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TY - CONF AU - Raab, F.H. ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Power, Maria ED - Shiltsev, Vladimir ED - White, Marion TI - High-Efficiency 500-W RF-Power Modules for UHF J2 - Proc. of NAPAC2016, Chicago, IL, USA, October 9-14, 2016 C1 - Chicago, IL, USA T2 - North American Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 3 LA - english AB - GMRR has developed solid-state RF-power modules that deliver up to 650 W at frequencies from 325 to 704 MHz. The nominal output of 500 W is delivered with an overall efficiency from 79% at 704 MHz to 83% percent at 325 MHz. In contrast to conventional solid-state power amplifiers, high efficiency is maintained over a wide range of output powers; e.g., 70 percent or better for outputs of 30 W or higher. Each 500-W module contains five 120-W RF power amplifiers (PAs) and a Gysel* splitter and combiner. The class-F** PAs employ GaN FETs and produce over 120 W with efficiencies from 82-86%. A class-S modulator maintains high efficiency over nearly the entire range of amplitudes. Supporting hardware includes a control computer, DSP, low-level RF amplifiers, and drivers. The 500-W modules are intended to be building blocks of a multi-kW RF power source. A system based these modules will consume 1/3 to 1/2 of the prime power required by a system based upon klystrons or conventional solid-state amplifiers and will have significantly lower cooling requirements. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 174 EP - 176 KW - ion KW - operation KW - klystron KW - ISOL KW - proton DA - 2017/01 PY - 2017 SN - 978-3-95450-180-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2016-MOPOB51 UR - https://jacow.org/napac2016/papers/mopob51.pdf ER -