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Amplifier Research 240S1G4
Microwave Amplifier, 0.8 - 4.2 GHz, 240W

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Manufacturer: Amplifier Research
Model: 240S1G4

Amplifier Research 240S1G4 Microwave Amplifier, 0.8 - 4.2 GHz, 240W

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The Amplifier Research 240S1G4 Amplifier is a portable, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband, completely solid-state amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and linearity are required. Push-pull circuitry is utilized in all high power stages in the interest of lowering distortion and improving stability.

The AR 240S1G4M2, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 240 watts of RF power. The 240S1G4 Amplifier is equipped with a Digital Control Panel (DCP) which provides both local and remote control of the amplifier. The DCP uses a graphic liquid crystal display, menu assigned softkeys, a single rotary knob, and four dedicated switches (POWER, STANDBY, OPERATE and FAULT/RESET) to offer extensive control and status reporting capability. The display provides operational presentation of Forward Power and Reflected Power plus control status and reports of internal amplifier status. Special features include a gain control, internal automatic level control (ALC) with front panel control of the ALC threshold and RF output level protection.

All amplifier control functions and status indications are available remotely in GPIB/IEEE-488 format, RS-232 hardwire and fiber optic, USB, and Ethernet. The bus interface connector is located on the back panel and positive control of local or remote operation is assured by a Local/Remote switch on the front panel of the amplifier.

The low level of spurious signals and linearity of the Amplifier Research 240S1G4 make it ideal for use as a driver amplifier in testing wireless and communication components and subsystems. It can be used as a test instrument covering multiple frequency bands and is suitable for a variety of communication technologies such as CDMA, W-CDMA, TDMA, GSM etc. It is also suitable for EMC Test applications where undistorted modulation envelopes are desired.

The 240S1G4 is housed in a single equipment rack and is designed to provide complete standalone performance for RF testing. It is also configured to be used as a sub-amplifier in a 450-watt, 600-watt, or 800-watt higher power amplifier. It can be added to in an incremental fashion to become a part of these higher power units, yet still be used as a standalone 240 watt amplifier.

Specifications of the Amplifier Research 240S1G4 include:

  • Frequency Range: 0.8 to 4.2 GHz
  • Rated Power: 240 Watt
  • Input for Rated Output: 1 mw max
  • Power Output @ 3dB compression:
    • Nominal: 250W
    • Minimum: 200W
  • Power Output @ 1dB compression:
    • Nominal: 230W
    • Minimum: 180W
  • Flatness:
    • ± 2.5dB max
    • ± 1.0 dB with internal leveling
  • Frequency Response: 0.8 - 4.2 GHz instantaneously
  • Gain (at max setting): 54 dB minimum
  • Gain Adjustment: 15 dB minimum
  • Input Impedance: 50 ohms, VSWR 2.0:1 maximum
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohms nominal
  • Mismatch Tolerance: 100% of rated power without foldback. Will operate without damage or oscillation with any magnitude and phase of source and load impedance.
  • Modulation Capability: Will faithfully reproduce AM, FM, or pulse Modulation appearing on the input signal
  • Harmonic Distortion: Minus 20 dBc maximum at 200W
  • Third Order Intercept: 65 dBm typical
  • RF Power Display: Digital, forward and reflected
  • Harmonic Distortion: Minus 20 dBc max at 60W
  • Primary Power: 120-240VAC 50/60 Hz, single phase 1800 watts
  • Connectors:
    • RF: Type N(f)
    • Remote Interfaces availalbe (IEEE, RS-232, USB, Ethernet)
    • Cooling: forced air

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