A walk through IEEE IMS Exhibition can usually bring visitors up to speed on any of the different technologies driving this industry. Test-equipment suppliers often have the largest booths on the exhibition floor, usually with a nice assortment of different test instruments to generate and analyze signals at microwave frequencies. However, over the last few decades, software developers have taken an increasingly prominent position on the show floor, likely because their simulation and analysis tools play an increasingly prominent role in the working lives of RF/microwave engineers. Modern computer-aided-engineering (CAE) simulation software impacts almost every device and circuit technology, and engineers across the industry use the close match between simulated and measured results as the reassurance that a circuit design is sound and reliable.
Click through the gallery to see some of the products that will be on display at the 2015 IMS Exhibition.