At IMS 2018, LitePoint (www.litepoint.com) displayed its IQxel-M Bluetooth advanced measurement system. This test solution allows for over-the-air (OTA) testing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) peripheral and beacon devices.
HUBER+SUHNER’s (www.hubersuhner.com) new RFEX connector is dedicated to RF energy applications, making it the first of its kind. It’s rated for 500 W of power.
Rohde & Schwarz’s (www.rohde-schwarz.com) new NRQ6 frequency-selective power sensor can perform band-limited power measurements. It covers a frequency range of 50 MHz to 6 GHz and has a power measurement range of -130 to +20 dBm.
Microsemi (www.microsemi.com) gave a live demonstration of the 1011GN-2200VP, which is a 2200-W gallium-nitride (GaN) pallet. The demonstration proved that the product performs as advertised.
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Shown are some products that AVX (www.avx.com) had its booth. The products seen here include the new BP Series multilayer organic (MLO) bandpass filters, which span frequencies ranging from 620 MHz to 5.93 GHz.
NXP (www.nxp.com) featured this depiction of its RF front-end reference design for 5G massive multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) systems. The three components with the “NXP” insignia represent a pre-driver amplifier module, a power amplifier module (PAM), and a receiver front-end module, respectively. This solution covers frequency bands from 2.3 to 5.0 GHz.
IMS 2018 celebrated the history of the RF/microwave industry. Shown here is a vintage BC-1068 IFF receiver.
Rohde & Schwarz (www.rohde-schwarz.com) also recognized the past by displaying this vintage network analyzer from 1950.
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MACOM’s (www.macom.com) booth had much to offer. One new product shown is the MAAM-011275-DIE wideband distributed amplifier. Covering a frequency range of 30 kHz to 40 GHz, the MAAM-011275-DIE provides 16 dB of gain.
Alexander Chenakin from Anritsu (www.anritsu.com) visited the Microwaves & RF booth. Alexander was recognized as one of the innovators of this industry.
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Sherry Group from AWR Group, NI (www.awrcorp.com) also stopped by. A Women in Microwaves event was held on Thursday, June 14.
Plextek RFI (www.plextekrfi.com) is active in the realm of 5G component development. Shown here is a 26-GHz 5G front-end module (FEM) housed in a custom laminate package.
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Keysight (www.keysight.com) is entering the arena of portable USB test instruments. The new Streamline Series vector network analyzers (VNAs) offer performance to 26.5 GHz.
Junkosha (www.junkosha.co.jp/english) was eager to show off its products at IMS. The MWX001 cable can be used at frequencies as high as 110 GHz.
High-power was on display at IMS. Wolfspeed’s (www.wolfspeed.com) GTVA101K42EV 1400-W GaN-on-silicon-carbide (GaN-on-SiC) high-electron-mobility-transistor (HEMT) operates from 960 to 1,215 MHz.