NuPower Xtender™ C15RX01 C-Band Bidirectional Amplifier

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The NuPower Xtender™ C15RX01 Bidirectional C-Band Amplifier module is a small, broadband, high-performance RF amplifier that generates 15 Watts (minimum) of RF power across the C-Band frequency range of 4400 to 4900 MHz.

The NuPower Xtender C15RX01 C-Band RF bidirectional amplifier is ideal for extending the communication range of half-duplex transceivers with constant-envelope waveforms (i.e. PSK- and FSK-based modulations, such as SOQPSK and GFSK), and generates 15 Watts of RF transmit power. In receive mode, the NuPower Xtender offers a low noise figure of 3.5 dB and a low noise amplifier that provides 10 dB of gain. The module accepts a nominal +0 dBm input level and provides a minimum of 43 dB of transmit gain, all while operating with 35% or better power efficiency at most frequencies.

The NuPower Xtender features manual transmit / receive (T/R) mode selection, coupled with an extremely fast T/R mode switch time of 2 μS.

With a small form factor (17.6 cubic inches) and state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifier device technology, the NuPower Xtender Bidirectional C-Band PA module is ideal for broadband RF telemetry and communication systems that require reliability and minimal size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).

P/N: NW-BA-C-15-RX01



Frequency Range 4400 MHz to 4900 MHz Size 5.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.71″
(L x W x H)
RF Output Power 15 W (min) Weight  10.5 oz.
RF Gain 43 dB (typ)
2nd Harmonic -25 dBc


Module Efficiency 35% Operating Temperature -40 to +85 °C
Nominal Input Drive Level +0 dBm Storage Temperature -55 to +85 °C
Supply Voltage +27 to +32 VDC


Current Consumption 4.6 A@ +28 VDC (typ) Classification  ECCN 5A991.G
RF Connectors SMA (female)
Interface Connector 9-pin Micro-D (socket)
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•  Heatsink with Integrated Fan

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Group 2 & Group 3
•  Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
•  Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)
•  Broadband RF Telemetry
•  RF Communication Systems
•  Software Defined Radios
•  Test Labs