The C-Band 8 Module SUMMIT II from Advantech Wireless is a High-Power, Solid State Power Amplifier that operates from 5.725 - 6.425 GHz (Lower) / 5.85 - 6.425 GHz (Standard) / 5.85 - 6.725 GHz (Extended) / 6.725 - 7.025 GHz (Insat). The system is available in two saturated output power variants: 800 W (59 dBm) and 1000 W (60 dBm). It provides a linear gain of more than 70 dB, has a user-adjustable gain of up to 20 dB with 0.5 dB step size, and a gain stability of ±1.5 dB. The SSPA system has a third-order IMD of -25 dBc and phase noise of -155 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz. It has harmonics of -50 dBc, and output spurious of -55 dBc, and a VSWR of less than 1.5:1.
The SSPAs are phase combined to reach the maximum RF output power from 7 amplifiers, with the output of one amplifier held in reserve for redundancy. In the case of a module failure, the Summit operating system will increase the gain of the remaining amplifiers to bring the total system output power back to the pre-failure level. Switchless, soft-fail redundancy ensures that the system’s RF output remains unchanged despite a module failure. It is available in a housing that measures 40.6 x 56.5 x 19.5 cm with CPR 137G grooved waveguide output and N-Type Female input interface. The system is ideally suited for large embedded systems.
The Summit II is available in various amplifier configurations of 4, 8, or 16 amplifiers that are phase combined into a single amplifier that can generate extremely RF output power levels of up to 10,000 watts or more. It is also available in S, X, and Ku Band architectures.