15W PA module provides saturated RF power

6th December 2016
Posted By : Daisy Stapley-Bunten

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, has announced the upcoming release of the latest offering in the NuPower small, lightweight and high-efficiency power amplifier (PA) family of products – the 15W NuPowerTM 06C09A C-band PA, which will be available in the second quarter of 2017.

The NuPowerTM 06C09A will be the first in a series of PA products using NuWaves proprietary GaN-on-SiC microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) technology. The NuPowerTM 06C09A provides saturated RF power of 15W (typical) in C-band (frequency coverage from 4.5 to 6.25GHz), with an impressive 40dB of RF gain and module efficiencies of greater than 35%. Further, the PA’s aluminum chassis features a compact size of 2.5x2.0x0.65”, making it small enough for integration into a wide variety of air- or ground-based tactical, test, or training platforms. With an impressive size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) profile, the NuPowerTM 06C09A can be used with communications and telemetry systems to provide range extension or with electronic warfare systems for airborne electronic attack (AEA) at low and medium altitudes, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

“The NuPower 06C09A PA is the first in an expansive new line of PA modules featuring NuWaves’ proprietary MMIC technology. By designing our own PA MMICs, we can target specific customer needs without relying solely on commercially available devices,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “We are using this technology to add higher frequency products to our lineup, with Ka-band amplifiers on the horizon.”

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