R&S®BBA100 Broadband Amplifier

Compact, modular amplifier family featuring high reliability

This is a discontinued product
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Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 9 kHz to 1 GHz
  • Output power up to 1.700 W
  • 100% mismatch tolerance
  • Suitable for amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation

Brief Description

The R&S®BBA100 is a family of modular, flexible, state-of-the-art broadband amplifiers. The monitoring and control options allow the setup of very compact systems. The R&S®BBA100 "grows" with the requirements. The instrument can be upgraded, thereby providing maximum investment protection and readiness for the future.

Features

  • All-in-one
  • Modular, flexible, ready for the future
  • Same high reliability as TV transmitters

Specifications

RF specifications
Frequency ranges 9 kHz to 250 MHz instantaneously,
80 MHz to 400 MHz,
250 MHz to 1 GHz instantaneously

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 9 kHz to 1 GHz
  • Output power up to 1.700 W
  • 100% mismatch tolerance
  • Suitable for amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation
  • Software-updatable system controller with versatile control and configuration options
  • Wide-range AC power supplies
  • Three-year warranty

Brief Description

The R&S®BBA100 is a family of modular, flexible, state-of-the-art broadband amplifiers. The monitoring and control options allow the setup of very compact systems. R&S®BBA100 "grows" with the requirements. The instrument can be upgraded, thereby providing maximum investment protection and readiness for the future.

The R&S®BBA100 broadband amplifiers are suitable for a variety of applications in EMC environments, communications, research and physical engineering. They are optimally scalable and configurable. Due to their modular design, the amplifiers can be tailored to meet specific requirements with regard to output power and frequency range.

Even in its basic version the 5 HU 19" base unit includes a powerful system controller that controls the installed frequency bands (RF paths), switches the associated components (input switches, preamplifiers, sample port switches, output switches) and monitors the system.

The user interface (both on the instrument and via web browser) allows efficient operation, and various remote control interfaces make it possible to integrate the amplifier into automated environments and systems. Extension units accommodate additional amplifier units, allowing the R&S®BBA100 to be expanded into a system featuring higher power and/or multiple frequency bands.

Features & Benefits

  • All-in-one
    • Compact modular design
    • Extensive switching options for input, output and sample signals
    • Multiple frequency ranges in a single compact unit
    • Continued use of existing amplifiers
  • Modular, flexible, ready for the future
    • Amplifier modules in two sizes
    • Base unit and extension unit
    • Desktop or rack model
    • Software-updatable system controller
    • The R&S®BBA100 "grows" with the requirements
  • Same high reliability as TV transmitters
    • Reliable with high availability
    • Cost benefit due to less downtime
  • Versatile remote control options
    • Many interfaces
      • Ethernet
      • Optical Ethernet
      • GPIB
      • USB
    • Integration into the R&S®EMC32 measurement software
  • Advanced user interface
    • New in amplifiers: real graphical user prompting
    • Fully graphics-capable display for easy operation directly on the instrument
    • Local and remote operation via web browser and PC
  • Unique safety concept
    • Three independent interlocks
    • Continued operation while changing test setup
  • Quick and easy maintenance
    • Amplifier module replacement by user takes only a few minutes
    • In-plant repair
    • Extended warranty for maximum protection of investment
  • More than an amplifier
    • The R&S®BBA100 is an evolution on the amplifier market
    • Three-year warranty
    • From pre-sale to service – at your doorstep

Specifications

RF specifications
Frequency ranges 9 kHz to 250 MHz instantaneously,
80 MHz to 400 MHz instantaneously,
250 MHz to 1 GHz instantaneously
Nominal power classes 9 kHz to 250 MHz 125 W (51.0 dBm)
160 W (52.0 dBm)
250 W (54.0 dBm)
500 W (57.0 dBm)
1.000 W (60.0 dBm)
1.700 W (62.3 dBm)
80 MHz to 400 MHz 125 W (51.0 dBm)
160 W (52.0 dBm)
250 W (54.0 dBm)
500 W (57.0 dBm)
1.000 W (60.0 dBm)
1.700 W (62.3 dBm)
250 MHz to 1 GHz 70 W (48.5 dBm)
125 W (51.0 dBm)
250 W (54.0 dBm)
450 W (56.5 dBm)
800 W (59.0 dBm)
1.600 W (62.0 dBm)
Nominal output load 50 Ω
Gain flatness ± 2.5 dB (or better, see data sheet)
Gain adjustment range > 20 dB
Spurious nom. –80 dBc, max. –60 dBc
Modulation capability AM, FM, φM, PM
Nominal input impedance 50 Ω
Input level for nominal output power without RF input switch –3.5 dBm
with RF input switch 0 dBm
Nominal output impedance 50 Ω
Output mismatch protection 100%
RF sample and detected sample signals
RF sample signal coupling factor RF forward and reflected sample ports, optional 60 dB to 70 dB ±1 dB
RF forward and reflected sample ports via RF sample port switch, optional 62 dB to 72 dB ±1 dB
Detected sample signal level detected forward and reflected sample ports, optional 0.1 V to 3.0 V DC
RF and sample connectors
RF input port either front panel N female
or rear panel SMA female
RF output port either front panel N female
or rear panel N female or 7/16 DIN female
RF sample port forward output power, optional SMA female
reflected output power, optional SMA female
Detected sample port forward output power, optional SMA female
reflected output power, optional SMA female
Graphical user interface
Local graphical display 320 × 240 pixel, 16.7 million colors
Local web GUI via front Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s, autonegotiation,
half/full duplex
Remote web GUI via rear Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s, autonegotiation,
half/full duplex
Remote control
GPIB/IEEE 488 GPIB, USB or Ethernet free of charge IEC60625-2, 24-pin connector
USB GPIB, USB or Ethernet free of charge B female, full-speed, 12 Mbit/s
Ethernet GPIB, USB or Ethernet free of charge RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s, autonegotiation,
half/full duplex
Optical Ethernet optional FDDI PMD, 100 Mbit/s, duplex SC connector
General data
Nominal operating voltage range power classes up to 500 W RF power 110 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, single phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
power classes above 500 W RF power 177 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, single phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
power classes above 1000 W RF power 177 V to 240 V AC ± 10 %, three phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
Air cooling forced air, built-in fans, air entry at front, air exit at rear
Dimensions
Desktop model W × H × D, incl. fans, handles and feet 430 mm × 250 mm × 710 mm
(16.93 in × 9.84 in × 27.95 in)
for rackmounting 19“ 1/1, 5 HU
Rack models W x D 600 mm × 800 mm
available heights 12/15/20/30/35/42/46 HU
Environmental specifications
Temperature loading operation temperature range 0°C to +45°C
storage temperature range -30°C to +70°C
Damp heat max. +40°C at 95% rel. humidity, without condensation
Altitude operation altitude up to 3000 m
storage altitude up to 4600 m
Protection
Input overdrive without damage max. +15 dBm
input blanking approx. +4 dBm above nominal input level
Load VSWR 10:1
Interlock 1 device interlock, 3 configurable interlocks
Input protection against bias voltage optional DC block level ≤ 50 V DC
Thermal limitation foldback to nominal power + 10 %
Transient voltage compatibility category II, in line with IEC 60364-4-443
Maximum transient surge current surge waveform 8/50 µs ≤ 6500 A
Short-circuit breaking capacity automatic all-pole 32 A circuit breaker
Thermal overload shutdown at +55°C ambient temperature
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