Newsletter | May 23, 2023

05.23.23 -- The Benefits And Challenges Of Situational Awareness

 
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Spotlight On Military, Defense, & Aerospace Solutions
High Reliability For High Stakes: Electronics Components Powering Hypersonic Missiles

As countries around the world continue to work on more sophisticated ways to conduct military missions, aerospace and defense companies are pushing the missile speed boundaries.

Booster Amplifiers Maximize Warfighter Situational Awareness

Booster amplifiers, used in support or in place of other technologies, are a cost-effective, SWaP-conscious, and field-proven tool to extend radio communications ranges in tactical situations.

Space Ready Microwave Cables: Into The Cosmos

Engineers face myriad mechanical and environmental challenges when designing cabled systems on space vehicles. Fortunately, there are a variety of coaxial cable offerings available to help engineers optimally balance electrical and mechanical performance parameters. 

Amplifier Classification: A Vs. AB

Amplifiers are designed in many ways. We discuss in this application note the differences between the different classifications and what it means with respect to performance. 

Industry Insights
Understanding Antenna Gain, Beamwidth, And Directivity

Antenna gain is a performance indicator gauged in comparison to a reference source. This article explains antenna gain and dispels some of the misconceptions surrounding this valuable metric.

Building The Next Generation Radar For The U.S. Army LTAMDS

Discover how early collaboration between Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) and Mercury Systems, to build the next-generation radar for the U.S. Army, led to LTAMDS success. 

Time Sidelobe Measurements Optimize Radar System Performance

Using the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer, developers of radar systems can improve and immediately validate their design using automated and reproducible measurements.

Marki’s MMIC Filters Are Hot, Hot, Hot!

GaAs MMIC filters offer the best combination of performance, cost, and consistency – recent testing further indicates that these filters maintain consistency with low variability over temperature and high power handling capabilities.

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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Directed Energy Weapons Development Solutions
 

One of the emerging technologies in the aerospace and defense industry is directed energy weapons (DEW), which are designed to neutralize long-range targets with pinpoint accuracy.

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High-Performance GaN & GaAs Solutions
 

This brochure features solutions for defense and aerospace applications. Products included are the QPA2212, QPA3070, and the QPD1025L.

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Military Radar Products

Communications & Power Industries military radar products are found in militaries around the globe. These products are integral to the protection of war´Čüghters worldwide by providing consistent reliable components for airborne, shipboard, ground, and decoy applications.

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Communications & Power Industries
Low-Noise Amplifiers For High-Reliability Space And Military Applications: SKYH22002

Skyworks offers the SKYH22002 ultra-broadband hermetically sealed low-noise amplifier with superior gain flatness and exceptional linearity. Ideal applications include L-, S-, and C-band communications, radar and weather satellites, test and measurement, extreme industrial and medical equipment, and aerospace and defense applications.

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
20 – 2,500 MHz High-Power Switch: 50S-1505

Model 50S-1505 is a 50-ohm solid-state reflective 1P2T RF switch operating 20-2,500 MHz. The RF power rating for this 1P2T is 25 watts (cold switch). The unused port is reflective. It is available with 50-ohm RF connectors: SMA, TNC, or N female. This 1P2T has one control line. The control line is activated with TTL signal levels.

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JFW Industries, Inc.
Defense Electronics Applications

KRYTAR specializes in the design and manufacturing of ultra-broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications.

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Krytar