Amplifier Technology Press Release - September 6, 2010
Amplifier Technology Announces the 8780 Miniature Broadband Amplifier for 2.5 to 6.0 GHz
6th September, Yate, Bristol, UK - Amplifier Technology announces its latest man-portable
amplifier, the 8780 lightweight broadband power amplifier with GaN technology, which spans all frequencies from
2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz. This will typically be used for personal protection and to counter the threat of IEDs.
The huge operational range of this device, from 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz, means that it can be used to counter any
threat from RF equipment including mobile phones, 3.5G, 4G, WIMAX and RADAR, while the high power output enables
it to operate across a wide geographic radius.
8780 measures just 65 x 120 x 25 mm. This makes it approximately the size of a cigarette packet, and certainly one
of the smallest, if not the smallest device on the market.
The 8780 has a minimum power output of 25
watts, at which level its efficiency is at least 15% or higher and its gain is 47dBm, yet the harmonic level is
relatively low at <-10dBc. The unit is specified with a maximum supply current of 4.5 Amp, 28 Volts at 25 watts.
Amplifier Technology will supply the 8780 for Own Equipment Manufacture, where it is most likely to be
utilised in EW and counter-IED applications. OEMs and distributors should call +44 (0) 8700 869 941 for more
About Amplifier Technology
Amplifier Technology, based at Yate, near Bristol is a
specialist amplifier design company, and was one of the first to offer a range of highly efficient GaN amplifiers.
The company offers a wide range of off-the-shelf models and a bespoke design service to develop RF components for
non-standard requirements. The company can create products with core capability of DC-40 GHz and higher, and high
Amplifier Technology has delivered a number of large programmes for military and
commercial customers. Please see the company’s website at
for more details.