TRAK to Feature Surface Mount Circulators for Radar at EDI CON 2016

Smiths Microwave has announced that advanced surface mount technology has led TRAK to deliver the first-ever circulator that can be used in the automated assembly of phased array radar assemblies. TRAK will be showcasing this circulator and a number of other microwave component and assembly innovations at EDI-Con 2016 from 20-22 September.

They will also be showcasing several integrated microwave assemblies recently designed and manufactured. The first is a Block Upconverter (BUC) that provides 13.75 to 14.5 GHz coverage for civilian and military aviation SATCOM applications. Model MFC147 features a GaN solid state power amplifier (SSPA) with low noise (-140 dBc/Hz typical) and low spectral regrowth. Another Ku-band development is a dual band Block Downconverter covering the band segments of 10.7-11.7 GHz and 11.7-12.75 GHz. Model MFC146 offers impressive specs with overall gain of 18-22 dB, noise figure under 13.5 dB (<9 dB typical), and better than -95 dBc/Hz phase noise performance. It’s ideal for VSAT applications such as in-flight entertainment systems and UAV communications. Their ferrite technology expertise has also led to a new Ka-Band Latching Circulator-Isolator offering aerospace system designers 1 µs switching speed and very low insertion loss of 0.2 dB.

From TRAK's Time and Frequency engineering team comes the Model 8461 Stratum 1 Network Time Server, offering time synchronization of <1 µs of time reference. This NTP server supports NTP v2, v3, v4 and SNTP clients.