Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Comtech awarded $1.1 million contract for industry-leading satellite power amplifiers

USA: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., received an order for $1.1 million for the company’s 500-Watt, continuous wave (CW), high-power amplifiers for high throughput satellite (HTS) services operating in the Ka-band frequency.

Comtech Xicom’s power amplifiers are designed for high reliability and superior technical performance. These 500-Watt amplifiers feature the highest combination of CW output power and bandwidth in Ka-band available in the industry today. The fully self-contained traveling wave tube-based amplifier (TWTA) mounts directly to the outdoor antenna to maximize the available power and minimize signal degradation within the uplink system. These high-power amplifiers are also used for controlling and maintaining the spacecraft’s geostationary orbit for major HTS systems.

Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech, stated: “Satellite networks are ideal for providing high-capacity internet connectivity to remote portions for the globe. We continue to see strong demand for Comtech Xicom’s leading-edge SATCOM products as the Ka-band HTS market expands globally. We are pleased that customers appreciate the performance and value of Comtech Xicom’s Amplifiers to fulfill their ongoing HTS system needs.”

Comtech Xicom Technology, a leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.

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