125-W Power-Amplifier Module Endures Harsh Conditions

Nov. 17, 2009
A new rugged RF amplifier module labeled the BBM2E4ALP covers 20 to 1000 MHz. To guarantee use in very extreme conditions, the 125-W amplifier is built within a ruggedized CNC-machined housing. At 1-dB gain compression, it delivers at least 80 ...

A new rugged RF amplifier module labeled the BBM2E4ALP covers 20 to 1000 MHz. To guarantee use in very extreme conditions, the 125-W amplifier is built within a ruggedized CNC-machined housing. At 1-dB gain compression, it delivers at least 80 W of output power with a minimum of 51 dB of gain. The BBM2E4ALP typically delivers 125 W of continuous-wave (CW) output power. It exhibits input return loss of 10 dB with a 10-dB noise figure. The amplifier features third-order intermodulation of -38 dBc. At +42 dBm/tone, it offers a twotone third-order intercept point of +56 dBm. The amplifier features -20 dBc second- and third-order harmonics at a 100-W output. The BBM2E4ALP measures less than 6.75 inches long and 1.25 inches thick.

Empower RF Systems, Inc., 316 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 412-8100, FAX: (310) 412-9232, Internet: www.empowerrf.com.

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Nancy Friedrich began her career in technical publishing in 1998. After a stint with sister publication Electronic Design as Chief Copy Editor, Nancy worked as Managing Editor of Embedded Systems Development. She then became a Technology Editor at Wireless Systems Design, an offshoot of Microwaves & RF. Nancy has called the microwave space “home” since 2005.

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