Smiths Interconnect offers Microstrip, Surface Mount and Stripline products for a broad range of civilian, defence and space applications using a variety of interfaces including MIC, tabbed and SMD interfaces designed to operate in assigned bands from 400 MHz to 31 GHz.
Each type has certain advantages over the others and choice is generally governed by a complex set of system, budgetary and technical considerations. Our ability to design and produce all types, while not unique, allows us to look at each application and tend advice to each prospective customer that is based on experience, heritage and unbiased capability.
In-house capabilities encompass design, development, manufacturing and testing. Providing operational excellence tailored to volume manufacturing requirements, global sourcing, world class engineering talent and rapid prototyping.
Microstrip isolators and circulators are broadband structures that offer low profile wire-bondable interfaces with broad band operation and low mass. Together this makes microstrip devices ideal for use in hybrids for space and terrestrial AESA applications
Surface Mount Technology, SMT Isolators and Circulator are suitable for pick and place and reflow soldering. Devices have been produced in a variety of frequencies from L to X-band for applications which include communications, commercial avionics and large AESA programs using Surface Mount Technology (SMT).
The range of available designs continues to expand in number with applications for terrestrial and space based products seeing renewed interest. Drop-in idevices are available from a huge number of potential suppliers.
Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products/thumbs that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.