Microwave Amplifiers

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Distributed Amplifier ranges from 2-18 GHz. .

September 8, 2016

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, CMD233C4 Broadrange Distributed Amplifier™ features low noise figure of 4.5 dB and output 1 dB compression point of +20.5 dBm. Wideband GaAs MMIC device delivers over 9 dB of gain and operates from single 3–6 V supply. With 50 Ω matched design, amplifier eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communication systems. Read More

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Driver Amplifiers range from 2-9 GHz with high gain.

August 30, 2016

Housed in 3 x 3 mm package, CMD232C3 GaAs MMIC Driver Amplifier functions from 2–9 GHz and delivers over 15 dB of temperature stable gain with output 1 dB compression point of 17 dBm, and output IP3 of 23 dBm. CMD231C3 GaAs MMIC Driver Amplifier, offered in 3 x 3 mm leadless surface mount package, operates from 2–6 GHz while delivering over 14.5 dB of temperature stable gain. Device has supply current of 45 mA, output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm, and output IP3 of 23.5 dBm. Read More

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Wideband Distributed Amplifier offers 14 dB gain, high linearity.

July 7, 2016

From 2–20 GHz, CMD238 BroadRange Distributed Amplifier™ delivers 14 dB of gain with output P1dB of +26 dBm, output IP3 of +34 dBm, and 2nd harmonic level of -33 dBc. This GaAs MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) distributed amplifier, which operates from 5–8 V power supply, is pin-compatible with CMM0014 amplifier and features 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Read More

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Wideband Driver Amplifier features 26-35 GHz frequency range.

July 5, 2016

Operating from single 5 V supply and drawing just 90 mA typical, Model CMD243 offers 15.5 dB of gain with output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. Balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with optimized stability and gain flatness. Self-biasing GaAs MMIC amplifier is a 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are necessary. Read More

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Distributed Amplifiers offer positive gain slope.

June 29, 2016

From DC–22 GHz, ultra-wideband BroadRange™ CMD240 delivers over 15 dB of gain with mid-band noise figure of 2.2 dB, output 1 dB compression point of 19 dBm, and output IP3 of 28 dBm at 10 GHz with 5 V supply. Wideband BroadRange™ CMD241, operating from 2–22 GHz with low mid-band noise figure of 2.3 dB, features output IP3 of +28 dBm, low supply current of 74 mA, and 13 dB of gain with max RF input power of +20 dBm. Both are 50 Ω matched designs and can operate off 3–8 V power supply. Read More

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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™ 11B02A delivers 7 W min and 10 W typ RF power from 225–2,600 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 2–9 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's 50 Ω 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 Ω 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.
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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 35–250 W, and frequency ranges are 20–1,000 MHz, 80–1,000 MHz, 1,000–3,000 MHz, 2,000–6,000 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 8.5–11.0 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 Ω, 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.
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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 2,000–2,600 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 Ω 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