Exodus Advanced Communications has released the latest in a family of very high power, X-Band solid-state amplifiers. With a GaN, Class AB design to achieve maximum output and high efficiency, the AMP4002P delivers 500 watts pulsed output power,400 watts minimum, from 9.1 to 9.5 GHz. The pulse width can range from 0.35 to 50 µs, measured at the 50 percent transitions, with a 20 percent duty cycle, 5 kHz pulse repetition frequency and 75 ns rise and fall times. The amplifier has a minimum power gain of 56 dB with flatness of 2 dB peak-to-peak (maximum).
The AMP4002P incorporates an internal filter to keep harmonics better than -60 dBc. Built-in functions include TTL gate control inputs, RF output detector and an over-temperature alarm. Internal circuitry ensures the system is fully protected against all failures. The power amplifier (PA), which is assembled in a 19-inch wide housing, features a state-of-the-art controller capable of supporting Ethernet TCP/IP, RS422/485 and remote Bluetooth connectivity. A front panel touchscreen is available as an option.
The AMP4002P has been tested and fully qualified for the following environmental conditions: operating temperature from -20° to +55° C, humidity to 95 percent at 40º C, shock and vibration per MIL-STD-810F, altitude per MIL-STD-810F and EMI/EMC per MIL STD 461E.
Exodus Advanced Communications designs and manufactures solid-state RF power amplifiers covering frequency bands from 10 kHz to 40 GHz, achieving module output power greater than 1 kW and complete systems exceed 10 kW. Other standard X-Band products include a 400 watt PA covering 9.5 to 10 GHz and a 1 kW, 9.1 to 9.5 GHz design. Exodus PAs integrate discrete LDMOS, GaAs and GaN devices with ceramic substrates using chip and wire (hybrid) assembly processes. In-house capabilities include RF circuit, system mechanical and electrical and digital circuit design, control software development and prototype verification.
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