted to-date on their flagship Fuzz Button® technology platform.
Arrow RF & Power, officially doing business as Richardson RFPD, announced the online availability of videos and downloadable files of the presentations given at their booth during the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla.
More than 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first-time attendees, filled the sold-out show floor at the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla., marking the fourth consecutive year in which first-time attendees topped 30 percent.
Watch episode15 (June 16, 2014) of the bi-weekly industry update video series, Frequency Matters. Editors David Vye and Pat Hindle review IMS 2014 in Tampa, FL including a look at the trends and collaborations they came across at the show. A short picture gallery runs at the end of the video.
The "Powering the Waves" theme was very present at IMS 2014 starting with the kickoff reception party on Monday featuring a water skiing show starring general chair Larry Dunleavy. Here is a short conference summary and extensive list of highlights from the exhibition by product category.
San-tron, Inc., a manufacturer of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, reviewed several new innovative connectors and assemblies at the International Microwave Symposium in Tampa, Fla., June 3-6, 2014. Chief among are two small but robust connectors. First is their new pSeries pressurized connectors which provide low-loss, high-stability performance through 30 GHz at +/-65 psi. These pressurized connectors, which meet the IP68 standard, feature a simplified, three-piece design – body, center contact, and an innovative dielectric – which eliminates troublesome internal O-rings, gaskets, and silicone greases.
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced new highly integrated RF ICs that greatly simplify the design and reduce the development cost of multi-band base stations and point-to-point (PtP) radios. These new devices include the ADRF6720 I/Q modulator, ADRF6820 I/Q demodulator and ADRF6612 dual-mixer. The highly integrated devices enable the design of base station and high-performance radios requiring multi-band support, high dynamic range and wide channel bandwidths. These products are ideal for designs for 3G/4G communication, microwave PtP radios, military/aerospace and instrumentation applications. ADI’s new RF ICs offer the same performance as radio designs based on a combination of discrete solutions, yet in a significantly smaller form factor. The new devices feature an embedded low phase noise synthesizer, RF switch and balun, digital step attenuator (DSA) and programmable linearity optimization.
Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its RF portfolio today with the addition of high-performance RF gain blocks, down-converting mixers and a complex modulator that provide the industry’s best combination of power and performance. The new RF devices were demonstrated this week in TI's Booth 2041 at the International Microwave Symposium and complement TI's existing portfolio of transmit digital-to-analog converters (DACs), receive analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), IQ modulators, IF DVGAs, phase-locked loop (PLL) and RF synthesizers.
Analog Devices Inc. announced immediate availability of the AD-FMCADC2-EBZ FMC module with HDL code and software drivers for rapid design prototyping and interoperability with Xilinx FPGAs. The AD-FMCADC2-EBZ board incorporates the 12-bit, 2.5-GSPS AD9625-2.5 A/D converter and the ADA4961 RF amplifier, also introduced today, with input balun, power supplies and software stack.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, unveiled a suite of new, ultra-low noise amplifiers (LNAs) for cellular infrastructure, wireless connectivity and broadcast communication applications. The new LNAs provide best-in-class noise figure as well as high gain and linearity, improving receiver sensitivity and dynamic range.