Built-in control and monitoring system, with protection
November 16, 2022 - Inglewood, CA - Empower RF Systems sets the bar for extreme high-power solid state COTS
Model 2236 is liquid cooled and combines the output of two six
foot cabinets with each cabinet combining sixteen 2U power amplifiers. Lower and
higher power versions of this amplifier are available due to the scalable,
Operating from 2800 to 3500 MHz, the flexible pulse handling
capabilities of this fielded system includes 20% duty cycles with pulse widths
from 200 ns to 500 us and PRFs up to 500 kHz.
The 2236 is designed for lower total
cost of ownership and higher availability than TWTs and legacy solid state
implementations. The transmitter consists of a system controller in a 3U 19-inch
rack unit and a total of thirty two 2U 19-inch rack amplifier drawers with each
amplifier drawer containing an integrated power supply in its 2U chassis. There
is no separate system level power supply. This arrangement eliminates the risk
of an RF section or single power supply failure taking the entire amplifier
offline. In the event of an RF pallet or PA drawer failure, only a fractional
reduction of output power is realized, and the amplifier system remains on air.
A single 2U PA drawer and 3U system controller would comprise a spare system.
Servicing costs and technician expertise are much lower due to the Fast Field
Replaceable (FFR) design. Drawers can be hot swapped (optional) or muted swapped
(standard), from the front, in less than 15 minutes. The result is a system with
extreme Effective MTBF. Droop correction option is available. Consult factory
for the capability of digitally modulated signals on the pulse carrier.
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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 6, 2022