At the 56th Association of Old Crows (AOC) Symposium being held in Washington DC from 28-30 October, Teledyne Defense Electronics (TDE) is featuring its latest advancement in VPX modular technology. At their booth, they are showcasing the 6U VPX Transceiver (TSA-219040) which has the fastest tuning and lowest phase noise performance available on the market today. A demonstration unit of the VPX Transceiver is available in the Teledyne booth (Booth 711) for visitors to see.Teledyne developed the transceiver on a modular platform to address the industry’s interest in compressing development cycles and planning for technology insertion in program life extensions. This broadband 6 to 18 GHz VPX card is ideal for meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of today’s microwave Transceiver applications in an open systems-based platform. In addition to its new standard-setting phase noise and tuning performance levels, the 6U Transceiver offers a high dynamic range and built-in LO generation with external system reference.At a weight of <2.75 kg, the TSA-219040 transceiver is a compact, ruggedized, and air-cooled system with 75W maximum power consumption.PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:High Dynamic Range:RF coverage: 6 to 18 GHz, 1GHz IBWNoise Figure: 17 dB typicalPhase Noise: 1 MHz @ -113 dBc/HzLinear dynamic range: 90 dB (with 1 MHz BW)External System Reference:Tuning speed: 5.0 µs max (to within 10 kHz) single-tone, internally generated spurious: -80 dBm (@ -10 dBm input and max gain)Reference Frequency Input: (10-100 MHz)Teledyne Defense Electronics’ deep pool of engineering expertise makes it a “go-to” supplier for customers looking for products that can deliver the highest reliability in the harshest environments, require close cooperation between the customer and the vendor, and meet the toughest SWaP specifications. Click here to learn more about the 6U VPX Transceiver.