At the heart of X-Microwave's system is an X-MWblock portfolio of hundreds of physically compatible, drop-in or drop-on components. These components are highly characterized and modeled with X-Parameters and S-Parameters at the system block level. To create a modular design, X-Microwave provides a free, non-linear online simulation tool that leverages Keysight's Genesys Spectrasys engine. After simulation, X-MWblock drop-in components are used to prototype systems through X-Microwave's innovative prototype station for testing, aligning and configuring integrated microwave assemblies up to 50 GHz. Finally, the same X-MWblock components can be moved from the prototype station directly to machined housings for production hardware, eliminating the need for custom layouts.
"From a concept to final production hardware, X-Microwave streamlines the complete design process," says John Richardson, president and CEO at X-Microwave. "Peregrine's impressive RF product portfolio is an important addition to the X-Microwave building-block system. Peregrine is recognized as a leading RF manufacturer, and our users will benefit from the ability to drop in Peregrine's products into their X-Microwave-based modular designs."
The Peregrine products now available in the X-Microwave system include RF switches, digital step attenuators, tuning control switches, power limiters and monolithic phase and amplitude controllers. These products have a prominent link on their Peregrine webpage that directs users to the product's X-MWblock webpage.
"X-Microwave offers a solution for RF engineers who need a sophisticated evaluation platform for system design simulations and quick prototyping," says Kinana Hussain, director of marketing at Peregrine Semiconductor. "X-Microwave's innovative system provides another avenue for our customers to evaluate our industry-leading RF products, especially in higher frequencies."