R&S®BBL200 Broadband Amplifier

Liquid-cooled power amplifiers for high field strengths

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz
  • 3000 W, 5000 W and 10 000 W output power
  • 100 % mismatch tolerance

Brief Description

The R&S®BBL200 broadband amplifiers are ideal for applications requiring high RF power.

Features

  • The most advanced high-power amplifier on the market
  • Reliable with high availability
  • Flexible control and operation

Specifications

RF data
Frequency range 9 kHz to 225 MHz instantaneously
Nominal output load 50 Ω

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz
  • 3000 W, 5000 W and 10 000 W output power
  • 100 % mismatch tolerance
  • Designed for continuous operation even under mismatch conditions
  • Liquid-cooled, compact and quiet
  • For amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation
  • Class A amplifier
  • Three year warranty and flexible service level agreements

Brief Description

The R&S®BBL200 broadband amplifiers are ideal for applications requiring high RF power. The R&S®BBL200 broadband amplifiers generate 3 kW, 5 kW and 10 kW of power in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz. They are liquid-cooled, solidstate, highly rugged, quiet and efficient. Precise monitoring of all runtime parameters ensures maximum robustness and reliability.

Features & Benefits

  • The most advanced high-power amplifier on the market
    • Sophisticated RF design
    • Compact thanks to liquid cooling
    • Series production
  • Reliable with high availability
    • Outstanding expertise in amplifier development
    • Cost benefit due to low downtime
    • Rugged even under mismatch conditions
  • Flexible control and operation
    • Manual operation
    • Local and remote operation via web browser and PC
    • Ethernet or GPIB remote control
    • Integration into the R&S®EMC32 EMC measurement software
    • Safety thanks to two different interlocks
  • Excellent service and quick maintenance
    • Outstanding service concept
    • Maximum investment protection through service level agreements
    • From pre-sale to service – at your doorstep

Specifications

RF data
Frequency range   9 kHz to 225 MHz instantaneously
Nominal output load   50 Ω
Nominal power   3000 W (64.8 dBm), 5000 W
(67 dBm),
10000 W (70 dBm)
Modulation capability   AM, FM, φM, PM
Nominal power gain 3000 W model 68.2 dB
  5000 W model 70.4 dB
  10 000 W model 73.4 dB
Gain flatness   ±3.0 dB
Gain adjustment range   > 15 dB
Harmonics 3000 W model
9 kHz to 110 MHz at 3000 W
110 MHz to 225 MHz at 2800 W
< –20 dBc
  5000 W model
9 kHz to 110 MHz at 5000 W
110 MHz to 225 MHz at 3500 W
< –20 dBc
  10000 W model
9 kHz to 110 MHz at 10000 W
110 MHz to 225 MHz at 8000 W
< –20 dBc
Spurious carrier offset > 100 kHz, starting at 1 MHz –80 dBc (nom.), max. –70 dBc
Noise figure at maximum gain  
  5 kHz to 50 MHz < 16.0 dB (nom.)
  50 MHz to 225 MHz < 9.0 dB (nom.)
Nominal input impedance   50 Ω
Input level for nominal output power   –3.4 dBm
Input VSWR into 50 Ω max. 2:1
Maximum input level RF +5 dBm
  DC 0 V
Nominal output impedance   50 Ω
Nominal forward output power at VSWR < 6:1 continuous, without foldback
  at VSWR > 6:1 continuous, with gradual foldback to approx. 50% of output power, depending on load impedance
Output mismatch protection, VSWR   100%, without damage
RF sample and detected RF sample signals
RF sample signal coupling factor RF forward and reflected sample ports, optional ca. 70 dB (see test report for details)
Detected sample signal level detected forward and reflected sample ports, optional to 3.0 V DC (see test report for details)
Mechanical specifications of amplifier system
Dimensions rack setup, W × H × D, incl. handles, stands and crane lugs
  3000 W model 600 mm × 1570 mm × 1100 mm
(23.62 in × 61.81 in × 43.31 in)
  5000 W model 600 mm × 2050 mm × 1100 mm
(23.62 in × 80.71 in × 43.31 in)
  10 000 W model 1200 mm × 2050 mm × 1100 mm
(47.24 in × 80.71 in × 43.31 in)
Mechanical specifications of heat exchanger
Dimensions W × H × D, incl. handles and stands  
  3000 W model

1241 mm × 558 mm × 400 mm
(48.86 in × 21.97 in × 15.75 in)

  5000 W model

1125 mm × 925 mm × 600 mm
(44.29 in × 36.42 in × 23.62 in)

  10 000 W model

2400 mm × 1150 mm × 600 mm
(94.49 in × 45.27 in × 23.62 in)

Connectors
Connecting plate at rack top cover or at bottom of rear pane RF input port N female
  sample ports, for RF or detected RF N female
  Ethernet RJ-45
  interlock WAGO X-COM®, 7‑pin, female
  amplifier state WAGO X-COM®, 7‑pin, female
  transparent I/O, optional 2 × WAGO X-COM®, 7‑pin, female
RF output port rear panel, bottom 1 5/8" EIA female
Mains power rear panel, bottom
  3000 W model 5 × 4 mm2 power cord
  5000 W model 5 × 10 mm2 power cord
  10000 W model 5 × 16 mm2 power cord
Coolant supply   rack top cover, rear panel or rack shelf
Electrical specifications of amplifier system
Nominal operating voltage ranges 3000 W model,
5000 W model,
10 000 W model 
380 V to 415 V AC ± 10%, three-phase with N,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6 %
  3000 W model,
5000 W model 
208 V to 240 V AC ± 10%, three-phase,
50 Hz to 60 Hz ± 6%
Nominal current 3000 W model, at 230 V, per phase < 20.5 A
  5000 W model, at 230 V, per phase < 35 A
  10 000 W model, at 230 V, per phase < 72 A
Nominal power 3000 W model, RFcw = 3000 W (RMS), VSWR = 1 < 14.2 kVA
  5000 W model, RFcw = 5000 W (RMS), VSWR = 1 < 24 kVA
  10 000 W model, RFcw = 10 000 W (RMS), VSWR = 1 < 50 kVA
Electrical specifications of heat exchanger
Nominal operating voltage range   230 V AC ± 10 %, single-phase,
50 Hz bis 60 Hz ± 6 %
Current at 230 V 3000 W model < 1.5 A
  5000 W model < 3.5 A
  10 000 W model < 13 A
Power consumption 3000 W model < 350 VA
  5000 W model < 810 VA
  10 000 W model < 3000 VA
Cooling specifications
Cooling circuit   closed cooling system, automatic pressure balancing
Coolant   39 % v/v Antifrogen® N
(based on monoethylene glycol, water and anticorrosion additives)
Heat exchanger capacity
  3000 W model max. 9.5 kW
  5000 W model max. 15.7 kW
  10 000 W model max. 41 kW
  air volume flow
  3000 W model 6200 m3/h
  5000 W model 5145 m3/h
  10 000 W model 20100 m3/h
  mounting type indoor or outdoor, floor installation
Recommended distance between
amplifier system and heat exchanger
pipe length max. 2 × 20 m
  difference in altitude max. 20 m
Cooling hose outside diameter
  3000 W model, 5000 W model 2 × 40 mm (2 × 1.57 in)
  10000 W model 2 × 51 mm (2 × 2.0 in)
  bending radius 280 mm (11 in)
Graphical user interface
Local display   200 × 48 pixel, monochrom
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
Environmental conditions
Temperature loading operating temperature range 0 °C bis +40 °C
  storage temperature range –20 °C bis +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   unlimited
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
Switching capacity of internal fuses   < 10 kA
Thermal overload   shutdown at thermal overload (+50 °C ambient temperature)
Pressure overload   pressure relief valve, 5 bar
Module exchange   self-shutting valves

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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