MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2016

DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010 DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010

The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.

1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry 1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry

Integra Technologies introduces IGN1011L1200 on GaN/SiC, exhibiting 17dB gain and 75% efficiency at 1030-1090 MHz, 50V, for IFF at ELM Mode S pulse conditions. Devices are 100% tested.

Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA

This low noise amplifier provides multiple broadband channels of high signal gain and linearity with low added noise levels, boosting received signals and maintaining system noise figure. The package itself contains three separate LNAs, and any of the three amplifiers can be independently bypassed via signal control.

Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

These single band solid state RF amplifiers are an ideal solution in both military and commercial marketplaces and have been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. They’re available in 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 watt power versions and they cover the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range. Each model features an excellent noise figure and also provides excellent flatness across their specified frequency range.

Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B

The MS46524B series of 4-port Performance ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of value and performance. With features such as a best-in-class dynamic range, this Performance series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz. Typical applications include designing and manufacturing multi-port mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects, and system integration components.

RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B

Corry Micronics’ RFMS-4X256-B is a 4 to 256 blocking RF switch matrix covering the 900-2500 MHz frequency range. It has a -8dB insertion loss, 50 ohms impedance, 10 dB return loss, +30 dBm P1dB, -80 dB isolation, and a 5µs switching speed (50% trigger to 10% RF power).

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Needle-Free Device Monitors Glucose With Microwaves
Needle-Free Device Monitors Glucose With Microwaves

Scientists from Cardiff University have developed a device that attaches to the skin with ordinary adhesives and uses low levels of microwaves to keep tabs on glucose levels. Clinical testing has shown that the device’s performance is comparable to commercially available continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and finger-stick blood tests.

  • Digital Radio For The World
    Digital Radio For The World

    Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world.

  • Like A Fingerprint, System Noise Can Be Used To Differentiate Identical Electronic Devices
    Like A Fingerprint, System Noise Can Be Used To Differentiate Identical Electronic Devices

    Radio frequency emission are considered incidental system noise in virtually all laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices, but scientists at Disney Research have found a way to use these spurious electromagnetic (EM) signals to uniquely identify even seemingly identical devices.

  • New Electrical Energy Transmission System Makes Distance Wireless Charging A Reality
    New Electrical Energy Transmission System Makes Distance Wireless Charging A Reality

    Wireless charging of mobile devices is possibly one of the most desired of technological milestones. Some devices already can be charged wirelessly by placing the mobile device on top of a charging base. The next step, charging devices without the need of taking them out of one’s pocket, might be just around the corner.

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RECENT ARTICLES

  • Using Enhanced Load-Pull Measurements For Base Station Power Amplifier Designs

    The concept of load-pull simulation is where a load or source impedance is swept by an active device and its performance is measured. Recently, advancements have been made to data file formats by load-pull measurement system vendors to expand the usefulness of load-pull characterization. These new file formats support a sweep of an independent variable such as input power, DC bias, temperature, or tone spacing, in addition to the swept source or load impedances. The NI AWR Design Environment™ software enables designers to import and manipulate these load pull data sets in a circuit simulator which greatly simplifies and speeds the design process, and gives them a broader design space to explore. This white paper covers in-depth information on how to use enhanced load-pull measurements for base station power amplifier designs.

Case Study: activCirk Looks To VectorStar® Broadband VNA System For Unsurpassed Performance In Device Modeling

A design house in California was looking for a network analyzer that could combine linear, nonlinear, and noise figure measurements with minimal external programming to rapidly produce statistical models of circuit and transistor performance.

Utilizing GaN MMICs And Coaxial Waveguide Spatial Power Combining In Power Amplifiers

Solid state amplifiers can now be constructed through the use of MMIC amplifiers to reach output powers and performance levels that have only been achievable by traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). These new high efficiency power amplifiers are designed to incorporate an antipodal finline antenna array within a coaxial waveguide that is optimized in the Ka Band. This white paper demonstrates building a 120 Watt power amplifier operating from 27 to 31 GHz through the use of a coaxial waveguide combiner structure joined with 10 Watt GaN MMIC devices.

How To Right-Size Your Wireless Testing

In a world that runs on wireless devices and connections, wireless testing is increasingly important. Here is a "right-sizing" approach to managing trade-offs in testing methods and complexity to do what is necessary without breaking your budget.

5 Steps To Selecting The Right RF Power Amplifier

You need an RF power amplifier. You have measured the power of your signal and it is not enough. You may even have decided on a power level in Watts that you think will meet your needs. Are you ready to shop for an amplifier of that wattage? With so many variations in price, size, and efficiency for amplifiers that are all rated at the same number of Watts many RF amplifier purchasers are unhappy with their selection.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

High-End Signal and Spectrum Analyzer: R&S FSW85
High-End Signal and Spectrum Analyzer: R&S FSW85

The R&S FSW85 is the latest addition to Rohde & Schwarz’ family of signal and spectrum analyzers. It is the only device on the market designed to cover the frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single sweep, allowing users to test baseband and RF with a single analyzer. Test setups are now much simpler, since the R&S FSW85 does not require harmonic mixers. An internal preselection feature suppresses the image frequency and other spurious emissions that commonly occur during harmonic mixing.

  • 20 Channel Digital Delay Generator with 5 Picosecond Jitter: Model 745-20C-T
    20 Channel Digital Delay Generator with 5 Picosecond Jitter: Model 745-20C-T

    As its model number implies, the 745-20C-T is a digital delay generator with 20 channels in one unit. It features a 100 ps time resolution (standard, with an optional 250 fs time resolution), 5 ps jitter (internal trigger), a 25 ps jitter (external trigger), 1 ns output rise times, and more.

  • Bolt-In Feedthrus
    Bolt-In Feedthrus

    These resin sealed bolt-in feedthrus from Corry Micronics are manufactured for installation into a threaded or thru-hole application.  Bolt-in filters are installed in amplifiers and RF switches to filter interference coming into and out of the device. Bolt-in filters are a very low cost yet effective filtering solution. Bolt-in feedthrus are available in “C”, “L” and “Pi” circuit configurations. These bolt-in feedthrus are available with capacitance values ranging from 0-5 pF to over 30,000 pF with working voltages exceeding 1,000 VDC.  Bolt sizes range from 2-56 to ¼-28 and metric bolt sizes are available upon request. The bolt-in feedthru and lead can be silver, gold or tin plated.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Product Video: New Doherty Amplifiers From Qorvo
    Product Video: New Doherty Amplifiers From Qorvo

    At IMS 2016, senior RF applications engineer Tammy Ho with Qorvo showed us three new Doherty amplifiers and discussed how they’re being used in trials for 5G rollout in 2020.

  • The Challenges Of Wireless Testing In The IoT
    The Challenges Of Wireless Testing In The IoT

    Internet connectivity is becoming prevalent in more and more products as the IoT movement has taken off. As a result, wireless standards are being integrated into every day products. This presents a unique challenge for engineers who haven’t dealt with wireless technology. At IMS 2016, applications engineer Ben Maxson with Copper Mountain Technologies spoke with us about some of those challenges, and also spent some time introducing us to one of his company’s new reflectometers, which just so happen to be ideal for wireless testing in applications related to the IoT.

  • Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter
    Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter

    Corry Micronics garnered a fair amount of attention at IMS 2016 due to their new, incredibly lightweight microwave bandpass filter. Watch the video to learn more about how they made it and what it can mean for your next application with challenging weight restrictions.

  • Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software
    Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software

    Gopi Gampala, senior application engineer with Altair spent a few minutes with us on day two of the 2016 IMS exhibition to talk to us about their FEKO EM simulation software and the advantage of its hybridization of multiple solvers.

  • Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity
    Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity

    Choosing the right amplifier for your application isn’t as simple as looking over a datasheet. After a few decades worth of experience in RF design and applications engineering, Alan Ake with Guerilla RF has learned the intricacies of selecting the right amplifier, and now he’s sharing that information with you.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Qorvo Qorvo

Qorvo ("kor-vo") enables customers to launch next-generation designs even faster. Our unique combination of talent, technology, scalability and innovation helps you eliminate barriers to bringing your most powerful ideas to market.

"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

dB Control dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

Bird Technologies Bird Technologies

Bird Technologies is an industry leading provider of RF communications products, services, calibration, and training to the Public Safety, Cellular Communications, Broadcast, Semiconductor, Military, Government and Medical markets...

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks is the industry’s leading wireless semiconductor company focused on RF and complete semiconductor systems for mobile communications applications...

ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

  • Qorvo's New GaN On SiC PAs Achieve Breakthrough Performance And Flexibility

    Qorvo has announced the introduction of three new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers (PAs) that achieve industry-leading power, power added efficiency (PAE) and gain at the IMS 2016. Qorvo's newest GaN PAs are optimized for use in military radar, communications and electronic warfare systems.

  • IDT Introduces New Constant Linearity Technology With Launch Of Latest RF Digital VGA

    With K(LIN)™ constant linearity technology, F1455 Series Variable Gain Amplifiers from IDT maintain 38 dBm output third order intercept point for first 12 dB of gain control range. These devices feature broadband 1,400–2,300 MHz operation, 4 dB NF at max gain (2,000 MHz), and 32 dB flat, temperature invariant max gain. The F1455 is available in a 6 x 6 mm 28-QFN package, and is sampling now to customers. IDT representatives will be available to discuss K(LIN) and other innovations at IDT's booth number 316 at IMS2016, Moscone Center, May 24 - 26.

  • NXP Launches GaN RF Power Transistors Optimized For Doherty Amplifiers In Cellular Base-Stations

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the expansion on their portfolio of 48V gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors optimized for Doherty power amplifiers for use in current and next-generation cellular base-stations. NXP is showcasing the new GaN transistors in booth 1839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (23-26 May).

  • Skyworks' Front-End Modules Powering Iotera's GPS-Enabled Tracking Devices

    Skyworks Solutions Inc. reports that its front-end modules are now being used by Iotera Inc. Initially deployed for tracking pets, the devices are now being utilized to protect vehicles, bicycles and other personal items. Skyworks is highlighting its broad product portfolio, including its front-end modules, in booth 1611 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (24-26 May).

  • Peregrine Semiconductor Broadens MPAC Product Family To Support High Frequency Beamforming

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. introduces the UltraCMOS® PE19601, a monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) solution for beamforming at IMS 2016. This new MPAC–Beamforming device covers a frequency range of 8 to 12 GHz, and is designed for X-band radar applications including active electronically scanned array (AESA) weather, air-traffic control, and military radar applications.

  • Eastern OptX 1100 Series Creates ‘Moving Target’ Radar Scenarios

    Eastern OptX is displaying a radar target scenario generator that is designed to put a radar test range on a test bench. The Eastern OptX Series 1100 Radar Target Simulator is a true broadcasting replicator. The Series 1100 receives the signal transmitted from a radar system and adds the round-trip propagation delay associated with the target distance. That signal is then output to the radar receiver.

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 INDUSTRY EVENTS

Directed Energy & Next Generation Munitions June 20 - 22, 2016
Washington, DC
Military Helicopters 2016 July 25 - 27, 2016
Tampa, FL
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