Smiths Interconnect Showcases 25 W Ku-Band Transceiver at IMS 2017

At the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Hawaii this year, Smiths Interconnect, is showcasing its diverse portfolio of integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) along with the recently released Ku-Band High Power Transceiver (HPT). The 2017 edition of this symposium organized by IEEE is being held in the city of Honolulu in Hawaii from 4-9 June, 2017.

The new Ku-Band High Power Transceiver (HPT) is a complete airborne SatCom solution, integrating a GaN SSPA, up-converters, down-converters, and digital control technology to offer a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT) functions. Leveraging the higher maximum channel temperature limit of GaN devices, along with built-in SSPA protection against high VSWR loads, the 25 W HPT system offers extremely high standard reliability and stability for commercial airborne systems.

For applications that require additional commercial air transport use assurance, an optional vibration insensitive OCXO installed on a vibration isolation platform is available. The HPT can transmit from 13.75 to 14.5 GHz with an IF frequency of 950 to 1700 MHz and a gain variation of less than 1.0 dB over any 36 MHz band. It provides frequency down conversion from 10.7 to 11.7 GHz to the low band IF of 950-1950 MHz or from 11.7 to 12.75 GHz to the high band IF of 1100-2150 MHz. The Receive bands are selectable with commands over the Ethernet bus.

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