IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Videos

  1. How To Simulate Throughput For A New Device Design

    Many engineers want to know how to calculate the throughput for a new antenna design, especially for 5G applications. Jeff Barney from Remcom walked us through the process of simulating the antenna element, modeling the channel propagation, and calculating the throughput modulation. Check out the video for more in-depth information, as well as a specific example of measuring the throughput of WiFi in a house.

  2. Measuring Inter-Pulse Noise In Radar Amplifiers

    To start off our second day here at IMS 2018, George Solomon from Communications & Power Industries (CPI), Beverly Microwave Division presents a technique for measuring inter-pulse noise within radar amplifiers. Ideally, an amplifier would have no inter-pulse noise measured to KTB of -174 dBm/Hz. Check out the video to learn how to make sure this measurement happens.

  3. Vibration Induced Phase Noise In Ovenized Oscillators

    Many RF applications use phase noise as the determining factor of a system’s performance. In our last video today at IMS 2018, Mel Mehert from MtronPTI discusses how to reduce vibration sensitivity on an OCXO, and showed us an illustration of phase noise of the XO55310 100 MHz Evibe OCXO.

  4. How To Increase Range Extension For Military And Commercial Communication Systems

    From military to commercial applications, engineers are always looking to extend the ranges of their current communications systems, whether that means in technical radios, datalinks on UAVs, or telemetry on a manned aircraft. Jarred Lawler from NuWaves at IMS 2018 presents a number of ways to extend range, including improvements in the antenna, MIMO capabilities, and power amplification.

  5. Efficient Antenna Design Process For Wireless, Wearable, And Implantable Devices

    C.J. Reddy from Altair talked to us today about efficient antenna design processes for wireless, wearable, and implantable devices using Altair FEKO simulation software. Check out the video for the advantages in using simulation software with as low computational electromagnetics (CEM) as possible when modeling devices to work well while in contact with the human body.

  6. Product Video: 39 GHz GaN Front-End Module For 5G Millimeter-Wave Base Stations

    This afternoon at IMS 2018, Bror Peterson from Qorvo introduces the QPF4006 Front-End Module (FEM) for 5G millimeter-wave base stations. This is the only 39 GHz FEM that integrates an LNA, PA, and switch in one concise packaging. Watch the video for more information on the product, as well as a discussion of the product’s testing by Keysight Technologies.

  7. Convergence Of High Speed Digital And RF Technologies In Complex Packages

    Aerospace and defense markets are continuously trying to achieve more functionality in products with a smaller package size, and with multi-layer boards and RF performance beyond traditional X-bands. Art Aguayo of Rogers Corporation discusses the advantages for converging high-performance RF technologies with customary high speed digital technologies. 

  8. Approaches For Improving EMC Test Lab Efficiency

    In this video at IMS 2018, Joe DiBiase discusses three approaches for improving EMC test lab efficiency. Check out the video for more on how test labs must accommodate all sizes of equipment and multi-test capabilities, the importance of speed, multi-purpose, and software capabilities in the utilized equipment, and using simple, flexible, and intuitive software for the best results in EMC test lab efficiency.

  9. Leveraging High Efficiency TWTA And MPM Designs For Radar, EW, And Communications Applications

    As the world needs more efficiency in ground, mobile, and airborne applications, TWT technologies must meet these new requirements. On the first day here at IMS 2018, Mike Lee from dB Control gets the ball rolling with a discussion on SWaP advantages in radar, EW, and communications systems, as well as leveraging high efficiency innovations in TWTA and MPM designs.  

  10. Applications Of “Pocket-Sized” VNAs

    John Schultz with Compass Technology discusses the applications and capabilities of USB vector network analyzers and “pocket-sized” VNAs from Copper Mountain Technology for materials testing.