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Prototyping Plate

Prototyping Plates are offered in two sizes, 32×32 and 16×16

32 refers to the size in X-Microwave grid units (0.135″)

  • The 32×32 plate is 4.32″ x 4.32″
  • The 16×16 plate is 2.16″x 2.16″

Multiple prototyping plates can be con

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IDT and X-Microwave Provide Modular RF Design Solutions

IDT and X-Microwave Partner to Deliver Complete Modular RF Design Solutions for Easy Design, Simulation, and Prototyping

Customers are able to design with more than 20 IDT RF products utilizing X-Microwave’s patented building block system and simulation tools

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced that it has partnered with X-Microwave, an industry leader in modular RF and microwave systems and tools, and innovator of the “Modular Building Block System”, to deliver a complete solution for customers designing with IDT RF and microwave products.

IDT’s industry-leading innovative product portfolio of flexible broad band RF solutions enables next-generation communication systems, allowing customers to increase data rates and optimize efficiency. Today’s higher data rates drive the need for better radio signal-to-noise ratios, which translates to the need for IDT’s higher linearity RF components. IDT’s patented RF solutions with unique technical innovations address the evolving needs of a wide range of applications, including 4G and 5G base stations, communications systems, microwave (RF/IF), CATV, test and measurement systems, and industrial applications.

X-Microwave delivers a complete modular building block eco-system of RF and microwave drop-in components, as well as test and prototyping accessories. The initial offering of X-Microwave modular solutions featuring IDT products will include RF switches, mixers, digital step attenuators (DSAs), voltage variable attenuators (VVAs), variable gain amplifiers (VGAs), and wideband RF synthesizers/PLLs.

“We are excited about our partnership with X-Microwave and the new opportunities and resources it will bring to our RF customers,” said Duncan Pilgrim, general manager of IDT’s RF group. “IDT’s customers will now have access to our industry-best RF products coupled with complete design tools to address every phase of the development process from concept to prototype to production hardware.”

“X-Microwave is happy to have established a partnership with IDT, an innovative leader in the RF market,” said John Richardson, President and founder of X-Microwave. “X-Microwave’s modular building blocks along with advanced simulation tools provide customers an easy and elegant way to simulate, prototype and produce new designs. Our boards and tools reduce design risk and accelerate time to market.”

IDT’s initial rollout will include more than 20 RF products as drop-in modular blocks, with more coming in the near future. To see the complete list of compatible products, visit idt.com/x-microwave. For more information about IDT’s industry-leading portfolio of RF switches and other broadband solutions, visit the RF Products webpage or contact your local IDT sales representative.

About X-Microwave
X-Microwave is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and industry leading online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit xmicrowave.com.

About IDT
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in RF, high performance timing, memory interface, real-time interconnect, optical interconnect, wireless power, and smart sensors are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT can be found at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on FacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTube.

© 2017, Integrated Device Technology, Inc. IDT and the IDT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., and its worldwide subsidiaries. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

IDT Press Contact:
Krista Pavlakos
Director, Demand Creation & Communications
Phone: (408) 574-6640
Email: Krista.Pavlakos@idt.com

 

SOURCE Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

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Mini-Circuits Available in Modular Drop-In Format

Mini-Circuits Components Now Available in Modular Drop-In Format from X-Microwave

7 August 2017 – Round Rock, TX and Brooklyn, NY – Mini-Circuits and X-Microwave are pleased to announce their collaboration to offer a wide selection of Mini-Circuits’ components in X-MWblock® drop-in format. X-Microwave, an innovative leader committed to optimizing the RF/microwave design process, has developed X-MWsystem®, the industry’s first truly modular, solderless evaluation system with a growing portfolio of physically compatible drop-in building blocks for prototyping microwave assemblies. Mini-Circuits is proud to extend availability of our products through the X-Microwave component ecosystem as part of our commitment to providing best-in-class technical resources for customers designing Mini-Circuits parts into their systems.

The partnership launches today with an initial offering of over 400 X-MWblocks for Mini-Circuits components, including our popular LTCC filters, patented MMIC reflectionless filters, attenuators, mixers, multipliers, limiters, couplers, splitters and high-performance MMIC amplifiers, with more models planned for future release. System blocks come fully characterized and modeled with X-parameters® and S-Parameters, enabling easy simulation through X-Microwave’s free, online, non-linear simulation tool based on Keysight’s Genesys Spectrasys® engine. After simulation, designers can quickly configure signal chains using an online Mechanical Layout Tool (MLT) by moving 2-D models of the components around on the grid. The X-MWblocks for Mini-Circuits components are then physically configured on a solderless prototyping plate to build integrated microwave assemblies for testing and design validation. The same drop-in components can then be moved into compatible production housings. This novel, modular approach eliminates the need for custom evaluation board layouts, dramatically shortening design cycles and accelerating time to market

“X-Microwave is proud to partner with Mini-Circuits to offer their unique range of high performance RF and microwave components on our modular drop-in format,” says John Richardson, President of X-Microwave. “Adding Mini-Circuits components to our portfolio is an exciting step in our mission to provide the full complement of components across all categories enabling designers to quickly and efficiently develop any market solution.”

Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil comments, “Through our partnership with X-Microwave, we’re enabling our customers to more rapidly validate Mini-Circuits models at the system level and confirm their simulation results. We all know parasitics and real-life environmental effects are important factors in evaluating performance. X-Microwave’s drop-in blocks with their jumper-anchor interface is a very novel way to create a low parasitic that you can’t achieve by combining traditional supplier eval boards. We think the X-Microwave system adds another element to the engineer’s toolbox to capture more realistic results and speed up the transition from concept to working design.”

Look for the X-Microwave link on selected Mini-Circuits product dashboard pages to view corresponding X-Microwave dashboards. Mini-Circuits will also maintain an online directory of Mini-Circuits part numbers referenced to sibling X-Microwave part numbers as a convenience to our customers.

 

About X-Microwave
X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and industry leading online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit www.xmicrowave.com.

About Mini-Circuits
Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of RF and microwave components and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, space and military applications from DC to 50 GHz. Mini-Circuits’ 27 product lines comprise thousands of off-the-shelf and custom models supporting over 20,000 customers worldwide.

 

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Custom MMIC’s Latest Circuits Added to X-Microwave’s Catalog

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We’ve expanded our collaboration with X-Microwave, the innovative developers of a modular/drop-in simulation, prototyping, and production system for solderless and reconfigurable RF/microwave circuits up to 67 GHz. The X-MWblockTM system enables efficient and expedient microwave and millimeter-wave circuit development and testing, using industry grade non-linear online simulation tools powered by Keysight’s Genesys Spectrasys engine. The expanded partnership will bring over 35 of Custom MMIC’s leading LNAs, PAs, Distributed Amplifiers, Driver Amplifiers, Low Phase Noise Amplifiers, Phase Shifters, Switches, and Mixers to the X-Microwave system.The companies have plans to add more of the 100-plus products available from Custom MMIC to the X-MWBlockTM system in the near future.

“We are excited to further expand our relationship with X-Microwave”, says John Greichen, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Custom MMIC, “Their X-MWsystemTM is a cost-effective, rapid prototyping system which saves our customers in development time and expense.”

The X-Microwave system leverages a unique grid-based modular architecture that facilitates drop-in component configuration of a complete RF, microwave, or millimeter-wave system. Initially, the X-Parameter and S-Parameter models of each X-MWblockTM can be assembled and analyzed in X-Microwave’s free online system simulation tool. Once desired performance is achieved, the necessary X-MWblockTM components can be purchased with a modular prototype platform. After testing and verification, these same components can be seamlessly integrated into a final production assembly housing. The X-MWsystem provides unprecedented ease of simulation, design, prototyping, and integration of microwave and millimeter-wave components, such as Custom MMIC’s wide range of high performance RF and Microwave MMICs.

“We are excited to announce our extended collaboration with Custom MMIC to offer their broad range of RF and Microwave products on our format”, says John Richardson, Founder and President of X-Microwave, “Custom MMIC products, such as their latest Low Phase Noise packaged amplifiers to 22 GHz and in DIE form to 40 GHz, are filling industry gaps and are exciting additions to our portfolio of Drop-In Components.”

Our innovative MMICs easily work within the X-Microwave modular platform, and provide distinct features that even further reduce system design time and complexity. For example, many of our GaAs LNAs, PAs, Distributed Amplifiers, and Driver Amplifiers benefit from our design expertise with positive bias and positive gain slope features, which reduce the need for costly additional bias and gain conditioning circuitry. Furthermore, our leading ultra-low noise LNAs and low phase noise amplifiers (LPNAs) offer critical performance requirements for next-generation Electronic Warfare, SIGINT, satellite, and communications technologies.

 

About X-Microwave
X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystemTM. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit https://www.xmicrowave.com.

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Analog Devices and X-Microwave Simplify RF Design

Analog Devices and X-Microwave Simplify RF, Microwave and Millimeter-wave Design and Evaluation

Jun 8 2017 – Norwood, MA  Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced today that it has entered into a collaboration with X-Microwave LLC, a leading provider of RF and microwave modular blocks, to help designers more quickly and effectively evaluate RF components and prototype complete signal chains. As a first phase of the joint effort, X-Microwave will feature more than 250 ADI RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products as drop-in modular blocks.

Analog Devices offers the industry’s largest portfolio of more than 1,000 RF, microwave and millimeter-wave components, in addition to the software and support tools needed to help RF engineers develop complete signal chain solutions for their applications from DC to 100 GHz. X-Microwave’s innovative resources allow engineers to evaluate easily new RF components and build signal chains simply by arranging the “modular building blocks” and simulating the designed system with X-Microwave’s online tools. This is in contrast to traditional, cumbersome system development methods that require a designer to connect multiple evaluation boards using dozens of cables. Together, Analog Devices and X-Microwave enable system designers to access the industry’s most capable products in a simple evaluation and prototype format, easing their design process, shortening time to market and reducing development costs.

“We are delighted to partner with Analog Devices, the leader in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave technology,” said John Richardson, CEO of X-Microwave. “X-Microwave is committed to adding products and capabilities with the single purpose of optimizing the engineering design experience of our customers, and this collaboration with ADI does just that by providing designers with a simpler way to evaluate and use ADI’s broad range of industry leading parts.”

“By adding X-Microwave to our design ecosystem we are further enhancing the 1000+ ways for our customers to quickly develop market-leading RF and microwave solutions,” said Greg Henderson, vice president, RF and Microwave Group, Analog Devices. “Analog Devices is committed to not just providing RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, but also to simplifying the way designers build their applications. We believe the collaboration between ADI and X-Microwave will further simplify our customers’ design experience and time to market.”

 

About X-Microwave 

X-Microwave is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and industry leading online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit www.xmicrowave.com.

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com

PartnerZone is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.

 

Read and subscribe to Analog Dialogue, ADI’s monthly technical journal, at: http://www.analog.com/analog-dialogue

 

Editor’s Contact Information
Linda Kincaid
linda.kincaid@analog.com
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Microwave Journal Interview: John Richardson, X-Microwave

A system of modular building blocks and simulation tools that enables designers to reduce development time and get into production.

X-Microwave (X-MW) offers a complete ecosystem for designers to develop RF and microwave products by seamlessly merging every phase of product development, from simulation to prototyping to production hardware.

Full Article: Executive Interview: John Richardson, President of X-Microwave

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MACOM and X-Microwave Enable Faster RF Design

MACOM and X-Microwave Collaborate to Enable Faster, Easier Design of High-Performance RF Systems

Combination of MACOM’s high-performance MMICs and X-Microwave’s simulation and prototyping platform affords designers “building block” design agility for faster time to market

European Microwave Week (EuMW), London, October 5, 2016 – MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic products, and X-Microwave, an innovative leader in modular system design, today announced the availability of MACOM-based RF components for use with X-Microwave’s online simulation and prototyping platform. Pre-configured with high-performance MACOM MMICs, these drop-in and cascadable components called “X-MWblocks” enable designers to quickly and easily architect modular, end-to-end RF systems.

For over 60 years, MACOM’s design and applications experts have spearheaded innovation in the RF, microwave and millimeterwave domain. Proven engineering and technical support teams are continuing in this legacy with a next generation of wide band MMIC solutions designed for the most demanding customer applications.

MACOM’s support for the X-Microwave platform equips designers to take advantage of MACOM’s industry-leading MMIC performance and quality, with the added ability to seamlessly interconnect hundreds of compatible, pre-characterized X-MWblock components with solderless, building block flexibility. This dramatically reduces evaluation and design complexity and enables designers to accelerate their time to market. With this collaboration, X-Microwave users can now take advantage of a broad selection of MACOM MMICs, spanning amplifiers, mixers, frequency multipliers, octave band VCOs, RF switches, voltage variable attenuators and phase shifters.

“MACOM is recognized in the industry for delivering MMIC products with superior RF performance, packaging and reliability all of which are optimized to meet designers’ most demanding system challenges,” said Graham Board, Senior Director, RF and Microwave, at MACOM. “Through our collaboration with X-Microwave, designers now have the ability to leverage all of these benefits in a manner that can dramatically accelerate their system prototyping and shorten design cycles.”

“X-Microwave is committed to optimizing the design process for RF engineers through every phase of the development process,” said John Richardson, President and CEO, X-Microwave. “With the addition of MACOM MMICs to our component ecosystem, X-Microwave users are assured leading-edge RF performance and quality from the foremost innovator in the RF and microwave industry.”

For more information about the MACOM-based RF components available for use with the X-Microwave simulation and prototyping platform, visit https://www.xmicrowave.com/products/by-manufacturer/macom-mmics-x-mwblocks/. For a video overview of the X-Microwave platform in action, visit https://www.xmicrowave.com/library/video/.

MACOM is showcasing its new portfolio of high-performance MMICs and its collaboration with X-Microwave this week at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2016. Attendees can visit MACOM at stand #207, October 4th-6th, 2016 in London. For more information on MACOM’s high-performance MMICs, please visit: www.macom.com/mmics.
ABOUT MACOM

MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained.  Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and datacenters.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information about MACOM, please visit www.macom.com follow @MACOMtweets on Twitter, join MACOM on LinkedIn, or visit the MACOM YouTube Channel.

ABOUT X-MICROWAVE

X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem.  X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and industry leading online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit www.xmicrowave.com.

DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:

Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM’s purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM’s standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation or Sale, a copy of which may be found at: http://www.macom.com/purchases

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X-Microwave Adds Peregrine’s RF Products

X-Microwave Adds Peregrine Semiconductor’s RF Products to Online Simulation and Prototype System

RF Engineers Can Now Use X-Microwave’s Advanced Simulation and Prototype System to Evaluate Peregrine’s RF Products

ROUND ROCK, Texas and SAN DIEGO – May 17, 2016 –X-Microwave, LLC, the innovative leader in modular system design, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announce their collaboration and the addition of Peregrine’s RF products to X-Microwave’s online simulation tool and hardware prototyping system. X-Microwave’s building-block system simplifies the modular design process and enables RF engineers to easily simulate and prototype RF and microwave circuits. To kick off this relationship, 16 Peregrine products are being added to the X-Microwave system as drop-in X-MWblock™ components.

At the heart of X-Microwave’s system is an X-MWblock portfolio of hundreds of physically compatible, drop-in or drop-on components. These components are highly characterized and modeled with X-Parameters and S-Parameters at the system block level. To create a modular design, X-Microwave provides a free, non-linear online simulation tool that leverages Keysight’s Genesys Spectrasys engine. After simulation, X-MWblock drop-in components are used to prototype systems through X-Microwave’s innovative prototype station for testing, aligning and configuring integrated microwave assemblies up to 50 GHz. Finally, the same X-MWblock components can be moved from the prototype station directly to machined housings for production hardware, eliminating the need for custom layouts.

“From a concept to final production hardware, X-Microwave streamlines the complete design process,” says John Richardson, president and CEO at X-Microwave. “Peregrine’s impressive RF product portfolio is an important addition to the X-Microwave building-block system. Peregrine is recognized as a leading RF manufacturer, and our users will benefit from the ability to drop in Peregrine’s products into their X-Microwave-based modular designs.”The Peregrine products now available in the X-Microwave system include RF switches, digital step attenuators, tuning control switches, power limiters and monolithic phase and amplitude controllers. These products have a prominent link on their Peregrine webpage that directs users to the product’s X-MWblock webpage.

“X-Microwave offers a solution for RF engineers who need a sophisticated evaluation platform for system design simulations and quick prototyping,” says Kinana Hussain, director of marketing at Peregrine Semiconductor. “X-Microwave’s innovative system provides another avenue for our customers to evaluate our industry-leading RF products, especially in higher frequencies.”

ABOUT X-MICROWAVE

X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit https://www.xmicrowave.com.

ABOUT PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a Murata company, is the founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology—a patented, advanced form of SOI—to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market’s biggest challenges, such as linearity. By delivering best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine products are the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. A Murata company since December 2014, Peregrine holds more than 240 filed and pending patents and has shipped over 3.5 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.

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The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other countries.  The X-Microwave name, logo and X-MWblocks are registered trademarks of X-Microwave, LLC.  All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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RF Cafe: X-Microwave Prototyping System

In case you don’t already know, a grown-up’s version of the much-ballyhooed littleBits electronics building block system is available. Instead of assembling snap-together functional blocks for making LEDs flash or robotic carts, X-Microwave’s system provides a relatively simple and inexpensive venue for designing and building RF and microwave circuits based on a selection of component blocks for frequencies ranging from hundreds of kHz to tens of GHz.

 

Full Article: X-Microwave Block-Level Prototyping System – Kirt’s Cogitations #271