RF Amplifiers

Wideband RF power amplifiers and RF signal generators are critical components in both radiated and conducted immunity tests. The combined cost of the requisite immunity test equipment is prohibitively expensive for pre-compliance applications.
Tekbox created a low-cost solution comprised of modulated RF power amplifiers driven by spectrum analyzer tracking generators. Our amplifiers include built-in modulators that produce the typical modulation forms defined by the applicable standards, as tracking generators provide a CW output signal: 1 kHz, 80% AM, 1 kHz, 50% duty cycle PM, 217 Hz, 12.5% duty cycle PM.
Our EMCview software controls the frequency and output power of the tracking generator during testing.

Depending on model, our amplifiers currently cover the frequency range from 100 kHz to 1.5 GHz and the available output power covers the range from 150 mW to 25 W.
The modulated amplifiers are suitable for pre-compliance radiated immunity testing in TEM cells and pre-compliance conducted immunity testing with CDNs or bulk current injection probes.


Modulated RF Power Amplifiers

Model
Frequency range
Output power
Modulator
Gain
Application
Maximum stress levels
Supply
Product Page
TBMDA1
40MHz-3GHz
150 mW
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
22 dB
Immunity pre-compliance testing
in TEM-cells
TBTCO:100 V/m
TBTC1:56 V/m
TBTC2:28 V/m
TBTC3:18V/m
USB
TBMDA2
10MHz- 1.5GHz
0.5 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
43 dB
Immunity pre-compliance testing
in TEM-cells
TBTCO: 178 V/m
TBTC1:100 V/m
TBTC2:50 V/m
TBTC3:33 V/m
USB
TBMDA3B
10MHz-1GHz
8 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
42 dB
Immunity pre-compliance testing
in TEM-cells
TBTCO: 711 V/m
TBTC1:398 V/m
TBTC2:199 V/m
TBTC3:132 V/m
Mains 100 –
240V AC
TBMDA4B
100kHz-75MHz
5 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
48 dB
Immunity pre-compliance testing
in TEM-cells
TBTCO: 565 V/m
TBTC1:316 V/m
TBTC2:158 V/m
TBTC3:105 V/m
Mains 100 –
240V AC
TBMDA5
150kHz-1GHz
2.5 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
38 dB
Immunity pre-
compliance testing
in TEM-cells or with CDNs
according EN 61000-4-6
Level 1
Level 2 (lim. freq.)
Mains 100 –
240V AC
TBLPA1
10MHz-1GHz
1 W
32 dB
General Purpose
Mains 100 – 240V AC
TBMDA-CDN25
150kHz-250MHz
25 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
47 dB
Immunity pre-
compliance testing
with CDNs or BCI
probes according
EN 61000-4-6
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Mains 100 –
240V AC
TBMDA-BCI25
1MHz-400MHz
25 W
AM,1kHz,80%,
PM,1kHz,50%,
PM,217Hz,12.5%
47 dB
Immunity pre-
compliance testing with
BCI-probes
according EN 61000-4-6
substitution method:
Level I (AM, CW)
Level II (AM, CW)
Level III (CW)
Level IV (CW)
Mains 100 –
240V AC

RF wideband pre-amplifiers

Model
Frequency range
Gain typ.
Max. input power
P1dB typ.
Output IP3
Noise figure
Power supply
Application
Product Page
TBWA2/20dB
1.5 MHz-6 GHz
20 dB
+10 dBm
+18 dBm @ 2 GHz
+33 dBm @ 2 GHz
+5 dB
+5V / 110mA, mini USB-B
General purpose pre-amplifier
near-field probe pre-amplifier
TBWA2/40dB
2.5 MHz-6 GHz
40 dB
-10 dBm
+18 dBm @ 2 GHz
+33 dBm @ 2 GHz
+5 dB
+5V / 210mA, mini USB-B
General purpose pre-amplifier
near-field probe pre-amplifier
TBHDR1
30 kHz-1.5 GHz
20 dB
+10 dBm
+18 dBm @ 100 MHz
+ 38 dBm @ 100 MHz
2.7 dB
+5V / 100mA, mini USB-B
General purpose / high dynamic
range pre-amplifier

RF driver amplifiers

Model
Frequency range
Gain typ.
Max. input power
P1dB typ.
Output IP3
Noise figure
Power supply
Application
Product Page
TBDA1/14dB
40 MHz-3 GHz
14 dB
+20 dBm
+22 dBm @ 1GHz
+43 dBm @ 2GHz
+4 dB
+5V / 115mA, mini USB-B
Immunity testing in TEM cells, driven
by a modulated RF signal generator
TBDA1/28dB
40 MHz-3 GHz
28 dB
+6 dBm
+22 dBm @ 1GHz
+43 dBm @ 2GHz
+4 dB
+5V / 225mA, mini USB-B
General purpose pre-amplifier
near-field probe pre-amplifier