Newsletter | August 13, 2019

08.13.19 -- Spotlight On Military Applications | Designing Microwave PCBs

  AR-5010 Rack-Mount Amplifier

30 MHz To 88 MHz / 500 Watts
AR-5000 Series: Covers 1 MHz To 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
Designing Microwave PCBs For Successful Manufacture — Getting It Right The First Time
By Teledyne Defense Electronics, LLC

With improvements in processor speed and model accuracy, it is more and more common for microwave circuit simulations to bear close approximation to their eventual real-world performance. However, not all pitfalls present in the successful manufacture of a complex microwave circuit are captured in simulations. This white paper looks at some common mistakes and discusses how to adjust a design to avoid them.

Spotlight On Military Applications
Using Radar Echo Generators
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Radar testing is usually carried out in a lab as field testing can be expensive and particularly complicated with its setup and operation. This application note presents a solution for testing the complete radar system through the use of radar echo generators.

Understanding The Limitations Of Modern Military Radio Testbeds
Article | JFW Industries, Inc.

Use of military radios has increased dramatically, as has the need to test those radios. In part, this increase stems from the advent of military-based communication applications like the land mobile radio system and tactical networks. 

Cost-Effective Full-Duplex Systems Utilizing A Semi-Custom Approach
Article | NuWaves Engineering

The requirements of modern datalinks in the UAV and large airframe market present challenges for systems designers. Many modern communication systems often require full-duplex operation, and several systems may be operating on a single airframe.

Shielding Effectiveness Test Guide
Article | A.H. Systems

Many products incorporate electronics and wireless communications and need RF interference testing. This requires shielding enclosures that need proper testing to ensure their correct operation.

Marines' “Mega Drone” Illustrates Need For High-Efficiency Microwave Power Modules
Article | dB Control

A recent Military article revealed details about the U.S. Marines' “mega-drone,” an impressive Group 5 aircraft (the largest class of military UAV) that can carry the same payload as an F-35B, fly a radius of up to 700 nautical miles at 30,000 feet, and will be able to fill “an extremely broad range of missions.”

Reimagining The Role Of Connectivity In Communications, Sensing, And Protection Of Ground Forces
Article | Fischer Connectors

The U.S. and several NATO countries have been working on reducing size and weight of soldiers’ equipment while simultaneously increasing functionality and power. For engineers dealing with connectivity issues, this has brought about smaller and smaller connectors, cables, and devices. 

Reduce Cost And Complexity In 5G Millimeter-Wave Systems With Surface-Mount Solderable Filter Components
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

Components for millimeter-wave 5G communications systems should be chosen for their performance and cost. This white paper explores the use of DLI surface mount solderable filter components in RF systems to reduce the cost and complexity in 5G millimeter-wave systems.

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.

Aerospace And Defense Solutions
Brochure | Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Aerospace and defense industries depend on precision systems operating faultlessly under extreme conditions. Skyworks’ RF/microwave products support applications including avionics systems, electronic defense and countermeasure platforms, global positioning devices, and land mobile radios.

Featured Multimedia
Introducing Talon RTX Extreme Rackmount Recorders

Pentek's Talon RTX rackmount series recorders are designed to provide a combination of high performance and large storage capacity in a military-specified rackmount chassis. Designed for field operation, the RTX Rackmount series provides up to 30 TB of SSD storage with aggregate recording rates up to 5 GB/sec.

Introducing 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.

Bulletin Board
TE Connectivity Unmanned Vehicles Brochure

TE Connectivity is dedicated to creating advanced systems and components for lighter, tougher, and more capable unmanned vehicles. These solutions include a wide range of connectors, wires and cables, fiber optics, harnesses, relays, contactors, and sensors.

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