The global aerospace & defense market has been in continuous pursuit of improving reliability in various operating conditions. From better operating temperature ranges to increased shock resistance and higher operation altitude, this market requires components to provide excellent mechanical properties all while maintaining their RF characteristics with high accuracy. Failure of an RF component while in operation can lead to a security lapse or even put someone’s life at risk. In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of trending Aerospace & Defense RF products in 2021. Visit the Military hub on everything RF to keep up to date with new Military products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.
Mil-Grade Variable Gain Amplifiers from 0.5 to 40 GHz
These Variable Gain Amplifiers from Pasternack operate from 0.5 to 40 GHz. They provide a gain of up to 45 dB with 20 dB gain control. The amplifiers have a P1dB from 10 to 15 dBm and a noise figure of 3.5 dB. They use GaAs FET and MMIC fixed-gain modules to provide a low-noise figure and medium-output power over the entire frequency band. Read more.
High Power SPDT PIN Diode Switch from 100 MHz to 2 GHz
The TDSW002040X-198 from Teledyne e2v HiRel is an L-Band SPDT PIN Diode Switch that operates from 100 MHz to 2 GHz. The switch can handle a CW input power of up to 56 dBm (400 W) and peak input power of up to 60 dBm (1 KW). It has an insertion loss of 0.8 dB and provides 47 dB of isolation. This symmetrical switch is designed to minimize transmit-to-antenna loss while maximizing transmit-to-receive isolation. Read more.
RF Record & Playback System for Secure Classified Applications
The IQC5000B from X-COM Systems is a dual-channel RF record and playback system designed for applications such as electronic warfare, interference analysis, surveillance, and spectrum monitoring and management. The system has two recording channels each with an instantaneous bandwidth of 255 MHz, these signal bandwidths can be recorded at any input frequency from HF through millimeter wavelengths. Read more.
Low Noise Amplifier from 17.7 to 22 GHz
The ERZ-LNA-1770-2200-40-1.5 from ERZIA is a Ka-Band Low Noise Amplifier that operates from 17.7 to 22 GHz. It provides a small signal gain of over 36 dB with a noise figure of less than 1.2 dB and has a P1dB of 10 dBm. The LNA is available in a compact aluminum housing that measures 41.4 x 21.0 x 22.4 mm with a WR42 waveguide interface at the input and an SMA Female connector at the output. Read more.
Automatic Gain Controlled Amplifier from 800 to 1000 MHz
The BXMF1041 from APITech is an Automatic Gain Controlled Amplifier that operates from 800 to 1000 MHz. It allows the user to anticipate receiver power levels and automatically adjusts the output power to the desired level. The amplifier has a P1dB of +13 dBm, a gain range from 25 to 40 dB, and a noise figure of 8 dB. It has an input dynamic range from -55 to 0 dBm and a group delay of +/-1 ns. Read more.
3600 W GaN on SiC Power Transistor from 1030 to 1090 MHz
The IGN1011S3600 from Integra Technologies is a GaN-on-SiC RF Power Transistor that operates from 1030 to 1090 MHz. It is based on the new 100 V RF GaN on SiC technology. The transistor delivers an output power of 3600 W with a gain of over 18 dB and an efficiency of more than 65%. It can handle an RF input power of 90 W and requires a DC supply of 100 V. Read more.
100 W Pulsed/CW GaN SSPA from 2 to 6 GHz for EW Applications
The PTS10147 from TMD Technologies is a Pulsed/CW Solid State Power Amplifier that operates from 2 to 6 GHz. It employs gallium nitride (GaN) high-power transistors in its output and driver stages to deliver an output power of 100 W with a gain of 60 dB. The amplifier is flexible in layout and architecture, and both electrical and mechanical interfaces can be tailored to meet customer-specific requirements. Read more.
V-Band Down Converter from 51 to 59 GHz
The RFE-2017019 from RFE is a V-band Downconverter that converts an input frequency (RF) from 51 – 59 GHz to an output frequency from 10 - 160 MHz (IF). It provides a conversion gain of 28 dB and has a noise figure of less than 5 dB. The down-converter can handle an LO input power of 2 dBm and has a VSWR of less than 2.5:1. Read more.
RF Signal Source from 8-12 and 30-36 GHz with Four Modes of Frequency Modulation
The dB-9003 from dB Control is a custom-mounted Integrated Stabilized RF Source (ISRFS) that operates from 8 to 12 GHz and from 30 to 36 GHz. This highly accurate RF source has high-frequency switching speeds of 1 uS to be within ± 1 MHz accuracy and supports four modes of frequency modulation. It provides an output power up of 17 dBm with 8-Bit amplitude control (0.125 dB LSB) across a dynamic range of 50 dB. Read more.
15 W Bi-Directional GaN SSPA from 5030 to 5091 MHz
The NW-BA-C-15-RX01-C044 from NuWaves is a C-Band Bi-directional SSPA that operates from 5030 to 5091 MHz. On the TX side, it delivers an output power of 15 W (3 W of linear) and with a gain of 48 dB and has an efficiency of 20 %. On the Rx side, the amplifier has a P1dB of 18 dBm with a gain of 7.5 dB and a noise figure of 3.5 dB. It is based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and has an over-voltage protection feature. Read more.
8-Channel Phase Coherent RF Signal Recorder from 30 MHz to 6 GHz
The RTR 2628 from Pentek is an 8 Channel Phase Coherent RF Signal Recorder that operates from 30 MHz to 6 GHz. It accepts signals from eight antennas to provide eight channels of phase-coherent RF signal recording. Each channel is tunable up to 6 GHz and captures up to 80 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth and can be set for phase-coherent operation or independent tuning. Read more.
10 W GaN Power Amplifier from 2 to 20 GHz
The TGA2962 from Qorvo is a GaN-on-SiC Power Amplifier that operates from 2 to 20 GHz. It provides 10 Watts of saturated output power with a large signal gain of 13 dB and a PAE of 22%. This amplifier requires 22 volts of power supply and is matched to 50 Ohms with integrated DC blocking capacitors and an RF choke. The PA is available as a die that measures 3.24 x 3.24 x 0.10 mm. Read more.
Broadband GaN Power Amplifier from 2 to 18 GHz
The PA-218-25G-6NF-34PS-24V-SFF from Planar Monolithics Industries is a GaN Power Amplifier that operates from 2 to 18 GHz. It provides a saturated output power of 34 dBm, P1dB of 30 dBm, and a gain of 25 dB. The amplifier requires a supply voltage of 24 V and draws 700 mA of current. It is available in a module with SMA connectors. Read more.
Ka-Band Beamforming IC from 17 to 22 GHz for Aerospace and Defense Applications
The ADAR3000 from Analog Devices is a Ka-band beamformer IC that operates from 17 to 22 GHz. This 4 beam / 16 channel beamforming IC can be configured for transmitting or receiving operations via an SPI interface. This Beamformer IC has programmable bias modes and supports features like update, reset & mute beam commands, beam hopping, raster scanning, and 16 chip parallel addressability. Read more.
200 W Power Amplifier from 50 to 500 MHz
The RFLUPA50M500M from RF-Lambda is a Power Amplifier that operates from 50 to 500 MHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 200 W (53 dBm) with a gain of over 48 dB and an efficiency of 30%. The amplifier has a VSWR of 1.5:1 and is impedance matched to 50 ohms. This amplifier is available in a standard epoxy-sealed module with SMA-Female connectors. Read more.
40 W GaN MMIC Power Amplifier from 2 to 6 GHz
The CMPA2060035F1 from Wolfspeed is an MMIC Power Amplifier that operates from 2 to 6 GHz. It delivers an output power of 40 W with a power gain of more than 22 dB and power-added efficiency (PAE) of up to 52%. The amplifier contains a two-stage 50-ohm matched amplifier which enables a wide bandwidth. It is available in a screw-down package that measures 0.5 x 0.5 inches. Read more.
200 W Hybrid Combiner/Divider from 290 to 320 MHz
The H5722A from Werlatone is a 180° Hybrid Combiner/Divider that operates from 290 to 320 MHz. It can handle a CW input power of 200 W, has an insertion loss of less than 3.3 dB, and provides isolation of more than 30 dB. This hybrid combiner/divider has a phase balance of ± 3° and an amplitude balance of ± 0.15 dB. It is available in a module that measures 6.0 x 3.0 x 2.25 inches with N-Type (female) connectors. Read more.
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