The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is a week dedicated to all things microwave and RF. Samtec is looking forward to presenting our newest microwave/millimeter wave connector products, and showcasing new technologies in live demonstrations. It’s all at the Samtec booth (# 2627). Or, if you’re not able to make it to the show, check out the preview below.
New Samtec Microwave, mmWave Products
Samtec is showcasing many new microwave/mmWave connector products in our booth. Among them are:
- 90 GHz High-Performance Test Assembly: The new BE90A will be on display and running in a live product demonstration.
- New Vertical, Threaded Compression Mount (solderless) Products with Alignment Grooves: 135, 185, 240, and 292 Series.
- New Edge Launch, Solderless, Compression Mount Products: 185, 240, and 292 Series.
- Magnum RF™: Ganged, multi-position, high-frequency SMPM connector products.
- “Dually”: For high-speed digital test, this product supports differential pair test applications. More importantly, it’s the only solderless compression mount product like it on the market. Swing by and see it for yourself.
Samtec’s Live Product Demonstrations
As usual at IMS, Samtec has several live product demonstrations featuring many of the new products listed above, as well as technology demos with our partners and friends. You’ll find these in the Samtec booth (booth # 2627).
- A Samtec BE90A, 90 GHz test assembly, with outstanding performance, driven by a Rohde and Schwarz 110 GHz VNA
- Live performance demonstration of Samtec Magnum RF, 185, 240, 292 edge launch and vertical mount precision RF products. This is in conjunction with our friends at Keysight.
- An Otava phased array antenna module (PAAM) equipped with Samtec precision RF connectors
- Samtec’s new, high-frequency micro waveguide technology; it’s designed to support the demands of next-generation systems by targeting mmWave frequencies.
IMS Workshop: Challenges of mmWave Antenna-to-Bits Implementations
In this Industry Workshop (“Balancing Tradeoffs: Taming Signal Integrity Challenges in mmWave Antenna-to-Bits Implementations“), technical experts from Otava, Samtec, MathWorks, Avnet, and Rohde & Schwarz address the challenges of mmWave system design, detailing the interplay between simulation models and real-world signals.
The workshop is Thursday, June 15, 8:00 – 9:40 am, in conference room 29D (in the Convention Center Upper Level).
Here’s the course description: Emerging 5G/6G, radar, EW, SATCOM, and instrumentation antenna-to-bits architectures necessitate careful design tradeoffs due to mmWave band sensitivity. System designers must preserve channel signal integrity (SI) while optimizing component selection at a reasonable cost. Simulating and testing system architectures at the electrical and protocol layers demand engineering expertise from RF, phased-array antenna design, SI, embedded software, DSP, FPGA, and test. You can register here.
IMS Women In Microwaves Reception
Samtec is proud to sponsor the Women In Microwaves Reception. This event welcomes all members of IMS to promote collaboration, with a spotlight on the work of female RF engineers and researchers. The reception is Tuesday, June 13, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, at the Sapphire Level Terrace in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Click here to learn more.
Presentation: Designing RF Connectors from Every Angle
Samtec’s Michael Griesi is presenting at the Ansys booth (#2135) at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 13. Here’s the abstract if you are considering attending: Spanning 110 GHz of bandwidth or more, without reflections or suckouts, modern RF interconnects are sensitive to minuscule features and variability. Reliable design requires an in-depth understanding of every detail. Samtec will share various ways they use Ansys to identify and resolve some challenging RF design problems and support customer integration.
Not at IMS, But Check This Out …
Samtec’s monthly gEEk® spEEk free webinar series allows engineers to interact live with Samtec’s engineering leaders and SI experts. Here’s a list of upcoming webinars, and there’s one, in particular, I’d like to point out to you. It’s “Mechanical Considerations for Compression Mount RF Connectors: Swapping Out Solder for Screws,” on Thursday, August 17th. Click here to learn more and register.
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