IDT and X-Microwave deliver complete modular RF design system and simulation

November 30, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Integrated Device Technology has partnered with X-Microwave, the innovator of the "Modular Building Block System", to deliver a complete system for customers designing with IDT RF and microwave products.

Today's higher data rates drive the need for better radio signal-to-noise ratios, which translates to the need for higher linearity RF components. IDT offers unique patented technical RF innovations to 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 systems 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.

"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," said Duncan Pilgrim, general manager of IDT's RF group.

"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," said John Richardson, President and founder of X-Microwave.

IDT's initial rollout will include more than 20 RF products as drop-in modular blocks, with more coming in the near future.

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