High efficiency amplifier requires less input signal to achieve 200W
Ampleon has announced the 200W BPC10M6X2S200 LDMOS-based power amplifier module suitable for use in a variety of plasma lighting, industrial heating, medical and RF cooking and defrosting applications. Operating in the 423-443MHz frequency range, this compact light weigh pallet measures just 125x33mm, weighs 85g and can operate in pulsed or continuous wave modes.
It has a matched 50Ω input and output, this making the integration process simpler and eliminates the need for any additional matching components, saving both space and costs.
The amplifier also benefits from ruggedness credentials and is capable of withstanding a VSWR of 10:1 for a short duration.
This high efficiency amplifier, typically 74%, helps keep the cooling requirements to a minimum, and its 2-stage high gain characteristic of 38dB further eases design-in into the end-application, requiring less input signal to achieve 200W at the output.
The BPC10M6X2S200 also benefits from an integrated directional coupler with detectors to control forward and reflected power.