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Engineering Notes


RF POWER AMPLIFIERS TECHNICAL REFERENCE MATERIAL


Pulsed Power


rf amplifiers pulsed power

Peak RF Power = Average RF Power/ Duty Factor

CAUTION: A 1 KW pulsed amplifier must be designed as such. An amplifier rated at 100 watts CW and operated at a 0.1 duty factor will not deliver 1 KW peak. It will deliver 100 watts CW or pulse.

Special pulse shapes (Gaussian, etc. ) require non-standard circuit designs.