NuPower™ 12B01A L- & S-Band Power Amplifier
The NuPower™ 12B01A L- & S-Band Power Amplifier is a broadband, high-performance solid-state power amplifier module that delivers at least 10 watts of RF power for CW and near-constant-envelope waveforms in L- and S-band frequencies of 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz from a very small package.
The NuPower module accepts a nominal 0 dBm input drive level from the transmitter/transceiver and provides 40 dB of gain to generate at least 10 watts, and typically 13 watts, across the entire operating band.
With a small form factor (3.9 cubic inches) and high efficiency operation (30% to 50%) based on state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifier device technology, the NuPower L- & S-Band PA module is ideal for broadband RF telemetry and military communication systems that require reliability and minimal size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).
All NuPower PAs come standard with a Micro-D connector with 18″ flying leads for interfacing to the unit. Available options for the PA include a +30 dBm / 1 W input drive level version (P/N: NW-PA-12B01A-D30), a fan-cooled heat sink, and an interface cable with banana plug terminations for lab testing.
|Frequency Range||1000 MHz to 2500 MHz||Size||3.00″ x 2.00″ x 0.65″
(L x W x H)
|RF Output Power||10 W (min)||Weight||3 oz.|
|RF Gain||40 dB|
|2nd Harmonic||-21 dBc||
|Power Amplifier Enable||GND On||Operating Temperature (ambient)||-40 to +60 °C|
|Nominal Input Drive Level||0 dBm||Operating Temperature (baseplate)||-40 to +85 °C|
|Maximum Input Drive Level (no damage)||+10 dBm||Storage Temperature||-55 to +85 °C|
|Supply Voltage||+11 to +32 VDC||
|Current Consumption||1.7 A @ +28 VDC (typ)||
|RF Connectors||SMA (female)||Classification||EAR99|
|Interface Connector||9-pin Micro-D (socket)|
• Broadband RF Telemetry
• RF Communication Systems
• Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
• Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
• Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)
• Software Defined Radios
• Test Labs
• Accessory Kit, which includes Fan-Cooled Heatsink and Upgraded Interface Cable
• Harmonic Filter Module
• Upgraded Interface Cable Assembly Banana Plug Termination
• Heatsink with Integrated Fan