Rf high power amplifier

Customized Power Amplifier Design Services

MEC also provides custom power amplifier design services to develop or tailor solutions that meet specific requirements, such as RF output power, linearity (e.g. EVM), or size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).

Our Bidirectional Amplifier Design capabilities will extend the range of your half-duplex system. Working with full-duplex communications instead? We’ve got you covered! We offer Bidirectional Amplifier designs for full-duplex systems with filter capabilities to ensure that your communication links are operating without disruption or interference. Whatever your need is, MEC Engineering offers a full spectrum of RF solutions to maximize RF capability and readiness

Key Features

  • Fast Tx/Rx Switching
  • Low SWaP
  • Multi-Octave Operation
  • High Efficiency
  • Low & Band Pass Embedded Filtering
  • High Linearity
  • Custom Designed MMICs
  • High Ruggedization
  • Ultra Low Noise Figure for Data Link
  • High Output Power
  • VHF thru Ka-Band Designs
  • GaN, GaAs & LDMOS Transistors

Power Amplifier Design Experience

Customized Designed MMIC Power Amplifier

Design for High Efficiency, High Linearity C-Band Operation

Research, design, and development of a high-efficiency, high-linearity C-band power amplifier for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) based on a custom Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) design using Gallium Nitride (GaN) material. This MMIC technology features state-of-the-art analog predistortion linearization and a Doherty power amplifier topology enabling very efficient operation, especially for amplitude-modulated waveforms such as 802.11, 802.16, LTE, etc.

Miniature C-Band Bidirectional Amplifier

5-Month development of a C-Band Bidirectional Amplifier with a 3.57″ x 2.57″ x 0.50″ and 2.6 oz.form factor capable of providing 10 Watts of RF output power from 4400 to 5100 MHz.

UHF Bidirectional Amplifier

This bidirectional amplifier is ideal for extending the communication range of half-duplex transceivers with constant-envelope waveforms (i.e. PSK- and FSK-based modulations, such as SOQPSK and GFSK), and generates 10 Watts of RF transmit power. The module accepts a +5 dBm input level and provides 35 dB of transmit gain, all while operating with 30% or better power efficiency at most frequencies. With a small form factor (3.8 cubic inches) and state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifier device technology, the NuPower Xtender VHF/UHF Bidirectional Amplifier module is ideal for broadband RF telemetry.

Linear S-Band Bidirectional Amplifier Design

Developed as a small, lightweight, and power efficient (low SWaP) linear bidirectional amplifier ideal for extending the communication range of half-duplex S-band transceivers running amplitude modulated waveforms (e.g. OFDM, WAM, DVB-T, etc.). This Bidirectional Amplifier generates 5 Watts of linear RF power from 2200 to 2500 MHz given a 10 dB Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) waveform. The integrated low-noise amplifier provides a minimum of 13 dB of gain in receive mode.

High Power Amplifier

 Design for Commercial Cell Base Station Communications

This robust power amplifier design provides capability to transmit both digital and analog modulation formats. This high gain amplifier design includes techniques to make the modulation mismatch tolerant. In addition to supporting multiple modulation formats, this commercial cell base station high powered amplifier design focuses on high RF output power, high gain, and broadband operation, and was successfully integrated into legacy systems.

High RF Output Power Amplifier Designs

The Power™ S100A01 S-Band Power Amplifier is a small, ultra-high-power solid-state power amplifier designed for CW operation that delivers a minimum of 100 watts of RF power from 2300 MHz to 2500 MHz to boost signal power levels of data links and transmitters for communications range extension, electronic warfare (e.g. electronic attack), etc.

Based on state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) device technology, the Power S100A01 provides a compelling option for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained RF telemetry and military communication systems given its 29 cubic inch, 22.6 ounce enclosure and 45% DC power efficiency.