RF Bidirectional Amplifiers 2017-10-09T11:41:05+00:00

RF Bidirectional Amplifiers (BDAs)

The NuPower Xtender™ series of solid state bidirectional amplifier (BDA) modules is ideal for extending the communication range of half-duplex transceivers. Leveraging the latest Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology and market-leading design miniaturization techniques, Xtender amplifiers are designed to meet the demanding needs of aerospace, defense and industrial markets. NuPower Xtender’s combination of power efficiency and miniature, ruggedized packaging makes them ideal for size, weight, and power-constrained (SWaP) broadband telemetry, ISR, and tactical communications systems.

NuWaves Engineering, RF Bidirectional Amplifiers, Broadband GaN Miniaturization RF

VHF/UHF Bidirectional Amplifiers

Power Amplifier ModelFrequency Range, MinFrequency Range, MaxRF Output Power, TypGain, TypInput Drive LevelSupply Voltage InputSize
L x W x H
WeightRF Connector OptionsRequest a QuoteData Sheet Link
NuPower Xtender VU4GX01 OEM225 MHz512 MHz10 W (Sat.)
4 W (Linear)
35 dB+5 dBm10 - 32 V2.34" x 2.34" x 0.61"1.92 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender VU4GX02225 MHz512 MHz10 W (Sat.)
4 W (Linear)
35 dB+5 dBm10 - 32 V2.34" x 2.34" x 0.70"2.4 oz.SMARFQ
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L- & S-Band Bidirectional Amplifiers

Power Amplifier ModelFrequency Range, MinFrequency Range, MaxRF Output Power, TypGain, TypInput Drive LevelInput Supply VoltageSize
L x W x H
WeightRF Connector OptionsRequest a QuoteData Sheet Link
NuPower Xtender 12B04A1000 MHz2500 MHz10 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-011000 MHz1500 MHz16 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-021000 MHz2000 MHz17 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-031435 MHz1525 MHz16 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-041435 MHz1850 MHz18 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-051435 MHz2395 MHz16 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-061500 MHz2000 MHz18 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-071500 MHz2500 MHz17 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-081755 MHz1850 MHz18 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-092000 MHz2500 MHz16 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12B04A-102200 MHz2395 MHz16 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender 12C04A1000 MHz2500 MHz15 W35 dB+5 dBm11 - 32 V3.00" x 2.00" x 1.16"5.8 oz.SMARFQ
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C-Band Bidirectional Amplifiers

Power Amplifier ModelFrequency Range, MinFrequency Range, MaxRF Output Power, TypGain, TypInput Drive LevelInput Supply VoltageSize
L x W x H
WeightRF Connector OptionsRequest a QuoteData Sheet Link
NuPower Xtender C10RX024400 MHz5100 MHz10 W10 dB+30 dBm27 - 32 V3.57" x 2.57" x 0.50"2.6 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender C10RX034400 MHz5100 MHz10 W10 dB+30 dBm27 - 32 V3.57" x 2.57" x 0.50"2.6 oz.SMARFQ
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NuPower Xtender C20RX014400 MHz4900 MHz20 W43 dB+0 dBm27 - 32 V5.5 x 4.5 x 0.7110.5 oz.SMARFQ
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All NuPower BDAs are designed, built and tested in-house under NuWaves’ Quality Management System (QMS) certified to AS9100:2009 and ISO 9001-2008 standards, which ensures that each product arrives on-time and defect-free. Each BDA typically accepts a nominal +5 dBm RF input and is packed with robust features providing reverse- & over-voltage protection, over-current protection, and thermal shutdown for out-of-spec conditions. Each unit includes a standard 9-pin micro D connector with flying leads which provides out-of-the-box operation. An accessory kit is available as an option for every NuPower amplifier that includes a fan-cooled heatsink with associated power supply and an upgragded interface cable terminated with banana plugs.

Most models are available for same-day shipment if ordered by 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Can’t find what your system needs? No worries – NuWaves boasts a full suite of state-of-the-art design and simulation tools, test and measurement equipment, prototyping equipment and a full-scale production facility to provide custom solutions to your specifications. Contact our Product Solutions team with any of your requirements.