The Amplifier Research 40T18G40 Amplifier 18GHz–40GHz is a self-contained, forced air cooled, broadband traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave amplifier designed for applications where wide instantaneous bandwidth, high gain and moderate power output are required. A reliable TWT provides a conservative 40 watts minimum at the amplifier output connector. Stated power specifications are at the fundamental frequency.
The 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, baseplate temperature and cabinet temperature. Modular design of the 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 unit is designed for benchtop use but can be removed from the cabinet for rack mounting. The Model 40T18G40 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.
The export classification for this equipment is ITAR. The export of this equipment is governed by the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This equipment must not be transferred to a foreign person/entity without proper authorization of the U.S. Government. Violations may result in administrative, civil or criminal penalties. Refer to Model Configuration Chart for alternative configurations and special features.