NuWaves Completes IR&D Phase for VHF-UHF 4 Watt Bidirectional Amplifier Module

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NuWaves Engineering Finishes IR&D Phase of Low-Cost 4 Watt Linear VHF/UHF RF Bidirectional Module

Middletown, Ohio, April 4th, 2017 – NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, has completed the Independent Research and Development (IR&D) phase for their miniaturized VHF/UHF RF bidirectional amplifier (BDA), and has finished manufacturing the first 20 units for initial qualification testing and preliminary demo units. The NuPower™ Xtender™ VU4GX02 model features high linearity performance, small size and weight, high adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR), broad supply voltage range, and is a low-cost solution for communications, telemetry, and electronic warfare markets.

The NuPower™ Xtender™ VU4GX02 provides 4 Watts of linear power over the frequency range of 225 MHz to 512 MHz, and greater than 10 Watts of saturated output power for applications where linearity is not required (i.e., constant envelope waveforms). Measuring a tiny 2.34" x 2.34" x 0.70" at 2.88 ounces, this BDA module provides the system integrator with a small, lightweight assembly for highly embedded designs that offers rugged reliability under harsh conditions. Targeting an adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) of -33 dBc at 4 watts average power output, this BDA is capable of achieving higher data throughput and a clearer reliable signal. This BDA also features a broad supply voltage range of +10 to +32 VDC, capable of supporting an array of RF communications, telemetry and electronic warfare applications, including systems running on battery power.

"We are excited to add this bidirectional amplifier module to our NuPowerTM XtenderTM line of products. This product is targeted at the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market, filling the gap in the market for small, linear VHF/UHF power 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."

The NuPower™ Xtender™ VU4GX02 will be available in the second quarter of 2017. Please contact Jarred Lawler, Director of Product Solutions, at (513) 360-0800,, or visit for more information.

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™.


Jarred Lawler
Director of Product Solutions
NuWaves Ltd.
132 Edison Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044-3269
(513) 360-0800



Posted April 11, 2017