Solid State RF & Microwave Power Amplifiers

Extend Your Range

NuWaves Engineering is your source for best-in-class Radio Frequency & Microwave Power Amplifiers (PAs), Bidirectional Amplifiers (BDAs), and Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs). Our Engineering Solutions team is geared to generate customized PA designs from DC to Ku-Bands while our Product Solutions team offers a full line of PAs and BDAs from HF to 6 GHz with output powers up to 100 Watts. 

From custom to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modules and systems, NuWaves leverages the latest in technologies to provide the best solution for your application. We utilize state-of-the-art GaN, GaAsFET, MOSFET, and LDMOS devices to meet your exacting specifications. Our library of power amplifier designs utilize discrete devices, bare die, and MMIC components as required to optimize performance for your application. NuWaves catalog of products includes a broad spectrum of solutions from basic-function solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs), to multi-functional SSPAs with embedded digital processing and controllability.

 You will find NuWaves’ microwave power amplifiers flying on many group 2 and 3 UAV’s, U.S. military fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, ships and other datalink systems. Applications include electronic warfare (EW), telemetry and Time-Space-Position-Information (TSPI) links , communications, communications intelligence (COMINT), and full motion video datalinks.

A natural extension to NuWaves’ power amplifier design expertise and RF circuit designs, we offer advanced RF bidirectional amplifier design services as well as COTS bidirectional amplifier products. Bidirectional Amplifiers are used with half-duplex data link transceivers to provide two-way signal amplification (i.e. both transmit and receive). NuWaves’ Bidirectional Amplifier design services deliver high-performance solutions that are in many cases started from existing circuit designs, thus lowering the development cost for our customers. Our design services and AS9100-certified quality management system help ensure that customers’ requirements and key performance parameters are met, such as DC power efficiency, small size and lightweight packaging (i.e., SWaP), high linearity (low error vector magnitude, or EVM), low noise figure, or a combination thereof. 

Come check out our capabilities and let NuWaves engineer a lasting partnership.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Fast Tx/Rx Switching
  • SWaP Constrained Applications
  • Custom MMIC Designs
  • High Efficiency
  • Linearity
  • Embedded Filtering
  • Ruggedization
  • Automatic Gain Control
  • Broadband and Band-Specific High Power Solid State RF & Microwave Power Amplifiers
  • Customized Solutions for OEMs that Focus on System Level Solutions in Electronic Warfare, Communications and Intelligence
  • Off -The-Shelf SSPA RF Modules from HF to 6 GHz
  • Custom Class A, AB, C and F Amplifiers for EW and Other Defense Applications
  •  Complex Waveform Propagation



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