GaN Distributed Amplifier
Altum RF’s ARF1307 is a packaged, GaN distributed amplifier for 2 to 20 GHz applications. The amplifier provides 25 dB small-signal gain, 10 W saturated output power with 16 dB of power gain and 25% power-added efficiency. The ARF1307 features a robust, lead-free and RoHS-compliant 7 × 7 mm ceramic QFN package with excellent thermal and electrical properties. The ARF1307 is suitable for higher performance commercial and defense related applications, such as test & measurement equipment, EW and commercial or defense radar systems.
American Microwave Corp.
The baseband amplifier used in the ALR-85 radar warning receiver system is a form, fit, function replacement for a baseband module with two RF inputs P1 (direct input), P2 (with pre-amp), bandpass filtering on the inputs and covering 2 to 6 GHz frequency range with build-in digitally controlled attenuator (31 dB gain control). It has dual output P3 (for RF processing) and P4 (input to a DLVA which AMC also supplies). The baseband module and DLVA are form fit function replacement within Litton EW receivers.
Absorptive PIN Diode Switch
Amplical’s SW2A101 SP2T 0.1 to 20 GHz miniature ultra-broadband absorptive PIN diode switch features 2 W CW hot-switching with low insertion loss, low VSWR, high isolation and fast switching speed. J1 and J2 ports are terminated in 50 Ω when switched in the isolation (off) state. All RF ports incorporate DC blocks. An on-board TTL-compatible driver provides convenient logic control. The compact design incorporates field replaceable SMA female connectors which can be removed. Applications include bypass switches used in communications, radar and EW systems, as well as test equipment and simulators.
Optimal Array Matching
Anokiwave leads the mmWave market with its silicon based ICs for 5G, SATCOM and radar applications for high volume commercial deployments. Their latest 5G-Gen-3 IC family features complete RF signal chain functionality, supports dual pol architectures with new and enhanced features to make 3GPP compliant cutting-edge performance even easier. Their portfolio of IC options enables optimal array matching for powerful and efficient antennas for multiple use cases.
24/26 GHz Gen-3 5G IC
The 24/26 GHz 5G band is here. The newest IC in the 24/26 GHz family covers the 3GPP n258 (24.25 to 27.5 GHz) band and can operate as a dual polarization four channel beamformer IC or as a single polarization eight channel beamformer IC. With low-cost materials, embedded ZERO-CAL™, fast beam steering and KINETIC-GREEN™ technologies, field health monitors, as well as the continued drive to higher power efficiency, this IC will have a pronounced effect on making ubiquitous 5G a reality.
28 GHz Gen-3 5G IC
The newest IC in the 28 GHz family covers the 3GPP n257 and n261 (26.5 to 28.35 GHz) bands. The AWMF-0151 supports dual polarization architectures while adding new and enhanced features to make 3GPP compliant cutting-edge performance even easier. The system architecture behind the family allows multiple use cases ranging from infrastructure to consumer equipment. By harnessing the highest levels of integration, the company has enabled base stations and small cells to reach price points on par with Wi-Fi access points.
37/39 GHz Gen-3 5G IC
The newest IC in the 37/39 GHz family covers the 3GPP n260 (37 to 40 GHz) band. The AWMF-0158 supports dual polarization architectures while adding new and enhanced features to make 3GPP compliant cutting-edge performance even easier. The system architecture behind the family allows multiple use cases ranging from infrastructure to consumer equipment. With over five years of focused innovation, three generations of ICs and significant quantities of 5G ICs delivered, Anokiwave is making mmWave 5G a commercial reality.
K/Ka-Band SATCOM IC Family
The 2nd generation K/Ka-Band SATCOM beamformer IC family enables active antenna SATCOM ground terminals that can auto-align and auto-position supporting SATCOM-on-the-move using LEO/MEO/GEO satellites. The highly integrated AWMF-0132 K-Band Rx IC and the AWMF-0133 Ka-Band Tx IC both support four dual polarization radiating elements with full polarization flexibility. The IC family builds on their prior generations improving performance, reducing cost and providing a host of digital functionality that simplifies active antenna design. Look for a new family at Ku-Band soon.
Vector Network Analyzers
Anritsu (Booth 542) continues to lead the way with its innovative, high performance vector network analyzer (VNA) solutions. The VectorStar™ MS4640B and ME7838 premium and broadband VNA series offers the broadest coverage to 145 GHz in a single instrument. The ShockLine™ family of VNAs provides best-in-class performance while optimizing cost-of-test with its 1-, 2- and 4-port options that offer frequency coverage to 43.5 GHz (55 to 92 GHz extended E-Band).
API Weinschel’s 4209 Series Programmable Attenuators are available in 31.5 and 63 dB attenuation ranges with 0.5 dB step resolution. The 4209 series has a superior RF performance to 43.5 GHz with an extremely low insertion loss and VSWR over the entire frequency range. The units are supplied with an AUX connector for operation in I2C, SPI, UART or TTL compatible modes. Also included is API’s LabView based USB Control Center Software.
The new OPTO-FIRE™ micro-optical transceiver from API Technologies enables the improvement of critical data communication systems in airborne, naval and renewable energy applications. With a range of high speed data rates (20 Mbs to 25 Gbs), multiple-channels and protocol agnostic architecture, the OPTO-FIRE™ micro-optical transceivers are specifically designed for harsh environment applications. OPTO-FIRE™ is a major change in optical core technology which enables significant size and weight reductions. Available in customized rugged packaging styles to withstand harsh −58°F to +212°F operating temperature requirements.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Microwave Power Amplifiers
AR offers solid-state power amplifiers designed for various EW, EMC and communications applications. You can have chip and wire hybrid modules from 0.7 to 6 GHz to 100 W or benchtops designs up to 500 W CW. Benchtop units from 6 to 18 GHz are also available in 20 and 40 W CW Class A models. For added versatility, AR can supply dual band single housed units covering the full 1 to 18 GHz band with a high-power of 60 W up to 6 GHz and 40 W from 6 to 18 GHz.
1 mm Connector Cable Assembly
Arance’s self-developed 1 mm connector cable assembly can operate up to 110 GHz. Phase and amplitude stable, good flexibility, lighter weight. Reliable in connection andtesting applications. Length and armor can be customized according to a customer’s requirement.
Thermoplastic Vent Material
ARC Technologies, a Hexcel company, presents their patented Thermoplastic Vent Material. These vents are designed to reduce radiated emissions at higher frequencies, through dielectric loss, than traditional metal vents allow. Through the use of absorptive materials, their patented vent technology reduces emissions while maintaining ample airflow for heat dissipation. Come visit ARC Technologies LLC at IMS2019 in Booth 130 to learn more.
Besser Associates, Inc.
RF Technology Certification
RF Technology Certification is an online course designed for professionals who need a solid background in the fundamentals of RF and wireless technology and products. The four-part program provides the student with a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communication signals, RF devices and test instruments. The program was developed by Besser Associates, a worldwide leader in RF and wireless training.
Cadence Design Systems
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. Visit Cadence at Booth 942.
Active Frequency Multipliers
Cernexwave’s (Booth 508) CFM series active frequency multipliers cover the frequency range of 10 MHz to 500 GHz. They can be designed to multiply an RF signal 2, 3, 4 or as many as 36 times with the company’s custom multiplier chain assemblies. These multipliers utilize state of the art MIC and MMIC technologies to provide highly stable, reliable and efficient frequency extenders for system applications.
Charter Engineering Inc.
5G RF Switches from DC to 40 GHz
CEI introduces a new series of RF switches operating from DC to 40 GHz utilizing 2.92 mm female connectors. The switches feature outstanding characteristics in insertion loss of 0.6 dB max and return loss of 1.5:1 max. The highly repeatable RF switches are targeted to 5G applications and are available in a variety of configurations including failsafe, latching and normally open.
Highly Integrated Amplifiers
Ciao Wireless (Booth 736) features a line of highly integrated amplifiers for SATCOM and military/defense. Model CA0022-351560ADTCS exemplifies this product line with instantaneous frequency coverage from 10 MHz to 22 GHz, 35 dB gain, +15 dBm P1 dB PT, low noise figure and includes temp comp, voltage variable gain attenuation (15 dB), integrated wideband output coupler and detected output with 10 dB min dynamic range and settling speed of 50 μs. Proven fielded reliability.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
SPST Through SP6T and Transfer Switches
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions offers thousands of standard high performance SPST through SP6T and Transfer Switches. Spanning a frequency range of 10 MHz to 18 GHz, the S-Series PIN diode switches are available with absorptive or reflective input ports and characterized by low insertion loss, low VSWR, high isolation and fast switching and feature internal DC blocks on all RF ports. They are available in frequency ranges from cost-effective narrowband to high performance broadband.
Ceramic Wirewound Chip Inductors
Coilcraft 0402DC Series ceramic wirewound chip inductors offer the industry’s highest Q factors in an 0402 size up to 159 at 2.4 GHz. They are available in 112 inductance values from 0.8 to 120 nH, including 0.1 nH increments between 2.8 and 10 nH. Twenty samples of all 112 values are included in Coilcraft’s C472-2 Designer’s Kit, the perfect resource when designing impedance matching circuits for antennas in both lowband (700 to 960 MHz) and highband (1710 to 2700 MHz) applications.
The RF Module, an add-on product to COMSOL Multiphysics® enables engineers to analyze RF, microwave, mmWave and THz designs in multiphysics scenarios. The latest version features the following updates: postprocessing workflows and variables for antenna array radiation pattern analysis; simulation domain transformation utilizing time-to-frequency and frequency-to-time fast Fourier transform (FFT); expanded material library for microwave and mmWave circuit boards; and application library updates through the deployment of commercially available connectors in the RF Part Library.
Copper Mountain Technologies
2-Port 2-Path M Series VNAs
The new 2-port 2-path M series VNAs deliver highly accurate measurements with the ideal feature set for many applications in one affordable package. All CMT VNAs include excellent customer service, automation support and years of engineering expertise at your disposal. The M series is an attractive option for users who want the metrology-grade performance provided by CMT without some of the advanced features.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Booth 960) 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, Crane has proven capabilities in major military, communications, EW, radar and satellite systems. Product capabilities: beamformers, component and single function devices, integrated microwave assemblies, Multi-Mix® multi-fabrication technology, space qualified products switch matrices.
X-Band Radar Power Amplifier
CTT’s new X-Band solid-state GaN-based power amplifier, Model AGN/098-5864-P, is designed specifically to meet the demands of the latest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) requirements. Providing more than 600 W pulsed (10% duty) at 9.5 GHz, in a compact package, 6.17 × 6.6 × 0.82 in. This new power amplifier design makes an especially attractive choice for new SAR designs where SWaP is at a premium, including many UAV applications. Visit CTT in Booth 1061 at IMS2019.
Custom Microwave Components
Non-Blocking Switch Matrix
A non-blocking switch matrix with 72 inputs and 32 outputs used to configure RF environments for carrier end-to-end backhaul and hand-over testing. Intuitive browser graphical user interface, easy to network and use API to support automated testing, solid-state reliability and repeatability, modular line-replaceable active units with built-in spares, distributed hot-swappable redundant supplies, system health monitoring and reporting, ultra-low operating power (< 85 W), ultra-quiet operation, frequency: 0.7 to 3 GHz (optional 0.7 to 6) GHz, insertion loss: 30 dB max. Visit at IMS2019 in Booth 307.
Low Noise Amplifier
The CMD283C3 is a broadband MMIC low noise amplifier housed in a leadless 3 × 3 mm surface mount package. The CMD283C3 is ideal for EW and communications systems where small size and low-power consumption are needed. Thedevice is optimized for broadband performance and delivers 27 dB of gain with a corresponding noise figure of 0.6 dB at 4 GHz. The CMD283C3 is a 50 ohm matched design which eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Visit at IMS2019 in Booth 1350.
Dalicap is the source of RF/microwave high-Q (> 10,000) MLCC, and also dedicated to designing, manufacturing customized products, such as MLCC c/w microstrip, ribbon and so on. After years of development, Dalicap is one of the leading suppliers of Hi-Q MLCC, which is being widely used in 5G power amplifier, MRI coil, semiconductor RF power, high speed railway, filter, plasma igniter, television and broadcast transmitters industries. Visit at IMS2019 in Booth 889.
mmWave High-Power Amplifiers
dB Control offers five mmWave high-power amplifiers, including the dB-3860 traveling wave tube amplifier. This rack-mount TWTA features a 34.5 to 35.5 GHz frequency range and operates at 700 W peak power (10% duty cycle). It is designed for radar applications. Additionally, the dB-3201 is a conduction-cooled MPM featuring 26.5 to 40 GHz and operating at 125 W pulsed to CW. It is suitable for electronic countermeasures and EW simulation. dB Control will be in Booth 1416.
dBm Corp., Inc.
Advanced Channel Emulator
dBm will exhibit its ultra-high band (600 MHz) Advanced Channel Emulator (ACE) which offers full link emulation with programmable phase continuous changing delay, carrier/signal doppler, path loss/attenuation, phase shift, atmospheric scintillation, 12 path multipath and AWGN. In addition to link emulation mode, the ACE offers a suite of powerful modeling tools allowing full payload/hardware-in-the-loop emulation. Impairments such as programmable group delay, phase noise, amplifier compression, AM/AM, AM/PM distortion and IMUX/OMUX simulation may also be inserted in the RF link communications channel.
Ducommun’s (Booth 1146) E-Band diplexer comprises of two waveguide bandpass filters designed to pass at the frequency spectrum of 71 to 76 and 81 to 86 GHz respectively. The nominal insertion loss of the diplexer is 0.5 dB and the minimum isolation is 55 dB. The E-Band diplexer’s features include: low insertion loss, high isolation and a small footprint. It is available in waveguide and connectorized.
DynaTest™ HD for High Density Testing
The power of repeatable and reliable performance! DynaTest™ HD cable assemblies are ideal for testing switch matrices or high density backplanes. They feature < 0.5 in. spacing on centerlines, SMA hex/knurl coupling nuts to facilitate quick mating, and stainless steel connectors. DynaTest HD assemblies are highly flexible, have excellent strain relief at cable-connector junction and are 100% RF tested with low insertion loss and VSWR DC to 40 GHz.
MMIC Driver Amplifier
Eclipse Microdevices (Booth 1210) announces the EMD1706 MMIC driver amplifier with operation from DC to 24 GHz. The 1706 provides an output power of 22 dBm and a typ. gain of 15 dB with typ. sat. power of 23.5 dBm. The EMD1706 requires only a 8 V supply and consumes just over 1 W of power. The 1706 is available in a QFN 4 mm hermetically sealed plastic package and is ideal for commercial, military, SATCOM and telecom applications.
Empower RF announces the release of model 1219, a single band solid-state GaN module delivering a min. 30 W (40 W typ.) across its entire 0.6 to 6 GHz band. Empower RF is the first amplifier manufacturer to cover this bandwidth with an affordable COTS product. The 1219 utilizes 50 V GaN on SiC transistors which have lower leakage currents and higher thermal conductivity and is a more reliable technology than GaN on Si. Visit Booth 659 to learn more.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Solid-State Power Amplifier System
Exodus Advanced Communications is pleased to highlight their AMP2030 high power 1 to 6 GHz 300 W amplifier. Exodus AMP2030 provides > 300 W with a min. power gain of 53 dB. The unit has excellent gain flatness, < 5 usec switching speeds for enable/disable functions. Available are amplifier monitoring parameters for forward/reflected power, as well as voltage, current and temperature sensing for optimum reliability and ruggedness for all applications. Nominal weight is < 90 lbs. and dimensions of 19 × 22 × 8.75 in.