You've seen the requests for papers. You've gotten the reminder emails. Your anticipation is building, right?

Yes, we're taking about IMS2022, happening June 19-24 in Denver, Colorado. 

No longer stuck with on-screen-only interactions, industry experts, thought leaders, and stakeholders from around the world will convene at IMS2022 in a much-anticipated return to in-person programming. Not to mention, it's in a city with a wondrous backdrop that's near-guaranteed to inspire and refresh.

There will be show staples, of course, but there will also be new experiences and opportunities, including a new Systems Forum. It's a three-day forum covering telecommunications, radar, and space applications, with presenters from MTT-S sister societies, RFIC and ARFTG. An Industrial Showcase will also allow industrial authors to present posters showcasing their work and interact with attendees with fruitful discussions. And, the winner of an industry paper contest will earn a full-page ad in the IEEE Microwave Magazine or Microwave Journal.

The announcements keep coming, so stop back for the latest updates and previews as we near closer to IMS 2022. We can't wait to see you again!

Abby Proch, 



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.