Miniaturized VHF/UHF RF bidirectional Amplifier from 225 MHz to 512 MHz

NuWaves Engineering has almost completed the Internal Research and Design (IRaD) phase for their miniaturized VHF/UHF RF bidirectional amplifier (BDA). The NuPower Xtender 16A06A model is a low cost solution that features high linearity performance, small size and weight, high ACLR, and broad supply voltage range. Initial low rate production is scheduled to start in early February with testing starting shortly after. Demo units will be available by late March.

The NuPower Xtender 16A06A from NuWaves is a bidirectional amplifier that operates from 225 MHz to 512 MHz providing a linear power of 4 Watts over the entire frequency range. The BDA will produce greater than 10 Watts of saturated output power for applications where linearity is not required (i.e., constant envelope waveforms). Available as a circuit card assembly or an enclosed module, this BDA provides the system integrator with the choice of a small, lightweight assembly for highly embedded designs, or a module for rugged reliability under harsh conditions. As a circuit card assembly, the BDA measures 2.34” x 2.34” x 0.61” and weighs 1.92 ounces, while the fully enclosed module version measures 2.34” x 2.34” x 0.70” at 2.88 ounces. Targeting an adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) of -33 dBc at 4 watts average power output, this BDA is capable of achieving higher data throughput and a clearer reliable signal. This BDA also features a broad supply voltage range of +10 to +32 VDC, capable of supporting an array of RF communications, telemetry and electronic warfare applications, including systems running on battery power.