1205/BBM3K5OEL Power Amplifier Features Built-In Protection Circuits

Press Release Summary:

Richardson’s 1205/BBM3K5OEL Solid State Power Amplifier offers 500–2700 MHz operating frequency range with operating voltage of 28 V and power output CW of 30 W. Having small signal gain of 48 dB and signal gain flatness of ±1.0 dB, the unit comes in 6.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 in. dimensions. These amplifiers are suitable for broadband mobile jamming, communications and bench test applications and features 50-ohm input/output impedance.

Original Press Release:

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 500–2700 MHz, 25 W Solid State High Power Amplifier from Empower RF

Suitable for broadband mobile jamming, communications and bench test applications

March 27, 2018 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability of a new solid state high power amplifier from Empower RF Systems, Inc.

The 1205/BBM3K5OEL is suitable for broadband mobile jamming, communications, general test, and band-specific applications from 500 MHz to 2700 MHz. This compact module utilizes high-power advanced GaN devices that provide excellent power density, high efficiency, wide dynamic range and low distortion. Exceptional performance, long-term reliability and high efficiency are achieved by employing advanced broadband RF matching networks and combining techniques, EMI/RFI filters, machined housings and qualified components.

The new amplifier features instantaneous ultra-broadband performance, as well as built-in control, monitoring and protection circuits.

Additional key features of the 1205/BBM3K5OEL include:

  • Operating frequency range: 500–2700 MHz
  • Power output CW (Psat): 30 W
  • Power output @ 1 dB gain compression (P1dB): 20 W
  • Small signal gain: 48 dB
  • Small signal gain flatness (Pin = -20 dBm): +/-1.0 dB
  • Operating voltage: 28 V
  • 50-ohm input/output impedance
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 inches

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the 1205/BBM3K5OELwebpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Empower, please visit the Empower RF Systems storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.

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