750 W peak power Ku-band HPA in tiny package

March 08, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Comtech Xicom Technology has introduced a high efficiency, 750-W peak power, Ku-band traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) with the size, weight and prime-power consumption of standard 400-W amplifiers.

The model XTD-750KHE high power amplifier (HPA) is an antenna mountable TWTA designed for high linear power and outstandingly high efficiency for Ku-band SATCOM uplinks. The amplifier ifeatures a compact, rugged package weighing only 56 pounds. Drawing only 1450 W at 270 W of linear RF output power, the amplifier is ideal for transportable applications where high efficiency, light weight, and high ambient temperature operation are required.

"Our new HPA delivers 750W peak power performance in an amplifier that is significantly smaller and lighter than ever before. No other product in the marketplace offers this level of linear power in such a lightweight package.” Said John Branscum, President of Comtech Xicom Technology.

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