Newsletter | November 23, 2021

11.23.21 -- Spotlight On Military Applications

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Spotlight On Military Applications
Power Supply Optimization: Weighing The Benefits Of Custom Vs. COTS

When considering total cost of ownership, delivery timelines, ease of integration, and real-world performance, application-specific or custom power supplies often prove superior to COTS.

SATCOM: Eye In The Sky

There are many ways to communicate via wireless transmission. One of the most prevalent forms of such is satellite communication (SATCOM). While this technology operates in a meshed network that envelopes the globe, we often forget it even exists.

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. 

Fully Digital Beamforming — An Excellent Option For Emerging Military Applications

As early adopters of beamforming technology in the 1960s, aerospace and defense organizations have a lot of experience using the initial large-scale active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) for military radar tracking applications.

Two-Channel Measurement Of Range Gate Pull-Off Jamming

Jamming works by increasing the power ratio of a jammer relative to a victim radar. Measure range gate pull-off jamming using R&S®RTP high-performance oscilloscopes and the R&S®VSE-K6A phased array measurement option.

Industry Insights
Hybrid Microelectronics Packages Catalog

Founded in 1972, Mini-Systems, Inc., Electronic Package Division has been providing the electronics industry with the highest quality hybrid microelectronic packages available. The Electronic Package Division is best known for supplying the hybrid alternative to plastic microelectronic packages.

GaN Solutions: Small Packages For Big Radar Challenges

The defense sector continues to grow, with countries increasing their defense budgets and achieving between 3 percent and 4 percent growth in 2020 to reach $1.9 trillion in total, according to consultancy Deloitte.

Acceleration Sensitivity Characteristics Of Quartz Crystal Oscillators

This paper can help you predict and plan for the frequency errors your oscillator may experience as a result of acceleration forces.

The Polarization Loss Factor In Antenna Communication

Whenever there is a polarization mismatch in antennas, electromagnetic (EM) power is lost, which can result in faulty transmission and poor signal reception. The loss of EM power due to a polarization mismatch is defined by the polarization loss factor (PLF). 

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Model 8256 3U VPX SOSA-Aligned Development Chassis Demo

Pentek’s Model 8256 is a 3U VPX platform aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard with IPMI and connectivity for RF and optical interfaces for application development with Pentek's Quartz RFSoC data acquisition and processing boards. Pentek's SOSA-aligned products facilitate interoperability, reuse, and rapid technology insertion, all consistent with the SOSA Consortium's approach and vision. 

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Brochure: EDB Microwave Products

CPI produces microwave products for radar, electronic warfare, industrial, medical, communications, and scientific applications.

Webinar: Design And Simulation Of Planar RF Front Ends For X-/Ku-Band Phased Array Radars
Using real-world design and simulation examples, this webcast focuses on challenges including RF amplifier biasing and sequencing, circuit layout, thermal management, power management, part-to-part performance variations, and calibration.
Featured Products And Resources
Power Amplifier: QPA2513
The QPA2513 is a two-stage, S-band, internally matched, GaN power amplifier module. The QPA2513 operates at pulsed RF CW in frequency range 3.1 to 3.5 GHz providing typically 51 dBm of saturated output power with 30 dB of large-signal gain and 62 percent of power added efficiency.
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Shielding Effectiveness Antenna Kit: AK-285R, AK-285T
These shielding effectiveness kits are a portable and economical approach to having all the antennas required for most shielding effectiveness testing.
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Directional Coupler: 184030
KRYTAR’s latest addition, Model 184030, enhances the selection of multipurpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling over the K- and Ku-band’s frequency range of 18.0 to 40.0 GHz in a single, compact, and lightweight package.
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35-Watts PEP, 30 To 512 MHz, Tx/Rx Booster Amplifier: AR-35
The Model AR-35 is a portable, lightweight, waterproof, fully automatic band-switching RF booster amplifier for multiband VHF/UHF tactical radio equipment employing legacy, proprietary, and emerging waveforms. The amplifier covers the frequency band of 30 to 512 MHz using six high-speed auto-switching filters to assure harmonic suppression and is SINCGARS and HAVEQUICK compatible.
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50S-1268: 100-Watt Solid State Hot Switch
JFW’s latest solid state switch allows you to hot switch up to 100 Watts. Our 50S-1268, a 1P2T RF switch, has a frequency range of 100 to 500 MHz and a maximum insertion loss of 0.5 dB. Isolation is 55 dB minimum, and it is available with your choice of SMA, N, BNC, or TNC connectors.
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