Newsletter | March 8, 2022

03.08.22 -- Spotlight on Defense Electronics

Spotlight On Defense Electronics (EW/SIGINT/COMINT)
4 Reasons To Get A Bilogical Antenna First For Device Testing

As more products use electronics and wireless, a bilogical antenna is the best first investment for internal RF testing.

Improving The Capabilities Of Cognitive Radar & EW Systems

This application note addresses the challenges that mode-agile or wartime reserve mode (WARM) radar and electromagnetic warfare (EW) threat emitters pose, as well as the architecture of cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems and how they deliver effective RF countermeasures.

Electronic Warfare, Drone Wars!

One of the numerous outcomes of military action has been the evolution of battle strategy and weaponry. This article addresses the use of drones as a protective countermeasure in the future of military applications.

SOSA And VITA: Working Together For Next-Gen Defense Systems

This article overviews the Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) and VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) organizations, including their challenges, successful strategies, and illustrative examples.

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.

Industry Insights
Find The Right Channels With Switch Filter Banks

Switches and filters are electronic components used in many RF/microwave systems, such as transmitters and receivers. Each provides functionality to aid high-frequency systems, but the functions can also be combined into switch filter banks to save size, weight, and power (SWaP) when miniaturizing a system.

Reliability Comparison Of 28 V – 50 V GaN-on-SiC S-Band And X-Band Technologies

This paper discusses the reliability performance of Wolfspeed GaN/AlGaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) MMIC released process technologies, fabricated on 100 mm high-purity semi-insulating (HPSI) 4H-SiC substrates.

MRSE-5000 Family Of EW Emulators

D-TA’s Multichannel Radar Signal Emulator (MRSE) solution is based on the concept of streaming I/Q data from deep memories (computer hard drives). As a result, the MRSE family of EW emulators are the only ones in the market that can create a true electromagnetic operational environment, not just radar pulses.

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The AR-5010 — Go Further. Do More.

Our engineer takes you into the features, benefits, and markets for the new AR-5010 amplifier. The AR-5010 is a class A amplifier designed with optimized performance to support linearly modulated, multi-carrier waveforms with high crest factors. The AR-5010 is a part of AR Modular RF’s AR-5000 Series, which is the next generation of wide-band, Class A/AB linear amplifier designed for use with modern digital modulations.

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Microwave Products For EW Radar Applications

CPI Beverly Microwave Division provides the industry-proven design techniques and engineering expertise to meet the rigid and dependable standards of electronic warfare products.

Featured Products And Resources
High Power Limiter: Model 9078
HUBER+SUHNER offers the Model 9078 high power limiter featuring a combination of lightning and HPM protection in one unit. It is used in a variety of defense applications, including electronic intelligence (ELINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), command, control, communication intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C³ISR), or ship’s signal exploitation.
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4 – 18 GHz Ultra-Wideband High-Power Solid-State Gan RF Amplifier Module: Model BME49189-50
Comtech’s latest development continues to expand on its innovative integrated RF GaN power amplifier designs by further increasing the bandwidth and power density. Comtech proudly introduces the Model BME49189-50, the latest in GaN-based 4 – 18 GHz RF amplifiers.
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Comtech Pst Corporation
DC - 50 GHz SPDT Coaxial Switch: STR-2-H-50

RLC Electronics introduces the STR-2-H-50 coaxial switch designed to operate for military and commercial applications within the DC to 50 GHz frequency range. Features include insertion loss of less than 1.1 dB, isolation of over 50 dB, and a switching speed of up to 25 nsec. The switch is available in a module with 2.4 mm (F) connectors.

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RLC Electronics, Inc.
18 – 40 GHz Millimeter-Wave Coupler: 765-10-29.000

MECA introduces the 765-10-29.000 5G millimeter-wave directional coupler for applications operating in the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range.  Available with a coupling value of 10 dB, this coupler has an insertion loss of 1.3 dB and directivity of over 12 dB. It can handle an average power of up to 20 watts and has a VSWR of 1.80:1. The 765-10-29.000 is available in a module with 2.92 mm female connectors.

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MECA Electronics Inc.
Programmable Attenuator With Ethernet Control: 50PA-1019-XX
JFW’s 50PA-1019-XX is a multiple programmable attenuator system designed for 5G development and testing. The system is configured with a selection of one to 16 solid-state programmable attenuators. With features including an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 ohms nominal impedance, the system is ideal for applications in the 100 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range.
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JFW Industries, Inc.
Digitally Tunable, Bandpass Filter: ADMV8526

The ADMV8526 is an RF bandpass filter that features a digitally selectable frequency of operation. The filter center frequency (fCENTER) can be adjusted from 1.25 GHz to 2.60 GHz, using an 8-bit value (256 states) that incorporates a patent pending interpolation technique.

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Analog Devices
Directional Coupler: 264030
Krytar's directional coupler: model 264030, enhances the selection of multi-purpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling over the Ka-band frequency range of 26.5 to 40.0 GHz in a single, compact and lightweight package.
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