- Buyers Guide
500 W, Broadband HPAs in a 3U Chassis
Empower RF Systems continues to leverage next generation hardware and software architecture and is proud to introduce the next series in the “size matters” portfolio – 500 W in a 3U chassis. This new PA family operates in the frequency ranges of 20 to 500 MHz (Model 2173), 500 to 1000 MHz (Model 2174) and 20 to 1000 MHz (Model 2175) with the output power guaranteed over full bandwidth and temperature. These products offer a unique combination of size, weight, RF power delivery and control features embedded into 500 W units.
All of the features of the 1 kW next generation platforms are designed into the 500 W family and size is reduced further to a 3U chassis. Also similar to Empower’s 1 kW units, the 500 W solid state amplifiers utilize high power LDMOS devices that provide wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power capability and low intermodulation distortion. Advanced broadband RF matching networks and low-loss combining techniques are critical to performance as well.
Empower’s control and user interface software, now standard on the “size matters” platforms, has an embedded web server and feature rich menu which includes not only the software update process, but also real-time monitoring, protection and control, sensor driven dynamic adjustments to the amplifier while in operation, remote user access and a selection of communications protocols that can be enabled by the end user during system set up.
Consider the possibilities – the smaller size, easier system integration and higher efficiency of the “size matters” HPAs significantly broadens the application capabilities within the test and measurement, electronic warfare, radar and digital communications markets. Additionally, GaN-based 1 kW in a 5U chassis with 1 to 3 GHz coverage will be available later in Q1 2014 (Empower model 2170).
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