Focus Microwaves is a pioneering engineering company, built around the innovations of its founder Dr. Christos Tsironis who developed his first manual tuner in 1973 and is the inventor of most existing electro-mechanical tuner families. The success of Focus is based on the engineering and manufacturing skills of its highly motivated and experienced team of engineers and technicians, who have been trained and encouraged to develop new technologies. In addition, listening to our customers needs and insights helps us discover and develop new and measurement methods on an ongoing basis, relentlessly pushing the limits of what is possible.
From humble beginnings in 1988, Focus has become the main supplier of advanced Load Pull and Noise Tuner Systems. Our mission is to provide effective, reliable and innovative solutions for non-50 Ohm testing (Noise and Load Pull) of RF microwave transistors, thus enabling our customers to compete in the marketplace with better designs and to advance the understanding and knowledge of the field.
Main Head Office
Focus Microwaves Inc.
4555 Chem. du Bois-Franc,
H4S 1A8, Canada
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Focus Microwaves - Auriga AU-5 Pulsed IV/RF Characterization System
Focus Microwaves - Cardiff Behavioral Model Software
Focus Microwaves - Focus Compact Modeling Software
Focus Microwaves - Low Frequency Tuners
The low frequency tuners are a unique product technology using MPT algorithms for low frequency wideband tuning. Three or more cascaded tuning sections use series transmission cables and parallel rotary capacitors.
The length of the cables and number of tuning sections are optimized for maximum tuning range over a given bandwidth. HLFT tuners use 6 tuning sections allowing second harmonic frequency tuning.
Focus Microwaves - Manual Tuners
Focus Microwaves - MPIV - Modular Pulsed IV
High power capability: +/- 200V, 17A.
Minimum pulse width: 200ns.
Modular design which enables multiple configurations.
Shared library. The MPIV can be used as a standalone instrument using an ActiveX library, which easily integrates into existing test software.
Flexible Input/Output. Choose between high power and high precision pulse modules to create a customized setup for your specific application.
Compatible with Focus Microwaves’ device characterization software (Load Pull Explorer, LPEx)
Focus Microwaves - Noise Parameter Characterization Test Software
Noise measurements allow the determination of the four Noise Parameters of a device (transistor). There are four Noise Parameters which fully describe the noise behaviour of an active or passive device at a given frequency.
Focus Microwaves - On-Wafer Delta Tuners
Focus Microwaves - RAPID-VT Digital Tuners
Supports the latest 5G FR1 and IEEE 802.11ax standards
up to 1GHz active load pull bandwidth capability
Test the latest high bandwidth and high modulation cellular standards such as 1024QAM 802.11ax
This system can be used in all parts of the design cycle
Initial device characterisation
MMIC or PA design
Design verification testing
Product testing in the factory
Focus Microwaves - RF Test Fixtures
Focus’ modular microstrip, high power and ultra low loss coaxial RF Test Fixtures are designed mainly for load pull testing of packaged transistors. All Focus test fixtures come with TRL calibration standards and support most transistor packages sized from less than 0.1″ and up to 1″.
Focus Microwaves - Scalar Load Pull Test Software
Focus Microwaves - Sub-18GHz Tuners
From 100MHz to 120GHz we use the slide screw technique in which a reflective probe is inserted into a low loss slotted transmission line.
For frequencies from 10MHz to 170MHz we use a lumped element technology, whereby variable capacitors are connected with optimized lengths of coaxial cable. To view our Low Frequency Tuners, Click Here!