11 February 2021
Comtech awarded $1.6m follow-on order for Ka-band amplifiers
Comtech Telecommunications Corp of Melville, NY, USA says that its subsidiary Comtech Xicom Technology Inc of Santa Clara, CA – a part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment that makes tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) for satellite communication (SATCOM) uplink applications – has received a follow-on order worth $1.6m for Ka-band SSPAs that use gallium nitride (GaN) technology for an in-flight connectivity (IFC) application.
“We continue to expand in the SSPA market with new products,” says Fred Kornberg, chairman of the board & CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “Our Bobcat, Puma and Falcon SSPAs utilize the latest GaN technology to deliver RF amplification that enables high-speed satellite communications from ground-based and airborne terminals,” he adds.
Comtech’s portfolio offers both Ku-band and Ka-band products for IFC applications. Comtech Xicom’s product range encompasses power levels from 8W to 3kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2-52GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, shipboard and airborne mobile applications.