01.17.13 -- Application/Theory Of Dielectric Materials In RF/Microwave Systems
Welcome To Our RF Amplifier Spotlight Newsletter
ABI Research recently reported that sales of RF power amplifier for wireless infrastructure will top $2.4 billion, and that translates into a lot of product design and manufacturing. The increasing need for wireless data will be a strong market driver for RF PAs, as the worldwide LTE deployment continues and new smartphone launches spur on the migration to LTE networks.
RF PA opportunities exist in the military market for 2013, too; however, the remaining threat of sequestration makes it harder judge where and how big they will be. Despite the uncertainty, GaN will increase its penetration into military systems, including AESA radar upgrades, communication equipment, and EW systems. While GaN pressures tube technology in these areas, I expect TWT amplifier implementation to remain strong, especially is airborne platforms like UAVs.
To learn about the latest amplifier technology and design tools, check out our spotlight section below.
Spotlight On Amplifiers
Low-Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) Datasheet These low-noise amplifiers are are ideal for applications involving wideband radiometry, radar front-ends, remote sensing, radiometer systems, spectrum analyzer preamplifiers, communication subsystems, and sensitive receivers. Specifications, features, and more can be found on the available datasheet.
80- To 1000-MHz, 1000 W Solid State Amplifier Datasheet The 80RF1000-1000 is a solid state amplifier (SSPA) that operates in the 80-1000 MHz frequency range at 1000 Watts power. This solid state amplifier is ideal for applications involving high energy physics, research, the military/defense market, communications, and EMC testing.
400-Watt Solid State Amplifier Datasheet The 400A400 solid state RF amplifier is part of AR’s 400-MHz family. Much like its 200-watt counterpart, this amplifier is ideal for applications involving RF susceptibility testing, antenna and component testing, particle accelerators, watt meter calibration, communications, plasma generation, or for use as a driver for higher power amplifiers.
Power Amplifiers Product And Capabilities Overview This brochure includes background information on API Technologies Corp., their recent acquisitions, power amplifier integration, manufacturing capabilities, gain blocks, driver amplifiers, amplifier subsystems, and more.
Amplifier Design Software The higher-order modulation schemes employed in today's wireless networks demand exceptional linearity in the transmit signal path, and consequently RF amplifier designers must accommodate it. This invariably requires a trade-off between key performance parameters such as linearity and efficiency, which is greatly aided by the use of simulation software tools like AWR's Microwave Office, Visual System Simulator, and AXIEM as well as synthesis solutions like AMPSA’s Multimatch wizards.
Solid State Broadband High-Power Amplifier Datasheet The 1163-BBM2E3KLO solid state broadband high-power amplifier from Empower RF is suitable to use as a broadband PA building block in applications involving electronic attack, digital communications, and test and measurement in the UHF/VHF bands.
Application And Theory Of Dielectric Materials In RF/Microwave Systems By Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products
Maxwell’s equations define two terms which determine the response of a material to electromagnetic fields. These are the electric permittivity ε and the magnetic permeability μ. If these quantities are known for a material, then the reaction of a wave to the material is completely determined.
The model 5085 solid state broadband high-power RF amplifier operates in the 0.01- to 250-MHz frequency range. It has a 100-W saturated power output (60 W minimum @1dB Comp.), +50 dB (min) small signal gain, a 2:1 max input VSWR, and more.
The AR Modular KAW5050 is a Class AB wideband power amplifier system ideal for VHF/UHF base station applications. This system comprises a power amplifier, controller sub-system, and an AC power supply unit. It operates in the 225-MHz to 400-MHz frequency range and features 1000 Watts PEP/500 Watts CW power output.
This datasheet includes specifications, features, a system block diagram, and more for the NuPower Power Amplifier Linearizer Module. This module is ideal for use in test labs, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), software defined radios, RF communication systems, and broadband RF telemetry.