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What do you call a gathering of RF/microwave professionals? A flock? Or a pride? Nah, it's called IMS2023 and it's coming to the San Diego Convention Center from June 11 - 16.

We'll be there, from opening day workshops and Quantum Bootcamp to the panel sessions to the closing plenary. And of course, we'll be a presence on the show floor, recording partner videos chock full of helpful advice and insights for RF/microwave designers.

We look forward to seeing you in sunny San Diego for The Coolest Ideas Under the Sun, great networking opportunities, and maybe even a Padres/Guardians game at breathtaking Petco Park (Wednesday's game is Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway!).

Oh, one last thing. Why not check out some of the videos below which we recorded at IMS2022 in Denver. It's your chance to get acquainted with some industry leaders and the expertise they offer.

See you soon, San Diego!

The entire RF Globalnet team


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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.