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Welcome to RF Globalnet's IMS2017 Resource Center, your guide to the 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.

This year's event will take place from June 6-8 in Honolulu, HI. 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 IMS2017. Get a small taste of what the event will hold. And, if you go to the show, stop by and visit us at BOOTH 904. We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu!

MUST-SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2017

YIG Frequency Synthesizer YIG Frequency Synthesizer

Leveraging a long heritage of engineering innovation in YIG and low phase noise technologies, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has developed a brand new line of YIG synthesizers that substantially reduces the high cost of acquiring a high-quality, broadband low phase noise source. After many years of building the industry's lowest phase noise YIG Oscillators, TMS has applied that expertise to deliver on a longstanding industry aspiration for a 'Win-Win': low phase noise AND low cost in a plug n' play synthesizer solution.

Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9318 Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9318

Qorvo offers the new QPB9318 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 2.3 – 2.7 GHz frequency range for TDD base station, wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and pre-5G/5G massive MIMO applications. This LNA module integrates a two-stage LNA and a high power switch in a dual-channel configuration.

High Power RF Pin Diode Switches High Power RF Pin Diode Switches

Corry Micronics offers two new RF pin diode switches with operation in the 1 GHz to 1.1 GHz frequency range. The CMSW-SPDTR-1G-5K is a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) hermetically sealed reflective switch, while the CMTRSW-1G1R1G-2K5 is a high power transmit/receive (T/R) switch designed to be used in IFF applications.

1 KW L-band Radar Pallet Amplifier: IGNP1214M1KW-GPS 1 KW L-band Radar Pallet Amplifier: IGNP1214M1KW-GPS

Integra Technologies presents the IGNP1214M1KW-GPS, a single-supply, 50 Ω matched GaN-based pulsed power pallet amplifier for L-band radar applications.

0.7 - 6 GHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier: Model 500S1G6 0.7 - 6 GHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier: Model 500S1G6

The Model 500S1G6 from AR is a solid-state broadband amplifier that operates over the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range, and is designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and linearity are required. The low level of spurious signals and linearity of this device makes the 500S1G6 ideal for use as a driver amplifier in testing wireless and communication components and subsystems, and EMC testing applications.

IMS-MTT VIDEO COVERAGE

  • Product Video: Solid State RF Power Amplifier Module For Radar Applications
    Product Video: Solid State RF Power Amplifier Module For Radar Applications

    Our final video at IMS 2016 features CPI’s C-Band GaN solid state RF power amplifier module for maritime and defense radars, and high performance weather radars.

  • Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems
    Bringing The Element Of Portability To High Power Amplifiers In Complex Systems

    Innovation tends to lag in the power amplifier side of the system-upgrade business, and hardware systems designers may not fully understand the potential element of portability is solid state amplifiers. Jon Jacocks with Empower RF spent a few minutes with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to discuss the issue.

  • Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA
    Product Video: 73 GHz Wideband OTA

    Greg Jue with Keysight Technologies introduced us to a 73 GHz wideband OTA at IMS 2016. Watch the video to learn how it’s used in mmWave applications involving high data throughput.

  • Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems
    Why Phased Array Beamforming Matters For 5G and EW Systems

    Daren McClearnon with Keysight Technologies spent a few minutes with us on the last day of the IMS 2016 exhibition to discuss phased array beamforming and its impact on 5G, EW systems, and new space satellite applications.

  • How Do You Pick An Amplifier?
    How Do You Pick An Amplifier?

    Steve Walley with dB Control took a few minutes out of the last day of IMS 2016 to answer this very question. Watch the video to hear what he had to say.

  • Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration
    Addressing The Misconception On Achieving Best Performance Under Vibration

    Phil Myers with Greenray spent some time with us on the last day of IMS 2016 to help set the record straight on an industry misconception. If you’re under the impression that you need to start with the best static noise in order to achieve the best performance under vibration, then this one is for you.

  • Product Video: New Doherty Amplifiers From Qorvo
    Product Video: New Doherty Amplifiers From Qorvo

    At IMS 2016, senior RF applications engineer Tammy Ho with Qorvo showed us three new Doherty amplifiers and discussed how they’re being used in trials for 5G rollout in 2020.

  • The Challenges Of Wireless Testing In The IoT
    The Challenges Of Wireless Testing In The IoT

    Internet connectivity is becoming prevalent in more and more products as the IoT movement has taken off. As a result, wireless standards are being integrated into every day products. This presents a unique challenge for engineers who haven’t dealt with wireless technology. At IMS 2016, applications engineer Ben Maxson with Copper Mountain Technologies spoke with us about some of those challenges, and also spent some time introducing us to one of his company’s new reflectometers, which just so happen to be ideal for wireless testing in applications related to the IoT.

  • Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter
    Product Video: Ultra Lightweight Bandpass Filter

    Corry Micronics garnered a fair amount of attention at IMS 2016 due to their new, incredibly lightweight microwave bandpass filter. Watch the video to learn more about how they made it and what it can mean for your next application with challenging weight restrictions.

  • Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software
    Product Video: Multiple Solver 3D EM Simulation Software

    Gopi Gampala, senior application engineer with Altair spent a few minutes with us on day two of the 2016 IMS exhibition to talk to us about their FEKO EM simulation software and the advantage of its hybridization of multiple solvers.

  • Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity
    Beyond The Spec Table: Assessing Amplifier Linearity

    Choosing the right amplifier for your application isn’t as simple as looking over a datasheet. After a few decades worth of experience in RF design and applications engineering, Alan Ake with Guerilla RF has learned the intricacies of selecting the right amplifier, and now he’s sharing that information with you.

  • Product Video: VNA With Antenna Pattern Measurement Solution
    Product Video: VNA With Antenna Pattern Measurement Solution

    Stan Oda and Joe Mallon talked to us about one of Anritsu’s new vector network analyzers on day two of the IMS 2016 exhibition. Watch the video to learn about its features and specifications, and stick around until the end for information on its potential role for E-band antenna pattern measurements.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Conducting High Power Amplifier Design
    3 Things To Consider When Conducting High Power Amplifier Design

    AR has been designing RF amplifiers since 1969, and they’ve learned a thing or two about the intricacies of high power amplifier design in that time. Their engineering manager Rob Rowe took some time out during the first day of the IMS 2016 exhibition to share some of that knowledge with you.

  • How To Choose An RF Power Sensor
    How To Choose An RF Power Sensor

    Selecting the wrong RF power sensor can be detrimental to the accuracy of your results, and the time it takes to get your measurements. Fortunately, Lawrence Wilson with Rohde & Schwarz is here to give you some in depth insight on what to consider when selecting a sensor to avoid such setbacks.

  • Product Video: Conducting Pulsed Measurements With A Phase Noise Analyzer
    Product Video: Conducting Pulsed Measurements With A Phase Noise Analyzer

    At IMS 2016, Jakub Kucera with Berkeley Nucleonics offered up a demonstration of one of their phase noise analyzers and how it can be used to measure pulsed RF signals.

  • Challenges In Matching Network Designs
    Challenges In Matching Network Designs

    Jeff Barney with Remcom spoke with us at IMS 2016 in regards to the challenges RF and microwave engineers run into when determining component values in matching network layouts.

  • Considerations For Selecting An EM Solver Solution
    Considerations For Selecting An EM Solver Solution

    There are many things you need to think about when selecting an EM solver for electromagnetic design and EM simulation, and Martin Timm with CST of America is here to help. Watch the video for information on key considerations for selecting the right software for your application.

  • Attenuation Made Easy
    Attenuation Made Easy

    Bryan Walker with JFW closed out our IMS 2015 coverage with a short and sweet demo of the ease-of-use of their 50P2014 SMA attenuator.

  • Switch, Amplify, Split, Route
    Switch, Amplify, Split, Route

    Dominic Overton and Dr. Esen Bayar took a few minutes out of day three of IMS in 2015 to familiarize us with their wide range of offerings. Watch the video for an overview of solutions designed for telecoms operators, global satellite operators, and the government and military sector.

  • Broadening Their RF Portfolio
    Broadening Their RF Portfolio

    Tim Brauner with Dielectric Labs gave us an up-close view of what his company had on display at IMS in 2015. Check out the video to hear about lowpass filters, power dividers, a brand new line of directional couplers, and an SMT 6dB resistive divider.

  • Responding To Low PIM Demands
    Responding To Low PIM Demands

    On the last day of IMS 2015, CJ McBride with Corry Micronics introduced us to their 3-channel attenuator. It covers the 400 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range and was designed for a major mobile access carrier.

More Demonstration Videos

IMS NEWS

  • Qorvo's New GaN On SiC PAs Achieve Breakthrough Performance And Flexibility

    Qorvo has announced the introduction of three new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers (PAs) that achieve industry-leading power, power added efficiency (PAE) and gain at the IMS 2016. Qorvo's newest GaN PAs are optimized for use in military radar, communications and electronic warfare systems.

  • IDT Introduces New Constant Linearity Technology With Launch Of Latest RF Digital VGA

    With K(LIN)™ constant linearity technology, F1455 Series Variable Gain Amplifiers from IDT maintain 38 dBm output third order intercept point for first 12 dB of gain control range. These devices feature broadband 1,400–2,300 MHz operation, 4 dB NF at max gain (2,000 MHz), and 32 dB flat, temperature invariant max gain. The F1455 is available in a 6 x 6 mm 28-QFN package, and is sampling now to customers. IDT representatives will be available to discuss K(LIN) and other innovations at IDT's booth number 316 at IMS2016, Moscone Center, May 24 - 26.

  • NXP Launches GaN RF Power Transistors Optimized For Doherty Amplifiers In Cellular Base-Stations

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the expansion on their portfolio of 48V gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors optimized for Doherty power amplifiers for use in current and next-generation cellular base-stations. NXP is showcasing the new GaN transistors in booth 1839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (23-26 May).

  • Skyworks' Front-End Modules Powering Iotera's GPS-Enabled Tracking Devices

    Skyworks Solutions Inc. reports that its front-end modules are now being used by Iotera Inc. Initially deployed for tracking pets, the devices are now being utilized to protect vehicles, bicycles and other personal items. Skyworks is highlighting its broad product portfolio, including its front-end modules, in booth 1611 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (24-26 May).

  • Anokiwave Extends SATCOM Core IC Family With Ka-Band Tx Solution

    Anokiwave Inc. has expanded its portfolio of core IC solutions for SATCOM and now offers a Ka-Band Tx IC in a quad or octal element configuration. This Tx IC family coupled with Anokiwave’s K-band SATCOM Rx ICs provide a complete K/Ka-band earth terminal solution enabling auto-alignment of fixed earth terminals and auto pointing for SATCOM on the move applications using GEO satellite space assets.

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