mmTron Heading to the 2023 International Microwave Symposium

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In San Diego to Unleash the mmWave Frontier — mmTron will be exhibiting at next week’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in San Diego, the first IMS for us. Stop by our booth (#343) to learn about our mission to develop disruptive MMICs that extend output power, linearity, and efficiency — simultaneously — to extend the reach and data capacity of mmWave communications systems.

MicroApps Presentation — mmTron’s approach to this power, linearity, and efficiency challenge will be explained by Seyed Tabatabaei, founder, president, and CEO of mmTron, in his MicroApps presentation “mmWave PAs: Why Sacrifice High Power for Linearity?” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 1:00 p.m., in the MicroApps theater on the exhibition floor.

Differential to Single-Ended High-Speed DAC Interface — At IMS, mmTron will be highlighting a unique IC module that converts the differential output of a high-speed digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to a clean, low noise, single-ended RF signal. The TMC160 integrates anti-alias filters, quasi-differential low noise amplifiers, and a balun with bias T in a 7 mm x 7 mm surface-mount package. We will be demonstrating the TMC160 with a Texas Instruments high-speed DAC.

Distributed Amplifier Family — As part of our focus on mmWave, we’ve designed a family of broadband distributed amplifier MMICs with upper frequencies from 20 to 160 GHz for applications like instrumentation and EW. The TMC774, with a frequency response from DC to 160 GHz, is well suited to support 6G R&D.

For More Information — We hope to see you at IMS2023, but if you can’t attend, you can review our products on mmTron’s website and then contact us to discuss how our MMICs can help improve the performance of your system.

Microwave Journal Interviews Seyed Tabatabaei

We’re pleased to share that mmTron’s founder, Seyed Tabatabaei, is featured in Microwave Journal’s latest executive interview, posted on their website.

The interview covers the motivation for mmTron’s formation and where Seyed feels the company stands out among fabless MMIC suppliers: optimizing output power, linearity, and efficiency at mmWave frequencies. He shares his vision for mmTron’s product portfolio, which goes well beyond power amplifiers.

We appreciate Microwave Journal giving us this opportunity to tell mmTron’s story.

Photo of Seyed Tabatabaei, mmTron's founder, president, and CEO, with the Microwave Journal logo

mmWave LEO Satellites Coming Over the Horizon

From the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine war to Earth observation missions to high-speed communications at home, commercial LEO satellites are proving to be transformative. To continue their impact, they must adopt millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies.

mmTron is developing disruptive MMICs offering higher output power, efficiency, and linearity at mmWave frequencies — a performance that will enable new system capabilities. This blog article by James Sowers of Maxar Space Infrastructure and an Advisor to mmTron explains the opportunity for the coming generation of satellite systems and the need to tap mmWave frequencies to truly realize the vision propelling satellite communications (Satcom).

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites — first used to track weather and climate, now offering broadband internet access from space — have extended their capabilities to global geopolitical conflicts, with the Russia-Ukraine conflict dubbed the world’s first “commercial space war.”

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago, LEOs have captured real-time convoy and radar imagery, helping track Russian troop movements and military tactics, enabling Ukraine to quickly respond to evacuate civilians, and even verify war crimes. As well as providing a communications link to coordinate military operations, SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation has been a communications lifeline for the citizens of the besieged Eastern European country. Arguably, satellites, many in LEO, have given Ukraine a tactical advantage over a vastly larger enemy, considering Russia’s military has nearly 5x more active troops more