High performance RF power amplifiers for jamming systems

17th November 2016
Posted By : Alice Matthews
High performance RF power amplifiers for jamming systems


A line of portable RF power amplifiers supported by a dedicated team of amplifier specialists has been introduced by ETL Systems. ETL’s range of RF power amplifiers offer high efficiency, broad frequency coverage and a compact form factor in a variety of power levels.

They are suited to applications such as broadband frequency jamming and counter Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RC-IEDs). 

The portable design of the amplifiers makes them useful for operations in vehicle mounted systems, man-packs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

“The Annual AOC Convention brings together military leaders, policy makers and electronic warfare practitioners from around the world to discuss Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and showcase the market’s latest innovations and technologies,” said Ian Hilditch, CEO of ETL Systems. “We are very much looking forward to demonstrating our new RF power amplifiers and their capabilities to industry professionals at the event.”

The amplifiers range of operating frequencies include 20-500MHz, 500-2700MHz and 2500-6000MHz. Designed for maximised efficiency coupled with high output power levels ensures maximum effectiveness with low size, weight and DC power (SWAP) requirements.

The design of the amplifiers is based on advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) technology for high efficiency, good thermal conductivity, high breakdown voltages and low energy consumption. Benefitting from high efficiency and gain with 20, 35, 40, 60, or 100W saturated power options, each amplifier module is integrated into a compact housing, designed for easy integration, to a broad range of transmit antennas, filters and multiplexers.

The high-power RF amplifier products are available as standalone components or mounted in a 2U high 19" rack chassis, which offers dual redundant hot-swap power supplies, local and remote control and monitoring.

The increased threat of RC-IEDs makes the power amplifiers suitable for government/defence applications such as RF frequency jamming systems, but can also be used in medical applications, radar simulators, communication testing and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing.

AOC Convention visitors can see the range of RF power amplifiers and other ETL Systems technology suitable for EW applications at Booth 122 at the Marriott Marquis and DC Convention Center in Washington, DC, 29th November to 1st December.

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