C-Band GaN-on-SiC Power Amplifier for Radar and Jamming Applications

C-Band GaN-on-SiC Power Amplifier for Radar and Jamming Applications

Empower RF, a manufacturer and designer of high power amplifier solutions for communications, defense, and industrial applications has introduced a new GaN on SiC amplifier. The 2217 Amplifier operates from 5.2-5.9 GHz and is based on Empower’s established and field-proven Next Generation architecture that is tactically deployed on the range and operating in support of critical DOD missions. This air-cooled 8 KW 20% duty cycle pulse amplifier system brings sophisticated monitoring, protection, and control functions to mission-critical applications. It's an intelligent amplifier system with flexible software and embedded firmware design that can be customized to add mission support capabilities specific to the users' integrated system.

The 2217 comes complete with an internal directional coupler, external forward and reverse sample ports, and an easy to use web GUI. In-depth health monitoring with alarms visible on the front panel is also pushed out via the LAN port.  For critical “on-air” applications, 2217 provides "Graceful Output Power Degradation", backing down power to a safe operating level in the event of component failure or excessive load VSWR condition.

Key Features of 2217 Amplifier:

  • High availability
  • High efficiency
  • Best in class SWaP
  • Waveform flexibility
  • Rugged for mobile deployment
  • Remote monitoring and control
  • Active RF device redundancy- Graceful output power degradation

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Publisher: everything RF