Newsletter | June 6, 2014

06.06.14 -- Live From IMS 2014 - Day 3

Live from IMS 2014
On the last day of IMS2014, I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Larry Dunleavy, general chair of the event. This year’s exhibition hosted 587 exhibitors and an estimated 8,000 attendees. Dunleavy, who spent a good deal of time on the exhibition floor, said that much of the technology on display was pushing into higher frequencies, and added that the development of 5G is providing tremendous opportunities for millimeter wave technology. He also mentioned that GaN technologies, which have started to mature in recent years, were also very prevalent.

While Dunleavy acknowledged that this is a time of uncertainty for the RF industry — primarily due to a constrained military market and conservative fiscal forecasts for many companies — there are potential areas of growth, including healthcare. He believes that the RF community should “welcome healthcare more to the conference, because there are so many biomedical applications for our technology. I think it’s an important aspect of where things can go.”

Be sure to check out the news and videos below to get a look at some of the exciting new technologies exhibited at IMS2014.
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New Low PIM Attenuator From JFW! New Low PIM Attenuator From JFW!
This low PIM fixed attenuator covers the 698-2700 MHz frequency range and is available in 5, 6, 10, 20, and 30 dB attenuation values. It has a +0.75 db maximum attenuation accuracy, and a+0.5 db typical attenuation accuracy. Like other attenuators, it’s ideal for applications involving signal conditioning and level control. For more information on its features and specifications, download the datasheet.
Two Decades Of EM Simulation Software Success
Two Decades Of EM Simulation Software Success
This year at IMS, Robert O'Rourke of Remcom gave us an overview of his company's line of simulation software and included information on its unique features and areas of application. Watch the video to learn more.
Simulation Software For Antenna And Radar Application
Simulation Software For Antenna And Radar Application
Shawn Carpenter was on hand this year at IMS to showcase some of Delcross Technologies' simulation software solutions aimed at solving installed antenna performance and radar signature problems. Watch the video to learn more about RF cosite interference monitoring and how high frequency computational electromagnetic (CEM) software can help.
New VNA For Applications Running Above 110 GHz
New VNA For Applications Running Above 110 GHz
This year at IMS, Steve Reyes of Anritsu talked to us about a new broadband vector network analyzer that covers the 70 kHz to 145 GHz in a single sweep. If any of your work involves on-wafer device characterization for E band wireless communications or other emerging applications that run above 110 GHz, then this one is for you.
New RF Switch Matrix Offering A 5µs Switching Speed
New RF Switch Matrix Offering A 5µs Switching Speed
Corry Micronics' president Don Pavlek shows us a new RF switch matrix with a 5μs switching speed. Watch the video for information on its features and specifications to see if it might be a fit for your next switching application.
More Engineering With Less Resources? No Problem
More Engineering With Less Resources?
No Problem
MtronPTI offers a wide range of precision frequency control and data timing solutions. Vice president of sales Paul Dechen gave us an overview of the company's process and how they go about in assisting engineers with their communications systems and instrumentation projects.
News From The Show Floor
Northrop Grumman Introduces High-Power GaN Amplifiers For Ka-Band Satellite Communication Terminals
Skyworks Introduces Suite Of Breakthrough Ultra-Low Noise Amplifiers
Highest Power And Frequency Plastic Packaged GaN Transistors For Low Cost Radar And Datalinks Introduced
Elektrobit Expands Tactical Communications Product Family, Publishes On LTE Technology In Military Data Transmission
Signal Hound BB60C Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Raises High Performance Bar
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