ETL Systems Introduces High Performance RF Power Amplifiers for Jamming Systems

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ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF equipment, has expanded its product range with a new line of ultra-portable RF power amplifiers supported by a dedicated team of amplifier specialists.

This range of RF power amplifiers offer high efficiency, broad frequency coverage and a compact form-factor in a variety of power levels suited to applications such as broadband frequency jamming and counter Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RC-IEDs). The portable design of the amplifiers makes them ideal for operations in vehicle mounted systems, man-packs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

ETL Systems will be demonstrating these new RF power amplifiers at the Annual AOC Convention, which takes place in Washington, DC, November 29 - December 1. The event brings together military leaders, policy makers and electronic warfare practitioners from around the world to discuss Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and showcase the market’s latest innovations and technologies.

The amplifiers broad range of operating frequencies include 20-500 MHz, 500-2700 MHz and 2500-6000 MHz. Designed for maximised efficiency coupled with high output power levels ensures maximum effectiveness with low size, weight and DC power (SWAP) requirements.

The design of the amplifiers is based on advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) technology for high efficiency, good thermal conductivity, high breakdown voltages and low energy consumption. Benefitting from high efficiency and gain with 20, 35, 40, 60, or 100W saturated power options, each amplifier module is integrated into a compact housing, designed for easy integration, to a broad range of transmit antennas, filters and multiplexers.

The high-power RF amplifier products are available as standalone components or mounted in a 2U high 19" rack chassis, which offers dual redundant hot-swap power supplies, local and remote control and monitoring.

The increased threat of RC-IEDs makes the power amplifiers ideally suited for government/defence applications such as RF frequency jamming systems, but can also be used in medical applications, radar simulators, communication testing and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing.