At the EMC Show scheduled for next week, Empower RF Systems will be conducting remote live demonstrations of their broadband, high power 1KW 1 to 3 GHz amplifier at Booth 321.
The amplifier will be housed in Los Angeles and viewed in the IEEE EMC exhibit venue with live streaming video while remotely controlling the amplifier from the exhibit floor through a standard web browser. What you will see is a demonstration of remote operation of the Empower 2170 1KW RF amplifier in a test setup that includes a signal generator, spectrum analyzer, external power meter, and load, simulating various test and modulation scenarios.
"Empower is bringing the element of portability to high power RF amplifiers with small size that allows these amplifiers to be conveniently shipped for offsite testing and moved around as needed within your test environment."
In addition to industry leading size / weight / power performance, the demonstration team is eager to talk about industry first capabilities that will change the way you test.
Simplify Your Testing. Why?
Speeding up Radiated Immunity sweeps while using fewer external instruments with their ALC mode will save customers money. They simply communicate a command to the amplifier for the desired output power required - you do not need to adjust for the roller coaster output vs frequency curves like with old technology amplifiers. By instructing the amplifier to maintain a specific power level, the desired E field can be reached with an order of magnitude fewer incremental power steps. You can stop by the booth to get more specifics on accomplishing shortened test times.
Scalability. What is it?
This industry first scalable architecture was developed by Empower RF as way to supply a large variety of output power levels to many different customers and applications, but with only one fundamental design effort from their engineering group. The benefit to customers is reducing the lifetime capital spend on amplifiers since they only buy the power they need today and add power amplifier blocks later when the test or application requires more output power. Adding 3U power amplifier blocks is accomplished easily and simply with no factory return or special handling for phase matching required.