Newsletter | March 9, 2023

03.09.23 -- Power Supplies -- What's Better: Custom Or COTS?

Spotlight On Military, Defense, & Aerospace Solutions
Qorvo Introduces Advanced Power Solution For Phased Array Systems

Qorvo, a leading global provider of connectivity and power solutions, has announced a compact, three-stage power solution for phased array commercial and defense radar.

The Basics Of Military EMC Testing

Although the onus is not on the EMC test engineers and test laboratories to make the decisions on test levels, limits, and requirements, they are still required to identify test specifications and define test procedures, as well as perform the tests. 

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The Importance Of Antenna Beamwidth In RF Testing

Understanding antenna beamwidth and how it influences a test environment is critical to accurate and repeatable tests. This article defines antenna beamwidth, explores the antenna beamwidth properties, and explains its importance for compliance testing.

Isola Insight: PCBs Lighten The Loads For Commercial UAVs

How do commercial UAVs differ from military UAVs for the electronic payload circuit designer who must choose the optimum printed-circuit-board (PCB) material for that mission?

A New Approach To YIG-Based Band-Reject Filters

Yttrium iron garnet (YIG) has an unusual property when used as a resonator, as its resonant properties do not depend on size but on the strength of the magnetic field passing through it. This has some downsides but also some major benefits.

Are COTS Components Ready For Space?

NASA is adopting commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts as an option for a variety of space applications and aims to create a consistent set of requirements to minimize risk and impact of part selection/usage on the performance of NASA spaceflight technology.

Product Portfolio For Common Data Links (CDL)

MtronPTI’s K-band diplexer, the UFDX9999-008, is one product of a broad portfolio of products that support Common Data Link (CDL) applications.

Power Supplies — What’s Better: Custom Or COTS?

When sourcing power supplies for military and commercial applications, system design engineers must choose between commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or custom products. This article clarifies the misunderstandings of each, including delivery timelines, ease of integration, and real-world performance.

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Thermal Vac Qualified Directional Couplers

KRYTAR’s directional couplers are uniquely designed for systems applications where external leveling, precise monitoring, signal mixing or swept transmission, and reflection measurements are required.

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1.0 - 6.0 GHz, 1,200-W Solid State High-Power Amplifier

The AMP2030-LC-1KW solid state high-power amplifier features a rack-mounted cabinet system and a Class A/AB advanced technology high-power linear design.

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Exodus Advanced Communications
Photo-Transistor Hermetic Optocouplers: OLI Series

Skyworks, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Isolink, provides screened and hermetically sealed high-reliability optocouplers, RF diodes, and RFICs, including multi-chip modules (MCM) for aerospace, defense, medical, extreme industrial, and high-reliability markets and applications.

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X-Band RF Transmitter

CPI’s VSX3717 is an air- or liquid-cooled 4.0 kW X-band solid state power amplifier optimized for pulse radars. This amplifier utilizes GaN transistors to provide high gain, high efficiency, and excellent pulse fidelity. The result is excellent AM/PM, phase-noise, and spectral regrowth performance.

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