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25 July 2013

e2v introduces a new range of ultra-compact, Microwave Power Modules

At DSEI 2013, e2v, the innovative solutions provider, will be introducing a new range of ultra wideband (2-18GHz) Microwave Power Modules (MPMs). Suitable for use in Electronic Warfare (EW), data links and radar and communications systems, the MPMs feature market-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics and feature European designs.

The 2-18 GHz frequency range is usually serviced by two MPMs, but e2v now offers a unique single-tube, multi-octave device, providing compelling SWaP advantages.  The company also offers individual 2-7 GHz and 6-18 GHz MPMs, providing maximum flexibility in system configuration.

e2v designs and manufactures the entire MPM by combining its 50-year heritage in mini-helix Travelling Wave Tubes (TWTs) with a new solid-state pre-amplifier, a high density power supply and control circuitry, enabling the device to be optimized for performance and reliability. Not only are the modules thermally robust, lightweight and powerful, but the rugged packages have been designed for ground, airborne and ship-borne applications.

The MPMs can be supplied in a single enclosure, or as linked sub-systems, providing maximum packaging flexibility.  Their compact size enables positioning close to transmitters, minimizing cable lengths and consequent power losses.

e2v can also offer customized solutions to meet customer-specific requirements in the most demanding environments, which can feature high temperature, high altitude, vibration and shock.

e2v’s MPMs are currently undergoing qualification for a major EU fast jet program.

Keith Ferguson, Business Unit General Manager at e2v commented, ”we are pleased to introduce a unique range of ultra-compact, European designed MPM solutions. Their high output power over a broad frequency range combined with their small size and flexible packaging makes them ideally suited to both upgrades and new platforms.”


Press contact:  Michael Sarpa,


About e2v
e2v aerospace and defense, inc. (e2v a&d) is a leading provider of RF power, imaging and hi-rel semiconductor solutions to the North American aerospace and defense industry.

e2v a&d offers a diverse portfolio of products and services, including wideband RF components and sub-systems, high performance imaging sensors and cameras, and hi-rel semiconductor  products and lifecycle management services to ensure long-term continuity of supply.

Corporate headquarters of e2v a&d are located at 765 Sycamore Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 USA. For more information, visit