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Communication Systems & Equipment, Vision Systems

Raytheon Awarded US Navy Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Contract

August 24, 2016

TEWKSBURY, Mass. - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $92,069,954 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar. EASR will consist of two configuration variants: Variant 1, a rotating phased array; and Variant 2, a three-face fixed-phased array. Raytheon will build, integrate and test an EASR... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products

Lockheed Martin to Bring Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Latest U.S., Korea and Japan Destroyers

August 17, 2016

$490 million contract paves way for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense on new U.S. Navy destroyer, two Japanese Atago-class destroyers and three South Korea KDX-III destroyers MOORESTOWN, N.J. - The global Aegis fleet will expand in the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea under a $490 million deal with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to bring integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) capabilities... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Mountain RF Sensors, Inc., a Boutique Electronics Design and Manufacturing Company, Announces Launch by Offering a Variety of Custom Radio Frequency (RF) Products for Government and Military Customers

July 19, 2016

Mountain RF Sensors wants to know, what have you been missing? Many RF products claim to have great sensitivity but that often comes at the price of masking weak signals when strong signals are also present.  How many weak intercepts have you not identified and critical intelligence not obtained?  Our line of RF products and software at a budget conscious price, paired with world class... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Lockheed Martin Will Pursue New Army Missile Defense Sensor

July 19, 2016

Proven radar technology is best match to Army's requirements BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Austin Transportation Department Replaces Incumbent with Intuicom Wireless Solutions

July 1, 2016

Intuicom Facilitates High-speed, Secure Traffic Data Communications Boulder, CO - (June 28, 2016) - Intuicom®, Incorporated, a premier supplier of wireless solutions to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market, announced today that it has been awarded Wireless Traffic Communications for the City of Austin’s Traffic Signal Expansion Initiative. The award, made in conjunction with... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GaN Pallet targets L-band radar systems.

June 6, 2016

Operating over instantaneous frequency band of 1,200–1,400 MHz, Model IGNP1214M1300-GPS contains bias sequencing and RF-activated gate biasing circuitry that help minimize output noise and simplify system integration. Under 300 µs, 10% pulse conditions, 50 Ω matched device supplies minimum of 1,300 W peak output power with typically >12 dB gain and 55% efficiency from 50 V supply voltage. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Circular Sputtering Source offers UHV-compatible option.

May 25, 2016

Designed to meet requirements of R&D community, Torus® Mag Keeper™ includes quick target change feature, optimized cooling design, and low operating pressure capability. Circular magnetron sputtering source is engineered with no O-rings and all ceramic insulators. For magnetic film deposition, Mag Keeper offers high-strength magnet options for sputtering up to 3 mm thick Fe. Product comes in 2, 3, and 4 in. target sizes with broad range of mounting options. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Development System evaluates high bandwidth data rates.

May 24, 2016

With PEM009-KIT 60 GHz Development System, designers can perform product development and experimentation of single and multi-carrier high bandwidth modulation covering 57–64 GHz in globally unlicensed ISM frequency spectrum. System incorporates Transmit (PEM001-MIM) and Receive (PEM002-MIM) WR-15 waveguide modules that utilize SiGe BiCMOS semiconductor technology. It supports I/Q and FSK/MSK modulation schemes from user-designed baseband system or from vector modulated programmable AWG. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Broadband RF Switches offer optimized isolation, power handling.

May 23, 2016

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm, 16-pin QFN packages, F2932 and F2933 silicon-based, low-distortion, 50 Ω, SPDT switches operate at 50–8,000 MHz. Both offer similar RF performance, pin out, and control, and F2932 has additional Enable/Disable feature that lets all RF paths be put into an off state and disable VCTL feature. At 4 GHz, F2932 and F2933 deliver 66 dB isolation; low distortion of 64 dBm IIP3 @ 15 dBm tones (1 MHz channel spacing); 0.93 dB insertion loss; and P1dB of >35 dBm. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Frequency Synthesizer suits complex timing networks.

May 20, 2016

With 8 fractional and 2 integer output dividers, IDT® 8T49N1012 FemtoClock® NG offers single-chip solution that helps resolve complex timing requirements. Device features 12 configurable clock outputs and phase jitter performance of less than 500 fs RMS (12 kHz to 20 MHz). Output frequencies range from 8 kHz to 1 GHz differential, 250 MHz LVCMOS. Programmable through I2C interface, synthesizer supports master capability, allowing register configuration to be read from external EEPROM. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

SPDT Silicon Switch reduces size, power in cellular RF front ends.

May 18, 2016

Manufactured using silicon technology and supplied in SMT 4 x 4 mm LFCSP, ADRF5130 is specified at 0.7–3.5 GHz with 0.6 dB typ insertion loss, isolation of 50 dB, linearity of +68 dBm, and peak power handling of 44 W during continuous operation mode. Features include 2,000 V ESD protection on all device pins and fast CMOS-compatible control interface with <1 µsec switching time. Symmetrical circuit architecture allows RF inputs to be used interchangeably in high-power applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products

Waveguide Twists operate from 18-110 GHz across 7 bands.

May 13, 2016

Available in sizes from WR-42 (18 GHz) to WR-10 (110 GHz) and suitable for waveguide systems requiring gradual turn in polarization and waveform, precision 45° and 90° waveguide twists prevent unwanted signal transmission distortion. Gold-plated brass construction offers electrical performance with VSWR as low as 1.02:1 and insertion loss as low as 0.2 dB. Square and circular UG-style flange types are available, and mechanical length ranges from 1–2.7 in.
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Communication Systems & Equipment

Fixed Frequency Synthesizer features integrated reference.

May 9, 2016

Housed in PLL-V12N package measuring 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.16 in., Model RFS5900A-LF operates at 5,900 MHz which is phase locked to 10 MHz reference with stability of ±2.5 ppm. PPL features typical phase noise of -80 dBc/H, -85 dBc/Hz, and -103 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz, 10 kHz, and 100 kHz offsets, respectively. RoHS-compliant device delivers output power of 3±2 dBm while operating off VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc and drawing 35 mA and phased locked loop voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 15 mA. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Non-Industrial Products

Handheld Link 16 Radio increases digital situational awareness.

May 6, 2016

Single dismounted operator can interact with incoming aircraft, digitally identify their location, and designate enemy targets for air attack solely using ViaSat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System - Dismounted (BATS-D). Accelerating enemy force engagement, this digital device affords access to digital Common Operational Picture and situational awareness to help prevent potential blue-on-blue engagements and increase lethality of dismounted forces. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Wireless IoT Radios offer 2 Mbps throughput at 4 Mbps link rate.

May 5, 2016

With flexible radio design supporting link rate of up to 4 Mbps, ZumLink increases bandwidth and reduces power consumption while enabling multiple possibilities for collecting, protecting, transporting and controlling data from network end points back to server. This wireless IoT Sensor-2-Server™ solution, consisting of 2 radio modules, board-level embeddable device, and enclosed device, operates in 900 MHz range and supports third-party applications on top of communications platform. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Preview for Pickering Interfaces for the International Microwave Symposium - San Francisco, CA

May 3, 2016

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI and LXI Formats Will Be on Display Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will showcase their broad catalog PXI of Ethernet LXI RF Microwave switching solutions, including their newly announced PXI RF Multiplexer range (40-760), at the IEEE MTT-S 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Peregrine Semiconductor's RF Switches Reach Market Acceptance in the Cable Industry

March 21, 2016

Peregrine's RF Switches Offer an Easy Transition from DOCSIS® 3.0 to 3.1 Technology with a Dual-Band Architecture SAN DIEGO – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces its high linearity RF switches are designed into multiple DOCSIS 3.1 certified cable modems. CableLabs, the research and development... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Reflective RF Switch exceeds DOCSIS 3.1 linearity demands.

March 21, 2016

Covering 5–1,794 MHz range, UltraCMOS® PE42723 comes in 12-lead, 3 x 3 mm QFN package and achieves -121 dBc second harmonic and -140 dBc third harmonic at 17 MHz. This SPDT switch enables dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable CPE devices and also supports DOCSIS 3.0 requirements to facilitate migration. Insertion loss, 0.3 dB at 1218 MHz, preserves noise figure and receiver sensitivity in addition to providing 54 dB isolation at 204 MHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

RFID Safety Switches combine flexibility and high reliability.

March 17, 2016

Providing protection against unauthorized access or manipulation for machine operators and equipment, RFID-coded STS Series can be employed stand-alone or wired in series in sets of up to 30 while maintaining PLe/Category 4 safety ratings. High-reliability devices, capable of actuation in 5 operator-definable directions of approach with actuating distances of 8 mm, are rated for 24 Vdc input, available with 3 coding options, and feature 2 OSSD output circuits and 2 safety input circuits. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Accurate 79 GHz Radar increases liquid level measurement accuracy.

March 16, 2016

With 79 GHz transmission frequency, Micropilot NMR81 produces sharply focused microwave beam angle of 3° or 4° that ensures safe and reliable measurements without any interfering signals even in narrow tanks with baffles and down to bottom of tall tanks. Measuring ranges reach up to 70 m, and instrument measures up to 30 m with accuracy to ±0.5 mm in custody transfer applications. Product is also equipped with gas-tight feed-through and fulfills all API and OIML requirements.
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