AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

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Phone: (215) 723-8181

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AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
160 School House Rd.
Souderton PA 18964
United States
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation manufacturers and distributes: RF amplifiers 1 - 100,000 watts, dc - 1 GHz, Microwave amplifiers, 1 - 10,000 watts, .8 - 45 GHz, Antennas, 1 - 15,000 watts, 10 kHz - 50 GHz, Transient generators for conducted immunity testing, Precompliance EMC test systems, and EMC test accessories and software. Most of our products support radiated and conducted immunity testing, including IEC, automotive, aviation and military susceptibility specifications as well as medical test requirements.

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See AR at IMS2016 in San Francisco

See AR at IMS2016 in San Francisco, Calif., Booth #1711. While at AR's booth, ask about their industry-leading high power solid state CW amplifiers. Products include a Class A RF amplifier capable of delivering over 50,000 W with -40 dBc minimum harmonic performance, a 10,000 W linear amplifier covering the entire 80 to 1000 MHz frequency band and a 3000 W, 1 to 2.5 GHz amplifier.


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AR introduces new board of directors

AR has assembled a board of directors with a diverse group of professionals to help assure that the organization remains on its path of success well into the future. This group has varied expertise in the fields of finance, consulting, and manufacturing. Each member was chosen for the skills in their respective fields which will further the company's goals in this advisory capacity.


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AR introduces new family of 400 MHz solid-state RF amplifiers

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new family of solid-state RF amplifiers that instantaneously covers the 10 kHz to 400 MHz frequency range with both 200 and 400 W models. The amplifiers are designed to deliver all the power required for applications using MIL-STD, DO 160, and other automotive standards. These models can be used independently or with AR's RF conducted immunity generators when specific tests require higher powers than our standard CI Systems can generate.


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AR introduces multi-tone RF test system

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is introducing a new Multi-tone RF Test System that reduces radiated immunity testing from days to hours. The Multi-tone system, model MT06000 (80 MHz – 6 GHz), includes all the necessary instruments to perform radiated immunity testing per IEC 61000-4-3 except the required amplifiers, antennas and directional couplers.


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Design of Solid-state, Wideband, High-power Microwave Amplifiers for Radiated Immunity Testing

This article illustrates how the requirements for amplifiers used in immunity testing are dictated by various EMC standards. A case is made for using solid-state devices rather than tubes. An overview of new transistor technologies is included, showing...
EMC standards are created to verify the reliability of electronic equipment. The standards need not only dictate the test levels and requirements, but must specify test equipment, configuration and requirements. There exist countless possible RF threats, usually in the form of transmitters, most of which are narrow band. Because...
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Products

Self-Contained, Air-Cooled, Broadband, Amps: 20S6G18A / 40S6G18B

AR’s 20S6G18A and 40S6G18B are self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, Class A solid-state amplifiers designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. The Model 20S6G18A, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 20 W of RF output power instantaneously from 6 to 18 GHz, while the 40S version delivers 40 W.


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Pulsed Amplifier: 20000SP1G2

AR’s 20000SP1G2 broadband solid state microwave pulsed amplifier provides 20,000 W of output power from 1 to 2 GHz. It is designed for short pulse applications at low duty factors where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. The amplifier can be used for a variety of applications in Test and Measurement, (including EMC RF pulse susceptibility testing), Industrial and University Research and Development, and Service applications.


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Single Band Amplifier: 500S1G6

AR500S1G6aModel 500S1G6 is a 500 W CW solid-state amplifier that has 57 dB gain, delivers 100% rated output power without foldback over the instantaneous 0.7 to 6 GHz band and can survive ∞:1 output VSWR. Applications include radiated susceptibility testing, EW jammers, and wireless system and device stress screening tests.


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Class A Solid State Amplifier: 10000W1000A

10000W1000AAR's 10000W1000A, class A solid state amplifier provides 10,000 W of output power from 80 to 1000 MHz. It has superior gain flatness, exceptional noise figure, great efficiency and low harmonics for EMC radiated susceptibility testing by using proprietary manufacturing and design techniques. So specify the 10000W1000A for the field strength you need.


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1 to 6 GHz Benchtop & Hybrid Amplifier Modules

1-6GHz benchtops_200S1G6Now you can achieve high linear output power up to 350 W over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier. AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation introduces this class A unit that requires only 0 dBm input power to achieve its rated output power and offers low harmonic distortion and excellent noise figure. These instruments as well as our hybrid power modules are available in both Class A and AB configurations for demanding EMC, wireless, or EW applications.


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Electromagnetic Safety Products

ARSafetyProductsAR RF/Microwave has just launched a line of safety products including hand-held safety meters, wide range of safety sensor heads and safety software. Designed to measure exposure levels of a variety of products and systems such as industrial ovens, RF medical devices, power plants, ground transport systems, wireless telecommunications, base stations and more.


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TWT Microwave Amplifier: 250T6G18

250T6G18The Model 250T6G18 is a self-contained, forced-air-cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. A reliable 300 W TWT provides a conservative 250 W minimum at the amplifier output flange. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency.


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Base Station Amplifier: KAW5050

Model KAW5050AR Modular RF has completed production on the KAW5050. It is a Class AB wideband RF power amplifier system delivering up to 1000 W PEP power into a 50 ohm load over the frequency range of 225 to 400 MHz. This custom system comprises a power amplifier, controller subsystem and AC power supply unit encased in a 3 RU shelf. The amplifier is being used in a base station application and can be operated and monitored remotely via RS232 or Ethernet control.


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TWT Pulse Amplifier: 10000TP8G10

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AR's new 10000TP8G10 TWT pulsed amplifier produces 10,000 W of peak output power over the 8 to 10 GHz frequency range with 70 dB gain for various EMC and microwave testing applications. Standard features include a built-in IEEE-488 (GPIB) interface, TTL gating, VSWR protection, gain control, RF output sample ports, auto sleep, plus various monitoring circuits.


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emcware® 2.7.0

emcwareComprehensive EMC test software including Radiated Susceptibility, Conducted Immunity and MIL STD Emissions capability.  Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. This software is provided free of charge. The initial installation is a 60 day trial version. This can be converted to a fully licensed version at any time by following the registration instructions.


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EMC Test Software

emcware_screencaptureAR’s  EMC test software combines radiated susceptibility, conducted immunity and emissions testing into one package allowing more control and a more intuitive interface. Built-in standards include IEC, MIL-STD, DO160, automotive standards and the ability to create your own test standards.


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Single Band Amplifiers: 15S1G6 & 50S1G6

50S1G6AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has created single band Models 15S1G6 & 50S1G6. They provide 15 & 50 W of linear output power across the 1 to 6 GHz frequency band with excellent gain flatness. The ability to use one band instead of two means you use less power, and don't require the amplifiers to be switched from one band to the other to perform the required tests.


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Advanced laser-powered e-field probes

laserprobe_100pxwideAR RF/Microwave Instrumentation’s model FL7018 (3 MHz – 18 GHz / 1 – 1000 V/m) is the newest addition to the company’s Starprobe® family of advanced laser-powered e-field probes. The probe’s noise reduction and temperature compensation capabilities allow accurate measurement down to 1 V/m. When rotated about its magic angle mount, it provides isotropic response of +/-1.5 dB to 8 GHz.


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RF power amplifier

AR offers two families of RF power amplifiers, DC-250 MHz (25-10,000 watts) and DC-1000 MHz (1-4000 watts) that are ideal for RF testing.
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Solid State Microwave Amplifiers

MicroAmpAR offers several families of solid state microwave amplifiers: 0.8 to 4.2GHz (1 to 700 W); 0.8 to 3 GHz (15 to 800 W); 4 to 10.6 GHz (1 to 150 W); 4 to 8 GHz (15 to 120 W) and 8 to 20 GHz ( 5 to 20 W). Our S series amps generate 100% of rated power and make it available to the load even when mismatch is severe. 100% of the power is available and delivered to the output device 100% of the time.


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Test Systems

CISystemThe AR CI systems are self-contained conducted immunity test systems that provide outstanding ease of use and flexibility. Because each system is contained in a single rack, setup issues are eliminated. The use of spectrum analyzers and monitoring equipment may also be controlled by the Lab-View based software that controls the system.


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Customized systems

AR has the capabilities to customize systems to solve your RF test problems with the power and frequency you need – from 10 kHz-45 GHz. ARCell systems are out-of-the-box immunity and emissions test systems that perform precompliance testing.
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RF Test System Controllers

SystemControllerAR’s versatile RF test system controllers (signal routing switch matrices) coordinate multiple pieces of equipment in a single test setup alleviating the need for changing cable feeds due to frequency limitations of individual pieces. The SC1000’s can be used as RF switch matrices and can be controlled by SW888A and SW10006 software.


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Amplifier Model 10ST1G18A

10ST1G18A_100The Model 10ST1G18A is a self contained, forced air cooled, broadband hybrid solid state and traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where low harmonic content is required in sub-band ranges and where high gain and moderate power output are required. A reliable amplifier system that provides a conservative 10 Wminimum at the amplifier output connector with low harmonics.


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Amplifier: Model 120S1G4

ARRF_120S1G4_100AR has introduced a new solid state microwave amplifier: model 120S1G4 covers 0. 8 to 4.2 GHz and has a power output of 120 W. This amplifier employs a new design that delivers more than twice the power of older models. The new, more efficient design consumes less power and incorporates both USB and Ethernet interfaces in addition to the standard IEEE and RS-232 interfaces.


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“A” Series Amplifiers

500A250ANew innovations at AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation are enabling the company to produce smaller, more compact amplifiers with just as much power as the older, larger models. The new “A” series amplifiers, for example, are 25 to 50% smaller than previous models, yet the new size does not mean a reduction in power.


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20S4G18 Amplifier

20S4G18-100AR’s model 20S4G18, a 20 W solid-state amplifier covering 4 to 18 GHz provides high gain, low noise, good linearity and excellent mismatch capability. The amplifier also delivers superior EVM (error vector magnitude) performance. With a minimum of 43 dB gain and a typical noise figure of 6 dB, the 20S4G18 offers significant advantages over traveling wave tube amplifiers in this frequency range.


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Booster Amplifier: AR-50

BoosterAmpAR50The AR-50 booster amplifier boosts tactical radio signals from handheld and back-pack multi-band VHF/UHF tactical radio equipment employing legacy, proprietary and emerging JTRS waveforms. It provides 50 W of output with as little as 3 W input and offers two antenna ports dedicated to line-of-sight (LOS) or UHF Satellite (SATCOM).


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50S1G6AB Solid State Amplifier - 50 W CW, 1 to 6 GHz

Model 50S1G6AB is a solid-state; 50 W Class AB amplifier design that instantaneously covers 1 to 6 GHz in one unit. When used with a sweep generator, the 50S1G6AB will provide 50 watts typical of RF power in approximately half the size of a traditional Class A design at a more economical price.

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New Mobile Device App by AR RF/Microwave

AR RF/Microwave's new mobile app is available as a free download from Apple iTunes and Google Play. This application is a quick and easy tool to access various content for AR‘s products. Home screen icons give you easy access to basic and full product descriptions, app notes, AR’s literature library, YouTube videos, contact information and social media icons. For more detail and to download the app, visit www.arww-rfmicro.com/html/ar-moblie-app.asp.

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AR's Complete Product Catalog for EMC & RF Testing

AR has just completed a brand new edition of our sought after full line product catalog. We have expanded our facility to provide unparalleled high power capabilities to test RF amplifiers in excess of 10,000 watts and added various new RF and microwave power amplifiers to our extensive product lines. The catalog continues to be easy to use, with "find-it-fast" charts and color coding to help get right to whatever you need for RF & EMC testing.

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A Complete Spectrum Of Products For RF & EMC Testing - 2nd Half of 2013

AR is a multi-national corporation that’s made up of a family of companies, each providing innovative solutions and exceptional support & service. With the combined resources of the AR companies, In our full-line-catalog we offer our customers more options, more solutions, and more innovations. In the world of EMC, Wireless, and beyond, AR is the one company with infinite solutions.

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Orange Book of Knowledge - V

The Orange Book of Knowledge (OBK) has grown into much more than we at AR could have ever imagined. For many engineers, this resource book has turned into the go to source for everything and anything related to EMC. Our fifth revision includes many new application notes which will make the EMC engineers' jobs easier.

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"S" Series Amplifiers Produce Higher Power, Higher Fidelity Signals For Testing Wireless Output Devices

As more companies take advantage of the benefits of wireless technology, output device manufacturers must depend on highly linear, quality test equipment to meet those demands. Wireless communications encompass a number of applications.

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"S" Series Amplifiers Produce Higher Power, Higher Fidelity Signals For Testing Wireless Output Devices

The purpose of this application note is to review a portion of the wireless technology and focus on a line of amplifiers that has been optimized for wireless test use. This analysis can also be applicable to some additional portion of wireless technology.

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Application Guide to RF Coaxial Connectors and Cables

There is a wide variety of coaxial connectors and cables available for use in the RF and Microwave spectrum. While often not much thought is given to these essential components, a misstep here can result in undesirable system degradation. Given that typical RF systems are comprised of any number of items, e.g. RF generators, amplifiers, attenuators, power meters, couplers, antennas, etc., it is not uncommon that a great deal of thought is given to these “high end devices while mundane items such as connectors and cables are often treated as an afterthought".

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RF Amplifier Output Voltage, Current, Power, and Impedance Relationship

The mismatch between these real loads and the amplifier's output impedance result in a percentage of the forward power being reflected back to the amplifier. In some cases, excessive reflected power can damage an amplifier and precautions that may affect forward power are required. This Application note highlights the major RF amplifier characteristics that impact forward power as well as net power allowing the use of Ohm's law, even when conditions are far from ideal.

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Multi-tone Testing Can Save Both Time and Money

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has developed a product which uses a patented test process that adds additional test frequencies, or tones, for each test period, or dwell time.

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