Newsletter | May 24, 2012

05.24.12 -- Tutorial: High-Linearity/High-IP3 RF And Microwave Mixers

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From The Editor

2 Reasons Why IMS2012 Will Be Unforgettable
By Paul Kruczkowski, editor
My preparations for IMS2012 — my first IMS as editor of RF Globalnet — included a lively discussion with Ke Wu, the event's general chair. We talked about many different aspects of IMS2012, but two stood out as reasons this year's show will be particularly memorable.

Must-See Products At IMS2012

Don't Be Satisfied With Yesterday's Chip-And-Wire Technology
With today's emphasis on smaller, lighter, and less expensive, with better performance and efficiency, why limit your project's outcome by accepting yesterday's technology solutions? Narda Defense Technology Solutions has pioneered the development of high-performance, densely packaged integrated microwave assemblies and sub-systems in footprints previously unachievable.

Narda Microwave-East - IMS Booth 2916, 2917

Don't Be Satisfied With Yesterday's Chip-And-Wire Technology

Single FEM For Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac Systems
The RFMD RFFM4501 provides a complete integrated solution in a single FEM for Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac systems. Its small footprint and integrated matching minimizes the layout area in the customer's application and reduces the number of external components. This translates to reduced BOM, footprint, and manufacturability cost. The RFFM4501 integrates a PA, SPDT, LNA with bypass, and a power detector coupler for improved accuracy. It meets or exceeds the RF front end needs of IEEE 802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi RF systems.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. - IMS Booth 1210

Single FEM For Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac Systems

SMA Programmable Attenuator
The new 50P-1857 SMA programmable attenuator offers solid state reliability and speed as well as superior broadband performance (200 to 6000 MHz). It has a dynamic range of 0 to 95-dB in 1-dB steps and is guaranteed monotonic across the band. TTL control and SMA female connectors are standard, but other control and connector configurations are also available.

JFW Industries, Inc. - IMS Booth 2019

SMA Programmable Attenuator

RF Switches
Corry Micronics offers a complete line of RF switches. The RF switches are controlled by pin diodes that cover a frequency range of 20 MHz to 18 GHz and are offered in either reflective or non-reflective styles. Many of these RF switches have been installed in communications systems, test equipment, filter selectors, and antenna selectors.

Corry Micronics, Inc. - IMS Booth 629

RF Switches

Featured Article

Tutorial: High-Linearity/High-IP3 RF And Microwave Mixers
By Marki Microwave Inc.
This tutorial offers information on the T3 (two-tone-terminator) High-Linearity/IP3 Mixer, and how it compares to traditional double balanced mixers from a performance standpoint. The Two Tone Terminator line of mixers has the world's best two-tone intermodulation and spurious performance. Learn more about high-linearity mixers in this application note and micro-app at IMS Tuesday at 3:50 p.m.


Marki Microwave Inc. - IMS Booth 204

IMS2012 News

AWR Announces Slate Of Activities For IMS2012
Agilent Technologies Enhances FieldFox RF Analyzers With Options For Measuring Time Domains And Channel Power
Richardson RFPD Announces IMS2012 Schedule
IMS2012 Focuses On The Future With 51 Doctorate Student Sponsorships
Lake Shore Cryotronics To Feature Cryogenic And Cryogen-Free Probe Stations At IMS2012
LPKF To Give Live Demonstration Of New Multipurpose UV Laser System
Qualcomm President And COO Steve Mollenkopf To Speak At IMS2012
IMS2012 Off To Record-Breaking Start
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Remcom’s XFdtd Release 7 is continually evolving to include important functionality additions. New features for 2012 include waveguide ports; stretch, twist, and bend geometry; ODB++ PCB import within CAD Merge; TDR and TDT output types; XStream® for Thin Wire, Magnetized Ferrite, Debye/Drude Dispersive Materials; and more. Learn more.

Featured Downloads

Xinger Subminiature Components Guide
This download provides a selection matrix for 3-dB hybrid, Doherty combiners; 5-dB directional couplers; 20-dB directional couplers; 50-dB directional couplers; SMD, chip, flangeless, and flanged terminations; and SMD and chip attenuators.

Anaren Microwave, Inc. - IMS Booth 709

Microwave Laminates Comparison Chart
This chart from Standard Printed Circuits, Inc. provides the basic properties of the various laminates available and is sorted by dielectric constant values.

Standard Printed Circuits, Inc.

Datasheet: 500-Watt RF Amplifier
This 500-Watt RF amplifier is only 5U tall, but provides high power. This makes it ideal for test and measurement applications that require high power in a small package.

OPHIR RF, Inc. - IMS Booth 2602
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Featured Multimedia

Video: Cost-Effective Way To Verify SMS Over IMS
Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated a cost-effective way to verify SMS over IMS at LTE North America 2011. The R&S CMW500 wideband communication tester emulates an LTE network and is connected to an IMS server software application.

Rohde & Schwarz - IMS Booth 2415

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Ultra-Low Phase Noise
Ultra-Low Phase Noise "Apollo" Series OCVCXO
Bliley introduces the Apollo Series OCVCXO for applications requiring superior noise performance out to a 100-KHz offset. Visit Bliley at IMS Booth 414.

Bliley Technologies - IMS Booth 414

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More Products To See At IMS2012

10- To 50-MHz TCXO
10- To 50-MHz TCXO

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Greenray Industries, Inc.
IMS Booth 3206

Filters For LTE Applications
Filters For LTE Applications

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Networks International Corp.
IMS Booth 2418

Broadband RF Distribution Amplifier
Broadband RF Distribution Amplifier

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CTS Valpey Corporation
IMS Booth 1728

180-Degree Medium-Power Hybrid Divider/Combiners
180-Degree Medium-Power Hybrid Divider/Combiners

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MECA Electronics Inc.
IMS Booth 2437

High-Efficiency E-W Band GaN Power Millimeter Wave Amplifier
High-Efficiency E-W Band GaN Power Millimeter Wave Amplifier

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Millitech
IMS Booth 1809

Ultra-Low-Noise VHF Crystal Oscillators
Ultra-Low-Noise VHF Crystal Oscillators

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Pascall Electronics Ltd.
IMS Booth 3413

Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Cables
Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Cables

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MegaPhase LLC
IMS Booth 2721

80- To 1000-MHz, 500-W Solid State Amplifier
80- To 1000-MHz, 500-W Solid State Amplifier

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MILMEGA Ltd.
IMS Booth 82

50-W To 100-W High-Power Switches
50-W To 100-W High-Power Switches

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
IMS Booth 1507

High-Intercept LNA 3G
High-Intercept LNA 3G

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NuWaves Engineering
IMS Booth 85

26.5-GHz Phase Noise Analyzer
26.5-GHz Phase Noise Analyzer

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Noise XT
IMS Booth 409

High-Loss, Ultra-Thin, Elastomeric Microwave Absorber
High-Loss, Ultra-Thin, Elastomeric Microwave Absorber

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Emerson & Cuming
IMS Booth 2308

3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software
3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software

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Remcom, Inc.
IMS Booth 2430

6- To 40-GHz, 2-Way Power Dividers
6- To 40-GHz, 2-Way Power Dividers

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Krytar
IMS Booth 3016

20- To 3000-MHz, 6-Way Power Divider Covers
20- To 3000-MHz, 6-Way Power Divider Covers

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TRM Microwave
IMS Booth 3017

10-MHz To 6200-MHz Signal Analyzer
10-MHz To 6200-MHz Signal Analyzer

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AnaPico AG
IMS Booth 3317