RF Amplifiers for Particle Accelerators

Tomco has supplied a wide range of RF amplifiers for accelerator and plasma applications

  • Rugged CW and pulsed amplifiers
  • Frequencies from 1MHz to 1.3GHz
  • Narrowband and broadband systems
  • Power levels up to several hundred kilowatts

We offer cost effective, tailored solutions and work closely with end users to ensure they get the optimum solution for their budget. 

Our accelerator amplifiers are in use in many facilities driving superconducting cavities and RFQs, driving klystrons and tetrodes, driving ion sources, cavity conditioning, pulsing magnets at high speed in beam kickers and beam choppers, and other accelerator applications.

The specifications listed below are a general overview only of our capability.  Please email (sales@tomcorf.com) to liaise directly with a design engineer or to submit your specifications. 

CW Systems

Series No. Frequency Peak Power Maximum power
BTK-Alpha Fixed frequency in the range 100MHz to 200MHz 4kW, 8kW, 12kW, 16kW, 24kW, 36kW, 70kW, 90kW

Max. power in single rack is 12kW. Higher power systems available by combining multiple racks using Tomco power combiners, up to approx. 90kW

BTK-Delta

Fixed frequency in the range 200MHz to 600MHz

5kW, 10kW, 15kW, 20kW, 45kW, 60kW, 90kW, 110kW

Max. power in single rack is 15kW. Higher power systems available by combining mupltiple racks using Tomco power combiners, up to approx. 110kW

BTK-Lambda Fixed frequency in the range 600MHz to 850MHz 2kW, 3.5kW, 7kW, 10kW14kW, 20kW, 40kW, 60kW, 80kW

Max. power in single rack is 10kW. Higher power systems available by combining mupltiple racks using Tomco power combiners, up to approx. 80kW

Pulsed Systems

Series No. Frequency Peak power Duty cycle Pulse width
BTK-Alpha Pulsed Fixed frequency in the range 1MHz to 100MHz Range of power levels available up to approx. 500kW PEP

Up to 10%

Higher duty cycle available on request

Up to 2ms

Higher pulse width available on request

Very fast pulse rise/fall time (<15ns) systems available above 300MHz

BTK-Delta Pulsed Fixed frequency in the range 100MHz to 600MHz
BTK-Lambda Pulsed Fixed frequency in the range 600MHz to 850MHz