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13 September 2018

Mission Microwave receives SSPA orders and design wins for SATCOMs

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Mission Microwave Technologies LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA, which manufactures gallium nitride (GaN)-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and block up-converters (BUCs), says that it has received substantial orders and design wins from a range of top-tier system integrators in both government and commercial satellite communications markets.

“Since Mission Microwave was founded over four years ago, we have made steady progress winning the confidence and contracts of the leading suppliers of satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals for use in ground, air and maritime services,” says president & CEO Francis Auricchio. “We can foresee building on this solid foundation of customer validation to expand the presence and availability of products to more markets segments that benefit from our products’ superior performance and remarkable benefits in size, weight and power (SWaP),” he adds.

Major customer wins include applications for Ku-band BUCs across the 25-400W range. These BUCs are used on extremely lightweight fly-away and mobile terminals, including vehicular-mounted terminals that are part of a nationwide first-responder network. Other customer wins include system integrators of innovative flat-panel antennas and lightweight deployable network terminals.

Mission Microwave continues to ship high-power Ka-band BUCs for fixed and mobile applications, with the Dart, Stinger, Javelin and Titan platforms bringing weight savings and performance to terminal designs for power ranges of 10-200W in both commercial and government bands. Recently, two major suppliers of maritime terminals announced new high-throughput 10W terminals compatible with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network that are based on Mission Microwave products. Other recent Ka-band wins include high-power BUCs for large gateway terminals for use in wideband global satellite networks.

“The satellite terminal market in X, Ku and Ka band increasingly demands the reliability of SSPAs to replace tube amplifiers across the entire range of mobile, fixed and transportable satellite terminals,” says Auricchio. “Mission Microwave has proven its technology and ability to deliver and support the ground terminal market as it continues to expand in support of increased in-orbit capacity across a variety of global satellite network architectures.”

Tags: GaN SSPA

Visit: www.missionmicrowave.com

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