The International Microwave Symposium has wrapped up for another year of networking, account meetings, program discussions, and learning about new technologies and processes for everything RF/Microwave. This years show in Boston had a great layout, and host city. The breakouts, technical sessions and engagements were curated conveniently as well.
SAGE Millimeter, a leader of millimeter wave antennas, components, sub-assembly designs, and manufacturing, based in Torrance, California uses MilliBox, the affordable and modular radiation pattern test chamber, to qualify their antenna designs and production. “MilliBox gives us the level of speed, flexibility and performance we need to enhance our in house antenna testing capabilities at reasonable price” said Yonghui Shu, founder and CTO of SAGE Millimeter.
Nova Microwave Inc., our supplier of high-quality passive RF/microwave circulators and isolators, recently announced the release of the DKIU3325 broadband isolator.
The new DKIU3325 isolator operates from 26.5 to 40 GHz and it can handle 5 W of forward average power. This high performance isolator is available with 2.92 mm (K) connectors.
Visit ElectroTechnik/Nova Microwave in Booth 150 at IMS2019.
The QF team will once again be in attendance at IMS this year alongside our lineup of suppliers. Feel free to reach out (email@example.com) and schedule a meetup to discuss our services and linecard. We'll be there all week June 3rd-7th.
SUPPLIER BOOTH - #
Microelectronics Products & Services (Northrop Grumman) #823
Milliwave Silicon Solutions MilliBox #2000 (5G Pavilion)
Trans-Tech / Skyworks #424
Nova Microwave / Res-Net #150
Microwave Applications Group #1013
Polyfet RF Devices #224
If all continues to go as planned, OneWeb’s first six spacecraft will finish on-orbit testing this spring, clearing the path for an initial system of 648 satellites — 600 operational and 48 spares — and setting the stage for a larger system that could eventually number 900 or more satellites.
Ten years ago, if you were a daily commuter, you'd struggle to do much more than watching a few pre-loaded movies or TV episodes or play single-player games on your smartphone as you traveled to work. Today, there are all manner of streaming services which, thanks to 4G, allow you to download and upload high-quality content straight to and from your mobile device.
New from our friends at Milliwavess - the 3D Gimbal is at the center of all Millibox products. Wiring of the DUT is done with on axis pass-through channels to prevent tangling. The Device Under Test is mounted on the laser guided 3D gimbal rotating platform. The 3D gimbal is controlled over a simple USB connection with open source software (source provided) containing all the functions and API to run and plot a full spherical (or partial) radiation pattern graph up to 1 degree resolution (64000 points). The outcome of the plot is a Comma Separated Value.
From Mobile World Live:
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to unleash another massive tranche of mmWave spectrum for mobile service, as it approved an auction of airwaves in the 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands for the second half of 2019.
Commissioner Brendan Carr declared 2019 “the year of 5G”, noting the new auction plan will “result in more spectrum being auctioned in a single year than at any time in the commission’s history”.
And now a bit of 5G news from Anritsu and Qualcomm: