Exodus Advanced Communications has developed a solid-state high-power amplifier (HPA) system for S- and C-Band testing applications. The AMP2085E-1LC amplifier can replace TWTs for general radiated susceptibility requirements such as EMI-Lab/RS103 and electronic warfare applications. It operates from 2 to 8 GHz and the amplifier produces 250 W minimum (300 W typical) CW or pulsed output power over the frequency band with a P1dB of 150 W. The amplifier incorporates a class A/AB design with 54 dB minimum gain, better than -20 dBc harmonics at rated output, -60 dBc maximum spurious performance and a maximum 5 dB peak-to-peak power gain flatness.

The amplifier provides extensive control and monitoring, including optional calibrated power monitoring. Monitoring is possible via the color display or remote control. The color touchscreen shows the forward and reflected power, real-time VSWR, system voltages and currents, operating temperatures of the PA module/heat sinks and internal system temperature. The unit incorporates more than 20 dB of gain control that is accessible from the screen or the remote interface.

The AMP2085E-1LC is rack-mountable or it may be used on a bench. The HPA has type N female connectors for the RF input and optional RF sampling ports, along with a type SC female RF output connector to handle the high transmit power. The Exodus Advanced Communications’ product lines use LDMOS, GaN HEMT and GaAs technology for its devices with many of the devices manufactured internally. In addition to the HPA family, Exodus designs LNAs, modules and multi-band systems for applications with frequencies ranging from 10 kHz to more than 75 GHz.

Exodus Advanced Communications
Las Vegas, Nev.