MELVILLE, N.Y. – Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMPC9X89X8-8000 gallium nitride (GaN) RF and microwave amplifier for rugged X-band pulsed-radar applications.
The AB linear design operates from 9 to 9.9 GHz over any instantaneous bandwidth of 500 MHz. The amplifier design features self protection for load voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), duty factor, pulse width, temperature, and graceful degradation in case of a RF power module failure.
The RF and microwave amplifier offers custom configurations and features, as well as specific power levels to 16 kilowatts.
Features include high-output power dynamic range; efficiency; RF input and output sample detectors; pulse width and duty factor protection; thermal and load VSWR protection; Ethernet and remote status and control interface; and internal AC power supply.
The amplifier offers peak output power of 8000 Watts; nominal power gain of 69 decibels; maximum pulse width of 0.25 to 100 microseconds; maximum duty cycle of 10 percent; pulse droop of one decibel; typical pulse rise and fall time of less than 50 nanoseconds; input VSWR of less than 1.5:1; and output load VSWR of less than 1.5:1.
The amplifier operates in temperatures from 0 to 50 degrees Celsius at the baseplate; in non-condensing humidity of 0 to 95 percent; withstands shock and vibration per MIL-STD-810F; operates at altitudes to 12,000 feet; measures 19 by 12.25 by 24 inches; and weighs 90 pounds.
For more information contact Comtech PST online at www.comtechpst.com.