• XFdtd Analysis Of A Ku-Band Satellite Antenna Array For Mobile Devices

    In this example, a satellite antenna originally designed for X-band operation is modified to reduce the overall size, allowing it to fit on a mobile device.

  • Portable Satellite Test Solution For Field And Lab Applications

    The number of satellite ground stations and end-user terminals needed to support the increased capacity of these satellite networks is expected to grow even more rapidly. Keysight’s satellite test solution, based on the FieldFox microwave analyzer, is a completely portable toolkit for radio frequency (RF) engineers and technicians.

  • IQ Capture And Streaming For Monitoring Spectrum

    Spectrum is a finite resource that is carefully allocated and monitored to maximize its efficacy. Using a spectrum analyzer with the IQ capture and streaming functionality, coupled with post processing software is the fastest way to identify interfering or illegal signals in the RF spectrum.

  • From EDA To Hardware Implementation

    Linking EDA design simulation and hardware testing to enable an easy, straightforward process flow and first-pass design.

  • Small Form Factor SATCOM Solutions

    Traditional ground station satellite communication systems in the Ka-band have relied on an indoor to outdoor configuration. The outdoor unit includes the antenna and a block down conversion receiver that outputs an analog signal in the L-band.


The TLNB-7500AS X-Band Low Noise Block Converter is specially designed for SATCOM applications. Utilizing state-of-the-art HEMT and GaAs FET technology, this block converter has been designed for both fixed and transportable applications.

The CPI V-Band TWTA for Satellite Uplink Communications provides 100 watts of minimum power in a rugged and compact
weatherproof package. This V-Band is digital-ready, for wideband single- and multi-carrier satellite service over up to 4.2 GHz within the V-band frequency band and is ideal for fixed earth station applications.

The CPI 40 Ka-band provides up to 20 watts of linear power over any 2 GHz within the 27.5 - 31.0 GHz frequency range. An optional 1, 2, or 3 LO BUC is available to provide 500 - 1000 MHz, software switchable, within this band.

The CMPA1C1D080F is a balanced, 3-stage amplifier generating 90W of saturated output power with a 12.75 - 13.25 GHz operating frequency range that is ideal for satellite communication applications.

The QPA2211 from Qorvo is a GaN Power Amplifier, ideally suited to support satellite communications and 5G infrastructure. Operating from 27.5 to 31 GHz, it achieves 5 W linear power with lower than −25 dBc intermodulation distortion products and 24 dB small signal gain. 

The ADMV4530 is a highly integrated upconverter with an inphase/quadrature (I/Q) mixer that is ideally suited for next generation Ka band satellite communications. The ADMV4530 upconverter comes in a RoHs compliant, 6 mm × 6 mm, 40-terminal land grid array (LGA) package and operates over the −40°C to +85°C case temperature range.

The NuSwitch VU150MH01 from NuWaves is a high speed, low loss SPDT switch designed to deliver up to 150 W of power handling for a variety of UHF/VHF applications. This switch is also suitable for use in military, aerospace, and satellite communication applications, as well as in RF front end modules, half-duplex RF systems, and test and measurement instrumentation.

Qorvo offers the CMD240C4 wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier housed in a leadless 4x4 mm surface mount package. The amplifier operates from DC to 22 GHz and is ideal for radar, space, satcom, test and measurement, and electronic warfare applications.