Newsletter | May 28, 2019

05.28.19 -- Special Edition: IMS 2019 Preview - Part 2

Must-See Products At IMS2019
Rack-Mount TWTAs For High-Performance Radar, Electronic Warfare

dB Control offers a series of TWT amplifiers with operating capabilities throughout the 4 to 18 GHz frequency range from 2 to 4 kW. With their high frequency bandwidth and power options, these amplifiers are ideal for radar, electronic countermeasures, electronic warfare simulation, test/measurement, antenna pattern, and radar cross-section measurement applications.

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dB Control
Booth 1416
System Solutions

RF market customers are continuously requiring new solutions and systems that combine various technologies. HUBER+SUHNER has positioned itself to be able to provide customers with high-quality, end-to-end-system solutions such as RF-over-Fiber, GPS-over-Fiber, and LAN-over-Fiber.

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Booth 655
Multi-Channel RF Synthesizers: HSX9000 Series

Holzworth Instrumentation offers the HXS Series of Multi-Channel RF Synthesizers with phase coherent channels configured to cover combinations of 10 MHz to 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 12 GHz, 24 GHz, and 40 GHz. Delivering exceptional phase noise and spectral purity performance, these multi-channel signal sources feature unique multi-loop architecture for high frequency accuracy, channel-to-channel stability, and phase coherency.

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Holzworth Instrumentation
Booth 679
LTE Band 28/38 Switched MIMO Amplifier

The CMIPAS-MIMOB28B38 is a MIMO amplifier that can be operated as a Band 38 TDD amplifier or a Band 28 FDD amplifier. The specific operating mode is controlled by discrete digital bits.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
Booth 1208
600 To 6000 MHz, 30 W GaN Module

Empower RF offers the new SKU 1219 single-band, solid state GaN module delivering a minimum of 30 W across the .6 to 6 GHz frequency range. This module utilizes 50 V on SiC transistors, which have lower leakage currents and higher thermal conductivity and are a more reliable technology than Gan on Si.

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Empower RF Systems, Inc.
Booth 659
“U” Series Amplifiers With Widest Bandwidth In The Industry

AR’s new “U” Series amplifiers offer the broadest frequency ranges in the industry, from 10 kHz to 1000 MHz, and a wide power spectrum of 1 to 100 Watts. These reliable, long-lasting universal amplifiers are ideal for use in multiple applications across diverse industries such as laboratory testing, EMC testing, antenna and component testing, Watt meter calibration, research, and much more.

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Booth 572
2.4 GHz, 256 QAM WLAN Front-End Module

Skyworks’ SKY85330-11 is an 802.11b/g/n 256 QAM WLAN RF front-end module (FEM) providing all the functionality of a fully matched power amplifier (PA), power detector, low-noise amplifier (LNA), and single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch. 

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Booth 424
How To Design An LTCC T/R X-Band Module With A Phased-Array Antenna
Application Note | National Instruments (NI)

This app note describes how to design a transmit/receive module with a 2x2 phased-array antenna operating in the 8 to 12 GHz range. This paper also covers capabilities within the NI AWR Design Environment platform, including multi-technology and circuit/system co-simulation.

Booth 930
ATS1000: Passive Antenna Measurement And Nearfield - Farfield Transformation
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This application note describes how to measure the antenna pattern of a millimeter-wave device in the R&S®ATS1000 shielded chamber. The paper also covers the required calibration of the measurement setup and a possible nearfield to farfield transformation when measuring larger devices.

Booth 642
How To Use FEKO With HyperMesh
White Paper | Altair Engineering Inc

Users who would like to make use of the benefits of the advanced meshing features of HyperMesh while solving the electromagnetic aspects of the problem in FEKO, have several options to transfer the mesh from HyperMesh to CADFEKO.  

Booth 114
Today’s RF Semiconductor Landscape Is Changing — Why?
Article | MACOM

What are the driving forces behind today’s rapidly changing RF semiconductor landscape? This article delves into the two major driving factors of change in the industry: the desire for ubiquitous sensing and the demand for more and better connectivity.

Booth 532
Performing Differential Noise Figure Measurements
Application Note | Anritsu Company

Anritsu has incorporated a number of improvements in the single-ended Noise Figure Measurement Option of the VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) platform. This application note offers insights into and examples of performing differential noise figure measurements.

Booth 542
EMI/EMC And Co-Existence Simulation Methodology For High-Performance Digital, Mixed Signal, And RF Wireless Products
White Paper | By Xavier Lecoq and Damien Rousseau, ANSYS

This white paper challenges the achievements in the development of a new simulation methodology to estimate, investigate, and address radiated EMI/EMC and co-existence issues.

Booth 818
Introduction To Qorvo’s 100 MHz ET For 5G

With the rise in handset RF complexity, envelope tracking (ET) has become the optimal choice for RF power amplification in mobile handsets. This application note discusses Qorvo’s 100 MHz envelope tracking integrated circuit (ETIC) for 5G applications.

Booth 806
Noise And Noise Figure: Improving And Simplifying Measurements
Application Note | Keysight Technologies

This application note presents a number of ideas to help improve noise figure and noise figure measurements using a compact system based on a Keysight X-Series signal analyzer, an internal or external preamplifier, and an external noise source.

Booth 606

The Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) is dedicated to the development and dissemination of theory, best practices, and applications of antenna, radar signature, and other electromagnetic measurement technologies. The annual AMTA symposium takes place in San Diego, CA, October 6 to 11, 2019.

Call for papers is now OPEN. Paper submissions are being accepted until April 26th. Visit for more information.

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AR 50-Year Anniversary

AR has been bringing the RF and microwave industry new amplifier technologies for a half a century!

Booth 572
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IMS Preview: Electrostatic Discharge Testing In XFdtd

Remcom will be previewing a number of new ESD simulation features coming soon in XFdtd at IMS 2019. Engineers will be able to utilize ESD simulator waveforms, define the dielectric strength of materials, and easily locate weaknesses in their ESD design.  Remcom's EM software suite for complete end-to-end design of complex devices and wireless 5G communication systems will also be featured.

Booth 1012
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