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Addressing Phase Noise Challenges In Radar And Communication Systems
 
By Custom MMIC Design Services (CMDS), Inc.

The most critical parameter in defining target acquisition for radar and spectral integrity in communication systems is phase noise. While many papers detail the mathematical derivation of phase noise, few mention the reasons for its importance. This app note discusses the importance of phase noise and what can be done to lessen its effects in microwave systems.

Custom MMIC Design Services (CMDS) , Inc. | IMS Booth 1355
Must See Products At IMS2017
Wideband GaN Amplifiers: Modular, non-ITAR

The Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) family of GaN-based amplifiers maximizes power density and efficiency, and establishes a new benchmark for small size in the 0.1 to 6.0 GHz range that operates over multi octave. With dimensions of 2.5"L x 2"W x 0.42"H at only 2.1 cubic inches, these modular, non-ITAR GaN amplifiers maintain the rugged design characteristics needed for harsh airborne and land based requirements.

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Teledyne Microwave Solutions
IMS Booth 1502
Small Cell Networks And The Evolution Of 5G: Part 1

This article is the first part in a two-part series on the topic of small cell base stations. Part 1 covers the basics of small cells and how they fit into the evolution of 4G and 5G.

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Qorvo
IMS Booth 1510
High-Power RF Pin Diode Switches

Corry Micronics offers two new RF pin diode switches with operation in the 1 GHz to 1.1 GHz frequency range. The CMSW-SPDTR-1G-5K is a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) hermetically sealed reflective switch, while the CMTRSW-1G1R1G-2K5 is a high-power transmit/receive (T/R) switch designed to be used in IFF applications.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
IMS Booth 704
0.7 To 6 GHz, Solid State Broadband Amplifier: Model 500S1G6

The Model 500S1G6 from AR is a solid state broadband amplifier that operates over the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range and is designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and linearity are required. The low level of spurious signals and linearity of this device makes the 500S1G6 ideal for use as a driver amplifier in testing wireless and communication components and subsystems, and EMC testing applications.

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AR
IMS Booth 1014
GaN/SiC Long-Pulse S-Band Transistor: IGN2731L200

Integra Technologies introduces IGN2731L200 long-pulse transistor with GaN-on-SiC HEMT technology, operating at 200 W for applications from 2.7 to 3.1 GHz. The transistor exhibits 14 dB typical gain, and 46 V drain bias at 3 milliseconds and 30 percent pulse conditions. It is specified for use under Class AB operation.

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Integra Technologies, Inc.
IMS Booth 902
Spotlight On IMS2017
IMS2017 International Microwave Symposium
 

June 4 to 9, 2017 | Honolulu, Hawai'i

IMS2017 is the largest international conference devoted to the research, development, and application of RF and microwave theory and techniques, and is expected to draw over 8,000 participants and 500 exhibiting companies from around the world. This is the 60th year that MTT-S has organized this symposium, and only the second time that it is being held off of the North American continent — the first time being 2007 when it was also held in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i has long been regarded as the Crossroads of the Pacific, making it the perfect venue to bridge East and West by encouraging attendees and exhibitors alike to interact in a global microwave village.

Resources
Making The Right Choices When Specifying An RF Switching System

Designing RF switching systems can be dull, so the importance of designing one is often overlooked. However, designing a proper switching system is essential to the operation of the rest of the testing system, so it is vital to make the right choices for a successful automation. 

Pickering Interfaces | IMS Booth 2040
Why USB Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs)?

USB Vector Net Analyzers (VNAs) offer benefits such as separating the measurement module from the processing module, measurement results brought to any external PC using VNA software, and the latest OS processing power, bigger displays, and simplified maintenance of the analyzer.

Copper Mountain Technologies | IMS Booth 1940
Microwave Products For EW Radar Applications

CPI Beverly Microwave Division provides the industry-proven design techniques and engineering expertise to meet the rigid and dependable standards of electronic warfare products.

Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division | IMS Booth 938
Vector Network Analyzers

Anritsu offers the ability make VNA measurements of devices under test (DUTs) stimulated with wideband modulated signals. Utilizing the high-speed IF digitizer option available in the VectorStar® series of VNAs, measurements can be made with up to 200 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth in the receiver.

Anritsu Company | IMS Booth 1116
IMS Events
IMS2017 Preview: Capturing Diffuse Scattering Effects In 5G Millimeter-Wave Channels
 

Attend one of Remcom's daily presentations on Wireless InSite's diffuse scattering capabilities, 5G channel modeling, and more at IMS2017.

Remcom | IMS Booth 1248
IMS 2017 Preview: Simulating Smart Product Design
 

Dr. CJ Reddy from Altair will discuss computational techniques for antenna designs related to IoT during the Workshop RFID Components and Devices for the Next Generation of 5G IoT Devices on June 9, 2017.

Altair Engineering Inc | IMS Booth 1911
Featured Webinar
Joint Altair - MVG Webinar: Benefits Of Combining Measurements With Simulations For Antenna And EMC Applications
 

Altair has been working with Microwave Vision Group (MVG) on the combination of measurements from MVG antenna measuring systems with FEKO software simulations. This webinar explains how such a combination represents an alternative solution for antenna manufacturers to share data with device and platform manufacturers without exposing their IP. The webinar also demonstrates new use cases, such as quicker and easier complex antenna placement and EMC studies on platforms.

Altair Engineering Inc | IMS Booth 1911
More Products To See At IMS2017
 
Wideband Ku-, C-, And L-Band Converters
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L3 Narda-MITEQ
IMS Booth 1201
 
3 GHz Rotary Attenuators
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JFW Industries, Inc.
IMS Booth 1608
 
Signal Source Analyzers
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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
IMS Booth 955



 
Flexible VNA Cable Connections For Higher Measurement Precision
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HUBER+SUHNER
IMS Booth 1207
 
0.5 To 20 GHz Broadband Directional Coupler
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Krytar
IMS Booth 525
 
13 To 16 GHz, GaN Power Amplifier
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Northrop Grumman Microelectronic Products & Services
IMS Booth 932



 
Hybrid Microelectronics Packages
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Mini-Systems, Inc.
Booth 1835
 
MMICs (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits)
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MACOM
IMS Booth 1312
 
GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies
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W. L. Gore & Associates
IMS Booth 1740
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