Comtech ARD88258-50 50 Watt RF Power Amplifier

Comtech ARD88258-50 50 Watt RF Power Amplifier, 0.8 - 2.5 GHz
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Comtech/PST (Power Systems Technology) ARD88258-50
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Comtech's PST ARD88258-50 50 Watt RF Power Amplifier operates in the 0.8 - 2.5 GHz range and is a laboratory-quality, class "A" linear RF amplifier. The wireless communication frequency band is behind the design of the ARD88258 - 50, making it a versatile solution for testing wireless equipment. Fault monitoring and operation of the amplifier are controlled through an integral IEEE-488 interface bus.


  • Continuous 800 to 2,500 MHz Range
  • IEEE-488 Remote Interface Bus
  • CE Compliant Device



Frequency Range 800 to 2500 MHz
Output Power 50 Watts at 1dB compression
Gain @ Rated Power Output 47 dB minimum
Gain Flatness (small signal) ±2.0 dB, typically
Input Overdrive +10 dB above the 1 dB compression point
Input Signals CW, FM, AM, Pulse and Phase Modulation
Noise Figure 10 dB typical
Class of Operation Class A linear
Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) < -30 dBc typical at 50W PEP
Harmonics < -20 dBc
Spurious Signals -60 dBc
Input VSWR 2:1
Load VSWR Infinity, unconditionally stable
AC Input Voltage 115/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Input and Output RF connectors Type "N" female