NuPower C20R01 C-Band Power Amplifier

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The NuPower™ C20R01 C-Band Power Amplifier is a small, broadband, high performance,  solid state power amplifier that delivers over 20 watts of RF power from 4.4  to 4.9 GHz, to boost signal power levels of data links and transmitters for communications range extension, electronic warfare (e.g. electronic attack), etc.

The NuPower C20R01 accepts a nominal 0 dBm (1 mW) RF input and provides 43 dB of gain from 4.4 GHz to 4.9 GHz for continuous wave (CW) and near-constant-envelope waveforms.

Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, the NuPower C20R01’s 15% – 30% power
efficiency and <10 in3 form factor make it ideal for size, weight, and power-constrained broadband RF telemetry, tactical communication systems, and electronic warfare systems.

NuPower PAs feature over-voltage protection and can operate over a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +60 °C (baseplate).

All NuPower PAs come standard with a Micro-D cable assembly with 18″ flying leads for interfacing to the unit. Also available is an accessory kit which includes a 28 VDC fan-cooled heat sink with requisite power cable, and an upgraded module interface cable with banana plug terminations for lab testing.

P/N: NW-PA-C-20-R01



Frequency Range 4400 MHz to 4900  MHz Size 4.50″ x 3.50″ x 0.61″
(L x W x H)
RF Output Power 20 W (min) Weight  9 oz.
RF Gain 43 dB (typ)
2nd Harmonic -25 dBc


Power Amplifier Enable GND On Operating Temperature -40 to +60 °C
Nominal Input Drive Level 0 dBm Storage Temperature -55 to +85 °C
Maximum Input Drive Level (no damage) +10 dBm
Supply Voltage +27 to +32 VDC


Current Consumption 3.6 A@ +28 VDC (typ) Classification  ECCN 5A991.G
RF Connectors SMA (female)
Interface Connector 9-pin Micro-D (socket)

Low SWaP C-Band SSPA RF Power Amplifier module GaN NuWaves Engineering

•  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