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Welcome to RF Globalnet's IMS2018 Resource Center, your guide to the 2018 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.

This year's event will take place from June 10-15 in Philadelphia, PA. As always, it boasts a strong technical program covering the latest research, development, and trends in the RF and microwave industry, along with an exhibition of the newest technologies and services available.

So take a look around this resource center. Plan your trip to IMS2018. Get a small taste of what the event will hold. And, if you go to the show, stop by and visit us. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

MUST-SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2018

MtronPTI Iridium Band Filter MtronPTI Iridium Band Filter

MtronPTI offers the new Iridium Band Filter for aviation, maritime, land mobile, IoT, and military communications applications. These narrow bandwidth, high rejection band filters are designed to isolate Iridium frequencies from outside interference.

Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers

Corry Micronics, Inc. (CMI) offers a wide range of cellular band high-power amplifiers operating over the 900 MHz to 2,700 MHz frequency range for use in a variety of cellular applications. This family of amplifiers features high linearity, base station quality, low noise figure, and frequency modulation in GSM, LTE, and UMTS.

24 to 42 GHz Ka Band Scalar Feed Horn Antenna: SAF-2434231535-358-X1 24 to 42 GHz Ka Band Scalar Feed Horn Antenna: SAF-2434231535-358-X1

SAGE Millimeter offers the SAF-2434231535-358-X1 Ka-band scalar feed horn antenna designed to operate in the 24 to 42 GHz frequency range for use in Gaussian optical antennas, Cassegrian antennas, rapid system setups, and engineering setups. The antenna features a 15 dB nominal gain, 25 degree half typical power beamwidth, and nominal side lobe levels of -25 dB or lower.

6 – 18 GHz, 200 W TWT Amplifier: dB-4139 6 – 18 GHz, 200 W TWT Amplifier: dB-4139

The dB-4139 TWT Amplifier (TWTA) is designed to operate within the 6 – 18 GHz frequency range and provide up to 200 W CW output power for electronic countermeasure (ECM), electronic warfare (EW) simulation, and multi-band communication applications.

High-Performance Surface Mount RF Inductors High-Performance Surface Mount RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics introduces several series of High Performance RF Surface Mount Inductors with nearly 2x more improvement in SRF and current ratings as compared to traditional molded designs with equivalent inductance. These CC4H1008, CF4H1008, CC4H1210, CF4H1210, CC4H1812 and CF4H1812 series of inductors were developed to address the ever-increasing performance requirements from RF SMT inductor components.

Real-Time Handheld Spectrum Analyzer: SignalShark Real-Time Handheld Spectrum Analyzer: SignalShark

Narda Safety Test Solutions offers the SignalShark Real-Time Handheld Analyzer for the detection, analysis, classification, and location of RF signals between 8 kHz and 8 GHz. The instrument solves complex measurement and analysis tasks reliably and quickly, and with the same RF performance levels as desktop instruments.

0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications 0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications

AR provides up to 500 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output of 0dBm. These Class A designs offer ∞:1 output protection, excellent harmonics and 100% rated power without foldback into mismatched loads. Class AB units are also available. Units have a digital display and all amplifier control functions and status indications are available. These instruments are used for EMC, wireless, or EW applications.

30 MHz - 6 GHz Broadband Hybrid Antennas: JB Series 30 MHz - 6 GHz Broadband Hybrid Antennas: JB Series

The JB Series of SunAR broadband hybrid antennas are compact, high-performance instruments ideally designed for EMC emissions and immunity testing applications. These antennas feature operation over a wide frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz, high-quality design and manufacturing techniques for long-lasting strength and mechanical integrity, and the ability to maintain calibration over extended use.

70 dB W-Band Direct Reading Attenuator: STA-60-10-D8 70 dB W-Band Direct Reading Attenuator: STA-60-10-D8

The STA-60-10-D8 from SAGE Millimeter is a high-precision rotary vane attenuator designed for millimeter wave test set applications across the W-band frequency range (75 – 110 GHz). With a large scale calibrated dial indicating direct values of attenuation, this instrument is ideal in waveguide systems where a broad direct reading of attenuation is required.

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer: RSA5000 Series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer: RSA5000 Series

Rigol offers the RSA5000 Series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer delivering class leading 7.45 µsec 100% probability of intercept, meaning that any pulse with duration greater than 7.45 µsec will be captured and accurately displayed.  This device includes advanced trigger capabilities, making the task of identifying and isolating signals of interest easier.

IMS VIDEOS

How To Characterize Differential Noise Figure Of Multi-Port Devices How To Characterize Differential Noise Figure Of Multi-Port Devices

In our last video at IMS 2018, Steve Reyes from Anritsu Company demonstrates the ability to perform differential noise figure measurements with the VectorStar VNA. Check out the full video for the complete measurement process, as well as the benefits this approach has to offer.

Considerations In Choosing The Ideal Semiconductor Vendor For Your 5G Applications Considerations In Choosing The Ideal Semiconductor Vendor For Your 5G Applications

Michael Zeihl, Vice President and General Manager of MACOM, took time out of his afternoon at IMS 2018 to talk to us about choosing the optimal semiconductor vendor for 5G applications. To help avoid costly mistakes and time delays, a vendor should have a wide range of available technologies, deep application knowledge and understanding, and the capability to collaborate at all stages of a product’s production process. Check out the video for more information.

Product Obsolescence Affecting The Industry Product Obsolescence Affecting The Industry

Jeff Broxson of Guerrilla RF discusses the issue the growing issue of product obsolescence in the RF industry. Check out the video for more information on possible solutions.

What Engineering Firms Are Looking For In Engineering Candidates What Engineering Firms Are Looking For In Engineering Candidates

Have you wondered how you can stand above the rest to be hired at an engineering firm? What qualifications are often overlooked in the interview process? This morning at IMS 2018, Wendy Shu, Vice President at SAGE Millimeter, talked to us in detail about what firms are looking for when hiring new engineers. Check out the video for the top three overlooked qualifications that firms are looking for in candidates.

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