Microwave Amplifiers

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN X-band SSPAs offer integrated monitoring and protection.

May 26, 2016

Measuring 220 x 150 x 41 mm excluding heatsink, Series DM-X300-01 delivers output power up to 300 W and covers 8.4–9.6 GHz band. Pulsed solid state amplifiers include key parameter monitoring with self-protect functions which are activated if SSPA detects that VSWR threshold, duty cycle, or current limits have been exceeded. Devices also alert host system when low output power condition is detected, or when temperature limits have been exceeded. Interface to host system is provided via Ethernet. Read More

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Broadband RF PA (10 W) supports VHF through S-band.

April 26, 2016

Supplied in 2.34 x 1.96 x 0.620 in. rugged aluminum chassis, NuPower&trade; 11B02A delivers 7 W min and 10 W typ RF power from 225&ndash;2,600 MHz when driven with 3 dBm (2 mW) RF input signal. Standby to transmit switching speed of <100 msec fosters accelerated switching between operating modes and consequently conserving energy. This broadband RF power amplifier (PA), suited for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios, offers multi-octave operation and supports +11 to +32 Vdc supply range. Read More

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Driver Amplifier offers high gain over wide bandwidth.

March 11, 2016

Featuring frequency range of 2&ndash;9 GHz, Model CMD232 is suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. At 6 GHz, GaAs MMIC driver amplifier delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm and output IP3 of 23 dBm. Device&#39;s 50 &Omega; matched design eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. It offers full passivation for reliability and moisture protection. Read More

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Driver Amplifier (2-6 GHz) serves RF and microwave applications.

February 26, 2016

At 4 GHz, CMD231 wideband GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) driver amplifier delivers >14.5 dB gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm and output IP3 of 23.5 dBm. Unit operates from +3 to +6 V supply and has 50 &Omega; matched design. Latter eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching while also offering full passivation. Areas of use include communications systems requiring small size and high linearity.<br /> Read More

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Low-Profile Smart RF Amplifiers come in 3U, air-cooled chassis.

February 9, 2016

Featuring software control, Low Power Series broadband RF and microwave amplifiers are configurable to diverse applications requiring digital modulation, multi-tone/multi-carrier, pulsed, and AM/FM/CW. Power combinations are available from 35&ndash;250 W, and frequency ranges are 20&ndash;1,000 MHz, 80&ndash;1,000 MHz, 1,000&ndash;3,000 MHz, 2,000&ndash;6,000 MHz. Products suit RF component testing and EMC compliance testing. Options include 28 Vdc input power and 400 Hz input power. Read More

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GaN MMIC Power Amplifier suits pulsed radar applications.

November 25, 2015

Rated for 25 W and 8.5&ndash;11.0 GHz operation, Model CMPA801B025 features 37 W typical POUT, 16 dB power gain, 35% typical power added efficiency, and less than 0.1 dB power droop. X-Band GaN MMIC Power Amplifier is internally matched to 50 &Omega;, and is supplied in both 10-lead metal/ceramic flanged package, and smaller form factor pill package for optimal electrical and thermal performance. Read More

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Solid-State Microwave Pulse PA has 1.0-2.0 GHz frequency range.

November 16, 2015

Able to supply 4 kW pulse power up to 10% duty cycle with max pulse width of 100 µsec, S21-4KWP-2KWP FLEX can also be configured into 2 separate 2 kW pulse amplifiers. IEEE-488 and RS232 interfaces come standard, and UI features backlit screen that shows forward/reverse power indication, system status, and self-diagnostic information. Power indication is shown in pulse, and all operating features are available on front panel display as well as over remote bus.<br /> Read More

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S-Band RF PA Module (30 W) targets communications, telemetry, EW.

November 5, 2015

Providing 30 W ave and 20 W min RF output power, solid-state NuPower 05E05A operates from 2,000&ndash;2,600 MHz for continuous wave (CW) and near-constant-envelope waveforms. This connectorized power amplifier (PA) module, supplied in 4.50 x 3.50 x 0.61 in. aluminum chassis and suited for S-band transmitters and data links, has nominal 0 dBm (1 mW) input signal and provides 44 dB RF gain while operating at 40% DC power efficiency with +28 Vdc supply voltage. Read More

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Wolfspeed GaN HPAs Have 24/7/365 Reliability Confirmed by Lockheed Martin

November 3, 2015

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, has partnered with Lockheed Martin to provide GaN high power amplifiers (HPAs) for the US Air Force's Space Fence, which will significantly improve the timeliness with which operators can detect... Read More

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Wolfspeed to Promote RF Foundry Services and Components at MILCOM 2015

October 22, 2015

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) with best-in-class reliability, is exhibiting at MILCOM 2015, which will take place October 26–28 in Tampa, Fla.  Widely recognized as the premier international conference for military communications, MILCOM provides leading... Read More

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Empower RF Systems and Advanced Test Equipment Rental Announce New Rental Partnership

April 29, 2015

San Diego, CA – Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) and Empower RF Systems today announced an agreement to become a preferred rental distributor of Empower RF's high power amplifiers for EMC compliance and product testing applications, bringing greater product availability to customers with immediate test equipment needs. ATEC will now carry the Empower Next Generation Platform of RF... Read More

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Low Noise Amplifier operates from 10-14 GHz.

April 17, 2015

Housed in leadless 3 x 3 mm plastic surface-mount package, Model CMD189P3 delivers greater than 19 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +4 dBm and noise figure of 1.4 dB. Broadband MMIC device has 50 &Omega; matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military end-use, and test instrumentation. Read More

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Pasternack Introduces Brand New USB Controlled Microwave and Millimeter Wave Components

April 9, 2015

USB Controlled RF Amplifiers, Attenuators and PIN Diode Switches Up to 40 GHz Unveiled by Pasternack Irvine, CA – Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, releases their brand new lines of USB controlled microwave and millimeter wave components which includes amplifiers, attenuators and PIN diode switches. The new components from... Read More

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Comtech Xicom Technology Receives First Annual Impact Award for New SuperPower(TM) SATCOM Uplink Amplifiers from SatNews Publishers

April 3, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.  – Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., the leader in high power amplifier products for satellite communications (SATCOM), received the first Annual Impact Award from SatNews Publishers during Satellite2015, for their introduction of a new line of SuperPower™  traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) that can double available TWTA output and provide direct replacement for... Read More

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Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers suit uplink applications.

March 16, 2015

Based on SuperPower technology, XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA provides 750 W of linear power in compact, rugged package weighing 92 lb and drawing less than 3,200 W of prime power. XTD-1500DBSHE DBS-band TWTA provides 560 W of linear power for direct-to-home applications in same package and draws only 2,500 W of prime power. Designed for SATCOM applications, both are available as outdoor antenna-mount units with operating temperature of -40 to +60°C or as indoor rackmount configurations. Read More

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Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers range from 30 MHz to 40 GHz.

February 18, 2015

With noise figure levels from 2.5&ndash;3 dB typ across entire band, ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers (LNAs) include 17 unconditionally stable models covering multi-octave bandwidths with flat gain response and GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology. Features include 50 &Omega; hybrid MIC circuits enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages with nickel or gold plating, stainless steel SMA or 2.92 mm connectors, and IP3 levels as high as +42 dBm. Read More

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GaN Low-Noise Amplifier features 23 dB gain.

December 24, 2014

Able to survive input power levels up to 5 W without front-end limiter, 4&ndash;8 GHz Model CMD219 features output of 1 dB, compression point of +18 dBm, and noise figure of 1.1 dB across operating bandwidth. Typical bias conditions are Vdd = 10 V at 100 mA and Vgg = -2.3 V, although Vdd can vary from 5&ndash;28 V. Suitable applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation. Read More

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Low-Noise GaN LNA features high power survivability.

December 15, 2014

Supplied in die form, CMD218 offers gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of <1.25 dB across 5&ndash;9 GHz frequency range. Unit can, without input limiter, survive incident power levels up to 5 W without any degradation in performance. With 50 &Omega; matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, LNA operates from 5&ndash;28 V supply and draws 100 mA typ quiescent current. Negative gate voltage is required for proper operation. Read More

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Linear RF Amplifiers operate from 0.8-9.5 GHz.

October 17, 2014

With gain performance from 18&ndash;32.5 dB, Coaxial GaAs PHEMT MMIC-based Amplifiers are suited for commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, and commercial 2-way radio. Units offer gain flatness from ±0.5 dB to ±2 dB and third order intercept levels from 38.5&ndash;47 dBm. Rated for -55 to +85°C operation, amplifiers are fully matched internally for input and output at 50 &Omega;. Read More

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X-Band 15 W High Power Amplifier suits radar applications.

July 30, 2014

Suited for X-band pulsed applications, MAAP-015036 features saturated pulsed output power of 42 dBm, signal gain of 17 dB, and typical 43% power added efficiency. This 2-stage, 8.5&ndash;10.5 GHz, GaAs MMIC power amplifier can be biased using direct gate voltage or on-chip gate bias circuit. Dual-sided bias architecture promotes flexible assembly and board design. Specific applications include marine, weather, and surface-movement radar as well as perimeter security and communication links. Read More