Xicom Technology expands GaN SSPA product line

October 02, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation, has announced a series of high-power Gallium Nitride Solid-State Power Amplifiers (GaN SSPAs) to fill out the top end of its industry-leading SSPA product line.

The latest compact and rugged antenna-mount amplifiers are significantly more efficient than competing SSPAs making them ideal for transportable and mobile SATCOM applications where power draw matters.

For Ku-band customers, the model XTSLIN-200K covers 13.75 to 14.5 GHz Ku-Band with a minimum of 200-W of linear power. The unit is in a compact, low-profile outdoor package that is ideally suited for transportable applications.

Model XTSLIN-100K also covers 13.75 to 14.5 GHz, with a minimum of 100-W of linear power, and is in the same package size as the company's industry-leading 100-W Linear X-Band SSPA, allowing easy conversion from X-band to Ku-band.

At X-band, the model XTSLIN-200X further extends Comtech Xicom's tactical X-Band product line, offering a minimum of 200-W of linear power. The compact package size is identical to that of the new 200-W Ku-Band amplifier. Comtech Xicom already has industry-leading high-efficiency X-Band GaN products in certified terminals at linear powers of 20-W, 50-W and 100-W – and now the product line extends to 200-W.

"Comtech Xicom is working with customers to deploy X-Band GaN SSPAs across a broad spectrum of power levels in small-to-medium sized terminals for tactical communications. We offer linear powers from 20-W to 200-W in rugged compact packages," commented Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President, and General Manager for Comtech Xicom. "The new XTSLIN-200X compares favorably in size, weight, and especially power consumption to available products at this power level, and the common package size with the new Ku-Band products is ideal for tactical military customers that want to optimize satellite availability."

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