IMS Product Showcase
USB/Ethernet Programmable Attenuator
Mini-Circuits’ RCDAT-30G-30 is a precision programmable attenuator covering an extremely wide bandwidth from 0.1 to 30 GHz with attenuation range from 0 to 30 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The device is controlled via either USB or Ethernet allowing easy control directly from the user’s PC or remotely over a network. It also allows daisy chaining of up to 25 attenuators through one USB or Ethernet connection to a single master unit.
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Frequency Doubler Die
Mini-Circuits’ CY2-44-D+ ultra-wideband MMIC frequency doubler die converts input signals from 7 to 20 GHz into output signals from 14 to 40 GHz. This new model’s extremely wide output frequency range makes it suitable for applications such as 5G, Ka-Band SATCOM, instrumentation and more. It has an input power range from +12 to +18 dBm and provides low conversion loss of 13 dB (typ.). The multiplier achieves excellent suppression of fundamental signal and unwanted harmonics (F1, 20 dBc or better; F3; 24 dBc or better).
Ultra-Reliable Electromechanical SPDT Switch
Mini-Circuits’ MSP2T-26-12+ is an ultra-reliable, rugged-duty, reflective fail-safe SPDT switch, designed in break-before-make configuration. The switch operates from DC to 26.5 GHz and offers extremely long switch life up to 10 million cycles, which can be extended up to 100 million cycles with routine factory cleaning. Powered by +12 VDC, this model has a typical switching speed of 20 ms, insertion loss of 0.25 dB and high isolation of 85 dB.
Tiny MMIC SPDT Switch
Mini-Circuits’ MSW2-50+ is a reflective SPDT MMIC switch supporting a wide range of applications from DC to 5000 MHz. This model provides extremely fast switching with just 5 ns rise/fall time, 0.7 dB insertion loss at mid-band, 53 dB isolation and +54 dBm IP3. Produced using MESFET process on GaAs, the switch provides excellent repeatability and comes housed in a tiny 3 x 3 mm QFN package, saving space in dense board layouts and minimizing parasitic effects.
Ultra-Wideband Hand-Flex Interconnect Cables
Mini-Circuits’ 086-KM+ series of HandFlex™ interconnect cables is ideal for interconnection of a wide variety of cable assemblies from DC to 40 GHz. 2.92 mm male connectors at both ends are ideal for making secure connections in assemblies using 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm and SMA connector types. Tight minimum bend radius of 6 mm makes these cables perfect for installations in tight spots, and hand formable cable construction allows easy bending to almost any shape without special bending tools often needed in semi-rigid cable assemblies.
MMIC Directional Coupler
Mini-Circuits’ EDC21-24+ is a MMIC directional coupler with a 21 dB coupling ratio and a wide operating frequency range from 4 to 20 GHz. This model provides ±2 dB coupling flatness across its full frequency range, 0.7 dB mainline loss, 18 dB typical return loss and 19 dB directivity. The coupler can handle up to +15 dBm RF input power (5 minute max.) and comes housed in a tiny 4 x 4 mm QFN package.
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Frequency Doubler
Mini-Circuits’ CY2-44+ ultra-wideband MMIC frequency doubler converts input signals from 6.2 to 20 GHz into output signals from 12.4 to 40 GHz. This new model’s extremely wide output frequency range makes it suitable for applications such as 5G, Ka-Band SATCOM, instrumentation and more. It has an input power range from +12 to +18 dBm and provides low conversion loss of 14 dB for input signals from 6.2 to 16 GHz, and 17 dB for input signals from 16 to 20 GHz.
150 W Surface-Mount 2-Way 90° Hybrid
Mini-Circuits QCH-382+ is a high-power, surface-mount 2-way 90 degree hybrid capable of handling up to 150 W RF input power for applications over a wide bandwidth from 800 to 3800 MHz. This model provides low insertion loss of 0.25 dB, and 28 dB port-to-port isolation. With 0.35 dB amplitude unbalance and 1.6 degree phase unbalance (relative to 90 degrees), the hybrid produces nearly equal output signals with 90 degree phase shift, ideal for I/Q modulators, balanced amplifiers, antenna feeds and many more applications.
Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier
Mini-Circuits’ PHA-23HLN+ ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier sets the new industry standard for noise figure and IP3 in VHF/UHF communications. This model is well matched to 50 Ω from 30 MHz to 2 GHz and provides 1.4 dB noise figure, +44.4 dBm IP3, making it ideal for maximizing sensitivity and dynamic range in high performance receiver applications. It delivers 21 dB typical gain with ±1.8 dB flatness, +28.4 dBm output power at 1 dB compression. The amplifier is fabricated using E-PHEMT technology with excellent repeatability.
Wideband Double Balanced MMIC Mixer
Mini-Circuits’ MDB-44H+ is a wideband, double-balanced, level 15 MMIC mixer with an IF bandwidth from DC to 15 GHz and LO/RF bandwidth from 10 to 40 GHz, supporting a wide range of applications including up- and down-conversion for 5G, defense radar and communications, satellite and more. This model provides 8.4 dB conversion loss, 37 dB L-I isolation, 37 dB L-R isolation and good input/output return loss over its full frequency range without the need for external matching components.
Elite RF Booth 307
S-Series Multi-Purpose RF Test System
Elite RF’s S-Series multi-purpose RF test system is a flexible alternative to expensive and bulky RF test equipment. Independent control of each RF system allows for maximum test flexibility and the system can be connected to a larger monitor for viewing multiple windows at the same time. Models are priced for every budget: SA441 ($19,995), SPA441 ($29,995), SA1241 ($24,995), SPA1241 ($39,995). Each RF system comes with a two year warranty and is made in the U.S.
Passive Plus Inc. Booth 309
Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) is now offering the 0708N (0.065 × 0.080 in.) 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. These capacitors are 100 percent RoHS compliant and also available in tin/lead termination. Typically used in wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI and radar applications.
LadyBug Technologies Booth 402
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.
Synergy Microwave Booth 409
Synergy Microwave has developed a phase-locked oscillator (PLO) product line of low-noise, fundamental-frequency signal sources from 100 MHz to 15 GHz—and extendable to 30 GHz, when using an external Synergy doubler. Even more remarkable, these quiet signal sources fit within compact industry-standard 2.25 × 2.25 in. module housings or on a 1.00 × 1.25 in. surface-mount technology (SMT) footprint.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation Booth 425
U Series Power Amplifier
AR’s new family of “U” (Universal) Series RF solid state Class A power amplifiers now includes a 100 W amplifier that covers the 100 kHz to 1000 MHz frequency range and is ideal for EMC, laboratory use, antenna and component testing, watt meter calibration, medical/physics research and more. This compact, high performance and affordable amplifier joins a family of products available in 1, 2.5, 10, 25 and 50 W output levels that covers 10 kHz to 1000 MHz.
API Technologies Corp. Booth 503
OPTO-FIRE™ Optical Core Product Platform
API Technologies will be showcasing the OPTO-FIRE™ optical core product platform, a high speed micro-optical transceiver designed for critical data communication systems in military, aerospace and oil and gas applications. The U.K. designed, qualified and manufactured optical core platform addresses the need for system engineers looking to improve performance and reliability while also achieving reduction in SWaP consumption in harsh environments. The optical core offers a replacement for traditional copper cabling while delivering improved data transfer performance.
Dow-Key Microwave Corp. Booth 515
Commercial (COTS) Switch Matrix
Designed for RF, microwave and audio test applications in the DC to 18 GHz frequency range, Dow-Key’s matrix product line includes standard configurations ranging from 1 × 100 to 12 × 12. Packaged in a 19-in. rack-mountable enclosure and provided with remote interfaces such as ethernet, GPIB, USB and RS-232 along with a touch screen LCD front panel display or keypad for manual override. Dow-Key uses its own line of coaxial switches for these matrices, providing low loss and excellent isolation.
BSC Filters Booth 515
BSC has the 2 to 18 spectrum covered and segmented with its agile filtering modules. BSC’s miniature thin film filter banks combine high performance miniature filters with high performance switching to provide SWaP advantage. BSCs reconfigurable filter bank provides high speed (sub 100 ns) adaptive pre-selector functionality in a compact outline.
K&L Microwave Booth 515
Pre-Filtered Low Noise Amplifiers
K&L Microwave offers pre-filtered low noise amplifiers for GPS and other frequency bands. The GPS offering can cover L1, L2, L5 or combinations of those frequency bands. Gains available are 16 to 40 dB with noise figures typically 1.8 dB or less. These LNAs are designed for harsh military environments with product supplied to many missile applications. Options are available with or without limiters. DC inputs can be supplied through independent pins or through the RF connector by use of a bias T.
Pole/Zero Booth 515
Tunable Bandpass Filter
Pole/Zero’s HF-ERF™ tunable bandpass filter covers the entire HF tactical radio band of 1.5 to 30 MHz while fitting in a low-profile package measuring 2.00 x 2.78 x 0.60 in. (50.8 x 70.61 x 15.24 mm). It has SMT capability with tune time and has remarkable selectivity for a compact device. These bandpass filters are commonly used in applications where small size, low power and high performance are needed for military handheld radios, radar systems, SATCOM and commercial applications.
Teledyne Relays Booth 525
Indium Phosphide HEMT RF Switch
Teledyne Relays introduces the InP1012-40, a new indium phosphide HEMT RF switch. This SPDT reflective switch has a 10 kHz to 40 GHz bandwidth, low insertion loss, high linearity and a switching time under 100 ns. The InP1012-40 can operate from -65°C to 125°C and tolerate up to 100 krads of radiation and its 9 mm3 sized flip-chip packaging provides shock and vibration resistance. These features make this RF switch perfect for military and space applications, ATE systems and RF and microwave communication.
Teledyne Storm Microwave Booth 525
E- and W-Band Test Assembly
Teledyne Storm’s new SF047EW cable assembly offers the proven durability and robustness of their Storm Flex® 047 cable, optimized for broadband operation to 110 GHz with 1 mm male and female connectors. This miniature, solid core cable has the flexibility to accommodate a variety of test setups and offers consistent, repeatable electrical performance with flexure. Insertion loss stability exceeds the VDI/VDE 2622 Part 19 Standard, and the cable exhibits 1.30:1 VSWR, typ., to 110 GHz.
L3 Electron Devices Booth 535
L3 Electron Devices’ MPMs are super components that combine a solid state driver amplifier with a micro-TWT and a power supply in one package that is much smaller, lighter and more efficient than a comparable TWTA or SSPA. L3 MPMs are available in bands from 2 to 95 GHz with output powers from 40 to 200 W. All L3 MPMs are optimized for demanding defense applications that require small, lightweight and environmentally rugged, high-power microwave amplifiers.
L3 Narda-MITEQ Booth 535
Low Noise Amplifier
L3 Narda-MITEQ’s new low noise amplifier Model JDM1-38004200-40-10P covers a frequency range of 38 to 42 GHz with broadband performances across the entire Q-Band. It features ultra-low noise with gain choice, variable I/O interface options, a dual DC power supply and a compact, lightweight package. Lower power models are also available with single supply. This model offers superior performance and is excellent for use in SATCOM, telecommunications, test instrumentation, transceiver subassembly applications and more.
Anokiwave Booth 538
mmWave Intelligent Gain Blocks
Anokiwave is redefining traditional single function gain blocks with multi-function silicon ICs offering complete T/R functionality and active gain and phase control. The ICs offer versatile RF blocks that can be used in wide range of designs across SATCOM, radar, 5G communications and mmWave sensing in Ku- and Ka-Bands. The AWMF-0117 operates at 10.5 to 16 GHz and AWMF-0116 operates at 26 to 30 GHz. Both ICs feature 6-bit phase/gain control and are packaged in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm WLCSP.
3GPP Compliant Quad Core ICs
Ready for 3GPP compliance? Anokiwave’s new 2nd generation 5G silicon active antenna IC family at 26, 28 and 39 GHz enable 3GPP compliant 5G basestations. The ICs each support four radiating elements, include gain and phase control for analog RF beam steering and enable low-cost hybrid beamforming with high energy efficiency and fast beam steering™. The 2nd generation IC family is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to commercialize 5G mmWave systems with silicon ICs.
From IC to array, Anokiwave enables your 5G system. Anokiwave offers highly integrated silicon ICs with embedded functions for remote telemetry fast beam steering™ at all major mmWave 5G bands—24/26, 28 and 39 GHz. The company also offers active antenna innovator kits, based on their ICs to demonstrate the performance achievable using low power silicon integration and efficient antenna layout and design.
TechPlus Microwave Booth 550
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.
Rohde & Schwarz Booth 649
Inline Calibration Units
Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S ZN-Z32 and R&S ZN-Z33 inline calibration units for its R&S ZNB(T), R&S ZVA and R&S ZVT vector network analyzers. The calibration units are ideal for satellite component testing in thermal vacuum chambers (TVAC) and for multiport component testing on production lines. The R&S ZN-Z32 covers the frequency range from 10 MHz to 8.5 GHz, the R&S Z33 from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. They are controlled by an R&S ZN-Z30 CAN bus controller, which supports up to 48 units.
American Technical Ceramics Booths 707, 713
Thin Film Low Pass Filter
ATC’s new 1206 HP LPF Series high performance thin film SMT low pass filters offer superb high frequency performance in a low profile EIA style package. This series offers sharp cut-off response, excellent stopband rejection, low passband insertion loss with 50 Ohm input and output impedance characteristics. Their superb performance makes them well suited for the most demanding wireless frequency applications. The LPF 1206 filter series is supplied in tape and reel making them fully compatible with high speed automated pick-and-place manufacturing.
Qorvo Booth 725
GaN on SiC RF Transistor
Introducing Qorvo’s QPD1025 for IFF avionics applications. It is the highest powered GaN transistor on the market. The QPD1025 is a dual-channel 1.8 kW, 1 to 1.1 GHz GaN on SiC transistor in the 41 x 10 mm Ni-1230 package. The transistor comes in eared and earless package configurations. At 65 V, each side delivers a max of 900 W at 1 GHz, for a combined 1.8 kW. Peak efficiency at loadpull is 77 percent. Linear gain in the application board is 21 dB.
RF-Lambda USA LLC Booth 749
300 W 6 to 18 GHz Solid State Amplifiers
RFLUPA06G18GG RF- Lambda announces a new high-power wideband solid state power amplifier that is currently in production and will be ready in the third quarter of 2018. This amplifier is first of its class with 300 W of power and a frequency band that covers 6 to 18 GHz. The unit comes equipped with multiple protection features such as input over drive, over current and over temperature shutdown making it ideal for EMC, Vsat, test and radar applications.
2 to 6 GHz Wideband Power Amplifier
RFLUPA02G06GC is an ultra-wide band solid state power amplifier covering 2 to 6 GHz with a saturated output power of 100 W. The nominal gain is 47 dB, with a typical Psat of 50 dBm.
18 to 47 GHz Wideband Power Amplifier
RFLUPA18G47GE is a wideband solid state power amplifier covering 18 to 47 GHz with a saturated output power of 3 W. The nominal gain is 47 dB, with a typical Psat of +35 dBm.
Herotek Booth 812
Herotek offers a wide range of high-power limiters. Model LS0812PP100A is a 100 W CW limiter operating from 8 to 12 GHz with 1 kW peak, 1 µs pulse width limiting protection. It has a low insertion loss of 2 dB and 2:1 VSWR with typical leakage of +13 dBm at 100 W CW input. This limiter comes in a hermetically sealed package with removable connectors for drop in assemble and designed for both military and commercial applications.
Integra Technologies Inc. Booth 815
GaN/SiC Power Transistors, Power Amplifier Components and Integrated PAMs
Integra Technologies Inc. is dedicated to helping radar system engineers meet their goals for the highest resolution and most dependable signal transmissions. Among Integra’s latest products released are a number of L-, S-, C- and X-Band high-power, highly efficient, GaN/SiC power transistors, power amplifier components and integrated power amplifier modules (PAMs, aka “pallets”). Integra offers expertise in solving long range pulsed RF and microwave challenges and will customize any of their 100+ standard devices to suit your unique application requirements.
CST of America Booth 825
CST STUDIO SUITE® 2018
From initial concept to final prototype, every stage of product development means balancing multiple requirements; performance, reliability and cost on the one hand, and specifications, legal regulations and deadlines on the other. New features in the 2018 version of CST STUDIO SUITE® focus on system and hybrid simulation, enabling new workflows for system-level analysis such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), installed performance and biological exposure. Connect the dots of your design, see the full picture and develop the potential of your ideas with CST STUDIO SUITE® 2018.
Custom MMIC Booth 851
MMIC SP5T Switches
The CMD235C4 and CMD236C4 are DC to 18 GHz broadband MMIC SP5T switches. They are ideally suited for high performance military and instrumentation applications, both switches provide a switching speed of around 60 ns and an input P1dB of 21 dBm. They feature binary decoder circuitry that reduces the number of logic control lines, from three to two for the SP3T and from five to three for the SP5T.
GaN MMIC LNAs
The CMD276C4, CMD277C4 and CMD278C4 GaN MMIC LNAs deliver high linearity performance with output IP3 of +32 dBm while offering high input power handling of 5 W. The high input power handling feature enables system designers to avoid limiters and other protection networks, while still achieving extremely low noise figure over the operating bandwidth. These new MMIC LNAs are housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm QFN package.
Signal Microwave Booth 863
Signal Microwave’s VLF40-002 is a 2.92 mm connector system mounted on RF boards using screws, no soldering required. The rear of the connector makes contact to vias in the board using a raised grounding ring and center pin. The vias are used to carry the signal into the board to a stripline circuit inside the board or microstrip/GCPW on the back side of the board.
Ciao Wireless Inc. Booth 902
1 to 40 GHz Amplifier with Detected Output
Ciao Wireless Inc. has introduced an ultra-broadband amplifier which features an integrated wideband detector for communication applications. This amplifier comes with two min. gain options of 30 dB min. (35 dB typ.) and 15 dB min. (20 dB typ.). The gain flatness is ±3.25 max. The typical output power is +13 dBm across 1 to 28 GHz. The input and output VSWR is 2.3 or better. The typical noise figure is 6 across the full band (1 to 40 GHz).
SV Microwave Booth 903
PCB Coaxial Interconnects
SV Microwave just launched their unique line of 3 mm between board spacing PCB coaxial interconnects. This line allows for the lowest stacked height (3 mm) of any board-to-board high frequency RF connection system. SV’s 3 mm product line is ideal for high density stacked and multiport applications and is available in an optional solderless design that reduces yield and assembly time. Additionally, COTS versions are readily available through distribution.
Wenzel Associates Inc. Booth 907
Multiplied Crystal Oscillators to 16 GHz
Ultra-low phase noise and excellent spectral purity are the main characteristics provided in Wenzel Associates’ Multiplied Crystal Oscillator (MXO) series of products at fixed frequencies between 200 MHz and 16 GHz. This versatile product line allows the customer to specify the exact frequency needed and select specific options such as phase locking with an external or internal reference, high output level, base oscillator output and multiple outputs along the multiplier string. Basically, a customized low noise frequency source without the cost of NRE.
Custom Microwave Components Booth 915
Each of the 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.
Anritsu Booth 925
Signal Analyzer MS2850A is a spectrum/signal analyzer with max. analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz and frequency range of 9 kHz to 32 GHz 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.
Rogers Corp. Booth 939
AD300D and IM Series Laminates
The IM Series high frequency laminates are an outstanding Passive Intermodulation (PIM) performing version of its AD300D™, AD255C™ and DiClad® 880 antenna grade laminates. The laminates now include the newly developed IM system option. This product utilizes an ultra-smooth (Rq = 0.5 µm by non-contact interferometry method) electrodeposited copper foil option which has excellent adhesion to the substrate materials. The PIM performance of all substrates with the IM cladding has typical values of -166 dBc at 0.030" and -165 dBc at -060" using the Rogers internal test method of two 43 dBm swept tones at 1900 MHz. These specialty materials are specifically engineered and manufactured to meet the demands of today’s base station antenna markets.
Aethercomm Booth 1012
GaN RF Amplifier
Aethercomm introduces a high-power, super broadband, GaN RF amplifier that operates from 20 MHz to 6 GHz. This power amplifier is ideal for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high-power over an extremely large bandwidth with decent power added efficiency. This amplifier is packaged in a modular housing that is approximately 5 x 5 x 2 in. The weight of this unit is ~3.5 lb max.
Richardson RFPD Booth 1014
High-Power SDR/Small Cell Developers Kit
Developing platforms that seamlessly integrate the baseband SoC, RF transceiver IC, and RF front-end in a small cell system is a complex, time-consuming task that requires careful planning to achieve max. system flexibility. Richardson RFPD’s development kit offers an alternative to get your solution to market faster. This complete kit includes a high-power RF front-end board combined with existing ADI FPGA and transceiver tools.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Booth 1039
Miniature Synthesizer Demonstration Kit
Cobham, a provider of high performance frequency and signal generation products, introduces the Model 1018 miniature synthesizer and demonstration kit. The 1018 is great for calibration, testing and simulation of tactical radar and electronic warfare platforms. It is a high performance solution in a small, lightweight package, priced for tactical applications and easy to integrate.
Cobham offers industry-leading custom rigid, rigid-flexible assemblies and extra-long waveguides with complex shaping, while incorporating high electrical performances and specializing in custom bracketry and integrated waveguides from cast to 3D printed to hybrid. Cobham is excited to introduce its new product line of lightweight, high frequency Q-, V- and U-Band waveguide to enable the next evolution of SATCOM payloads for future constellations providing world-wide connectivity.
Empower RF Systems Booth 1048
Empower RF model 2198 is a solid state tri-band amplifier in a single 3U chassis ideal for general purpose lab and production line test applications. With user selectable modulation and power output modes this amplifier integrates easily into any test system and simplifies test setups with selectable AGC and ALC modes. The amplifier is ready to go out of the box with its built in browser GUI so there is no software to install for PC or Lan control.
SAGE Millimeter Booth 1103
Dual Polarized Scalar Feed Horn Antenna
Model SAF-2434231535-358-S1-280-DP is a dual polarized, WR-28 scalar feed horn antenna assembly that covers several popular 5G bands in the frequency range of 24 to 42 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation and a broad band scalar horn that provides low sidelobe levels. At center frequency, the horn antenna exhibits 15 dBi nominal gain and a typical half power beamwidth of 35 degrees and -25 dB sidelobe levels, respectively.
Full E-Band Power Amplifier
Model SBP-6039032012-1212-E1 is an ultra-broadband power amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 20 dB and P1dB of +12 dBm in the frequency range of 60 to 90 GHz. The saturated output power of the amplifier is +16 dBm. The mechanical configuration offers an inline structure with WR-12 waveguides and UG387/U-M flanges. Other port configurations, such as with 1 mm connectors or the right angle structure with WR-12 waveguides, are also available under different model numbers.
Morion Inc. Booth 1107
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 x 80 x 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…+70°C. The MV336M operates at 12 V.
HUBER+SUHNER Booth 1116
To meet the increasing demand of cost and weight sensitive applications in the aerospace market, HUBER+SUHNER introduces the Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) interface, offering power levels equivalent to a standard TNC interface without exceeding the envelope and mass of 50 percent smaller and lighter SMA connectors. The PSM interface will enable customers to maximize connector density and minimize weight to reduce the overall system footprint without sacrificing on power handling capability.
MACOM Booth 1125
Low Phase Noise Amplifiers
MACOM’s new family of low phase noise amplifiers includes the MAAL-011151-DIE, an easy-to-use, wideband distributed amplifier ideal for test and measurement, EW, ECM and radar applications where low phase noise and drive power are required. Operating from 2 to 18 GHz, this device provides -154 dBc/Hz of phase noise at 1 KHz, 17 dB of linear gain, 16 dBm of P1dB and 4 dB of noise figure at 8 GHz. The input and output are fully matched to 50 Ohms with typical return less of > 15 dB.
Internally-Matched Power Detector
MACOM’s MADT-011000 is a single-ended, internally-matched power detector featuring optimal wide input bandwidth and high dynamic range of 30 dB. Operating from 5 to 44 GHz, this device is well suited for power control in microwave radios, test and measurement equipment and radar applications. The circuit consumes 70 µA from a 4.5 V supply, while matched detector and reference diodes provide temperature compensation in differential operation.
Quest Microwave Booth 1130
Quest Microwave provides a broad range of ferrite devices for the global microwave electronics marketplace. Standard and custom designs are available for both commercial and military applications. With over 60 years of combined experience, the company’s engineering staff can design and develop ferrite devices for virtually any application. They are there to provide you with a world class microwave components solution.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH Booth 1130
Hermetically Sealed Adapters
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH offers a wide range of hermetically sealed adapters to the hermeticity of 10-8 atm. cm³/s min. The adapters use fused in glass seals between center contact and outer conductor. This ensures complete hermeticity of the units. The adapters are normally used at vacuum chambers testing products that are intended for outer space with the testing equipment and the personnel staying at regular environment. Available connector styles are 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, N and TNC.
MiniRF Inc. Booth 1135
MiniRF Inc. has reached 40 not in years of business but in dB of isolation in its new 75 Ohm CATV coupler designed for full duplex systems. MRFCP0016 coupler has achieved what switches only dream of with 40 dB typ. isolation up to 780 MHz between ports with only ~1 dB main line loss and 8 dB ± 0.5 dB nominal coupling. The performance is achieved in its small 0.25 x 0.28 in. surface-mount package.
RFMW Booth 1135
RF Power Limiter
pSemi’s PE45361 RF power limiter handles 100 W of pulsed input power from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. Its monolithic structure is 8× smaller than discrete, PIN-diode solutions and eliminates thermal hysteresis. The adjustable limiting threshold is set from +7 to +13 dBm via a low current control voltage, eliminating the need for external bias components. Fast response time of < 1 ns ensures instantaneous protection of sensitive components and rapid return to normal operation. Highly flexible and highly linear, it delivers simple, repeatable and reliable receiver protection.
Krytar Inc. Booth 1203
New 90 degree coupler, Model 3040440, delivers exceptional versatility from 4 to 44 GHz. Specifications include 3 dB coupling; amplitude imbalance: ±1.2 dB; phase imbalance is ±12 degrees; isolation is > 13 dB (4 to 30 GHz) and > 8 dB (30 to 44 GHz); max. VSWR: 1.65 (4 to 30 GHz) and 1.90 (30 to 44 GHz); and insertion loss of < 3.2 dB. The coupler comes with 2.4 mm female connectors and measures just 1.99 x 0.80 x 0.42 in. and weighs only 1.5 oz.
Pivotone Booth 1212
Pivotone announces the release of series of RF filter/duplexer/combiner products with exceptional low PIM performance. These low PIM products are designed to be used in the PIM measurement equipment and the wireless communication systems. Their products cover all the wireless frequency bands all over the world. The PIM performance of filter/duplexer/combiners for measurement applications has reached the level of -127 dBm with two 40 W tones, and for the wireless applications the PIM performance has reached -130 dBm with two 20 W tones.
CTT Inc. Booth 1213
40 W X-Band GaN Power Amplifier
CTT’s new solid-state GaN-based power amplifier, model AGX/180-4656, covers 3 to 18 GHz with 40 W of CW power output. The compact size of 5.16 x 4.90 x 0.28 in. offers RF/microwave designers an excellent choice for SWaP solutions for many EW applications, including jammers, and for use as a TWT (traveling wave tube) driver amplifier.
LPKF Laser & Electronics Booth 1216
LPKF ProtoLaser U4
The ProtoLaser U4 is a versatile and easy-to-use lab system to instantly create intricate RF and microwave circuits with superior accuracy and definition. The system uses a tool-less laser direct ablation method and works straight from CAD data. With its high-power, short-pulse UV laser (355 nm) and 20 µm spot size, it can process a wide range of materials including flex circuits (e.g., DuPont Pyralux TK), Rogers, Taconic, FR4, ceramic (Al2O3) and many others.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Booth 1225
HP SiGe Technologies
High performance (HP) SiGe solutions are designed to deliver the best performance/power ratio while leveraging cost-effective, silicon-proven 90 and 130 nm technology nodes, at mask costs significantly lower than RF CMOS. With NPN fMAX as high as 370 GHz, 100× lower 1/f noise than CMOS and the higher breakdown voltages associated with bipolar devices—resulting in higher power output-drive capability—HP SiGe technologies are an ideal match for 5G mmWave, optical/wireless/wired and radar/LIDAR applications.
RelComm Technologies Inc. Booth 1257
RelComm Technologies compliments its product line with a high performance 1P2T coaxial relay configured with “SC” type connectors and excellent RF performance up to 6 GHz. CW power rating is 1500 W at 1 GHz and 600 W at 6 GHz. Operating temperature range is -30°C to +70°C. The relay is available in failsafe, latching and multi-throw configurations and is fully RoHS compliant. Options include position indicators, D-SUB header, splash-proof sealed and TTL controlled input.
Ducommun Booth 1312
E-Band Block Down-Converter
Model SNG-12-01 is a full E-Band block down-converter that extends testing capabilities for low cost, low frequency noise figure meters; allows noise figure testing of E-Band devices without noise figure meter, using the Y factor method. It is versatile in low cost designs; Model SNG-12-01 is an affordable expansion to mmWave laboratories that do not have the budget for large scale equipments. Featuring low spurious/harmonics, low LO frequency and power requirement and is compact and lightweight.
pSemi Booth 1349
50 GHz DSA
pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) extends its high performance digital step attenuator (DSA) family into higher frequencies with a 50 GHz DSA, the PE43508. This 50 Ohm, 6-bit DSA offers wideband support from 9 kHz to 50 GHz and features flexible attenuation steps of 0.5 and 1 dB up to the 31.5 dB range. Offered as a flip-chip die, the PE43508 is ideal for 5G test and measurement applications.
Value, High Performance DSAs
pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces a family of value, high performance DSAs. These four DSAs—the PE43620, PE43650, PE43665 and PE43670—supplement pSemi’s top-performance and high frequency DSA products but at an entry-level price point. The value 50 and 75 Ohm DSAs feature pSemi’s industry-leading attenuation accuracy and are offered in a 2-, 5-, 6- and 7-bit configuration.
Cernex Inc. Booth 1406
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.
General Microwave Corp. Booth 1416
Kratos General Microwave enhanced its series of fast switching (1 usec) indirect synthesizers with the addition of the Model SM6220 with frequency modulation capability covering the full band 2 to 20 GHz. It can provide a frequency deviation of 1 GHz at up to a 10 MHz modulation rate and can be modulated with either analog or digital inputs. Of special significance; the synthesizer output frequency remains fully locked even while in the FM mode.
OML Inc. Booth 1436
Wireless Communications Test Solutions
OML, with over 25 years of mmWave innovative designs and application expertise, is delivering industry leading novel designs and application solutions for customers worldwide. OML’s display will focus on economical and portable wireless communications test solutions. Showcase products feature the latest USB-powered spectrum analysis solutions with IF bandwidth greater than 4 GHz for 5G, IoT, WLAN, point-to-point communication, radar, EW and satellite, as well as traditional laboratory benchtop and modular mmWave solutions to 500 GHz.
Micro Lambda Wireless Booth 1503
Low Noise Frequency Synthesizer
Standard frequency models are available covering 6 to 18, 8 to 20 and 10 to 21 GHz. These synthesizers have been designed with superior integrated phase noise over the 20 kHz to 50 MHz offset frequencies and provide exceptional Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) performance. Standard models are specified to operate over the 0°C to +65°C temperature range. Extended temperature ranges are available.
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.