100-W SSPA Targets Ku-Band

To provide low-cost operation and longevity for satellite-communications (satcom) customers, a compact, 100-W, solid-state high-power amplifier (SSPA) has been introduced in an integrated antenna-mount package. This SSPA, which is dubbed the model XTS-100K1, is designed for satcom operation at 14.0-to-14.5-GHz Ku-band frequencies and optionally available in a version for use at 13.75 to 14.5 GHz. Thanks to its antenna-mount approach, this eliminates the need to run a long, expensive waveguide IFL from the amplifier to the antenna. It also boasts a self-contained, digital monitorand- control (M&C) interface, RF filters, and cooling. The model XTS- 100K1 uses a fully integrated power supply that accepts a wide range of prime power (90 to 264 VAC) and includes power factor correction. The amplifier measures 17.25 x 8.6 x 8.0 inches and weighs 42 lbs.

Xicom Technology, Inc., 3550 Bassett St., Santa Clara, CA 95054; (408) 213-3300, FAX: (408) 213-3301, Internet: www.xicomtech.com.

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