New Pulsed Transmitter Designed for Maximum Waveform Flexibility

Press Release Summary:

  • Provided with system controller in 3U 19-inch rack unit and 16 hot swappable 2U amplifier drawers
  • FFR drawers allow hot or muted swapping with less than 15 minutes MTTR
  • Configured for L-band radar, test and EW applications

Original Press Release:

1 to 2 GHz 40 KW Transmitter for Radar, Test and EW

Empower RF Systems Model 2237 is a high performance, liquid cooled, pulsed transmitter operating from 1 to 2 GHz, designed for maximum waveform flexibility. Another variation of Empower’s Gen3 platform, the 2237 is configured for L-Band radar, test, and EW applications. The deployment of the 2237, along with the previously announced 2244, further solidifies the solid state, high power, liquid cooled L-Band product baseline that has been developed. This new modern architecture offers scalability for affordable upgrade paths to future power needs by adding hardware to an existing system.

The 2237 transmitter layout consists of a system controller in a 3U 19-inch rack unit and 16 hot swappable 2U amplifier drawers with each amplifier drawer containing an integrated power supply in its 2U chassis. There is no separate system level power supply. This arrangement eliminates the risk of an RF section or single power supply failure taking the entire amplifier offline. In the event of an RF pallet or PA booster failure only a fractional reduction of output power is realized, and the amplifier system remains on air. These Fast Field Replaceable (FFR) drawers allow hot or muted swapping with less than 15 minutes MTTR. The result is a system with extreme Effective MTBF. You can watch a demonstration of fast field replacement of a PA booster at the video link included below.

Breakthrough in Complex Waveform Handling

Sophisticated digital input and output RF detection algorithms measure Peak, RMS, and Envelope. Digital processing of the detectors allow capabilities not previously found on COTS pulse amplifiers:

  • Random Pulse Widths and Duty Cycles
  • 500KHz PRFs and 10% Duty Cycle
  • 200ns to 500usec Pulse Widths
  • Droop Correction Option Available
  • Optional Capability for Digitally Modulated Signals on the Pulse Carrier

Learn More About This Product:

Watch FFR (Fast Field Replacement) Video:

Complete Empower RF Amplifiers lineup:

Empower RF Systems is the technology leader in high power amplifier solutions for reliable communications, defense, and industrial applications. Our products incorporate the latest semiconductor and power combining technologies and originate from an extensive library of “building block” designs. Solutions range from basic modules to multifunction PA assemblies with embedded real time microprocessor control.

Corporate Offices:
Empower RF Systems, Inc.
316 West Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
P: +1-310-412-8100

Media Contact:
Tatyana Safronova
Web & Print Media Manager
Tel: +1-310-412-8100, Ext. 124

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