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GNSS Technology For Better Biomass Mapping
GNSS Technology For Better Biomass Mapping

The EU-funded COREGAL project combines traditional positioning technology with reflected global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals to let land management professionals see through thick tree canopies and better understand what lies on the forest floor.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2016

Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers Solid State Single Band 0.7 to 6 GHz Amplifiers

These single band solid state RF amplifiers are an ideal solution in both military and commercial marketplaces and have been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. They’re available in 15, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 watt power versions and they cover the 0.7 to 6 GHz frequency range. Each model features an excellent noise figure and also provides excellent flatness across their specified frequency range.

Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA Boost Received Signals And Maintain Noise Figure: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz LNA

This low noise amplifier provides multiple broadband channels of high signal gain and linearity with low added noise levels, boosting received signals and maintaining system noise figure. The package itself contains three separate LNAs, and any of the three amplifiers can be independently bypassed via signal control.

RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B RF Switch Matrix: RFMS-4X256-B

Corry Micronics’ RFMS-4X256-B is a 4 to 256 blocking RF switch matrix covering the 900-2500 MHz frequency range. It has a -8dB insertion loss, 50 ohms impedance, 10 dB return loss, +30 dBm P1dB, -80 dB isolation, and a 5µs switching speed (50% trigger to 10% RF power).

DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010 DC – 4 GHz GaN RF Transistors: QPD1009 And QPD1010

The QPD1009 and QPD1010 are discrete GaN on SiC HEMTs operating from the DC to 4 GHz frequency range. The QPD1009 is a 15W, 50V device with an output power level of 17W at 2 GHz, and a linear gain of 24 dB at 2 GHz. The 10W, 50V QPD1010 features an output power of 11W at 2 GHz and a linear gain of 24.7 dB at 2 GHz. These two devices are housed in low thermal resistance 3 x 3 mm packages, and are ideal for wideband or narrowband amplifiers, jammers, and for military radar, civilian radar, land mobile, military radio, and test instrumentation applications.

Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry 1200W GaN L-Band Avionics Transistor: Highest Power In The Industry

Integra Technologies introduces IGN1011L1200 on GaN/SiC, exhibiting 17dB gain and 75% efficiency at 1030-1090 MHz, 50V, for IFF at ELM Mode S pulse conditions. Devices are 100% tested.

ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B ShockLine™ 4-port Performance VNA: MS46524B

The MS46524B series of 4-port Performance ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of value and performance. With features such as a best-in-class dynamic range, this Performance series lowers cost-of-test and speeds time to market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz. Typical applications include designing and manufacturing multi-port mobile network equipment, mobile devices, automotive cables, high-speed data interconnects, and system integration components.

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  • New Design Techniques Speed Time-To-Market For RF Filters In 4G Mobile Devices

    As the world’s market continues to grow exponentially in the need for in wireless connectivity in mobile devices and data networks, manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the production of spectrum bands that are required to carry the data. This demand results in the requirement of more RF components for connected devices, which simultaneously adds more cost and power demands, and forces manufacturers to continuously add new models to keep up with bandwidth needs. This pressures the carrier aggregation and more complex MIMO designs to have dramatically smaller and cheaper RF filters. This white paper offers an in-depth discussion on the new Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISNTM), a new filter design solution that can be used to develop a state-of-the-art Band 3 duplexers using low-cost SAW fabrication, while achieving high performance results.

Cable Harness EMC/EMI: Cross Talk, Radiation, Interference And Susceptibility

When using bundles of electrical cables in vehicles, aircrafts, ships, and buildings, electrical designers are met with the challenges of electromagnetic compatibility and interference. The long cables are more prone to radiate or pick up irradiation than many other electrical components and systems. This white paper discusses how these challenges may be met through the aid of FEKO’s electromagnetic simulation capabilities.

Analysis Of A GaN/SiC UHF Radar Amplifier For Operation At 125V Bias

A transistor was tested in a UHF pulsed radar power amplifier operating with GaN technology in order to achieve a higher voltage output. This article investigates the relationship between Fe concentration in the buffer layer and breakdown voltage of an AlGaN/GaN on SiC HEMT transistor in order to operate in a UHF power amplifier operated at a bias of 100V or higher.

RF Burn-In Analysis Of 100V P-band Aerospace GaN Radar Transistors

Solid state amplifiers have the benefit of potentially higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower weight, which translates to lower costs in launching spacecrafts into orbit. Another advantage of solid-state power amplifiers is the much lower than kilo-volt range of operating voltages, which simplifies the design of the power supply subsystem. There are also significant advantages in using GaN HEMT technology for achieving higher frequency bandwidth, high voltage operation, and radiation hardness for high reliability space applications. The high efficiency of a radar front-end power amplifier becomes a key element of a spacecraft mission design with a limited prime power budget. As a result, amplifiers and transistors for spaceborne applications are adopting GaN technology to achieve higher efficiency in yielding GaN radar transistors. This white paper presents and discusses the RF burn-in analysis of 100V P-band aerospace GaN radar transistors, with complete results, and junction temperature modeling.

Using A 1-Kilowatt Power Amplifier For SAR Remote Sensing In P-band

In order to better understand the earth’s global carbon cycle, NASA and ESA have implemented programs with the objective to make scientific measurements of the earth’s biomass. NASA uses an airborne synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) system operating in L-band, while ESA uses a GaN based system. This white paper presents a 2-stage, 40 dB gain, 1 kilowatt transmitter pallet as an alternative solution for ground-penetrating SAR applications in P-band

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6 to 18 GHz Solid State Power Amplifiers
6 to 18 GHz Solid State Power Amplifiers

MtronPTI recently released a line of broadband, solid-state, power amplifiers covering the 6 to 18 GHz range with up to 40 Watts power serving the needs of tactical communications, satellite terminals, electronic warfare, radar, point-to-point backhaul, medical, industrial, and scientific applications.

 

  • Custom EMI Filters
    Custom EMI Filters

    EMI Filters are used to prevent electromagnetic interference in avionics and aircraft systems, as well as military shipboard/vehicle electronics, and in military communication systems. Electromagnetic interference can cause a complete loss of data in communications systems, or a simple decline in data quality.

  • Thick Film Chip Attenuators
    Thick Film Chip Attenuators Wire and ribbon bondable and Flipchip thick film chip attenuators, printed and fired on 96% alumina. Provides attenuation accuracy for frequencies through 10 Ghz. Double layer terminations provide additional bonding surface. Abrasive trimming ensures optimum resistor stability
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Your single source for microwave electronics, Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) delivers the world’s most advanced microwave technologies for demanding aerospace, military, commercial and industrial applications. For over 50 years, leading organizations across the globe have turned to us for the most innovative microwave technologies…and that tradition lives on.

Remcom Remcom

Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation software and consulting services. Our products simplify the analysis of complex EM problems and lead the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation.

AR Modular RF AR Modular RF
AR Modular RF designs and builds some of the most durable, innovative, dependable, and versatile RF amplifier modules and RF amplifier systems in the world.
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Ducommun RF Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF Coaxial Switch, Switch Matrices and Millimeter Wave components, Millimeter Wave Sub-Assemblies and Millimeter Wave Systems.

Ducommun RF Products Coaxial Switches are used on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, communications equipment, and defense, industrial, medical, Satcom and Test & Measurement applications.

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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