NuPower 12B01A L- & S-Band Power Amplifier

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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.

P/N: NW-PA-12B01A



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