2165 - Empower RF Systems Amplifiers

2165 Spec Sheet



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Technical Specifications

Frequency Range - High
500 MHz (500-6000 MHz, 25W)

Output - Compression
25W (Psat)

Gain
46 dB

Extra Specifications
New. 3 Year Manufacturers warranty.


Product Description

Empower RF Systems 2165

BRL Test is your authorized Empower distributor.

Empower 2165
Start Frequency 500 MHz
Stop Frequency 6000 MHz
Output Power 25 Watt
Gain 46 dB
Operating Voltage Vd 100-240 VAC
Power Consumption Pd 250 Watt
Size R2U
Modulation Type CW/FM/AM
BBS3K8CEM

The Empower 2165 is a Dual-Band multi-octave ultra broadband
high power amplifier. This amplifier utilizes GaN power devices that
provide wide frequency response and dynamic range, high gain, low
distortions, and excellent linearity. Exceptional performance, long-term
reliability and high efficiency are achieved by employing advanced
broadband RF matching networks and combining techniques, EMI/RFI
filters, and all qualified components. The system includes a universal
voltage, single phase PFC power supply and a built in forced air-cooling
system. Empower RF’s ISO9001 Quality Assurance Program assures
consistent performance and the highest reliability.
Solid-state class AB design

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

Protection
  • 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 2165:
2165CLRAAXLXX LCD controller, Rear RF connectors
100-240VAC, 50/60Hz.
Touchscreen Digital Display, including FWD/REV Power
indication (dBm or Watt scale), Gain Adjustment, ALC Fast/Slow,
On/Off, Standby mode, Fault indication, Rear panel GPIB/HPIB
IEEE-488.2 and Half Duplex RS232.
Optional Rack Slides (Call for price)