Richardson RFPD Announces High-Performance X-Band Pulsed Module for Radar Applications from Empower RF

Richardson RFPD Announces High-Performance X-Band Pulsed Module for Radar Applications from Empower RF

Provides over 250 W of peak power from 9 to 10 GHz

NEWS RELEASE

9151 E. Panorama Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

P: 630 262 6800

F: 630 262 6850

April 11, 2023 – GENEVA, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new solid-state high-power amplifier from Empower RF Systems, Inc.

The 1222 is a 9–10 GHz pulsed amplifier that can deliver up to 250 W peak output power and related RF performance under all specified temperature and environmental conditions. This compact module utilizes the latest high-power RF GaN on SiC transistors and also features built-in control and monitoring, with protection functions to help ensure high availability.

The new X-band module is designed for radar applications where portability and extended range are key requirements.

Additional key features of the 1222 include:

  • Pulse widths up to 500 µs and 20% duty cycles
  • Enable/disable time of less than 250 ns
  • Operating voltage: 48 V
  • Small signal gain: 60 dB
  • Small signal gain flatness: +/-3.0 dB (max.)
  • Gain can be controlled with digital or analog interfaces
  • Lightweight, high reliability and ruggedness
  • Built-in protections with alarms for over-temperature operation, over-voltage, reverse polarity, over-current, temperature reporting and current reporting
  • Dimensions: 7.0 x 4.0 x 1.0 inches
  • 50-ohm input/output impedance
  • RS485 serial interface for monitoring and control

To find more information or to purchase this product today online, visit the 1222 webpage. The module is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America) or find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Empower, visit the Empower RF Systems storefront webpage.

FOR DETAILS CONTACT

MARK VITELLARO
Director of Strategic Marketing
P: 630 262 6800
mvitellaro@richardsonrfpd.com

Empower RF 1222