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NuWaves Engineering May 2013 Newsletter
Save the date! Join NuWaves at the 2013 International Microwave Symposium, hosted by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory and Techniques
Society (MTT-S). This annual international meeting of industry and academia involved in all
aspects of microwave theory and practice will be held in Seattle, WA at the Washington State
Follow the link to see the conference floor plan and you'll find
NuWaves Engineering at
The NuPower XtenderTM Bidirectional L- & S-Band
PA (model number NW-BSSPA-10W-1.0-2.5) is the first in the company's new XtenderTM
series of bidirectional power amplifiers, which are based on the successful NuPower
broadband, high-efficiency, miniature PA modules. Designed for use with half-duplex RF transceivers
running constant-envelope waveforms, the new bidirectional PA provides a minimum of 10 Watts
peak RF output power and 40 dB of gain with 30% average power efficiency from 1000 to 2500 MHz.
To support a variety of different data links, the unit features automatic transmit sensing
circuitry providing nearly instantaneous switching between receive and transmit modes - on the
order of 1 microsecond. The Xtender's maximum noise figure of 3 dB helps improve receive performance
of the entire communication system, while further improvements can be achieved with the addition
of an optional low noise amplifier (LNA) in the receive path that provides at least 15 dB of
small signal gain.
The NuPower XtenderTM is housed in a compact and
rugged nickel-plated aluminum chassis occupying only 6.9 cubic inches (3.00” x 2.00” x 1.15”).
It weighs less than 6 ounces, making it ideal for integration into small platforms, such as
Group 2 and Group 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Contact NuWaves at
for a quotation or follow the link for
TWO CONTRACTS FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DATA LINK RANGE EXTENSION SERVICES
Engineering has been awarded two contracts in support of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
programs related to communication data link range extension. The awards, both from U.S. Department
of Defense prime contractors, include developmental work to customize NuWaves' field-proven
NuPowerTM miniature commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) power amplifier (PA) modules.
NuWaves will also be providing RF consulting services related to maximizing range and throughput
of its various data links to one of the customers.
“NuWaves continues to gain
traction in the UAS marketplace by producing miniature, high-performance RF modules that meet
UAS customers' challenging size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) requirements,” said Jeff Wells,
President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “We're thrilled to be working closely with UAS vendors,
system integrators, and end users to help enhance the performance of wireless communication
systems in support of the Warfighter.”
Questions or comments? E-mail us at
or call 513-360-0800.
About NuWaves Engineering
Engineering is a premier supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and embedded systems products and
solutions for DoD, non-DoD government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse,
NuWaves offers a wide range of engineering design services focused on wireless communications,
as well as a complete line of commercially available module-level products, such as wideband
RF upconverters and downconverters, high-efficiency miniature solid state power amplifiers,
high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and fiber optic RF distribution modules.
Contact Kevin Harrison, Business Development Engineer, at (513) 360-0800 ext 313, or visit
our website at www.nuwaves-ltd.com
for more information.
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Middletown, Ohio 45044-3269
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