Broadband amplifier expands EMC frequency test range to 6 GHz

September 10, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
The BBA150 broadband amplifier from Rohde & Schwarz is now also available with a frequency range from 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz, expanding the existing 0.8 GHz to 3.0 GHz.

The amplifiers, which have been optimised for high frequencies, deliver high output power, and are still compact and lightweight. The modularity of the amplifiers makes it possible to flexibly configure complete systems. The state-of-the-art amplifier design yields up to 200W of output power in four height units. The broadband amplifiers feature outstanding mismatch tolerance and can handle both short-circuiting at the RF end and an open RF output.

With the BBA150 and the BBA100 broadband amplifier family, Rohde & Schwarz now offers amplifier systems from 9 kHz to 6 GHz. The two amplifiers allow EMS measurements in line with major standards in all commercial and industrial environments, including EMS measurements according to the EN 61000-4-3 basic standard. The amplifiers are also suitable for applications such as component testing, quality assurance, research, engineering physics, communications and radar. They can be used with amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation.

The BBA150 family offers models for two combinable frequency ranges: from 0.8 GHz to 3 GHz with power classes between 30W and 200W, and from 2.5 GHz to 6 GHz with power classes of 15W, 30W, 60W and 100W.

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