Amplifiers are used to offset signal loss from long runs of cables and passive splitters and combiners by providing gain.
ETL has a broad and sophisticated Amplifier range which generally covers IF and L-band, but also offers solutions for C- and Ku-band applications. The Alto series of amplifiers provide excellent RF performance in a modular design, with a variety of chassis and modules which can be configured to suit a range of applications. The Amplifiers can be fixed gain, variable gain, with dual redundant amplifiers also available.
Furthermore, AGC Amplifiers (Automatic Gain Control) and ALC Amplifiers (Automatic Level Control), are also available when constant signals into an RF chain are required despite varying received levels.
L-band Equalisers providing slope compensation (typically to compensate for cable losses and negative slope) are also available as a feature in many of the Alto Amplifier Modules.
The ETL Modular System model 26128 can hold up to 16 RF modules and these include stand alone L-band Variable Gain Amplifiers with Slope Compensation (model AMP101), L-band Variable Gain Amplifiers with Dual Redundant Amplifiers (model AMP102), as well as splitters and combiners which also feature variable gain and variable slope compensation.