15 Watt C-band PA for Communications, Telemetry And Electronic Warfare Markets

NuWaves Engineering has released the NuPower 06C09A - a small, lightweight and high-efficiency 15 Watt C-band PA, which will be available in the second quarter of 2017.

The NuPower 06C09A is the first in a series of PA products using NuWaves proprietary GaN-on-SiC microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) technology. It provides a saturated RF power of 15 Watts (typical) in the C-band (frequency coverage from 4.5 GHz to 6.25 GHz), with a gain of 40 dB and module efficiencies of greater than 35%. Further, the PA’s aluminum chassis features a compact size of 2.5” x 2.0” x 0.65”, making it small enough for integration into a wide variety of air- or ground-based tactical, test, or training platforms. With an impressive size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) profile, the 06C09A can be used with communications and telemetry systems to provide range extension or with electronic warfare systems for airborne electronic attack (AEA) at low and medium altitudes, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).