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SGMC Microwave’s 7mm series are precision grade connectors designed for use with microwave applications requiring excellent performance up to 18 GHz. SGMC offers an extensive line of 7mm precision adapters, receptacles, and cable connectors for various semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables.  Special designs are also available upon request. Features: Frequency Range:  DC to 18 GHz; Mates with Precision 7mm Connectors (Sexless/Genderless); Robust Coupling Mechanism; Low VSWR and insertion loss.

SGMC Microwave
IMS Booth # 2330


Software-Defined Radio

NI announced the world’s first software defined radio (SDR) for the millimeter wave spectrum. The NI mmWave Transceiver System is a full transceiver that can transmit and/or receive wide-bandwidth signals at an unprecedented 2 GHz real-time bandwidth, covering the spectrum in the E-band, 71-76 GHz. Engineers and scientists have used SDRs ubiquitously in the spectrum below 6 GHz for years. However, with companies investing in mmWave as a potential core technology for 5G, researchers now have a full-featured SDR platform to drive initiatives based on this technology.

National Instruments
IMS Booth # 1529

Design, Engineering, Manufacturing Expertise

Ducommun offers a diverse array of design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities that service the aerospace and defense market, oil & gas exploration, test and measurement, telecommunications, space and medical markets. With over 50 years of heritage in custom product solutions, the Ducommun team can support your Human Machine Interface, Motion Control Device, RF and custom electronics manufacturing needs. Please direct your product inquiries to the product sales team at 310-513-7200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IMS Booth # 1417

MMIC Amps and More

AMCOM has all the expertise, manpower, space, and equipment for manufacturing state-of-the-art products. Some of our capabilities are: active device design, MMIC design, and power amplifier module design. In addition, we are experts in device/MMIC packaging, module assembly and RF/DC testing. For active devices, we either procure parts such as silicon LDMOS, or GaN HEMT, or we use a semiconductor foundry to fabricate our own proprietary device/MMIC.

AMCOM Communications
IMS Booth # 2317

Power Sensors Include Triggering

LadyBug’s LB5900 and LB480A Series USB RF Power Sensors include internal and external triggering at no upcharge. Users can trigger time-gated measurements, trigger the beginning of an average power measurement or other uses. Internal level and polarity can be set to suit the particular application. The sensors also feature trigger output allowing the trigger signal to be passed to other instruments. The multiple path sensors feature excellent dynamic range and frequency coverage. Optional features include connector types, unattended operation (Option UOP), direct connectivity through I2C or SPI and security options (Option MIL) and more.

LadyBug Technologies
IMS Booth # 921


Model SWJ-15-TS is a V band motorized, double pole, double throw (DPDT) transfer switch with a TTL driver that covers the frequency range of 50 to 75 GHz.  The switch has four ports and the switching is E plane. The switch is a bi-directionalv device which allows each port to be switched on and off between the adjacent ports. The insertion loss of the switch is 0.4 dB typical and the isolation is 60 dB nominal. The switch has WR-15 waveguides with UG-385/U Flanges. The bias and control signal connector is MS3112E-10-6P type.

SAGE Millimeter
IMS Booth # 302

Resistive Components

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
IMS Booth # 1411

SSPA Module

Exodus Advanced Communications announced the release of AMP3085, a new 8-12GHz, 100W Min/120W Typical GAN Module. Features instantaneous bandwidth from 8000-12000MHz with 100W Minimum Saturated CW Power, 4.0dB Peak to Peak flatness and 22A max consumption. Suitable for any application requiring high power and wide band coverage such as TWTA Replacement, EW, and EMI/RFI Susceptibility Testing.

Exodus Advanced Communications
IMS Booth # 2417

RF Power Transistors

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, announced that its GaN-on-SiC RF power transistors have completed testing to demonstrate compliance with NASA reliability standards for satellite and space systems. Wolfspeed’s proven GaN-on-SiC fabrication processes have demonstrated industry-leading reliability and performance, delivering more than 100 billion total hours of field operation with a best-in-class FIT rate of less than-5-per billion device hours for discrete GaN RF transistors and multi-stage GaN MMICs.

IMS Booth # 1621

Microwave Components, Test Equipment

KRYTAR, founded by Thomas J. Russell in 1975, is a privately owned California corporation specializing in the manufacture of ultra broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications. The KRYTAR product line includes directional couplers, directional detectors, 3 dB hybrids, MLDD power dividers/combiners, detectors, terminations, coaxial adapters and a power meter. Our products cover the DC to 67.0 GHz frequency range.

IMS Booth # 1426

Synthesizers, Upconverters, and More

SignalCore, Inc. is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas. SignalCore designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) and microwave instrumentation-grade subsystems. We serve customers worldwide in research and development laboratories, universities, and both the private and public sector industries of telecommunications, broadcasting, aerospace, defense and electronics manufacturing. Our Mission is to provide our customers with high-performance, flexible, small form factor, and cost effective sub-systems, enabling their integration into high-end RF and microwave solutions.

IMS Booth # 412

Cable Assemblies, Connectors, and More

SV Microwave is a world leader in the RF/Microwave industry with over 50 years of proven performance. We design and manufacture RF/Microwave coaxial connectors, cable assemblies and passive components designed for military, satellite, aerospace, commercial and telecommunications applications. Our product lines include commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) items and made-to-order custom, one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find products. 

SV Microwave
IMS Booth # 910


The top-of-the-line C1220 analyzer boasts a frequency range of 100 kHz – 20 GHz, offers a typical dynamic range of 145 dB, and is designed for operation with any Windows PC or laptop. It efficiently handles advanced test applications, providing an unmatched price-performance combination for S-parameter measurement for this frequency range. To achieve this high performance at an affordable cost, the design and production of Cobalt VNAs incorporates several innovative new proprietary manufacturing and test approaches.

Copper Mountain Technologies
IMS Booth # 423

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Editor's Choice

1605 HFE editorsChoice 01


Gowanda's flying lead and SMT broadband inductors offer predictable frequency response and repeatable performance from 40 MHz to 40 GHz and higher. These conical inductors were specifically designed for high frequency applications where ultra-low insertion loss is a design requirement. The unique construction and proprietary design utilized in these broadband inductors helps to limit the effects caused by stray capacitance. Gowanda maintains a leadership role in custom build-to-print conical solutions to address specific customer requirements that cannot be met by off-the-shelf products.

Gowanda Electronics
IMS Booth # 2116

1605 HFE editorsChoice 02

Simulation Software

CST develops and markets high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. Its success is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface. CST’s customers are market leaders in industries as diverse as Telecommunications, Defense, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. Today CST employs 280 sales, development, and support personnel, and enjoys a leading position in the high frequency 3D EM simulation market.

IMS Booth # 739

1605 HFE editorsChoice 03

Precision Adapters 

Southwest Microwave, Inc., a leading global supplier of high performance interconnect solutions, earlier this year added several new high-performance products to its line of precision adapters. Additions include high-frequency within-series adapters for Southwest Microwave’s 110 GHz 1.0 mm (W) connectors and 67 GHz 0.9 mm SuperMini ultra-miniature threaded coupling coaxial assemblies. Several between-series adapters have also been introduced for interface between 2.92 mm (K) and 1.85 mm (V) connectors, and between 0.9 mm SuperMini and 1.0 mm connectors.

Southwest Microwave
IMS Booth # 2239

1605 HFE editorsChoice 04

Antenna Synthesis

AntSyn™ antenna synthesis and optimization technology has been added to the NI AWR software product portfolio. AntSyn is a new cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) antenna design, synthesis, and optimization solution that enables designers to input their antenna engineering requirements and produce antenna designs as outputs. It addresses the growing need for rapid development of embedded miniaturized, high-performance antennas called for by the Internet of Things and other emerging wireless applications.

National Instruments
IMS Booth # 1529

1605 HFE editorsChoice 05


RFMW announced design and sales support for Skyworks’ dual-band, internally matched, SP4T switch developed for WiFi applications in the 2.4 and 5GHz ISM bands. The Skyworks SKY13575-639LF supports access points and CPEs along with WLAN test and measurement equipment. Frequency coverage is from 100MHz to 6GHz with a maximum insertion loss of 1.4dB. Isolation ranges from 26 to 40dB and the SKY13575-639LF can handle up to 32dBm of input power for demanding applications.

IMS Booth # 649

1605 HFE editorsChoice 06


Model SKS-5037533030-1515-R1 is a PIN diode based, single pole, single throw switch with a TTL driver that covers 50 to 75 GHz. It offers a low insertion loss of 2.0 dB with a minimum of 25 dB isolation. It has WR-15 waveguides with UG-385/U flanges for RF input and output with an SMA(F) connector for TTL control. It can be modified for various operational frequencies under different model numbers.

SAGE Millimeter
IMS Booth # 302

1605 HFE editorsChoice 07


KRYTAR’s directional coupler model 101065013 is a multi-purpose, stripline design that exhibits excellent coupling over the 1.0 to 65.0 GHz frequency band. Coupling (with respect to output) is 13 dB ±1.0 dB, Frequency Sensitivity of ±1.0 dB  (1.0 to 30.0 GHz) and ±2.0 dB  (30.0 to 65.0 GHz). Directivity specifications are >15 dB (1.0 to 20.0 GHz), >10 dB (20.0 to 30.0 GHz), and >7.2 dB (30.0 to 65.0 GHz).

IMS Booth # 1429

1605 HFE editorsChoice 08

Size #8 to SMA Adapters

SGMC Microwave’s Size #8 to SMA Adapters are Precision Between-Series Adapters that feature: DC-18 GHz; VSWR: 1.15:1 Max; Blindmate Interface; Body & Contact: Heat Treated Beryllium Copper/Gold Plated; Dielectric: PTFE (Teflon); O-Rings: Fluorosilicone Rubber; Epoxy Captivated. SGMC Microwave’s hallmarks are always:  Quality, Performance, & Reliability.

SGMC Microwave
IMS Booth # 2330

1605 HFE editorsChoice 09

Frequency Extension Module

Expand your existing Signal Generator capabilities to conduct measurements in WR-12 (60-90 GHz) with OML’s Source Module. With high output power of +10 dBm, this module provides high performance source for DUT characterization activities. It offers options such as manual (0-25 dB) and electronic (0-20 dB, 0- 40 dB & 0-60 dB) adjustable attenuation.

IMS Booth # 1333

1605 HFE editorsChoice 10


Herotek introduced six new models of Broadband Limiters to its LS Low Leakage Limiter Series. The frequency now goes down to 100MHz and up to 18GHz. They have low insertion loss and typical limiting threshold of +6 dBm with a max leakage of +14 dBm at 1 Watt CW input power. They are offered in standard B (SMA M/F), BF (SMA F/F), and L (surface mount, drop-in) packages. Custom higher power limiters and custom limiters down to 10MHz are also available.

IMS Booth # 1225

1605 HFE editorsChoice 14


Coilcraft's new SLR Family of high current, shielded power inductors is offered with current ratings up to 100 Amps and inductance values from 85 to 370 nH, making it suitable for high frequency applications such as multi-phase VRM/VRD/EVRD regulators, Intel™ IMVP compatible systems, and GPUs/video graphic cards. The inductors also feature a tight DCR tolerance (±5.4% to ±10%) for lossless, inductor DCR-based current sensing.

IMS Booth # 1826

1605 HFE editorsChoice 11

Test Platform

Keysight announced an E-band Signal Analysis Reference Solution to provide low-cost millimeter wave analysis capability for applications in the 60-90 GHz range. The reference solution is based around the 10-bit ADC Infiniium S-Series oscilloscope to provide 2.5 GHz of high-fidelity, millimeter wave frequency analysis bandwidth. It provides a powerful test platform for analyzing emerging communication standards operating at millimeter wave frequencies.

Keysight Technologies
IMS Booth # 1239

1605 HFE editorsChoice 12

Signal Generator

The SG6800HF microwave signal generator brings a new level of performance. Lowered phase noise, a small frequency step size, more stable reference oscillator, complete active harmonic filtering, and output level power control past 13GHz make it our most powerful signal generator yet. Both stand-alone interface and USB remote operation past 22GHz make the SG68000HF an incredible value for any RF application.

DS Instruments

1605 HFE editorsChoice 13


Models SWC-15VF-E1 and SWC-15VM-E1 are end launch V-Band waveguide to coax adapters that cover the frequency range of 50 to 70 GHz. They are designed and manufactured for instrumentation grade quality, but offered at a commercial grade price. The adapters allow for an efficient transition between the rectangular waveguide and 1.85 mm (V) coax connector. The right angle (90°) versions are offered under model numbers SWC-15VF-R1 and SWC-15VM-R1.

SAGE Millimeter
IMS Booth # 302

May 2016

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Web Exclusives


Smiths Microwave

Smiths Microwave is pleased to announce that LORCH Microwave has joined EMC Technology, Florida RF Labs, and TRAK Dundee in the Smiths Microwave - Components business unit as of February 15, 2016.The addition of Lorch Microwave’s multi-topology RF/microwave signal conditioning and high selectivity filter products will add to the already broad offering including ferrites, waveguides, resistive components, cable assemblies and other interconnects and signal conditioning components.

“We are excited to welcome the committed team in Salisbury, Maryland and look forward to providing our current and future customers with an even broader range of component solutions,” noted Robert Torsiello, President of Smiths Microwave - Components. “Lorch is an industry recognized brand with a substantial heritage of innovation and customization.  This addition ultimately reinforces our long established value proposition and business strategy; we continue to become technologically broader and deeper”.


Rogers Corp. to Exhibit, Provide Education at DesignCon

Rogers Corp. will be exhibiting (booth # 702) and educating at the upcoming DesignCon ( Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is a premiere event for design chip-circuit-and system-level engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits. DesignCon 2016 is scheduled for January 19-21, 2016 (January 20-21 for the exhibition) at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA).

On the conference side, John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Advanced Connectivity Solutions, and author of the popular ROG Blog series, will participate in a 75-minute panel discussion targeting effective measurement methods for high-frequency/high-speed printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials.

This technical presentation will focus, in particular, on frequencies above 10 GHz, as needed for a growing number of applications, including many emerging wireless communications systems. Conducted by the IPC D-24c task group ( on High Frequency Test Methods, the round-robin-style panel discussion (“Track 05: Characterize PCB Materials and Processing”) will explore the properties of some of the latest circuit materials and examine different methods for testing and characterizing those materials. Joining John Coonrod in the discussion will be Glenn Oliver, Senior Engineer at DuPont, and Don DeGroot, President of CCN.

Also, Dr. Allen F. Horn III will be presenting “Effect of conductor profile structure on propagation in transmission lines” at 9:20 AM on Thursday, January 21 and participating as a member of the August panel discussion “Getting smooth copper and keeping it” at 3:45 PM on Thursday, January 21.