NuPower™ 12A03A Micro L- & S-Band Power Amplifier

Part Number: NW-PA-12A03A Product Type:


1000 to 2500 MHz

Output Power, Typ

5 W PSat

Export Classification


The NuPower™ 12A03A Micro L- & S-band radio frequency (RF) power amplifier boasts the industry’s smallest form factor in its class of PAs at 1.62 cubic inches and provides 5 watts of RF power for CW and near-constant-envelope waveforms from 1.0 to 2.5 GHz.

Product Documents

Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, this solid state power amplifier (SSPA) module boasts high DC-to-RF power efficiency of up to 30% and micro-miniature packaging, making it ideal for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained broadband RF telemetry and tactical communication systems applications.

The NuPower 12A03A Micro PA extends the communication range of a wide variety of L-band and S-band transmitters and transceivers. In fact, the NuPower 12A03A Micro PA has been tested and approved by L-3 Communications for use with its Bandit digital data link transceiver, of which the NuPower 12A03A Micro PA can effectively provide twice the range.

All NuPower PAs come standard with a Micro-D interface cable with 18″ flying leads. Available options for the PA include a +30 dBm / 1 W input drive level version (P/N: NW-PA-12A03A-D30), a fan-cooled heat sink, and an interface cable assembly with banana plug terminations for lab testing.

NuPower™ Standard Interface Cable Assembly – Flying Leads (included with module)

NuPower™ Upgraded Interface Cable Assembly – Banana Plug Termination

NuPower™ Fan-Cooled Heatsink 

NuPower™ Accessory Kit (includes Fan-Cooled Heatsink and Upgraded Interface Cable Assembly – Banana Plug Termination)

NuFilter™ Miniature Harmonic Filter