Continuous wave amplifiers, also known as CW amplifiers, are signal boosting instruments designed to increase the power of weak signals while maintaining a continuous waveform. Continuous wave amplifiers are ideal for applications that call for consistent RF or microwave field strength. A CW amplifier is always on, meaning the current draw is continuous for a given supply voltage. The amount of current will vary in relation to the amplifier’s load, max. output power and input-signal level.
One of the most common qualities of a standard RF or microwave amplifier, producing a continuous wave is advantageous in many applications. CW amplifiers are essential for testing devices in the antenna, telecom, automotive and aerospace industries, among others. Rent a variety of continuous wave amplifiers with frequency ranges up to 26 GHz.