Eastern OptX (EOX), specialists in fiber optic delay lines for RF and
microwave test applications, announced two new delay lines for radar
The E-501 fixed delay line and the E-3001 variable delay line are
designed to lower the cost of testing a radar system’s accuracy and
receiver sensitivity. The E-501 and E-3001 delay lines allow engineers
to create repeatable range accuracy by replicating the target distance
and propagation loss with a benchtop system in a lab.
“Using EOX delay lines can reduce or eliminate outdoor target range
testing. Field testing is expensive and unpredictable. We offer
repeatability in both distance and amplitude measurements which are
critical parameters for radar and communications testing,” said Joe
Mazzochette, General Manager, Eastern OptX.
EOX delay lines employ fiber optic technology to overcome the
shortcomings of conventional schemes including acoustic, digital, and
coaxial transmission delay lines. EOX uses actual system signals with no
analog-to-digital (A/D) or digital-to-analog (D/A) conversions, thus
allowing “real world” testing of the entire radar system. With a wide
dynamic range of >100 dB and frequency range to 18 GHz, EOX delay lines
are universal target simulators that can be used right out of the box.
The E-501 fixed delay line is an economical, high-performance turnkey
product for radar testing as well as WiMAX, wireless communications, and
altimeter applications. It features ultra-wide bandwidth, low loss, high
isolation, low noise, and high dynamic range. It is available with a
delay time of up to 100 µsec and a frequency range of 0.1 to 6 GHz.
The E-3001 variable delay line is a high-performance, turnkey product
for the radar test industry. It has multiple delay cells with front
panel or computer control with up to eight switchable delays. The E-3001
features ultrawide bandwidth, low loss, high isolation, high dynamic
range, and a frequency range of 0.1 to 6 GHz. The E-3001 is available
with time delays of up to 100 µsec, with longer delays possible upon
Price and availability
The E-501 and E-3001 delay lines are available immediately for order
with delivery in 30 days. The E-501 starts at U.S. $15,000. The E-3001
is priced starting at $30,000.
About Eastern OptX
Founded in 1998, Eastern OptX designs and develops fiber optic delay
lines for RF and microwave applications. Our products range from a
single delay of RF signals up to 3 GHz, through 18 GHz with 256 discreet
delay settings. Delay lines can be programmed by LAN, USB, and other bus
EOX is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. Visit eastern-optx.com,
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (877) 870-6789 for more information.