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Compact 25W Ku-Band Transceiver With GaN SSPA for Commercial Airborne Applications

TRAK Microwave, a Microwave brand of Smiths Interconnect, has announced the addition of the Ku-Band High Power Transceiver to its wide range of product offerings. TRAK’s new HPT functions as a complete airborne Satcom solution, integrating the necessary GaN SSPA, upconverters, downconverters, and digital control technology to offer a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT) functions.


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Ku-Band High Power Transceiver

TRAK_PR_Ku-Band_TransceiverSmiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand has announced the addition of the Ku-band high power transceiver to its wide range of product offerings. TRAK’s HPT functions as a complete airborne Satcom solution, integrating the necessary GaN SSPA, upconverters, downconverters, and digital control technology to offer a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple built-in-test (BIT) functions.


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50-Channel GPS Reference Clock: 8835

TRAK_PR_Time_Freq_8835-3Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand has announced the addition of a GPS time and frequency clock to its wide range of product offerings. The 8835 GPS clock boasts extreme power and interoperability options while maintaining industry leading GPS accuracy and reliability. While tracking GPS, this click exhibits a frequency accuracy of <1x10-12 and a 1 PPS accuracy with <50 nanoseconds, RMS. 


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4-port, Ferrite-Based, C-Band Circulator

4Port_CBandTRAK, a Microwave brand of Smiths Interconnect, has announced it has added a 4-port, ferrite-based, C-band circulator to our line of products. Integrating forward and reverse power detectors that operate up to 75 W CW, TRAK offers radar and communications systems designers a unique solution for reducing components and lowering costs while striving to enhance signal clarity.


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X-band Synthesizer / Upconverter: SYN152

TRAK_PR_SynthSmiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand has added a X-band Direct Synthesizer / Upconverter to its wide range of product offerings. The SYN152 features four x2, x3, x4, and x17 multiplied output ports with various powers in either the L-, S-, or X-bands as well as a X-band BIT detector. With UHF input power at -6 dBm, this synthesizer can output 0 dBm in the S-band, 2 dBm in the X3 L-band, 4 dBm in the X2 L-band, and 10 dBm in the X-band.


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TRAK's TRUE surface mount circulators for radar on display at EDI CON USA 2016

Smiths Microwave Subsystems is pleased to announce that advanced surface mount technology has led TRAK to deliver the first-ever circulator that can be used in automated assembly of phased array radar assemblies. You’ll find this product and several other microwave component and assembly innovations on display at the Smiths Microwave Subsystems Booth #721 at EDI CON USA 2016.


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Tactical GPS Time and Frequency System: 8836 Series

TRAK_PR_GPD_T_FSmiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand has released the 8836 series tactical GPS time and frequency system. The design approach integrates a ground-based GPS receiver module (GB-GRAM), a rubidium oscillator, time and frequency signal generation, and control/status circuitry in a compact, ruggedized enclosure. Standard outputs include 1 PPS, low noise 10 MHz network time protocol (NTP) and two IRIG B outputs over multi-mode fiber.


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