NuPower™ 12B01A L- & S-Band Power Amplifier

Part Number: NW-PA-12B01A Product Type:


1000 to 2500 MHz

Output Power, Typ

18 W PSat

Export Classification


The NuPower™ 12B01A L- & S-Band Power Amplifier is a broadband, high-performance solid-state power amplifier module designed to have a very low SWaP profile. This unidirectional SSPA provides up to 50% module efficiency, delivering at least 10 watts of RF power for CW and near-constant-envelope waveforms in the L- and S-band frequencies of 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, from a very small package.

Product Documents

The NuPower module accepts a nominal 0 dBm input drive level from the transmitter/transceiver and provides 40 dB of gain to generate at least 10 watts, and typically 18 watts, across the entire operating band.

With a small form factor (3.9 cubic inches) and high efficiency operation (30% to 50%) based on state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifier device technology, the NuPower L- & S-Band PA module is ideal for broadband RF telemetry and military communication systems that require reliability and minimal size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).

All NuPower PAs come standard with a Micro-D connector with 18″ flying leads for interfacing to the unit. Available options for the PA include a +30 dBm / 1 W input drive level version (P/N: NW-PA-12B01A-D30), a fan-cooled heat sink, and an interface cable 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