Ultra-Compact Ku-Band TWT Outdoor Power Amplifier for SATCOM

Tango Wave has introduced a new Ultra-Compact, 400W Peak, Ku-Band TWT-design outdoor power amplifier, with optional internal L-Band BUC, at the IBC 2016 Conference and Exhibition. This new Model PA17-Ku400P is a Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) power amplifier that delivers 180 watts of linear power over the 12.75 to 14.5 GHz band and offers small size and weight with less power consumption than existing amplifier products. The optional L-Band block up-converter (BUC) is an internal design that does not add to the size of the amplifier.

Satellite News Gathering (SNG) operators are always looking for uplink amplifiers that consume lower power, are smaller in size, lighter and provide more linear power. The PA17-Ku400P addresses these concerns with its Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) performance.

The carbon footprint of a this amplifier is driven by the high-efficiency power conversion of the traveling wave tube, an unmatched technology for power conversion. The compact amplifier measures just 17.0 inches (43.2 cm) (L) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) (W) x 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) (H), and weighs 32 pounds (14.5 kg). Additional specifications include: Linear power is 180W, Transmit Noise Power is -70 dBW/4 KHz, and Filter Receive Band is 0.65-12.75 GHz. In addition, the amplifier is equipped with internal redundancy control, eliminating the need for external controller. Internal monitor and control system provides Ethernet connectivity with plug and play web page interface for out of the box use.

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