Mashup of classic DF antennas - 1000X better!?

One early DF antenna innovation that stands the test of time is delineated in Frank Adcock's British Patent 130,490 entitled "Improvements in...

The key to RPAS, UAS and drone detection

Drones are all the rage.  These amazing machines offer fun capabilities like aerial photography and videography -- even racing! However, they can...

So how do you measure J/S anyway?

It is suprisingly simple to measure jamming (J) to signal (S) ratio, once you get your head around the implications of the J/S equation.  Ends up...

How much J/S do you REALLY need?

Electronic warfare is making the news a lot lately. Not only do our adversaries employ, or seek to employ, sophisticated capabilities, the US ...

Can collaboration solve your antenna sourcing challenge?

Program Managers, CTOs, Chief Engineers and Solution Architects: Listen up!

You can boost your team, schedule and efforts by simply contacting...

10 times better - Adaptive antenna bake-off revealed

A previous blog post asked: if you could get up to 10 dB improvement in omnidirectional antenna gain for a given size wideband antenna, would...

Rubber beats steel...for manpack antennas, anyway

Manpack antennas that lack flexible connections to electronics housings are destined to have short lives.  The rigors of real-world...

+10 (dB) reasons to adopt adaptive antennas

If you could get up to 10 dB improvement in omnidirectional antenna gain for a given size wideband antenna, you'd design your radio to take...

How much DF sensitivity do you REALLY need?

When evaluating relative merits of a direction finding system, most folks focus on 'accuracy,' which is generally a measure of the quality of the...

How much antenna gain do you REALLY need?

Customers often ask us to help select antennas to assure sufficient range of their wireless communication systems.   Providing an answer though...

How much DF accuracy do you REALLY need?

Practitioners of radio direction finding (DF) focus on optimizing line of bearing accuracy to emitters. Presumably, the smaller the RMS of the...

Five essential antenna specs to accelerate discovery

Antennas are multi-parametered beasts. When you send an RFQ or seek a new antenna solution, the response almost always requires us to ask...

Pilgrimage #2 - DRAO, Canada's spot for radio astronomy

Promoting the SKARAB FPGA supercomputer is taking me to interesting and beautiful places in the world; like the Penticton area of British...

When is a wideband antenna frequency independent?

Frequency independence is a fascinating characteristic of certain wideband antennas that display very similar radiation pattern, gain and...

When is an antenna a wideband antenna?

If there is one common theme to the antennas Cyntony distributes, it is that they are wideband antennas.  But what makes an antenna wideband?...

Cyntony - what's in a name?

Folks often ask me how the name Cyntony came about. The short answer: I favored a word, but it wasn't available as a URL. So I changed a letter...

Pilgrimage of another sort - NRAO, a place for RF mosts and firsts

Since securing rights to distribute the SKARAB FPGA supercomputer (originally designed for MeerKAT radio telescope array signal processing), my...

Getting schooled in HF secure digital radio

With Cyntony's new-year tie-up as a USA reseller of RapidM products, I had the opportunity to get trained on the RAPTAWC family of secure...

Radio astronomy gets high performance signal processing

There's some amazing work in high performance signal processing hardware, firmware and software happening in South Africa, supporting many...

Unique high performance electronics on sale to the world

Originally published September 10, 2015

Cyntony Corporation, a specialty electronics and antenna product distribution company and Peralex...