NuWaves Launches 20 W Tri-Band Bidirectional Amplifier for Secure Software Defined Radios

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, has announced the release of a tri-band, solid-state, bidirectional amplifier, the NuPower XtenderTM SCISR-20

The NuPower Xtender™ LSC Tri-Band Bidirectional Amplifier is a 20-watt amplifier intended to simplify subsystem architecture with a compact form-factor offering in-band and cross-band bidirectional communication for improved link margin. Featuring auto-sense T/R capabilities with a 2μs switching speed, the SCISR-20 automatically detects whether it is in transmit or receive mode in each channel, independent of the operational modes of the other channels. 

This amplifier is designed to support secure CDL ISR (SCISR) software-defined radio communications as an easy-to-integrate addition to any ground or airborne terminal. While the SCISR-20 is designed to support these SCISR radios specifically, it can be used in any application requiring amplification in L-band, S-band and C-band and can be customized for specific use-cases and unique requirements. 

Small, compact, and rugged, the SCISR-20 is designed and built to last in the harshest of environments. Furthermore, NuWaves Engineering’s commitment to maintaining the AS9100D quality management system guarantees full materials traceability and quality accountability. 

NuWaves Engineering is a veteran-owned, premier supplier of RF and Microwave solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers a broad range of design and engineering services related to the development and sustainment of key communications, telemetry, and electronic warfare systems, as well as a complete line of commercially available RF products. NuWaves’ products include wideband frequency converters, high-efficiency, and miniature solid-state power amplifiers and bidirectional amplifiers, high intercept low noise amplifiers, and miniature RF filters. 

The NuPower XtenderTM SCISR-20 will be available in the third quarter of 2020.