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Teledyne e2v HiRel announces availability of a new family of high reliability X-band gain blocks

(9 January 2019 - Teledyne e2v HiRel) Teledyne e2v HiRel, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, announces the availability of the new 14 GHz family of RF gain blocks spearheaded by an 18.4 dB amplifier (TDGB014-003). The Gain Blocks are based on an indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) technology that is suitable for use in aerospace and defense applications because of its ceramic packaging and space qualification.

These gain blocks also come in gain configurations of 13.6 and 16.5dB which allow the design engineer to exactly configure the signal gain without incurring unwanted parasitic effects.

With this new family of X-band Gain Blocks, Teledyne e2v HiRel customers now have a standard amplifier solution that covers L-band through X-band. This standard amplifier enables a reduction in the number of new qualified components required for flight programs, and thereby simplifies the component procurement process.

The TDGB014-003 50-ohm gain block utilizes a mature and reliable heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT), InGaP process and incorporates proprietary Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) design techniques. The process has space-flight heritage and has shown to be radiation tolerant to 100 krad, making it a viable choice for satellites and other high-altitude applications.

“Teledyne e2v HiRel has developed a broad portfolio of Analog, Digital, Power and RF semiconductors targeted at Aerospace & Defense applications,” said Mont Taylor, VP of Business Development. “We’re pleased to be able to incorporate InGaP technology into our current A&D product offerings. Additionally, we are excited to provide a growing portfolio of standard RF building blocks such as amplifiers, LNAs, PAs, DSAs, limiters, mixers, pre-scalers, PLLs, switches, and more to help customers design RF signal chains that meet the high-reliability requirements of defense and space.”

Teledyne e2v’s Hi-Rel X-band Gain Blocks offer excellent gain flatness and high P1dB. This Gain Block family is available now and is packaged in a 2-lead, ultra-small, hermetic, gullwing package. Both the wafer process technology and the package have space flight heritage.

About Teledyne e2v HiRel

Teledyne e2v innovations lead developments in space, transportation, defense, and industrial markets. Teledyne e2v’s unique approach involves listening to the market and to the application challenges of customers and partnering with our customers to provide innovative standard, semi-custom or fully custom solutions, bringing increased value to their systems.

About Teledyne Defense Electronics

Serving Defense, Space and Commercial sectors worldwide, Teledyne Defense Electronics offers a comprehensive portfolio of highly engineered solutions that meet your most demanding requirements in the harshest environments. Manufacturing both custom and off-the-shelf product offerings, our diverse product lines meet emerging needs for key applications for avionics, energetics, electronic warfare, missiles, radar, satcom, space, and test and measurement. TDE is a business unit of Teledyne Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems.