R&S®BBA130 Broadband Amplifier

The amplifier you can tune

Key facts

  • Three frequency ranges:
    • 80 MHz­ to ­1.0 GHz
    • 0.69 GHz­ to­ 3.2 GHz
    • 2.5 GHz­ to­ 6.0 GHz

Brief description

The R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifiers offer a variety of setting options so you can optimally tune the output signal to your specific application.

Features

  • An amplifier for every application
  • Flexible control and operation
  • Developed with experience and competence

Specifications

RF specifications
frequency range 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz
0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz
2.5GHz to 6.0 GHz
Nominal output power 100 W to 4200 W

Key facts

  • Three frequency ranges:
    • 80 MHz­ to ­1.0 GHz
    • 0.69 GHz­ to­ 3.2 GHz
    • 2.5 GHz­ to­ 6.0 GHz
  • Output ­power ­from­ 22 W­ to­ 4200 W
  • Operating class for transistors adjustable between Class A­ and ­Class­ AB
  • Choice between maximum output power or higher mismatch tolerance
  • Suitable for amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation
  • Three­ year­ warranty ­and­ fl­exible ­service­ level­ agreements

Brief description

The R&S®BBA130 broadband amplifiers offer a variety of setting options so you can optimally tune the output signal to your specific application. During operation, you can adjust the operating class for transistors between Class A and Class AB as well as choose between maximum output power or higher mismatch tolerance at the output.

Features & Benefits

  • An amplifier for every application
    • User-optimized­ tuning
    • Adjustable bias point
    • Maximum­ output­ power ­versus ­higher mismatch tolerance
  • Flexible control and operation
    • Manual­ operation
    • Local and remote operation via web browser and PC
    • Remote control via Ethernet
    • Two different interlocks
  • All in one
    • Compact, modular design
    • Compact­ and ­fl­exible:­ twin-band­ and­ dual-band amplifi­ers­in­ four­ HUs
    • Extensive switching options for inputs, outputs and sample ports
  • Developed with experience and competence
    • Outstanding­ expertise­ in ­amplifi­er ­development founded on decades­ of­ experience
    • State-of-the-art RF design
    • Series production in one of Europe's most advanced plants

Specifications

RF specifications
Frequency range 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz
0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz
2.5 to 6.0 GHz
Nominal output power 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz 100 W to 4200 W
  0.69 GHz to 3.2 GHz 45 to 1200 
  2.5 GHz to 6.0 GHz 22 W to 280 
Nominal output load   50 
Gain flatness   ±3.8 dB (or better; see data sheet)
Gain adjustment range   > 15 dB
Bias adjustable Class A through Class AB, continuous
Mismatch tolerance adjustable VSWR 2:1 to 6:1, continuous
Modulation capability   AM, FM, φM, PM
Nominal input impedance   50 Ω
Maximum RF input level   max. +15 dBm
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, 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®BBA130-BC100, BC180,
R&S®BBA130-D45-D160,
R&S®BBA130-E22-E150
100 V to 240 V AC ± 10%, single phase,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6%
  R&S®BBA130-E22-BC240,
R&S®BBA130-E22-BC350
110 V to 240 V AC ± 10%, single phase,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6%
  R&S®BBA130-BC750
R&S®BBA130-D300, D600,
R&S®BBA130-E280,
200 V to 240 V AC ± 10%, single phase,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6%
  R&S®BBA130-BC1500-BC4200,
R&S®BBA130-D1200
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 W × H × D, incl. fans, handles and feet 430 mm × 196 mm × 580 mm
(16.93 in × 7.72 in × 22.83 in)
  for rackmounting 19" 1/1, 4 HU
Rack models (W × H × D) R&S®BBA130-BC1500/-D600 19" × 12 HU × 800 mm
  R&S®BBA130-D1200 19" × 20 HU × 800 mm
  R&S®BBA130-BC1800/-BC2100/-BC2700 19" × 20 HU × 1000 mm
  R&S®BBA130-BC4200 19" × 35 HU × 1000 mm
Environmental conditions
Temperature range operating temperature 0°C to +40°C
  storage temperature –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
Interlocks   1 automatic interlock, 1 interactive interlock
Input protection against bias voltage optional DC block level ≤ 50 V DC
Transient voltage compatibility   category II, in line with IEC60364-4-443
Short-circuit breaking capacity   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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