The 2500A225C from AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is a Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) that operates from 10 kHz to 225 MHz. It delivers an output power of 2800 W with a small signal gain of more than 64 dB. This class-A SSPA is a self-contained, broadband solution that has been designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and linearity are required. It has spurious emission of -70 dBc and harmonics distortion of -30 dBc. The low level of spurious levels and linearity make the amplifier ideal for EMC test applications where continued operation into high VSWR loads including open and short circuits is required.
The 2500A225C includes built-in monitoring and protection circuitries with additional protection from input overdrive beyond 0 dBm. It has a front panel display that indicates the operational status and fault conditions. It also includes GPIB/IEEE-488, RS-232, fiber-optic serial, USB, and Ethernet interfaces at the back panel for remote control functions. This SSPA is available in an enclosure that measures 57.4 x 136 x 67.1 cm with N-type (female) and 7-16 DIN (female) connectors and is ideal for use in EMC (military, aviation, automotive, commercial) testing, antenna testing, and general-purpose testing applications.
The 2500A225C has an export classification of EAR99. It requires an AC supply from 200 V to 415 V and consumes less than 8.5 kW of power.