About RF Techniques:

  • Established in 1989 –RF Techniques was formed as MRF Techniques, Inc. in 1989.
  • Mission –RFT mission is to provide the highest quality products to customers.
  • Products - –Product lines include resistors, terminations and attenuators in high reliable brazed and standard soldered construction in Alumina, BeO & Aluminum Nitride substrates.
  • Market –Microwave/RF-based technology for the Military, Navy, Aerospace, Broadcast, Telecom, Wireless , Satellite communications, Medical, Optics, Automotive, Test & Measurements
  •  located in Clearwater, Florida , USA.
  • All R&D, design, and manufacturing are done at the Clearwater, Florida facility.
  • All thick film and thin metallization, brazing , sputtering , laser trimming and soldering are performed at Clearwater facility.
  • Complete incoming and final inspections are performed on all parts

RFT uses a high temperature brazing process that yields the lowest possible thermal resistance and allows for higher temperature operation. Higher temperature processing also ensures greater reliability and overall performance during thermal cycling. RFT devices are capable of withstanding a 1 1/2 to 3 lbs pull test. The device will withstand substantial forces applied to the lead due to different rates of contraction and expansion of the lead during temperature variations.

Since RFT devices are brazed, the customer need not have to worry about leads coming off during soldering operations.

Power Dissipation

RFT devices dissipate more watts per square inch than any others on the market. RFT can supply devices with up to 500 watts power handling capability for frequency ranges from DC to 6 GHz. RFT devices can handle more RF power than a soldered device.

Power Derating

RFT devices offer a significant advantage over the competition in power handling capability due to superior power derating capability. RFT devices can be power de-rated to flange temperatures up to 250 degree C (see figure 1). This high temperature capability provides the user with improved system reliability and a wider margin of performance under abnormal operating conditions.

RFT devices are also capable of withstanding much higher temperature for short period of time without damage.