Exodus Advanced Communications has developed a high-power solid-state amplifier (HPA) system for C-Band pulsed radar testing applications as well as general radiated susceptibility requirements such as EMI-Lab/RS103 and electronic warfare applications. The AMP2083P-4KW pulse amplifier covers the full C-Band frequency range of 4 to 8 GHz, providing outstanding RF pulse fidelity. The amplifier satisfies pulse requirements for radar applications with narrow or wide RF pulses and duty cycles to 10 percent. To do this, the AMP2083P-4KW produces at least 4000 W of pulsed power across the band with 3 dB peak-to-peak power gain flatness. The HPA uses a class AB linear design and it achieves harmonics of less than -20 dBc at the rated output with -60 dBc spurious levels and an 80 dB on/off ratio.
The pulse HPA has extensive control and monitoring capabilities, including optional calibrated power monitoring. Monitoring can be done via the color display or remote control. The color touchscreen shows forward and reflected power, along with VSWR in real-time. It also displays system voltages and currents as well as the operating temperature of the PA modules, heat sinks and internal system. The amplifier system also includes gain control with more than 20 dB of attenuation accessible through the screen or the remote interface.
The AMP2083P-4KW is rack-mountable or it may be used on a bench. The HPA uses type N-female connectors for the RF input and optional RF sampling ports. To efficiently handle the high power, the RF output connector is an SC female connector.
Exodus Advanced Communications’ products use LDMOS, GaN HEMT and GaAs technology with a large share of these devices manufactured by the company. In addition to high-power amplifiers, Exodus designs low noise amplifiers, modules and multi-band systems for applications ranging in frequency from 10 kHz to more than 75 GHz.
Exodus Advanced Communications
Las Vegas, Nev.