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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  • Ideal Digital Multimeter for “go/no-go” testing
  • Features AutoVolt automatic AC/DC voltage selection
  • Includes low input impedance to help prevent false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Presents a large white LED backlight for working in poorly lit areas
  • Measures resistance, continuity, frequency, and capacitance
  • Provides Min/Max/Average with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations


  • Pressure ranges to 10,000 psi (700 bar)
  • 0.015% of reading accuracy standard (0.008% optional)
  • Single or dual piston formats
  • Built-in hand pumps standard
  • Mounted spirit level with adjustable feet
  • Units can be trimmed to local gravity FOC


  • 320 x 240 resolution
  • 2 meter drop test
  • IR Fusion™ technology for context
  • Fixed focus
  • Measure up to 400 °C


  • Reduced risk—Permanently installed voltage and current connections can be accessed without opening the panel door
  • Increased efficiency—Quickly connect your logger or analyzer and begin taking measurements faster than ever
  • Easy installation—A standard step drill bit and electro-hydraulic hole punch provide the simple means to quickly mount the window in the panel


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000V / CAT IV 600V safety rated
  • 100 MHz bandwidth model
  • 1.25 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan
    • Up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock