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Title: New RF FET
Post by: VE3ELQ on May 20, 2019, 08:28:25 AM
ART2K0FE by Ampleon coming soon to a store near you. At 65V Vdd should be good for about 1.5KW clean PEP in linear service. Cant find any specs yet. Think I see another Linear amp project ahead.

https://www.ampleon.com/news/press-releases/ampleon-announces-the-industry-s-most-rugged-2kw-rf-power-ldmos-transistor-for-ism-applications.html

73s  Nigel


Title: Re: New RF FET
Post by: w4bfs on May 20, 2019, 10:46:25 AM
nigel ... what type of topology would you use with a device of this power level ?   would it still be push pull or is single ended feasible ?   73  John


Title: Re: New RF FET
Post by: VE3ELQ on May 20, 2019, 11:06:13 AM
nigel ... what type of topology would you use with a device of this power level ?   would it still be push pull or is single ended feasible ?   73  John

John, 
About 4 years ago I built a 50V Linear amp using a single BLF188XR dual FET from schematics I found in the net with a few mods of my own.  Its classic push pull with a bifilar choke on the drains feeding a ferrite 1:3 turns OP transformer.  It worked great, nice and clean to about 850W PEP with my ANAN 10 exciter especially with Adaptive Pre-Disortion enabled. So I quickly built a second one using two BLF188s in a near identical circuit but with a 1:4 ratio OP transformer.  It makes nice clean 1.6KW PEP and is still in use when I get the occasional urge to run SSB.  This new FET looks to be even better at 65V for higher efficiency.  Never tried single ended, probably have very high F2 harmonic hard to low pass filter. I think push pull would be best.  Think a 3rd amp may be in my future.   ;D

73s  Nigel


Title: Re: New RF FET
Post by: WD5JKO on May 21, 2019, 07:14:14 AM


This just came out in EDN today:

"Rugged 2-kW RF Power LDMOS Transistor for ISM Apps
Ampleonís transistor offers a frequency response of 0 to 650 MHz in an air-cavity ceramic package."



https://tinyurl.com/y2wedtsj

OR

https://www.electronicdesign.com/power/rugged-2-kw-rf-power-ldmos-transistor-ism-apps?NL=ED-001&Issue=ED-001_20190521_ED-001_451&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2_b&utm_rid=CPG05000000131357&utm_campaign=25681&utm_medium=email&elq2=d503c368beeb4f78bac2fb06026cb3ec&oly_enc_id=7566A7103945E5R

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: New RF FET
Post by: W1RKW on May 21, 2019, 04:41:57 PM
this appeared on EHam a month or so ago:

https://www.eham.net/articles/42414

Author talks about a 1.2KW LDMOSFET from the same manufacturer and a homebrew amplifier . 
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