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2 August 2019

Arralis launches integrated low-profile K/Ka-band SmallSat transceiver

Arralis Technologies of Limerick, Ireland – which has a design center in Belfast and manufactures RF, microwave and millimeter-wave devices, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz (the W-band) for aerospace/satellite and security markets – has launched its LE-KaTR-102 K/Ka-band transceiver, which is designed to fit within a 1U cubesat profile (100mm x 100mm x 100mm) for satellite applications and offers coverage of 27-30.5GHz in the uplink band and 17-21.2GHz in the downlink band.

The system utilizes Arralis’ Leonis monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) portfolio and a fully integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and phase-locked loop (PLL) with IQ mixers, for high-speed data communication links between satellites and ground-based stations. The Leonis chipset was developed to meet the growing demand for low-cost K/Ka-band satellite equipment that is simple to interface with existing digital internet hardware.

“Our experienced integrated MMIC design team, and company-wide capability from antenna design right through to full system integration, has enabled us to meet the challenges of developing this low-profile, integrated system,” says transceiver principal design engineer Michael Major. “We see the LE-KaTR-102 transceiver as an important component in the future delivery of LEO [low Earth orbit] mega constellations and the realization of worldwide high-speed data communications.”

Arralis is showcasing the new system at the the 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites (SmallSat 2019) in Logan, Utah (5-8 August). The firm aims to work with interested customers who wish to evaluate the system.

Arralis is also announcing its expansion into the US market with the official opening of its Florida office in Daytona on 12 August.

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