The IMS 2018 Takeaway: Much is New; Much Needs to be Developed; The Optimistic Call for All of Us

Philadelphia seemed like a fitting backdrop for the 2018 International Microwave Symposium. The city, rich in historical treasures that were once born out of radical ideas and the desire for a better life, hosted over 9,000 of the world’s top microwave researchers and industry professionals who today do the same; radically push the limits of concept, design and microwave applications to improve our everyday lives.





Microwave Engineers Are Making a Difference


Nowhere was optimism regarding the pursuit of that goal more evident than in the IMS keynote speakers. They all were upbeat about the future and the ability of quickly evolving microwave competencies to drive change. But as all speakers pointed out, rapid deployment of new frontiers like 5G, IoT and medicine continues to challenge all of us. They reiterated that it will be the RF engineer who can intelligently challenge concepts and think outside the box, much like the founding principles and bold advancements found memorialized in Philadelphia, who will continue to deliver future ‘aha’ moments to their respective industries:


  • Allowing doctors to use microwaves to lower a chronic high blood pressure without invasive procedures;
  • Pushing millimeter wavelengths to extreme GHz levels to make the emerging field of driverless vehicles safer, or,
  • Helping the military detect IEDs or the terrorist’s backpack using microwave technology.



Innovation and the Call for Advanced Subcomponents


IMS 2018 continued to display and explain many optimistic advancements in design during the Technical Programs section of the conference. These exhibitions and their speakers covered a wide gamut of microwave topics, debates and advanced applications.


But at the same time they highlighted an ongoing need for further subcomponent advancements. The representatives from Corry Micronics who were in attendance heard the same things from many attendees to their booth. For military, industrial, aerospace and medical applications, there is:


  • Continued interest in higher power RF components like switches, filters, and amplifiers,
  • A great need for higher frequency components as our industry prepares for the 5G rollout,
  • Needed focus on broadband components to ease cost and complexity issues, and,
  • The need for smaller form factor switches and filters as space is always a concern.



Join Us – And Tell Us What You Need


Conferences like IMS are opportunities for Corry Micronics engineers to hear from our customers and the RF engineering community. We get to talk one-on-one with others about current projects, their dilemmas, and what they would like to see in next generation subcomponents. This allows us to always be on the cutting edge of solutions, and we appreciate the interest and interaction a forum like IMS gives us. You can bet we listen and then come home from these events with a renewed direction and determination to engineer, customize and provide the latest and best subcomponents the microwave industry is looking for.


  • Want to hear what we’re working on?
  • See the latest in what we’ve developed?
  • Talk to us directly about your next project requirement?



Join us at the next conference Corry Micronics will be attending. For a complete list of upcoming events, click here and join us!



Our Experience At Satellite 2018

This week, the Corry Micronics team again took the opportunity to host a booth at the year’s largest Satellite Communications convention, Satellite 2018.


There was a tremendous turnout at the convention again this year – the show welcomes attendees from more than 100 nations around the world – and we were excited to have the opportunity to speak directly with so many representatives from every market and field of study, including leaders in defense, aerospace and communications industries.



What We Learned at Satellite 2018


Our goal at Corry Micronics is to provide top quality, customized components to fit the requirements of any project. Attending Satellite 2018 gave us the opportunity to discuss some of the current needs and pain-points unique to our industry, so we can continue to develop and provide the best EMI/RFI filters and high-power switch solutions to our customers. Some of the common needs we discussed at the conference included:


  • A continued need for smaller and more lightweight components, like our micro strip-line filters and plastic cavity filters.
  • The tremendous benefits afforded by our ability to customize switching systems, like our switched filter banks and switch matrices.
  • The Corry Micronics product that garnered the most interest at our booth is our newly developed, customized sub-component, the 52GHz waveguide filter, which made quite an impression thanks to its high-frequency and fast speeds.


At the conclusion of the largest satellite show of the year, our team walked away with a clear understanding of what our customers will be looking for in the coming years, and we’re more excited than ever to continue innovating and manufacturing customized solutions for your applications.


Some of the newest products we are most excited about include our:


  • Base Transceiver Station: customized to your exact project specs, this is the most reliable, and precisely engineered Base Transceiver Station on the market today.
  • Switch Filter Banks: providing fast switching speeds, alongside low insertion loss, with broadband from DC to 40GHz.
  • Strip Line High Frequency RF Filters: extremely robust and light weight, these filters are a perfect solution for airborne applications.
  • Customizable High Power Switches: offering peak power handling up to 5 kW and frequency ranges from 12 MHz to 18 GHz with switching speeds less than 250 ns, customizable switching ports, and TTL control.


Click here to learn more about all products we offer.



Corry Micronics, Custom Solutions For EMI/RF Filtering And Component Needs


Corry Micronics designs and manufactures RF/Microwave Filters, Diplexers, Multiplexers, Low Noise Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, High Power RF Switches, and other RF/Microwave components. CMI also supplies configurable Microwave/RF Switch Matrix Systems, filter banks, and integrated RF subassemblies.


At CMI, we provide uncommon value to our customers, not only in the products we develop, but in our commitment to working hand in hand with you to develop improvements that will exceed your expectations. Contact us at 724-940-7556 to learn more about our services or to discuss your specific project needs.



Come See Us at European Microwave Week 2017

The Corry Micronics team will be exhibiting at European Microwave Week 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany from October 8th – 13th, and we couldn’t be more excited.



Where Technologies and Experts Meet
European Microwave Week is Europe’s premier Microwave, RF, Wireless and Radar event. Over 300 exhibitors from all over the world, including Corry Micronics, will be demonstrating the latest and greatest in microwave innovations.



Three Conferences in One
The show comprises of three esteemed conferences:

  • The European Microwave Conference
  • The European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
  • The European Radar Conference.



Stop By Booth #143
Corry Micronics will be located along with our European distributor, MRC Gigacomp, at booth #143. Our VP of Operations, Bob Meilleur, will be manning our booth each day to help you discover the best solution for your RF and Microwave needs.



Featured Products
This year Corry Micronics will be demonstrating our light weight aeronautical bandpass filters. These have been developed for airborne applications and run the gamut from drones to satellite communications.
We have also developed subsystems specifically for the Cellular interception and jamming industry. These systems include:

  • Broadband power amplifiers
  • RF Pin Diode switches
  • Splitters
  • Directional couplers
  • Bandpass filters
  • Diplexers
  • Multiplexers

As an industry leader, we are proud to be attending such a prestigious show and look forward to seeing all of you there. Stop by and visit Corry Micronics at Booth #143.
To learn more about EuMIC 2017 or to register for the event, visit the European Microwave Week 2017 site or click here.
Can’t make it to European Microwave Week to learn how Corry Micronics can deliver customized solutions for your RF and microwave needs? Not a problem. There are other ways to get in touch with us. Either give us a call at (724) 940-7556 or visit our Contact Us page to send us a message. We look forward to learning how we can help your organization.



With 5G focus, IMS 2017 yields valuable insight, networking for CMI

Imagine being called to a conference by the sound of a conch shell, or watching engineers awkwardly learn the hula, or talking shop with a colleague while enjoying the luau.

The spirit of aloha was a big part of last month’s IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium in Honolulu. The hosts were generous and enthusiastic, and although there were big issues to learn more about, there was also a laid-back atmosphere that really lent itself to networking and fun.

The location also meant that, compared to an event on the mainland, participants interacted with more experts and colleagues from the Asian Pacific region, which was a great opportunity.

Preparing for the rollout of 5G technology was the focus of this year’s event. Don Pavlek, president and CEO of Corry Micronics, said prospective customers were eager to learn more about CMI’s RF power amplifiers, RF filters, and microwave RF switches.

“5G will represent a huge opportunity for CMI, and the RF and microwave industry,” Pavlek said. “ABI Research estimates that the overall 5G system revenue, which includes equipment and services, will top $19 billion by 2025.” That figure represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15 percent.

“CMI has been working with several large cellular companies in preparation for their 5G system deployments,” he added. “I think we are well positioned for the rollout.”

For news and session recaps from IMS 2017, check out the YouTube channel. You can also watch Pavlek in action, discussing CMI’s RF High Power Switches with IMS attendees here.

Satellite Show

The validation received from our peers and customers regarding the direction of our innovations is just one of the many gratifying aspects of exhibiting at trade shows – recently, Satellite 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Insights from this year’s event included:

• A growing area of interest exists for Microwave Band Pass Filters;
• There’s a continued demand for smaller, lightweight filters and RF microwave components for airborne applications;
• Also, the demand for satellite and wireless services continues to grow. For us, this points to the corresponding need for quick-turn prototypes, custom-built to clients’ exact specifications.

We had several requests at the show for our digitally tunable RF filters, which are now in the beta-proto-type phase. Additionally, a microwave company placed their first order with us for K-Band filters, while representatives from several other firms requested more details.