Softronics Phoenix Power Amplifiers (PA)

The Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver is the centrepiece of the Barrett range of HF communications equipment. It combines Software-Defined Radio technology with the intuitive “ease of use” that has become synonymous with the Barrett name.



Military and civil government customers around the world look to Softronics for expertise in High Frequency (HF) products. Our HF team of engineers has modernized and enhanced older products to provide higher performance and lower power than prior generation products.

Phoenix Power Amplifiers (PA) are compact, rack-mounted communications components for high-frequency networks. Designed and manufactured by Softronics, Phoenix PAs can be supplied in 1kW, 4kW or 10kW models.

Phoenix PAs feature third-order intermodulation distortion of -40 dBc typical at rated power, -36 dBc maximum at 100% duty cycle. They are designed especially for use with wideband multitone waveforms requiring high linearity, such as MIL-STD-188-110D. They can be driven by a 0.1w power level or 10-watt nominal. Remote control and ALC (automatic level control) are compatible/programmable for use with most driving RF (radio frequency) sources. Space-saving, solid-state design contains both the amplifier and power supply and operates from strappable 1- or 3-phase 50/60 Hz power with internal blowers. This conveniently occupies only 5U of 19” rack space.