In Las Vegas, many visitors to the 2013 International Wireless Congress and Expo stopped by our booth to demo our R54 Vector Reflectometer for their cable and antenna testing needs. Along the midsize and full VNAs, the two tiny Reflectometers were displayed in context using an antenna and cable test display. The R54 which was connected to a 10-foot coaxial cable was performing a distance to fault (DTF) measurement, detecting a specially placed crimping in the cable. People particularly enjoyed coming to the demo station and creating their own disruption in the cable (pinching it to its outer limits)!
Thanks again to all the visitors who stopped by to get a demonstration of our R54 Reflectometer and our other VNAs. We hope to see you at the next show!
Thank you to all who visited our booth at European Microwave Week in Amsterdam, Netherlands last week. It was a great opportunity to be among the RF and Microwave community in the European region, as well as join our development team and partners from around the world.
From left: Sergey Zaostrovnykh, VP of Engineering at Copper Mountain Technologies, Alik Shapiro, Applications Engineer at Copper Mountain Technologies, Luc Lanaerts of Mampaey Engineering, Eric Cuenin of F.I. Science, Craig Stewart of Albatron Science, Vladimir Kuznetsov of Copper Mountain Technologies, and Igor Ivaschenko of Copper Mountain Technologies.
Microwaves & RF's October issue features our Managing Director, Alex Goloschokin, as interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Nancy Friedrich. Alex discusses the origins of Copper Mountain Technologies, the technology behind Virtual Vector Network Analyzers, and future product line expansion.
Alex says of Virtual VNAs,
"the biggest benefits of the virtual format are a much lower price point, smaller footprint, its lightweight form factor, and operation from any external PC. All of these aspects will make our VNAs very attractive to both development labs and production environments".
And what about the roots of the company's name?
NF: The best known Copper Mountain in this country is in Colorado. Why did you name the firm “Copper Mountain Technologies?” And who came up with the name?
AG: Yes, we’ve received inquiries about ski passes more than a few times! Unfortunately for those callers, our expertise is… ice hockey. Just kidding, it is actually in microwave and RF test equipment. Our company is named after a different Copper Mountain, which is located in the South Ural Mountain Ridge [in central Russia]. Chelyabinsk, home to our manufacturing facility, is located in this region. Our company’s name is a tribute to the rich history of the region. It brings together old-world craftsmanship with modern technological advancements (created by highly talented engineers and researchers—many of whom are graduates of South Ural University, a well-known engineering school).
We greatly appreciate all the visitors who stopped by our booth at Autotestcon in Aanaheim, California! The show couldn't have picked a better location, the gracious Disneyland conference center, where everyone convened to talk about the latest tech in the RF and microwave industry.
It was a particularly great chance for the Copper Mountain Technologies team to meet with representative companies from all across the country. We displayed our R54 Vector Reflectometer, the PLANAR TR1300/1 VNA, and the PLANAR 804/1 VNA, and had a great time showing the product family's features like gating, time domain measurements, and frequency offset.
Below, see the VNA experts assembled at the CMT booth.
Special thanks to the great team at Testforce, with whom we had the pleasure of sharing a booth wall! A leader in test and measurement throughout Canada, we are grateful to work with this team, including Sami Stephan, Tony Tirelli, Evan Schuster, and Mike Caines, among others. Thank you!
The Copper Mountain Technologies team is gearing up for the AUTOTESTCON show in Anaheim, California on September 10th. Visit us at booth number 1306 and take a look at the full exhibitor list here.
AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services. It is sponsored annually by the IEEE.
The Theme this year is Mission Assurance through Advanced ATE.
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Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the International Microwave Symposium last week in Montreal, Quebec. Canada showed us a very warm welcome and we barely had time to take a breath at the IMS show!
Design engineers, filter manufacturers, and professors alike had questions for us about the benefits of the virtual format and the applications for their environment. The most sought-after device was definitely the PLANAR 804/1 Virtual Vector Network Analyzer, which operates in the frequency range from 300 kHz to 8 GHz. We were glad to chat with industry insiders to get their take on how this specific frequency range could help them to work with their projects. By far the most interesting application was one inquiry about getting a Virtual VNA to use in communication systems going to Mars!
We had a great time in Montreal, exploring the biggest RF and Microwave event of the year. What a great show, we will follow it in Seattle next year!
Thanks to Dayton for hosting the premier amateur radio event in the country! We had a great time speaking to true enthusiasts last weekend, discussing RF applications and pursuits. We even had a visitor pick up an R54 Vector Reflectometer right on the spot!
Since 1952, Hamvention® has been sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA). For many years it has been the world's largest amateur radio gathering, attracting hams from throughout the globe. It was a great time and a new experience for us, with most of the hams taking an interest in PLANAR TR1300, operating from 300 kHz to 1.3 GHz and priced to be accessible to hobbyists and professionals alike.
We are very proud to be exhibiting at Hamvention 2012 in Dayton, Ohio this weekend. Since 1952 Hamvention® has been sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA). For many years it has been the world's largest amateur radio gathering, attracting hams from throughout the globe.
Stop by and see our booth, # 540, for a demonstration of our PLANAR line of network analyzers. For more information on Hamvention, visit the event page here, or see the full list of exhibitors here.
Copper Mountain Technologies' Managing Director Alex Goloschokin and Applications Engineer Michael Teplitsky have returned, after visiting sunny Cocoa Beach for Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, where they exhibited our line of virtual vector network analyzers and chatted up visiting professors, graduate students and guests.
CMT stand was the buzz of the show, with some of the visiting professors expressing particular interest in our free demo software with regards to teaching EE students about VNAs.
Copper Mountain Technologies' Managing Director Alex Goloschokin next to the CMT stand at WAMICON 2012
On the morning of April 17, Copper Mountain Technologies' team, along with many other WAMICON participants, witnessed a piece of history when the shuttle Discovery flew overhead for its final trip to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Numerous updates for our vector analyzers! Check out each product page to download them.
PLANAR R54: Installation and Demo Software have been updated to ver. 1.4 Numerous bugfixes and improvements (Mar. 5, 2012)
PLANAR TR1300/1: Installation and Demo Software have been updated to ver. 0.7.0 Numerous bugfixes and improvements COM/DCOM Programming Manual is available for download (Apr. 9, 2012)
PLANAR 304/1: Installation and Demo Software have been updated to ver. 3.22 Numerous bugfixes and improvements (Apr. 9, 2012)
PLANAR 804/1: Installation and Demo Software have been updated to ver. 3.22 Numerous bugfixes and improvements Major feature improvement: up to 500,001 points per sweep are now available! (Apr. 9, 2012)
We are pleased to welcome you to visit our stand at WAMICON 2012, the 13th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
The WAMICON 2012 conference will address up-to-date multidisciplinary research needs and interdisciplinary aspects of wireless and RF technology. The technical program will cover wireless communication systems and RF technology, and will include sessions covering today's most salient topics in microwave and RF engineering. Some sessions to look forward to:
Combining Differential/Integral Methods and Time/Frequency Domain Analysis to Solve Complex Antenna Problems - presented by Ian Wood, Computer Simulation Technology of America (CST)
Recent Advances in RF/MW Electronic Design Automation - presented by Craig Sapashe, Agilent Technologies
Stability Analysis of Microwave Circuits - preented by Dr. Stephane Dellier, AMCAD Engineering
Managing Director Alex Goloschokin and Applications Engineer Michael Teplitsky will represent Copper Mountain Technologies and will be exhibiting our PLANAR R54, TR1300/1, and 804/1 models. Visit us for a live demo of our virtual vector network analyzers!
While you're browsing through the magazine, check out the editor-selected product feature on the PLANAR R54 right here. Thanks again to Microwave Journal for taking note of our exciting new Vector Reflectometer! For more information on the PLANAR R54, see its product page or find previous press mentions it has earned.
The uniquely compact and accurate, PLANAR R54 opens a new chapter in cable and antenna feeder analysis. Functioning in the frequency range of 85 MHz to 5.4 GHz, PLANAR R54 has many applications in production as well as in the field. A few more details:
• Uniquely small. Compact size: 117 x 39 x 19 mm; lightweight: 8 oz. • Accurate. Direct connectivity to any DUT (no test cable needed) reduces measurement error • Convenient. Powered and operated via a single USB port from any Windows PC • Measurement time per point: 200 µs • Frequency setting resolution: 10 Hz
We are excited to exhibit at the International Wireless Communications Expo from February 22nd-23rd in Las Vegas, NV! Stop by Booth #5137 to demo our products, meet our team, and learn more about testing virtually.
See our exhibitor profile here and the full floor plan of the event here.
Watch and rate our feature in Test and Measurement World, the leading source for market news, industry trends and applications for engineers involved in electronic instrument testing and measurement! Copper Mountain Technologies' Managing Director Alex Goloschokin is interviewed about our newest vector network analyzer, the R54. Watch the video about our virtual, portable, lab quality R54 here.
The R54 is a one of a kind vector reflectometer, providing an high quality measurement solution for testing between 85 MHz and 5.4 GHz.
The device is portable and accurate; its virtual UI operates on any Windows-based PC. R54 is the ultimate compact workhorse analyzer, providing a variety of analytical capabilities in the frequency and time domains.
In November, our team traveled to Munich for Productronica, the premier European trade show for electronics manufacturing and testing. Colin Holland spoke with Managing Director Alex Goloschokin about the debut of the R54.
Held every two years in Munich, the Productronica trade show brings together companies showcasing the entire value chain of electronics manufacturing. This year, at the 19th annual show, exhibitors and attendees came from as far as the US, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Israel, Poland, Hungary and the Russian Federation, as well as from Germany. (Source).