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NuWaves Engineering announces the development of a 20 W, C-band, radio frequency bidirectional amplifier
module for communications, telemetry and electronic warfare markets.
Middletown, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and
Microwave solutions provider, announced the development of their latest miniaturized C-band bidirectional
amplifier (BDA) to their line of NuPower Xtender™ bidirectional amplifier products.
The NuPower Xtender™ 06D05A BDA module, part number NW-BA-06D05A, follows the recent
releases of both the C-Band Low Noise Amplifier (HILNA™ CX) and the C-Band Power Amplifier (NuPower™
06D05A). This BDA offers the performance of a traditional power amplifier, coupled with a low noise
amplifier for receive mode, providing an amplification solution in one miniaturized package for half-duplex
The NuPower Xtender™ 06D05A will provide saturated RF output power of 20 Watts in transmit mode and
15 dB of gain in receive mode across the C-band frequency range of 4.4 GHz to 5.0 GHz. For complex waveforms
that require a linear PA, the 06D05A has an error vector magnitude (EVM) of 4% at 2 Watts of output
power. With a nominal input drive level of 0 dBm, the NuPower™ 06D05A offers an impressive 43 dB of
RF gain. Further, the PA's aluminum chassis features improved heat dissipation characteristics for higher-temperature
operation, and at a compact size of 5.5" x 4.5" x 0.7", it is small enough for integration into a wide
variety of air- or ground-based tactical, test or training platforms. With an impressive size, weight
and power (SWaP) profile, the NuPower™ 06D05A can be used with communications and telemetry systems
to provide range extension or with electronic warfare systems for airborne electronic attack (AEA) at
low altitudes, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
"We are excited to offer this bidirectional amplifier module. This product is targeted at the military
communications market, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), filling the gap in the market for
small bidirectional amplifiers," said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. "The NuWaves'
team takes pride in our ability to support our clients with best-in-class RF solutions, rapidly fulfilling
the ever-changing needs of the Warfighter."
About NuWaves Engineering
NuWaves Engineering is a veteran-owned, premier supplier of RF and Microwave solutions for Department
of Defense (DoD), government, and industrial customers. An RF engineering powerhouse, NuWaves offers
a broad range of design and engineering services related to the development and sustainment of key communications,
telemetry and electronic warfare systems, as well as a complete line of commercially available RF products.
NuWaves' products include wideband frequency converters, high-efficiency and miniature solid state power
amplifiers and bidirectional amplifiers, high intercept low noise amplifiers and miniature RF filters.
NuWaves Engineering…Trusted RF Solutions™.
Director of Product Solutions
132 Edison Drive
Posted March 9, 2017