IMPATT amplifier

IMPATT amplifier

[′im‚pat ‚am·plə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A diode amplifier that uses an IMPATT diode; operating frequency range is from about 5 to 100 gigahertz, primarily in the C and X bands, with power output up to about 20 watts continuous-wave or 100 watts pulsed.