World’s First 650W Ka-Band Uplink Power Amplifier for SATCOM Applications

Comtech Xicom Technology has unveiled a new 650-Watt Ka-Band amplifier for High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) gateway service.

The XTD-650KaL is a compact power amplifier designed for low-cost installation and has a long life span. An antenna can be mounted at the feed to minimize path loss. This new traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) offers 150-Watts of more power than the classic 500W Ka-Band amplifier and features 215W of linear power at -19 dB Noise Power Ratio (NPR) across the 27.5 to 30 GHz frequency range. The amplifier is available with Xicom’s SuperCoolTM liquid cooling, which has many practical advantages over traditional air-cooled amplifiers including reduced heat load in hubs, flexible and more compact installation, ease of service and maintenance, higher reliability, ambient noise reduction and gain stability over ambient temperature. Power combining and redundancy architectures are also available.

Comtech Xicom Technology will be showcasing this amplifier and other SATCOM amplifier solutions at SATELLITE 2019 which will take place in Washington DC from 6-9 May, 2019.

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