During a time when defense electronics technology is strong, the industry readies itself for the global adoption of 5G and electronically steered vehicles.
dB Control (Booth 1416) will provide examples of its many different power amplifiers, from compact modules to larger systems. The firm will show the recently introduced model dB-3774B pulsed microwave power module (MPM) for amplification applications from 6 to 18 GHz. It provides 1 kW peak output power at 5% maximum duty cycle in a package weighing 18 lbs. and measuring 7 × 3 × 18 in. The amplifier module is a good fit for radar jamming and other electronic-warfare applications. It’s based on “old school” vacuum-tube technology, with a conduction-cooled miniature traveling-wave tube as the active device and a solid-state amplifier for gain.