Broadband amplifier covers 0.5 GHZ- 2.5 GHZ for EW and aerospace applications

May 02, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Amplifier Technology Ltd., has announced the latest addition to its product range: the 8817 broadband amplifier which operates across a wide spectrum, covering all frequencies between 0.5 GHz and 2.5 GHz.

The 8817 amplifier is suitable for Electronic Counter Measures and counter IED applications, and is likely to be integrated with other EW equipment on vehicles or aircraft such as helicopters and UAVs. This GaN HEMT amplifier, built to an advanced design which packs more power and performance into a small unit, features a small footprint and greater power density. The amplifier weighs just 570-g and measures 188- x 91.5- x 21.3-mm.

However, the amplifier's compact size has not compromised its performance as it provides a minimum saturated output power (P-Sat) of 50 W over the full frequency range. Its gain is typically 48 db while the harmonics are low, at -16 dBc

While the 8817 is the latest in the company's range of commercial, off-the-shelf amplifiers, the company also provides bespoke amplifier design services and builds amplifiers tailored to OEM needs and customers' applications.