Amplifier generates 100-W saturated output from 0.7 to 2.7 GHz

Nov. 22, 2016

Irvine, CA. Pasternack offers a number of high power broadband amplifiers that can be used across a wide range of applications including electronic warfare, radar, communications, and test and measurement. Pasternack’s PE15A5033F high-power amplifier generates 100-W typical saturated output power over a frequency range that covers 0.7 to 2.7 GHz.  This class A/AB design is unconditionally stable and utilizes efficient GaN technology for superior linear performance that supports a variety of input signal formats including CW, AM, FM, PM, and pulse with power added efficiency (PAE) of 30% typical.

Additional key performance features of this high-power amplifier include 45 dB minimum small signal gain, ±1.5-dB typical gain flatness at Psat and a harmonic suppression level of -20 dBc typical.  To ensure reliable thermal management, the amplifier module incorporates a heatsink and cooling fan that maintains an optimum baseplate temperature of 0°C to +50°C, with automatic shutdown capability at 85°C.  The package assembly supports SMA-female RF connectors at the input and output ports and a D-Sub connector with control functions that include +30 VDC bias, current monitoring, and TTL logic blanking.  Another advantage of this amplifier is its rugged design platform capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions including humidity, altitude, shock and vibration.

“Our PE15A5033F high-power amplifier utilizes GaN technology for efficient broadband performance, and it incorporates thermal management protection to ensure reliable operation essential for a number of applications including military radar and communications. This model is part of our extensive line of high-power amplifiers that are available in stock for immediate shipment,” said Tim Galla, active device product manager at Pasternack.

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