Frequency Converters for Radar

Frequency Converters for Radar

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions provides high performance, multi-channel frequency converter modules/integrated microwave assemblies featuring excellent clutter attenuation and dynamic range for radar systems.



  • Instantaneous dynamic range
  • Clutter attenuation
  • Microwave (mmW)
  • Narrow and wideband frequencies
  • Range time side lobes and channel equalization
  • Out-of-band block and third order intercept dynamic range
  • Out-of-band emissions
  • Low phase noise
  • Excellent spurious suppression
  • Multi-channel down conversion, digitization, and l/Q conversion
  • Quad parallel COTS A/D converters per channel
  • l/O data output via various data bus options
  • Multi-channel waveform generation and up-conversion
  • Pre-selector and post-selector filtering
  • Low noise voltage regulators

Enabling Technology:

  • Multilayer RF circuit card assembly
  • Custom MMIC mixers
  • Discrete and MMIC amplifiers and switches
  • Custom designed filters
  • Low phase noise and spurious
  • FPGA – state machine managed
  • Active temperature compensation
  • Wideband threshold and BIT detectors

Unique packaging techniques allow for high circuit density, high isolation, excellent thermal management, small size, and low weight.

RF, Microwave and Millimeterwave Microelectronics