News | March 27, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces Solid State Broadband High Power Amplifier From Empower


Suitable for S- and C-band mobile jamming and high power linear applications

LaFox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. recently announces a new 2500–6000 MHz, 100W solid state high power amplifier from Empower RF Systems, Inc. (Empower). The 1191/BBM5K8CKT is guaranteed to deliver 100W minimum output power and related RF performance under all specified temperature and environmental conditions. Typical power output is 125W. This amplifier is suitable for broadband mobile jamming and band specific high power linear applications in the S and C frequency bands. This compact module utilizes the latest high power RF gallium nitride (GaN) transistors and also features built in control and monitoring, with protection functions to ensure high availability.

The amplifier module is 8.0” x 6.5” x 1.0” in size and features built-in control and monitoring, with protection functions. The control system core has a built–in non-volatile memory for event recording and factory setup recovery features.

Additional key features of the 1191/BBM5K8CKT include:

  • Solid-state Class AB linear design
  • Instantaneous ultra-broadband
  • Suitable for CW, AM, and FM*
  • Small and lightweight
  • 50 ohm input/output impedance
  • High reliability and ruggedness
  • Built-in control, monitoring and protection circuits
  • RS485 serial interface for monitoring and control

*Please contact Richardson RFPD for other modulation types.

Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for all Empower products, including the 1191/BBM5K8CKT. To find more information or to order this product today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the 1191/BBM5K8CKT webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Empower, visit the Empower storefront ( webpage.

About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Richardson RFPD, Inc.