SATELLITE APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Portable Satellite Test Solution For Field And Lab Applications

    Satellite communication systems play a central role in modern communication applications. Government and commercial entities expect to place nearly 60,000 satellites into the Earth’s orbit by 2030. Access to low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites will make it more cost-effective to support commercial applications like 5G, on satellite networks.

  • 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.

  • VSAT Connecting Your World

    Very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) is one of a multitude of modern options that provide global data link coverage. The benefits and attraction of VSAT are clear; highly mobile, rapidly deployable, large geographical footprint and no defined infrastructure requirement. Login to learn more about VSAT and what its benefits are to wireless systems.

SATELLITE SOLUTIONS

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.