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Pulsed Amplifiers (Solid State)

Solid State Pulsed Amplifiers

AR Solid-State Pulsed Amplifiers Should Be On Your Radar

For automotive and military EMC radiated immunity susceptibility testing, as well as radar and communication applications, there is now a very attractive alternative to Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA’s).

AR’s new offerings include various frequency ranges and output power levels to meet several standards, or designs can be tailored to suit your specific application. These amplifiers feature a touchscreen control panel, GPIB interface, TTL gating, fault monitoring, and forced air cooling.

    Features & Benefits For These Rugged Amplifiers Are:
  • Octave Frequencies: 1-2 GHz and 2-4 GHz
  • Narrowband Frequencies: 1.2-1.4 GHz & 2.7-3.1 GHz
  • Power Levels: 1 kW to 150 kW
  • Harmonic Distortion of -18dBc @ 1dB compression point
  • Pulse Widths to 100 μsec. & Duty Cycles to 10%
  • High Mean Time To Failure (MTTF)
  • Mismatch Tolerance - Will operate without damage or oscillation with any magnitude and phase of source and load impedance.
  • Numerous Applications Possible - Automotive, MIL STD 464, DO-160 and Military Radar
model description
2000SP1G2 2000 Watts Pulse, 1 - 2 GHz
4000SP1G2 4000 Watts Pulse, 1 - 2 GHz
8000SP1G2 8000 Watts Pulse, 1 - 2 GHz
4000SP1z2G1z4 4000 Watts Pulse, 1.2 - 1.4 GHz
8000SP1z2G1z4 8000 Watts Pulse, 1.2 - 1.4 GHz
10000SP2G4 10000 Watts Pulse, 2 - 4 GHz
1000SP2z7G3z1 1000 Watts Pulse, 2.7 - 3.1 GHz
2000SP2z7G3z1 2000 Watts Pulse, 2.7 - 3.1 GHz

To properly measure the output of a pulsed amplifier, it is necessary to use peak power sensing, rather than average power sensing. AR sets the standard with the introduction of its fast RF power measuring PSP series wideband USB pulse power sensors.