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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  • On-board identification and location of the most common mechanical faults (bearings, misalignment, unbalance, looseness) focus maintenance efforts on root cause, reducing unplanned downtime
  • Overall vibration level allows you to quickly assess overall machine health directly from the diagnosis screen
  • Fault severity scale with four severity levels helps you prioritize maintenance work
  • Repair recommendations advise technicians on corrective action
  • Detailed diagnostic reports and spectral diagrams help confirm data quality, and narrow down the root cause of failures
  • On-board context sensitive help provides real-time tips and guidance to new users
  • Flexible machine speed configurations gives the ability to test a broad range of assets including belt drives, gear boxes, and bevel gears
  • 2 GB expandable on-board memory provides enough space for your machinery’s data
  • Self-test function ensures optimal performance and more time on the job
  • Laser tachometer for accurate machine running speed promotes confident diagnoses
  • Tri-axial accelerometer reduces measurement time by 2/3 over single axis accelerometers
  • Viewer PC Software expands data storage and tracking capacity
Use the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester to:
  • Troubleshoot problem equipment and understand the root cause of failure
  • Survey equipment before and after planned maintenance and confirm the repair
  • Commission new equipment and ensure proper installation
  • Provide quantifiable proof of equipment condition and drive investment in repair or replacement
  • Prioritize and plan repair activities and operate more efficiently
  • Anticipate equipment failures before they happen and take control of spare parts inventories
  • Train new or less-experienced technicians and build confidence and skill across the team


  • Single Input digital thermometer for lab, QA, process calibration, food safety and HVAC
  • Measures J, K, T, and E-type thermocouples
  • Presents results in °C, °F, or Kelvin (K) on a large backlit display
  • Includes a relative time clock on MIN, MAX, and AVG to provide a time reference for major events


  • Accuracy: ≤1/8 in at 30 ft. (≤3 mm @ 10 m)
  • Green beam laser
  • Horizontal fan angle: 180 °
  • Vertical fan angle: 130°
  • Durable pendulum lock
  • IP54 rating to limit dust and water entry for years of operation on the job site.


  • Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
  • Measure up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds)
  • 10,000 μF capacitance range
  • Frequency to 200 kHz
  • Extended AC voltage bandwidth – 40 Hz to 30 kHz
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • Min/Max and average recording to capture variations automatically


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V 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 7 hour (BP291 included standard)
    • 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