The NuPower XtenderTM 12B04A-D30 is a small, lightweight, and power-efficient bidirectional amplifier ideal for extending the communication range of half-duplex L- or S-band transceivers running constant-envelope or near-constant-envelope waveforms. The bidirectional amplifier generates 10 Watts of RF power from 1000 to 2500 MHz in transmit mode and the integrated low-noise amplifier provides a minimum of 13 dB of gain in receive mode.
Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, the Xtender offers 30% power efficiency within a small form factor making it ideal for integration into space-constrained platforms. Adjacent radio frequency bands, such as the popular 900 MHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band, are also supported by the bidirectional PA, at lower peak power levels. Accepting a +30 dBm RF input, the Xtender provides more than 10 dB of transmit gain. The Xtender also features over-voltage and reverse-voltage protection and operates over a wide temperature range of -30 to +60 °C.