Amplifiers specific to the Communications systems include a wide range of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) originally from Paradise Datacom and a range of organically developed products within Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS). Satcom SSPAs are considered a core competence of Paradise Datacom's product line, and they have invested heavily in converting it's complete amplifier offerings from GaAs to GaN from C-Band all the way to Ka-Band.
TMS COMM / DATA LINK PRODUCTS At-A-Glance
FREQUENCY:10MHz to 35GHz
BANDWIDTHS: Narrow Band to Multi Octave
TYPES: Pulsed, CW POWER 1W to 10KW
CONFIGURATION/PACKAGING: SM, Leaded, Connectorized, Waveguide
PLATFORMS: Ground, Airborne, Marine, Space
- APPLICATIONS: Military, Commercial, Satcom, Comms
TECHNOLOGY: GaAs, LDMOS, InP
EXPORT CLASSIFICATIONS: EAR99 & ITAR
With frequencies moving higher TMS has developed a new range of SSPAs & LNAs to support new Satcom applications in the Ka/K-Band region with significantly reduced SWaP (Size Weight and Power) to meet continued needs to retrofit new products into existing locations. With that said, Ku & X Band applications requiring a reduced SWaP are also considered mainstream products and benefit from TMS's core capabilities.
In addition to Satcom applications, TMS has developed a complete range of Data-Link products used in direct line of sight and BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) applications. Unique requirements for these applications include the need for very high speed blanking and the need for a runway low power mode. TMS Transceivers (C, X & Ku-Bands) are in production to support frequency conversion for these systems which also have SSPAs and LNAs embedded in them. Future development plans include the option to offer a down converted sample port to be used in a pre-distorter network to improve linearity as higher data rates are required with less prime power available.
Other products in production include RF Power amplifiers from L – X Band with over 1KW output power, used to support unique systems for point to point communications. Configured as rack mount or as standalone, these products are a result of internal development in conjunction with a customer's needs to move from conventional LDMOS designs to GAN. With system engineers' needs for higher frequency, SWaP reduction and ever shortening development cycles, TMS has uniquely demonstrated its abilities in this market and will continue to be well placed to support these needs today and in the future.