What a week at IMS2022. From the RF Boot Camp on Monday to the closing plenary on the history of Nicola Tesla and his pursuit of wireless power — the vastness of knowledge and expertise that IMS brings to the RF/microwave industry just can’t be beat.

We’ve taken advantage of that knowledge base to film several partner videos with helpful advice and insights for RF/microwave designers.

Whether you didn’t have the chance to stop by their booths or simply couldn’t make it to IMS this year, here’s your chance to get acquainted with some industry leaders and the expertise they offer.

Goodbye, big blue bear. See you soon, San Diego!

Abby Proch, 



At IMS 2022, Qorvo showcased 5G massive MIMO products featuring GaN technology as well as C-band radar products. Learn more about what Qorvo is bringing to the market by checking out the video.

Jeff Bly with dBControl introduces a new product line that replaces the former Paciwave line. This new line, consisting of pin diode switch attenuators, is used primarily for high-performance applications such as electronic warfare (EW), communication systems, and radar.

On the third and final day at IMS 2022, Bill Drafts with MtronPTI explains how the company combines an array of products to design integrated microwave assemblies and/or multi-function modules. MtronPTI provides solutions for applications and markets including defense, aerospace, instrumentation, industrial, and more.

We talked with Skyworks on the second day at IMS 2022 about why radio synchronization is important. David and Tim showcase a few of Skyworks’ products that help support this process, including the industry’s first 5G, small-cell reference designs.


The MPS1202 is a ruggedized microwave and digital processing subsystem designed to operate in the most demanding environments. Mercury’s MPS1202 offers a tactical solution for system development and sustainment in a small rugged form factor.

JFW's 50MS-426 is a 50 Ohm non-blocking matrix switch operating 350-6000MHz. The switch can be remotely controlled via Ethernet or RS-232 connection, and the IP settings can be manually set via the front panel display.

The SKY58085-11 Mid- and High Band Front-End Module (FEM) supports 3G / 4G / 5G mobile devices and operates efficiently in 3G / 4G /5G modes. The module has separate 3G / 4G / 5G PA blocks operating in the mid- and high bands, a silicon controller containing the MIPI RFFE interface, RF band switches, MB and HB antenna switches, bi-directional couplers, and integrated filters for Bands 1, 2, 3, 7, 34, 39, 40, and 41.

The QPD1028 is a 750W discrete GaN on SiC HEMT that operates from 1.2 to 1.4 GHz, providing typically 59dBm of saturated output power with 18dB of large-signal gain and 70% of drain efficiency.

JFW’s Model 50PMA-114 is a 5 port transceiver test system operating 30-3000 MHz in a 19 inch rack mount enclosure. There are 10 paths in the 5 port mesh and every path has its own individually controlled programmable attenuator.  

Noisecom's NC 3000 Series calibrated coaxial AWGN noise sources are well suited for receiver testing, noise figure measurements, or applications that require broadband noise and fast switching times.

MtronPTI's M626x series of products uses a high-Q crystal with a newer generation of integrated circuit (IC) resulting in an excellent phase noise of -156dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset and tight stability down to +/-0.1ppm over - 40°C to +85°C. 

The SCFE6931 leverages Versal ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform) technology from Xilinx® to create an FPGA processing board that operates up to 20x faster than former FPGA implementations. 

The NuWaves NuPower™ 11B02A-TAC2 is a fully integrated, miniature solid state power amplifier that provides ultra-wideband operation across multiple octaves from high VHF through S-band frequencies, and typically delivers 10 watts of RF power across the frequency range of 200 MHz to 2.6 GHz.

The M7S/M8S product family directly replaces the Epson SG-8002JA and Abracon/ Ecliptek EH14/15 product series, supporting multiple stability and output options with a wide operating temperature range of -55°C to 125°C.