​​​​​​​​​​​​​  Single Source for Amps, VCOs, Filters, Mixers,
Components, Integrated Assemblies & more.

Space Heritage
  • HERITAGE PROGRAMS: MILSTAR, SKYNET, EOS, ACeS, GPS, SBIRS, INMARSAT, MUOS & more.
  • CUSTOMERS: Boeing Satellite, Northrop Space Systems, Lockheed, Raytheon, GD, Harris, L-3, & more.
  • QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS​: 
    • MIL-PRF-38534, Classes H & K​ (TRB Option)
    • ISO 9001
    • AS9100D

Teledyne RF & Microwave's extensive and successful space heritage stretches back to the early days of space applications.

One of the first companies receiving MIL-PRF-38534 Class K certification, Teledyne earned the space community's trust by developing, providing, and supporting the industry's most comprehensive line of space-qualified products.

Teledyne's quality certifications include MIL-PRF-38534, Classes H & K (TRB Option). RF&M's space grade components and integrations cover frequencies from 5 MHz to Ka-band. Explore more below for an overview of RFM's products and capabilities.​

Over 25 Years of Experience, in Commercial, Scientific, Military & Government Satellite Applications​

 SPACE INTEGRATED ASSEMBLIES

LNAs, (With/Without Integrated Filters)

LNA / Down-Converter Integration 

  • Medium and High Power Filters and Multiplexers
  • Low Noise Multi-Band VCOs
  • Switched Limiting Amplifiers
  • Gain Control Amplifiers
  • Threshold Detector
  • Up and Down Converters
          6-Channel Down Converter
  • Receivers
  • Transmitters
  • SSPAs
           Ku-band 20 Watt SSPA
  • High Power 5 to 50 Watts
  • DC/DC Power Supply
  • Digital Control
  • SSPA / Up-Converter Integration



 
Applications

Our Integrated Assemblies are used for customized functions to meet challenging satellite payloads requiring reduced size, weight and power (SWaP).

Advantages / Benefits

  • Higher-level integration capabilities
  • Space-proven heritage
  • Experienced engineering staff to handle derating and worst case circuit analysis



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 SPACE COMPONENTS

A full range of RF&M space qualified components are available for a wide variety of applications.

Design engineers can simplify development tasks and reduce engineering and flight schedules by selecting from our space-qualified RF and Microwave component solutions. RF&M engineers speak and understand the language of space applications. They know the RF and mechanical design, thermal, and reliability requirements of space grade hardware, so you can trust RF&M to provide fully mission-compliant space grade solutions. All this combines to provide the kind of extensive space heritage upon which you can depend to meet all your program goals.

RF/MW SPACE-QUALIFIED COMPONENTS​​

The extensive RF&M catalog of space-qualified components includes the following hardware and more. Designs can be quickly and easily tuned to provide custom performance or custom mechanical configuration.
  • Amplifiers​
  • Analog/Threshold Detectors
  • VCOs
  • Microwave Mixers​
  • Detectors
  • Frequency Doublers
  • Power Dividers
  • Switches
  • IQ Networks Narrowband
  • IQ Modulators
  • Limiting Amps
  • Limiters
  • Attenuators
  • Custom application-specific functions

 ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS

  • Complete design staff to design your next component
  • Program management staff to handle all your customers' concerns
  • MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and K Certified


 SPACE VCOs

0.1 to 26 GHz

Bipolar Transitors and Hyberabrupt Silicon Varactor tuned Designs

Integrated Amps, Voltage Regulators, Filters

Space Applications for VCOs

  • Synthesizers
  • Digitally Tuned Oscillators
  • Applications where Low Noise and Fast Tuning is a Requirement


Advantages/Benefits of RFM VCOs

  • Thin Film Technology​
  • Low Phase Noise with Broad Tuning
  • Small & TO-8 packages or Custom Packages
  • High Reliability​


 SPACE MIXERS

  • ​Frequency Mixers to 26 GHz
  • Triple and Double Balanced Designs
  • Schottky based Designs for High Performance
  • Low Conversion Loss and Wide Bandwidth

Applications for Mixers

  • Up and Down Converters
  • Communication Receivers
  • Phase Detector
  • Modulator
  • Frequency Multiplier

Advantages/Benefits

  • Thin Film or Softboard Technology
  • LO Selectable
  • TO-8, Surface Mount or Custom Packages
  • High Reliability​

 SPACE FILTERS


RF&M earned its reputation as a trusted and complete filter-technology company by providing performance solutions proven to meet the demanding environment of space. RF&M uses a dedicated program management team and documented process and manufacturing controls. RF&M's RF and mechanical design guidelines and regulations were developed specifically to meet the performance, quality, reliability, and thermal requirements of space applications. Each RF&M filter can be specified for space use, meeting all program requirements and in full compliance to MIL-PRF-38534, Class K.

Lumped Element Filters
  • Frequency Ranges: LC – DC to 20 GHz
  • Typical Bandwidth: <1% to multiple octaves
Combline & Cavity Filters
  • 100MHz to 40GHz (rejections beyond 40GHz by design)
  • Typical Bandwidth: <1% to multiple octaves
Suspended Substrate Stripline Filters
  • Frequency Range: 1 GHz to 20 GHz
  • Typical Bandwidth 25 – 100%

Waveguide Filters

  • Frequency Ranges: LC – DC to 40 GHz
  • Typical Bandwidth 0.1 to 10%
  • High Power
  • High Rejection with Cross Coupling and High Number of resonators

 SPACE AMPLIFIERS


Amplifiers: 300 KHz to 50 GHz
  • Single or Multiple Gain Stages
  • FET and Bipolar Designs
  • Tunable parameters specific to application
  • Adjustable DC Bias
Applications for Amplifiers
  • Low Noise Receivers
  • Transceivers
  • Payloads where High Reliability is a concern
Advantages / Benefits
  • Chip and Wire Hybrid Reliability
  • Radiation Tolerant Designs
  • Space Heritage
  • Standard or Custom Package Styles
  • Short lead-time, low risk products

Space Grade Ku-Band 20w SSPAs​​​​

  • 20 dB Step Attenuator (D/A driving VVA)
  • RF Output Detector
  • Digital Interface for:
  • Power Control, Blanking, Battle Short, ALC, Standby Mode, RF Power Monitor,
    ​Temperature Monitor, Over Temperature Protection
    • RADHARD FPGA
    • RADHARD +28 Volt DC-DC Converter
  • Output Filter (High Q Mechanical


Space Grade Dual Ka-Band LNAs​​​

  • 28.0-29.31 GHz and 29.5-30.81 GHz LNA (in 2 separate bands)
  • ​​2.3dB Noise Figure
  • ​Dual redundant channels WR-28
  • Waveguide input and output








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