NuPower 11C01A Multi-Octave Power Amplifier

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The NuPower™ 11C01A Multi-Octave Power Amplifier (MOPA) utilizes GaN technology to deliver 15 watts of RF power for CW and near-constant-envelope waveforms from 225 MHz to 2.4 GHz, covering VHF, UHF, L-band and S-band frequencies.

Based on the latest Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, the NuPower 11C01A’s 25% to 45% power efficiency and 3.9 cubic inch form factor brings state-of-the-art power amplifier technology to the warfighter, meeting present challenges in size, weight, and power (SWaP) reduction.

The NuPower 11C01A is ideal for broadband RF telemetry and tactical communication systems that require high reliability and high efficiency in a very compact housing.

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 fan-cooled heat sink, and an interface cable with banana plug terminations for lab testing.

P/N: NW-PA-11C01A



Frequency Range 225 MHz to 2400 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 ≤-13 dBc


Power Amplifier Enable GND On Operating Temperature (baseplate) -30 to +60 °C
Nominal Input Drive Level 0 dBm Storage Temperature (baseplate) -40 to +85 °C
Maximum Input Drive Level (no damage) +10 dBm
Supply Voltage +11 to +32 VDC


Current Consumption 1.5 A@ +28 VDC (typ)
2.4 A @ +28 VDC (max)
Classification  EAR99
RF Connectors SMA (female)
Interface Connector 9-pin Micro-D (socket)
broadband VHF, UHF, L-Band, S-Band Power Amplifier

•  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

•  Broadband RF Telemetry
•  RF Communication Systems
•  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
•  Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
•  Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)
•  Software Defined Radios
•  Test Labs