Sensors, imaging & radar

Meet your demanding defense-oriented specifications with our portfolio of high-end analog products

For over six decades, we have created high-performance devices with extended reliability for the defense market. Our commitment to long-term product availability helps you maintain projects with extended lifetimes, while our system engineers support you with detailed reference designs, application examples and component recommendations to achieve the most demanding requirements for your defense-related designs.

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Why choose TI for your sensors, imaging & radar applications?

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High performance

Create high-bandwidth designs with greater integration while mantaining your design size, weight and power requirements.

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High reliability

Explore solutions that meet stringent military-grade certifications and adhere to enhanced temperature and reliability qualifications.

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Longevity and availability

Access our inventory of immediately available devices for your next prototype or production-ready design. With our extended production runs, components are available for extended project lifetimes.

Engineering excellence for sensing, imaging & radar applications

High-channel-count RF sampling transceivers for phased array radar systems

Designing high-performance phased array systems for radar, electronic warfare and communication requires high channel integration with low power consumption. Our RF-sampling transceivers with high channel density and wide signal bandwidths enable you to develop mobile, compact solutions faster.

Application note
AFE7950 Super-Heterodyne Solution for K-Band
This application report showcases the benefit of reverting to a super-heterodyne architecture for accessing K-band applications. The approach uses the AFE7950 RF sampling transceiver to implement the first conversion stage.
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Application note
How to Achieve Frequency Hopping with the AFE79xx
This application note describes the NCO-based frequency hopping capability of the RF-sampling AFE79xx device.
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Video series
High-speed signal chain training series
This series is your portal to relevant training on high speed data converters and high speed amplifiers including topics related to RF sampling converters, JESD204B SerDes standard and RF fundamentals.
Featured products for RF-sampling transceivers
AFE7950 ACTIVE Four-transmit, six-receive, X-band, RF-sampling AFE with 12-GSPS DACs and 3-GSPS ADCs
NEW LMX1204 ACTIVE 12.8-GHz RF buffer, multiplier and divider with JESD204B/C SYSREF support and phase synchronization
AFE8030 ACTIVE Octal-channel RF transceiver with dual feedback paths

Flexible, small and efficient power-management solutions

To help you meet your size, weight and power requirements, our power-management products support high power density and efficiency, low noise, and proper sequencing for field-programmable gate arrays and data converters. A variety of current levels include options for modules and dual devices to ensure a compact design. Our power engineers are available to assist in creating a customized solution for any design specification.

Application note
Powering the AFE7920 with the TPS62913 Low-Ripple and Low-Noise Buck Converter (Rev. A)
Learn more about how a simplified power supply design using the TPS62913 low-ripple and low-noise buck converters can provide similar performance to the traditional DC-DC converter + LDO approach.
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Video series
Exploring the value of power modules 
In this training series, we will discuss the high level of integration of DC/DC power modules and the significant implications that this has on power supply design.
Technical article
Minimize noise and ripple with a low-noise buck converter
By integrating features that mitigate system noise and ripple, low-noise buck converters can help engineers achieve a low-noise power-supply solution without the need for an LDO. Read more to find out how.
Featured products for power management
TPS62913 ACTIVE 17-VIN, 3-A low-noise and low-ripple buck converter with integrated ferrite bead filter compensation
NEW TPS7A94 ACTIVE 1-A, ultra-low noise, ultra-high PSRR, RF voltage regulator
TPSM63606 ACTIVE High-density, 36-V input, 1-V to 16-V output, 6-A power module in 5-mm x 5.5-mm enhanced HotRod™ QFN

Wide bandwidth, frequency-agile products for electronic surveillance and jamming

Very wide bandwidth radio frequency-sampling converters capture large swaths of the spectrum for observation. Our products are digitally controlled and frequency-agile for quick maneuverability to frequency bands where activity is present. Low-latency devices provide quick analysis and adjustment in critical situations. High-frequency sample clock synthesizers and active balun interfaces complete the system.

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Impact of PLL Jitter to GSPS ADC's SNR and Performance Optimization
Learn how to estimate the jitter requirements, translate that into a PLL phase noise requirement, and determine (recommending) the filter bandwidth needed to minimize the SNR performance degradation due to the clocking source.
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Powering Sensitive Noise ADC Designs with the TPS62913 Low-Noise Buck Converter
Learn about how a simplified power supply design using the TPS62913 low-ripple and low-noise buck converts can provide similar performance to the traditional SMPS + LDO approach.
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Step-by-step considerations for designing wide-bandwidth multichannel systems
Read about how selecting the appropriate data converter, synchronizing multiple channels, and optimizing your power supply are critical to achieving the necessary bandwidth across multiple channels.
Featured products for electronic warfare
ADC12DJ5200RF ACTIVE RF-sampling 12-bit ADC with dual-channel 5.2 GSPS or single-channel 10.4 GSPS
LMX2820 ACTIVE 22.6-GHz wideband RF synthesizer with phase synchronization, JESD and <5-µs frequency calibration
DAC12DL3200 ACTIVE 12-bit, low-latency, dual 3.2-GSPS or single 6.4-GSPS, RF-sampling DAC (LVDS interface)

Integrated power amplifier biasing control devices

Accurate sensing and monitoring is necessary to keep radio-frequency (RF) power amplifiers at peak efficiency. Our all-in-one RF power amplifier biasing controllers integrate precision analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), local and remote temperature sensing, current sensing, and sequencing control. Our power amplifier biasing controllers support laterally diffused metal-oxide semiconductor, gallium arsenide and high-efficiency gallium nitride technologies.

Application note
Temperature Compensation of Power Amplifier FET Bias Voltages
This application report details the basic functions and benefits of the AFE10004 in temperature-compensated voltage biasing for FETs in power amplifier (PA) applications.
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Application note
Current Sensing Applications in Communication Infrastructure Equipment (Rev. B)
In this article, a fresh look is taken into the major electronic end equipment for cellular wireless infrastructure (WI) from the perspective of current sensing (CS).
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Precision DACs (<=10MSPS) – Learning center
This video serves as an introduction to using precision DACs in voltage regulator margining applications.
Featured products for power amplifier biasing
AFE10004 ACTIVE 4-channel power-amplifier monitor and controller with EEPROM and output switches
TMUX6234 ACTIVE 36-V, low RON, 2:1(SPDT) four-channel precision switches with latch-up immunity and 1.8-V logic
AMC7932 ACTIVE 32-channel 12-bit analog monitor and controller with multichannel ADC, bipolar DACs and temp sensor

Design & development resources

Calculation tool
Jitter and SNR Calculator for ADCs

JITTER-SNR-CALC can be used for calculating theoretical Signal to Noise (SNR) performance of ADCs based on input frequency and clock jitter.

Application software & framework
Texas Instruments PLLatinum Simulator Tool

PLLATINUMSIM-SW is a simulation tool that allows users to create detailed designs and simulations of our PLLatinum™ integrated circuits, which include the LMX series of phase-locked loops (PLLs) and synthesizers.

Firmware
JESD204 Rapid Design IP for FPGAs connected to TI high-speed data converters

The JESD204 rapid design IP has been designed to enable FPGA engineers to achieve an accelerated path to a working JESD204 system. The IP has been architected in a way that downstream digital processing and other application logic are isolated from most of the performance- and timing-critical (...)

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