Solid-State Power Amplifier delivers 1 kW output.

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Operating over 1,200 MHz bandwidth centered at 9.5 GHz, X-band Model DM-X1K0-01 measures just 244 x 134 x 50 mm excluding heatsink and connectors, making it suitable for use as alternative to traveling wave tube amplifier. GaN-based pulsed SSPA employs chip-and-wire design and supports demanding defense, aerospace, and communications applications.

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Diamond Microwave Launches 1kW Ultra-compact Pulsed GaN X-band SSPA

PARIS, -- EUROPEAN MICROWAVE WEEK - Diamond Microwave [ , a specialist in high performance microwave power amplifiers, has announced a ten-fold increase in its power output capability with the addition of a 1kW X-band model to the company's range of GaN-based pulsed solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA).

The DM-X1K0-01 is an ultra-compact SSPA operating over a 1200MHz bandwidth centred at 9.5GHz. The ultra-compact design measures only 244 x 134 x 50mm[3 excluding heatsink and connectors, making it ideally suited for use as an alternative to a travelling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) in various radar applications.

"Like all our GaN SSPAs, these amplifiers are extremely compact, employing a chip-and-wire microwave design," said Ian Davis, business development manager at Diamond Microwave. "This state-of-the art performance is combined with a power-to-volume ratio we believe to be among the highest in the industry for such products. Similar designs can be tailored to suit other frequency ranges in the 1-18GHz range."

The Diamond Microwave amplifier range features designs that are flexible in layout and architecture, and are fully customisable to meet individual specifications for electrical, mechanical and environmental parameters. All of Diamond Microwave's amplifiers are ideal for use in demanding defence, aerospace and communications applications.

A datasheet for the new amplifier is now available on the Diamond Microwave website at See Diamond Microwave on Stand 250 at European Microwave Week.

NOTE: 'Diamond Microwave' and the diamond logo are trademarks of Diamond Microwave Devices Limited.

About Diamond Microwave

Diamond Microwave specialises in compact, GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) customised for use in demanding high-reliability defence and communications applications. Our amplifiers offer state-of-the-art power performance coupled with a power-to-volume ratio which we believe to be among the highest in the industry for such products. Our ultra-compact amplifiers achieve high pulsed and CW power output levels, and offer a credible alternative to TWT amplifiers, with low cost of ownership.

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