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Mission Microwave Ships 30GHz GaN PAs

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200W Ka-band power amplifiers reduce size, weight and power consumption in US customer's mobile satcom systems

Mission Microwave Technologies, a US manufacturer of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Up Converters (BUCs), has completed the initial delivery and acceptance testing of its 200 Watt Ka Band (30 GHz) GaN based products for a US based technology integrator.

Mission Microwave is providing individual amplifiers and redundant systems based on its Titan Ka Band BUC. Both Ku-Band and Ka Band systems are being delivered in support of mobile SATCOM deployable systems. The 200 Watt Ka band Titan BUC produces over 100 watts of linear RD power in a 10kg package to support mission critical communications while the Ku band configuration delivers 200 watts of linear Ku band RF power.

Francis Auricchio, president and CEO of Mission Microwave commented: "Our customer needed a very high power Ka-band solution within a very constrained Size, Weight, and Power (SwaP) budget. The Titan amplifier system was a clear choice for their design with efficiency, SwaP and performance well beyond anything else available in the commercial market. The Titan BUC is less than half the weight of competing products and uses significantly less power while providing the linear performance and reliability needed for mission success."

Mission Microwave says that tactical and commercial customers and their end-users can expect to benefit from continued releases of new RF products as satellite communications systems suppliers incorporate them in their designs for X, Ku and Ka band uplinks for commercial and MILSATCOM applications.


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