Microwave Journal

Ampleon Simplifies RF Amplifier System Design With Launch of 600 W 915 MHz ISM Pallet

July 6, 2020

Ampleon announced the BPF0910H9X600 pallet, a complete 600 W RF power LDMOS module for industrial, scientific and medical applications operating in the 915 MHz ISM frequency band. 

Based on RF power transistors using Ampleon’s ninth generation of 50 V LDMOS process, this solid-state amplifier is specifically designed for companies wanting to speed up time-to-market by using a ready-made RF amplifier rather than embark on the time-consuming process of developing their own design. The pallet particularly suits industrial heating applications such as bulk food processing, drying wood or plasma generation for cleaning and material processing.

Operating from 902 to 928 MHz, the pallet has a 50-ohm matched input and output, simplifying the integration into RF systems. Operating from a 50 V DC supply, the BPF0910H9X600 is very efficient (typically 68 percent) reducing electricity consumption and operating costs.This RF Power LDMOS module is an ideal replacement for legacy magnetron systems. Compared with a magnetron, the BPF0910H9X600 offers better reliability and does not require a high voltage power supply.

The pallet incorporates a built-in temperature sensor to thermally protect the amplifier and the end-system. An integrated and optimized copper heat spreader simplifies the thermal design and the cooling of the complete system.