TRAK Microwave Corporation

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Contact: tmc@trak.com
Phone: (813) 901-7200
Fax: (813) 901-7491

Location

TRAK Microwave Corporation
4726 Eisenhower Blvd.
Tampa FL 33634
United States
TRAK Microwave, an ISO 9001 & AS9100 registered company, designs and manufactures a diverse range of RF and microwave integrated assemblies, subsystems, components and time & frequency systems for defense, space and commercial applications worldwide.

Articles

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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Smiths forms Microwave Subsystems Team

Smiths Group plc announces the strategic alignment of three brands in their portfolio into a new business unit. Organized as Smiths Microwave Subsystems the business unit includes the entire organizations at Millitech of Northampton, Mass., Tecom of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Trak of Tampa, Fla.


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TRAK Microwave's GaN SSPA powers Ku band block upconverter

 The model MFC147 from TRAK Microwave provides 13.75 to 14.50 GHz coverage for civilian and military aviation Ku-band SATCOM applications, including In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems and UAV communications. The unit features a ruggedized design and innovative thermal management technique to withstand challenging airborne environments utilizing SMT construction with no open die. Input frequency to the Block Upconverter (BUC) is 950-1700 MHz, with Ku-band output of +12 to +17 dBm.  An integrated, low-noise, GaN, Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) provides 25 watts minimum output power providing better than -120 dBc/Hz noise power (-140 dBc/Hz typical) and <-22 dBc spectral regrowth (OQPSK). 


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TRAK Microwave Receives OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 Re-Certification

TRAK Microwave, a Smiths Microwave company, located in Tampa, FL, a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets is pleased to announce that it has received OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 re-certification for its safety procedures and it’s environmental quality management.


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Products

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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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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Ku-Band Block Up-Converter: MFC147

5M23ProdImgx250The Model MFC147 from Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand provides 13.75 to 14.50 GHz coverage for civilian and military Ku-Band SATCOM applications, including in-flight entertainment (IFE) and UAV communications. The unit features a ruggedized design with innovative thermal management, utilizing surface-mount construction with no open die, to withstand challenging airborne environments.


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Economical Ferrite Microstrip Isolators: T001110 / T001111

TRAK_MicrostripIsolators_PRSmiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand's microstrip isolators integrate ferrite circulator/isolator substrates on printed circuit board (PCB) material providing for a high performance, yet economical, solution. They’re extremely well-matched devices with innovative integrated power terminations. Current solutions have been designed for popular mm-wave frequency bands. Model T001110 covers 29.6 to 30.6 GHz, and T001111 covers 34.5 to 35.5 GHz.


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Space Qualified Latching Circulator-Isolators

Ka-Band Dual-Junction Latching Circulator-Isolator

Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand’s Ka-Band dual-junction latching circulator-isolators can be designed to cover a variety of bandwidths across the 16 to 35 GHz range. Model OKJ221-FM features 1 µs switching speed and a very low insertion loss of 0.2 dB in transmit mode, and 0.4 dB in receive mode. These devices will handle +39 dBm transmit power with 25 dB isolation to protect the receiver while transmitting, and are well matched with 25 dB return loss and better than -60 dBc RF leakage.


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Lightweight Stratum 1 Network Time Server: 8461

Stratum 1

Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand’s Model 8461 Stratum 1 Network Time Server weighs less than one pound and provides time synchronization of <1 µs of time reference. It is synchronized from an optical IRIG-B DC-level shift link or a wireline modulated IRIG B link. The optical link provides a time synchronization bridge to isolated network domains while an onboard OCXO provides holdover capability in the event that synchronization is lost from the IRIG reference.


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Dual Band Block Downconverter for In-flight Applications: MFC146

TRAK_MFC146_PRModel MFC146 from Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand is a dual band block downconverter (BDC) covering the Ku band segments of 10.7-11.7 GHz and 11.7-12.75 GHz. IF outputs for the two bands are 950 to 1950 MHz and 1100 to 1250 MHz, with overall gain of 18 to 22 dB, maximum noise figure (NF) of 13.5 dB (<9 dB typical), better than -95 dBc/Hz phase noise performance, less than -90 dBc spurious and maximum group delay variation of ±1 ns.


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Small Frequency and Time Reference Module: C-FTRM

C-FTRM

Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand’s compact, frequency and time reference module (C-FTRM) has been designed to be among the smallest in its category of tactical frequency and time reference devices. Model T001008is a 2.40” x 2.66” module which includes a 50-channel GPS receiver, a low g-sensitivity double-oven crystal oscillator, and time and frequency generation circuitry. It provides reference outputs of 10 MHz, 1 PPS, and time of day (TOD).


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Block Upconverter Includes GaN Solid State Power Amp: MFC147

Trak_MFC147_PRThe Model MFC147 from Smiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand provides 13.75 to 14.50 GHz coverage for civilian and military aviation Ku-band SATCOM applications, including in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and UAV communications. The unit features a ruggedized design and innovative thermal management technique to withstand challenging airborne environments. Input frequency to the block upconverter (BUC) is 950 to 1700 MHz, with Ku-band output of +12 to +17 dBm. 


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Next-Gen TX, RX, and Timing Modules

Next-Gen TX, RX, and Timing ModulesSmiths Interconnect’s TRAK Microwave brand announces several aerospace and SATCOM communication system subassemblies and precision network timing products that demonstrate the latest SWaP requirements for integrated multi-function assemblies and synchronization. Ku-Band Block Upconverter, MFC147, Ku Dual Band Block Downconverter, MFC146, Stratum 1 Network Time Server, 8461 and Compact Time and Frequency Reference Module, 8833-13, and Ka-Band Latching Circulator-Isolator.

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