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5W1000 Amplifier Research RF Amplifier


The 5W1000 is a 1 GHz, 25 Watt RF Amplifier from Amplifier Research. Amplify RF and Microwave signals to measure, test, and design circuits. Applications include radio communications, cellphones, EMI testing, and much more.

Additional Features:

  • Power output, cw: up to 9 watts; minimum: 5 watts
  • Power output, cw linear (less than 1 dB compression into 50 ohms): 5 watts minimum
  • Flatness: ±1.5 dB maximum; ±1.0 dB typical
  • Frequency response (instantaneous): 500 kHz to 1000 MHz
  • Input for rated output: 1.0 milliwatt max
  • Power Gain: 37 dB minimum
  • Input Impedance: 50 ohms; VSWR 2:1 max
  • Output impedance: 50 ohms nominal
  • Mismatch tolerance (ability to operate without damage, foldback, or oscillation with any magnitude and phase of source and load impedance): 100%
  • Modulation capability (ability to reproduce faithfully AM, FM, or pulse modulation appearing on input signal): 100%
  • Noise Figure: 10 dB typical
  • Harmonic distortion: Minus 250 dBc maximum at 15 watts
  • Third-order Intercept point: 48 dBm typical
  • Primary power (select via internal taps): 100/110/120/200/208/220/240 VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz, single phase, 110 W maximum
  • RF Connectors: Type N female
  • Cooling: Forced air (self-contained fans)


  • Sweep, cw, and pulse rf and emi susceptibility testing without bandswitching or tuning
  • Antenna and component testing, and equipment calibration
  • General laboratory instrumentation
The Amplifier Research 5W1000 is a self-contained ultra-broadband solid-state amplifier providing linear operation over the spectrum from 500 kHz to 1000 MHz. The 5W1000 is rated at 5 watts, and features instantaneous bandwidth, flat output, and immunity to even worst case load mismatch including shorted or open cable without damage or system shutdown.
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