A leading Russian developer and manufacturer of wideband powerful and low-noise microwave amplifiers, Microwave Systems obtained two Russian patents in 2020 for a new design of an ultra-wideband quadrature directional tap, which has significant advantages over traditional solutions.
About the company
Microwave Systems, JSC is a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of wideband powerful and low-noise microwave amplifiers (0.3-22 GHz), receiving and transmitting modules, specialized modules and units of microwave range, designed according to the customers' specifications.
Microwave Systems JSC was founded on December 16, 2004, by a small group of specialists directly related to Russian microelectronics. At the time of establishment the company had less than 10 employees, including the management. From the very beginning the company established itself as a manufacturer of reliable and powerful microwave amplifiers, and 15 years later it has grown and considerably expanded the list of high-tech products. Nowadays, the company employs 81 highly qualified specialists, including 20 developers and designers of in-house design center. For 15 years specialists of the company have developed 120 types of products, and the customer base has exceeded 185 companies.
Today the management of Microwave Systems adheres to two strategic goals: to be able to offer customers a full range of design and series production services in a short time with optimal quality and to maintain a leading position in Russia in the price-quality ratio for the development and production of wideband UHF amplifiers.
In 2019, the company expanded the functional range of products: developed and mastered the production of a number of monolithic microwave integrated circuits and microwave transistors. All microwave integrated circuits and microwave transistors are already used in the production of their own modules. At the moment "Microwave Systems" has started promotion of these products and plans to develop their sales both in Russia and abroad.
The product line of the company consists of:
- solid-state broadband microwave amplifiers from 0,3 GHz to 22 GHz;
- transceiver modules and pulse microwave amplifiers;
- Multifunctional microwave products;
- microwave integrated circuits and transistors.
In addition, Microwave Systems intends to launch its own microwave monolithic integrated circuits and microwave transistors this year. The new products include six products developed in 2019:
Most modules are designed based on GaN HEMT and GaAs pHEMT technologies. Company specialists constantly monitor the achievements of both fundamental science and element base manufacturers, apply and conduct tests of new interesting solutions in the field of microwave electronics, consult potential customer manufacturers on required parameters of products.
For series manufacturing the company built a modern production hall with clean rooms. The workshop is equipped with antistatic floors and furniture, a powerful ventilation and air conditioning system. The total area of the plant is 1500 m2, the area of "clean zone" is 200 m2 (purity class - ISO-7).
The shop has modern technological and testing equipment. As the testing equipment we use automatic benches of complex adjustment based on the modern measuring devices developed by the engineers of the plant. Design capacity of the existing workshop is up to 4 thousand complex power amplifiers per year. At the moment new production facilities are put into operation, which will allow increasing the production twofold within the next two years.
In this connection the company plans to find new foreign customers. Microwave Systems aims to continuously increase the export orders in its portfolio. Going forward, the company's management believes that exports should account for at least 50% of the company's shipments in the coming years and plans to become a well-known and recognizable company in the international market for custom microwave modules and microwave chips for ruggedized applications.
"Microwave Systems has recently started to offer its products and development services directly to overseas buyers. The company has a sales representative in Europe (TriLight Microwave). The company is interested in attracting new customers and distributors to promote its standard products and obtain new orders for custom product development.