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DFDs & IFMs


API Technologies produces a wide range of Digital Frequency Discriminators (DFDs) and Instantaneous Frequency Measurement receivers (IFMs) tailored to the stringent requirements of today’s state-of-the-art EW receivers.

API’s DFDs are available in a wide range of designs offering coverage of either specific frequency bands or full 2-18 GHz coverage in a single unit. DFDs find applications in both low cost radar warning receivers, enhancing the identification of threat signals against dense non threat background signals, and sophisticated ESM and ECM receivers, where high probability of intercept and high resolution are required enabling pulse by pulse signal de-interleaving.

Our high speed IFMs utilize either discrimination, channelization or a combination of those two techniques. API’s proprietary Suspended Substrate Stripline (SSS) technology is used, together with custom Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) processing circuits, to ensure our customers of high reproducibility, small size and low cost.

IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification

API Specializes in Signal Intelligence.

High accuracy, high resolution, low power, short RF pulse capture

High Resolution: 14 bit, 1 MHz

High accuracy, high resolution, low power, short RF pulse capture

Available in a wide range of designs.

High accuracy, high resolution, low power, short RF pulse capture

Lower power: <20W

DFD Box

DFD Box

IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification

Applications include identification
of frequency agile radar.

IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification

Our IFMs & DFDs are used in electronic
counter measure applications.

APPLICATIONS
IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification

DFD and IFM Solutions For:

IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification IFM and DFD applications include: electronic counter measures, signal intelligence, radar warning receivers, signal RF pulse event capture, frequency agile radar identification
  • Electronic Countermeasures
  • Signal Intelligence
  • Radar Warning Receivers
  • Capture of Signal RF Pulse Event
  • Identification of Frequency Agile Radar
FEATURES
High resolution, small size, low power, light weight, high accuracy

Broadband & Low Power

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  • Our products are available in a wide range of designs offering coverage of either specific frequency bands or full 2-18 GHz coverage in a single unit.
  • Power: <20W
Multiple Frequency Outputs

High resolution & Narrow Pulse Width

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  • Resolution: 14 bit, 1 MHz
  • Pulse Width: 50 ns to CW
Multi-function Assemblies

Multi-function Assemblies (MFAs)

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  • From build to print: Many customers come to API RF2M with a need for not only an Multi-function Assembly (MFA), but also a desire to enhance the performance of the final product.
  • API RF2M, a world class leader in the Microelectronic Vertically Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), is your one stop, full service partner, engineering superior quality, high performance products that today’s customers demand and deserve.
OPTIONS

Data Formats (parallel):

  • TTL (standard)
  • LVTTL
  • LVDS

Data Formats (serial):

  • VME Interface

Trigger Formats:

  • 20 MHz Pipelined Trigger (standard)
  • Single Trigger
  • Self-Trigger

Dynamic Ranges:

  • -50 to +10 dBm (Standard)
  • 0 to +10 dBm (Standard)
  • Any range within -55 to +10 dBm

Input Voltages:

  • Required:
    • +12 to +15 VDC @ 800 mA max
    • +5.0 to +5.2 VDC @ 800 mA max
  • Options (choose one):
    • -5.0 to -5.2 VDC @ 100 mA max
    • -8.0 to -12.0 VDC @ 100 mA max

 

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS


Model

Frequency Range

Number of Bits

RMS Frequency Accuracy

Dynamic Range

Pulse Width

FDFD7678-1 6.0 to 18.0 GHz 14 4 MHz 0 to + 10 dBm 50 ns to CW
FDFD7409-2 2.0 to 18.0 GHz 14 2 MHz at 6 dB SN
3 MHz at 0 dB SN (99% valid rate)
-50 to + 10 dBm
or 0 to +10 dBm
50 ns to CW
FDFD7409-6 2.0 to 18.0 GHz 14 2 MHz at 6 dB SN
3 MHz at 0 dB SN (99% valid rate)
-10 to + 10 dBm 50 ns to CW

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