Fabless semiconductor startup mmTron, Inc. will be exhibiting at next week’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in San Diego, the first IMS for the company. In booth 343, mmTron staff will be discussing how the company’s designers are developing disruptive MMICs that extend output power, linearity and efficiency — simultaneously to extend the reach and data capacity of mmWave communications systems.

MicroApps Presentation: mmTron’s approach to this power, linearity and efficiency challenge will be explained by Seyed Tabatabaei, mmTron’s founder, president, and CEO, in his MicroApps presentation “mmWave PAs: Why Sacrifice High Power for Linearity?” It will be on Wednesday, June 14, at 1:00 p.m., in the MicroApps theater on the exhibition floor.

Differential to Single-Ended High Speed DAC Interface Demo: mmTron will be highlighting a unique IC module that converts the differential output of a high speed digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to a clean, low noise, single-ended RF signal. The TMC160 integrates anti-alias filters, quasi-differential low noise amplifiers and a balun with bias T in a 7 x 7 mm surface-mount package. The TMC160 will be demonstrated with a Texas Instruments high speed DAC.

Distributed Amplifier Family: As part of its focus on mmWave, mmTron has designed a family of broadband distributed amplifier MMICs with upper frequencies from 20 to 160 GHz, for applications like instrumentation and EW. To support 6G research programs, the company offers the TMC774, with a frequency response from DC to 160 GHz.