Newsletter | February 27, 2014

02.27.14 -- A New Generation Of GaN-Based SSPAs For Satellite Communication

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A New Generation Of GaN-Based SSPAs For Satellite Communication
By C. Damian, VP product line management and business development, and D. Gelerman, president and CEO, Advantech Wireless Inc.
The introduction of gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors (GaN HEMT) in early 2000 has left an undeniable mark on the entire satellite communication landscape. It is now possible for the first time since the introduction of solid state microwave technology to design and manufacture power amplifiers that exceed by several orders of magnitude the reliability, linearity, power density, and energy efficiency of all existing technologies, including GaAs, LDMOS, or TWT.

Spotlight On Satellite 2014

SATELLITE 2014 is the largest gathering of all markets in satellite-enabled communications. It brings together more than 12,000 satellite professionals from 91 countries to learn best practices, discover new technology, and collaborate with colleagues during four information-packed days. The attendees represent many different industries, including the military/government, broadcast, enterprise, mobile, telecommunications, maritime, and commercial markets.

SATCOM News

Satellite Smartphones Are About To Get A Whole Lot Smarter
Novel Satellite-Based System Prevents Airborne Collisions
Rapid Prototyping Of Printed Circuit Boards At Satellite 2014
Hittite's New Power Amplifiers Deliver 4 Watts And 40 GHz Bandwidth
ASC Signal To Provide Transmit/Receive Satellite Antennas For Pan-European Network
MaxLinear Partners With Unitron To Develop Digital Channel-Stacking Satellite MDU Switch
API Introduces Radiation-Tolerant Voltage-Controlled Surface Acoustic Wave Oscillators
New Multi-Constellation Satellite-Location Chip Adds Support For China's BeiDou System
Nitronex Launches Broadband GaN Amplifier For Military Radar, Radio, And SATCOM
High-Temperature OCXO Expands SATCOM Capabilities While Reducing Power
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Northrop Grumman Microelectronic Products & Services (MPS) offers design and fabrication of high speed components for established and emerging commercial markets, including cellular and broadband wireless systems as well as aerospace, defense, and scientific applications. MPS offers foundry services that utilize advanced indium phosphide, gallium nitride, and gallium arsenide semiconductor manufacturing processes from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS). Visit the MPS Booth 7111 at Satellite 2014 in Washington, DC.

Featured Downloads

Launch Vehicle Antennas Brochure
This brochure contains information on Haigh-Farr’s capabilities as it pertains to antennas for various types of space craft including rovers/landers, satellites, and launch vehicles. Haigh-Farr provides state-of-the-art simulation tools that allow full vehicle import.

Haigh-Farr, Inc.
Satellite 2014 Booth 3119

Bandit Modular Analog RF Slot Downconverter Datasheet
The Bandit Model 8111 provides a series of high-performance, stand-alone, analog RF slot downconverter modules. Packaged in a small, shielded enclosure with connectors for easy integration into RF systems, the modules offer programmable gain, high dynamic range, and a low noise figure.

Pentek, Inc.

Antenna-Mount SSPAs Datasheet
Comtech XICOM Technology delivers innovative SSPAs (solid state power amplifiers) designed to cover SATCOM and Tropo requirements. Comtech has integrated the compact, robust design of its classic Xicom ODU with the reliability and long-term cost savings of an SSPA.

Comtech XICOM Technology
Satellite 2014 Booth 7009

High-Power Amplifiers For Satellite Communications Brochure
High-power amplifiers by API Technologies are ideal for a wide variety of applications and solutions, including satellite communications. Some of the most notable features of these high-power amplifiers include GaN-based driver designs, built-in user control interfaces, linear and non-linear simulation, built-in monitoring, 3D modeling, and thermal simulation.

API Technologies Corp.
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SATCOM Product Guide

Ka-Band Coaxial Ferrite Isolator
Ka-Band Coaxial Ferrite Isolator

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DiTom Microwave, Inc.
Satellite 2014 Booth 3129

Oscillators For Telecom Clocking Applications
Oscillators For Telecom Clocking Applications

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Precision Devices Inc.
Satellite 2014 Booth 1118

CATV And Satellite Communications Models
CATV And Satellite Communications Models

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JFW Industries, Inc.
Satellite 2014 Booth 2140

Handheld Direction Finder With I/Q Analysis
Handheld Direction Finder With I/Q Analysis

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Narda Safety Test Solutions
Satellite 2014 Booth 5120

Solid State Non-Blocking IF Switching Array
Solid State Non-Blocking IF Switching Array

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Universal Switching Corporation
Satellite 2014 Booth 3081

Handheld Spectrum Analyzers
Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

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Anritsu Company
Satellite 2014 Booth 2091

C-Band GaN 6,600W SSPA/SSPB
C-Band GaN 6,600W SSPA/SSPB

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Advantech Wireless
Satellite 2014 Booth 6017

Weather Radar Antennas
Weather Radar Antennas

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Antenna Research Associates
Satellite 2014 Booth 5127

K-Band Fiber Optic Link With Integrated AGC/MGC
K-Band Fiber Optic Link With Integrated AGC/MGC

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Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc.
Satellite 2014 Booth 4110

100W X-Band GaN SSPA With BUC
100W X-Band GaN SSPA With BUC

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Communications & Power Industries, Satcom Division
Satellite 2014 Booth 4016

7-Way Space-Qualified Power Divider
7-Way Space-Qualified Power Divider

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TRM Microwave

Phase Noise Test Systems
Phase Noise Test Systems

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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation