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Microwave tuners for multi-mission operations released by Mercury Systems


October 01, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems Inc. announced the TAC-3290 family of adaptive microwave tuners that are designed to deliver multi-mission operation to a range of applications such as signal intelligence (SIGINT) and radio frequency (RF) testing.

According to the company, the compact and rugged design aims to bring fast data processing to tactical operations in contested environments while the flexible architecture is intended to increase digitizer compatibility to ultimately eliminate complex, expensive system upgrades.

The company claims that the TAC-3290 series builds on Mercury’s existing portfolio of rackmount converters by bringing the same features and technologies to a smaller form factor for a range of new field applications.

Typical frequency converters are designed to receive signals in a pre-determined bandwidth, but applications from SIGINT to spectrum management must operate on a range of varying signals. Mercury’s new series is intended to resolve this mismatch through a flexible architecture that aims to allow the converters to adapt in real time, matching the signals of interest and optimizing performance.


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