Empower RF Remotely Controls its 8 KW Pulsed PA from their Booth in Boston

At IMS 2019 in Boston, Empower RF Systems is conducting a live demonstration of a remotely controlled, high power pulsed amplifier. The Model 2214 is a high power pulsed amplifier that operates from 2.9 to 3.5 GHz while delivering 8 KW of pulsed power with a 20% duty cycle and a 500 usec pulse width. 

The amplifier is physically located at Empower RF’s headquarters in Inglewood, California and is being remotely controlled and monitored from their booth in Boston. The team is showcasing full power pulse performance across the entire band via live streaming video. They are also demonstrating the easy to use GUI, internal metering, health monitoring, alarms and protections systems that the amplifier has.

Key Features of the Amplifier & Demonstration:

  • Common Architecture Across the Entire Family HF to X-Band
  • Operational with any Radar Input Signal
  • Electronic VSWR Protection with Power Reduction
  • System Power Unbalance Detection for Optimized Performance
  • 0 dBm Input, no RF Adjustment Needed and no external Driver Amplifier Required
  • Real Time Monitoring and Control of all Operational Parameters
  • Auto Fault Detection/Protections Include errors on Blanking , Duty Cycle, Output Limit, Overdrive, Interlock, VSWR, Power Supply and more
  • Compact Air Cooled Size with Liquid Cooling Available
  • Capable of CW Operation with 7 dB Back off
  • Performance Monitoring and Sensing through Local, LAN, and Browser GUI
  • Factory Remote Debug Capabilities Available with Service Contract Installation Service Available
  • 3 Year Warranty

Variations Based on COTS Models

In many cases variations in bandwidth and power can be easily and quickly produced from Empower RF’s COTS products line, leveraging their flexible hardware and software architecture. So you may not require a full custom design and can just use one of their standard products.

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