1W 20GHz Power Amplifier


SKU: PA20000 Category:


The new wideband PA20000 provides a compact and affordable way to amplify signals from 5-22GHz for a variety of Ku-band applications. Simple USB-C control makes this device much faster to integrate, and more flexible than traditional multi-voltage lab-supply powered devices. All negative voltage generation, gate control biasing, current limiting, temperature monitoring, and voltage detection are done internally automatically.  The Rev4 version is powered directly from USB-C, no high voltage input required. Gain is adjustable from 0 to +30dB with control software or front buttons!

New upgraded REV4 hardware shipping for 2023!

Ku-Band 1Watt Amplifier Specifications:

  • Frequency range: 5 – 22GHz
  • Gain setting range: 0 to +30dB
  • Variable-gain step size: 0.5dB
  • P1dB: +28dBm (typical)
  • Psat: +30dBm (typical)
  • Max input power: +10dBm
  • IP3: +39dBm
  • Noise figure: 7dB
  • Return loss: 10dB typical
  • Power & control input: USB-C


20GHz Variable-Gain Amplifier Feature List:

  • SMA RF input and output ports
  • Compact aluminum enclosure
  • Gain control buttons
  • Status LEDs and audible alerts
  • Temperature, voltage, current monitoring
  • USB-C powered and controlled
  • Simple plug-and-play operation with free PC control software
  • 50-Ohm port impedance


PA20000 Applications

  • Automated testing environments
  • Satellite signal amplification
  • Production verification
  • Educational / university lab use
  • Aerospace / defense research
  • Wireless infrastructure
  • Antenna research
  • Communication link design

Typical Gain Plot




Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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