EMCORE Unveils Military-Grade C/X-Band RF-over-Fiber Transceiver at SATELLITE 2022

EMCORE Unveils Military-Grade C/X-Band RF-over-Fiber Transceiver at SATELLITE 2022

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense, communications, and sensing markets, announced the introduction of its military-grade MAKO-X C/X-Band RF over Fiber Transceiver at SATELLITE 2022. It has been designed for electronic warfare systems, interfacility links, antenna remoting, signal processing, and other high-dynamic-range applications from 3.4 GHz to 8.4 GHz. This ruggedized flange-mount transceiver module is tested to environmental MIL-STD-810G and EMI & EMC MIL-STD-461F standards.

The MAKO-X reduces the need for complicated RF copper and frequency up-down converter equipment in mobile electronic warfare systems, with the benefit of lower maintenance cost, less downtime, and increased safety in harsh environments. This unique transceiver is an enabling technology for armored carrier vehicles to deploy a remote antenna for satellite uplink/downlink communications over high-speed fiber optics while maintaining a safe distance for military personnel.

“Our new MAKO-X transceiver is a significant breakthrough in fiber optic transmission technology for Aerospace & Defense and Commercial applications,” said David Wojciechowski, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development of Defense Optoelectronics for EMCORE. “Leveraging our advanced engineering capabilities in satellite communications, EMCORE’s MAKO-X is the cutting edge, high-performance fiber optic transceiver that our defense customers have been demanding,” added Mr. Wojciechowski.

Building on EMCORE’s forty years of RF over fiber expertise, the new MAKO-X transceiver module combines C/X-band transmitter and receiver capability in a single highly-ruggedized flange-mount package. It features full-duplex operation, high spurious-free dynamic range of 105 dB-Hz, excellent phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz, and 1550 nm DWDM laser (1310 nm/1620 nm for WDM).

EMCORE’s new MAKO-X transceiver is being showcased at SATELLITE 2022, March 22-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. Click here to view everything RF's coverage of SATELLITE 2022.

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