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Fast-Switching Synthesizers: 50 MHz to 20 GHz 

Micro Lambda Wireless announced release of a “revolutionary” smaller and lower phase noise frequency synthesizer. This is the first in a series of standard frequency models covering 50 MHz to 20 GHz. Phase noise at 10 GHz is specified at -124 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset with a switching speed of 10 uSec full band. Standard models are specified to operate over the 0 to +60 C. This series has been designed in a miniature package with dimensions are 4.0” x 3.6” x 0.9” tall. Units come with a 9 pin Molex connector for all input voltages and signals as well as a standard USB mini-b connector.
IMS Booth # 1101

Hybrid Coupler

KRYTAR announced a 180-degree hybrid coupler that delivers 3 dB of coupling over the full frequency range of 10 to 40 GHz in a single, compact package. Hybrid couplers perform many functions, including splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits, and antenna beam-forming networks used in a wide range of commercial and military applications. KRYTAR’s hybrid coupler, Model 4100400, delivers this versatility from 10 to 40 GHz with excellent phase and amplitude matching.

IMS Booth # 525

Autonomous RF Power Sensor with Internal Storage 

LadyBug Technologies’ LB5900 Series Power Sensors are state of the art high accuracy, high sensitivity sensors with advanced features including Unattended Operation. In Unattended mode, the sensor is capable of logging up to 1,000 measurements per second into its internal non-volatile memory. The memory is capable of storing over 50 million measurements. Simply apply power and measure. The option is quick to setup and is designed to be robust. In Unattended mode the sensor will always power up in that mode until the user returns the sensor to standard mode. This assures that your unattended measurements will be made as planned.

LadyBug Technologies
IMS Booth # 501

2.4 Millimeter-wave Power Dividers

MECA is excited to announce our Family of 5G ready millimeter-wave Power Dividers, covering C to V bands. Available in 2 & 4 way models covering 6-40 GHz with 2.4 mm connectors. Since 1961 MECA Electronics (Microwave Equipment & Components of America) has served the RF/Microwave industry with equipment and passive components covering up to 40 GHz, featuring products manufactured in the USA with a 36-month warranty!

MECA Electronics

Smarter mW Design & Test

At IMS 2017, visit NI’s booth (#740) to see the latest innovations in smarter microwave design and test, including NI’s newest advancements in test technology for 802.11ax, LTE Advanced Pro and 5G. Demonstrations will include a technology demonstration for 5G RFICS based on NI’s second-generation Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) and specialized software to show generation and analysis of Verizon 5G and New Radio (NR) waveforms. Additional demonstrations include RF amplifier test, MIMO test and more, showcasing the second-generation VST and its instantaneous bandwidth of up to 1GHz for technologies such as 802.11ax, DPD, 5G and radar.

National Instruments
IMS Booth # 740


Full-featured QuickSyn microwave synthesizer delivers instrument-grade performance, increased functionality, and efficient power consumption in a compact package and at an equally small price. Models FSW-0010 and FSW-0020 cover the frequency ranges of 0.5 to 10 GHz and 0.5 to 20 GHz respectively. The 10 GHz unit is available with the option to extend down to 0.1 GHz, and the 20 GHz unit can extend down to 0.2 GHz by option. Other optional features include pulse modulation, amplitude modulation, frequency and phase modulation, power control, and fast switching.

NI Microwave Components
IMS Booth # 740

18 GHz High-Rel Fiber Optic Transmitter 

L-3 Narda-MITEQ has announced a new 50 MHz to 18 GHz hermetic fiber optic transmitter.  The new HRT-18G transmitter has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.  The small package size (0.58 in3), Plug and Play installation and >100 dB/Hz2/3 Spur-Free Dynamic Range make the HRT-18G transmitter ideal for integration in to small, high performance fiber optic systems.

L-3 Narda-MITEQ
IMS Booth # 1201

Connector Line

SV's Top Selling Solderless Precision Compression Mount Connector Line is now available with Screws!  SV’s solderless high frequency RF install fast, easy and without damaging the PCB board.  SV offers cost effective coaxial PCB mount SMA, 2.92mm and 2.4mm connector series.  Our solderless application makes assembly fast, easy and without damaging the PCB board.  Additionally, SV can customize a PCB footprint design for your application using our latest simulation technology.  These are all readily stocked through distribution! 

SV Microwave
IMS Booth # 1702

Up and Down Converters

Norden Millimeter introduced broader band block up and down converters used for extending the frequency range of existing ELINT, COMINT, RADAR, and Testing systems. These new converters cover the 17-26.5 GHz and 25.5-40 GHz bands with a full 1 GHz overlap with existing 18GHz systems and at the transition between bands. The upconverter has independent input IF and output RF attenuation for over 60 dB of gain control.  These attenuators are controlled by parallel attenuation bits on a rear power/control multi-pin connector. Both converters offer best in class spur free dynamic range. The units use a single frequency external LO signal of 14.4 GHz.

Norden Millimeter
Booth # 736


PPI offers traditional Hi-Q, Low ESR, Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. The 2225 C/P (.220" x .250") and 3838 C/P (.380" x .380") case size capacitors have an increased Operating Temperature qualified to 200°C. They exhibit Low ESR/ESL, Low Noise, High RF Power, High Self-Resonance, as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature and available in NPO dielectrics & P90. Typical Applications: Bypass, Coupling, Tuning, Impedance Matching and D.C. Blocking. Typical Circuit Applications: UHF/VHF RF Power Amplifiers, Antenna Tuning, Plasma Chambers and Medical.

Passive Plus

1.85mm Male Direct Solder One-Step Cable Connectors for .085” Cables

SGMC Microwaves NEW One-Step connectors have “captivated” center contacts offering excellent performance up to 65 GHz (usable up to 67 GHz). With no loose parts to handle, assembly is as simple as trimming the cable and then inserting it into the body for soldering. 

• DC-65 GHz / VSWR: 1.25:1 Max per connector

• Captivated center contact (beryllium Copper, gold plated)

• Body Components (Corrosion resistant Type 303 Stainless steel, passivated)

Quality, performance, and reliability you can count on, from SGMC Microwave.

SGMC Microwave
IMS Booth # 1841

Attenuators and More

State of the Art, Inc. (SOTA) manufactures high reliability thick and thin film resistive components for the surface mount and hybrid electronic industries. Quality, reliability, and innovative design have been the guiding principles of SOTA's passive components for over a quarter of a century. As a result, we offer the industry's broadest range of high quality thin and thick film chip resistors, surface mount networks, and custom circuits. We exceed the highest standards of quality for all of our products. All of our products are manufactured in our modern facility located in central Pennsylvania.

State of the Art

Connectorized Components

Pulsar Microwave Corporation, established in 1987, is a valued supplier of high performance surface mount, plug-in and connectorized components, covering select frequency bands up to 85 GHz. Pulsar is a privately owned company with the design, manufacture, test and inspection controlled from our Clifton, New Jersey facility. Pulsar focuses primarily on high performance products. Our dedicated team of design, sales and applications engineers strive to maintain a close working relationship with our customers, in an effort to offer optimum electrical performance for each particular application.

Pulsar Microwave

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Editor's Choice

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Quick-Disconnect Connectors

Southwest Microwave offers flexible cable assemblies up to 110 GHz made in any combination of quick-disconnect pins and sockets made with high-performance 047 flex cable and any of our Super SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.40 mm, 1.85 mm, 1.0 mm, 0.9 mm connectors. Our quick disconnect pin-and-socket technology mates with MIL-DTL-38999, D-Sub, and Micro-D connectors. Ideal for test and measurement tooling, Southwest Microwave’s assemblies allow you to achieve highly repeatable, high-performing, low VSWR interconnects and are available at reasonable cost and on short turnaround.

Southwest Microwave
IMS Booth # 825

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Analog Devices announced the LTC2358-18, an 18-bit, 8-channel simultaneous sampling successive approximation register (SAR) ADC featuring integrated picoamp input buffers. With board real estate at a premium, the LTC2358-18 brings substantial space and cost savings by eliminating front end signal conditioning circuitry normally required to drive unbuffered switched-capacitor ADC inputs. The combined component savings of three amplifiers, six resistors and two capacitors for each channel, a total of 88 components over 8 channels, saves BOM cost and significant board space.

Analog Devices
IMS Booth # 1032

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Coaxial Switch

High reliability Single Pole Four Throw (SP4T) for space applications. The operating frequency range is from DC to 40.0 GHz with K connector. Low power input with operating voltage from 22 – 34 Vdc (28 Vdc Nominal) at extreme temperatures of -30°C to +85°C. The SP4T Coaxial Switch is latching type and equipped with suppression diodes, telemetry circuitry and 50 ohms terminations. In addition, it also features: multiple output RF transmission lines, robust and compact design and reliable. 

IMS Booth # 1819

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Microwave Components is your distributor of choice, stocking premier product lines including SV Microwave, Delta Electronics, Micro-Coax, Times Microwave, XMA, MECA Electronics, Corning Gilbert, Radiall, Dynawave, TE Connectivity, and more. Contact us today for your RF/Microwave needs.

Microwave Components

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HEMTs and More 

Established in December 1996, AMCOM is a leading edge microwave design organization that provides power FETs, MMIC power amplifiers, as well as high-power amplifier modules with RF and DC connectors. Visit and click on 'Products' to view detailed listings of available products.

AMCOM has all the expertise, man power, space, and equipment for manufacturing state-of-the-art products.


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Thermal Imaging for PCBs

FLIR Systems announced the FLIR ETS320 thermal imaging solution for electronics testing in engineering benchtop environments. As the first FLIR camera designed specifically for benchtop work in testing and analyzing the thermal characteristics of electronic components and printed circuit boards (PCBs), it aims to advance testing and diagnosis accuracy in the electronics industry.  It combines a high-sensitivity thermal camera – engineered for imaging PCBs and other electronics – with an adjustable, hands-free table stand to provide consistent, non-contact thermal testing through the entire electronics design, development and production process.

FLIR Systems

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Instrument Cabinet

Our price-leading instrument cabinets feature the same modular construction as our other enclosure lines. Instrument cabinets are available in: aluminum or steel, 60 standard sizes, two widths, three depths and 10 heights. Standard EIA mounting angles ensure compatibility with your equipment. Instrument cabinets are ideal for creating desktop systems such as testing and monitoring equipment.

They feature strength, modularity, economy and they are available in 60 standard sizes. They are available in either steel or aluminum.

Equipto Electronics

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5G Course 

Instructor Steve Best will present his new course, 5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test Techniques, this August 21-22 in San Jose, CA. This two day course provides participants with coverage of antenna, integration, test, and propagation topics associated with millimeter Wave (mm-Wave) and 5G applications. The course provides an understanding of antenna property definitions, antenna fundamentals and considerations, antenna types and mm-Wave propagation. The course provides information on how antenna properties and propagation characteristics affect communication systems.
IMS Booth # 942

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Power Amp

Model SBP-2634634023-2F2F-S1 is a broadband power amplifier with a typical small signal gain of 40 dB and a nominal P1dB of +23 dBm across the frequency range of 26 to 46 GHz.  The DC power requirement for the amplifier is +8 VDC/1100 mA.  The RF connectors are female 2.4 mm connectors.  Other port configurations, such as male 2.4 mm connectors for either the input or output port are also available under different model numbers. The power amplifier requires a heatsink.

SAGE Millimeter
IMS Booth # 640

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RF Upconverters

SignalCore RF Upconverters are designed to meet today’s demanding wireless applications. They are high performance devices that can be easily integrated into many signal generation systems. They are well suited to pair up with our RF downconverters to form transceiver pairs. SignalCore welcomes the opportunity to quote custom designs. Our innovative design capabilities, rich engineering talent, agile product development, and professional technical support take challenging design-to-spec problems and turn them into cost effective solutions that meet or exceed customer performance requirements.


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Selection Guide: MMICs and More 

MwT is a recognized leader in design, manufacturing, & marketing for commercial, defense, & space products for RF/Microwave and wireless applications. We supply worldwide MMICs, discrete semiconductor devices, GaAs, GaN power amplifiers, low noise pHEMT parts, wireless amplifiers, hybrid products, pre-amplifiers for medical application (MRI coils), and connectorized amplifiers. MwT uses commercial, defense and space standards to design and manufacture all products that meet customer’s technical requirements.

Microwave Technology

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Tektronix introduced the TTR500 Series USB Vector Network Analyzer. Like Tektronix’s USB-based spectrum analyzers, the new TTR500 Series delivers an unmatched combination of low price and performance – 40 percent lower cost than alternatives capable of 122 dB dynamic range and 6 GHz frequency range. It also includes advanced features like the new VectorVu-PC analysis software and the only built-in bias tee for testing active devices in this category. Among the markets facing a critical need for an affordable VNA are Internet of Things (IoT) design and education.


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Model A0P-41N-3JJ is a Digitally Controlled PIN Diode Attenuator that operates from 2.3-2.5 GHz. It is capable of 19.922dB range in monotonic 0.078 dB steps. The Attenuation Flatness is +/- 2.0 dB and the Operating Temperature Range of 0 to +50°C with a Coefficient of +/- 0.03 dB / Degrees C. With a maximum V.S.W.R. of 1.7:1 and an Insertion Loss less than 2.0 dB. This device operates with Power Handling of +13 dBm CW, 1.0 Watt Max. Unit is controlled via 8 BITs of TTL Compatible binary logic with a switching speed less than 1.0 µSec Max. Package: 2.0 x 2.50 x 0.75 in.

G. T. Microwave

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Reference Oscillators

Pasternack released six new free-running reference oscillators that generate a highly stable and accurate output frequency response with low phase noise and spurious performance levels, making them ideal in phase locked loops, function generators, frequency synthesizers and receivers for communication, radar, navigation, surveillance and test and measurement applications. These free-running, fixed-tuned oscillators use a high-stability internal crystal reference as an integral part of the phase-locked assembly with a buffered amplifier output stage for improved ruggedness.

IMS Booth # 514

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Exodus Advanced Communications is pleased to announce the release of our  Best in Class SSPA model AMP3060 -a 32 to 40GHz, 10W GaAs Hybrid SSPA Module. It provides10W CW Psatover the full bandwith 4.0dB Peak to Peak flatness. Additional features include high reliability and ruggedness along with suitability for all single channel modulation standards. This amplifier is designed for any application that requires wide band coverage such as EMI/RFI, KA band Radar, EW and High Power Millimeter Testing.

Exodus Advanced Communications
IMS Booth # 805

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