Compact Ku-Band and C-Band Outdoor SSPAs Provide up to 500 Watts of Power

Teledyne Paradise Datacom is showcasing two new outdoor compact Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) with unsurpassed power density at CommunicAsia 2018.

The first amplifier is a 500W C-Band SSPA that delivers 0.40 Watts per cubic inch. The second unit is a 300W Ku-Band SSPA that provides 0.24 Watts per cubic inch. Both compact outdoor SSPAs have a total footprint of 1268 cubic inches with dimensions of 19.5 x 10.0 x 6.5 inches and a base unit weight of 44 lbs (20 kg).

The new SSPAs are both CE and MIL-461 compliant, and can also be used in popular “Outdoor PowerMAX” modular systems from Paradise. PowerMAX systems provide soft-fail redundancy and high reliability, and their High MTBF and low MTTR make these systems a perfect fit for high power installations.

These Compact Outdoor SSPAs have a long history of robust operation in demanding environments. Having these higher power levels available in a legacy package allows easy RF power upgrades for existing antenna and hub designs. The higher linear power allows offshore maritime customers to better maximize satellite bandwidth for higher data throughput.