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EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

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CERN - PS DIVISION

PS/RF/ Note 97-15

0.05-100 MHz 4W AMPLIFIER


(PS/RF-HC 3256 )

M. Paoluzzi

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1997

0.05-100 MHz 4W AMPLIFIER


(PS/RF-HC 3256 )

1. CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION

The amplifier ( figure 1.1 ) is composed of three stages. The bipolar, low-level
transistor Q1 ensures the impedance transformation required to match the Q2 gate de-
Qing resistors to the 50Ω input.

The driver stage output signal is then split by T1 to drive the push-pull power
stage composed by Q3 and Q4. The output transformer T2 provides signal
recombination and matching to the 50Ω output.

Rf output monitoring is provided by a 26dB attenuator while the Lemo 4


connectors allows current measurement for servicing purposes.

The input matching and the amplifier gain are plotted in figures 1.2 and 1.3
respectively.

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Figure 1.1 - Circuit Diagram

dB
0

-5

-10

-15

-20

-25

-30
0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 MHz

Figure 1.2 - Input Matching

3
dB
36

34

32

30

28

26

24

22

20
0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 MHz

Figure 1.3 - Gain

2. ADJUSTMENT

1 Preliminary Test

1.1 By visual inspection verify that the module does not present evident
manufacture errors and that it has been properly cleaned.
1.2 Preset VR1, VR2 and VR3 15 turns CW.

2 Module Test

2.1 Slowly raise the supply voltage to 20V and verify that no current is drawn (
<50mA )
2.2 Connect a 5W , 50Ω load on the amplifier output.
2.3 Adjust VR1 to read 46.5 mV on pins 1-2 of the monitoring lemo connector.
This corresponds to a rest current of 310mA
2.3 Adjust VR2 to read 150 mV on pins 1-3 of the monitoring lemo connector.
This corresponds to a rest current of 1A.
2.4 Adjust VR3 to read 300 mV on pins 1-3 of the monitoring lemo connector.
This corresponds to a rest current of 1A.
2.5 Using the test set-up shown in figure 2.1 measure the amplifier input
matching ( A/R ). The reference measurement is shown in figure 1.2.
2.6 Using the test set-up shown in figure 2.1 measure the amplifier gain ( B/R
). The reference measurement is shown in figure 1.3.

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2.7 Check that the rf out mon. response follows the gain curve with 26 dB
attenuation ( also B/R ).

2.8 Connect a 5W , 50Ω load on the amplifier output .


Apply a fixed frequency 1 MHz signal at the amplifier input.
Using an oscilloscope measure the rf out mon. signal ( loaded on 50Ω ).
Increase the input signal amplitude until the monitor signal reaches 1Vp.
This corresponds to 4W output power.

3 Labeling

3.1 Label the module ‘OK+Date’

RF Out
Network Analyzer

A
Out Mon
RF In
RF Out

Figure 2.1 - Measurement Test Set