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WELCOME

Welcome to RF Globalnet's IMS2020 Resource Center, your guide to the 2020 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.

This year's event had been slated to take place from June 21, 2020, through June 26, 2020, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, IMS2020 has evolved into a virtual event live streamed for Aug. 4, 2020 through Aug. 6, 2020. The symposium will be available on-demand through Sept. 30, 2020. 

The virtual event retains the theme "Connectivity Matters" and includes appearances by the following keynote speakers: 

  • Thomas Cho, Executive VP, Head of Infra & Design Technology Center at Samsung
    • Talk Title: Is the third wave coming in CMOS RF?
  • Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology
    • Talk Title: The Flexible Future of RF
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union
    • Talk Title: Can Digital Technologies Really Change the World?
  • Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director, Google AI Quantum Team
    • Talk Title: The Road Ahead for Quantum Computing

Additionally, the virtual 2020 event still will feature Technical Sessions, Technical Lectures, Panel Sessions, 5G Summit, Industry Workshops, MicroApps, and the Virtual Exhibition. The most up-to-date information is available on the IMS website.

So, take a look around this resource center. Plan your virtual attendance at IMS2020. Get a small taste of what the event will hold, and we look forward to seeing you in person again next year!

MUST-SEE PRODUCTS AT IMS 2020

The CMIPAS-MIMOB28B38 is a MIMO amplifier that can be operated as a Band 38 TDD amplifier or a Band 28 FDD amplifier. The specific operating mode is controlled by discrete digital bits.

5G is a broad category of innovative technologies that will transform wireless communications. Knowles offers an array of 5G solutions for mobile, broadband and wireless communications applications.

TMD offers a new range of high-power traveling wave tube RF amplifiers for user applications including EMC/radiated immunity, communications, EW, radar, RF component testing and other scientific applications. These amplifiers feature built in self-test capabilities, advanced fault diagnostics, modular, plug and play field replaceable PCBs, and Ethernet remote control and monitoring.

JFW offers the model 50PSA-101-XX programmable phase shifter assembly with Ethernet control and a range of 0 – 358.6° by 1.4° steps. The center frequency is user selectable from 1.5 – 3.0 GHz.  It has a 2RU high 19-inch rack mount enclosure and is available with up to 8 individually controlled phase shifters.

CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division presents the VSL3679 8.0 kW pulsed solid state power amplifier module operating in the L-band. This high efficiency, high power, compact amplifier is highly efficient, easy to maintain, and is designed to easily create high power C-band radar transmitters.

KRYTAR offers the Model 1100110010 Directional Coupler operating in the 10 to 110 GHz frequency range and delivering exceptionally flat nominal coupling of 10 dB across the full bandwidth. Ideal for wireless designs and many test and measurement applications for emerging mmWave and 5G markets, the coupler can be manufactured to meet military specifications.

Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S FSWP phase noise tester can measure the spectral purity of signal sources such as generators, synthesizers and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) more quickly than with any other solution. The high-end instrument covers a frequency range up to 50 GHz and offers a top dynamic range. It features an extremely low phase noise of its local oscillator coupled with cross-correlation that makes it possible to easily measure signal sources that in the past required complex test setups or could not be measured at all.

Empower RF offers the new SKU 1219 single-band solid-state GaN module delivering a minimum of 30 W across the .6 to 6 GHz frequency range. This module utilizes 50 V on SiC transistors which have lower leakage currents and higher thermal conductivity and a more reliable technology than Gan on Si.

IMS VIDEOS

Wrapping up the show here at IMS 2019, Mike Lee of dB Control addresses some of the challenges that engineers face when looking for mmWave high power amplifiers. These challenges can include acquiring higher frequencies, higher broadband capabilities, smaller sizes, and more.

Nearly half of all open positions in a technical firm should be non-technical positions. This is often something that is overlooked in business start-ups, small businesses, or the more traditional companies in the RF industry. Wendy Shu, CEO and President of SAGE Millimeter, talks about the critical roles that every technical company should have in order to have the most success and growth in their fields.

Chris Gregoire from Custom MMIC introduces their ultra-low noise amplifier with the world’s best noise figure at 0.6 dB, and high gain capabilities for the best performance available.

Tim Brauner of Knowles Precision Devices (DLI) introduces their Ka-band frequency filters, and other custom designs to help solve these filtering challenges.

IMS NEWS

  • AVX Showcasing Microwave & RF Component Solutions at IMS 2019

    AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-frequency, high-performance passive components optimized for microwave and RF applications extending across the automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, and aerospace market segments at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2019), which is taking place next week in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference begins on Sunday, June 2, and concludes on Friday, June 7, and the exhibition runs from Tuesday through Thursday, June 4–6.

  • Anokiwave Showcasing 24/26 GHz ICs for 5G applications at IMS2019

    As the commercial launch of 5G services rapidly approaches and with the U.S. FCC Auction 102 (24 GHz Band) just completing – raising over $2B, Anokiwave is showcasing its portfolio of 24/26 GHz ICs for 5G applications at IMS2019 in Boston, MA, USA.

  • Ultralow Jitter Clock Generation (4.5GHz) & Clock Distribution (7.5GHz) Family

    Analog Devices recently announced the LTC6952, LTC6953, LTC6955 and LTC6955-1 family of low jitter, high performance clock generation and distribution devices supporting JESD204B subclass 1 clocking applications up to 7.5GHz. 

  • Pentek Introduces 766-Channel Software Radio Receiver For Surveillance And Wireless Applications

    Pentek, Inc., recently announced the newest member of its highly popular Jade family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the 2-channel Jade Model 71865, a 200 MHz 16-bit A/D channelizer with 762 narrowband digital down converters (DDCs) and 4 wideband DDCs, based on the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA.

  • FormFactor Announces Breakthrough Improvements In Productivity For RF Probe Systems

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM), a leading electrical test and measurement supplier to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has extended its Contact Intelligence technology.