New Dual Band Amplifier from MILMEGA Offers Maximum Power to Run Automotive Radar Pulse Tests

AS0104-800/400 produces continuous wave power up to 800 W 1 to 2 GHz and up to 400 W 2 to 4 GHz

EDISON, N.J., May 18, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  MILMEGA, part of the AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions group, introduces a dual band amplifier designed to exceed the requirements of automotive radar pulse test standards.  The AS0104-800/400 has been optimized for maximum power in the two radar bands, 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 2.7 to 3.1 GHz.

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This new solid state amplifier complements MILMEGA's existing 1 GHz to 4 GHz amplifiers. The AS0104-800/400 uses MILMEGA's dual band philosophy, with each band covering only one octave (1 to 2 GHz and 2 to 4 GHz). This dual band approach has the advantage that the harmonics of the test frequencies are outside the band of each of the sub-amplifiers and are very poorly amplified.  As a result the AS0104-800/400 can be used at saturation to deliver more output power, rather than at the normal P1dB level, while still meeting the required harmonic performance with no adverse effects on testing. The amplifier offers harmonics below -20 dBc, even at saturation. 

Operating at saturation, the amplifier is able to produce maximum continuous wave (CW) power >800 W 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and >400 W 2.7 to 3.1 GHz. This increase in power allows the amplifier to run an entire 600 V/m @ 1m radar pulse test using a single horn antenna. This facilitates easy set-up and operation with the added benefit of reducing test time.  Unit output is suitable for all EMC loads and remote operation is available via IEEE, USB, LAN or RS232.

This dual band amplifier is based on MILMEGA's previously available AS0104-400/200ST, using the same power modules. It is available in new systems or upgrades from the AS0104-400/200ST can be provided upon request.

Technical Specifications

  • Produces continuous wave power at 800 W and 400 W
  • Frequency ranging from 1 GHz to 4 GHz
  • Maximum power available in 1.2 GHz to 1.4 GHz and 2.7 GHz to 3.1 GHz
  • Specially tuned for higher power in radar bands
  • Harmonics below -20 dBc even at saturation
  • Use standard field probes to calibrate CW at the same level as pulsed test

For more information, please visit or contact MaryJane Salvador, AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions. Tel: (732) 417-0501 ext. 239; Fax: (732) 417-0511; E-mail: Email Contact

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UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS: Techno-Frontier, 5/20-22, Tokyo, Japan; IEEE, 8/16-22, Dresden, Germany; EMC Expo, 10/21-23, Shanghai, China 

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to MaryJane Salvador, Teseq Inc., 52 Mayfield Avenue, Edison, N.J. 08837.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  MILMEGA, a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, is a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of solid state, high-power microwave and RF amplifiers.  With four product brands – Teseq, IFI, MILMEGA and EM Test – AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions offers the world's most comprehensive range of EMC systems for immunity and emissions testing.

Editorial Contact: 
The Simon Group, Inc. 
Joanna Puglisi-Barley or Beth Smith 
Phone: (215) 453-8700 
E-mail:  Email Contact


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