Communications & Power Industries

Palo Alto, CA 94304-1031


About Communications & Power Industries

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications, defense and medical markets.


811 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1031
+1 (650) 846-2900
+1 (650) 846-3276

More Info on Communications & Power Industries

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications, defense and medical markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets.

Articles & News

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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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Philadelphia Opens Its Doors to 2018 IMS

May 22, 2018
As the applications extrapolate for wireless devices and interest grows in millimeter-wave frequencies, the RF/microwave industry gathers together with great optimism for the ...
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Many high-power amplifiers based on GaN technology were introduced during the week at the 2017 IMS exhibition.

High Power on Display at IMS

June 7, 2017
High power at microwave frequencies can be produced by solid-state and vacuum-tube amplifiers.
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Microwave Energy Powers Many Industrial Applications

April 10, 2017
High-power microwave energy may be best known for a fast, hot meal, but it is also the basis for a wide range of industrial heating, drying, and processing applications.
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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...
RIT's radomes protect microwave antennas without disrupting their signal.

CPI Acquires Radant Technologies

Oct. 10, 2013
Communications and Power Industries has acquired Radant Technologies, adding a variety of antennas and structures to its microwave & RF product portfolio.

Videos & Resources

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Image Gallery: Best Of Microwaves & RF Award Winners Honored at IMS 2013

July 12, 2013
At IMS 2013, Microwaves & RF presented the first-annual "Best of Microwaves" awards, recognizing companies that are at the forefront of providing resources to microwave engineers...

All content from Communications & Power Industries

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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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Best of Microwaves & RF 2013: The Winners

June 6, 2013
Recently, we reached out to our readers and asked you to let us know what your favorite online tools are for keeping up to date with your industry. After tallying all your responses...
This photograph shows the microstructure of the high-thermal-conductivity aluminum diamond material used for heat sinks and in packages for high-power RF/microwave devices, such as GaN transistors. (Photo courtesy of Nano Materials International Corp.)

Handling The Heat In RF/MW Circuits

April 3, 2013
Thermal management in high-frequency circuits depends on careful choice of circuit and packaging materials to remove heat and preserve high performance levels.
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Vacuum Devices Drive High Power

April 1, 2013
Vacuum electron devices are still widely used throughout the high-frequency industry for applications requiring extremely high output-power densities.
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Components Help Satcom Systems Fly

Feb. 26, 2013
Satellite-communications use continues to grow in spite of the cost of the components and systems.
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Performance Guides Transistor Selection

Feb. 7, 2013
RF/microwave transistors offer many different performance capabilities by type of device, with some better for lower noise and some for higher power.
1. This compact solid-state amplifier delivers as much as 100 W in a single channel at X-band frequencies and can replace much larger, heavier TWT amplifiers. [Photo courtesy of CAP Wireless (]

Crows Fly High At 49th Annual AOC

Oct. 9, 2012
Held Sept. 23-26, the 2012 installment of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium and Convention featured the best of the military electronics industry.
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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.