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EM Software Tools
Mician is a globally recognized leader in the development of EM software tools for passive waveguide components and horn antennas, parabolic, hyperbolic and ellipsoid antennas. The μWave Wizard product line combines the flexibility of 2D/3D FEM with the speed and accuracy of mode matching techniques. Complementing their fast, powerful proprietary numerical methods, μWave Wizard software tools also offer an appealing ergonomic GUI enabling flexibility and openness including CAD export formats interfacing with most mechanical design tools.
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.
Accurate Circuit Engineering
Accurate Circuit Engineering (ACE) announces the first 3D printed circuit board (PCB). Most PCBs are 2D and flat with a milled area or cavity. ACE, using its unique routing, milling and beveling technology, has successfully produced a circuit board that actually has a 3D topography. There is nothing mounted or attached to the PCB, and it is all machined and plated at ACE.
Ultra-Low Profile RF Filters
Reactel will highlight their series of ultra-low profile RF filters, which exhibit equal performance to many of their larger connectorized designs at EDI CON USA 2018. Utilizing innovative machining and material optimization techniques, these devices offer the highest Qs in frequencies up to 30 GHz. They are ideal for portable and aerospace applications where size and weight are critical. Package heights are as low as 0.125 in., weight as low as 0.5 oz and a choice of gull wing pins or axial/radial pin configurations.
High Efficiency Pallet Amplifier
Ampleon’s BPC2425M9X250Z RF power module offers 250 W CW power for RF cooking applications at 2450 MHz. With 61 percent efficiency and 17 dB gain, this high efficiency module has integrated temperature sensing and bias temperature compensation networks. Operating from a 32 V supply, RF input and output are matched to 50 ohms for ease-of-use, providing a cost effective solution with minimum design work and easy connectivity in multi-pallet applications that include heating and drying, plasma lighting and other ISM related designs.
Transline Technology Inc.
Printed Circuit Boards
TTI Industries, a manufacturer of RF/microwave, hybrid and standard printed circuit boards (PCB) located in Anaheim, Calif., serves the RF, microwave, aerospace, defense, medical and satellite industries to create solutions for ever-advancing concepts and designs. TTI offers services such as RF and microwave applications, hybrid and exotic materials, oversized (large) PCBs, FEP bonding and fusion bonding, Rigi-Flex and Flex PCB, PCB thermal applications, heavy metal back PCB, PCB heat-sink, manufacturing and lamination and photo chemical etching and RF shielding products.
NI AWR Design Environment V14
Visit Booth #212 for a demo of NI AWR Design Environment V14, introducing network synthesis for impedance matching multi-band amplifiers and front-end components. V14 also offers advanced design editing/selection for fast EM verification of RF/mixed-signal PCBs, as well as the industry’s first phased-array generation wizard for antenna-array design. NI AWR software includes Visual System Simulator™ system design software, Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design software and AXIEM and Analyst™ EM simulators. Demos of AntSyn™ antenna synthesis and AWR Connected™ third-party solutions will also be featured.
RF Analog Signal Generators
Tabor introduces its new line of RF analog signal generators. The all-new Lucid Series offers 3, 6 and 12 GHz single channel versions, in a compact, small footprint module. Featuring fast switching speed, excellent signal integrity and purity, all the necessary modulated signals for analog communication systems, and with built in SPI and micro-USB interface, the Lucid Series is designed to meet today’s most demanding specifications, needed from the R&D benches to the production lines.
The Model 855 Series is a multi-channel, phase coherent, fast switching, low phase noise microwave signal generator with output frequency ranges from 10 MHz to 6, 12, 20 or 40 GHz in any combination from 2 to 8 outputs in one system. Frequency and power switching sweep times down to 10 μs with excellent phase noise makes this instrument line ideally suited for a broad range of applications where very high signal quality, accuracy and wide output power range is required.
Modular ATE Systems
Roos Instruments integrates over 30 years of research into modular ATE systems that lead the industry in reliability and test accuracy from DC to 81 GHz and beyond. Powerful hardware and expert software maximize PIN efficiency and time-to-market for the world’s most advanced technology. Use Cassini to quickly test your high frequency devices.
Custom Microwave Components
12 Channel Attenuator/Monitor
Each of 12 channels contains an attenuator in series with a solid-state sampler/amp switch (SAS) module. The attenuator modules provide independent control of their respective channel’s loss by 70 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The SAS modules resistively samples the respective channel’s output and selects/deselects the sample’s routing to the monitor port for signal analysis.
Ultra Precision OCXO
Morion released the MV336M, ultra precision OCXO with ultra low short-term stability, phase noise and excellent temperature stability in a 92 × 80 × 50 mm package. Available with a frequency of 10 MHz, the MV336 has phase noise of <‐93 dBc/Hz at 0.1 Hz and ‐120 dBc/Hz at 1 Hz, short-term stability < 1E-13 at 1 sec and < 3E-13 until 100 sec which is accompanied by temperature stability of < 4E-11 vs. ‐10…+70oC. The MV336M operates at 12 V.
Thermally Stable Wide Dynamic Range Power Sensor
LadyBug’s thermally stable LB5918A True-RMS, a 1 MHz to 18 GHz, wide dynamic range power sensor delivers fast accurate measurements on any signal with any modulation including wideband digital signals. Its unique two path design delivers better dynamic range than many three path sensors. SCPI commands and use either USBTMC, USBHID or connect directly with I2C or SPI.
Replace expensive RF generators in your system with these PXIe synthesizers ranging from 50 MHz to 32 GHz. Choose the NK430 for the lowest phase noise in the industry and fast switching or the NK420 for great value. It is now easy to add high performance and quality signal sources to your system for use as local oscillators for up-/down-conversion, frequency extension for 5G frequencies and reference clocks.
Model SAO-2734030810-KF-S1 is a full band, WR-28 omnidirectional antenna that operates between 26.5 and 40 GHz. This vertically polarized antenna offers 360 degrees azimuth coverage with a 7.5 dBi typical gain and ±1 dB nominal gain flatness. The antenna features a half power beamwidth of 45 degrees in its vertical direction. The RF port of the antenna is equipped with K(F) coaxial connector. The version with WR-28 waveguide interface is offered under model number, SAO-2734030810-28-S1.
StratEdge features two options for packaging GaN and high-power semiconductor devices—the LL family of leaded laminate copper-moly-copper (CMC) base packages and now its off-the-shelf line of molded ceramic packages that can be configured to meet the requirements for chips with frequencies up to 18 GHz. These packages dissipate heat and come in fully-hermetic versions in over 200 standard outlines. StratEdge offers complete automated assembly and test services in San Diego, Calif. for these packages, including gold-tin solder die attach.
WIN Semiconductors USA
GaN Process Capabilities
WIN Semiconductors has expanded its GaN process capabilities to include a 0.45 μm-gate technology that supports current and future 5G applications. The NP45-11 GaN on SiC process provides 50 V operation with superior power density and efficiency. It allows customers to design hybrid Doherty power amplifiers used in 5G applications including massive MIMO wireless antenna systems. Similar to macro-cell applications, MIMO base stations often combine Doherty power amplifiers with linearization techniques to meet demanding linearity and efficiency specifications of today’s wireless infrastructure.
The ELF110 series of 1 mm interface connectors operate mode free through 125 GHz. Test boards also mode free through 125 GHz are available. The proven and innovative design techniques that Signal Microwave is known for were incorporated to successfully develop this design in only four months. The connector body design is streamlined and available in standard and narrow profiles and built with a minimum of components. The technical details of the connector, including 3D models, can be found online.
MS2850A is a spectrum/signal analyzer with maximum analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz and frequency range of 9 kHz to 32 or 44.5 GHz. With a wide dynamic range up to > 140 dB and excellent amplitude/phase flatness, it provides high-end performance at a mid-range price for improved cost-of-test. Software options provide engineers with a cost-efficient and accurate solution to verify RF Tx characteristics of next-generation 5G base stations and mobile devices, SATCOM equipment and wideband communications systems.
Model ADRV9009 is a 200 MHz bandwidth RF transceiver. Tunable over a range of 75 MHz to 6 GHz, this single-chip transceiver provides a common radio platform that supports all 2G/3G/4G standards, while meeting the antenna density and network capacity requirements of 5G wireless infrastructure equipment and aerospace and defense systems. It features fast frequency hopping for enhanced link security and spectrum efficiency.
Prototype and Volume-Production
For 30+ years, IC designers have relied on MOSIS for an efficient, affordable way to prototype and volume-produce their devices. Many turn to MOSIS for their special expertise in providing Multi-Project Wafers (MPW) and related services that drive IC innovation. This “shared mask” model combines designs from multiple customers or diverse designs from a single company onto one mask set. In addition, MOSIS supports clients through to production, minimizing time-to-market with competitive pricing for new product introduction.
COMSOL Multiphysics® is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and simulation apps. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. Simulation experts rely on the COMSOL Server™ product to deploy apps to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories and customers throughout the world.
RF Power Modules
Integra announces the formal launch of their new line of standardized RF power modules (aka pallets). Differentiating these modules from custom or build-to-print, PCB amplifier assemblies or “pallets,” these new, ultra-efficient RF power modules are being developed to offer a new level of integration which results in powerful yet simple, higher-level building blocks for creating SWaP-C optimized high-power amplifiers (HPA) found in pulsed and CW radar systems. Built-in functions can include RF matching, GPS, temperature compensation and VSWR protection.
Narrow Block and Panel Feed-Through End Launch Connectors
Recognized worldwide for mmWave end launch connectors to 110 GHz with unmatched performance, Southwest Microwave has added two new models to their PCB connector product array. New narrow block end launch connectors, available in SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm and 1.0 mm, are 1/3 smaller than the original models. A new 2.92 mm female, bulkhead panel feed-through end launch connector with extended threaded length allows users to achieve equivalent performance in their packaged end product and engineering models.
MCV Microwave introduces a new series of suspended substrate bandpass filter, diplexer, triplexer and quadruplexer from 300 MHz to 30 GHz. These filters feature low PIM, low profile and high-power handling (100 W) in either surface mount or connectorized package. Wideband coverage such as 2 × Fc are particularly useful for transition from 4G to 5G applications. Choice of various low loss substrates from low dielectric constant Duroid to high dielectric constant ceramic type makes this a versatile solution for 5G system integration. Contact MCV Microwave at 1-858-450-0468.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Exodus Advanced Communications announced their AMP3132 compact 26.5 to 40 GHz, 38 dB gain solid-state module. Featuring instantaneous wideband operation, 6 dB peak to peak flatness and 16 A max consumption operating from an 8 VDC source, the unit is suitable for all single channel modulation standards and has built-in protection circuits. Other notable characteristics of the AMP3132 are its high-reliability and ruggedness. It is suitable for EW, EMI/RFI testing, phased arrays and any application requiring small size and high-power density.
American Technical Ceramics
Broadband Multilayer Capacitor
ATC’s new 531Z broadband multilayer capacitor is an excellent solution for applications requiring coverage from 16 KHz through 30 GHz while providing low insertion loss with a voltage rating of 16 WVDC. The 531Z is ideal for broadband DC blocking, coupling, bypassing and feedback applications in optical communications systems and equipment using high speed digital logic. This RoHS compliant product is available in an EIA 0201 case size and is compatible with high speed automated pick and place SMT manufacturing.
Triple-Balanced MMIC Mixer
Marki Microwave introduces the first triple-balanced MMIC mixer covering X-, Ku- and K-Bands in a small QFN package. The high linearity MM2-0530HSM features massive overlapping bands with RF/LO from 5 to 30 GHz and IF from 2 to 20 GHz. This mixer provides IIP3 of +28 dBm, high spurious suppression and exceptional port-to-port isolations. For lower LO drive applications they offer the MM2-0530LSM. Both are available in 4 × 4 mm QFN, evaluation board, bare die or a high performance connectorized module.
Micro Lambda Wireless
The fast-switching frequency LUXN™ Synthesizer keeps the spurious and phase-noise levels low across a total frequency tuning range as wide as 50 MHz to 21 GHz. The synthesizer features high speed tuning from 50 MHz to 21 GHz in frequency steps as small as 0.001 Hz in a package that is only 4.0 × 3.6 × 0.9 in. and weighs only 15 oz. It is a fit for a wide range of applications, from broadband communications systems to test and measurement equipment. It provides spectrally pure output signals that can feed most measurement applications.
LPKF Laser & Electronics
Desktop Prototyping System
The ProtoMat S63 is a desktop prototyping system designed to help microwave engineers make PCB prototypes in minutes or hours, instead of waiting for a design to come back from the board house weeks later. The system’s high speed spindle can produce structures as small as 100 μm. Other features of the ProtoMat S63 include automatic tool change (15 tools), automatic milling width adjustment, optical fiducial recognition (camera) and an optional vacuum table.
Measurement and Modeling Device Characterization Solutions
Exceptional companies have superior labs—complete your lab with Maury Microwave. Maury, a leader in measurement and modeling device characterization solutions, VNA calibration accessories and interconnections, will be showcasing active and hybrid-active harmonic load pull solutions, LXI™-certified mechanical impedance tuners, pulsed IV/RF compact transistor modeling as well as coaxial and waveguide VNA calibration kits and metrology adapters, in-stock color-coded precision and daily-use adapters and test-port, phase-stable and value cable assemblies. Visit for details, demos, deals and NPIs.
Applied Thin-Film Products
Thin Film Manufacturing
ATP is a leading ISO/AS9100 certified thin film manufacturer that offers complete in-house circuit fabrication services and engineered solutions. Quick turn engineering prototyping is available as well as mass production jobs. ATP offers a wide range of ceramic/ special materials and metallization schemes including solderable and bondable films. Features include laser diode submounts, edge defined wraps, conductors, integrated resistors (with or without laser trimming), hollow and solid filled vias, double-sided patterning, backside burnishing treatment and serialization capabilities.
Wideband Distributed Amplifier
MACOM’s wideband distributed amplifier, MAAM-011275-DIE, is an easy-to-use, wideband amplifier that operates from 100 kHz to 40 GHz. The amplifier provides 16 dB gain, 22 dBm output power and 4.5 dB noise figure. It is matched to 50 Ω with typical return loss better than 13 dB. The MAAM-011275-DIE is suitable for a wide range of applications in instrumentation and communication systems.
Passive Plus Inc.
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) now offers the 0708N series capacitor. With vertical electrodes which increase bandwidth, these capacitors have low ESR/ESL and high self-resonance. Uniquely designed for excellent heat transfer in high RF applications, the 0708N offers ultra-stable performance over temperature and are 100 percent RoHS compliant. With over 30 years in the RF/microwave industry, PPI manufactures high quality, high-power passive components using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques for the military, medical, semiconductor, broadcast and telecommunications industries.
Bulls Eye® High Performance Test Point System
Samtec Bulls Eye high performance test point systems are now available in 50 and 20 GHz designs, with systems up to 65 GHz in development. A compression interface, small footprint and high cycle count make Bulls Eye ideal for high performance test applications. The high density array design significantly saves PCB space compared to traditional test points.
Copper Mountain Technologies
IoTest™ Antenna Testing Kit
IoTest™ Antenna Testing Kit helps IoT device designers select and test the right antenna. The Kit includes Antenna Analyzer, testing software, sample antennas and cable assembly to connect antennas to the Analyzer. IoTest™ software is easy to use and walks you step-by-step through calibrating the Antenna Analyzer and testing sample antennas, and then through a similar process of testing your own antenna on its own and in the device. PulseLARSEN backs the IoTest™ kit with years of antenna design expertise.
The demand for SATCOM is increasing, especially in Ku-Band, which enables high speed communication. Mitsubishi Electric is expanding its Ku-Band GaN-HEMT lineup to meet the growing demand for higher output power levels with the introduction of its MGFK50G3745 (100 W) and MGFK48G3745 (70 W) models. Both models boast industry-leading output power with very high linear gain (10 dB). Additionally, Mitsubishi Electric deploys 20 W GaN MMIC MGFG5H1503 with great linearity to support the design of PA lineup in BUC applications.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Single Band Amplifiers
AR’s new 20S6G18A and 40S6G18B are self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, class A solid-state amplifiers designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. The Model 20S6G18A, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 20 W of RF output power instantaneously from 6 to 18 GHz, while the 40S version delivers 40 W. These instruments are suitable for radiated immunity testing, TWTA replacements and EW applications.
Wenzel Associates Inc.
Slow Transition Phase Locked Crystal Oscillator
The Slow Transition PLO crystal oscillator provides smooth frequency transition on loss and reacquisition of external reference. This innovative design features a low PLL BW (≤ 0.1 Hz), guaranteed maximum slew rate, automatic aging correction and frequency holdover upon loss of reference, while maintaining excellent close-in noise of -145 dBc at 10 Hz.
Cernex’s BenchTop Amplifiers are designed for use in a wide range of general purpose applications such as laboratory test equipment, instrumentation and other applications. Reliable operation is achieved using rugged stripline circuit construction with selected GAsFETs, PHEMTs and MIMICs.
Non-ITAR GaN Amplifiers
With dimensions of 2.5 × 2 × 0.42 in. and 2.1 cubic in., these modular, non-ITAR GaN amplifiers from Teledyne Wireless maintain rugged design characteristics needed for harsh airborne and land based requirements in the smallest footprint possible. The calculated MTBF of these amplifiers is greater than 40,000 hours at +85ºC, manufactured to optimal thermal requirements to deliver high-reliability and performance for challenging military and commercial applications.
1U High VHF Duplexer
The TM1003 is a VHF duplexer operating between 135 to 172 MHz which will fit in a 1U 19 in. rack mount. Space is a premium, so the company designed this duplexer with the lowest profile possible. T/R spacing, 5 MHz min. passband, 500 KHz min. insertion loss 3.6 dB max. Return loss 20 dB min. rejection at Fc ±20 MHz 60 dB min. Max power 40 W. They also make a Bandpass version.
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.
Top Dog Test
Top Dog Test specializes in the sale, rental, leasing, purchase, repair, calibration and liquidation of test equipment which includes oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, function generators, logic analyzers and telecommunications test equipment. Find equipment on Top Dog’s site or call the company’s qualified technicians for professional assistance at 510-324-3001. They will help you decide on what specific model or product will best meet your needs and budget.
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Precision Fixed Attenuator
Mini-Circuits’ KAT series of MMIC precision fixed attenuators extends coverage to a wide array of applications from DC to 40 GHz including 5G systems, microwave communications, satellite, defense and aerospace and more. These fixed-value, absorptive attenuators are fabricated through highly repetitive MMIC processing with thin film resistors on GaAs substrates and achieve ultra-wideband performance. Model KAT-9+ provides 9 dB nominal attenuation with ±0.2 dB flatness, 1.1 W RF power handling and 1.11:1 typical VSWR.
Real-Time Phase Noise Analysis
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 includes the HA7062C and the HA7402C real-time engine. These versatile phase noise analyzers offer ease of test setup and blazing fast acquisition times without compromising on data accuracy or limitations in the measurement floor. An input range to 40 GHz and 100 MHz measurement offset capabilities will be demonstrated at EDI CON USA 2018.
Times Microwave Systems
Coax Test Cables
Times Microwave introduces its new Clarity™ series of 18, 26.5 and 40 GHz coax test cables. Clarity™ boasts steel torque, crush and overbend protection with abrasion resistance—while not compromising flexibility. The cable is ultra-stable through 40 GHz with exceptionally low attenuation. The design includes an ergonomic, injection molded strain relief and Times’ new, SureGrip™ coupling nut to significantly improve the user’s everyday experience. Clarity™ is appropriate for use as VNA test port extension, R&D lab, production test or system interconnect cables.
Integrated IC/Package/Module Design Flow
The new Cadence® Virtuoso® RF Solution increases productivity and eliminates design failures caused by poorly integrated tools. It streamlines the RF design flow by using a single “golden” schematic to drive layout implementation, simulation and physical verification of the RF module while enabling simultaneous editing of multiple RFIC on the complex RF module. The environment also includes smart integration of electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools that automates hours of manual work required to run EM simulations.
OnScale’s Solver-as-a-Service Platform combines sophisticated Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Multiphysics solvers with the limitless power of cloud High Performance Computing (HPC) to remove performance and cost constraints of legacy CAE/HPC, reduce design cycles from months to weeks or even days and deliver unequalled solver performance that easily scales to meet ever-changing CAE workloads.
JFW Industries Inc.
4 Channel Attenuator Assembly
JFW model 50BA-032-31 SMA is a 4 channel attenuator assembly that covers 100 MHz to 18 GHz. Each RF channel consists of a solid-state programmable attenuator with attenuation ranging 0 to 31 dB in 1 dB increments. These attenuators can be controlled individually or as a group. This benchtop attenuator assembly is remotely controlled via Ethernet or RS-232 (GUI provided) and manually via momentary toggle switches on the front panel.
Guzik Technical Enterprises
10 GHz Wide Test Solution
The compact 10 GHz wide test solution includes Guzik ADP7104 10-bit Digitizer with Real-Time FPGA processor, Keysight M8195A Arbitrary Waveform Generator and VDI WR-15 compact up/down converters. 5G, WirelessHD, WiGig, IEEE802.11ad and IEEE802.11ay signal generation and analysis with Keysight software.