The NW-BA-LS-10-S01-D30 from NuPower is a Bidirectional Amplifier that operates from 1 to 2.5 GHz in the L- and S-Bands. In Tx mode, it delivers a saturated output power of 20 W with a gain of 38 dB. In Rx mode, it provides a gain of more than 12 dB with a noise figure of 2 dB and a P1dB of 16.2 dBm. The amplifier is based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology and has an efficiency of 38%. It features fast Tx/Rx Mode Switching with auto-sensing or manual Tx/Rx line switching with a speed of 1.5 μs. The amplifier is suitable for extending the communication range of half-duplex transceivers running constant-envelope or near-constant-envelope waveforms.
The NW-BA-LS-10-S01-D30 requires a DC supply of 28 V and consumes less than 3.5 A of current. It features over-voltage and reverse-voltage protection. The amplifier is available in a module that measures 3.00 x 2.00 x 0.65 inches with SMA-female connectors and is ideal for use in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – group 2 and group 3, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), RF communication systems, and software-defined radios.