The Model 1500T2G8A is a self-contained, forced air-cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain, and high power output are required. Reliable TWT subsystems provide a conservative 1500 W minimum at the amplifier output connector. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency.
The amplifier’s front panel digital display shows forward and reflected output plus extensive system status information accessed through a series of menus via soft keys. Status indicators include power on, warm-up, standby, operate, faults, excess reflected power warning, and remote. Standard features include a built-in IEEE-488 (GPIB) interface, 0dBm input, VSWR protection, gain control, RF output sample port, plus monitoring of TWT helix current, cathode voltage, collector voltage, heater current, heater voltage, baseplate temperature, and cabinet temperature. The modular design of the power supply and RF components allows for easy access and repair. Use of a switching mode power supply results in significant weight reduction.
The rated power is developed by efficient power combining the outputs from four 500 W (nominal) microwave amplifiers that are factory matched in gain and phase
The Model 1500T2G8 provides readily available RF power for a variety of applications in Test and Measurement, (including EMC RF susceptibility testing), Industrial and University Research and Development, and Service applications.
Refer to the Model Configuration chart for alternative configurations in the specification sheet.
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