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- Liquid Cooled Scalable Power Architecture in CW or Pulse Configurations
- No Single Point of RF Failure
- Distributed Power Supplies
- Full Frontal "on air" Hot Swapping
- Only Fractional System Spares Needed for Complete Back up System
- System will Remain Operational and "On the Air" with Graceful Power Degradation
- Asymmetrical and Random Pulse Width and Duty Cycle Operation
- Short and Long Pulse Capabilities - 100 ns up to 500 usec 500 kHz
PRF's and 20% Duty Cycles
- Full Digital Peak and RMS Detection for Accurate Metering
- No External Cabling, Full Back Plane Implementation Ensures Electromagnetic
September 2, 2020 - Inglewood, CA - A new technologically
advanced liquid cooled and scalable architecture is available from
Empower RF Systems. This breakthrough solid state design replaces
tube technology to bring new capabilities to applications where tens and hundreds
of kilowatts of CW and Pulse power are required. Available frequency coverage from
HF to X-band. This remarkable architecture brings together four major technology
First is the fully digital Peak and RMS Detection providing waveform flexibility
and accurate metering allowing asymmetrical and random pulse width and duty cycle
operation on Pulse amplifiers. Short and Long Pulse Capabilities are 100 ns
to 500+ μsec and up to 500 kHz PRF's and 20% Duty Cycles.
The second advancement is the combination of embedded firmware, software, and
real time processing/control bringing multi-use flexibility to operate in any application.
User selectable multimode operation can by dynamically configured. Important to
note, CW amplifiers offer the same pulse performance as our pulsed amplifiers with
no limit on duty cycle while pulsed amplifiers allow de-rated CW operation.
No single point of RF device failure is the third design element. The amplifier
layout consists of a system controller in a 3U and up to 16 hot swappable 2U amplifier
drawers with each amplifier drawer contains an integrated power supply. With this
arrangement, in the event of a failure, only a fractional reduction of output power
occurs the amplifier system remains on air. The 2U amplifier drawers are hot swappable
and there is no high voltage power supply within the transmitter.
The fourth major design element is scalability which creates an affordable upgrade
path for future power needs by adding hardware to an existing system. Additional
racks can be combined and for racks not fully populated, 2U amplifier drawers can
be added without the need for tuning, since each 2U amplifier drawer and full system
rack is digitally set for phase and gain.
Liquid Cooled Scalable SSPA Brochure
RF Amplifiers lineup
For technical application questions and to learn more on features that ease integration
into your system hardware and software , please email your questions to
or call (310) 412-8100 and press 2 for sales.
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Empower RF Systems
About Empower RF
Empower RF Systems is the technology leader in RF and Microwave power amplifier
solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial applications. Our products incorporate
the latest semiconductor and power combining technologies and originate from an
extensive library of "building block" designs. Solutions range from basic PA modules
to multifunction PA assemblies with embedded, microprocessor controllers.
Empower RF Systems, Inc.
316 West Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
Posted September 4, 2020