September 2, 2013 Press Release
Empower RF Systems continues to leverage next
generation hardware and software architecture and is proud to introduce the next series of the
"size matters" portfolio - 500 W in 3U chassis. This new PA family operates in the frequency
ranges of 20 - 500 MHz (Model 2173), 500 - 1000 MHz (Model 2174) and 20 - 1000 MHz
(Model 2175) with the output power guaranteed over full bandwidth and temperature. You won’t
find another HPA alternative in the marketplace that rivals our unique combination of package,
size, weight and power, not to mention, an inventory program from a global distributor Richardson
A supplementary features manual can be downloaded
What is so special about these 500 W systems? - They have all the features of
the 1 kW next generation platforms and offer further size reduction.
Consider the possibilities - smaller size, configuration and portability advantages, easier
system integration and higher efficiency of “Size matters” systems significantly broaden their
application capabilities within Test and Measurement, Electronic Warfare, Radar and Digital
- size, weight and power delivery. 500 W CW in a 3U chassis
in this frequency range is unprecedented. Pulse applications in narrower bandwidths can also
be addressed – pulse power up to 2 kW.
access user experience. This revolutionary innovation of Empower’s new
generation software has the feature rich menu which includes not only the software update
process, but also real time monitoring, protection and control, sensor driven dynamic adjustments
to the amplifier while in operation, remote user access, and a selection of communications
protocols that can be enabled by the end user during system set up. The software update capability
can also be exercised via a "direct connect" link, if permitted by the customer, from Empower
to the fielded amplifier via the amplifier's embedded web server.
high power LDMOS devices that provide wide frequency response, high gain, high peak
power capability and low intermodulation distortion.
- configurable, universal power supply [single phase, two phase, three
It provides status and operating conditions for the modular power supplies that
are integral to the HPA.
- 500 W P3dB, minimum – full bandwidth under all specified temperatures
and environmentals [-10 to +50 C ambient temperature]
- product line platform - configurable without being custom.
- minimal touch design, which eliminates a number of manual manufacturing
process steps – DME analysis and a full set of factory acceptance tests.
About Empower RF
Empower RF Systems is a leader in power amplifier
solutions targeted at four key markets - electronic attack, communications, radar,
and test & measurement. Our products incorporate the latest semiconductor and power
combining technologies and originate from an extensive library of “building block” designs.
Solutions range from basic PA modules to multifunction PA assemblies with embedded, microprocessor
RF Systems, Inc.
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