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Vacuum tube technology displayed at IVEC 2017

13th March 2017
Alice Matthews


TMD Technologies (TMD) will be attending this year’s IVEC Conference and Exhibition in London, the international vacuum electronics forum. At the forefront of the latest microwave technology, TMD is able to offer its customers both advanced vacuum tube and solid state products.

Tony Challis, Head of Tubes Engineering, TMD, commented: “Contrary to predictions of some twenty years ago, when solid state seemed to be taking over, vacuum tube technology is now not only alive but in extremely good health! Over the years our on-going research in the vacuum electronics field has developed apace - and today we are able to offer a wide range of tube products that include specialist high frequency, fast warm ring loop Travelling Wave Tubes (TWTs) offering top performance in demanding roles.”

TMD has benefitted from continuing, substantial in-house investment, such as the addition of its new fully integrated microwave computer modelling suite to ensure ‘right first time’ design, and also a high-res X ray machine with CT scan capability to eliminate any flaws as soon as possible in production.

Highlighting TMD’s capability in vacuum tube technology – a complete new assembly area set up for progressing a recent major tube contract.

“Our high profile in vacuum tube technology is well highlighted by a recent major tube contract”, continued Tony Challis, “for which we constructed a complete, brand new purpose built area for assembly, dress and test – and in record time!”

The representative TMD team at IVEC will include Tony Challis and colleagues, Ed Boughton, Development Engineer and Chris Howard, Senior Engineer, who look forward to discussing TMDs latest vacuum tube products – including high frequency Ku band ring loop TWTs for hostile environments.

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