Single Channel Compact Power Amplifier (CPA)

Product Description

Crescend Technologies Defense Solutions Products

Single Channel Compact Power Amplifier (CPA)

Small, lightweight, and rugged power amplifiers are the benchmark and platform for Crescend’s VHF/UHF/L-Band High Power Amplifiers (HPA). The CPA supports tactical radio communication and datalink applications for clear, error free voice and data both on the ground and in the air to the warfighter.

Performance Advantages

  • Small size, weight and power
  • Addresses airborne and ground platforms
    • Rotary/fixed wing
    • Man pack—pull and jerk radios
  • Configurable waveforms/frequency band for TSM, SRW, WNW, SINCGARS, ANW2, HAVEQUICK I/II, P25
  • Capable of simultaneous operation with additional CPA
  • 30-88 MHz and 225-450 MHz @ 25 W, 1250-1850 MHz @ 15 W, higher RF power outputs achievable
  • DC input from 10-36V, 75W nominal power consumption
  • No Interface required
  • Cosite mitigation for adjacent channels
  • Small form factor: 7.7″L x 1.2″W x 3.2″H w/connectors, 2 lbs.
  • Input frequency sensing
  • Automatic Leveling Control (ALC)
  • VSWR sensing
  • Environmentally sealed design
  • Tested to MIL-STD-810, 461, and 1275 requirements

Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range30 MHz-88 MHz
225 MHz-450 MHz
1250 MHz-1390 MHz
1755 MHz-2000 MHz
RF Input Power0.5 W minimum
10 W maximum
RF Output Power15 W LBand 25 W VHF/UHF
Duty Cycle100% continuous
Harmonics and SpuriousCE106 compliant
Output Load Impedance50 ohm nominal
Input/Output Port VSWR1:5:1 (50 ohms)
Load VSWR3.0:1 max VSWR
Rx Gain3dB +/- 1.5dB (30-88MHz)
5dB +/- 1.5dB (225-450MHz)
5dB +/- 1.5dB (1250-1390,1755-1850MHz) (factory configurable or selectable via interface)
Rx Noise Figure≤ 6 dB (all bands)
Rx Input 3rd Order Intercept Point (IIP3)≥ +18dBm (all bands)
*DC Input Voltage10-36 Vdc, MIL 1275 & MIL 704 options
DC Power Consumption75 W nominal
Environmental-40C to +60C
Interfaces ProvidedNone necessary. Will support customized interfaces as required.
Connector InterfaceN, TNC, as specified (all connectors sealed)

*Will support battery operation as required.

Finish can be specified, otherwise chemical conversion coating clear as standard.

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