R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifier

The first tunable amplifier for a wide range of applications

R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifier
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Key facts

  • Frequency range between 80 MHz and 6 GHz
  • Output power between 22 W and 13000 W
  • Adjustable in bias point and mismatch tolerance
  • Suitable for amplitude, frequency, phase, pulse and OFDM modulation
  • Flexibly scalable and upgradable in frequency and power
  • 3 year warranty extension

Flexibly scalable and upgradable in frequency and power

The R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifiers provide RF output power between 22 W and 13000 W over the frequency range between 80 MHz and 6 GHz. The robust amplifiers offer flexible setting options so that an optimal RF signal can be generated for the specific application. It is therefore possible during operation to adjust the bias point for the transistors between Class A and Class AB and to change the mismatch tolerance at the output to provide more power. The air cooled amplifiers have a compact, modular design and are suitable as desktop models or can be installed in a rack. Its upgradability in frequency and power safeguards customers" investment.

Features & benefits

Broadband amplification

Robust and scalable with a broad portfolio

The R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifiers are state-of-the-art solid state microwave amplifier encompass altogether three frequency ranges: 80 MHz - 1 GHz (BC), 0.69 GHz - 3.2 GHz (D) and 2.5 GHz - 6 GHz (E) with different power classes between 22 W and 13000 W. They can be flexibly scaled and upgraded in terms of frequency and power. It secures customers" investments and offers them the flexibility to adapt their systems to new requirements at a later point in time.

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Adjustable bias point

Outstanding linearity

With R&S®BBA130 you can set the transistor bias to Class A, Class AB or anywhere in between in order to change the characteristics of the output signal. A bias point in Class A provides excellent linearity with good harmonic performance. A bias point in Class AB permits accurate reproduction of pulsed signals as well as improved efficiency. To generate a clean CW signal for a device test, operate the R&S®BBA130 in Class A. To accurately amplify pulsed signals, select a bias point in Class AB.

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Balanced output power

Maximum output power versus higher mismatch tolerance

The R&S®BBA130 allows you to choose between high maximum output power when there is a good impedance match (maximum VSWR approx. 2:1) typically during design and product validation tests or higher mismatch tolerance with a subsequent reduction in power (starting at about VSWR 6:1) for EMC applications involving poor matched antennas or for DUT measurements with an input impedance that deviates significantly from 50 Ω. It must continue to produce the desired output power for as long as possible.

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Flexible configurable

Compact and modular with extensive switching options

The design of R&S®BBA130 is optimized for maximum flexibility in a small footprint. The compact, modular design of the amplifier stages and other components allows the setup of highly integrated systems based on 19' rack units. The frequency and power of these rack units can be flexibly configured. Numerous switching options allow you to mix and match the individual amplifiers to a single system with multiple frequency bands to obtain the best configuration for your specific application.

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Modern user interface

Flexible control and operation

The R&S®BBA130 is operated via the display and the buttons on the front panel. This is ideal for use in labs and makes it easy to change settings. In addition the R&S®BBA130 can be conveniently operated via its graphical user interface using a computer. The web GUI integrated into the R&S®BBA130 is called up via LAN and web browser. The standard Ethernet interface makes it possible to automate test sequences using remote control SCPI commands.

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Available models

Single band amplifier
Models
Frequency range
P1dB output power

R&S®BBA130-BC100

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
100 W

R&S®BBA130-BC180

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
180 W

R&S®BBA130-BC240

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
240 W

R&S®BBA130-BC350

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
350 W

R&S®BBA130-BC750

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
750 W

R&S®BBA130-BC1500

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
1500 W

R&S®BBA130-BC1800

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
1800 W

R&S®BBA130-BC2100

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
2100 W

R&S®BBA130-BC2700

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
2700 W

R&S®BBA130-BC4200

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
4200 W

R&S®BBA130-BC6500

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
6500 W

R&S®BBA130-BC9500

Frequency range
80 MHz - 2 GHz
P1dB output power
9500 W

R&S®BBA130-BC13000

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
13000 W

R&S®BBA130-D45

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W

R&S®BBA130-D90

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W

R&S®BBA130-D160

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
160 W

R&S®BBA130-D300

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
300 W

R&S®BBA130-D600

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
600 W

R&S®BBA130-D1200

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
1200 W

R&S®BBA130-E22

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
22 W

R&S®BBA130-E45

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W

R&S®BBA130-E90

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W

R&S®BBA130-E150

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
150 W

R&S®BBA130-E280

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
280 W

R&S®BBA130-E550

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
550 W
Twin-band amplifier
Models
Frequency range
P1dB output power

R&S®BBA130-BC100BC100

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
100 W / 100 W

R&S®BBA130-BC180BC180

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
180 W / 180 W

R&S®BBA130-BC240BC240

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
240 W / 240 W

R&S®BBA130-BC350BC350

Frequency range
80 MHz - 1 GHz
P1dB output power
350 W / 350 W

R&S®BBA130-D45D45

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-D90D90

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-D160D160

Frequency range
690 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
160 W / 160 W

R&S®BBA130-E22E22

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
22 W / 22 W

R&S®BBA130-E45E45

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-E90E90

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-E150E150

Frequency range
2.5 GHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
150 W / 150 W
Dual-band amplifier
Models
Frequency range
P1dB output power

R&S®BBA130-BC100D45

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
100 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-BC100D90

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
100 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-BC100D160

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
100 W / 160 W

R&S®BBA130-BC180D45

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
180 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-BC180D90

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
180 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-BC180D160

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
180 W / 160 W

R&S®BBA130-BC240D45

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
240 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-BC240D90

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
240 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-BC240D160

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
240 W / 160 W

R&S®BBA130-BC350D45

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
350 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-BC350D90

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
350 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-BC350D160

Frequency range
80 MHz - 3.2 GHz
P1dB output power
350 W / 160 W

R&S®BBA130-D45E22

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W / 22 W

R&S®BBA130-D45E45

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
45 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-D90E22

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W / 22 W

R&S®BBA130-D90E45

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-D90E90

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
90 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-D160E45

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
160 W / 45 W

R&S®BBA130-D160E90

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
160 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-D160E150

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
160 W / 150 W

R&S®BBA130-D300E90

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
300 W / 90 W

R&S®BBA130-D300E150

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
300 W / 150 W

R&S®BBA130-D300E280

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
300 W / 280 W

R&S®BBA130-D600E280

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
600 W / 280 W

R&S®BBA130-D600E550

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
600 W / 550 W

R&S®BBA130-D1200E280

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
1200 W / 280 W

R&S®BBA130-D1200E550

Frequency range
690 MHz - 6 GHz
P1dB output power
1200 W / 550 W

Available options

Options
Product
Description
R&S®BBA-B101

Order number 5355.8250.02

Description

GPIB Remote Control

External converter

R&S®BBA-B101

Order number 5355.8250.03

Description

GPIB Remote Control

For racks up to 30 HU

R&S®BBA-B101

Order number 5355.8250.04

Description

GPIB Remote Control

For racks higher than 30 HU

R&S®BBA-B110

Order number 5355.8866.02

Description

RF Input Switch (1:2 or 2:1, N)

The last two digits of the order number depend on the system configuration

R&S®BBA-B116

Order number 5355.8950.02

Description

RF Input Switch (1:6, N)

R&S®BBA-B120

Order number 5355.8795.02

Description

RF Output Switch (2:1 or 1:2, N)

The last two digits of the order number depend on the system configuration

R&S®BBA-B121

Order number 5355.8895.02

Description

RF Output Switch (2:2, 7/16)

The last two digits of the order number depend on the system configuration

R&S®BBA-B122

Order number 5355.8989.02

Description

RF Output Switch (2:2, 7/8' EIA)

R&S®BBA-B123

Order number 5355.8943.02

Description

RF Output Switch (2:2, 1 5/8' EIA)

R&S®BBA-B126

Order number 5355.8995.02

Description

RF Output Switch (6:1, N)

R&S®BBA-B130

Order number 5355.8114.02

Description

Fast Amplifier Mute

For applications above 3 MHz

R&S®BBA-B132

Order number 5353.9236.03

Description

DC Block Input Protection (N)

R&S®BBA-B140

Order number 5355.8837.02

Description

RF Forward/RF Reflected Sample Ports (N front)

R&S®BBA-B140

Order number 5355.8837.03

Description

RF Forward/RF Reflected Sample Ports (N rear)

R&S®BBA-B141

Order number 5355.8850.02

Description

Detected Forward/Detected Reflected Sample Ports (N front)

R&S®BBA-B141

Order number 5355.8850.03

Description

Detected Forward/Detected Reflected Sample Ports (N rear)

R&S®BBA-B142

Order number 5355.8872.02

Description

Sample Port Switch (dual-port, N front)

R&S®BBA-B142

Order number 5355.8872.03

Description

Sample Port Switch (dual-port, N rear)

R&S®BBA-B160

Order number 5355.8889.02

Description

Transparent I/O

Accessories
Product
Description
R&S®UBL100

Order number 5355.6105.02

Description

Ultra Broadband Load

From DC to 18 GHz

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