Focus and Auriga announce partnership

Auriga and Focus announced today their collaboration on a Harmonic Pulsed Load-pull System.

Chelmsford, MA and Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada
May 28, 2013

The two companies, RF microwave industry market leaders, integrated their showcase systems, Auriga's AU4850 Pulsed IV/RF Characterization System and Focus' Harmonic Load-pull System to provide users unmatched measurement capabilities. Responding to market demands, Auriga and Focus have developed a software bridge to provide users harmonic pulsed load-pull measurement capability. The software will be offered by both companies through their respective sales channels.

"Our customer base has been asking for harmonic pulsed load-pull measurements for years," said Ted Lewis, vice president of Auriga. Lewis continued, "Now, with our collaboration with Focus, we can meet their need. Focus is world renowned for having the best load-pull technology, and of course we believe we have the best pulsed IV/RF capabilities, especially with our new AU4850. So I know the integrated solution is going to delight our customers."

Dr. Zacharia Ouardirhi, general manager of Focus, said, "Working with Auriga to provide harmonic pulsed load-pull capabilities will give our customers more flexibility when they need to create models and high-voltage measurements. Focus has always known that harmonic measurements are key to meeting RF microwave device designers' needs. That is why Focus has pushed the technology in this area. The integration to Auriga's pulsed IV systems will allow us to push our abilities even further."

Learn about Harmonic Pulsed Load-pull at IMS-MTT 2013 in Seattle, WA, on June 4-6. Auriga's booth, number 1032 and Focus' booth, number 824.


About Auriga Microwave

Auriga Microwave is a recognized international leader in modeling, measurement and design of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave technologies. Auriga believes extensive solid-state experience is critical for improving the current state of device modeling, and that a sound understanding of the physics of novel active devices is mandatory for delivering cutting-edge solutions in order to meet the RF/microwave industry's never-ending demand for higher power, higher linearization, and higher efficiency. Auriga further enhances its extensive experience with the use of Auriga OPTIMUM™, a proprietary process to improve design, modeling and measurement services. Auriga's customers benefit from the team's years of experience delivering timely and cost-effective solutions. Auriga's headquarters, lab and manufacturing facility is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA with a sales office in The Netherlands. Please visit Auriga at


About Focus Microwaves 

Focus Microwaves is an engineering company designing and manufacturing automatic impedance tuners from 10 MHz to 110 GHz and on-wafer integrated Load-pull and Noise Measurement Systems. Since 1989 Focus products helped designers of power and low-noise amplifiers to shorten their development cycles to gain a competitive edge.

Focus's customers' demands helped Focus create most products and applications in this field. The result is over 800 Focus systems using more than 2100 automatic tuners to date. The Company holds most relevant patents related to electromechanical impedance tuners.

Focus offers standard and customized solutions for R&D and production testing as stand-alone hardware and fully-integrated systems.

  • Wideband noise parameter extraction
  • Nonlinear active and passive load-pull (CW and pulsed)
  • Harmonic and time-domain load-pull
  • On-wafer turn-key solutions including vibration-free probe stations and pre-matching bend-lines

Focus' headquarters, lab and manufacturing is based in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada. Please visit Focus at