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Triad RF's Growth Continues in 2017
Our 2017 revenue is expected to increase over 30% compared to 2016. This growth can be
attributed to several Triad products used by military companies around the globe. Some of
these products successfully passed the rigors of MIL-STD testing including 810F and 461G and
are now transmitting high speed data and video over long distances. We are also experiencing
growth in our unmanned aerial and ground vehicle (UAV & UGV) products. We are currently
part of the payload in over eight major UAV platforms and one major UGV platform. Finally,
our commercial MIMO BDAs continue to power many high data rate radio systems across the world
in fixed, mobile, and aerial applications. Our backlog has remained strong since the beginning
of Q2. As a result we have increased our full-time staff by over 55%. We doubled our production
personnel along with adding a seasoned Production Manager. We also increased our administration
and inside sales staff allowing the original founders to focus on business development.
4th Generation Bi-Directional Amplifiers: 2X the RF with
1/2 the DC!!
Triad RF introduces the
4000 Series of Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA). The units operate in the
Low and High C Bands, Federal C-1 and C-2 bands and the 5.2 & 5.8 GHz ISM bands. State-of-the-art
GaN devices, along with complex matching circuits for the driver and final devices, allow
the 4000 series to deliver twice the RF linear power while only consuming half to one third
of the DC power of our previous generation C-Band BDAs! Various models in module or circuit
card formats provide 64 QAM TX output powers of 2 W, 5 W, 10 W, and 20 W
while maintaining 4.4% EVM. The size of the 64QAM 10 W unit (5.3 x 3.25 x 0.57 inches)
is the same as the previous generation, but comes with several new features including the
Transmit Output Power Detector Radio Input Power Detector Improved Low-Noise Amplifier
(LNA), lower noise figure (NF). Auto detection mode provides an output signal that states
whether the unit is in TX or RX. Improved TX and RX indicator circuitry Status pin states
if the unit has exceeded acceptable temperature levels or gone into a failure mode. Improved
base plate temperature output circuitry International Protection Rating = IP66
Transmit gain is 25 dB, while receive gain is 11 dB. These units still have the
fastest switching time between TX and RX, less than 1 µsec! RF connectors are SMA Female
and the DC connector is a 21 pin micro-Dsub. The first 4000-Series model, the TTRM4010 has
already passed environmental testing for a large defense manufacturer of high speed video
and data links. Production is expected to begin Q1 of 2018.
Additional information on this product line can be found here:
Triad RF 4000 Series
Wideband Bi-Directional Amplifier, 30 MHz to 2700 MHz!
Triad has released the TTRM1190, a wideband GaN BDA that operates from 30 MHz to 2700 MHz
and produces over 8 W of TX power. One of the smallest BDAs in the industry measuring
only 3.25 x 2.12 x 0.53 inches, this feature rich BDA is also one of the most efficient. While
producing 8W of RF power, it only consumes 24 W of DC power. It also produces over 2 W
of linear 16 QAM power with < 9% EVM. In order to operate on various existing platforms,
the unit features a wide DC input range of +11 to +28 VDC. Switching between TX and RX
takes less than 1 µsec and can be performed manually. Additionally, base plate temperature
can be monitored via an analog temperature sensor. More information on the TTRM1190 can be
found here: TTRM1190
50 Watt C-Band, GaN Power Amplifier Runs 47% Efficient
Triad RF introduces another state-of-the-art GaN amplifier, the TA1203. The unit operates
from 4.4 GHz to 5.0 GHz, has 44 dB of gain, and produces over 50 W PSat!
DC input voltage can vary from +10 to +14 V and only draws 8 A at peak power. Do
the math! That is 47% efficient! The module measures 6.1 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches and is in stock.
More information here:
Dual Channel L-Band BDA for MIMO Radios
Triad RF has shipped our latest Dual BDA, the L-Band TTRM1081D. This unit is compatible
with all military and commercial radios and provides over 20W of peak RF power across 1.3
to 1.4 GHz, per channel. Made specifically for multi-in multi-out (MIMO) radios, providing
2 radio ports and 2 antenna ports, each providing 5W of COFDM power. The BDA operates off
a single +28V supply and provides 25 dB of TX gain and 11 dB of RX gain in both channels.
Additional information on this amplifier can be found here:
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About Triad RF System
Triad RF Systems, founded in 2010, designs and manufactures high-performance, high-power
RF and microwave amplifiers operating at frequencies from 10 MHz to 20 GHz. The
company focuses on delivering extremely high reliability and ruggedness when integrating its
products within the confines of subsystems and systems - without sacrificing efficiency or
linearity and adhering to stringent requirements for size, weight, and power. The company's
products are employed in commercial and military applications, including terrestrial wireless
and satellite communications, radar, electronic warfare, medical, digital video broadcast,
and avionics systems.
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Posted November 8, 2017