Satnews Daily
November 16th, 2016

Amplifier Advancements Addressed By ETL Systems

With amplifier specialists at the ready, a new product range of ultra-portable, RF power amplifiers has now been released by ETL Systems.


ETL’s range of RF power amplifiers offer high efficiency, broad frequency coverage and a compact form-factor in a variety of power levels suited to applications such as broadband frequency jamming and counter Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RC-IEDs). The portable design of the amplifiers makes them ideal for operations in vehicle mounted systems, man-packs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

The amplifiers broad range of operating frequencies include 20 to 500 MHz, 500 to 2700 MHz and 2500 to 6000 MHz.Designed for maximized efficiency, coupled with high output power levels, ensures maximum effectiveness with low size, weight and DC power (SWAP) requirements. The design of the amplifiers is based on advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) technology for high efficiency, good thermal conductivity, high breakdown voltages and low energy consumption. Benefiting from high efficiency and gain with 20, 35, 40, 60, or 100W saturated power options, each amplifier module is integrated into a compact housing, designed for easy integration, to a broad range of transmit antennas, filters and multiplexers. The high-power RF amplifier products are available as standalone components or mounted in a 2U high 19-inch rack chassis, which offers dual redundant hot-swap power supplies, local and remote control and monitoring.

The increased threat of RC-IEDs makes the power amplifiers ideally suited for government/defence applications, such as RF frequency jamming systems, but can also be used in medical applications, radar simulators, communication testing and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing.

According to Ian Hilditch, the CEO of ETL Systems, the Annual AOC Convention brings together military leaders, policy makers and electronic warfare practitioners from around the world to discuss Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and showcase the market’s latest innovations and technologies. ETL is looking forward to demonstrating their new RF power amplifiers and their capabilities to industry professionals at this event.

AOC Convention visitors can see the range of RF power amplifiers and other ETL Systems technology suitable for EW applications at Booth 122 at the Marriott Marquis and DC Convention Center in Washington, DC, from November 29th through December 1st.