Marki Microwave, Inc. (Business Impact Profile)

Marki Microwave Combines Microwave Office with Revolutionary Manufacturing Process for Successful Custom Mixer Designs
It would have been impossible to invent the Microlithic mixer without adopting AWR’s Microwave Office simulation technology. By using a modern CAD approach, we successfully condensed four decades of hard-earned mixer design knowledge into 12 months of intense simulation and hardware development. Designing in software has saved us incalculable amounts of time and money.
Christopher F. Marki
Director of Operations
Marki Microwave, Inc. (Business Impact Profile)

Marki Microwave Combines Microwave Office with Revolutionary Manufacturing Process for Successful Custom Mixer Designs

Company

Marki Microwave is a leading manufacturer of high performance microwave and millimeter- wave components.

Challenge

Design and manufacture more compact mixers at a faster and cost-scalable rate while maintaining signature quality and performance.

Solution

Transition the company to a new design paradigm leveraging a new mixer manufacturing process combined with simulation software, putting Marki on a path toward “right the first time” design methodology and ushering in a new means for manufacturing future microwave components.

Results (ROI):

Small footprint, high performing and volume manufacturable mixer components.

  • 14X reduction in size (mixer footprint)
  • Tens of dB improvement in performance (isolation / spurious rejection)
  • 2X faster design cycle time
  • Five-fold increase in factory capacity throughput

To continue to read the full story, click to download the PDF document below...

Related customer stories

Using AWR's ACE technology, Multitest is able to accurately and efficiently simulate PCB interfaces prior to fabrication. This gives our customers the confidence they need before they even receive our hardware.
Ryan Satrom
Signal Integrity Engineer
Multitest
Read story
Today's complex RF circuits require a more innovative approach than traditional design software offers and the Microwave Office product provides the technology our designers require. The AWR open system platform enhances engineering productivity and reduces development costs by providing an easy-to-use, integrated solution that improves design time over legacy tools in a number of applications.
Marc Garin
President
Atlantic RF (Testimonial)
Read story
We chose to replace most of our existing design software with AWR's Microwave Office and Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) design suites because the combination of professional software and good, customer-oriented support offers a significant improvement in overall design time. The ease-of-use means that less frequent users do not have to re-familiarize themselves with the suite each time they use it. In addition, the tight integration to Mentor Expedition means that we can directly pass designs between the two design tools rather than manually re-entering data-this means faster design realization and elimination of the chance of translation errors.
Karl Martin Gjertsen
Vice President of Technology
Nera ASA (Testimonial)
Read story