The SSPBMg-KL is a Solid State Block up converter with an RF Frequency in the Ku band – 12.75 GHz to 13.25 GHz. It has an IF frequency of 950 MHz to 1450 MHz. This GaN based BUC provides 400 watts of output power with a gain of 76 dB. The SSPA in this block up converter is very power efficient, reducing operational expenses for power consumption, and capital expenses from reducing the need for uninterruptible power sizing. This enables a more resilient system for operators at no additional cost.
This new technology is designed to replace multiple older technology klystrons or Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs), with more resilient technology, much simpler hardware configuration on site, and a considerable reduction in operating expenses.