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Ka-Band ITAR-Free Suite

April 14, 2014
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Ka-Band ITAR-Free Suite

TMS offers a complete suite of ITAR-free products for Ka-Band systems that have been specifically developed for both legacy and new designs. Both up and down converters have the ability to electronically switch between the commercial and military Ka-/K-Bands. Each converter has a number of functions  that enable easy integration into legacy and new systems. These include either internal or external reference at both 10 and 50 MHz along with blanking and attenuation control. By combining these converters with the standard SSPA, a full transceiver can be configured to operate over the 29 to 31 GHz transmit band and the 19.2 to 21.2 GHz receive band with just three hermetically sealed modules.

The standard SSPA offers 16 W P1dB or 8 W linear output power over the full 29 to 31 GHz frequency range. The unit also includes extensive gain control and forward power monitoring. An internal BIT circuit monitors current, thermal and other critical parameters. TMS also offers a K-Band (19.2 to 21.2 GHz) LNA with a 1.3 dB noise figure over the full 2 GHz bandwidth. With a total weight of 0.5 lbs and small size, the unit is ideal for today’s integrated, light weight Ka-Band terminals.

For the past 40 years, TMS has always offered a wide range of microwave modules specifically designed to meet demanding size, weight, power and cost applications for land, air and marine markets. Using unique chip and wire techniques, TMS offers rugged and reliable products suitable for the most demanding platforms. With extensive functionality built-in, TMS is able to offer these standard products that work with any modem. Each unit is designed to provide over 200 different configurations, many of which are auto-sensing. All these options are available from a single standard product, enabling last-minute configurations at the factory and thus shorter delivery times.

Teledyne Microwave Solutions,
Rancho Cordova, CA,
www.teledynemicrowave.com

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