1,000 W Amplifier
Increased EMC test level requirements equate to two words: More. Power. AR RF’s newest 1,000 W amplifier, the 1000A400, is used for radiated and conducted susceptibility testing, specifically for the increased test levels of composite aircraft in the frequency range of 10 kHz to 400 MHz. When utilized in conjunction with AR’s accessories and antennas, the required conducted and radiated susceptibility test levels are easily reached.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
Solid-State Power Amplifier Module
COMTECH PST introduced its latest development for the TWT replacement market covering the full 2,000 to 6,000 MHz band providing 75 W linear power in a small, compact, lightweight, ruggedized form factor, ideally suited for UAV, fixed wing, rotary wing applications. This SSPA features built in protection and monitoring circuits, low voltage prime power input, high efficiency and reliable solid-state technology. Unit will self-protect under fault conditions and automatically return to normal operation when fault conditions are removed. The SSPA module withstands and operates reliably in rugged and hostile environments.
X- & Ku-Band Solid-State Power Amplifiers
Kratos General Microwave’s cutting-edge, field proven SSPAs are designed and built for the harshest environment conditions, including hostile temperatures, shock, vibration, moisture, altitudes and G-forces. The custom and off-the-shelf SSPAs in X-Band and Ku-Bands utilize the latest GaN and GaAs technologies and provide high power density in a compact footprint to meet critical space and weight requirements in high frequencies. All of our SSPAs can be supplied to meet the most stringent environmental requirements.
Kratos General Microwave
Power Transistor for Accelerator Applications
The IE13550D is a 550 W, CW, GaN SiC power transistor operating in the frequency range of 1,295 to 1,305 MHz. This transistor is designed for commercial scale laser, linear and particle accelerator applications. The IE13550D achieves an exceptional drain efficiency of 80 percent, at a power gain of 15 dB with low power dissipation. This device is internally matched and has a compact size of 20.6 × 9.8 × 3.77 mm. Other product features include excellent thermal stability and ruggedness enabling longer mean time between failure.
Ultra-Agile Signal Source
The APUASYN20 is a very compact and agile signal source up to 20 GHz. It combines fast switching speeds with good phase noise and signal quality. The single-channel unit is available as a mountable module or in a compact enclosure with display and front panel control. The multi-channel version APUASYN20-X is available in one to four channel configurations in a standard 1U 19’’ rack-mountable enclosure. For high phase coherence, RF channels are locked to a single reference source.
4,512 MHz VCO
Crystek’s CVCO55CC-4512-4512 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) operates at 4,512 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +4 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., the model CVCO55CC4512-4512 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5 in. × 0.5 in. SMD package. Input voltage is 5 V, with a typ. current consumption of 28 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 1 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively.
HSM Series RF Synthesizer Modules
The HSM Series RF Synthesizer Modules are high performance, non-PLL based CW sources that exhibit exceptional frequency/phase stability. The intentional lack of a PLL supports frequency switching speeds of as fast as <10 µs (fully settled) while offering phenomenal pulse generation waveforms. These compact, broadband signal sources have a field proven MTBF of >200k hours and are available in seven models covering 10 MHz to 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 6.7 GHz, 12.5 GHz and 20 GHz.
World’s Smallest OCXO
RFMW announced design and sales support for the world’s smallest ASIC based oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) from Rakon. The Rakon U8176LF 10MHz OCXO meets the stringent requirements of 5G remote radio head (RRH), small cell, optical network and microwave transmission system applications. Combined with Rakon’s renowned, patented Mercury+™ ASIC with advanced SC-cut strip crystal technology, this device delivers excellent frequency stability (≤±20 ppb) in a miniature, 7× 5 mm package. Supporting frequencies from 10 to 50 MHz, phase noise is as low as -160 dBc/Hz.
40 GHz CW Signal Source
The SC5520A and SC5521A are part of our ultra-high frequency synthesizer series (UHFS) of signal sources. They boast a frequency tuning range of 160 MHz to 40 GHz stepping at 1 Hz resolution, and an amplitude range of -10 to +15 dBm typ with phase noise among the lowest in the market. These compact modules are ideal for system integration and appropriate for applications in communication transceivers, automotive radar and optics and as clocks in modern day digital data converters.
Microwave Global Model
Modelithics has introduced a new equivalent circuit-based scalable microwave Global Model for International Manufacturing Services, Inc.’s IA3-0805WA thick film 400 mW surface mount attenuator family. The model is validated up to 30 GHz and features substrate, pad and part value scaling over the full range of the attenuator series, 1 to 30 dB. IMS is a sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) and is sponsoring free 90-day trials of all available Modelithics IMS models by request and with approval.