Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, New York, is introducing the model BME69189-50 high-power-density solid state RF and microwave module for communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.
The module offers ultra wideband operation; high efficiency; full power across the entire bandwidth; low harmonic distortion; and gallium nitride (GaN) technology.
Performance specifications include 6-18 GHz frequency range; more than 50 Watts RF output; more than 47 decibels gain at 50 Watts; plus-or-minus 10 dBm RF input overdrive; and a maximum of 2.0:1 input/output voltage wave standing ratio (VSWR).
The module has a 28-volt DC input; less than 15 Watts of DC power and standby; 14 percent typical efficiency from DC to RF; operates in temperatures from -40 to 55 degrees Celsius at the baseplate; and meets MIL-STD-810F for shock and vibration. The module measures 6.56 by 3.5 by 0.84 inches and weighs 1.5 pounds.
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