Teledyne Microwave Solutions

Established Heritage

DownloadGlobalDefenceBroTeledyne Defence has established a reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacture of EW components and sub systems. Formally Filtronic Defence and Filtronic Components, Teledyne Defence has been supplying the needs of the electronic defense market for over 30 years.

Global Thinking
The electronic defense market is evolving and Teledyne Defence is changing with it to meet the needs of its customers and their End Users. With design and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Australia TDL are well placed to meet the needs of the global defense customer base.

Technical  Expertise
Teledyne Defence components and  subsystems expertise forms the heart of our  products in the ESM / ELINT / RWR markets,  with the ability to generate highly integrated narrowband systems, a state of the art  product range for SIGINT type applications also  is also available.

Three decades of technical development enable TDL to offer complete  ‘Antenna to Digit’© solutions into complex Ground, Naval and Airborne  surveillance and SIGINT receivers.

Precision Manufacturing
Teledyne Defence manufacturing is certified to OHSAS18001 and with 220 sq mtrs Class 10,000 clean rooms. Work is controlled in line with IPC-610 Class 3, and MIL-STD-883 requirements. Teledyne Defence precision engineering capabilities range from 'simple' filters through complex filter assemblies, MMIC insertion, MIC hybrid integration to complex subsystems taking advantage of high levels of integration. Teledyne Defence's wide range of skills and expertise allows the best use of appropriate technology for the project from an engineering and manufacturing perspective, resulting in excellent quality products ready for volume production

Last line of Defence
Through funded R & D activity Teledyne Defence is already developing the next generation of digital electronic arrays and sensors, including adaptive beam forming on small arrays, large arrays with modest fractional bandwidths and coherent Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) arrays. This key work will offer a range of solutions to both contemporary and evolving asset and border security applications worldwide, whether military or non-military, and across the Land, Sea and Air environments. Teledyne Defence is at the forefront of this work.

Investing for the Future
Recognising the trends in the Electronic Warfare market, Teledyne is investing in the development of new products and systems, which offer fully integrated solutions to the problems faced by tomorrows systems designers. Teledyne Defence engineers have the solutions to deal with the high dynamic range, high pulse density, and high POI requirements being increasingly demanded by End Users.


Cougar's value-added capabilities simplify choice, increase product yields, reduce labor content, reduce scrap/rework and tuning, reduce field returns, and reduce lead-times by providing one-stop shopping for RF and Microwave value-added services. Cougar offer a complete range of services for commercial, military, and space requirements, including the following services.

Device Related Services

  • RF Test to 40 GHz
  • Sorting/binning per performance of Die
  • Power Tests (200 watt CW drive to 2.8 GHz)
  • Assemble transistor and MMIC die in standard or custom packaging
  • Environmental Screening
  • Element Evaluation

Material Related Services

  • Tape and Reel
  • Lead Trim and Form
  • Solder Tinning (leads and package-bottoms)
  • Color marking / Dotting
  • Labeling
  • Kitting

Documentation Related Services

  • Acceptance Test Programs Procedures
  • Qualification Test Procedures and Plans
  • Lot Travelers and Operation Sheets
  • Inspection Instructions and Plans
  • Process Procedures

Die Services

Cougar offers full die handling services including quick, reliable and cost-effective sorting of die. Cougar's die services help you maintain a consistent flow of die to your manufacturing environment in volumes and at the quality level appropriate to your needs while increasing the reliability and manufacturability of COT parts. Cougar also provides qualified die through 100% visual inspection and Lot Acceptance Testing for space and military level applications.

Die Packaging, Sorting and Testing

  • Store Wafers (Dry Nitrogen Desiccators)
  • DC probe of RF Wafers or Discrete Die
    • Capacitors, Diodes (chip and beam lead), Transistors, MMICs
  • Die Visual
    • Commercial Level
    • Military Level and S-Class to MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-883, MIL- PRF- 38534, MIL-PRF-38535
  • Die Package in Waffle or Gel Packs
    • Facilitate automated pick-and-place or manual transfer

Die Evaluation

Microcircuit and Semiconductor Die Evaluation

Examples of full Microcircuit and Semiconductor Die evaluation per MIL-PRF-38534 are shown below. Cougar supports other industry standard and custom screening and evaluation sequences, including diode screening from MIL-DLT-28837.

Test Capabilities

Electrical Test Capabilities

Cougar's full DC, RF and microwave test capabilities make your choice easy for element, hybrid, component, and subassembly testing requirements. Using fully documented and controlled test procedures, Cougar quickly provides go/no-go or complete RF test results from ambient to full military/space temperature extremes. You can specify the testing parameters, temperatures and data format. Quick, accurate, reliable results; Cougar is your first and best choice for testing requirements.

RF Power Test, Selection and Sort
(80 MHz to 2800 MHz)

  • CW to 200 Watts
  • Single, Multiple or Burst Pulse Formats
  • Example Test Parameters: Pout, Power Gain, PAE
  • Custom Test Capability: High Frequency, IP3,
  • Load Pull, Mismatch VSWR

DC Test, MMIC and Transistors

  • FET: IDSS, VP, GM, Breakdown Voltage, IGSS
  • BiPolar: ICBO, IEBO, HFE, BVCEO,

RF Test, MMIC and Transistors

(100 kHz to 40 GHz)

  • Small Signal Gain, P1dB, Psat, VSWR, Reverse Isolation
  • Noise Figure, IP3, Harmonic
  • Phase Noise
  • Phase and Amplitude Matching
  • Over Temperature
  • S-Parameter Testing

Element Evaluations

Element Evaluation

Element evaluation verifies procured materials can adequately perform as required by the application. Cougar conducts element evaluation on RF semiconductor die in full conformance with Classes H and K of MIL-PRF-38534, satisfying all requirements of military and space applications. Additionally, Cougar supports custom screening flows for many element types, including screening of beam lead diodes. Examples of fully compliant MIL-PRF-38534 element screening flows are shown in the following chart.


Environmental Screening

Environmental Screening

Cougar is a full service MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 environmental test laboratory and program management organization. Cougar can conduct individual environmental tests or full qualification/screening programs to standard military or customer proprietary specifications, including MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-PRF38535 Groups A, B, C, D, and E testing. Following are example product types Cougar routinely screens and typical screening services.

Product Types

  • Amplifiers
  • Die (transistors, diodes and MMIC element evaluation)
  • Packaged Transistors and MMICs
  • Diodes; Axial, Beam-Lead
  • Frequency Dividers (Pre Scalars)
  • Frequency Mixers
  • Custom Packaged Devices
  • Additional Product Test Capabilities:
  • Voltage Controlled Attenuators, Detectors,
  • Power Dividers, Filters, Oscillators



  • Die (transistors, diodes and MMIC element evaluation)
  • Packaged Transistors and MMICs
  • Diodes; Axial, Beam-Lead
  • Frequency Dividers (Pre Scalars)
  • Frequency Mixers
  • Custom Packaged Devices
  • Additional Product Test Capabilities:
  • Voltage Controlled Attenuators, Detectors,
  • Power Dividers, Filters, Oscillators


Screening Services

  • Internal Visual (assemblies, assembled components)
  • Stabilization Bake
  • Temperature Cycle
  • Constant Acceleration
  • PIND (Particle Impact Noise Detection)
  • HTRB (High Temperature Reverse Bias)
  • Burn-In / Life Test
  • Electrical Parameter Testing (DC and RF to 40 GHz)
  • Seal (Fine/Gross)
  • Radiographic
  • External Visual
  • Bond Pull/Die Shear
  • Solderability
  • Lead Integrity
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

Hybrid Assembly

Standard Hybrid Assembly

Cougar's experienced and quality-focused production staff and extensive hybrid clean-room assembly facilities offers world-class manufacturing service for thin film, SMT, and subassembly production. Using fully characterized, qualified and documented assembly procedures, Cougar specializes in low volumes high-mix, through high volume single-mix requirements. Whether you need an assembly source for full assembly turnkey, or a single hybrid or board, Cougar's production capacity and highly trained production staff can reduce our costs and lead-time, and increase your overall quality and reliability.

Thin Film Hybrid Assembly

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Desktop Substrate Reflow
  • Eutectic Die Attach
  • Plasma Clean
  • Automatic Ball and Wedge Bonding
  • Manual Wedge, Ball and Ribbon Bonding
  • Gap Welding
  • DC Tuning
  • Hermetic Sealing
  • Package Labeling/Marking


SMT Assembly

  • Hakko Manual Soldering Stations
  • Ultrasonic Solvent Pre-Cleaning
  • J-STD-001 Capability
  • Expansion to Desktop 5 Zone Reflow System
  • Expansion to Mini Screen Printing System



  • Part Storage
  • Stage Kits for Assembly
  • Release full kits per your manufacturing schedule


Cougar's MIL-PRF-38534 qualified sealing procedures assure highest quality, consistency, and hermaticity. Cougar's thoroughly controlled and continuously monitored sealing environment assures meeting the most stringent sealing requirements, including space and military levels.

  • SSEC Seam Sealer
  • Polaris Welder
  • DAP Solder Sealer
  • Multiple Mechanical Configurations
  • TO-style Packages
  • Rectangular Packages
  • Pre-seal Nitrogen-environment Bake
  • Sample of 100% Fine and Gross Leak Test
  • Pre-seal PIND Clean
  • PIND Testing
  • Package Labeling

Accreditations and Certifications


Sales Agents



Factron SA
Address: Condado De Trevino, 2
28033 Madrid, Spain

Tel: 00 34 917 66 15 77
Fax: 00 34 917 66 20 92
Contact: Francisco Hurtado


NK Enterprises
Address: 262, 2nd Main Road
Domlur 2nd Stage
Bangalore 560 071, India

Tel: 00 91 80 528 7481
Fax: 00 91 80 528 0429
Contact: Mr Nehra


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Address: 2a Habarzel Street
Tel Aviv 69710, Israel

Tel: +972-3-7657-290
Fax: +972-3-5488-660
Contact: Ron Mizrahi


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Import and Export Limited
Address: Kuloglu Sokak No. 18/5
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Tel: 00 90 312 440 9501
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Conical Technologies 
Address:646 Kango Street
Erasmus Kloof x 3
South Africa

Tel: +27(0)12 347 - 5035
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Product Datasheets

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West Yorkshire
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 53 1602
Fax: +44 (0) 1274 59 5724