Analog Devices Inc (ADI) of Norwood, MA, USA has entered into a collaboration with X-Microwave LLC, a 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 collaboration, X-Microwave will feature more than 250 of ADI’s RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products as drop-in modular blocks.
ADI offers a portfolio of more than 1000 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 100GHz. X-Microwave’s resources allow engineers to evaluate 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 system development methods that require a designer to connect multiple evaluation boards using dozens of cables.
“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,” says X-Microwave’s CEO John Richardson.
“By adding X-Microwave to our design ecosystem we are further enhancing the 1000+ ways for our customers to develop quickly market-leading RF and microwave solutions,” says Greg Henderson, vice president, RF & 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.”