Rf Power Amplifier Module
RF amplification test bench system integrated into a 19″ chassis.
The RF Power Amplifier is an essential building block in a test bench. The diversity and complexity of RF chains often require the selection of different amplifier modules.
Amcad provides amplification systems that can easily be integrated into a test bench.
In case a specific integration is required (multi-channel amplifying solutions, multi-bandwidth modules with automatic switching capabilities, low noise solutions … ), AMCAD can build turnkey solutions around active RF modules.
In the event of a malfunction on the test bench or drift in the RF modules performance, without a specific communication protocol, this information is not sent directly to the control software, which can lead to the loss of information or even a deterioration of the equipment.
AMCAD offers the integration of your RF modules in secure frames. The module or amplifier chain is transformed into a turnkey test solution. The rackable chassis-based hardware adapts to customer needs and incorporates the fundamentals of AMCAD systems, such as USB/LAN communication and alarm feedback from digital signals.
The control of these Rack Mount amplifiers through the control box simplifies the interaction between the different bench systems using IQSTAR.
Different amplifier blocks can be integrated within a single chassis to cover all customer needs. Via the management of switching circuits, automatic gain control or VSWR, the chassis makes it possible to automatically cover all test needs over a wide range of power and frequency without the need to replace one piece of equipment with another..
In this example, a wideband amplifier is integrated into a 19″ 3U chassis with alarms from the amplifier module. The module’s power supply and feedback signals are monitored. The amplifier can be autonomously and quickly unbiased in the event of an alarm, and the data is recoverable by USB.
Integration of Complex RF Chains
In this example, 3 independant RF chains embedding different LNA, using X-Microwave modules, are integrated into a 19″ 3U chassis. A dedicated monitored DC source powers each amplifier module, and the sequencing of the power supplies ensures a secure switch-on and switch-off of the DC bias. Each channel can be unbiased independently and rapidly in the event of an alarm, and the data can be recovered by USB.
What sets us apart ?
All of our equipment is tested and verified by our engineers specialized in RF tests. AMCAD has a measurement laboratory equipped with recent and calibrated test equipment. The modules are delivered with a complete test report.