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Trio of 1 kW RF Power Amplifier Systems

May 1, 2013
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trio of 1kW RFRichardson RFPD Inc. introduces three 1 kW solid state broadband high power amplifier systems from Empower RF Systems Inc. (Empower).

Part of Empower's "size matters" campaign, the devices offer unrivaled size and power advantages, are packaged in a 5 U, air cooled chassis, and deliver more than 1 kW of output power from 20 to 1000 MHz. Performance is guaranteed over the full bandwidth and temperature.

Built-in control, monitoring and protection functions include user interface capabilities and event logs that allow for remote management and diagnostics via an embedded web server, enabling simple network managed site status monitoring and control by connecting the units' Ethernet ports to a LAN. Using a web browser and the units' IP addresses (IPV6) allows ease of access with the benefit of multilevel security. The control system cores support hardware encryption and run embedded, Linux operating systems.

These 1kW products are designed to be continuously monitored for critical performance parameters, including temperature, current consumption, and voltage levels, with protection and shutdown options available via the microcontrollers. This high level of device management combined with detailed thermal simulations and heat spreading techniques result in high reliability and ruggedness, making the devices ideally suited for high power continuous wave (CW), modulated and pulse applications.

Key features of the devices include:


Part Number

Frequency Range
(MHz)

Pout
(W)

Gain
(dB)

 

Size

2126/BBS3E3KUT

20-500

1000

60

R5U

2162/BBS3E4AUT

20-1000

1000

60

R5U

2066/BBS3K4AUT

500-1000

1000

60

R5U

As  part of the introduction of these products, and for a limited time, Richardson RFPD is including a free accessory kit, valued at $3500, with any order that includes one or more of these new devices. The kit includes products from Aeroflex / Inmet, Gore, Innovative Power Products, and TRU. Additionally, 12-month, 0% financing is available on orders of these products for a limited time. (Financing is subject to credit approval.)

To find more information or to order these products today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the Empower Solid State Broadband High Power Amplifiers webpage. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at local sales support. 

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