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COTS Design - Tested
Tough to Mil Standard 810
September 28, 2017
Empower's tested and field proven rugged design is common
across all our
Next Generation Family of amplifiers and is the result of our patented
architecture and design goal to minimize RF power losses along the internal signal path, simplify
manufacturing and provide for ease of servicing. The consequence of this elegant electro-mechanical
compact structural design is a COTS amplifier that is inherently durable. Empower's family
of solid state power amplifiers is thermally and structurally designed to meet today's stringent
and harsh operating conditions both in the Military and commercial market.
Watch Video of Shock and Vibration
Empower Model 2126 - Mounted in the text fixture undergoing 40g shock
testing while operating uninterrupted at full rated output power. Keep in mind this is not
a custom design. This is our COTS model with a dust filter added. What you're seeing in the
video is MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4 vibration 40g Peak while operational for 270 minutes in
each axis. The unit also passed Shock - MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 3 Axes, Quantity 18 pulses
per direction 11 msec Sawtooth Pulse / 40g Peak.
A Peek Inside
Our COTS amplifier architecture includes advances in RF
and digital PCB signal routing that allows us to eliminate virtually every internal connector,
RF cable and electrical harness. This makes the amplifier fundamentally rugged, reliable,
improves RF efficiency and is available on all of Empower Next Generation systems.
Empower RF Systems is the technological leader in smart power amplifier solutions for EMC,
Radar, EW, Threat Simulation, Communications, and Product Test. Incorporating the latest semiconductor
and power combining technologies with a patented architecture, we build the most sophisticated
and flexible COTS system amplifiers in the world. Solutions range from tens of watts
to multi-Kilowatt and include basic PA modules to intelligent scalable rack systems with AGC
and ALC output modes. In addition to best-in-class SWaP, our Next Generation amplifiers have
sophisticated RF detection to maximize efficiency for a variety of modulation schemes including
QAM-xx, OFDM, Multi-tone, Pulse, AM, FM, and more.
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