Saturday, October 31, 2020

Our 2nd Facility Expansion is Almost Complete!

Front View (addition added to the rear of the building)
Rear View and Solar Panels
Our 2nd Addition (225' X 60', 13,500 Sq Ft) to our building is almost complete. This will give us a total of 31,000 Sq Ft of engineerring and manufacturing space, allowing us to design, manufacture, and deliver more microwave products to our customers!
Posted by Bob Wood at 2:11 AM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:56 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Thursday, October 01, 2020

14 X 12 Microwave Switch Matrix / Up Converter Delivered

We just delivered our 1st 14 X 12 Microwave Switch Matrix / Up Converter (RCT0060). This unit allows 14 microwave inputs to be switched to any of 12 Microwave outputs. This was an extremely challenging design, with custom designed 12-Way power dividers, our own RCT0050 WB Amplifiers, custom designed SP2T Switches, and custom designed WB Digital Attenuator/Amplifiers. The whole unit is made to fit in a 3U rack mount location. Congrats to our great mechanical and electrical design, and integration and test team for developing this successful design!
Posted by Bob Wood at 11:29 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:40 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current, 40 Engineering Consulting Services-Current

Monday, June 29, 2020

R. A. Wood Associates Receives Order for 268 Microwave Tuners for FY20

We received orders for QTY 268 Microwave Tuners for FY20. This is the result of our committment to keep our costs under control, and continuing to deliver quality products to our customer and ultimately for the US military.

Posted by Bob Wood at 3:28 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:49 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Friday, April 17, 2020

Microwave Tuner Serial # 1500 in process!

Hi Everyone!
We are marking the 1500th Microwave Tuner in production, showing Serial Number 1500 here. Congrats to our great team for working hard to get us to this amazing milestone!
We are still going strong manufacturing and shipping these now and for the forseeable future.
Posted by Bob Wood at 1:17 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:09 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Thursday, January 23, 2020

RF Receiver Simulator RCT0053

We designed and built an RF Receiver Sumiulator RCT0053, designed to simulate the front end characteristics of an EW system, from the antennas to the downstream rack equipment. We used our customer designed RCT0050 WB amplifiers in many of the 6 microwave channels.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Our Team gets IPC J-STD-001 Solder Training!

We had 20 people go through IPC J-STD-001 Specialist Certification Training and 9 people take J-STD-001 Hand Soldering Certification (3 days). Thanks to EPTAC, the training company, for coming into our facility to train everyone! Thank you to our great employees who took the time and effort to complete the training!

Posted by Bob Wood at 4:17 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

FY18 Tuners+ Celebration

We had a great time celebrating successful deliveries of 172 FY18 Microwave Tuners, plus:
  • 1,175 equalizers
  • 7 amplifiers
  • 8 RPL0103 Low Band Modules
  • RPL0225 Up Converters
  • 8 RPL0166 Up Converters
  • 5 9X8 Switch Matrices
  • 5 8X8 Switch Matrices
We had Dinasaur BBQ bring in the food, and the Swamp Drivers Band playing live. Thank you everyone for helping us make on-time deliveries with quality products!
 
Posted by Bob Wood at 1:27 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:10 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Sunday, September 01, 2019

More Microwave Switch Matrices / Up Converters!

R. A. Wood Associates has received more orders for non-blocking microwave switch matrices for Naval applications. We have orders and are executing on QTY 21 9X8 Switch Matrices/Up Converters and QTY 20 8X8 Switch Matrices/Up Converters. Each of these matrices uses our own wideband power divider designs (8/9 each). The 9X8 design uses our own surface mount switches and ultra wideband (0.5 to 18 GHz) surface mount amplifier designs. Both of these products are packed into a 2U rack mount chassis design.
Posted by Bob Wood at 12:38 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:16 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Friday, March 15, 2019

268 Microwave Tuners ordered for FY19!

R. A. Wood Associates received an order for 268 Microwave Tuners for FY19. This will bring our total orders to over 1500 Microwave Tuners, resulting in over 3000 digital/signal conditioning boards, and over 12,000 packaged microwave assemblies being assembled and tested at our facility, all with on-time delivery and keeping costs under control.

Posted by Bob Wood at 3:18 PM
Edited on: Monday, October 28, 2019 7:40 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Ultra-Wideband Microwave Amplifier Available!

We've developed a new Ultra-Wideband Microwave Amplifier, the RCT0050, covering the frequency band of 0.5 to 18 GHz. This amplifier is built using surface mount technology, resulting in a lower production cost than traditional MIC amplifiers, with faster delivery times. Typical amplifier characteristics are:

  • ~19 dB Average Gain
  • <3.0 dB P-P Flatness
  • 22 dBm Average Pout 1 dB
  • Noise Figure ranging from <2 dB to 5.0 dB.
  • ~200 mA Current Draw from +12 V

This is a great overall amplifier for low noise, high dynamic range, wideband EW applications, or narrowband applications. More information is available from this link. Let us know if you are interested in this product!

Posted by Bob Wood at 6:51 PM
Edited on: Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:53 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Friday, August 17, 2018

Current Job Openings

We will post current job openings to the following site:

https://rawood.betterteam.com

Let us know if you would like to join our great team!

Posted by Bob Wood at 3:53 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:51 PM
Categories: 95 Other-Archive

Friday, May 25, 2018

30 New Equalizers on our Equalizer WWW page!

If you haven't visited our Equalizer WWW page in a while, you'll notice we have about 30 new equalizer designs, covering different slopes and frequency bands. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by Bob Wood at 2:57 PM
Edited on: Friday, May 25, 2018 3:05 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Thursday, April 19, 2018

We've built our 1000th Microwave Tuner!

We are excited to anounce that our 1000th Microwave Tuner is in burn-in and getting ready to be shipped! What a great accomplishment for our amazing team!

We've shown our customers that we can deliver a quality product at production rates, and meet their delivery schedules. I'd like to personally thank them for giving us the opportunity to meet their expectations. Thank You! Bob Wood
Posted by Bob Wood at 6:58 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 6:56 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Saturday, November 11, 2017

R. A. Wood receives order for QTY 9 8X8 Microwave Switch Matrices/Up Converters!

We just received an order for 9 RCT0043 Switch Matrix/Up Converters, to be used in Navy Vessels. These products allow 8 RF/microwave inputs to be routed to any of 8 RF/microwave output ports, The switch matrix is non-blocking.
The design includes:
  • Custom designed 8-way power dividers (covering a 4:1 bandwidth)
  • A low band Up Converter
  • An internal power supply
  • High Speed LVDS interface
  • High Dynamic Range RF amplifiers on inputs and outputs
  • Custom designed equalizers for slope correction, and
  • FPGA board for control and status (Built in Test) monitoring
The entire assembly is housed in a 2U rack mount assembly, saving precious rack space. The full frequency coverage is 0.5 to 18 GHz.
Posted by Bob Wood at 7:02 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 6:54 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Thursday, October 05, 2017

R. A. Wood Associates has a new distributor for sales to Japan, Australia, and France

We are pleased to announce that Impulse Technologies has been selected as our exclusive distributor for products purchased from Australia, France, and Japan. Please contact them directly for pricing and delivery information from the countries of Australia, France, and Japan: Sales@impulse-tech.com, www.impulse-tech.com. We are looking forward to working with Impulse Technologies. They have great service and are very responsive to customers!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Solar Arrays Up and Running

The new Solar Array is up and running, creating electricity to support our use. The Solar Array was installed to help us transition to using solar energy for all our electricity needs. This reduces our operating expenses and lowers our ecological footprint. On a good day we can create ~450 kWhours of electricity. It goes onto the power grid to credit our account if we produce more than we use. Pretty exciting!  
Posted by Bob Wood at 11:30 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 6:54 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The New Building Extension is Complete

The new building extension is complete and we are making good use of the additional space. We increased our capacity by ~8800 sq ft.
Posted by Bob Wood at 11:29 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:12 AM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

We received an order for 167 Microwave Tuners!

More exciting news that shows our continued comittment to our customers and the critical program these tuners are being used on.
Posted by Bob Wood at 12:40 AM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:35 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Inside View of New Building Extension

The new building is ready to move into. The floor is ESD coated to prevent static buildup. LED lighting is installed throughout. Radiant heat was installed in the concrete floor. Very comfortable!   
Posted by Bob Wood at 3:05 AM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:19 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

R. A. Wood Associates Receives an Order for 212 Microwave Tuners!

After a difficult negotiation to make significant cost reductions, we received an order for 212 microwave tuners. We will be delivering these at an increased rate of 24 per month. The 2 slot VME wide band microwave tuner is shown here being tested in our portable microwave test station.
Posted by Bob Wood at 11:47 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:29 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current, 60 Hardware Products-Archive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Building Extension coming along very quickly!

We are doubling our manufacturing and engineering capacity with a new building addition. It is going up very fast, and will be ready soon to serve our wonderful current customers and future customers.
Posted by Bob Wood at 11:59 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:57 AM
Categories: 95 Other-Archive

Friday, August 19, 2016

24 more Microwave Tuners ready to ship!

 

Posted by Bob Wood at 6:33 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:20 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners, 20 Hardware Products-Current

New Equalizer designs now available!

We keep working on new designs for our customers, and improving on our earlier designs. We now have over 231 equalizer designs available, more than any other manufacturer. Various slopes over frequency ranges from DC to 28 GHz are available. You can go to our Equalizer WWW page to see what we have. Actual plots are shown for each design. If you don't see what you need, let us know, and we'll see if we can help you out.
Posted by Bob Wood at 4:32 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:20 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current

Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Capability to provide tight tolerance surface mount capacitors

Hi Everybody

We've recently developed the capability to automatically measure surface mount capacitors and bin them into very tight tolerance windows. We can work with 0603, 0402, and 0201 size capacitors. We can provide down to 2-2.5% tolerance capacitors for values down to 0.1 pF. These parts are typically only available in very wide tolerances (up to 50%).

This capability is very useful for filter designs, and other microwave circuit designs.

These tight tolerance capacitors can reduce or eliminate tuning typically needed to meet performance requirements.

We are going to start providing these parts to customers on a trial basis. If you are interested, please contact us to see how we can help you out!
Posted by Bob Wood at 1:24 AM
Edited on: Monday, February 29, 2016 3:27 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current, 40 Engineering Consulting Services-Current

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
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:33 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 15 Microwave Tuners

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Holidays from R. A. Wood Associates

We can't let the year go by without wishing our customers, vendors, and fellow workers a wonderful Holiday and an optimistic look forward into the New Year.

Thank you everybody, and we look forward to working with each of you next year!

From all of us at R. A. Wood Associates
 
Posted by Bob Wood at 7:58 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:34 AM
Categories: 95 Other-Archive

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

8X8 Switch Matrix / Up Converter Delivered

We delivered a new design to one of our customers: An 8X8 Microwave Switch Matrix /Up Converter. The unit allows 8 RF/microwave inputs to be routed to any of 8 RF/microwave output ports. The design includes:
  • Custom designed 8-way power dividers (covering a 4:1 bandwidth)
  • A low band Up Converter
  • An AC/DC power supply
  • High Speed LVDS interface
  • High Dynamic Range RF amplifiers on inputs and outputs
  • Custom designed equalizers for slope correction, and
  • FPGA board for control and status (Built in Test) monitoring
The entire assembly is housed in a 2U rack mount assembly, saving precious rack space. The full frequency coverage is 0.5 to 18 GHz.
Posted by Bob Wood at 12:11 AM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews, 20 Hardware Products-Current, 40 Engineering Consulting Services-Current

Friday, September 18, 2015

We've moved to a new location!

We've moved to a new and better location. Our new address is:

R. A. Wood Associates, LLC
164 Industrial Park Drive
Frankfort, NY 13340

We are very excited about this move to larger space, more efficient manufacturing work flow, and easier access for our customers and employees.
Posted by Bob Wood at 4:33 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:08 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

R. A. Wood Associates receives contract to build 8X8 microwave switch matrices

We received an order to design and build QTY 3 8X8 microwave switch matrices. The unit allows 8 RF/microwave inputs to be routed to any of 8 RF/microwave output ports. In another viewpoint, each of 8 RF/microwave output ports can select any of 8 RF/microwave input ports for down stream processing. The design includes:

  • custom designed 8-way power dividers (covering a 4:1 bandwidth),
  • a low band Up Converter,
  • an AC/DC power supply,
  • LVDS interface,
  • RF amplifiers on inputs and outputs,
  • custom design equalizers for slope correction,
  • FPGA board for control and status (Built in Test) monitoring

The entire assembly is housed in a 2U rack mount assembly, saving precious rack space. The full frequency coverage is 0.5 to 18 GHz. The first unit will be delivered in September 2015.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Great News! 2nd Party Survey for ISO 9001:2008 and ESD Certification Approved!

Great News again! R. A. Wood Associates has received approval by Lockheed Martin for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (2nd Party survey), and Electrostatic Discharge Control (ESD). This "no exceptions" survey endorses our quality process and procedures. Thanks to everyone involved who helped to make this become a reality! Bob Wood
Posted by Bob Wood at 10:06 PM
Edited on: Friday, July 27, 2018 7:22 PM
Categories: 10 QuickNews

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from all of us at R. A. Wood Associates!

We wish all our customers and vendors a wonderful and healthy Holiday Season. Thank you to our vendors for delivering high quality products to us on time, and thank you to our customers for letting us provide great products and services to you. We look forward to a great New Year with each of you!

Posted by Bob Wood at 11:25 PM
Edited on: Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:33 AM
Categories: 95 Other-Archive