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Amplifier Research 500T1G2
Microwave Amplifier, 1 GHz - 2.5 GHz, 500W

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Manufacturer: Amplifier Research
Model: 500T1G2

Amplifier Research 500T1G2 Microwave Amplifier, 1 GHz - 2.5 GHz, 500W

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The Amplifier Research (AR) 500T1G2 is a self contained, forced air-cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 500 watts minimum at the amplifier output connector. Stated power specifications are at fundamental frequency.

The AR 500T1G2 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, auto sleep, plus monitoring of TWT helix current, cathode voltage, collector voltage, heater current, heater voltage, base plate temperature and cabinet temperature.

The modular design of the AR 500T1G2 Amplifier's power supply and RF components allow for easy access and repair. Use of a switching mode power supply results in significant weight reduction.

Housed in a stylish contemporary cabinet, the AR 500T1G2 Amplifier is designed for benchtop use, but can be removed from the cabinet for rack mounting.  The AR 500T1G2 Amplifier 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.

Features and Specifications of the AR 250T1G3 Amplifier include:

  • Power (fundamental), CW, @ Output Connector:
    • Nominal: 537 watts
    • Minimum: 500 watts
    • Linear @ 1 dB Compression: 125 watts minimum
  • Flatness:  ±8 dB maximum, equalized for ±5 dB maximum at rated power
  • Frequency Response: 1–2.5 GHz instantaneously
  • Input for Rated Output: 1.0 milliwatt maximum
  • Gain (at maximum setting): 57 dB minimum
  • Gain Adjustment (continuous range): 35 dB minimum
  • Input Impedance: 50 ohms, VSWR 2.0:1 maximum
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohms, VSWR 2.5:1 typical
  • Mismatch Tolerance: Output power fold back protection at reflected power exceeding 100 watts. Will operate without damage or oscillation with any magnitude and phase of source and load impedance. May oscillate with unshielded open due to coupling to input. Should not be tested with connector off.
  • Modulation Capability: Will faithfully reproduce AM, FM, or pulse modulation appearing on the input signal. AM peak envelope power limited to specified power.
  • Noise Power Density: Minus 80 dBm/Hz (maximum); Minus 87 dBm/Hz (typical)
  • Harmonic Distortion: Minus 3 dBc maximum; Minus 4 dBc typical
  • Connectors:
    • RF input: Type N female on rear panel
    • RF output: 7–16 DIN female on rear panel
    • RF output sample port: Type N female on rear panel (Forward Power)
    • GPIB: IEEE-488 (f)
    • Interlock: DB15 on rear panel
  • Cooling: Forced air (self-contained fans), air entry and exit in rear.

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