Newsletter | July 11, 2019

07.11.19 -- Spotlight On Electronic Warfare

  AR-5010 Rack-Mount Amplifier

30 MHz – 88 MHz / 500 Watts
AR-5000 Series: Covers 1 MHz – 1 GHz

First in the 5000 series of amplifiers, the AR-5010 is designed for quick, inexpensive prototyping, helping products get to market faster. It provides accurate representation of the input signal, regardless of waveform. It also delivers the highest power achievable in its small size.

Featured Article
Reliable And Flexible Simulation Of Angle Of Arrival (AoA)
By Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The purpose of radar warning equipment is to detect, measure, and identify radar signals to provide a warning so available countermeasures can be taken. It is also mandatory to have direction finding (DF) capabilities to identify the angle of arrival (AoA) of a signal. It is highly desirable that engineers have a simulator that can provide test signals for simulating the AoA. This white paper presents a solution from Rohde & Schwarz designed to meet the challenges associated with simulating the AoA of radar signals.

Spotlight On Electronic Warfare
Design Considerations To Meet Demand For Miniaturization Of Electronics In Military Applications
White Paper | By Wim Vanheertum, Fischer Connectors

It is imperative for military organizations to lighten the loads that soldiers carry into battle. Every piece of equipment must be able to improve communications, agility, and lethality for soldier reliability. Connector and cabling solutions have been identified as one place to make such improvements. 

28 nm Analog-To-Digital Converters Enable Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Receiver Systems
White Paper | By David Brown and Peter Delos, Analog Devices, Inc.

This white paper focuses on how 28 nm ADCs enable faster sample rates, wider analog input bandwidth, integrated digital functionality, and new receiver architectures, all while reducing power consumption and overall size.

How New DAC Technologies Are Changing Radar & EW Signal Generation
Article | Tektronix

Application areas in radar and EW system, subsystem, assembly, and component design work have complex signal generation needs, leading to the use of custom-designed solutions for analog signal generation that are expensive and inflexible compared to COTS alternatives.

Integrated Microwave Assemblies
Brochure | Communications & Power Industries, Beverly Microwave Division

CPI offers integrated microwave solutions optimized for both military and commercial markets in radar, satellite, and communications applications. Available assemblies include attenuators, integrated front ends, receivers, solid state coaxial limiters, solid state switches, upconverters, and downconverters.

Strategies For Developing Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC
White Paper | By Robert Sgandurra, Pentek, Inc.

New RFSoC technologies add RF-class analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog data converters to Xilinx’s family of FPGAs. This white paper looks at current trends in data converters and signal processing to better understand the capabilities of RFSoC and how to best use the technology.

Electronic Warfare (EW) Capabilities
Brochure | Teledyne Defense Electronics, LLC

Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) offers a collection of vertically integrated product lines for the global electronic warfare (EW), electronic counter measures (ECM), and improvised explosive device (IED) markets. 

Electronic Warfare Solutions
Brochure | Empower RF Systems, Inc.

Empower RF offers a versatile product line of GaN power amplifiers for airborne, ground, manpack, and shipboard platforms. Empower’s extensive power amplifier products span the frequency range from 20 to 6000 MHz.

Understanding Microstrip Filter Topologies
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

The behavior of transmission lines in RF systems becomes important when the transmitted frequency’s wavelength is short enough that the length of cable becomes a significant part of a wavelength. Microstrip consists of a conducting strip separated from a ground plane by a dielectric substrate. 

Countering Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Article | NuWaves Engineering

The small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) market has experienced exponential growth with the advent of brushless electric motors and high-energy density lithium batteries. However, this accessibility also increases potential for weapon platforms, privacy violations, and interference.

  8th Military Tactical Communications Summit

September 11 to 12, 2019 | Alexandria, VA

The 8th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit will bring together senior-level experts from across the services to discuss initiatives towards advancing expeditionary network and communication capabilities. This summit will look to strengthen the warfighter’s reliable access to information, regardless of when and where they are operating, through the development of modern tactical communications policies, networks, and technologies.

Featured Multimedia
Riding The Millimeter-Wave For EW And Countermeasures

There are always emerging threats in the defense sector, and a lot of it has to do with millimter-wave type technology in electronic warfare (EW), electronic countermeasure, Satcom, and airborne data links. dB Control has designed and built millimeter-wave technologies to assist OEMs and better outcomes in defense applications.

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Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) Protectors For Lightning Protection And EMPs

HUBER+SUHNER’s line of gas discharge tube (GDT) technology-based protectors are generally designed as coaxial feed-through devices for 50 or 75 ohm systems and ideal for use in mobile communication systems, navigation systems, high-speed data transmission systems, radar, CATV, and video surveillance. This page provides an overview of the different products in this line and their ideal areas of use.

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