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System Solutions Overview

Rakon’s sub-systems and modules are the ideal solutions for radar retrofits or upgrades, instrumentation, ground based military equipment and electronic warfare applications.

Sub-systems for radars use high speed digital processing, enabling significantly improved overall system performance. All pulse compression parameters are fully programmable.

Multiplication modules provide higher frequency outputs with ultra-low phase noise. The MOG01 is a narrowband system with a dedicated 320 MHz input frequency with adapted sub-harmonic filtering.

Frequency synthesizers are versatile, FPGA-based modules with low noise, and are capable of going up to the Ku-band.

System Solutions  Sub-Systems  |  Frequency Multipliers  |  Synthesizer  |

Sub-Systems

  PROFILE:  CIF0x series may be used as a replacement of existing SAW based pulse expander and/or compressor to overcome device obsolescence or enhance RADAR performance. CIF0x class compressor behaviour and performance are reproducible from one unit to the other. No matching is needed. CIF0x series products can also be customized to match linear or nonlinear chirps to generate compressed pulse. A pulse compression filter is customized according to the characteristics requested by the customer (Chirp duration, bandwidth, compressed pulse width, chirp slope etc.). The expander and compressor modules are provided with FPGA firmware loaded, including waveforms and pulse compression filters.

♦ CIF07 is a digital dual channel expander with IF analog I/O.
♦ CIF06 includes a digital expander and a digital compressor with IF analog I/O in a single unit.
♦ CIF05 is a digital dual channel compressor with IF analog I/O, and performance matched filtering of a radar return signal.
♦ CIF04 is a stand-alone digital single channel compressor with IF analog I/O, and performance matched filtering of a radar return signal.
♦ CIE03 is a digital dual pulse compression module, well suited for RADAR performance enhancement.

CIE03 is also provided with FPGA firmware configured according to customer requirements. Analog inputs and outputs make it an ideal replacement for SAW based pulse compression subsystems. Each of the two available channels may be configured as chirp expander or chirp compressor. All the pulse compression parameters are programmable (centre frequency, bandwidth, time dispersion, modulation law, weighting function, etc.).

  APPLICATIONS:  Retrofit or upgrade of civil air traffic control and military surveillance radars.

Model Image Package Without Connectors Compressor Channel Input and Output (I/O) High B x T Compression Gain Features
CIF07

New

175 x 152 x 27.1 mm

Two expander IF channels with IF analog I/Os

IF analog I/O

- T up to 1000 µs (B < 7 MHzl)

BITE function. High precision clock.

CIF06

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175 x 152 x 27.1 mm

One expander channel and one compressor channel with IF analog I/Os

IF analog I/O

- T up to 950 µs (B < 3 MHz, single channel)
- T up to 170 µs (B < 7 MHz, single channel)
- T up to 17 µs (B < 20 MHz, single channel)

BITE function. High precision clock.

CIF0405

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175 x 152 x 27.1 mm

CI F04: One compressor channel
CI F05: Two independent compressor channels

IF analog I/O

T up to 950 µs (B < 3 MHz, single channel)
T up to 170 µs (B < 7 MHz, single channel)
T up to 17 µs (B < 20 MHz, single channel)

BITE function. High precision clock.

CIE03

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120 x 75 x 10 mm

2 concurrent channels: Expander or compressor for each channel

2 IF analog inputs
2 IF analog outputs

- T up to 950 µs (B < 3 MHz, single channel)
- T up to 170 µs (B < 7 MHz, single channel)
- T up to 17 µs (B < 20 MHz, single channel)

BITE function. high precision clock, self sufficient or externally locked.

Further Information

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For more information, please contact Rakon Hi-Reliability Business Unit at hirel@rakon.com.

Frequency Multipliers

  PROFILE:  The MO G01 is an ultra-low noise frequency multiplier-by-10 module in a stand-alone 70 x 70 x 16 mm package size. It is a narrowband system dedicated to an input frequency of 320 MHz. Sub-harmonics filtering is adapted to the given input frequency.
This 320 MHz input / 3.2 GHz output frequency multiplier module is designed for lab environment applications, such as instrumentation and ground-based military equipment.

  APPLICATIONS:  Defense and Instrumentation.


 

Model Image Package Input Frequency Output Frequency Close-In Phase Noise Phase Noise Floor
MO G01

New

70 x 70 x 16 mm

320 MHz

3.2 GHz

Input Phase Noise
+20 dB

Input Phase Noise
+24 dB

Further Information

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For more information, please contact Rakon Hi-Reliability Business Unit at hirel@rakon.com.

Synthesizer

  PROFILE: The DS (Digital Synthesizer) series is a versatile FPGA-based low noise frequency synthesizer which can go up to the Ku-band. It can be combined with our low noise oscillators (OCSO or OCXO) to generate Local Oscillator (LO) signals for up- and down-conversion of RF signals. The waveform generator is highly flexible and programmable (standard interface: USB or SPI; BPX upon request) with several modes possible (CW, chirp, list, pulse, burst). This synthesizer synchronizes with the other synthesizers. It can be provided with internal or external clock reference.

  APPLICATIONS:  Instrumentation, RADARs and Electronic Warfare Systems.


 

Model Image Package Frequency Range SFDR Phase Noise Floor Frequency
DS H01

New

174 x 131 x 54 mm

Up to 4.0 GHz

70 dBc typ.

@ 320 MHz: -154 dBc/Hz
@ 4.0 GHz: -145 dBc/Hz

Freq. step: 7 µHz
Freq. tuning agility: 10 ns

Further Information

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For more information, please contact Rakon Hi-Reliability Business Unit at hirel@rakon.com.