The aerospace and defense industry consists of manufacturers that develop military/commercial aircrafts, tanks, missiles, and various other related equipment. This market requires components to deliver excellent RF characteristics with high accuracy and provide highly reliable performance in harsh conditions – from extreme operating temperatures to increased shock resistance and high operation altitude. In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of trending Aerospace & Defense RF products in December 2021.
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Modular Digital Spectrum Recording System from 200 MHz to 6.7 GHz
The DRS9300X from Wideband Systems is a Digital Recording System that operates from 200 MHz to 6700 MHz covering the P Band, L Band, S-Band, and C Band spectrum. It has been designed to record two RF signals (typically right-hand polarization and left-hand polarization) directly from the multi-coupler (between the antenna and receiver). Read more.
3U RF Up/Down Converter from 0.5 to 18 GHz for Electronic Warfare Applications
The 3U RF Up/Down Converter from Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) operates from 0.5 to 18 GHz. This SOSA-aligned, single 3U slot up/down RF converter has an integrated LO and supports frequency preselection. It has an IF of 3.5 GHz and a tuning speed of 350 ns. The converter has a modular architecture and can accommodate various channel configurations such as 1 up and 1 down, 2 up or 2 down. Read more.
100 kHz to 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer with 10 GbE Ethernet Interface
The SM200C from Signal Hound is a Spectrum Analyzer and Monitoring Receiver that operates from 100 kHz to 20 GHz with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ port to enable communication with a PC over long distances using a fiber optic cable. This high-performance device provides 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth I/Q streaming over 10 GbE. Read more.
Military-Grade Outdoor Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer from 10 MHz to 6 GHz
The SPECTRAN® V6 MIL from Aaronia is a Military Certified outdoor Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 10 MHz to 6 GHz (optional 8 GHz available). It provides up to 245 MHz (I/Q) of real-time bandwidth and can sweep the complete band in less than 5 ms (1 THz/s). The analyzer is designed for frequency monitoring and detecting, analyzing, and recording unknown and illegal signal transmissions. Read more.
Channelized Receiver from 1 to 18 GHz with 20 Output Channels
The PRX-20-1G18G-850M-SFF-V2 from Planar Monolithics Industries is a Channelized Receiver with RF input from 1 to 18 GHz. It has 20 output channels that allow simultaneous signals of 850 MHz in a 1 to 4.4 GHz IF band to be output for digitization. An internal reference is included to lock the various LO's to down-convert the signal into the required frequency bands. Read more.
2-7 Channel Switched Filter Banks from 20 to 7500 MHz
The 310-020050-XXX Series from API Technologies are Switched Filter Banks that operate from 20 to 7500 MHz. They can be customized to have 2 to 7 channels and have a switching speed of less than 500 ns (TTL control). The filter banks have an insertion loss of less than 6.5 dB and provide more than 55 dB of rejection. They use common switch manifolds and machined parts which reduces cost while delivering the same performance as that of a custom-designed switched filter. Read more.
150 W Solid State Power Amplifier from 1 to 6 GHz
The AMP2070A from Exodus Advanced Communications is a Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 1 to 6 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of more than 150 W with a power gain of over 52 dB. The amplifier has a class A/AB linear design and includes built-in protection circuits with extensive monitoring for forward/reflected power, VSWR, voltage, current & temperature sensing for excellent reliability and ruggedness. Read more.
28 W Power Amplifier from 30 to 31 GHz for Military and Space Applications
The ERZ-HPA-3000-3100-46 from ERZIA is a High-Power Amplifier that operates from 30 to 31 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 44.5 dBm with a gain of more than 44 dB and has a VSWR of less than 1.8:1. The amplifier has TTL control with a switch ON/OFF time of 200/1000 ns. It requires a DC supply voltage of 24 V and consumes under 5 W of power. Read more.
20 W Bi-Directional GaN Amplifier from 800 to 1000 MHz
The NW-BA-U-20-C01-S01 from NuWaves Engineering is a Bi-Directional Amplifier that operates from 800 to 1000 MHz. In Tx mode, it delivers a saturated output of 20 W with a gain of 38 dB. In Rx mode, it provides a gain of 18 dB with a noise figure of 1.1 dB and has a P1dB of 14 dBm. The amplifier is based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and has an efficiency of 30%. It is ideal for use in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - Group 2 and Group 3, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), RF communication systems, and software-defined radio applications. Read more.
20 W GaN Power Amplifier from 2 to 6 GHz
The RUM43020-10 from RFHIC is a Power Amplifier that operates from 2 to 6 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 20 W with a gain of 35 dB and has a PAE of 20%. It is designed using RFHIC’s GaN on SiC high-electron-mobility (HEMT) on aluminum sub-carrier technology to provide high breakdown voltage, efficiency, and lower thermal dissipation. The amplifier can be used for general purpose applications and wideband jammers. Read more.
20 W GaN MMIC Power Amplifier from 12 to 18 GHz
The ICP1543 from Microchip is a 3-Stage MMIC Power Amplifier that operates from 12 to 18 GHz. It delivers an output of 43 dBm (~20 W) with a small signal gain of 24 dB and PAE of more than 32%. The amplifier is based on 0.15 µm GaN on SiC technology. It requires a DC supply of 20 V and consumes 300 mA of current. The amplifier is available as a bare die that measures 3.8 mm x 3.5 mm. Read more.
500 W GaN HEMT from 2.7 to 3.1 GHz for S-Band Radar Applications
The CGHV31500F1 from Wolfspeed is an S-Band GaN HEMT that operates from 2.7 to 3.1 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 500 W with a small-signal gain of 14.5 dB and drain efficiency of up to 71%. The transistor is based on Wolfpeed’s high power density 50 V, 0.4 µm GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) process. It has been developed with long pulse capability to meet the developing trends in radar architectures. Read more.
16-Way Power Divider from 2.30 to 2.36 GHz
The D9194 from Werlatone is a 16-way power divider that operates from 2.30 to 2.36 GHz. It has an insertion loss of less than 0.2 dB and can handle an input power of up to 1,000 W. The divider has a typical input VSWR of 1.15:1, an amplitude balance of 0.2 dB, and a phase balance of 5 degrees. It is available in a module that measures 4.02 x 3.57 inches with N-type female connectors. Read more.
VHF/S-Band Communication System for Airborne Military Application
The FireNet from BAE Systems is a Mission-critical Communication System that operates in the VHF to S-band frequency bands. This modular open system architecture (MOSA) based solution enables Line of Sight (LOS), voice, data, and network communications. The system incorporates FireNet Tactical and the FireNet Link16 components. Read more.
Phase Noise Analyzer and VCO Tester up to 50 GHz
The FSWP from Rohde & Schwarz is a phase noise analyzer and VCO tester that operates from 1 MHz to 8/26.5/50 GHz with an analysis bandwidth of up to 8 GHz. It can measure the spectral purity of signal sources such as generators, synthesizers, and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO). It is ideal for both aerospace and defense and automotive applications, e.g. for manufacturers of radar components and synthesizers. Read more.
Low Noise Amplifier from 6 to 20 GHz for Military Applications
The ZX60-06203ALN+ from Mini-Circuits is a Low Noise Amplifier that operates from 6 to 20 GHz. It provides 20 dB of gain with a noise figure of less than 3.3 dB and has a P1dB of 15 dBm. The amplifier is internally voltage regulated and features reverse voltage protection. It requires a DC supply of 5 V, consumes less than 150 mA of current, and dissipates 0.7 W of power. Read more.
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