RF power amplifier outputs 1kW of power in the 20 to 1000MHz range

October 15, 2012 // By Julien Happich
The compact RF power amplifier designed by Empower RF Systems comes in three models, covering frequency ranges of 20 to 500MHz, 500 to 1000MHz and 20 to 1000MHz.

Using high-power LDMOS technology, the amplifier is significantly smaller than competing products yet is able to deliver a wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power capability and low distortion, claims the manufacturer.
Gain is specified as a minimum of 60dB at the 1dB gain compression point, maximum input return loss is -10dB, typical noise figure is 10dB, and typical IP3 is given as +69dBm. The amplifier's specifications are
guaranteed across the full bandwidth and the full operating temperature range of -10 to 50ºC.
In addition to a touch-screen interface for local control, the PA incorporates Ethernet, RS232 and USB communication interfaces as well as an embedded web server for remote management and diagnostics. Using a web browser and the unit's IP address allows ease of access with the benefit of multilevel security.
The amplifier also features built-in protection circuitry that continuously monitors critical parameters and automatically takes any necessary action to avoid damage to the unit.

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