About 200 companies participated in the IMS2020 virtual exhibition. We collected as many inputs as we could get from these companies to summarize the products featured and released at the event. If you were not able to get around to all of the companies you wanted virtually, here is a quick summary of what many of them were highlighting at the virtual exhibition.
Altum RF was featuring the ARF1307C7, a packaged GaN distributed amplifier for 2-20 GHz applications. The amplifier provides 17 dB small signal gain, 10 W saturated output power with 11 dB of power gain and >20 percent power added efficiency. It is packaged in a lead-free and RoHS-compliant 7 x 7 mm ceramic QFN package with excellent thermal and electrical properties. They also featured the ARF1010Q4, a linear amplifier designed for high data-rate applications between 24 and 30 GHz. With 28 dB of linear gain, and 38 dBm OIP3 at POUT of 20 dBm, it is well suited to demanding, high-order modulation schemes such as millimeter-wave 5G. The circuit draws 600 mA from a 4 V DC supply with positive gate voltage. The part is internally matched to 50 Ω with ESD protection in a 4 x 4 mm QFN package.
Ampleon presented a pre-recorded technical presentation “2.6 GHz compact 40W fully integrated 3-way Doherty for 5G applications” lead by Marc Vigneau in the IMS MicroApps. Products highlighted at the virtual booth included a new range of UHF-TV, VHF and FM broadcast demo boards, a recently introduced range of 50 V GaN RF transistors for high power CW operation, and a new line-up of 65 V extremely rugged drivers using Ampleon’s advanced rugged transistor platform. Moreover, additional information was available to attendees looking to discuss Ampleon’s popular sub-6 GHz BLP9H0610-60PG MMIC PA driver and BLP9H10S-850AVT final stage PA, and the Open-RAN N78 band-proven 5-Watt LDMOS Doherty PA transistor, the BLM10D3438-35AB.
Analog Devices’ virtual booth featured a roundtable discussion “Critical Applications in RF: Trends and Challenges” moderated by Yasmine King, General Manager, Aerospace and Defense, and featured: Bryan Goldstein, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense; Nitin Sharma, General Manager, Wireless Systems Group; and Randy Oltman, Marketing Director, Instrumentation.
ADI featured its latest RF solutions in the virtual booth, including: Introducing ADI’s latest software-defined radio for high dynamic range mission critical communications; Instrument-grade mmWave transmit signal chain; Complete 5G mmWave BTS solution from Bits-to-Beam(TM) with antenna-in-board turnkey reference design; Direct-sampled S-band 16-channel receiver/transmitter phased array Radar and EW platform.
Earlier this year, Anokiwave announced the commercial high-volume availability of the industry’s most advanced and complete portfolio of Silicon ICs for mmW 5G. The latest generation (Gen 3) brings a complete RF signal chain solution for all mmW bands in play – 24/26 GHz, 28 GHz, and 37/39 GHz – to the market while providing extensive functionality that simplifies the active antenna array design. The scalable architecture underpinning the mmW 5G IC family supports everything from mmW 5G macro cells to small cells to customer premises equipment (CPE) with a scalable architecture that supports each use case.
Amphenol SV Microwave
Amphenol SV Microwave recently released fixed length Keyed SMA cable assemblies that offer an ideal solution when polarization is required. These new Keyed SMA connectors are available in four unique keying configurations and are cabled to standard SMAs using Ø.085 cable. This new self-aligning design offers more space savings than other bayonet style connectors. The company now offers fixed length RF cable assemblies using its most flexible Ø.047 cable yet. This super flexible coax cable is capable of extreme bends which allow it to fit in tight spaces and route for any application. Cable assembly configurations are currently available using SMA and/or SMPM connector series at 6” and 12” lengths. Custom variations are available as well.
Atlanta Micro was featuring the AM3152, a miniature digitally tunable bandpass filter bank covering the 0.4 to 8 GHz frequency range. The device provides three filter bands each with 256 discrete tune states and a low loss filter bypass path contained in a 6mm QFN package. Also, two tuners including the AM9012 is a fully integrated mini-module comprised of MMIC and MCM devices that provide a complete high dynamic range miniature tuner module covering the 2-MHz to 6‑GHz frequency range and the AM9017 is a fully integrated mini-module comprised of MMIC and MCM devices that provide a complete high dynamic range miniature tuner module covering the 0.1 GHz to 18 GHz frequency range.
Platinum sponsor Cadence was involved in a host of activities designed to enrich attendees’ knowledge with the latest RF/microwave. The Cadence virtual booth showcased the latest V15 release of Cadence AWR Design Environment® software and the technical program will feature AWR software in a technical lecture, three microwave applications (MicroApps) and three industry workshops.
- Intuitive Microwave Filter Design – Daniel Swanson, DGS Associates
- AXIEM® EM Simulation for Complex ICs and PCBs – Dr. John Dunn
- Network Synthesis to Streamline PA Design Flow – Chris Bean
- Parallel and Remote Schematic Simulation – Dustin Hoekstra
- Best Practices for Efficient EM Simulation – Dr. John Dunn
- Understanding 5G System-Level Evaluation – Dr. Gent Paparisto/Dr. Takao Inoue
- Design Tutorial for a High-Efficiency GaN Doherty PA – David Vye
Cicor uses a unique printing technology that enables a wide range of conductive, non-conductive and biocompatible materials to be printed on a wide range of substrates and forms. In addition, new opportunities exist for interconnect technologies that can lead to performance improvements and cost optimization. At IMS they presented the latest developments among our offerings, which include: – flex, rigid-flex and rigid PCBs down to 1 mil lines and spaces - thin film circuits with feature sizes of less than 10 µm – printed electronics structures down to 10 µm – RF testing up to 100 GHz – advanced assembly and packaging capability.
Copper Mountain Technologies
CMT was featuring their new S5243, a 2-port 43.5 GHz Vector Network Analyzer that is CMT’s highest frequency Compact VNA. It features excellent dynamic range and fast measurement speed in a compact package with the maximum standard software feature set. S5243 VNA includes an RF measurement module and S2 Windows or Linux operating system on a PC, laptop, tablet or x86 board computer connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface. S2 software can be installed on multiple computers, making it easy to share the use of the analyzer measurement module.
dSPACE Automotive Radar Test Systems (DARTS) - New extension allows for multitarget capabiity in Radar sensor testing. The software-based functionality extension allows for simulating up to four objects independently of each other. Each echo can be assigned its own distance, speed, and amplitude (RCS). The excellent signal quality of the simulated targets, as well as accuracy and reproducibility, are not affected by the simultaneous simulation of several targets.
JFW was featuring their new USB attenuator covering 0.1-18 GHz with 0-63 dB x 0.5 dB range, model 50P-2103C. It is a solid state programmable step attenuator that is USB controlled with switching speed of 1 uS, RF input power: +24 dBm (Input) and +15 dBm (Output) with SMA connectors.
Keysight always has a major presence at IMS and the virtual event was no different. They have too many products to cover here so here is a summary of what they had on hand.
Keysight Demo Stations included:
• Emerging mmWave Applications: Explore wireless communication solutions and services in testing aerospace/defense components, 5G to 6G and field test.
• PathWave Design and Test: Discover the latest in design and simulation software for EM/Circuit co-simulation, circuit analysis, beamforming, and phased arrays.
• Advanced mmWave Measurements: Demonstrating solutions to address component and device measurement challenges.
In addition, Keysight offered the following industry workshops:
• Multi-Channel mmWave EW Receiver Workshop
• Tackling Emerging Wideband mmWave Applications then moving beyond into 6G
• Phase Noise Theory and Measurement Workshop
• Learn 5G Signals, Demodulation, and Conformance Tests with the VSA
• Cryogenic Measurement Challenges for Applications
• Understanding 5G New Radio (NR) Release 15/16 Standards
Marki featured the following in their booth:
• Surface mount MMICs to 67 GHz
• Low phase noise amplifiers for Marki mixers
• NLTL comb generators with 10dB improved efficiency
• Wire-wound baluns with 55 percent footprint reduction
• All new MMIC product categories
They have transformed the company from a mixer company into a leading high-performance MMIC company under Chris’ leadership so now offer a wide portfolio of products.
MathWorks was featuring their 5G Toolbox™ that provides standard-compliant functions and reference examples for the modeling, simulation and verification of 5G NR communications systems. The toolbox supports link-level simulation, golden reference verification, conformance testing and test waveform generation. New R2020a features include generating NR-TM, uplink and downlink FRC waveforms using the Wireless Waveform Generation App. Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for designing, simulating and analyzing sensor array systems in Radar, wireless communication, EW, sonar and Medical imaging applications. New R2020a features include ray tracing propagation model using images with materials reflection loss, and prediction of signal attenuation with Global Crane Rain Attenuation and ITU models. Antenna Toolbox™ Provides functions and apps for designing, analyzing and visualizing antenna elements and arrays. You can design standalone antennas and build arrays of antennas using either predefined elements with parameterized geometry or arbitrary planar elements. New R2020a features include custom antenna patterns import capability, interactive Antenna Array Designer App, and antenna optimization workflows.
Maury Microwave launched StabilityVNA™, its newest member of the Stability family of cable assemblies that includes StabilityPlus™ and StabilityBench™. According to Maury, the StabilityVNA™ test port cable assembly offers the industry’s best phase-stability with flexure, highest crush resistance rating and is the only test port cable that is color-coded to identify operating frequency and connector compatibility. Maury also showed its Insight™ software platform which empowers users to calibrate, validate and measure S-parameters with real-time uncertainty. Insight™ can help give older instruments a second life by adding a modern and intuitive GUI with the latest calibration methodologies; can help users objectively compare the performance of components and understand when they need to be replaced; and can automate production test and reporting. With partner Vertigo Technologies, Maury showcased MMW-STUDIO™ high-resolution gain compression and active load pull solution designed for mmW and sub-THz applications, including 6G, up to 1.1 THz. With partner AMCAD Engineering, Maury showcased the IQSTAR™ 50Ω circuit characterization software platform, designed to speed up the design cycle and standardize testing procedures. Maury also showed its MT2000™ multi-harmonic load pull solution designed for 5G and WiFi6 with wideband impedance control over 1000 MHz of bandwidth.
Mician announces the new 2020 version of their µWave Wizard hybrid full-wave EDA-software tool. The latest release offers new library elements, performance enhancements and flexible licensing options. Additionally, several novel features are separately available for µWave Wizard licenses: 3D Mesh Morphing for faster convergence and reduced "mesh jitter" caused by coarse discretization, and Filter Workbench, a novel Filter Synthesis tool aiding in the design and optimization of narrow band microwave filters of various topologies.
Microwave Dynamics has been providing oscillators to the space industry since 2004. Microwave Dynamics performs assembly, testing, screening and qualification testing for free-running DRO’s according to different classes and levels of military and aerospace agencies’ specifications. The new space qualified DRO-1080-XX.XX (Hermetic Seal) and DRO-1087-XX.XX (Hermetic Seal & RAD-HARD Parts) operate at frequencies from 1 to 36 GHz with 13 dBm of output power and harmonics typically –25 dBc and spurious –85 dBc. Phase noise is –90 dBc.Hz at 10 kHz (typical) and frequency stability is 2.5 ppm/degC. They come in hermetically sealed Kovar Packaging (1.90” x 1.00” x 0.80”) and are100K RAD-HARD.
Mini-Circuits has been growing faster than ever, expanding some of their product lines by as much as 50 percent in 2020 alone and expanded their offerings in the mmWave markets with coverage to 86 GHz. As the global industrial market for RF energy products migrates from magnetrons and tubes to solid state power amplifiers, Mini-Circuits is building out our portfolio with a new range of fully integrated solid state power amplifiers supporting the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) bands. For their MMIC offerings, they have broadband designs to 45 GHz offering many products in QFN and bare die. Their LTCC products offer designs for filters, baluns, couplers and splitters up to 30 GHz in case styles as small as 0202. Their power amplifiers have more than 60 models up to 100 W and are now expanding into the 1 kW range. They offer more than 3000 filter model in stock with custom design and fast turnaround. Their test solutions improve efficiency and throughput with flexible custom system including switching, level control and more. Finally, their connectorized passives offer adapters, attenuators, cables, coupler, splitters and terminations with wideband operation up to 65 GHz.
NI announced a collaboration with Eta Wireless to implement and demonstrate full support of ETAdvanced, the industry’s first ever Digital Envelope Tracking (ET) technology for mmWave 5G RF front-end devices. Developed by Cambridge-based Eta Wireless, the technology enables extended battery life in smartphones, wearables, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, improving both data rates and connectivity range. ETAdvanced addresses the power efficiency challenges that have historically plagued RF front-ends. Wideband PAs, such as those found in 5G devices, waste a significant amount of power in the form of heat, greatly reducing battery life. ETAdvanced uses the signal’s envelope information to increase the amplifier’s efficiency by delivering only the power needed at that instant. Full support of ETAdvanced was achieved using NI software-connected PXI systems, making possible a tightly synchronized combination of fine digital edge placement, as well as wideband 5G new radio generation and analysis with the mmWave Vector Signal Transceiver. These technologies helped Eta Wireless demonstrate a data rate improvement of 3X and the doubling of the PA’s output power, addressing core power and thermal problems of 5G mmWave deployments. The increase in range and throughput for a given power budget makes ETAdvanced technology a key enabler for mmWave 5G radios.
Optenni recently announced a new module for their Optenni Lab RF Design Automation Platform. The Optenni Lab Array Module simplifies and speeds up the design and performance evaluation of realistic antenna arrays. With the Array Module, Optenni Lab considers the coupling between the antenna elements and the effect of dissimilar antenna patterns in the calculation of the beamforming capabilities, active reflection coefficients and efficiencies of antenna arrays. Optenni Lab offers a fast co-optimization of the circuit and radiation properties of antenna systems starting from the full S-parameter matrix and radiation patterns of all the array elements. This radiation pattern data can be obtained from measurements or from electromagnetic simulators.
Pentek introduced an addition to the Quartz(R) RFSoC Architecture family, the model 7050, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter, PCIe double-wide board based on the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+ RFSoC. The model 7050 brings RFSoC performance to PC platforms with a complete system on a board. The Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA from Xilinx is the industry's only single-chip, adaptable radio platform, making it very popular for 5G and LTE wireless, SIGINT and COMINT, EW countermeasures, Radar on a chip, test and measurement, satellite communications and LiDAR applications. Designed to work with Pentek's Navigator" Design Suite tools, the combination of Quartz and Navigator offers users an efficient path to developing and deploying software and FPGA IP for data and signal processing.
Polyfet RF Devices
Polyfet was featuring evaluation amplifiers available for LY2542LB and LY2542LR.
pSemi, a Murata Company
pSemi announced two 5G digital step attenuators (DSAs), PE43610 and PE43614, at Virtual IMS 2020. Offered in a 24-lead 4 x 4 mm LGA package, the DSAs feature industry-leading attenuation accuracy, fast switching times, wider frequency band coverage than competitors, and high linearity. The PE43610 and PE43614 are designed for use in test and measurement equipment, point-to-point communication systems and very small aperture terminals (VSATs). Volume-production parts, samples and evaluation kits are now available.
Murata and pSemi are also teaming with nonprofit technology incubator, EvoNexus, to provide opportunities for a select number of emerging and growth companies to explore engagement.
Qorvo connects the technologies all around us with innovative RF solutions from 5G to the IoT. They develop solutions for 3.4 GHz to 30 GHz and beyond, along with high power GaN for beam steering based on the technologies in phased array antennas for defense. Key applications and products featured at IMS were:
- High-performance GaN on SiC amplifiers, transistors for wireless infrastructure and defense applications
- Spatium® solid state GaAs PAs for commercial and defense
- Drivers and PAs and switch/LNA modules for massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) and small cells
- RF solutions for IoT and high-performance home Wi-Fi
Reactel was featuring their line of compact filters. One example is model number 7R6-269-X17S11, a narrowband high power notch filter. The center of the notch is 269 MHz with a nominal 3 dB bandwidth of 16 MHz. Passband Insertion loss is less than 0.3 dB, notch depth is 85 dB while power handling capability is 100 W CW. It is housed in a package only 1.5″ x 1.15″ x 3.5″ and is suitable for extremely rugged conditions. Other frequency options are available.
Remcom was demonstrating new features in XFdtd for advanced phased array design. In particular, XF can now leverage the EM principle of superposition to quickly analyze hundreds or thousands of port phase combinations when determining beam states for a 5G-enabled device design. Another new feature is Electrostatic Discharge Testing, which enables engineers to identify potential locations of dielectric breakdown and components at risk of damage in their device designs. Finally, we will be showcasing some new and exciting use cases for Wireless InSite, including mmWave propagation in factory environments (Industry 4.0) and RF Communications-Based Train Control (RF-CBTC).
R&K Company Limited
R&K recently introduced some very high power, fail safe amplifier models including 500 MHz +/- .5 MHz 15 kW at 2 dB compression, 500 MHz +/- 1 MHz 300 kW peak power and 1300 MHz +/- 1 MHz 7 kW at 1 dB compressions.
RFHIC showcased its GaN Microwave Generators and SSPA’s including the RNP58200-C, a GaN Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 5725 to 5875 MHz with output power of 200 W CW with a gain of 30 dB and an efficiency of 35%; the RIM1320K0-20, a GaN Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 1295 to 1305 MHz with up to 2000 W of output power with a gain of 53 dB and has an efficiency of 65%; the RIM25100-20G, a GaN SSPA based microwave generator that operates from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz for high power ISM and plasma generation applications with an output power of up to 100 W and an efficiency of 55%; and the RIM25200-20G, a GaN SSPA based microwave generator that operates from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz for high power ISM and plasma generation applications with an adjustable power of up to 200 W and an efficiency of 60%.
As a leading distributor, Richardson RFPD featured several products from industry leading companies including:
• Analog Devices ADRV9002 transceiver
• Mixcomm Summit2629 Beamformer IC
• Qualcomm mmWave Bandpass Filters For bands n258, n257, and n260
• NXP integrated Doherty PA Modules and mMIMO Modules
• Industrial Asset Remote Monitoring Solution (FX30S-AZR-0101)
Rogers featured an upcoming product: SpeedWave™ Prepreg A low dielectric constant ultra-low loss resin system prepreg that can be used to bond a variety of Rogers' laminates including XtremeSpeed™ RO1200™, CLTE-MW™, and RO4000® series. SpeedWave prepreg will be offered in multiple spread and open weave glass style and resin content combinations to maximize stackup options. Exhibiting excellent fill and flow capability around heavy copper features, a low z-axis expansion for plated through hole reliability, and CAF resistant, SpeedWave is also compatible with modified FR-4 fabrication processes. They also featured MAGTREX Laminates. MAGTREX™ magneto-dielectric, PTFE based, composite materials provide a unique approach to antenna miniaturization in VHF and 300-500 MHz UHF applications. With an approximately matched permittivity and permeability of 6.5 and 6.0 respectively, MAGTREX laminates provide a miniaturization factor equivalent to a material with a dielectric constant of 30, and enable antenna designers to produce small, efficient antennas with up to six times the bandwidth of an equivalently sized antenna.
Rohde & Schwarz
R&S was featuring many products including the R&S TS8980, a unique test solution for all radio access technologies for GSM, WCDMA, LTE and 5G, and is a well-established tool for consistent RF tests from R&D to conformance testing. The integrated test system, operated by the R&S CONTEST sequencer software, offers high efficiency and precise, reproducible measurement results. When combined with the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester, the R&S TS8980 offers a unique, smooth upgrade path to 5G for users who already have a previous version of the solution. The R&S TS8980 is a popular RF conformance test system family and the only one on the market that supports mobile technologies from 2G all the way up to 5G on a single platform. To enable continually higher data rates for end users of satellite links, satellite operators are using higher frequencies, such as the Q/V band, where larger bandwidths are available. The new R&S SZV100A RF upconverter from Rohde & Schwarz now offers a solution for testing broadband transponders in the payloads of very high throughput satellites (VHTS). With its 2 GHz modulation bandwidth, the R&S SZV100A covers the entire frequency range from 36 GHz to 56 GHz. The R&S SMCV100B is the first economy signal generator that covers the 5G NR extended FR1 frequency range up to 7.125 GHz, making it ideal for mobile communications applications. It also uses the R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software. This software supports all common cellular and wireless connectivity standards, including standards for IoT and Wi-Fi (802.11xx) and many more. In total, more than 30 standards are available, along with an arbitrary waveform generator to output user-defined signals.
Shenzhen Superlink Technology
Shenzhen Superlink was featuring their VNA test cable assembly, VITA67 module, BTB pogo adaptor and 1.35 F to 1.0 M adaptors.
Signal Hound was featuring their SM200C, a high-performance spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ port, which enables the SM200C to communicate with a PC over long distances using a fiber optic cable. Tuning from 100 kHz to 20 GHz, the analyzer has 160 MHz of instantaneous streaming bandwidth (IBW), 110 dB of dynamic range, 1THz/sec sweep speed at 30kHz RBW (using Nuttall windowing), and phase noise performance that rivals even the most expensive spectrum analyzers on the market. They are also working on 43.5 GHz high-performance spectrum analyzer that is estimated to sell under $25,000 next summer.
Southwest Microwave has expanded its End Launch Connector product line with new 2.40 mm and 2.92 mm wide-body thread-in models, offering enhanced durability and maximum performance.
Our Microwave Filter Design Platform featuring 1) AI-Tuning for 5G and mmWave frequency bands 2) The newly released Test and Tuning Module featuring real-time tuning w/Rohde & Schwarz VNA integration. This features real-time tuning with Rohde & Schwarz VNA integration. Users will not need to interact with the VNA at all once connected; all the functions are abstracted through the SynMatrix interface.
Tabor Electronics continues the introduction of its new RF product line with the launch of new platforms to the Lucid Series Signal Generator. As all Tabor products, the new series is designed to offer industry leading price to performance ratio. The Lucid series will enable Tabor to offer a full product portfolio for generating signals for various applications whether, 5G, Radar, communications and more. Tabor’s Lucid series includes four platforms: Desktop, Benchtop, Rackmount and Portable featuring 3, 6 and 12 GHz, all sharing the very same industry leading highlighted features. The line was designed to meet today’s most demanding specifications, needed from the R&D and lab benches to the test automation and production lines.
• Dual-Channel Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). From Teledyne e2v Semiconductors, the new EV12DD700 dual-channel DACs operate at any band up to Ka-Band and enable system designers to migrate more RF hardware to digital code than ever before. They support beamforming applications and have a 25GHz output bandwidth 3dB point, and they can push well beyond this with just slightly more attenuation. An array of sophisticated signal processing functionality including a digital up-converter is also built-in to each DAC.
• 90GHz Connectors. From Teledyne Storm Microwave, there are now new connectors optimized for 90 GHz now available. In addition to Storm’s 1.0mm connectors that have an upper frequency range of 110 GHz, these two new 1.35mm connectors have a more robust mechanical design than the 1.0mm connector and are perfect for test and measurement use in applications like next generation vehicles and 5G backhaul radios. These new connectors significantly broaden the utility of Storm’s existing SFO47EW cable. The WR12 direct connect waveguide flange (not an adapter) allows the SF047EW cable to be substituted in applications which would normally be restricted to using rigid waveguide thus giving the designer the ultimate layout flexibility.
• Track and Hold Amplifiers. From Teledyne Scientific Company, new 50GHz bandwidth Track and Hold amplifiers are now available, the RTH110 and RTH130. The RTH110 has an RF input bandwidth of 50GHz and a maximum sampling rate of 300MHz and is ideal for signal sampling in test and measurement applications. The RTH130 has the same specifications but with a 10GHz+ sampling rate. It is a perfect fit for direct down conversion in RF applications. Both amplifiers are available in an organic 4x4mm QFN package.
• Digitizer Studio Software. From Teledyne SP Devices, a redesigned Digitizer software environment is now available that is versatile and easy to use for Teledyne SP Devices’ high-performance Digitizer products. The software, Digitizer Studio, offers powerful configuration, control and display capabilities which greatly help simplify both performance evaluation and system-level integration. Digitizer Studio is a collaboration with Teledyne LeCroy based on over 20 years of software development experience in the field.
Thinfilms is uniquely qualified to be a source for of your thin film needs. Their core business continues to be sputter coating services, while electron beam evaporation, ion milling, photolithography and thin film fabrication/component manufacturing services are also offered. They have serviced over 500 companies in the Medical, Defense, Hybrid Microwave, Optical, Semiconductor, Aerospace, Sensor, Display, Tooling and related industries.
TMY Technology featured their UD Box Dual-Channel, BBox, mmWave Antenna in Package (AiP) modules for 5G and LEO. The UD Box is up/down converter system integrated with a tunable LO source for possible channel selection. The RF bandwidth covers 24-44 GHz and IF bandwidth covers 0.01-14 GHz. BBox One and BBox Lite are analog beamforming developing tools for 28 GHz Band, which include T/R switches, PA, LNA, phase shifter, variable attenuator. 5G protocol developers can verify the beam tracking algorithm and protocols by connecting BBox™ and UD Box to the baseband instrument such as NI USRP. With TMYTEK's beamtracking solution, telecom carriers now can do Far Field Assessment Simulation for 5G mobile base station without spending huge amounts of budget. Their AiP solutions offer low loss, compact mmWave module solutions that can be customized to various applications.
Wireless Telcom Group (Boonton, CommAgility, Holzworth, Microlab & Noisecom)
Boonton Electronics will be introducing the RTP5008 Real-Time Peak USB Peak Power Sensor which uniquely enables characterization of Wi-Fi 6 devices in the newly allocated 6 GHz band (5.925 to 7.125 GHz). Boonton is the only RF power measurement instrument supplier with the capability to fully characterize the chipsets and modules at their highest level of performance, utilizing channel bandwidths up to 160 MHz in MIMO configurations. This new sensor is compatible with the recently released PMX40 RF Power Meter, which we will also be highlighting, combining the capability of a benchtop power meter, the simplicity of a modern touchscreen, and the flexibility of USB sensors.
Holzworth’s new HA7063A 50GHz Heterodyne Downconverter enables both Absolute and Additive Phase Noise Measurements to 50GHz, covering the full spectrum of currently allocated 5G bands with real-time measurement speeds and optimized noise floors.
Noisecom's newly released RFX7000B Rack Mounted Programable Noise Generator (ideal for automated testing of RF Carrier to Noise and Jamming of signals) and the NC3000 module using a 1.85 mm coaxial connector which allows frequencies up to 67 GHz ideal for noise figure measurement of 5G signals.
Withwave featured the following products:
- High Speed Multicoax Cable Assemblies (WMX Series) for 20,40, 50 & 67 GHz
- Automatic Calibration Modules for 12, 18 & 26.5 GHz
- New Precision Adapters (1.85 mm to SMPM, Right Angle types for 2.92 mm & 2.4 mm)
- Precision Phase Stable Cable Assembly (110 GHz). We plan to release new board edge and Vertical Connector up to 110 GHz in 3Q.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Gore shared insights about key challenges of 5G testing, microwave/RF test assembly requirements, and critical factors impacting the reliability of cable assemblies and test systems, and the solutions. Additionally, as upgrade trends continue in Aerospace & Defense to expand and control the electromagnetic spectrum on Radar, EW and C5ISR systems, Gore is committed to making sure the industry has the latest knowledge and most reliable solutions. The ability to consistently obtain accurate measurements on these systems is critical to ensuring mission success.