6 GHz RF power amplifier module delivers 1W COFDM
The TA1167 incorporates circuits that produce over 1 W of linear COFDM power when amplifying a +19 dBm signal. It has gain of 11 dB, return loss of -10 dB (2:1 VSWR), rise and fall times of less than 1 µs, and accepts a maximum RF input of +27 dBm.
The amplifier is protected from high, low, and reverse DC bias, thermal overload, and high impedance mismatch, and will operate over a temperature range of -10 to +85 degrees Celsius and altitude up to 30,000 ft. The TA1167 uses SMA female connectors for the RF input/output and a 9-pin micro D-sub for the single +12 VDC supply that can range from +9 to +14 V.
The amplifier draws 1.6 A (100% duty cycle), measures only 9.53- x 4.83- x 1.27-cm (3.75 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches), and weighs less than 85 grams (3 oz).