The NuPower Xtender™ LS10S01 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 20 Watts of RF power from 1000 to 2500 MHz in transmit mode and the integrated low-noise amplifier typically provides 14 dB of gain in receive mode.
Based on the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, the Xtender typically offers 38% power efficiency at most frequencies and its compact size makes 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 +5 dBm RF input, the Xtender typically provides 38 dB of gain. The Xtender also features over-voltage and reverse-voltage protection and operates over a wide temperature range of -40 to +85 °C baseplate.