TMD Technologies Limited (TMD – now part of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), a leading West London based manufacturer in the microwave and radio frequency (RF) field, will be showing two recently launched travelling wave tube (TWT)-based microwave power modules (MPMs) at the DSEI 2021 show: namely the PTXM9754, 6 to 18GHz, 100W unit and the PTX8815, Ka band, 1100W unit.
Acquisition expands CPI’s electron device capabilities and product offerings for defense and commercial markets
PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 8, 2021 – Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has successfully completed the purchase of TMD Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, including TMD Technologies Limited and TMD Technologies, LLC (together, TMD). Consisting of approximately 170 employees in facilities in the United Kingdom and the United States, TMD is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of technologically advanced microwave, radio frequency and high voltage equipment for radar, electronic warfare, communications, medical, EMC testing and scientific applications.
TMD Technologies Limited, independent, world class, West London based manufacturer in the professional microwave and RF field, has announced the addition of a new solid state, power amplifier (SSPA) to its range of innovative products for defence EW and radar applications.
Compact and lightweight, the new broadband PTS10147 operates over the 2-6 GHz frequency range with a high power of 100 W (pulsed or CW) and a linear gain of around 60 dB.
TMD Technologies, LLC (TMD USA), a world class supplier of advanced microwave and RF products, will be showcasing its latest innovations on Booth 1553 at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Meeting up again:
Said Tom Curtin, Vice President, Sales and Business Development: “Since the last IMS exhibition we have introduced four new MPMs (Microwave Power Modules), namely the PTXM9754, PTX8808/8811, and PTS10147 solid state power amplifier (SSPA) to our portfolio of microwave products for radar, EW, and defence/homeland security programs”.
TMD Technologies Limited (TMD), independent, world class, West London based manufacturer in the professional microwave and RF field, has introduced a new advanced test set to its range of radar transponders and support equipment.
The Test Set model 754-3U-2-1 is designed to test G-Band tracking radar Transponders under closed-loop or open-loop conditions. The equipment is supplied as a single sealed enclosure and includes an accessory set to interface with the Transponder-under-test in both open and closed-loop modes.
NIGEL HANN – SALES DIRECTOR
My first year as a Director has indeed been challenging and I have seen more change in the last 12 months than the preceding 12 years working for the company! The pandemic forced all of us to quickly adapt to the way in which we work and the way we live our lives.
For many of us this will be the first time we have faced such restrictions to our liberty, unlike our predecessors who had to endure far greater suffering in their lives. This was epitomised in the UK by Captain Sir Tom Moore who served his country in the second world war and spent his 100th year fundraising over £30M for the National Health Service. He sadly passed away in February but his spirit and never give up attitude was an inspiration to so many as we moved through 2020.
At TMD we reacted to the pandemic quickly and even before the first lockdown was announced in March 2020 the company was implementing changes to our procedures, work place and policies to ensure we were protecting our staff at all costs.
Following the first lockdown only essential workers continued to visit our facility in Hayes, and our US subsidiary in Baltimore implemented similar measures. All other staff were either working from home or furloughed. Weekly bulletins were issued throughout by our Group CEO, Dave Brown, and we invested heavily into PPE and signage throughout the company which were often over and above the government recommendations at the time.
We continued to maintain production throughout and are achieving growth which is an amazing testament to all colleagues at the company. Although there were many examples of pride coming from TMD employees for the way in which the company managed through 2020, perhaps the most rewarding came from our furloughed staff all of whom were protected from financial loss whilst their colleagues kept the wheels turning. The fact that they were fully aware of the unprecedented circumstances that lead to their situation was reflected in the much appreciated message of support received by me, fellow board directors, and co-workers.
Although I am eminently aware that many people have suffered real loss I do not recall a time when I have been prouder to work for TMD.
As we move forward in 2021 the vaccine programme in the UK is advancing at a fast pace and throughout the world we are seeing signs that better times are ahead. I am sure we will still have some bumps in the road but we can now look forward with optimism.
I hope in this version of “In Focus” we will demonstrate the strides TMD is making with investment into new products, our people and our capabilities.
Hi-tech West London based electronics company TMD Technologies Limited (TMD) is pleased to report that, during this uncertain and unprecedented year, its staff have still managed to raise more than £3000 for charity!
TMD picks a different charity every year, and this time the charity selected was the British Heart Foundation – in memory of a TMD member who sadly died of heart problems recently. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) helps to fund research into all heart and circulatory diseases and their causes. Covid-19 has cut this important charity’s ability to fund new research in half – so TMD’s contribution was more welcome than ever!
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TMD Technologies Limited (TMD), independent, world class, West London based manufacturer in the professional microwave and RF field, has introduced two new products to its advanced PTX range of Microwave Power Modules (MPMs).
Improved frequency range…
The new PTX8808 and PTX8811 operate in the technically challenging Ka band and are designed to meet the exacting needs of today’s Electronic Warfare (EW) and high-performance radar systems. Replacing the earlier PTX8807, the new MPMs between them cover the extended frequency range of 26.5 to 40 GHz, with power outputs of 60 to 160 W (CW/pulsed, 100% duty cycle). The PTX8811 employs a narrower bandwidth, allowing it to be optimised to provide a higher power.
TMD Technologies, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland (TMD US), a world class supplier of high-power microwave and RF transmitter products, has significantly expanded its Service and Repair facility in response to increased demand for technical support services.
This development is a direct response to recent new maintenance requirements from our US Military customers to service and support our transmitter/amplifier products, including TWT-based amplifier diagnostics, component level upgrades, and sub-system repairs.