AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation introduced a line of solid-state microwave amplifiers that can offer an alternative solution to traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) and provide additional benefits to users.

Models 100S1G2z5 (100 watts), 250S1G2z5 (250 watts) and 500S1G2z5 (500 watts) each cover the 1 - 2.5 GHz frequency range. Their cost and size is equivalent to TWTAs, but these new amplifiers also provide superior linearity, harmonic suppression, lower noise level, superior mismatch tolerance, and 100% rated power to any load, the company said.

The amplifiers are suitable for EMC/EMI, wireless, communication, multi-tone testing, radar, and research applications, as well as for those test applications where low distortion modulation envelopes are desired.