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A Bit About Lark Engineering

Established in 1986, Lark Engineering has a history of designing and manufacturing cost effective radio frequency (RF) solutions for the commercial, industrial, and military markets. An international supplier of RF and microwave filters, multiplexers, and multifunction assemblies, our absolute commitment to quality and complete customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of our business from the start.

Lark Engineering employs 175 people and is headquartered in Anaheim, California. We have an ITAR-approved manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico that supplies cost-effective, high quality RF solutions for our customers.

Lark Engineering’s products are being utilized in major digital and analog wireless devices ranging in use from communications systems to test equipment and military systems. We also produce filters for GPS, cellular, ISM, PCN, PCS and many other wireless applications. We offer an extensive product mix with filters and multiplexers that satisfy requirements from 1 MHz to 40 GHz. For each customer, we are committed to providing the very best quality of filters and are dedicated to meeting our customers’ microwave and radio frequency filter needs. Learn more about Lark Engineering.

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Kratos’ Microwave Electronics: Switches/Attenuators

Kratos’ General Microwave offers a wide range of microwave attenuators both as COTS and as customized products.

Main Features:

  • Digitally, Voltage and Current Controlled
  • Switch Bit Attenuators
  • Broad Frequency Bands
  • Monotonicity
  • High Linearity
  • Phase Invariant Attenuators
  • Low Resolution


For the past 50 years, Kratos’ General Microwave has been an industry standard in microwave discrete pin diode switches. Today, Kratos’ General Microwave’s catalog line of switches offers the designer a cost effective approach for discrete components needs by offering a comprehensive catalog of SPST to SP16T switches, with various standard options as COTS products. In addition, Kratos’ General Microwave offers customized switches.

Main Features:

  • Operating Frequencies from .1 – 40 GHz
  • Reflective and Non-Reflective
  • Fast Switching Time
  • High Isolation
  • Phase and Amplitude Matched (between ports)
  • Low Video Leakage
  • Driver and Driverless Switches

Kratos’ General Microwave’s catalog line of switches includes:

For over 50 years, Kratos’ General Microwave has been a leading supplier of RF/microwave and millimeter wave products and technology solutions. Primarily focused on electronic warfare, ECM and radar applications, Kratos’ General Microwave supplies a comprehensive portfolio of COTS products, as well as highly complex, highly integrated assemblies and sub-systems.

Our manufacturing facility incorporates state-of-the-art design simulation capabilities, state-of-the-art automated testing and phase noise measurement equipment. Many of the most stringent environmental tests are conducted in-house due to our extensive environmental test capability.

To date, we have delivered thousands of integrated assemblies and systems for military applications, with most of these having been proven successful in a combat environment.

For more information about Kratos’ General Microwave’s Integrated Microwave Assemblies products.