Communications/Data Link Products

Source: Teledyne Defense Electronics, LLC
Communications/Data Link Products

Amplifiers specific to communications systems include a wide range of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) originally from Paradise Datacom, a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, and a range of organically developed products within TMS. 

TMS Communications / Data Link Products-At-A-Glance:

  • Frequency:10MHz to 35GHz
  • Bandwidths: Narrow Band to Multi Octave
  • Types: Pulsed, CW Power 1W to 10KW
  • Configuration/Packaging: SM, Leaded, Connectorized, Waveguide
  • Platforms: Ground, Airborne, Marine, Space
  • Applications: Military, Commercial, Satcom, Comms
  • Technology: GaAs, LDMOS, InP
  • Export Classifications: EAR99 & ITAR

With frequencies moving higher TMS has developed a new range of SSPAs & LNAs to support new Satcom applications in the Ka/K-Band region with significantly reduced SWaP (Size Weight and Power) to meet continued needs to retrofit new products into existing locations. With that said, Ku & X Band applications requiring a reduced SWaP, are also considered mainstream product and benefit from TMS core capabilities.

In addition to Satcom applications, TMS has developed a complete range of Data-Link products used in direct line of sight and BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) applications. Unique requirements for these applications include the need for very high speed blanking and the need for a runway low power mode. TMS Transceivers (C, X & Ku-Bands) are in production to support frequency conversion for these systems which also have SSPA and LNA embedded in them. Future development plans include the option to offer a down converted sample port to be used in a pre-distorter network, to improve linearity as higher data rates are required with less prime power available.

Other products, in production, include RF Power amplifiers from L – X Band with over 1KW output power, used to support unique systems for point to point communications. Configured as rack mount or as standalone, these products are a result of internal development in conjunction with a customer's needs to move from conventional LDMOS designs to GAN.

With system engineers needs for higher frequency, SWaP reduction and ever shortening development cycles, TMS has uniquely demonstrated its abilities in this market and will continue to be well placed to support these needs today and in the future.