Mician GmbH Booth 1549
µWave Wizard Hybrid EDA Software Tools
Mician, a developer of EM software tools for the analysis, synthesis and optimization of passive components like feeding networks, couplers, multiplexers and horn antennas, including reflectors, will show their µWave Wizard hybrid EDA software tools. The tools combine the flexibility of fast and powerful numerical methods with an appealing and ergonomic GUI that enables flexibility and openness including CAD export formats interfacing with most mechanical design tools.
Ceyear Booth 1561
The Ceyear AV3672 line of network analyzers are cutting edge and have an extremely competitive value proposition without compromising quality. It is offered in five different frequency ranges up to 67 GHz, both 2- and 4-port configurations, and frequency range extension up to 500 GHz. A number of measurement options such as time domain, frequency offset, gain compression, mixer measurements, embedded LO, pulse and much more are available.
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc. Booth 1603
Extended Dynamic Range DLVA
PMI Model No. ERDLVA-218-DC-LPD is an extended dynamic range DLVA designed to operate over the 2 to 18 GHz frequency range. It employs planar diode detectors and integrated video circuitry for high speed performance and outstanding reliability. It is of superior construction using state of the art MIC/MMIC technology.
Smiths Interconnect Booth 1625
Introducing the SpaceNXTTM HC Series high-reliability temperature variable and fixed chip attenuators for NextGen commercial space applications. Operating from DC to 18 GHz, pre-tested for mission assurance (Group A) and qualified for space use, the HC Series provides a high-reliability, readily available solution at competitive pricing without additional charges for flight testing. Utilizing Thermopad® technology, a totally passive, surface-mounted device that offsets gain variation over temperature, HC Series offers significant competitive advantages including zero distortion and a compact PCB footprint.
Modelithics Booth 1642
mmWave & 5G Library
Modelithics Inc. has recently introduced a new library product, the Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library. All models in this powerful collection of advanced simulation models have been validated to at least 30 GHz, with some validated up to 125 GHz. The Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library was developed to support the design needs of the next generation of cellular and wireless communication, rapidly expanding into the mmWave frequency range.
Exodus Advanced Communications Booth 1704
53 dB System
Exodus Advanced Communications introduces AMP2065A, a solid-state, 6 to 18 GHz, 200 W CW, 53 dB system. This class AB linear state of the art C and W power amplifier features an instantaneous wideband GaN design with built-in protection circuits for high-reliability and ruggedness. It is available with optional digital control and monitoring and local/remote interfaces. It is suitable for all single channel modulation standards. Other typical applications including TWT replacements, EMI/RFI, EW, SATCOM and lab use.
Signal Hound Booth 1714
RF Spectrum Analyzer
The new SM200A is an affordable, compact and capable spectrum analyzer for a range of applications. Tuning from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, the analyzer has an instantaneous bandwidth of 160 MHz and a high dynamic range of 110 dB. A sustained sweep speed of 1 THz/s and ultra-low phase noise means the SM200A introduces only 0.1 percent error to EVM measurements. Ready to ship.
Gowanda Components Group Booth 1735
High Performance Inductors
Gowanda introduces high performance inductors developed to address market needs. Advancements in the company’s design technology and manufacturing capability deliver significant improvement—nearly 2× or more—in SRF and current ratings for these new inductors as compared to traditional molded designs with equivalent inductance. The first six series—CC4H1008, CF4H1008, CC4H1210, CF4H1210, CC4H1812 and CF4H1812—will be on display at IMS2018. Gowanda Electronics, DYCO Electronics, Communication Coil, Butler Winding, TTE Filters, Microwave Circuits and Instec Filters are affiliates of Gowanda Components Group.
RLC Electronics Booth 1748
65 GHz SPDT Switches
RLC Electronics is offering DC to 65 GHz SPDT switches, made available with customization options including your choice of control voltage, operating mode, indicators and TTL or BCD drivers, as well as special mating/power connectors. These switches exhibit low loss (< 1 dB) and maintain high isolation (> 50 dB) over the full passband. Manually controlled options are available as well which are hand-driven utilizing a toggle on the top of the switch. Some typical applications for the 65 GHz switches include collision avoidance test systems and 5G products.
Ion Beam Milling Booth 1752
Thin Film Filters
Ion Beam Etching produces superior thin film filters at all frequencies over chemical etch methods. Straight side walls, elimination of undercut, and circuit to circuit consistency are hallmarks of the Ion Beam Etching process. Ion Beam Etched filters have real world performance that closely matches performance specifications developed by modeling software. Because of the close performance match, you do not waste time or money tweaking your design and Ion Beam Milling Inc. filters are cost competitive with chemically etched products.
RFHIC Booth 1755
RF and Microwave Components
RFHIC is a company that specializes in design and manufacturing of RF and microwave components for telecommunication, military/commercial radar and ISM applications utilizing GaN solution. All currently listed GaN products will soon be available with RFHIC’s next generation GaN on Diamond. RFHIC will showcase GaN MMIC at X-, Ku-, K-, Ka-Band, 5G small cell, 15 kW CW microwave generator at ISM band, microwave electrodeless lighting, 5 kW X-Band SSPA transmitter and GaN on Diamond transistor.
MIcable Booth 1802
T40 is high performance and reliable test cable, which is up to 40 GHz. It is ideal for high precision mmWave and frequent test in production line and labs. The cable construction is very rugged, which still works well on electrical performance after 20,000 harsh flex cycles. A wide range of stainless steel connectors are available, such as SMA, N type, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm.
Microwave Cable Assemblies
MIcable C29F(.086Flex) microwave cable assemblies offer superior electrical performance up to 50 GHz in low VSWR, low loss and phase stability. The typical VSWR is 1.25 at 50 GHz and phase stability over temperature is < 500 ppm at -40~+70°C. It is ideal for use in 5G MIMO connecting and testing, and regular use in lab and production line.
Eclipse Microwave Booth 1806
Planar Back Diodes
The MBD series of planar back (tunnel) diodes are fabricated on germanium substrates using passivated, planar construction and gold metallization for reliable operation up to +100°C. Unlike the standard tunnel diode, Ip is minimized for detector operation and offered in five nominal values with varying degrees of sensitivity and video impedance. The diodes have zero bias operation, excellent temperature stability and low video impedance.
Norden Millimeter Booth 1812
Norden Millimeter announced that their power amplifiers (N16-5631) and low noise amplifiers (N16-5619) have been chosen to be included on Keysight’s 5G Application Note 5992-1326EN. The N16-5631 and N16-5619 provide wideband frequency operation from 18 to 44 GHz. Pictured is the N16-5631 amplifier which is available in single channel or 4-channel configurations. Norden continues to expand its line of amplifier, multipliers and converters covering 5G mmWave frequency bands. Norden can also provide custom designs to meet specific test module requirements.
West•Bond Inc. Booth 1816
Introducing the most flexible, complete wire bonders system available today. 7KE and 4KE series wire bonders: bonding at 45 degree feed for tail control, 90 degree for ribbon and deep access and ball bonding without changing heads. Wedge bonding Au, Al, Cu; ball bonding Au, Cu. automatic, semiautomatic and manual all ESD protected. Ultrasonic, thermosonic and thermocompression wire/ribbon bonders; eutectic and epoxy die bonders, insulated wire bonders and pull testers.
Dynawave Booth 1817
The ArcTite® series of cable assemblies is now available from DC to 40 GHz. ArcTite® provides ultra-low profile bends without the need for supplemental strain relief boots. Dynawave’s innovative connector designs conform to the MIL-STD-348 interface specification and utilize a 360 degree internal solder termination for high-reliability and enhanced shielding effectiveness. They are ideal for high density, internal module connections and provide a cost effective, higher performance alternative to SMA right angle connectors.
NI AWR Booth 1825
NI AWR Design Environment V14
This new release introduces network synthesis technology for power amplifier design, distributed computing for EM analysis, MIMO antenna solutions and enhanced module/PCB design flows. NI AWR Design Environment includes Visual System Simulator™ for system design, Microwave Office/Analog Office for circuit design, and AXIEM and Analyst™ for EM. The broader NI AWR software portfolio also includes AntSyn™ for antenna synthesis and AWR Connected™ for third-party solutions.
NI Microwave Components Booth 1825
The QuickSyn series of frequency synthesizers delivers instrument-grade performance, increased functionality, and efficient power consumption at a reduced size and low cost. The synthesizers employ a phase-refining technology that provides a unique combination of fast-switching speed and low phase noise characteristics. Models include frequencies of 10 and 20 GHz, and three popular mmWave bands—27 to 40, 50 to 70 and 76 to 82 GHz.
Besser Associates Inc. Booth 1833
RF and Wireless Training
Besser Associates is a worldwide leader in RF and wireless training. Their instruction combines theory with hands-on practice, the latest tools and technology and the most appropriate training media (online and traditional classroom) for individualized, meaningful participant experiences. The company choose their instructors from the best and brightest in their fields around the world; they carry an average of 20 years of field and applied teaching experience. Courses can be presented on-site and customized to meet the specific needs of the client.
Rosenberger Booth 1841
Test & Measurement Equipment and Products
Rosenberger of North America highlights its latest developments at IMS2018. The company has available test and measurement equipment and products for microwave and VNA measurements, such as calibration kits (full and industrial versions), with a wide range of coaxial interfaces, as well as compact calibrations kits such as MSO (open, short, load) and MSOT (open, short, load, thru) versions. They also supply microwave and test cable assemblies and an expanded range of test ports for VNAs.
Copper Mountain Technologies Booth 1849
Copper Mountain Technologies released new FET1854 frequency extenders with frequency range from 18 to 54 GHz. With the launch of the new FET1854 extenders, the CobaltFx series allows engineers to build a scalable and affordable 5G testing solution. Anchored by a 2- or 4-port 9 or 20 GHz USB vector network analyzer, CobaltFx includes extenders in multiple frequency bands: 18 to 54, 50 to 75, 60 to 90 and 75 to 110 GHz. Frequency extension is a standard software feature.
VIDA Products Booth 1904
Low Cost X-Band VCO
Featuring extremely low open loop phase noise specified at a 1 MHz offset of -145 dBc/Hz. VCO input is designed for easy integration with phase lock MMICs. Evaluation board allows for speedy verification of performance and system testing. Standard unit is operational from -10°C to 60°C. Power dissipation is less that 1 W. The performance is delivered by VIDA’s New YIG MMIC, their upgraded DRO replacement, YOMICA. Ask about volume discounts.
Remcom Inc. Booth 1917
Wireless InSite® for 5G mmWave and MIMO Simulations
Wireless InSite MIMO is a unique ray tracing tool that simulates the detailed multipath of large numbers of MIMO channels while overcoming the limitations of traditional methods including 3D ray tracing valid up to 100 GHz, simulate massive MIMO arrays, spatial multiplexing and beamforming, diffuse scattering and high performance computing. With optimizations that minimize runtime and memory constraints, wireless InSite efficiently simulates even the large arrays in Massive MIMO systems. Visit Remcom’s booth for a demonstration.
Nuhertz Technologies Booth 1935
Microstrip Port Tuning Optimization Process
FilterSolutions® (Nuhertz Technologies) has improved its already fast and accurate Microwave Office® microstrip port tuning optimization process to be faster, more accurate and more flexible than ever. Accurate optimized planar designs are normally produced in just a few minutes for a wide variety of design requirements, including cross coupled microstrips. In addition to microstrips, supported technologies include suspended and inverted microstrips, and balanced and unbalanced striplines. Trial licenses, demos and training are available from Nuhertz.
Holzworth Instrumentation Inc. Booth 1949
Real-Time Phase Noise Analyzer
The HA7000 Series real-time phase noise analyzer products resolve the historical speed and accuracy issues in both R&D and high throughput (ATE) manufacturing test environments. The HA7000 Series currently includes the HA7062C, HA7402C and the new HA7701A delay line analyzer. These versatile phase noise analyzers offer ease of test setup and high speed acquisition times without compromising on data accuracy or limitations in the measurement floor. Extended frequency ranges and measurement offset capabilities will be demonstrated at IMS2018.
SemiGen Booth 2009
Schottky Barrier Diodes
SemiGen’s Schottky barrier diodes offer small junction capacitances, low resistances and low I/F noise, along with 0.6 V forward voltage drop and enhanced TSS. They are ideal for detector, mixer, modulator, power limiter and high speed switch applications. SemiGen’s zero-bias Schottky detector diodes exhibit low junction capacitances, high voltage sensitivity, high sensitivity and do not require external biasing. These diodes feature 0.3 V forward voltage drop and exceptional TSS.
Pickering Interfaces Booth 2015
PXI Microwave Multiplexer Modules
These multiplexers have a characteristic impedance of 50 Ω and are capable of switching signals up to 50 GHz. Available in single or dual 6-channel format occupying three PXI slots with relays mounted on the front panel. These multiplexers are compatible with any PXI chassis and can be used in Pickering’s LXI modular chassis for users preferring control via an Ethernet port. Connection is by a high performance SMA, SMA-2.9 and SMA-2.4 Connectors for 50 Ω versions.
SignalCore Inc. Booth 2113
The SC5318A is a C- to K-Band single-stage down-converter, converting frequencies from 6 to 26.5 GHz down to DC to 3 GHz. This module also features an internal 26.5 GHz synthesized LO, RF preamplifer and variable gain control. It can be configured for SISO or MIMO applications such as ground-based SATCOM, point-to-point radio and test instruments. Compact, rugged and built for large system integration, the SC5318A can be combined with their SC5308A to form a broadband 100 kHz to 26.5 GHz down-converter.
Pasternack Enterprises Inc. Booth 2133
Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators
Pasternack’s relay controlled programmable attenuators cover broad frequency bands from DC to 2000 MHz with attenuation levels ranging from 0 to 127 dB. Attenuator designs have 6 to 8 relay bits with attenuation steps ranging from 0.25 to 64 dB. Typical performance includes low insertion loss ranging from 0.8 to 3.5 dB, attenuation accuracy o f± 0.5 dB and input power up to 1 W CW. Models are offered in 50 and 75 Ohm configurations and feature bidirectional performance capability.
Compact Waveguide Gunn Diode Oscillators
Pasternack’s waveguide Gunn diode oscillators incorporate high performance devices and machined aluminum cavities. Due to the extremely high external Q and temperature compensation mechanism, these oscillators exhibit excellent frequency and power stability, lower phase noise and higher anti-load pulling characteristics. The PEWGN1001 is a K-Band waveguide Gunn oscillator module that generates a center frequency of 24.125 GHz with a tuning range of ±1 GHz. The PEWGN1000 generates a Ka-Band center frequency of 35 GHz with a tuning range of ±3 GHz.
Networks International Corp. Booth 2212
NIC’s engineering expertise in high-reliability RF products and integrated assemblies includes a specialty in pin-diode switches that span from 1 to 20 GHz. These high performance switches offer broad bandwidth, low insertion loss, fast switching speeds and TTL compatibility. These switches can be customized to meet passband requirements from 1 to 100 percent and meet a wide range of environmental requirements as well. Whether your challenge is a small form factor, high-power, tough electrical specifications or cost, NIC’s unique products showcase a variety of creative solutions for all of your radar and communications needs.
MCV Microwave Booth 2213
Ultra-Low PIM 1 kW Cavity Filters
Ultra-low passive intermodulation (PIM) cavity filters and multiplexers covering TETRA and the entire LTE frequency bands from 300 to 3600 MHz. The typical PIM performance in production is -163 or -170 dBc for low-PIM or ultra-low PIM series, respectively measured with two CW tones, each at 43 dBm. These high-power, low PIM filters are suitable for use in small cell, tower-mounted amplifiers, Tx or Rx combiners, multiplexers, distributed antenna system (DAS) and PIM test benches.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Booth 2215
RF, IF and mmWave Components
Crane Aerospace & Electronics designs and manufactures high-performance RF, IF and mmWave components, subsystems and systems for commercial aviation, defense and space. With over 60 years of experience, the company has proven capabilities in major military, communications, EW, radar and satellite systems. Product capabilities: Component and single function devices, integrated microwave assemblies, space qualified products, switch matrices.
Anaren Microwave Inc. Booth 2304
Form Factor Coupler
Introducing Anaren’s all new high-power 0805 form factor coupler product family. Constructed from ceramic filled PTFE composites, which possess excellent electrical and mechanical stability up to +105°C these footprint-optimized couplers handle increased power and have class leading RF performance. Designed with 5G applications in mind and by benchmarking Anaren’s current subminiature 0805 product line, these low cost, low profile couplers are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 20 dB coupling. Contact to get on the list for samples.
MegaPhase Booth 2309
The “E” series product line was designed for optimal performance over a wide temperature range in mind. This very flexible assembly offers a foam FEP dielectric and provides superior phase stability versus flexure and temperature. The temperature performance features linearity across a wide temperature range and does not exhibit the “knee” that traditional PTFE based cables exhibit at ambient temperature. This cable is ideal for applications including both air and ground-based phased array radars, sensors, mobile backhaul and temperature testing.
American Microwave Corp. Booth 2317
Improved Sensitivity DLVA Technology
Retrieving signals buried in noise and multiplying the range of modern monostatic pulsed radar receivers is possible using a technique called “Matched Filtering.” Matched filtering can improve receiver sensitivity by 6 to 8 dB by retrieving signals buried in noise and improve range by a factor of 2 min. Advances in digital signal processing and digital correlation techniques have made the application of matched filtering sensitivity improvements possible and practical.
Velocity Microwave Booth 2403
Galaxy Gage Kit
Continuing their mission of developing sustainable products that reduce your cost of ownership, Velocity Microwave introduces the Galaxy gage kit. This revolutionary kit provides the ability to test the most common RF/microwave connectors with a single gage. A simple swap of the bush ing allows the user to test Type N, SMA (P+D), 3.5, 2.92, 2.4 and 1.85 mm connectors, both male and female. In addition, the gage itself can be calibrated by your preferred, qualified vendor for about $50 per year.
ITEQ Corp. Booth 2413
ITEQ’s IT-88GMW and IT-88GML are designed for use in automotive radar, millimeter wave, phased array antenna, in-package antenna and emerging 5G applications. The Dk- 2.98 and Df 0.0012 at 10 GHz make them the lowest loss offerings for thermoset resins. IT-88GML offers low flexural and in-plane modulus with very low skew. Both products can be used in hybrid mlb applications for automotive driver-assist systems. Available in core and prepreg materials enabling high layer count boards.
Piconics Inc. Booth 2418
50 Awg Broadband Conical Inductors
Piconics Inc. has introduced a new line of broadband conical inductors utilizing ultra-fine 1 mil (50 Awg) diameter wire. This Inductor Series offers increased inductance in a smaller size than traditional conical inductors while maintaining broadband performance past 40 GHz. The ultra-fine wire reduces capacitance build up at the terminations and along the coil to minimize loss across the frequency band. Typical applications: bias tees, broadband amplifiers, high speed switches, optical linear drivers and isolation circuits on semiconductor test boards.