Comtech Xicom Technology

Santa Clara, CA 95054-2704


About Comtech Xicom Technology

Comtech Xicom Technology, founded as Xicom Technology in 1991, has grown to be a world leading satellite communications (satcom) amplifier supplier, offering the broadest product line in the industry.


3550 Bassett Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054-2704
+1 408-213-3000
+1 408-213-3001

More Info on Comtech Xicom Technology

Comtech Xicom Technology, founded as Xicom Technology in 1991, has grown to be a world leading satellite communications (satcom) amplifier supplier, offering the broadest product line in the industry. Our focus on customers, innovation and quality has driven growth and created a company with a reputation for excellence. Regarded as an industry leader across the board, Xicom provides rugged, highly efficient and reliable Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), Klystron Power Amplifiers (KPAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), and Block Upconverters (BUCs) for commercial and military broadcast and broadband applications around the world. These Xicom High Power Amplifiers (HPAs) are in use in critical communications links on the ground, in the air and on the sea; they support fixed traditional and direct-to-home broadcast, mobile news gathering, transportable and flyaway systems, secure high data rate communications, and broadband access over satcom.

Articles & News

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GaN Amplifiers Power In-Flight Connectivity Applications

Jan. 5, 2022
Power amplifiers based on tube and solid-state devices have been developed for various satcom uplink applications through mmWave frequencies.
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Comtech Contracted for Ka-Band Airborne SSPAs

May 26, 2021
Falcon SSPAs with BUCs are designed for in-cabin airborne applications requiring high power density and output levels from 20 to 50 W at Ka-band frequencies.
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Power Amplifiers Boost HTS Systems

May 26, 2021
Comtech Xicom Technology recently received a $2 million order from a leading HTS system integrator for HPAs capable of 500 W output power at Ka-band frequencies.
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Comtech Amplifiers Boost X-Band Satcom Systems

April 1, 2021
The SSPAs and BUCs are intended for use in transportable military SATCOM ground stations; equipment is optimized for low leakage.
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Solid-State Amplifiers “Amp” Up the Power

Sept. 10, 2018
Solid-state technology, mainly in the form of gallium-nitride transistors, is opening the door to more powerful, “tube-like” microwave power amplifiers.
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MILCOM 2015 Showcases Technology Innovations

Nov. 24, 2015
A large number of companies attended MILCOM 2015 in Tampa, Fla., with exhibitors ranging from defense contractors to components suppliers—and much more in between.

Videos & Resources

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The Latest in Robust Communications Platforms

July 11, 2020
Unless they're built to take abuse, communications platforms can be a great liability in aerospace, automotive, and military applications. Here are some of the latest comms platform...

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5 Areas Impacting the Future of Satcom

Sept. 3, 2015
Today’s satcom market can be analyzed by examining five focal points: Ka-band products, GaN devices, solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs), traveling-wave-tube amplifiers (TWTAs...
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SSPA/BUCs Boost Satcom Systems

Nov. 20, 2013
A pair of solid-state amplifiers boosts satellite-communications signals in X- and Ku-band systems.
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Amplifier Systems Gain In Power

Aug. 28, 2013
Amplifier systems employ tubes, transistors, and sometimes a mix of the two device technologies to achieve kilowatt power levels at microwave frequencies.
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Amplifier Systems Simplify Integration

Sept. 17, 2012
Ready-to-use amplifier systems have gained acceptance for a growing number of applications, ranging from radar platforms to satellite-communications (satcom) networks.

TWTAs Power Satcom Systems

April 6, 2012
Vacuum-tube amplifiers are still alive and well, providing high gain and output-power levels in a wide range of satellite systemsboth in space and on the ground.

Tube-vs.-Transistor Debate Continues

Jan. 19, 2011
Tube-vs.-Transistor Debate Continues Many military and commercial applications require generous amounts of RF power, including satellite communications (satcom) uplinks and radar...

Comtech Telecommunications Acquires CPI

June 17, 2010
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. and CPI International, Inc. jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Comtech will purchase CPI in a cash and...

750-W TWTA Saves DTH Broadcasters

March 18, 2010
Model XTD-750DBSP is an antenna-mountable high-power traveling-wave-tube amplifier (TWTA) from Comtech Xicom Technology designed to help reduce operating costs for direct-to-home...

Satcom Amplifiers Power New Web Site

Feb. 4, 2010
Satellite communications (satcom) specialist Comtech Xicom has announced a new, expanded Internet web site to show off its extensive lines of power amplifiers (PAs) for satcom...