Newsletter | May 20, 2024

05.20.24 -- Amplifier Classification, Testing, And More

Amplifier Classification: A vs. AB

Amplifiers come in various classifications such as Class A, B, and AB, each impacting performance differently. Explore the distinctions between these classifications, their characteristics, and implications for efficiency and performance in high-power RF & Microwave applications.


RF Test Setup For Measuring Power And Harmonics

Discovering how power and harmonics are measured in amplifier testing unveils a structured approach. With calibrated couplers and precise instrumentation, this process ensures compliance with standards. Let's delve into the intricacies of this method.


Power Indication And Relative Accuracy In Amplifiers

Discovering the nuances of amplifier power indication and its accuracy is crucial for understanding device performance. From frequency sensitivity to circuit design, examine the complexities shaping power indication reliability and variability.


dBm To Watts Power Conversion Table

This power conversion chart simplifies dBm to Watts conversions, offering efficient assessments for Low, Medium, or High Power Amplifiers. Fast-track your power evaluations with ease.


VSWR And Its Effects On Power Amplifiers

Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) is pivotal in RF/Microwave systems, especially high-power amplifiers. Explore VSWR's influence on amplifier performance and the strategies to mitigate its effects, crucial for optimizing test setups and preserving equipment longevity.



1.0 To 2.5 GHz, 8KW Pulse Solid State LS-Band Amplifier

Exodus Advanced Communications' AMP2074P-LC-8KW Pulse Amplifier is designed for pulse/HIRF, EMC/EMI Mil-Std 461/464 and radar applications. It provides superb pulse fidelity with 1.0 to 2.5 GHz, 10KW Typical, and up to 100usec pulse widths. Duty cycles to 6% with a minimum 69dB gain. Available monitoring parameters for Forward/Reflected power in Watts and dBm, VSWR, voltage, current, temperature sensing for outstanding reliability and ruggedness in a compact configuration. 

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18.0 To 40.0 GHz, 80-Watt SSPA: Another Industry First!

The AMP2145D-LC Solid State Amplifier is another industry first from Exodus. Designed for broadband EMC and lab testing, Mil-Std 461(RS103) standards as well as other high-power applications. The AMP2145D-LC is a compact 6U design providing outstanding power/gain flatness, Forward/Reflected power monitoring in both dBm and Watts, VSWR, voltage/current and temperature sensing for superb reliability and ruggedness. Unprecedented reliability compared to TWT’s, 49 dB gain including gain control, and -20dBc harmonics.

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