2178 - Empower RF Systems Amplifiers

2178 Spec Sheet

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Technical Specifications

Frequency Range - High
450 MHz (240 – 450 MHz / 2000 Watts)

Output - Compression
2000W (Psat)

63 dB

Extra Specifications
New. 3 Year Manufacturers warranty.

Product Description

Empower RF Systems 2178

BRL Test is your authorized Empower distributor.

The Empower RF Systems 2178 

  • Frequency Range: 240 MHz - 450 MHz
  • Output Power 2000 Watt
  • Gain 63 dB
  • Operating Voltage Vd 208, 3P VAC
  • Power Consumption Pd 9000 Watt
  • Size R11U
  • Modulation Type CW, Pulse
What is an Intelligent Amplifier?
  •  Accurate input and output power metering based on user-selectable modulation mode
  • With no software to install, monitor and control from your PC directly with peer-to-peer connection or on your local network
  • Wifi control and monitoring by PC/Tablet/Smartphone when wireless router is connected to the amplifier – no local network required
  • Full access to internal metering helps identify system problems upstream, downstream, or internal to the amplifier
  • Storage of user defined configurations for quick setup of your most common test scenarios
  • Small size allows amplifier to be moved around as needed in your test environment
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) mode enables internal feedback to automatically fix the gain to the level you set so the amplifier gain remains flat across the broadband range of the amplifier. This mode simplifies your system design or test setup with benefits including: 
  • Input signal equalization for compensating gain variations no longer required
  • Treat the amplifier as a calibrated gain block within your test equipment chain or system design
  • Eliminate the need for external system measurements: couplers, power sensors,meter, and system software feedback loops
  • Ideal for fast and accurate test setup and execution
Automatic Level Control (ALC) - when input signal varies, maintains user defined output without clipping.

Manual Gain Control (MGC) is the output power mode found in your typical high power RF amplifier. The amp is run in an open loop mode where the output power vs frequency changes due to device non linearities and variations of temperature. With this mode you can take advantage of the gain peaks to get the most output power available if your working in the associated frequency range. 

User Output Power Control (Selectable)
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) - Utilizes internal feedback for flat gain output across the band
  • Automatic Level Control (ALC) - when input signal varies, maintains user defined output without clipping
  • Manual Gain Control (MGC) - user controls gain manually, runs like your typical amplifier in open loop

Measurement Modes (Selectable)
  • The amplier reads the proper power level for your modulation type
  • CW, CE (constant envelope modulation), FM, AM
  • Digital Modulation- user inputs PAR (peak to average ratio)
  • Multi-carrier / Multi-tone – up to 16 tones
  • Pulse Modulation

  • Load VSWR 3:1 (6:1 at 1/2 Psat)
  • Input Overdrive Protection
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Over/Under AC voltage protection
  • Out of Band Drive Protection
EMC symposium

Jon Jacocks explains how Empower amplifiers have disrupted the traditional radiated immunity set up by replacing it with a simple and elegant setup design. At the 2017 EMC SIPI symposium Washington DC with Thomas Stacy of BRL Test. BRL Test and Empower are working hand in hand to bring you the best amplifiers at the lowest possible price.
test setup

Options for Empower 2178:
Model 2178
250-450MHz, 2kW
-001 208VAC (Line-to-Line) 3-Phase, MIL-STD DC Connector,
Rear RF Connectors

Standard Features:
-LCD Control, Ethernet & Serial Comm
-Type-N Female Input & 7/16(DIN) Female Output
-Rear SMA Sample Ports, Forward & Reverse
-BNC Female Blanking/Gating Port
-Rack Slides, Handles and Rackmount Bracket