As impressive as the technical program for the 2013 IMS is, it is also the industry’s largest exhibition of software, hardware, and test-equipment companies: More than 500 companies will be showing examples of their wares and skills throughout massive exhibition floors, and registration to this portion of the IMS typically exceeds 10,000 attendees each year. The crowd is comprised of visitors from all parts of the globe, in search of new RF/microwave suppliers, advice, or simply to see what their competitors have on display. It is an impressive, three-day showing of some of the top high-frequency engineering companies in the world. What follows is a short sampling of the RF/microwave products on display in Seattle, with more to be found here.

Model 6010400 is a two-way power divider with less than 2.5-dB insertion loss from 1 to 40 GHz. (Photo courtesy of Krytar.)

Krytar, Inc. (Booth No. 2511) will offer a two-way power divider among its passive components on display at IMS 2013. The new two-way model 6010400 power divider (see figure) spans 1 to 40 GHz with less than 2.5-dB insertion loss and better than 14-dB isolation between arms. Suitable for broadband electronic-warfare (EW) and test-and-measurement applications, the power divider exhibits ±0.60 dB amplitude tracking, with phase tracking of ±7 deg. from 1 to 20 GHz and ±14 deg. from 20 to 40 GHz. The maximum input VSWR is 1.85:1 from 1 to 40 GHz, with output VSWR of 1.50:1 from 1 to 20 GHz and 1.70:1 from 20 to 40 GHz. The power divider, which measures 4.15 x 1.00 x 0.43 in. and weighs 3 oz., is supplied with 2.4-mm connectors, but is also available as model 6010400K with 2.92-mm female K connectors. The power divider can be built to meet military specifications.

EMC Technology, a Smiths Microwave business, will be showing examples of its high-performance passive components, including its new 42UW series of fixed attenuators at Booth No. 541. Built to the requirements of MIL-DLT-3933, these coaxial attenuators are available for operation from DC to 26 GHz, in 0.5-dB attenuation increments from 0 to 20 dB and in 1-dB attenuation increments from 20 to 30 dB. The rugged attenuators feature stainless-steel bodies and SMA connectors. Smiths Microwave is a family of electronic brands that can be found throughout IMS 2013, including EMC Technology, Farran Technology, Florida RF Labs, Kaelus, Lorch Microwave, Millitech, and TRAK Ltd.

Representatives from Molex will be at Booth No. 719 to show their low-loss cable assemblies for applications through 40 GHz, as well as their RF Backplane modular multiport connectors for increased bandwidth in network applications. Also, visitors to the Molex booth can take part in regular live demonstrations of the firm’s RF Cable Assembly Configurator. The software tool helps a user choose the appropriate input and output connectors and cable type for a particular application and set of requirements.

Editor's Note: For more show coverage, be sure to visit Microwaves & RF's IMS 2013 page.