Empower RF Systems Inc

Empower RF – High-Power RF Amplifiers

Empower designs and manufactures antenna systems that lead several satellite communication markets. Worldwide installations include over 100 gateway systems for the most advanced satellite communication networks in the world.

Featured Products

Pulsed Amplifiers

Pulsed Amplifiers

Utilizing GaN on SiC and LDMOS, Empower RF is among the first to successfully employ these device technologies into multi-kilowatt pulse RF and microwave amplifier systems. 

With design and manufacturing in Southern California, Empower RF has a proven track record delivering reliable RF and microwave high power pulsed solid state amplifiers for Radar and related research, EW, threat simulators, DO-160 Section 20, Mil-Std 464, automotive, semiconductor device characterization and multipaction testing.

RF Amplifiers up to 6000 MHz
Modules
Broadband Amplifiers Modules with Stop Frequencies up to 6000 MHzSystems
PBroadband Amplifiers Systems with Stop Frequencies up to 6000 MHz

Includes RF and microwave amplifiers covering the band from 500Mhz to 6000Mhz in a single module with either GaN or GaAs devices. Custom and standard power amplifiers available with high linearity, low noise figure, and very low error vector magnitude (EVM). Our rack systems and select modules include Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Automatic Level Control (ALC), and peak/pulse/average detection useful in OTA, MIMO, and CTIA testing.

RF Amplifiers up to 500 MHz
Modules 
RF Amplifier Modules with Stop Frequencies up to 500 MHz
Systems 
RF Amplifier Systems with Stop Frequencies up to 500 MHz

Narrow and Broad band RF modules and rack mount amplifier systems using solid state devices including LDMOS and GaAsFET in Class A and Class A/B topologies for AM, FM, VHF, and UHF bands with output power ranging from 0dbm to 60dbm (1 Kilowatt) and higher! Custom modules also available.

RF Amplifiers up to 2500 MHz
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Microwave Amplifier Modules with Stop Frequencies up to 2500 MHz
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Microwave Amplifier Systems with Stop Frequencies up to 2500 MHz

L and S Band 1,2,4, and 8 Kilowatt rack mount solid state microwave amplifiers ideal for CW and pulse TWT amplifier replacement utilizing GaN technology and rivals the TWT amplifier in size and weight. Also available is our broad line of high power modules including 25, 50, and 100 watt pallets for integrating into your own power amplifier design.

RF Amplifiers up to 1000 MHz
Modules Power Amplifier Modules with Stop Frequencies up to 1000 MHz
Systems 
ower Amplifier Systems with Stop Frequencies up to 1000 MHz

Narrow and Broad band high power RF modules and rack mount amplifier systems using solid state devices including LDMOS and GaAs in Class A and Class A/B topologies for Pulse, AM, FM, continuous wave and digital modulation applications that include EW, Radar, Jamming, EMI and EMC radiated immunity, and wireless communications testing.

Application Highlights

Next Generation RF Amplifier Systems

Highest power density with patented new hardware and software architecture that is unrivaled

A unique design architecture from Empower RF Systems is yielding unprecedented size and weight reduction for 500W, 1 kW, and multi-kW power amplifier platforms. 

These breakthrough designs have been fielded using both LDMOS and GaN devices for user applications below.

Power Amplifier Solutions for Electronic Attack
 
ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Force Protection And Threat Simulators – Manpack, Vehicle, Fixed Site

Our remarkable hardware and software architecture is advanced beyond any other amplifier supplier and offers break through capabilities not seen before in EW systems. Amoung these capabilities are Multi-domain operations where a single unit is capable of operating in Multi-Domain scenarios as a jamming, communications and radar transmitter at optimal performance with any type of modulation.

Military Amplifiers

Power Amplifier Solutions for Tactical Radio & Communications

COMMUNICATIONS

Military, Government agency, Tactical radios, Networks

Empower is a major leader in providing leading edge, “Best in Class” power amplifiers for command and control communications for the warfighter, civilian and homeland network applications. These multi-band, multi-mission, highly integrated amplifiers are designed for software-defined radios in manpack, vehicular and fixed site configurations.

Communications Products

Power Amplifier Solutions for Radar
 
RADAR

Ground based, Shipboard and Airborne (Including UAV)

We offer a wide variety of power amplifiers as stand alone or high power tube drivers up to several kilowatts. Radar applications include HF for over-the-horizon (OTH), VHF for very long range and ground generation and UHF for very long range (e.g. ballistic missile early warning) and foliage penetration (SAR). Empower has also provided amplifiers in L-band for long range air traffic control and surveillance (IFF) as well as S-band for moderate range surveillance and long range weather.

Radar Products

Power Amplifier Solutions for Test and Measurement
 
TEST AND MEASUREMENT

Power Amplifiers for Radiated Immunity: EMI, EMC – Scientific

EMC compliance labs are choosing Empower RF for its technology advancements that have leapfrogged the old establishment while offering refreshing and long overdue performance and feature set enhancements. We provide best in class RF and Microwave amplifiers that go beyond 200V/m CW and 600V/m pulsed for todays demanding Radiated Susceptibility testing requirements.

Power Amplifiers for Radiated Immunity

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New Multi-Mode 200W, 1900 to 6000Mhz SSPA

Multi-Mode Solid State Power Amplifier

Designed for optimized performance over a multitude of applications, the 2215 is a Multi-Mode power amplifier with built in modes for a variety of input modulations and application scenarios. Empower’s flexible and programmable input and output detection scheme makes Multi-Mode operation possible and has the added advantage of future-proofing the amplifier…

Pulsed L Band Multi KW Scalable Amplifier

Pulsed L Band Multi KW Scalable Amplifier

New Scalable Pulsed L Band Amplifier with an expandable system hardware architecture designed to save you money- “you buy only the power you need today” and add power amplifier blocks later when your test or application requires more output power. In addition to scalability, this amplifier offers an inherently rugged design and is based on our patented architecture.

HF Communications & Jamming Transmitter

The 2203 is capable of operating in Multi-Domain scenarios as a jamming and/or communications transmitter at optimal performance with any type of modulation (AM, FM, Multi-tone, Pulse, PSK, FSk and Complex Digital Modulation).

Company Overview

Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems is a global leader in power amplifier solutions that are critical to defense, commercial, and industrial market applications. 

With our origins in the design of broadband and band-specific solid state power amplifiers, Empower continues to advance the science of RF power amplification to produce rugged, power efficient, and cost-effective solutions. It is our priority to design and deliver high quality, innovative products which address customer systems and business requirements.

Operating globally and continuing to expand our technology resources, Empower RF has been awarded patents on amplifier design techniques and assembly methods. Our customer base includes market leading OEMs, government agencies, and academic institutions with an array of demanding performance requirements.

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Natalie Myers

Inside Sales Administration

Natalie Myers joined Vic Myers Associates in September 2021 and is excited to be part of the team. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and prior to her position as Inside Sales Administration she worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years as a Senior Sales Administrator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends along with watching sporting events, traveling, hiking and cheering on her daughter in dance and basketball! Natalie is located in our Arizona office.

KAREN M. ROSS

People and Culture Specialist

Cell Phone: 505-720-9123
Email: karenr@vicmyers.com

Karen has been a part of Vic Myers Associates team since February 2023. Prior to her position as People and Culture Specialist, she worked in the Science & Technology field as an HR Manager & Project Lead for SAIC and LANL. In the short time with VMA she has learned a lot and looks forward to knowing our business even better in support of all of our employees. She values her church community, her two sons who happen to be engineers, volunteering, and golf. Karen is located in our Albuquerque, NM office.

FELECIA STIVERS

Field Sales Engineer

Felecia Stivers, a native of Rockford, IL, now excels as a Field Sales Engineer at VMA in our Arizona office. Holding a BSEE from Arizona State University, she draws from her extensive background at Medtronic, Orbital Sciences, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Specializing in high-reliability applications, Felecia stands out for her proficiency in relationship-building and innovative problem-solving. Whether contributing to medical devices or playing a vital role in rocket launches, her work has had a tangible impact on saving lives and safeguarding the nation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Felecia enjoys time with her two teenagers, finds joy in travel, and actively engages with her local church. Driven by a passion for helping customers navigate cutting-edge technology, she is committed to delivering dependable solutions in fast-changing environments.

TAYLOR GAUNTT

Field Sales Engineer

Taylor is a Texas native, and grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas.  He attended Texas A&M University, where earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  After college he was recruited by a Manufacturer’s Rep Firm, where he spent the first 7 years of his career. Initially hired on as an inside salesperson, Taylor quickly accelerated within the organization and expanded into various other roles such as Distribution Manager, and Field Sales Engineer.  Taylor then spent the following 7 years working for an electronic component distributor named Electro Enterprises that almost exclusively supported the mil/aero market.

Taylor worked as a Field Sales Engineer supporting the Texas, Utah and New Mexico territory, Product Manager, as well as Director or Business Development where he managed a team of 10 Field Sales Professionals across the entire United States.  Gathering from his previous experiences, Taylor has now taken on the role of Field Sales Engineer with Vic Myers supporting the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas territory.  Outside of the office you will usually find Taylor either spending time with his wife and two young children, or out on the lake bass fishing.

RICHARD MENDEZ

Sales Engineer

Richard was born and raised in Arizona. Attended Arizona State University with a focus in Mechanical Engineering and then fell into Technical Project Management. After 12 years of managing large budget projects spanning system integrations and upgrades, he transitioned into the role of Field Sales Engineer with VMA.

Richard has a deep passion for building relationships with his clients and principals, and supporting them to problem solve and develop innovative solutions. Outside of the office, Richard can be found volunteering as a mentor and coach of high school students at his church, running and hiking the extensive trails of Arizona, and spending time with his wife, 2 boys, 2 girls, and 2 grandkids. Richard is located in our Arizona office.

TARIN SCHONCHECK

Sales Administration

Cell Phone: 480-345-6449
Email: tarins@vicmyers.com

Tarin was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to Vic Myers she worked in the hospitality industry 20+ years as a Sales Analyst/Administrator.

In her spare time, Tarin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to historical sites throughout the United States, reading, going to movies and concerts. On the weekends you will find Tarin at her nephews’ band concerts and baseball games. In addition, music and dance have been a part of her life with musical contrasting influences ranging from Prince to Olivia Newton-John.  Tarin is located in our Arizona office.