RF and microwave assemblies for electronic warfare (EW) and radar introduced by Millitech

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., 15 June 2016. Millitech Inc. in Northampton, Mass., is introducing advanced RF and microwave assemblies for transceivers, upconverters, electronic warfare (EW), instrumentation, and radar systems.

Jun 15th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., 15 June 2016. Millitech Inc. in Northampton, Mass., is introducing advanced RF and microwave assemblies for transceivers, upconverters, electronic warfare (EW), instrumentation, and radar systems.

The Millitech E-Band Linear-circular polarizer has an axial ratio of less than 0.6 dB, insertion loss of less than 0.5 dB, and can be optimized for frequencies from 18 to 110+ GHz.

Millitech's gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers operate at Ka, E, and W Band with as much as 20 percent power-added efficiency. Single-device models are available with 5 to 10 Watts at Ka-Band.

Millitech's efficiency in power combining is scalable to 4, 8, or 16-way. Standard 2 and 4-way models are pre-configured and as large as 64-Way have been supplied.

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Millitech's BUC and BDC active, high-power upconverters and downconverters integrate amplifiers, mixers, and filters into small and lightweight packages.

Each BUC/BDC integrates amplifiers, a mixer, and a filter to generate a high power upconverter or a low noise figure downconverter. An SMA pulse/mute control input is available for powering-down stage 1 amplifiers.

Millitech series AMP power amplifiers capitalize on advanced PHEMT MMICs and transistors to yield power output from the 18 to 110 GHz frequency band.

Strand amplifier interfaces include 2.92-millimeter coaxial connectors (0-40 GHz), 2.4-millimeter (0-50 GHz), 1.85-millimeter (0-65 GHz), and waveguide interfaces from WR-42 to WR-10. Several MMIC amplifier chips can be combined or cascaded in applications that require higher gain.

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The V- and E-Band Spartan Test Modules (STM) extend network analyzer coverage to 54 to 69 GHz or 68 to 90 GHz. Built in detectors also allow compatibility with scalar network analyzers. The RX module can function as a down-converter for spectrum analyzers as well.

For V and E band testing for insertion loss, gain, or phase, these STM are a practical test lab tool, and an alternative to purchasing expensive additional test equipment for your test lab applications.

For more information contact Millitech online at www.millitech.com.

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