Consider the Possibilities
October 27, 2016
RF is announcing wide availability of their field proven
high power pulsed amplifier operating from 960 to 1215 MHz at 10 kW Peak and duty cycles from 0.1%
This compact and versatile radar transmitting amplifier, with flexible operating modes, makes an
ideal fit for radar component testing, advanced research, and system development. Because of its superior
SWaP, it is also well suited for mobile EW and threat simulator applications.
Tactical Transmit applications include distance measuring equipment (DME), military identification
friend or foe (IFF), tactical air navigation (TACAN), secondary surveillance radar (SSR), and Joint
Tactical Information Distribution System/Multifunctional Information Distribution System (JTIDS/MIDS)
Protections are robust and the amplifier features user selectable operating scenarios in the event
of certain alarms or device failures that either keep the amplifier transmitting at reduced levels (for
mission critical duties) or shuts down. In all cases, alarms are pushed out the LAN port so polling
is not required.
Protections and Remote Monitoring
- Excessive VSWR with user selectable fold-back or Shutdown on fault – Electronic VSWR Protection
- Duty cycle and pulse width protection exceeding your pre-set value
- Power supply faults including input line voltage faults
- Output power limit
- Input overdrive
- Cooling and Electronic thermal management and fan health speed
- RF section component failure - will back down power to a safe operating level with "Graceful Output
Speed of system integration come from a flexible feature set not found in other COTS HPA, making
this an ideal choice for research and threat simulation, with the benefit of a future proof architecture.
User selectable output power management modes - AGC (Automatic Gain Control), ALC (Automatic Level
Control) and MGC (Manual Gain Control) Selectable RF power detectors optimized to your waveform Optional
Filter/Switches for improved harmonic rejection can be specified Compact, lightweight and portable for
easier maneuverability in lab environments or tactical deployments Modern and multi-faceted Monitoring
and Control user interfaces, including a Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, factory configurable serial RS-422
or RS232 interface and a front panel touchscreen display.
User interface capabilities of this amplifier are standard with all Empower next generation designs
and allow the user to initiate remote management and diagnostics via an embedded web server or M2M interface,
enabling network managed site status and control simply by connecting the unit's Ethernet port to a
LAN. Using a web browser and the unit's IP address (IPV4) allows ease of access with the benefit of
multilevel security. Come see our “remote access” product demonstration at AOC booth 621 Nov 29 – Dec
1 in Washington DC. We will be remotely operating a high performance amplifier in Los Angeles from our
booth at the show.
Learn More About This Product:
Download datasheet: http://www.empowerrf.com/datasheet/Empower_RF_Amplifier_2185.pdf
Complete Empower RF Amplifiers lineup:
Empower RF Systems is a leader in power amplifier solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial
applications. 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.
Visit Empower RF website: http://www.EmpowerRF.com
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.
To find out more about Empower RF visit www.EmpowerRF.com.
Empower RF Systems, Inc.
316 W. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
P: +1 (310) 412-8100
F: +1 (310) 412-9232
Posted November 1, 2016