Diamond Microwave (Leeds, UK) is extending its range of GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA) to include a 2 - 6 GHz model that can be operated in either pulsed or CW mode.

Announced at this week’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, the DM SC50 01 is an ultra-compact broadband amplifier that complements Diamond Microwave’s existing SSPAs in X-Band and Ku-Band. All of Diamond Microwave’s amplifiers are ideal for use in demanding defence, aerospace, and communications applications.

The amplifier designs are flexible in layout and architecture, and are fully customisable to meet individual specifications for electrical, mechanical and environmental parameters. Amplifiers with pulsed power outputs in excess of 1kW, and with multi-octave performance are also under development.

Features include:

  • 100 W peak power in pulsed mode at 2 GHz.
  • Average power capability of 50 W across the full band.
  • Dimensions of 120 x 100 x 20 mm excluding the heat sink.

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