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Ophir RF At A Glance
- Established in 1992, and Incorporated as “OPHIR RF” in 1997.
- Privately Owned Small Business
- Currently staffed with 45-50 Employees
- All Design, Manufacturing, Sales and Support are done at Ophir RF’s state of the art design facility in Los Angeles, California
- Known throughout the industry as a rock-solid, reliable designer and manufacturer of High-Power RF Systems.
- Capabilities Include: Broadband & Band Specific, from 10 kHz to 40 GHz, with power rating in excess of 23 KW
- Communications, EMC, Test & Measurement, Scientific Applications Radar and Electronic Warfare, TWT (Tube) Replaced with Solid State
- International Space Station (ISS) – Externally Mounted Communication Link.
- Supplied All Base Station Amplifiers for Shanghai Metropolitan Train Services.
- Supplied thousands of RF Amplifier Modules to the TMC Design Corporation WBJ, IED Jamming Program for US Army.
- On Approved Vendor List for multiple IED Jamming Programs throughout the US Military with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Exelis Corporation, and others.
- Awarded Contract to Design and Manufacture Solid State RFPA for the Raytheon AN/TPQ-37 RADAR.
- Awarded Contract to Design and Manufacture Solid State RFPA’s for the Thales Smart S MK 2 RADAR.
- Awarded IDIQ contract by United States Navy to produce High Power RF Modules for the AN/ALQ 231 Jamming Pods.
- Awarded Contract to manufacture the RF Amplifiers for the Coast Guards’ RF Distribution System (Deepwater Program). Currently in use onboard all new Coast Guard Cutters.
- Awarded Long Term Contract to manufacturer High power RF Amplifiers for the AN/RT-1828 SatCom Transceiver.
- Raytheon Regional Small Business of the year Award.
- 2007 ISO-9001:2008 Certification. Recertified in July 2017.
- 2018: ISO-9001:2015 Certification
Pulse Power Levels to 30,000 Watts
Custom Amplifier Solutions for any application!
What is the difference between a module and a system?
An RF Module is an individual RF Amplifier. A System is made up of many RF modules.
Are heat sinks and fans needed for all modules?
All RF modules require adequate heat sinks. Fans may also be required depending on the particular module. Please consult the factory.
What can I control with the Interface and the Ethernet?
This depends on the particular included options inside the Amplifier. Please refer to the Operators Manual for the included options.
Is there a price difference for front or rear connector placement?
Generally there is no price difference for connector placement. However, there are some Amplifier Systems that will require substantial internal redesign to relocate from the normal connector locations. Please consult the factory.
What is included in the operating manual?
It includes instructions on the proper operation of the amplifier.
Are there any chassis options other than rack mount units?
Please consult the factory for any request for optional chassis style.
How much input power is needed for the amplifier?
Please refer to the Specification Sheet for the particular amplifier in question.
What is the difference between a class A and a class AB amplifier?
The difference refers to how the RF semiconductors are biased. A Class A amplifier will provide very linear amplification at the cost of very low DC to RF efficiency, which translates directly into heat and size of the amplifier system. A Class AB amplifier is a compromise of good linearity, high efficiency and small size.
How much reflective power can the amplifier withstand without damage?
All standard amplifiers can withstand reflective power equal to “10% of full power rating.” Please consult the factory per you requirements.
Where are the OPHIR RF products manufatured?
OPHIR RF designs and manufactures its products in the USA.