NuWaves Engineering Introduces Bidirectional RF Power Amplifier
-- New Product Provides 10 Watts of Peak RF Output Power
L- & S-Bands
Middletown, Ohio, May 9th, 2013 – NuWaves Engineering, an international
Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, announces the release of the NuPower
Xtender(TM) Bidirectional L- & S-Band Power Amplifier (PA) module, model number NW-BSSPA-10W-1.0-2.5.
The product is the first in the company’s new Xtender series of bidirectional power amplifiers,
which are based on the successful NuPower(TM) broadband, high-efficiency, miniature PA modules.
Designed for use with half-duplex RF transceivers running constant-envelope waveforms, the new
bidirectional PA provides a minimum of 10 Watts peak RF output power and 40 dB of gain with
30% average power efficiency from 1000 MHz to 2500 MHz. Adjacent radio frequency bands, such
as the popular 900 MHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band, are also supported by
the bidirectional PA, at lower peak power levels.
The NuPower Xtender is both compact and rugged. Its nickel-plated aluminum chassis occupies
only 3.00” x 2.00” x 1.15” (6.9 cubic inches) and weighs less than 6 ounces, making it ideal
for integration into small platforms, such as Group 2 and Group 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), etc. To support a variety of different data links, the
unit features automatic transmit sensing circuitry providing nearly instantaneous switching
between receive and transmit modes – on the order of 1 microsecond. The Xtender’s maximum noise
figure of 3 dB helps improve receive performance of the entire communication system, while further
improvements can be achieved with the addition of an optional low-noise amplifier (LNA) in the
receive path that provides at least 15 dB of small signal gain.
“NuWaves’ new high-efficiency
bidirectional power amplifier module can not only improve the range but also the link robustness
of L- and S-band communication systems,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering.
“The Xtender can be a critical enabler to achieving mission success in a variety of communications
and telemetry applications.”
About NuWaves Engineering
Engineering is a premier supplier of Radio Frequency (RF) and embedded systems products and
solutions for DoD, non-DoD government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse,
NuWaves offers a wide range of engineering design services focused on wireless communications,
as well as a complete line of commercially available module-level products, such as wideband
RF upconverters and downconverters, high-efficiency miniature solid state power amplifiers,
high intercept low noise amplifiers, miniature RF filters, and fiber optic RF distribution modules.
Contact Kevin Harrison, Business Development Engineer, at (513) 360-0800 ext 313, or visit
our website at www.nuwaves-ltd.com
for more information.
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