RF Amplifiers

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RF Power Amplifier supports electronic warfare applications.

August 1, 2016

When driven with 0 dBm RF input signal, NuPower™ Model 12A03A delivers minimum of 5 W RF power from 1.0–2.5 GHz. Unit is also available in 30 dBm (1 Watt) input power level version, allowing plug-and-play use with various data transceivers, such as L-3 Communications Bandit radio. Housed in 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 in. rugged aluminum chassis, amplifier features low current draw of 0.85 A at +28 Vdc, supporting array of RF communications, telemetry, and electronic warfare applications. Read More

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First Remote Live Demo at EMC 2016

July 19, 2016

Consider the Possibilities Empower RF Systems is conducting remote live demonstrations of our broadband, high power amplifier at the IEEE EMC Symposium at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa July 26 – 28th , 2016, Booth 322. The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles while viewed in the Ottawa exhibit venue with live streaming video while controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a... Read More

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RF Power Amplifier covers 1,700-2,400 MHz frequency range.

July 18, 2016

With module efficiencies of 35–55%, NuPower™ 12D05A provides saturated RF power of 35 Watts in L-band and 20 Watts in S-band. Amplifier offers 44 dB of RF gain with nominal input drive level of 0 dBm. Aluminum chassis, measuring 4.50 x 3.50 x 0.61 in., provides heat dissipation and is small enough for integration into air- or ground-based tactical, test, or training platforms. Device can be used with communications and telemetry systems as well as electronic warfare systems. Read More

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GaN Power Amplifiers offer high gain at up to 7.5 GHz.

July 14, 2016

Featuring high gain levels of 43–60 dB across broad frequency bands from 30 MHz to 7.5 GHz, Solid State GaN RF Amplifiers are suited for commercial and military radar, jamming systems, medical imaging, communications, and electronic warfare. Saturated output power levels range from 10–100 W with up to 35% Power Added Efficiency. All have single voltage supplies which are internally regulated. Amplifiers also feature harmonic response of -15 to -20 dBc under worst case conditions. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

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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Broadband RF PA Module delivers multi-octave operation.

June 9, 2016

Suited for VHF to S-band transmitters, transceivers, and data links that do not require linear performance, NuPower™ 11C01A (NW-PA-11C01A) delivers 10 W min and 15 W typ of RF power from 225–2,400 MHz when driven with 0 dBm (1 mW) RF input signal. Features include 25%–45% power efficiency, 40 dB RF gain, <2 µsec standby to transmit switching speed, and +11 to +32 Vdc supply range. Rugged aluminum chassis measures 3.00 x 2.00 x 0.65 in., and max baseplate temperature rating is +85°C.
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Integra Completes 1kW and 200W GaN Radar Amplifiers for Aerospace Applications in P-band

June 6, 2016

San Francisco, CA (USA) –  Integra Technologies, Inc. (ITI), a leading designer manufacturer of high-power RF transistors, pallets and amplifiers, announces the completion of a 1kW GaN high efficiency amplifier, IGNP0450M1000, for aerospace radar applications, funded by NASA/JPL through SBIR Phase I and II grant awards. An additional 200W high efficiency GaN amplifier for shorter-term... Read More

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RF Digital VGAs feature constant linearity technology.

May 26, 2016

With K(LIN)™ constant linearity technology, F1455 Series Variable Gain Amplifiers maintain 38 dBm output third order intercept point for first 12 dB of gain control range. Devices feature broadband 1,400–2,300 MHz operation, 4 dB NF at max gain (2,000 MHz), and 32 dB flat, temperature invariant max gain. Available in a 6 x 6 mm 28-QFN package, amplifiers utilize SPI interface for gain control and are suitable for driving power amplifiers in wireless base station transmitters. Read More

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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Live Demo at IMS 2016

May 18, 2016

Bring your operational scenario to IMS and let us run it on our multipurpose 1 to 3 GHz high power amplifier! Empower RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations of broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance, industry leading small size, IOT interface, and user selectable functionality that dares to challenge legacy products offered in the market. Next appearing... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

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

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

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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Variable Gain RF Amplifier covers 100 MHz to 18 GHz range.

January 21, 2016

Featuring 19 in. rackmount design, Model PE15A7000 offers broadband frequency coverage from 100 MHz to 18 GHz with high gain levels of 50 dB minimum over temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Digitally controlled attenuators offer dynamic range up to 60 dB with 1 dB step size. Typical performance includes 6.5 dB noise figure and +14 dBm output P1dB. Package design supports front panel LED display with manual control dial and SMA connectors, and 9 pin D-Sub Miniature connector on rear panel. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Broadband Differential Input RF Amplifier simplifies designs.

December 23, 2015

Delivering 600–3,000 MHz bandwidth, F1423 simplifies RF DAC and integrated transceiver-based designs by integrating amplifier and balun in one 4 x 4 mm, 24-QFN package. Differential input aligns with standard differential Tx outputs of RF DACs and integrated transceivers. Along with 13 dB typ gain, 20 dB CMRR, and linearity of 42 dBm OIP3 @ 2,000 MHz, specifications include 50 Ω differential RF input and 50 Ω single-ended output with up to 22 dBm of output power at 1 dB compression. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

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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RF Amplifier System covers 1-2.5 GHz and delivers 2 kW HPA.

October 15, 2015

With 8U, air-cooled chassis, Model 2180 features single RF input and output and delivers 2 kW CW of broadband output power. AGC, ALC, and MGC modes support user-selectable configuration and operation, while optional filter/switches improve harmonic rejection. Portable unit uses high voltage RF transistors (GaN) and offers fast electronic VSWR protection. Multi-faceted Monitoring and Control (M&C) UIs include Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, RS-485, and front panel touchscreen. Read More

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LNAs and Gain Blocks cover frequency bands from 9 KHz to 3 GHz.

October 12, 2015

Coaxial-packaged RF amplifiers are unconditionally stable low noise and gain block amplifiers offering P1dB levels up to +23. In specific versions, GaAs PHEMT semiconductors are used for linear performance and efficiency. Noise figure levels range as low as 0.5 dB, and IP3 linearity reaches up to +37 dBm. While single DC positive voltage supply ranges from +12 to +15 Vdc, bias current ranges from 40–190 mA. Operating range is -40 to +85°C. Read More

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RF PA Module (10 W) works with L- and S-band equipment.

October 5, 2015

Supplied in 3.00 x 2.00 x 0.65 in. aluminum chassis with +85°C max baseplate temperature rating, NuPower™ 12B01A (Part No. NW-PA-12B01A) provides RF amplification for transmitters, transceivers, and data links that do not require linear performance. This broadband RF power amplifier (PA) for L- and S-band equipment delivers 10 W min and 13 W typ of RF power from 1,000–2,500 MHz when sourced with 0 dBm (1 mW) RF input signal. Power efficiency ranges from 30%–50%, and RF gain is 40 dB. Read More

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High Gain RF Power Amplifiers offer high output, gain, linearity.

September 15, 2015

Operating in K-band and available in SMA connectorized module package, PAC18700T and DRC23000M integrate supply circuitry that allows operation from single power source to foster facilitated installation into systems. PAC18700T (1.43 x 1.53 x 0.6 in.) provides >30 dBm saturated output power and >26 dB gain while covering 17.7–19.7GHz, while DRC23000M (1.2 x 1.05 x 0.6 in.) delivers >16 dBm output power and 20 dB gain while operating from 20–26 GHz. Read More