Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems is the technology leader in power amplifier solutions for Electronic Warfare (EW), Communications, Radar, Satcom, and RF / Microwave Product Testing. Our products incorporate the latest semiconductor and power combining technologies and originate from an extensive library of “building block” scalable designs. Solutions range from broadband and band-specific modules to multifunction PA assemblies with embedded real time microprocessor control. Power levels range from tens of watts to multi-Kilowatt CW and Pulsed solid state amplifiers at frequencies up to 18 Ghz.
Empower continues to advance the science of RF and Microwave power amplification to produce rugged, power efficient, and cost-effective solutions in the industry. It is our priority to design and deliver high quality, innovative products which solve customer systems and business requirements. Operating globally and continuing to expand our technology resources, Empower RF has recorded impressive growth since its inception. Our customer base includes market leading OEMs, Major Federal Prime Contractors, Military, Defense Agencies (DOD / DOE), and academic institutions with an array of demanding performance requirements.
Design and Technology Innovations – The Configurable Power Amplifier
Because we live in an increasingly complex digital waveform environment we designed in flexibility to provide you with a futureproof and digitally reconfigurable rack amplifier solution. Since the System Engineer usually has to wrap external control and intelligence around the typical amplifier we opted to design in hardware and software features to shorten your system integration time and cost by providing features that would otherwise burden your engineering staff with building out extra hardware and software.
The array of user configurable power management modes makes this product extremely flexible and multi-purpose uniquely positioned for customer specific variations with subsets of those capabilities.
Output Power Management
Input Signal Modulation
Input and Output Detectors
Building Block Modules
Empower offers a full line of basic function module level building blocks for customers interested in integrating only power amplifier stages in their design. These modules are used in a variety of applications as either a standalone PA or as an integral part of a customer’s higher level systems design. Designed for RF and mechanical “ease of use”, these products are full gain, self contained amplifiers with control and protection features that ensure performance over temperature and reliable operation. Broadband and band specific variations of these products are available up to 18 GHz and in various gain / output power configurations. The full array of frequency and power combinations available with these building block modules can be viewed by accessing the Module tabs on our homepage, www.empowerrf.com.
Custom Configurations for Volume Applications
Complex module solutions, incorporating customer specific requirements for switching, filters, multiple channels and extreme bandwidth, have been designed and delivered by Empower RF Systems for demanding applications in communications and electronic attack. Size, weight, power consumption, multi-function RF capabilities, and unique mechanical packaging are among the design challenges that have been addressed by our technical team on these custom products. These integrated solutions require close collaboration and commitment at the program level. Please contact us if your volume requirements can be simplified with an integrated, multifunction power amplifier design.