NuWaves Engineering Releases 4 Watt Miniature Bidirectional Amplifier

By Mike Ball / 11 Jul 2017
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NuPower Xtender VU4GX01 Bidirectional amplifierNuWaves Engineering has announced the release of the company’s smallest and lightest bidirectional amplifier (BDA), the NuPower Xtender VU4GX01 (OEM) & VU4GX02 VHF/UHF RF BDA. The latest addition to NuWaves’ line of NuPower Xtender BDAs, these BDA modules feature high linearity performance, state-of-the-art miniaturization techniques for small size and low weight, high adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR), and a broad supply voltage range. The NuPower Xtender VU4GX01 OEM BDA is designed for communications, telemetry, and electronic warfare applications.

The NuPower Xtender VU4GX01 provides 4 Watts of linear power over the frequency range of 225 MHz to 512 MHz, and greater than 10 Watts of saturated output power for applications where linearity is not required (i.e., constant envelope waveforms). Measuring 2.34” x 2.34” x 0.61” at 1.92 ounces, this BDA module provides the system integrator with a small, lightweight assembly for highly embedded designs that offers rugged reliability under harsh conditions. Targeting an adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) of -33 dBc at 4 watts average power output, this BDA is capable of achieving higher data throughput and a clearer reliable signal. The BDA also features a broad supply voltage range of +10 to +32 VDC, capable of supporting an array of RF communications, telemetry and electronic warfare applications, including systems running on battery power.

“We are excited to add this bidirectional amplifier module to our NuPower Xtender line of products. This product is targeted at the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market, filling the gap in the market for small, linear VHF/UHF power amplifiers,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “The NuWaves’ team takes pride in our ability to support our clients with best-in-class RF solutions, rapidly fulfilling the ever-changing needs of the Warfighter.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact