Amplifier Research

Founded in 1969, AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is a world-class source for broadband high power, solid state, RF amplifiers and microwave amplifiers, TWT amplifiers, log periodic antennas and high-gain horn antennas, plus EMC test equipment, software and field probes and monitors.  AR RF/Microwave is a member of the AR family of companies that includes AR Modular RF, SunAR RF Motion and AR Europe; they are recognized around the globe for products that deliver both outstanding quality and exceptional value.

Throughout its 50 years (and counting), AR has been responsible for a number of “firsts” which have transformed not only EMC and RF testing but also the industries and equipment affected by these tests. A sampling of these innovations includes:

  • 10,000-watt tube amplifiers
  • 100-watt solid-state 100-1000 MHz instantaneous bandwidth Class A amplifier
  • First production 16,000-watt solid-state linear amplifier from 10 kHz to 225 MHz
  • 50,000-watt Class A power amplifier up to 225 MHz
  • 0.7 to 6 GHz high-power Class A & AB amplifier

Additionally, they push the limits of state-of-the-art design and have ruggedized their products to make them virtually indestructible. AR amplifiers are fully tested to the extreme to ensure customers receive a product that is built to last.

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Amplifier Research -  RFDS-8ch  - 8 Channel RF Distribution System, > 3 Watts per channel, 0.7 to 6 GHz HTOL/Burn-in System

Amplifier Research - RFDS-8ch - 8 Channel RF Distribution System, > 3 Watts per channel, 0.7 to 6 GHz HTOL/Burn-in System

The Model RFDS-8CH is an equipment package consisting of an RF power amplifiers, analog signal generator, coupler and power splitters providing 16 RF channels at > 3W each up to 6GHz. The equipment is housed in a 12U enclosure. AC mains power distribution and control is provided along with all the necessary interconnect cables.
The Model RFDS-8CHM1 adds vector modulation capability.
The supplied equipment is listed below. The AR equipment in this system carries an export classification of EAR99. This equipment is controlled for export in accordance with the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. Please refer to individual product specification sheets for details.

Amplifier Research - 1000A400 - 1000 Watts CW, 10 kHz - 400 MHz solid-state, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband amplifier

Amplifier Research - 1000A400 - 1000 Watts CW, 10 kHz - 400 MHz solid-state, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband amplifier

  • 1000 watts CW
  • 10kHz-400MHz
  • Class A
  • Portable
  • Full VSWR– tolerant
  • CE & RoHS Compliant

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  • Four electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • Choose from 60 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth models
  • Fast sampling rate, up to 5 GS/s with up to 200 ps resolution (Depending on model and channels used)
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 999 Count digital multimeter.


  • 640 x 480 resolution infrared camera with advanced focus and a large 5.6 inch high resolution LCD screen
  • Features 32x on-camera digital zoom to allow you to get close up shots from a safe distance
  • Offers multiple image transfer protocols
  • Provides the sharpest ever IR-Fusion® images with an 8 MP visible light camera
  • Subject to Export Control


  • Detects and pinpoints the exact location of the SF6 leak – without shutting down equipment
  • Quick entry/exit button allowing quick toggling between gas imaging and infrared mode
  • 320 x 240 resolution for gas and infrared images; SuperResolution increases to 640 x 480, only in infrared mode
  • Get in-focus images in both infrared and gas modes with a touch of a button with LaserSharp® Auto Focus
  • Wirelessly connect your camera to the Fluke Connect® system to make faster decisions. Team members can see the same data and collaborate on identifying the problem or authorize work before you've left the inspection site.
  • No need for pencil and notebook:
    • IR PhotoNotes™ annotation system captures digital images of equipment details, e.g. serial numbers and surrounding area conditions
    • Record any additional notes with voice annotation and save them with the image
  • See additional details with optional smart lenses – no calibration required when swapping them between compatible cameras
  • Optimize images, perform analytics, generate quick, customizable reports and export images to the format of your choice with SmartView® desktop software, included with your purchase
  • Capture clear, accurate infrared images focused throughout the entire field of view with MultiSharp™ Focus
  • Small and lightweight, fits easily into your tool box


  • Two-in-one IR and contact thermometer with a 30:1 distance-to-spot ratio
  • Measures temperatures from -40°C to 650°C (40°F to 1202°F)
  • Makes it easy to access advanced features with the soft-key buttons and graphical display
  • Features rugged, ergonomic design that stands up to tough industrial, electrical, and mechanical environments
  • Works with most K-type thermocouples


  • Increased sensitivity to visualize temperature differences
  • Easier to visualize and diagnose issues with sharper onscreen images, multiple rectangle markers and 9 color palettes
  • More intuitive visual interface, improved, user-tested, touch screen interface
  • More flexibility to visualize target, tiny-to-large with interchangeable smart lenses - no calibration required, 2x and 4x telephoto, wide angle and macro lens compatibility
  • Capture a clear, accurate image focused throughout the field of view with MultiSharp™ Focus
  • Get an instant in-focus image of your designated target. LaserSharp® Auto Focus uses a built-in laser distance meter that calculates and displays the distance from your designated target.
  • Get 4x the pixel data with SuperResolution, which captures multiple images and combines them to create a 1280 x 960 image
  • Save time - wirelessly sync images directly from your camera to the Fluke Connect® system, and attach to an asset record or work order
  • Reduce the need take notes in the field with IR-PhotoNotes™ and voice annotations