Combiner for an RF Power Amplifier
United States Patent 9,093,731 B2, recently awarded to Empower RF Systems, validates the uniqueness of the hardware
architecture in use on Empower's high power, next generation amplifiers. The embodiments of this patent protection
are related to the design, associated materials, and integration of the high power combiner that is integral to
delivering multi-kW broadband power (CW) and narrow band pulse in an air cooled, 5U chassis (and other combinations
of power and chassis sizes utilizing this architecture). "We are pleased to receive this additional recognition
and patent protection for our next generation amplifiers," said Jon Jacocks, CEO. "This is a second award this year
that is specific to our next generation amplifier products and highlights the hard work and creativity of our design
The patent was submitted and authored for Empower RF Systems by Paulo Correa and Gerhard Peter. In the approved
abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the patent describes an RF combiner (and other design
elements) which is integral and unique to the high power amplifier, hardware architecture.
A video introduction / overview of the next generation power amplifier platforms that are made possible with
these technology breakthroughs is highlighted via the link below. This is from a recent industry event, International
Microwave Symposium (IMS 2015) in Phoenix, AZ.
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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 controllers.
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