TMD Technologies, a world leader in RF, microwave, and high-power amplifiers has introduced the PTXM9754, an ultra-compact, modular MPM (Microwave Power Module). This unit is ideally suited for high-performance military radar, EW/EA/ECM and communications systems. It utilizes a ‘super-mini’ TWT (travelling wave tube), a solid-state preamp, and an optimized high density switched-mode power supply to form a single ‘drop-in’ amplifier block. This design provides a FFF (form, fit, function) equivalent to existing 6-18 GHz MPMs installed across many shipboard, airborne, and ground-based systems.
Strategic investment cements partnership in innovative, solid-state microwave products for aerospace and defence systems
As part of a strategic investment programme, TMD Technologies Ltd (TMD), world class West London based manufacturer of advanced equipment for the microwave industry, has taken a share in Diamond Microwave Ltd (DML), a specialist in high-power solid-state microwave amplifier products utilising gallium nitride (GaN) and GaAs technology.
Diamond Microwave has been a pioneer in the development and manufacture of advanced compact GaN-based microwave high-power solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) for the radar, electronic warfare (EW), communications and aerospace sectors. DML’s chip and wire GaN technology is particularly suited to these demanding applications, where their power-to-volume performance is a leading-edge capability differentiator.
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TMD Technologies, LLC (TMD USA) will be showcasing its latest microwave products at the International Microwave Symposium, featuring their state-of-the-art high-power sub-systems for radar, EW, and other defence/homeland security programs. Their latest instrumentation amplifier solutions for EMC, threat simulation, and other scientific applications will also be displayed.
Said Tom Curtin, Vice President of Sales and Business Development:
“IMS is the world’s largest microwave and RF industry trade show, and we look forward to meeting with our growing customer base and welcoming new visitors. We will be showcasing our high-performance travelling wave tube (TWT) and advanced solid-state microwave products, all specifically designed to meet the needs of defence and security worldwide to support of our USA customers’ expanding needs.
The recently developed PTXM range of TWT based Microwave Power Modules delivers exceptionally low weight and small size – typically 1.7 kg and 190 x 120 x 30mm, which has been achieved with no reduction in RF power or reliability. This high power-to-volume feature is the result of superior packaging techniques to efficiently use all available space.
These MPMs are particularly suitable for airborne applications or for other situations where space and weight are critical.
A Microwave Power Module (MPM) is essentially a compact, integrated microwave amplifier – for amplifying radio frequency signals to high power levels. MPMs combine solid state and vacuum tube technology (i.e. a solid state driver and Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) output) with a built in power supply.
At IMS this year, on Booth 755, TMD Technologies, LLC (TMD USA), world class supplier of professional microwave and RF products based in Baltimore, Maryland, will be featuring its advanced TWT- based and solid-state microwave power modules (MPMs) – plus a new intelligent instrumentation amplifier for radar and EW defence & homeland security systems and EMC & scientific laboratory applications.