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Manufacturing Facility

KW Microwave maintains a complete machine shop with fully automated machining centers, CNC machines, Raytheon yag pulsed laser welder, Q-switched yag laser cutting machining and ancillary machining equipment. This allows KW Microwave to control the design and production of our housings for R & D and production. With the laser cutter, KW Microwave makes it’s own capacitors and substrates to specifications not routinely available from commercial sources.

KW Microwave maintains a cleanroom which meets MIL-STD-1686 specifications for cleanroom class 10,000 assembly. Thermocompression bonding and assembly are performed in this environment.

  • Vibration 10 Hz – 2000 Hz
  • Sine
  • Random Vibration
  • Mechanical Shock
  • Constant Acceleration
  • Fine Leak
  • Thermal Shock – 65 / +130 Deg. C
  • Life Test
  • Burn-in
  • Thermal Vacuum
  • Power Handling

Circuits are assembled using the latest techniques and equipment. Extensive use is made of welded ribbons and wirebonds eliminating as many solder joints as possible. A nondestructive band pull tester is used to assure the quality of the connection.

The laser welder is a complete MIL-STD-883, level B closing systems. A vacuum bake out chamber is attached directly to the welds in an airlock. After a 24 hour vacuum bake at 125 degrees C, the part is moved directly into the dry box. The water vapor and oxygen content are continuously monitored.

KW Microwave maintains a complete environmental test facility which can accommodate:

KW Microwave is able to test components in an operational mode over a variety of temperature ranges utilizing specialized testing equipment.


Part numbers are assigned when the purchase order is received at KW Microwave.


All sales are subject to KW Microwave’s standard terms and conditions. All sales are net 30 days, and all products are shipped FOB factory, Carlsbad, California, USA. Unless specific instructions or a carrier is identified on the purchase order, KWM will ship via the most economical method.

All orders outside of North America must be accompanied by a Letter of Credit.


The following cage code (FSCM) numbers are assigned to KW Microwave Corporation:

56216, 33174 and 60858


Products manufactured by KW Microwave Corporation are warranteed against defective materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment.

KW Microwave’s obligation for any defective component manufactured by KW Microwave, is limited to repair of the defective part. The part must be returned prepaid, by the original purchaser.

The warranty does not apply to any product that has been improperly used modified, disassembled or subjected to operations above rated capacities. No other warranty is expressed or implied.

All parts returned to KW Microwave must be issued a Return Material Authorization (RMA) prior to being received at KW Microwave.