Newsletter | March 7, 2023

03.07.23 -- The Military And 5G: Things Are Starting To Heat Up

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Spotlight On Defense Electronics (EW/SIGINT/COMINT)
Generation Of Radar Signals For Multi-Antenna Receivers

Using a radar warning receiver (RWR) as a proxy for a generic EW receiver, this application note explains how the angle-of-arrival (AoA) capabilities of EW receivers can be tested with commercial off-the shelf (COTS) RF test equipment. Topics include the generation of scenarios, instrument setup, and setup calibration.

Fully Digital Beamforming For Emerging Military Applications

Initial large-scale active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) aren’t as convenient as the operational frequencies for many military applications increase. But fully digital beamforming can bring many benefits to several emerging military applications, especially those in the electronic warfare (EW) space.

Alternative To Synthesizers: Integrated Stabilized RF Sources

Radar simulation systems must accurately prove whether an electronic warfare (EW) system is ready to perform reliably in the field. Some choose to use a synthesizer, but the better alternative is an integrated stabilized RF source. 

High IF Sampling Puts Wideband SDR Within Reach

Increasingly higher sample rate data converters allow architecture changes to the radio front end that shrink SWaP-C, maintain performance, and allow software programmable common hardware. Discover technology that's enabling wideband SDR to transform EW and multiband radar.

Industry Insights
FAQ: Direct RF DRF3182 FPGA 3U OpenVPX Board

This FAQ breaks down some of the benefits and applications of the DRF3182 3U OpenVPX board, an ultra-high-speed data conversion and FPGA processing solution.

Effects Of Mobility On mmWave Beamforming In Dynamic Urban Environments

In 5G and 6G, mmWaves promise new, high bandwidth frequency bands, but propagation losses and fast fading pose challenges. Learn how massive MIMO beamforming mitigates mmWave propagation challenges using Wireless InSite and its mmWave hybrid beamformer.

Brochure: 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.

FAQ: Spatium SSPA Products And Applications

This list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) assists users in understanding solid state power Aamplifier (SSPA) technology, input/output requirements, and a high-level functional description.

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Featured Products And Resources
Tactical Booster Amplifiers

AR Modular RF's line of lightweight, simple-to-use tactical booster amplifiers make communications clearer, more reliable, and longer range. They keep working in even the most extreme conditions. 

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AR Modular RF
Peak Power Analyzer: 4500C

The Boonton Model 4500C is the instrument of choice for capturing, displaying, analyzing, and characterizing microwave and RF power in both the time and statistical domains. 

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Wireless Telecom Group
20 – 2,500 MHz High-Power Switch

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.
PETS (Portable Electronic Threat Simulator): Mission Readiness Validation By Runway Or Dockside Testing

PETS is a rapidly deployable EW threat simulator for short-range (dockside or runway) testing of EW receivers for operational readiness validation.

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D-TA Systems Inc.
Double Balanced Mixer/LO Amplifier

The MM1A-0222HPSM is a versatile, robust, and broadband double balanced mixer with an integrated broadband LO driver amplifier. 

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Marki Microwave
TDS-535 Tuned Dipole Set (Single)

Model TDS-535 Tuned Dipole Set provides an accurate standard for precise EMI and site attenuation measurements (per OET-55 and ANSI C63.5). This half wavelength dipole set is manufactured per the FCC balun design and is individually calibrated per ANSI C63.5 at 3 and 10 meters.

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A.H. Systems