The Amplifier Research 30W1000B 30 Watt CW, 1 – 1000 MHz RF Power Amplifier is a portable, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, solid state amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. Push-pull circuitry is utilized in the high power stages to lower distortion and improve stability. The A.R. 30W1000B, when used with an RF sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 30 watts of swept power. Included is a front panel gain control which permits the operator to conveniently set the desired output level. The A.R. 30W1000B is protected from RF input overdrive by limiting diodes and an RF input leveling circuit which controls the RF input level to the RF amplifier first stage when the RF input level is increased above 0 dBm. The RF Amplifier stages are protected from over temperature by removing the DC voltage to them if an over temperature condition occurs due to cooling blockage or fan failure. There is a digital display on the front panel to indicate the operate status and fault conditions when an over temperature, power supply, or amplifier fault has occurred.
The unit can be returned to operate when the condition has been cleared. The Amplifier Research 30W1000B 30 Watt CW, 1 – 1000 MHz RF Power Amplifier includes digital control for both local and remote control of the amplifier. This 8-bit RISC microprocessor controlled board provides both IEEE-488 (GPIB) and asynchronous, full duple x RS-232 control of all amplifier functions.
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Amplifier Research 30W1000B Specifications:
- POWER OUTPUT: 30 watts minimum
- INPUT FOR RATED OUTPUT: 1.0 milliwatt maximum
- Power output @ 3dB compression
- Nominal: 36 watts
- Minimum: 30 watts
- Power output @ 1 dB compression
- Nominal: 27 watts
- Minimum: 20 watts
- FLATNESS: ± 1.0 dB typical (± 1.5 dB maximum)
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 1 – 1000 MHz instantaneously
- GAIN (at maximum setting): 45 dB minimum
- GAIN ADJUSTMENT (continuous range): 20 dB minimum
- INPUT IMPEDANCE: 50 ohms, VSWR 2.0:1 maximum
- OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50 ohms nominal
- MISMATCH TOLERANCE: 100% of rated power without foldback. Will operate without damage or oscillation with any magnitude and phase of source and load impedance.
- MODULATION CAPABILITY: Will faithfully reproduce AM, FM, or pulse modulation appearing on the input signal
- HARMONIC DISTORTION: Minus 20 dBc maximum at 25 watts
- THIRD ORDER INTERCEPT POINT: 52 dBm typical
- PRIMARY POWER: 90-132/180-264 VAC 50/60 Hz, single phase 325 watts maximum
- RF CONNECTORS: Type N female
- COOLING: Forced air (self-contained fans)