Micro Communications manufacturers RF broadcast equipment for TV, AM, FM and UHF systems. Historically, our equipment, components, systems and support for the TV, Radio Frequency and Communications sectors dates back over fifty years, with Micro Communications (MCi) legacy beginning in 1966.
Our advanced RF engineering team applies deep-rooted knowledge and years of project experience for transmitter OEM’s and system integrators. From coaxial transfer switches, to transmission lines and power combiners, to RF Bandpass Filters – MCi has the solutions to take your project from conception to execution.
We work with a range of broadcast and communications clients: antenna manufacturers, defense communications experts, satellite OEM’s, TV stations, Radio broadcasters, SATCOM organizations and beyond.
Micro Communications Broadcast: Product Capabilities
Micro Communications manufactures standard and custom broadcast components for low-power and high-power stations, across a range of broadcast bands. We have a multitude of components and assemblies that span from the transmitter output to the antenna. A popular product line is the 61000 Series of Coaxial Transfer Switches for TV, AM, FM and UHF.
- Broadcast RF Coax Switches for TV, AM, FM, UHF
- Coaxial and Waveguide RF Power Combiners
- WR1500 (UHF) Waveguide & Components
- Integrated RF Systems
- Waveguide to Coaxial Transitions
- Bandpass Filters
- Waveguide Hybrid Power Combiners
- Switch Control Panels
- Anchor Connector Assemblies
- Coaxial Reducers & Adapters
Micro Communications designs are optimized to handle extremely high power settings, with low insertion loss and group delay performance. We utilize a range of diplexer, multiplexer and power combiner configurations using waveguide hybrids, magic tees and beyond. Similarly, we custom design project-specific broadcast radio frequency combiner solutions – most recently, we developed and built a set of a specialized 5-star channel combiners.
The components, systems and assemblies we specially design for the broadcast industry are manufactured with precision and quality. Our team collaborates with many communications partners, and we help them by developing RF solutions for their intensive projects.
Broadcast & RF: History & Growth Timeline
In 1966, Micro Communications Inc. (MCi) was originally founded to support the broadcast market. Over the following decades, MCi continued product development to meet new market demands from the scientific, medical and industrial sectors – all the while fulfilling their legacy as a leader in the broadcast and communications sectors.
In the early 1970’s, Microwave Techniques (MT) was founded in Raymond, Maine. The two companies (MT and MCi), supported similar clients in the scientific, broadcast, radio communications, industrial and scientific sectors. The synergy between Microwave Techniques and MCi would be rekindled in a corporate merger nearly 50 years later.
In 2007, MCi received an Emmy™ award in recognition for their innovative broadcast solutions. The 2007 award recognized MCi for Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards broadcast transmission RF filters.
In 2008, MCi received a second Emmy™ award, in recognition of Pioneering RF Combiners for Adjacent Channels on Common Antenna Systems.
The back-to-back Emmy™ awards are indicative of MCi’s growth, product development and commitment to quality standards and excellence in adjacent channel combining technology for the broadcast industry.
In 2014, Mega Industries acquired MCi. This opened up new doors for Mega in the broadcast industry. Since that time, Mega has continued the integration of MCi’s legacy product lines into the Mega portfolio.
In 2020, Microwave Techniques LLC was reinstituted. The name for the group was inspired by the previously-mentioned Microwave Techniques (acquired by Mega in 1991), which was originally headquartered in Raymond, Maine.
The Microwave Techniques group includes the product lines from Mega, MCi, Ferrite Microwave Technologies and FXR dummy loads. The group now has manufacturing space across multiple facilities throughout New England, with divisions for RF components and industrial microwave systems.
To discuss your specific broadcast, communications, TV or radio project – or to learn more about our product development programs, please contact us.