Norsat Ka-Band Satellite Block Up-converters Achieve $2 Million in Sales

Norsat International has now sold more than $2 million worth of Ka-band ATOM Block Up-converter (BUC) products for Comms on the Move applications. Since the release of its ATOM Ka Band series, Norsat has seen tremendous market uptake in the products for both the airborne satcom market and land based “Communications on the Move” market across North America, Asia and Europe.

Highlights of these sales of the ATOM Ka-band products include:

  • Two major deals with Tier 1 defense contractors for Norsat’s ATOM 25W Ka-band Block up-converters into land-based Comms-on-the-Move applications
  • Two large contracts with Tier 1 defense contractors for Norsat’s 50W Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) for airborne Comms-on-the-Move applications, including a custom low-profile SSPA

Customers are choosing the Norsat Ka-band BUC and SSPA products due to their low SWaP. Providing industry leading size, weight and power, ATOM products are up to 85% smaller than equivalent BUCs, up to 90% lighter, and 60% more power efficient. Norsat’s ability to provide custom solutions including low profile BUCs, support for military standards including shock, vibration, and EMI/EMC, as well as RTCA DO-160 airborne certification and Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) compatibility are key selling features that have helped Norsat achieve multiple design wins.

To support its ATOM Ka-band products success, Norsat has added manufacturing capabilities in the USA. The company’s partner facility has established a Quality Management System, including ISO policies and LEAN practices and has met or exceeded stringent quality standards.

Click here to see Norsat's portfolio of Ka-Band Block Up-Converters (BUCs).