Tetrode Tube Amplifiers

IFI utilizes Tetrode tube technology to amplify signals to much higher power levels for use in our high power testing amplifier systems.  These amplifiers are available in frequencies from 10kHz to 220 MHz. Tetrode Tube amplifiers are used for both laboratory, EMI and EMC testing applications. IFI's tetrode tube amplifier products are available for both commercial and military makets.

TCCX Series Tetrode Tube Amplifiers

 

10 kHz – 220MHz

500 – 12000 watts
Minimum Rated Power
RF  Amplifier

Tetrode Tube Amplifier Features:

  • Instantaneous Broadband Frequency range
  • Modular Design Construction
  • Rugged construction & High Reliability
  • Modular Design Construction
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Integrated Force Air Cooling
  • Self-diagnostic circuitry
  • IEEE-488 Interface, RS232 & Ethernet
  • Tetrode Tube Design
  • Solid State Power Supply
 

Tetrode Tube Amplifiers - TCCX SeriesInstruments for Industry, TCCX-Series Tetrode Tube Amplifiers provide outstanding RF performance. Our “TCCX-Series” products are a mature design but incorporate the latest features with respect to control and monitoring. These tetrode tube amplifiers have field proven reliability and unsurpassed performance as best of the breed. They were specifically designed for laboratory testing applications into the worst mismatch conditions. These products are available in a wide range of power levels from 500 watts to 12000 watts in the 10 kHz – 220 MHz frequency range.

IFI Tetrode Tube amplifiers are very conservatively designed to operate below maximum ratings for ruggedness and long term reliability. The Amplifier system integrates a Solid State Power supply to provide reliable brute-power performance at frequencies up to 220 MHz.

Our RF power amplifiers feature modular heavy duty construction. This concept of modular design minimizes internally produced EMI signal leakage and provides easy access for field service and rapid turnaround at depot level repair facilities.

From the ground up, the “TCCX-SERIES” tetrode tube amplifier products are structurally engineered to withstand operation into complete mismatch conditions without folding back. A product and design built to last!

 

Model Number Frequency Range
(kHz – MHz)
Rated Power
(watts min.)
P1dB Power
(watts min.)
Gain
(dB min.)
Mains
(kVA)
Weight
(lbs.)
Size (Inches)
(W x D x H)
TCCX500 10 kHz – 220 MHz 500 400 57 4.0 22 Rack Integrated
TCCX1000 10 kHz – 220 MHz 1000 800 60 8.0 24 Rack Integrated
TCCX2000 10 kHz – 200 MHz 2000 1500 63 15.0 25 Rack Integrated
TCCX2200 10 kHz – 200 MHz 2200 1600 64 16.0 27 Rack Integrated
TCCX2500 10 kHz – 200 MHz 2500 1800 64 20.0 35 Rack Integrated
TCCX3500 10 kHz – 100 MHz 3500 2000 66 25.0 40 Rack Integrated

Pulse
Model Number

 

Rated
Pulse
Power

Rated
CW
Power

         
TCCX500P 10 kHz – 220 MHz 1500 500 400 57 4.0 600 Rack Integrated
TCCX1000P 10 kHz – 220 MHz 3000 1000 800 60 8.0 750 Rack Integrated
TCCX2000P 10 kHz – 200 MHz 6000 2000 1500 63 15.0 1000 Rack Integrated
TCCX2200P 10 kHz – 200 MHz 6500 2200 1600 64 16.0 1200 Rack Integrated
TCCX2200ULP 10 kHz – 200 MHz 12000 2200 1600 64 16.0 1600 Rack Integrated
TCCX2500P 10 kHz – 100 MHz 7500 2500 1800 64 20.0 1250 Rack Integrated

 

Standard Features for IFI TCCX Series Tetrode Tube Amplifiers

  • VSWR Reflected Power Protection, the unit operates without damage or oscillation into any magnitude of phase or load impedance, Open and Short Circuit Protection.
  • * Alternate Prime Power (specify at time of order)
  • GPIB IEEE 488 & RS232 Remote Control
  • RF Sample Port on the Front Panel, 112R for rear panel
  • Internal Pre-amplification to obtain rated output power with an input level of 0 dBm or less.
  • Gain Control Local & Remote
  • RF Input/Output Connectors on the Front Panel, 118R for rear panel
  • Internal Systems Diagnostics & Status Indicators
  • Total/Operate Elapsed Time Metering in hours
  • RF Safety Interlock
  • Forward/Reflected Power Indication simultaneously on Front Panel display

 

IFI TCCX Series Tetrode Tube Amplifier Specifications

  • Input/output Impedance: 50 ohms
  • RF Input/ Sample Connectors: Type N Female, unless specified otherwise
  • RF Output Connector: Type N Female up to 1KW amps, SC or 7/16 available, Other connectors available by request or specification
  • Input VSWR: 2.0:1
  • Output VSWR: 2.5:1, with full power
  • Operating Temp: 0º to 50º C
  • Non-operating Temp: -40º to 70º C (50,000 feet max)
  • Humidity: 95% without condensation
  • Altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Cooling System: Air cooled, self contained
  • Modulation: AM, FM, Pulse
  • Configuration: Rack/ Cabinet Integrated
  • Spurious Outputs: <-60 dBc nominal
  • Harmonics: -20 dBc minimum @ Linear Power
  • Standard Prime Powers:
    120/208 ±10% 50/60 Hz, three phase Wye or Delta power is available
    200/220/230/240 VAC ±10% 50/60 Hz, three phase Wye or Delta power is available
    • Special Prime Powers other then listed are subject to availability

Some Available Options for IFI TCCX Series Tetrode Tube Amplifiers

  • Option 110-1E: GPIB IEEE-488 RS232 and Ethernet Remote Control
  • Option 110-2: GPIB IEEE-488 and RS 422 Remote Control
  • Option 110-3: GPIB IEEE-488 and RS 485 Remote Control
  • Option 118A: RF Input On Front Output On Rear
  • Option 118B: RF Input On Rear Output On Front

 

Instruments For Industry

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