Building on the success of L, S, C, X and Ku-band multiplexers launched over the last four years, MtronPTI has now introduced a Ku-band Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) to support broadband communication datalinks used in applications like manned and unmanned aircrafts, on the move and fixed ground stations, shipboard beyond line of site wideband satellite communications and all unmanned vehicles.
This integrated Ku-band microwave assembly incorporates low insertion loss, high power handling, high isolation between bands, Ku-band diplexer filters that are interconnected with two waveguide RF switches, a coupler and a low pass filter for harmonic suppression. RF cables are fed from the diplexers to a separate RF module consisting of an RF board with low noise amplifiers and an RF switch that switches the received signal between the two paths. The module contains peripheral control and status circuitry for user access.
MtronPTI is a designer and manufacturer of advanced highly engineered frequency control and filter products for aerospace, defense, instrumentation and Internet communication applications. This integrated microwave assembly design uses the same circuit, electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal, and stress analysis tools as their customers. This allows the IMAs to be very easily integrated into the customer’s system at early stages in the development process.
This design collaboration essentially makes MtronPTI’s design team an extension of the customer’s design team and allows their customer’s resources to focus on their areas of expertise. The end result of having MtronPTI focus on the design concept, prototype development and transition to full-rate production is a shortened design cycle and faster time to market.
Key Features of the IMA:
- Low Insertion Loss: < 2 dB
- High Power Handling: 100 W CW
- Isolation Between the bands: -125 dB
- Harmonic Suppression: -70 dB (2nd), -25 dB (3rd)
- IMA Noise Figure : < 3.8 dB
- Small Size: 9 x 7 x 4 inches (max)
This new Ku-band Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) is ideal for UAS, SATCOM and Electronic Warfare applications. Click here to learn more about MtronPTI.