R&S®BBA150 Broadband Amplifier

Excellent amplifiers from 4 kHz to 6 GHz with high power density

Key facts

  • Frequency bands: 9 kHz to 250 MHz, 4 kHz to 400 MHz, 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz, 0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz, 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz
  • Output power from 15 W to 3000 W

Brief description

The R&S®BBA150 broadband amplifier family generates power in the frequency range from 4 kHz to 6 GHz. The compact amplifiers are rugged and feature high availability.

Features

  • One of the most advanced broadband amplifiers on the market
  • Reliable with high availability
  • Flexible control and operation
  • All in one device
  • Excellent service and quick maintenance

Specifications

RF specifications
Frequency range 9 kHz to 250 MHz, instantaneously; 4 kHz to 400 MHz; 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz, instantaneously; 0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz, instantaneously; 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz, instantaneously

Key facts

  • Frequency bands: 9 kHz to 250 MHz, 4 kHz to 400 MHz, 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz, 0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz, 2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz
  • Output power from 15 W to 3000 W
  • 100 % mismatch tolerance
  • Suitable for amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation
  • Three-year warranty and flexible service level agreements

Brief description

The R&S®BBA150 broadband amplifier family generates power in the frequency range from 4 kHz to 6 GHz. The compact amplifiers are rugged and feature high availability. They are ideal for amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation. Extensive switching options for input, output and sample ports are available for different applications.

The R&S®BBA150 broadband amplifiers cover a total of four frequency bands: 9 kHz to 250 MHz, 4 kHz to 400 MHz, 80 MHz to 1 GHz, 0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz and 2.5 GHz to 6 GHz. They can be used to address a variety of applications, including the various standards for EMS measurements up to 6 GHz.

Features & Benefits

  • One of the most advanced broadband amplifiers on the market
    • Sophisticated RF design
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Series production in one of Europe's most progressive plants
  • Reliable with high availability
    • Outstanding expertise in amplifier development
    • Cost benefit due to little downtime
  • Flexible control and operation
    • Manual operation
    • Local and remote operation via web browser and PC
    • Integration into the R&S®EMC32 measurement software
    • Remote control via Ethernet
    • Safety thanks to two different interlocks
  • All in one device
    • Compact design and modular structure
    • Compact and flexible: twin-band and dual-band amplifiers in four height units
    • Extensive switching options for inputs, outputs and sample ports

Specifications

RF specifications
Amplifier type    class A
Frequency bands   9 kHz to 250 MHz, instantaneously
4 KHz to 400 MHz
80 MHz to 1.0 GHz, instantaneously
0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz, instantaneously
2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz, instantaneously
Nominal output power 9 kHz to 250 MHz 125 W to 2500 W
  4 kHz to 400 MHz 75 W to 600 W
  80 MHz to 1.0 GHz 70 W to 3000 W
  0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz 30 W to 800 W
  2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz 15 W to 400 W
Nominal output load   50 Ω
Gain flatness   ±4.0 dB (or better, see data sheet)
Gain adjustment range   > 15 dB
Modulation capability   AM, FM, φM, PM
Nominal input impedance   50 Ω
Max. RF input level   max. +15 dBm
  9 kHz to 250 MHz  max. +5dBm 
Input level for nominal output power   –3.4 dBm
Nominal output impedance   50 Ω
Output mismatch tolerance, VSWR   100 %, without damage
RF and sample connectors
RF input port   N female
RF output port   N female or 7/16 DIN female or 1 5/8" EIA female
RF sample ports forward output power, optional N female
  reflected output power, optional N female
Detected sample ports forward output power, optional N female
  reflected output power, optional N female
Graphical user interface
Local graphical display   200 × 48 pixel, monochrome
Web GUI via Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s, autonegotiation, half/full duplex
Remote control
Ethernet   RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s, autonegotiation, half/full duplex
General data
Operating voltage range R&S®BBA150-A125 to -A200/-AB75 to -AB200/-BC70 to
-BC250/-D30 to -D110/-E15 to -E100
100 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, single phase,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
  R&S®BBA150-A400/-AB350/-D200/-E200 120 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, single phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
  R&S®BBA150-A700/-AB600/-BC500/
-BC1000/-D400/-E400
200 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, single phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
  R&S®BBA150-A1300/-A2500/-BC1250 to -BC3000/-D800 380 V to 415 V AC ± 10 %, three phase, with N, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
Air cooling   forced air, built-in fans,
air entry at front, air exit at rear
Dimensions
Desktop model incl. fans, handles and feet; W × H × D 430 mm × 196 mm × 580 mm
(16.93 in × 7.72 in × 22.83 in)
  for rackmounting 19" 1/1, 4 HU
Rack model (W × H × D) R&S®BBA150-A700/-BC1000/-D4007-E400 19" × 12 HU × 800 mm (31.5 in)
  R&S®BBA150-D800 19" × 20 HU × 800 mm (31.5 in)
  R&S®BBA150-A1300/-BC1250/-BC1500/
-BC2000
19" × 20 HU × 1000 mm (39.4 in)
  R&S®BBA150-A2500 19" × 35 HU × 800 mm (31.5 in)
  R&S®BBA150-BC3000 19" × 35 HU × 1000 mm (39.4 in)
Environmental conditions
Temperature loading operating temperature range 0 °C to +40 °C
  storage temperature range –20 °C to +70 °C
Damp heat   max. +40 °C at 95 % rel. humidity,
without condensation
Altitude operating altitude up to 2000 m
  storage altitude up to 4600 m
Protection
Load VSWR   infinite
Interlock   1 device interlock, 1 configurable interlock
Input protection against bias voltage optional DC block level ≤ 50 V DC
Transient voltage compatibility   category II, in line with IEC 60364-4-443
Short-circuit breaking capacity   automatic all-pole 20 A circuit breaker
Thermal overload   shutdown in case of thermal overload

All specified parameters are valid for an ambient temperature of +25 °C, input impedance of 50 Ω and output impedance of 50 Ω.

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