EMCORE Introduces Military Grade MAKO-X C/X-Band Fiber Optic RF Transceiver at Satellite 2022

EMCORE Corporation

ALHAMBRA, CA, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR), a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace and defense, communications, and sensing markets, today announced the launch of its military-grade MAKO-X C/X-Band fiber-based RF transceiver for electronic warfare systems, inter-facility links, antenna remote control, signal processing and other high dynamic range applications from 3.4 GHz to 8.4 GHz. This rugged flange mount transceiver module is tested to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F EMI & EMC environmental standards.

The MAKO-X reduces the need for complicated RF copper equipment and frequency up-down converters in mobile electronic warfare systems, with the benefit of lower maintenance cost, less downtime and increased safety in harsh environments. This unique transceiver is an enabling technology allowing armored vehicles to deploy a remote antenna for high-speed fiber optic satellite uplink/downlink communications while maintaining a safe distance for military personnel.

“Our new MAKO-X transceiver is a significant breakthrough in fiber optic transmission technology for aerospace and defense and commercial applications,” said David Wojciechowski, vice president of sales, marketing and business development for defense optoelectronics for EMCORE. “Leveraging our advanced engineering capabilities in satellite communications, EMCORE’s MAKO-X is the state-of-the-art, high-performance fiber optic transceiver that our defense customers demand,” added Mr. Wojciechowski. .

Building on EMCORE’s forty years of RF over fiber expertise, the new MAKO-X transceiver module combines C/X band transmitter and receiver capability in a single, highly rugged flange mount package . It features full-duplex operation, spur-free high dynamic range of 105 dB-Hz, excellent phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz, and a 1550 nm (1310 nm/1620nm for WDM),

EMCORE’s new MAKO-X transceiver will be showcased at Satellite 2022, March 22-24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, Booth #1333. For more information and specifications, please visit emcore.com.

EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products for the aerospace and defense, communications, and sensing markets. Our state-of-the-art components and systems support a wide range of applications, including navigation and inertial sensing, defense optoelectronics, broadband communications, optical sensing, and specialty chips for telecommunications and data centers. data. We leverage industry-leading Quartz MEMS, lithium niobate, and indium phosphide chip-level technology to deliver state-of-the-art system-level components and products in our end-market applications. EMCORE has vertically integrated manufacturing capability at its wafer manufacturing facility in Alhambra, CA, and its Quartz MEMS manufacturing facility in Concord, CA. Our manufacturing facilities maintain ISO 9001 quality management certification, and we are AS9100 aerospace quality certified at our Concord facility. For more information on EMCORE, please visit http://www.emcore.com.

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Information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include statements regarding EMCORE’s plans, strategies, business prospects, growth opportunities, changes and trends in our business and our expansion into new markets. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding EMCORE and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including including, without limitation, the following: (a) uncertainties regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of measures to reduce its spread on our business and operations, which evolve and are beyond our control; (b) rapidly changing markets for EMCORE’s products and uncertainty regarding the development of such markets; (c) EMCORE’s historical reliance on sales to a limited number of customers and fluctuations in product and customer mix over any given period; (d) delays and other difficulties in bringing new products to market; (e) the failure of new products: (i) to perform as intended without material defects, (ii) to be manufactured at acceptable volumes, yields and costs, (iii) to be qualified and accepted by our customers, and ( (iv) to compete successfully with the products offered by our competitors; (f) uncertainties regarding the availability and cost of base materials and specialty product components that we do not manufacture in-house; (g) the actions of competitors; and (h) other risks and uncertainties discussed under Item 1A – Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021, as updated by our subsequent periodic reports. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and EMCORE undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


EMCORE Corporation

David Wojciechowski
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development
(626) 293-3715
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Tom Minichiello
Financial director
(626) 293-3400
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Joel Comptoir
Director, Corporate Communications and Marketing
(626) 999-7017
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