Empower RF to Live Demo Industry First Scalable PA Architecture
Empower RF Systems is conducting remote live demonstrations of their broadband, high-power 1 KW 1 to 3 GHz amplifier, in Booth #321.
The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles and viewed in the IEEE EMC exhibit venue with live streaming video while remotely controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser. What attendees will see is a demonstration of remote operation of the Empower 2170 1 KW RF amplifier in a test setup that includes a signal generator, spectrum analyzer, external power meter and load, simulating various test and modulation scenarios.
Accoring to Empower RF, "Empower is bringing the element of portability to high-power RF amplifiers with small size that allows these amplifiers to be conveniently shipped for offsite testing and moved around as needed within your test environment."
In addition to industry leading size/weight/power performance, the demonstration team is eager to talk about industry first capabilities that will change the way you test.
Simplify Your Testing. Why?
According to Empower RF, speeding up users' Radiated Immunity sweeps while using fewer external instruments with their ALC mode will save users money. Users simply communicate a command to the amplifier for the desired output power required--never mind adjusting for the roller coaster output vs frequency curves of old technology amplifiers. Here’s how it works: set the sig gen frequency with power level +/-3 dBm and leave it, tell amp the power out you want, read field probe V/m, calculate, tell the amp the power you want. Repeat. By instructing the amplifier to maintain a specific power level, the desired E field can be reached with an order of magnitude fewer incremental power steps. Be sure to stop by Booth #321 to get more specifics on accomplishing shortened test times.
Scalability. What is it?
Empower RF developed this industry first scalable architecture as way to supply a large variety of output power levels to many different customers and application, but with only one fundamental design effort from our engineering group. The benefit to users is reducing their lifetime capital spend on amplfiers, since they need only to buy the power they need today and add power amplifier blocks later when test or application requires more output power. Adding 3U power amplifier blocks is accomplished easily and simply with no factory return or special handling for phase matching required.