Microwave power modules (MPMs) are a unique class of amplifiers that provide high power output with exceptional stability and reliability. They’re considered the “best of both worlds” because these highly efficient units combine the features and benefits of a solid-state microwave power amplifier and a travelling wave tube (TWT) amplifier to provide a low noise, high-power output.
MPMs Meet Size and Weight Requirements Without Sacrificing Power
The combination of two types of amplifiers in one unit has another benefit besides low noise and high power. Solid-state amplifiers are compact, lightweight, and highly efficient. This makes them ideal for applications where space is critical. However, their power output is limited. TWT amplifiers, on the other hand, output higher microwave power, but are larger and heavier.
Fortunately, dB Control is an expert at designing products with extremely dense packaging to meet your size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements. Our MPMs provide 80 watts to one kilowatt of continuous wave or pulsed power across the 2-45 GHz frequency band with exceptional linearity and a stable output impedance.
Based on a modular design, our MPMs are easy to customize for your radar, satellite communications, datalinks, manned and unmanned platforms and defense applications such as electronic counter measures (ECM) and electronic warfare simulations.
To learn more about MPMs, visit our PRODUCTS page and download our new High-Performance Microwave Power Modules brochure. Or if you’re going to IMS 2023 in San Diego next week, visit us in Booth 1154 to see these amazing MPMs in person.