Rack-Mount Amps Reach 1 kW at 1 GHz

June 6, 2013
A trio of rack-mount power amplifiers provides as much as 1-kW output power through 1 GHz.

For 2013 IMS visitors in need of high RF power, representatives of Empower RF Systems at booth No. 1827 will be demonstrating three 1-kW, rack-mount amplifiers. The broadest-frequency unit, model 2162, spans 20 to 1000 MHz in a 5U-high, rack-mount, air-cooled chassis. It can be used for continuous-wave (CW), modulated, and pulsed applications across that frequency range and is driven by high-power silicon lateral diffused metal-oxide-semiconductor (LDMOS) power transistors. It offers at least 60-dB gain at 1-dB compression (and a 20-dB voltage-variable gain-control range) with maximum noise figure of 20 dB. The typical third-order intercept point is +64 dBm. The additional 1-kW, rack-mount amplifiers are designed for frequency ranges of 20 to 500 MHz and 500 to 1000 MHz.

Editor's Note: For more show coverage, be sure to visit Microwaves & RF's IMS 2013 page.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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