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Broadband RF Power Amplifier Serves Defense Applications From 25 to 1000 MHz

Thu, 09/16/2010 - 10:35am


BC RF-30001BC Systems, Inc., today introduced Model RF-30001 compact RF power amplifier module based on the latest GaN RF power transistors that delivers at least 20 W CW RF output power over a wide frequency range of 25 to 1000 MHz. Its wide instantaneous bandwidth, small size, and light weight make it an excellent choice for defense applications ranging from battlefield communications systems to electronic warfare and electronic countermeasures systems. It measures only 4.5 x 3.0 x 0.6 in. and weighs less than 1 lb.

Designed for Class AB operation, the RF-30001 can accept CW, FM, AM, and PM modulation types, and delivers exceptional performance over its entire bandwidth, which ranges from HF through microwave frequencies. It has fast blanking speed of less than 5 µs for low standby-power consumption, efficiency of at least 30%, harmonic suppression greater than -15 dBc, spurious suppression greater than -60 dBc, and will operate at full power into a VSWR of 2.5:1. Operating temperature range is -20° C to +85° C, and non-operating temperature range is -45° C to +95° C.

The RF-30001 can be supplied with an internal directional coupler and output sample port for power monitoring and is specified to be unconditionally stable over all combinations of load and phase. The amplifier also incorporates a DC-to-DC converter designed and manufactured by BC Systems that is perfectly matched to the amplifier and provides operation from a 22 to 34 VDC power source.

Circuits are provided for protection from over-current, over-temperature, and over-voltage conditions as well as out-of-band operation. The Model RF-30001 can be customized to meet customer electrical and RF performance requirements, as well as physical configuration and mounting methods. Delivery time depends on customer specifications. 

Contact BC Systems at (631) 609-7115, e-mail:, Web:

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