MUST SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient For Real-Time Interactivity
    Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient For Real-Time Interactivity

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are designed primarily for inventory control, but researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to process the tag signals with sufficient speed to make them suitable for use in games, physical interfaces and other interactive objects.

  • 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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IMS 2016 PLATINUM SPONSOR

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At IMS 2016, Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Booth #1739, is highlighting its new line of SWaP-friendly GaN amplifiers, Integrated Assemblies for EW, its industry-leading portfolio of TWTs, the industry’s most comprehensive line of MW & RF Components, and its diverse range of Microwave PCB capabilities.  Like last year, stop by our booth for a free cup of Espresso!

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

Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices
Antenna Design and Integration into Mobile Devices

FEKO, Altair’s comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software suite, can be used in electronic virtual prototyping and simulation driven designs, including antenna design for many products such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, and TVs. The software can eliminate weak antenna designs and reduce the number of prototypes with its proof of concept and comparative studies. Pre-compliance of over-the-air (OTA) radiation performance and specific absorption rate (SAR) can be estimated for the standalone device, or for different usage environments.

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  • Electromagnetic Solutions For Military Defense
    Electromagnetic Solutions For Military Defense

    Remcom provides innovative EM simulation and wireless propagation tools as well as expertise that can be leveraged in consulting partnerships. In addition to our software products, our Government Services Division provides crucial support to the Department of Defense, providing high-quality analysis, solving challenging technical problems, and developing and maintaining high-fidelity computational capabilities in the area of EM propagation for government software applications.

  • 6 to 18 GHz Solid State Power Amplifiers
    6 to 18 GHz Solid State Power Amplifiers

    MtronPTI recently released a line of broadband, solid-state, power amplifiers covering the 6 to 18 GHz range with up to 40 Watts power serving the needs of tactical communications, satellite terminals, electronic warfare, radar, point-to-point backhaul, medical, industrial, and scientific applications.

     

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems
    Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems

    Innovation tends to lag in the power amplifier side of the system-upgrade business, and hardware systems designers may not fully understand the potential element of portability is solid state amplifiers. Jon Jacocks with Empower RF spent a few minutes with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to discuss the issue.

  • Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA
    Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA

    Greg Jue with Keysight Technologies introduced us to a 73 GHz wideband OTA at IMS 2016. Watch the video to learn how it’s used in mmWave applications involving high data throughput.

  • Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems
    Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems

    Daren McClearnon with Keysight Technologies spent a few minutes with us on the last day of the IMS 2016 exhibition to discuss phased array beamforming and its impact on 5G, EW systems, and new space satellite applications.

  • How Do You Pick An Amplifier?
    How Do You Pick An Amplifier?

    Steve Walley with dB Control took a few minutes out of the last day of IMS 2016 to answer this very question. Watch the video to hear what he had to say.

  • Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration
    Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration

    Phil Myers with Greenray spent some time with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to help set the record straight on an industry misconception. If you’re under the impression that you need to start with the best static noise in order to achieve the best performance under vibration, then this one is for you.

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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...

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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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