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DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS IMS-MTT 2014

  • Industry’s Largest Line Of Tactical Radio Booster Amplifiers
    Industry’s Largest Line Of Tactical Radio Booster Amplifiers

    Chris Heavens, vice president and general manager of AR Modular RF, talked to us about his division's line of tactical radio booster amplifiers. Of particular interest were two new products launched this year — the AR20R covering the 225 MHz to 1.9 GHz frequency range with a 20 watt output, and the AR55L, which covers the same frequency range with 50 watts output.

  • Signal Sources And Phase Noise Test Systems
    Signal Sources And Phase Noise Test Systems

    There are many unique features specific to Berkeley Nucleonics’ microwave signal sources and phase noise test systems that give them an edge over their competition. At IMS 2014, Alex Palm spoke to us about what some of those features are and how they’re able to set themselves apart from their competitors. Check out the video to learn more. 

  • LNAs With Best-In-Class Noise Figure And High Gain
    LNAs With Best-In-Class Noise Figure And High Gain Aroonchat Chatchaikarn of Skyworks introduces us to a brand new and exciting line of ultra-low noise amplifiers ideal for cellular infrastructure, wireless connectivity, and broadcast communications. Their best-in-class noise figure and high gain and linearity help to greatly improve receiver sensitivity and dynamic range, making them ideal for integration into applications involving wireless communications. Watch the video to learn more.
  • New VNA For Applications Running Above 110 GHz
    New VNA For Applications Running Above 110 GHz

    This year at IMS, Steve Reyes with 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.

  • Amplifiers With Unprecedented SWaP
    Amplifiers With Unprecedented SWaP

    Jon Jacocks, president and CEO of Empower RF Systems introduces us to their line of power amplifiers in the frequency ranges of 6 GHz and below.

  • A System Assembly And Modeling Approach To EM Simulation
    A System Assembly And Modeling Approach To EM Simulation CST of America offers EM simulation software for a wide variety of applications. Martin Timm spent a few minutes with us to talk about his company's system assembly and modeling approach to EM simulation. We also get a closer look at a biomedical application and how CST can help you handle an entire setup with electromagnetic and thermal simulation data all in one interface.
  • AR Updates And Improves Amplifier Offerings
    AR Updates And Improves Amplifier Offerings

    AR's Joe Diesso gives us an update on what's been going on with his company recently. Watch the video to hear about a recent facility expansion that gave AR the ability to produce 1000 watt amplifiers, the now smaller and more energy efficient W-series of amplifiers covering the 80 to 1000 MHz frequency range, and much more.

  • Generator And Analyzer Setup for High-Volume Testing Applications
    Generator And Analyzer Setup for High-Volume Testing Applications

    Lawrence Wilson of Rohde & Schwarz introduced us to the SGT vector signal generator and the FPS signal and spectrum analyzer for high-volume testing applications. He gave us some interesting information on the SGT's specifications and performance capabilities before turning things over to Rich Pieciak to discuss the FPS. Watch the video to learn more.

  • Facility Expansion Results In Advancements In Amplifier Offerings
    Facility Expansion Results In Advancements In Amplifier Offerings

    What started as a small engineering firm in his basement has turned into a leading manufacturer and distributor of amplifiers, antennas, transient generators, and electronic test systems. Donald “Shep” Shepherd, founder and president of AR took a few minutes out of the last day of IMS2014 to tell us more about AR’s recent facility expansion, the improvements to AR’s W-series of amplifiers, and more.

  • Peak Power Sensor For Challenging Communications And Radar Signals
    Peak Power Sensor For Challenging Communications And Radar Signals

    Matthew Diessner with Wireless Telecom Group (Boonton Electronics) met with us on the third and final day of the IMS 2014 exhibition to talk to us about the USB 5500 peak power sensor and its more notable features- specifically a 3ns rise time, 125 MHz video bandwidth, and 100,000 times per second measurement capability. Watch the video for more information.

  • Over 25 Years Of Success In RF And Microwave Component Offerings
    Over 25 Years Of Success In RF And Microwave Component Offerings

    Dr. Thien Nguyen, president and CEO of Microwave Communications Laboratories Incorporated (MCLI) spent some time with us on the last day of the IMS2014 exhibition to give us an enthusiastic overview of his company, their capabilities, and customer commitment principles. MCLI recently celebrated their 25 year anniversary and are poised to continue providing their line of RF and microwave components for years to come.

  • Solve A Wide Range Of Electromagnetic Problems Without Compromise
    Solve A Wide Range Of Electromagnetic Problems Without Compromise

    On the last day of the IMS 2014 exhibition in Tampa, principal application engineer Martin Vogel with EM Software talked to us about FEKO – a 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation tool used in a variety of applications involving antennas, antenna placement, radar cross-section, waveguide structures, and more. Watch the video to learn more about how it works. 

  • World’s Fastest Antenna Measurement System
    World’s Fastest Antenna Measurement System

    Michael Hillburn with Diamond Engineering explains how his company collaborated with Copper Mountain Technologies in order to create the world’s fastest antenna measurement system with the help of a high-speed vector network analyzer. Watch the video to see it in action. 

  • 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. On day 2 of the IMS 2014 exhibition, their vice president of sales Paul Dechen gave us an overview of his company’s process and how they go about in assisting engineers with their communications systems and instrumentation projects. 

  • New RF Switch Matrix Offering A 5µs Switching Speed
    New RF Switch Matrix Offering A 5µs Switching Speed

    Corry Micronics’ president Don Pavlek took some time out during a busy day two of the IMS exhibition to show 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.

  • 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. 

  • Two Decades Of EM Simulation Software Success
    Two Decades Of EM Simulation Software Success

    This year at IMS, Robert O’Rourke with 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. 

  • Getting Started With Sonnet: EM Simulation Software For A Variety Of Applications
    Getting Started With Sonnet: EM Simulation Software For A Variety Of Applications Greg Alton of Sonnet Software gives us a few updates on the latest version of his company's EM simulation software and provides some information on an emerging market involving silicon IC design. We also get some advice and a hands-on demonstration on how to get started with Sonnet software.
  • RF Ceramic Filter For Small Cell Applications
    RF Ceramic Filter For Small Cell Applications Ronen Cohen of CTS Electronic Components caught us up to speed on what's been happening with the ClearPlex waveguide filter line over the last year. Check out the video to learn about its latest developments and see it in action.
  • Demonstration Video: High-End Spectrum Analyzer For Real-Time Monitoring
    Demonstration Video: High-End Spectrum Analyzer For Real-Time Monitoring

    Signal Hound's president Bruce Devine introduces us to the BB60C real-time spectrum analyzer for real-time spectrum monitoring, manufacturing process control, interference hunting, spread spectrum signal analysis, capturing intermittent events, and general purpose spectrum analysis. Watch the video to learn more about its specifications, availability, and cost.

  • X-Band SSPAs For Radar Applications
    X-Band SSPAs For Radar Applications

    Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is focusing on their line of X-band solid-state power amplifiers with GaN transistors for radar applications. In this video, vice president of engineering Todd Treado gave us a closer look at two power-combined X-band SSPAs they had displayed at the booth.

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WELCOME

Welcome to RF Globalnet's IMS2014 Resource Center, your guide to the 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.

This year's event will take place from June 2-7 in Tampa Bay, Florida. As always, it boasts a strong technical program covering the latest research, development, and trends in the RF and microwave industry, along with an exhibition of the newest technologies and services available.

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IMS ARTICLES

  • 7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014

    At the 2014 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with the event’s general chair, Dr. Larry Dunleavy, about the state of the RF and microwave design industry. While he acknowledged that it is a time of relative uncertainty — due in large part to constrained military budgets and conservative fiscal forecasts for 2014 — he also pointed out that there are plenty of emerging markets where RF and microwave technology is making a significant impact. With the Internet of Things (IoT) driving innovation in burgeoning markets like automotive and healthcare  and the development of 5G pushing wireless technology to further heights, there was good reason for nearly 600 companies to flock to the IMS2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

  • The 5 Biggest Industry Trends From IMS2013

    One of the things I love about the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium is the annual opportunity it affords us to reflect on the current state of the RF/microwave design industry. By attending a combination of keynote addresses, panel sessions, and technical presentations, and by speaking to as many exhibitors and attendees as possible, one can piece together a reasonably good mosaic of the major trends and issues shaping the industry.

  • 7 Standout Technologies From IMS2013

    Never will you find more cutting-edge RF and microwave technology on display in one place than at the IMS Exhibition. Hundreds of component manufacturers, chipmakers, instrumentation suppliers, software developers, and other technology companies fill the IMS exhibit halls, showcasing tens of thousands of products, many of which are making their first public appearance. With all due respect to the dozens of compelling technologies that did not make the list, here are seven that really turned our heads at IMS2013.

  • IMS2013: Tech Trends You Don’t Want To Miss (Even If You’re Not Going)

    Like a restaurant with way too many appealing choices on its menu, IMS poses a particular dilemma to attendees and non-attendees alike. With so many educational opportunities available over such a short period of time, which ones should you attend (if you're going)? And with so much information coming out of the symposium in the days and weeks that follow, what’s worth paying attention to or investigating further (if you're not)? I caught up with IMS2013 Technical Program Chair Lenoard Hayden to get his advice.

  • How To Get Your Paper Published At IMS – Part III

    Last time, I went over how to make life easy for the IMS reviewer so that we can increase the chances of getting a paper accepted. It is important to devote conscious effort to making it easy for the reviewer to give high scores in the originality, clarity, quantitative, and interest categories. In this column, I concentrate on the part that I feel is most important, quantitative. Note that all four parts are formally assigned equal weights when assigning scores and other reviewers might have different opinions, so this represents only my personal views on the matter.

     

  • How To Get Your Paper Published At IMS – Part II

    Last time, we talked about the rationale behind the IMS double-blind review system, where not only are the reviewers not known to the authors, but the authors are not (nominally) known to the reviewers. This reduces the chance of any bias on the part of the reviewer for or against any particular author. However, it also makes it harder for the reviewer to catch double publication. Now, we look at what you can do to increase chances of acceptance.

  • The 6 Biggest Technology Trends From IMS2012

    Like a kid in a candy store or a car buff at an auto show, I couldn’t get enough of the enormous amount of RF and microwave technology on display at IMS2012. This year’s show offered a retrospective look at the history of RF and microwave technology (in celebration of MTT-S’ 60th anniversary), a comprehensive exhibition of today’s best designs, and glimpse of what the future has to offer through the pioneering research presented at the show. This article covers the top technology trends I observed at IMS2012.

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PRODUCTS TO SEE AT IMS2014

Low Pass Filter: CMILPF-1990-80S

Low Pass Filter: CMILPF-1990-80S

This is a low pass filter for the record books. With the connectors, it measures over 19 “in length. The pass band is 50MHz to 1990 MHz with less than 1dB of pass band insertion loss. It took over 39 poles to meet the rejection requirements of greater than or equal to 80dB at 2140MHz to 3600MHz.

Microwave Site Master Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer: S820E

Microwave Site Master Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer: S820E

Anritsu’s S820E Microwave Site Master is the world's first microwave handheld cable and antenna analyzer that covers the 1 MHz to 8, 14, 20, 30, and 40 GHz frequency range. It offers 110 dB of dynamic range from 20 MHz to 40 GHz and supports coaxial and waveguide measurements.

Low PIM Attenuator

Low PIM Attenuator

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.

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