Friday, August 19, 2016

24 more Microwave Tuners ready to ship!

 

Monday, February 08, 2016

New Surface Mount Rework System enhances our RF production capability

We've recently added a new Surface Mount Rework System to enhance our capability to safely and accurately replace surface mount components including RF amplifiers, mixers, FPGA's and other ball grid array parts. Another high technology tool to allow us to provide high quality, low cost production microwave assemblies using surface mount assembly processes.
Posted by Bob Wood at 1:03 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners

Monday, August 24, 2015

R. A. Wood Associates receives a new production order for 168 wideband Microwave Tuners

We've received another production order for wideband Microwave Tuners. We will be delivering these at a rate of 17/month.

Posted by Bob Wood at 2:27 AM
Edited on: Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:46 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Saturday, November 01, 2014

R. A. Wood Associates receives production order for 144 wideband Microwave Tuners

Another endorsement of our quality, great design, and determination to maintain low cost for our customer.

Friday, June 27, 2014

More Microwave Tuners rolling off the Production Line!

Another 13 of our state of the art high dynamic range Microwave Tuners (with integrated synthesizers) are getting ready to be shipped (on time) to one of our customers. The shipment includes our 100th production Tuner, a very exciting milestone!

For more information, download the RCT0017 product sheet

Posted by Bob Wood at 6:38 PM
Edited on: Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:04 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Production Orders for High Dynamic Range Wideband Tuner/Quad Converters

We are currently under contract to build 109 high dynamic range Wideband Tuners/Quad Converters over the next year. These devices feature:
  • The highest dynamic range microwave tuners in the industry
  • Maximum use of surface mount RF/Microwave assemblies for frequencies up to 18 GHz
  • 4 output IF bands to provide 1.5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth
We are bringing all our computer automated test software and hardware design expertise into this program to maximize our productivity and provide the lowest cost product to our customer.

This is the improved RCT0017B Wideband Tuner/Quad Converter, which is the result of 18 months of development improvements from our original RCT0017 model.

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Quad/WB Up Converter and WB/Quad Down Converter Designs Developed and Delivered

Our Wideband Down Converter and Up Converter pair offer:

  • Frequency Coverage: 6 - 18 GHz
  • For applications employing Digital RF Memories (DRFM's) for coherent electronic countermeasures
  • Coherent system synchronized to a 100 MHz reference
  • Independent synthesizers in Down and Up Converters
  • Can be configured as independent Down and Up Converters, or as a coherent set for countermeasures or similar applications
  • Control and Status: VME A24 D32

Down Converter Features:

  • Single Unit Form Factor: 6U 2 Slot Design
  • Input Dynamic Range: -60 to +2 dBm
  • Input 1 dB Compression Point: >+6 dB
  • Noise Figure: 21 dB
  • Gain: 10 dB average
  • Phase Noise: -146 dBc/Hz @ >20 MHz Offset
  • Second IF's: Four outputs at 750 MHz, 375 MHz wide, providing 1.5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth
  • Designed to drive 1 GHz Digitizers linearly up to +12 dB

Up Converter Features:

  • Four inputs at 750 MHz, 375 MHz wide, providing 1.5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth across 6 - 18 GHz
  • Form Factor: VME 6U 2 Slot Design
  • High Input Dynamic Range: -55 to 0 dBm
  • Phase Noise: -146 dBc/Hz @ >20 MHz offset
  • Tuning Speed: 1 uSec
  • Noise Figure: 31.5 dB max
  • Input 1 dB Compression Point: >+2 dBm
  • Gain: 1 dB average
 

Monday, January 30, 2012

High Dynamic Range Microwave Tuner Designed and in Production

We haven't posted in a while. It's because we've been crazy busy. Our newest product, the RCT0017 WB Tuner and Quad Converter, has been under development over the past 2 years, and is now available. We've designed this from the ground up to meet state of the art high input compression point, low phase noise, fast tuning speed, wide dynamic range, and wide instantaneous bandwidth requirements. A quick overview of the specifications:

  • Frequency Coverage: 2-18 GHz
  • First IF’s: 2.2-3.8 GHz, 3.8-5.3 GHz, available simultaneously
  • Second IF’s: 4 outputs at 750 MHz, 375 MHz wide, providing 1.5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth across the First IF’s
  • Input 1 dB Compression Point: >+6 dBm
  • Noise Figure: 21 dB
  • Input Dynamic Range: -60 to +2 dBm
  • Gain: 10 dB average
  • Tuning Speed: <1 uSec
  • Frequency Step Size: 375 MHz
  • Phase Noise: -150 dBc/Hz @ 10-20 MHz Offset
  • Form Factor: VME 6U 2 Slot Design
  • Control and Status: VME A24 D32
  • Designed to follow an Low Noise Front End with Approximately 30 dB ENR
  • Designed to drive 1 GHz Digitizers linearly up to +12 dBm

A brief data sheet can be downloaded from this link

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Quad Converter Designed and Delivered

We designed and built for production a 4 channel Quad Converter. Our Quad Converter design features:
  • 2 Input IF's from 2.2-5.3 GHz, available simultaneously
  • Output IF's: 4 outputs at 750 MHz, 375 MHz wide, providing 1.5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth across the input IF's
  • Control and Status: VME Interface A24 D32 and UART Serial Interface
  • Designed to drive 4 1 GHz Digitizers linearly up to +12dBm
  • 5 custom surface mount RF assemblies mounted to an aluminum plate
  • Separate multilayer circuit board accommodates power conditioning, FPGA signals and VME interfacing
  • Form Factor: VME 6U 1 Slot Design
  • RF Connector Interface: SMA
This is a very complex design with very high density surface mount assemblies. Surface mount assemblies are built using pick and place machines at a contract manufacturer. Automated RF test rack, fixtures and software has been designed at R. A. Wood Associates.