View From the Top: Gary Spaulding

Microwave Product Digest

Interview with Gary Spaulding, Chief Operating Officer, dB Control MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? GS: dB Control is closely watching the millimeter wave space — especially as it relates to wireless communication, radar and electronic … Continued

How To Meet EW Power And Efficiency Requirements with MPMs

Electronic Military & Defense

by Jose Gonzales, Production Engineering Manager, dB Control Microwave Power Modules (MPM) utilize a synergistic combination of a microwave tube and solid-state amplifier (SSA). The first MPM, developed in the early 1990s, used a solid-state driver amplifier, based on MMICs or discrete RF power transistors, to drive a mini-TWT, and combined these devices with a … Continued

View from the Top: Mike Lee

Microwave Product Digest

by Mike Lee, Director of Sales and Marketing, dB Control MPD: The defense market for RF and microwave components through subsystems appears to be more lucrative than in recent years, especially in the area of electronic warfare. If your company sells into the defense market, what are your thoughts about how it will perform in … Continued

How to Fulfill AS9100 Requirements as a Defense Subcontractor

In Compliance Magazine

The aerospace industry continues to heat up, along with the need for systematic traceability that maintains quality while reducing costs. Considering that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like the RQ-4 Global Hawk can cost upwards of $130 million and other military aircraft like the B-52 can cost approximately $53 million, malfunctions of any kind can be … Continued

Product Spotlight: Rack-Mount Ka-Band TWTA

Microwave Product Digest

Model dB-3860-01 indoor rack-mount TWTA covers the 34.5 to 35.5 GHz Ka-band, has 700W peak power, and 10% duty cycle. Color touchscreen interface. Outside controllers, laptop computers and interconnect cabling are not necessary when using the unit. See more.

Color Touchscreen Tunes Ka-Band TWTA

Microwaves & RF

Traveling-wave-tube amplifiers (TWTAs) are physically large, but still unmatched in terms of high output power at microwave frequencies. While acknowledged as a mature active-device technology, the model dB-3860-01 Ka-band TWTA from dB Control adds a bit of “modernization” with microprocessor-based control circuitry and a front-panel color-touchscreen interface to simplify operator control. The rugged high-power amplifier … Continued