Author: Crescend Technologies

Industrial Microwaves: Magnetron Tubes vs. Solid State

Historically, every microwave heating device, from a home microwave oven to a large industrial microwave system, has been powered by a magnetron tube. They have been around since the 1940s, and have remained functionally the same ever since. But many say that solid state is the microwave technology of the future, especially when it comes to drying and thermal processing applications in food, biomass, drying and laboratory use. That’s because magnetrons, while highly efficient in converting electric power into microwave energy, also have many disadvantages when compared to solid state microwave technology.

Crescend Expands Mobile Amplifier Portfolio

Crescend Technologies announces the expansion of our mobile amplifier portfolio with the release of UHF and 700/800 MHz, 50 watt mobiles. These amplifiers cover the 403-512 and 764-870 MHz bands and can be ordered now through our distribution partners, or direct to Crescend. These units are bi-directional, with an amplifier on the Tx side and a bypass on the Rx. The amplifier’s slim profile and light weight is designed to mount easily in mobile, portable and small fixed sites. Please contact Crescend or distribution partners to order your UHF requirements.

Awards – February 2018

IDSI, LLC is proud to announce additional awards of multiple contracts worth an aggregate of approximately 4 million dollars ($4,000,000) for both communications and electronic warfare applications. Adding two new customers, IDSI extends its reach even further into the defense marketplace, and continues to grow on the ground and in the air.

Awards – August 2017

IDSI, LLC is proud to announce the award of three contracts worth an aggregate of approximately five million dollars ($5,000,000) for both communications and electronic warfare applications. While two contracts were awarded by established customers, the third originated with a new customer, as IDSI extends its reach further into the defense marketplace, and continues to grow.

Awards – June 2017

IDSI, LLC announces the awards of several major contracts valued at more than seven million dollars ($7,000,000) over the past months to provide amplifiers and amplifier subsystems for enhanced system capabilities needed by warfighters overseas. IDSI continues on its path to lead the industry in growth, innovation, service and quality.

2016 Internal Research & Development

IDSI’s budget for 2016 includes an investment of more than ten percent of projected annual revenue in Internal Research and Development (IR&D) programs targeting the latest warfighter needs highlighted in briefings and press releases by the Department of Defense and our customers. Our determination to lead the way in meeting critical needs drives our design and development activities to supply the ever-changing communications and electronic warfare landscapes with best-in-class solutions.