Power Amplifier Targets VHF to S-band Transmitters and Data Radios

NuWaves Engineering has announced the release of an upgraded broadband RF power amplifier (PA) for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios. The 11B02A model, features high power efficiency and multi-octave operation in a compact package. The 11B02A model, part number NW-PA-11B02A, delivers a minimum of 7 Watts, and typically 10 Watts, of RF power from 225 to 2550 MHz when driven with a 3 dBm (2 milliwatt) RF input signal.

Featuring an improved standby to transmit switching speed of less than 30 microseconds, it allows the user to rapidly switch between the operating modes, conserving energy between transmit cycles in power-limited applications such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The PA’s upgraded rugged aluminum chassis, at 2.34” x 1.96” x 0.620” in size, maintains the footprint of the original, allowing for drop-in compatibility between the two units. Further, the unit features a broad supply voltage range of +11 to +32 VDC, supporting an array of RF communications, telemetry and electronic warfare applications, including systems running on battery power.

The 11B02A model replaces their Mini Multi-Octave Power Amplifier model, part number NW-SSPA-MINI-10W-0.225-2.6. This second generation miniature broadband power amplifier module has been improved in several areas as a result of customer feedback. The manufacturing process of this product has also been updated, enabling them to better support the Warfighter through shortened production schedules.