The BBS4A5AVT (2157) from Empower RF is a Solid-State High-Power Amplifier System that operates from 1 to 2 GHz (L-band and S-band). It delivers a CW output power of more than 1300 W with a small signal gain of 62 dB and is suitable for CW/AM/FM modulation standards. This class AB amplifier system utilizes GaN devices that provide a wide frequency response, high gain, high peak power, and low distortions. It has typical spurious levels of better than -60 dBc and harmonics of -20 dBc. The amplifier has built-in control, monitoring, protection circuits and forced air-cooling system.
The amplifier system achieves exceptional performance, long-term reliability, and high efficiency by employing advanced broadband RF matching networks and combining techniques, EMI/RFI filters, machined housings, and qualified components. It is available in two 19” rack mountable cabinets (LRU’s) and can also be supplied in a rack cabinet. The larger LRU (5U) contains the RF power section while the smaller LRU (3U) contains the main power supply and control circuits. The amplifier has N-type Female connectors at the input and DIN-7/16-type Female connectors at the output.
The amplifier system requires a three-phase power supply and consumes under 6500 W of power.