TWTs, MPMs Meet Broadband, High Frequency Defense Applications Requirements

By Shawn Gentile, Technical Writer, dB Control

While solid state amplifiers are a good choice for low power applications, vacuum electron devices (VEDs) still offer the most power per device for radar, electronic countermeasures, communications, and other high-power applications. At high microwave- and millimeter-wave frequencies, monolithic microwave integrated circuits and RF power transistors can’t match the power/bandwidth of vacuum tubes.

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