RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a multi octave bandwidth, GaN, solid state power amplifier from Aethercomm. model number SSPA 6.0-18.0-30 operates from 6 to 18 GHz and delivers 30 W (typ.) of saturated output power to the load. Typical small signal gain is 45 to 55 dB while typical power gain is 40 to 45 dB.

A PA Enable Command is used to gate the PA on and off. On time is specified at 40 uSec maximum and Off time at 10 uSec maximum. Standard features include reverse polarity protection, output short and open circuit protection and over/under voltage protection.  

The SSPA 6.0-18.0-30 broadband power amplifier module is packaged in a rugged housing that can be used in high shock and vibration environments with base plate temperatures from -40°C to +70°C.