1kW S-Band Air Cooled 2400-2500 MHz Solid State Desktop Microwave Generator


Product Description

Industrial Microwave Products

1kW S-Band Air Cooled 2400-2500 MHz Solid State Desktop Microwave Generator

Key Features

  • Precision frequency and power control
  • Revolutionary software control utilizing a Windows-based GUI
  • Versatile frequency sweeping modes
  • One button automatic load tuning
  • Integral isolators protect from output mismatch
  • Built in real-time scalar network analyzer (S11, S21)
  • Real-time adaptive power control
  • RF power transistors have 500,000+ hour MTBF
  • Distributed high-speed multi-processor control architecture
  • Convenient coaxial connector output
  • Air cooled design

Frequency Range

  • Covers the entire 2400-2500 MHz ISM band
  • Sweep frequency step size: 1 MHz
  • Absolute frequency accuracy: +/- 2.5 ppm
  • Frequency stability: +/- 0.5 ppm
  • Phase adjustment 0-360⁰, 1.4⁰ resolution
  • Operating modes: fixed, single frequency, full/partial band sweep, or optimized frequency hopping
  • Sweep step time: 10 msec. to 1 second adjustable
  • Frequency change response time <1 msec.

Microwave Power Output

  • Up to 1 kilowatt continuous power output
  • Power set resolution: 1 watt at full power
  • Power amplifiers: rugged NXP LDMOS transistors
  • Harmonic suppression >50 dBc
  • Power control accuracy: 0.1%
  • High accuracy timer
  • Power measurement accuracy: forward power 0.1%, reflected power 0.5%
  • mismatch for full power output: 6 dB RL/3:1 VSWR
  • mismatch with power fold back; 4 dB RL/4.5:1 VSWR
  • Power switching speed: <1 msec.


  • Modes: CW, pulse width modulation, or external RF input
  • PWM Mode: 10 Hz to 1 kHz pulse rate, 0–100% duty cycle
  • Gas plasma ignition feature
  • Low level RF input and output connectors permit multiple generators to be phase locked

Control System

  • Feature-rich Windows-based interactive control software
  • USB 2.0 interface to Windows PC
  • Complete LabView™ support
  • Local or remote operation
  • Ethernet remote control
  • PLC-type hardware control interface with 24 VDC and 20 ma. current loop inputs and outputs
  • Arc detection and emergency stop inputs with 1 us. response time

Software Highlights

  • Point and click power and frequency setting across the band
  • Real time display of forward and reflected power and return loss
  • Automatic selection of best single frequency
  • Automatic generation of optimal band map for frequency sweeping
  • Integral one port scalar real-time network analyzer
  • Power utilization measurement
  • Band map edit, save and load
  • Programmable ignition pulse for gas plasmas

RF Output

  • 7/16 DIN coaxial connector outputs

Power Supply

  • AC mains: 120-240 VAC single phase 50/60 Hz
  • High efficiency 30 volt switch mode power supply
  • Line-to-RF-conversion efficiency: 50%
  • Ambient environment temperature: 0⁰-50⁰ C

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Dimensions: 5.2″ H x 21.26″ L x 17.58″ W
  • Weight: 42 lbs.
  • 19” rack mountable

These are preliminary specifications and are subject to change.  Patents applied for.

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