BC Power Systems Press Release - September 15, 2010
BC Systems Broadband RF Power Amplifier Serves
Defense Applications from 25 to 1000 MHz
NY – September 15, 2010 – BC Systems, Inc., today introduced Model RF-30001 compact RF power amplifier module
based on the latest GaN RF power transistors that delivers at least 20 W CW RF output power over a wide frequency
range of 25 to 1000 MHz. Its wide instantaneous bandwidth, small size, and light weight make it an excellent
choice for defense applications ranging from battlefield communications systems to electronic warfare and
electronic countermeasures systems. It measures only 4.5 x 3.0 x 0.6 in. and weighs less than 1 lb.
Designed for Class AB operation, the RF-30001 can accept CW, FM, AM, and PM modulation types, and delivers
exceptional performance over its entire bandwidth, which ranges from HF through microwave frequencies. It has fast
blanking speed of less than 5 µs for low standby-power consumption, efficiency of at least 30%, harmonic
suppression greater than -15 dBc, spurious suppression greater than -60 dBc, and will operate at full power into a
VSWR of 2.5:1. Operating temperature range is -20° C to +85° C, and non-operating temperature range is -45° C to
The RF-30001 can be supplied with an internal directional coupler and output sample port for power
monitoring and is specified to be unconditionally stable over all combinations of load and phase. The amplifier
also incorporates a DC-to-DC converter designed and manufactured by BC Systems that is perfectly matched to the
amplifier and provides operation from a 22 to 34 VDC power source.
Circuits are provided for protection
from over-current, over-temperature, and over-voltage conditions as well as out-of-band operation. The Model
RF-30001 can be customized to meet customer electrical and RF performance requirements, as well as physical
configuration and mounting methods. Delivery time depends on customer specifications.
About BC Systems
Founded in 1985, BC Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures
high-performance switching and linear power supplies, power control products, and solid-state RF power amplifiers
using state-of-the-art device technologies including gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors. The
veteran-owned, ISO 9001:2008-certified company is headquartered in a modern 22,000 sq. ft. facility in Setauket,
N.Y. Typical applications for the company’s products include radar, electronic warfare, electronic
countermeasures, and satellite and terrestrial communications systems. BC Systems customers include BAE Systems,
EADS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Telephonics, United Technologies, and the U.S. government.