Test equipment supplier Giga-tronics is welcoming visitors to its booth at the 2010 IMS exhibition floor as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. The company is showing some of its fast-switching frequency synthesizers for microwave measurement applications at the booth, along with microwave YIG-tuned oscillators from the former Microsource, and a new line of RF and microwave Interface Units (RFIUs) for Automated Test Equipment (ATE) from its ASCOR group.

According to Walt Strickler, Vice President of Business Development for Switching Solutions, "The RFIU is probably the most overlooked and undervalued part of automated test system design. Even with the most sophisticated test instrumentation, the performance of a test system is only as good as the switching system routing the signals. Only a company who has the experience with all the pieces of the test system can apply that perspective to an RFIU that maximizes system performance." The company's RFIUs, on display at the IMS, cover applications from DC to 50 GHz.