700MHz – 3200MHz 450W Amplifier

The VBA 3200 – 450 is a 700 – 3200MHz high power amplifier, designed primarily for EMC applications. It is based on our GaAS technology, offering the user the benefits of linearity, ruggedness and efficiency. With its compression point close to saturated output, it is equivalent to TWT amplifiers of twice the output power.

The amplifier operates in Class A, the benefits for EMC applications being very low distortion and tolerance of 100% mismatch. Fold-back protection is neither fitted nor needed! This makes it supremely fitted for very demanding antenna and test chamber requirements.

The amplifier can be controlled from either the front panel or remote control via the Ethernet, USP and GPIB interfaces. The digital interface system manages enabling and disabling the amplifier, monitoring power levels, monitoring power supply health, communicating with the control computer and implementing electrical interlocks. The keypad and display interface is used for monitoring amplifier state, power levels, interlock states etc and for configuration options.

  • High reliability proven GaAs design
  • Class A for maximum mismatch drive
  • General linear power requirements