- Buyers Guide
Up to 250 W, 1 to 6 GHz Power Amplifier Family
Instruments for Industry (IFI), S61 Series solid-state GaN-based amplifiers operate over the frequency range from 1 to 6 GHz and can be supplied at power levels from 5 to 250 W, offering all the control and communication features needed for today's automated test systems. Spurious outputs are less than -60 dBc nominal and harmonics are -20 dBc minimum at linear power levels. From the ground up, the S61 series amplifiers are built to withstand rugged handling, whether it is being shipped or hauled around from site to site. These amplifiers feature heavy-duty aluminum chassis construction with a modular approach for easy access and service.
Operation safety and ease of use are paramount in IFI product designs. The IFI S61 series includes a full complement of RF and hardware protection circuits, including high VSWR (the unit operates without damage or oscillation into any magnitude of phase or load impedance, open and short circuit protection), over-current, voltage protection, redundant thermal and airflow sensors for the module and the system level. In addition, the S61 series includes a state-of-the-art interface that is sophisticated, comprehensive and yet simple to use.
The backlit LCD screen shows forward/reverse power indication, system status and self-diagnostic information. All the amplifier's operating parameters are simultaneously available in the amplifier front panel display as well as over the remote bus. Selection switches allow you to switch the amplifier to the desired mode of operation for local control if the unit is not being operated remotely.
For computer automation, both an RS-232 and IEEE interface are provided as standard. To meet individual application needs, the S61 series amplifiers can be easily customized with other options. With this capability and its reliable elegant design, the S61 series amplifiers are the perfect system for your applications.
Instruments For Industry