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Quantic MWD (Microwave Dynamics), a business of Quantic Electronics, announced the expansion of their commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to include a new series of dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) designed for optimal performance in space applications. The new DROs, the DRO-1080 and DRO-1087, provide customers with highly reliable solutions tailored to the requirements and exacting conditions of space applications.
As space has become more accessible and the volume of missions has increased, the demand has also grown for high-performance components capable of withstanding the rugged conditions of space, including radiation, temperature, vibration, and/or hermiticity considerations.
Quantic Microwave Dynamics' new DRO-1000 series designed to withstand the harshest conditions of space.
The newly expanded offering of COTS oscillators feature frequency ranging from 1-18 GHz (DRO-1080) and 18-36 GHz (DRO-1087), with low phase noise of -90 dBC/Hz at 10 GHz, and hermetically sealed Kovar packages in compliance with MIL-PRF-38534, ASA, ESA, JAXA, ISRO, CNSA, and RFSA military and aerospace standards.
"The expansion of our COTS product line represents a significant advancement," said Gerardo Camacho, Director of Business Development, Quantic MWD. "This offering builds on our space industry expertise and enables the qualification of COTS products for a variety of demanding space missions."
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