CPI Introduces 80 W Ku-Band GaN-Based Solid State BUC

CPI BUCs 80W

CPI’s 80 W and 40 W Ku-band GaN BUCs. Photo: CPI

[Via Satellite 03-12-2014] Communications and Power Industries’ (CPI) satcom products group has introduced a new 80 watt Ku-Band GaN-based solid state Block Upconverter (BUC). This new BUC expands CPI’s selection of solid state GaN and GaAs products in C-, X-, Ku- and Ka-band. The 80 watt GaN BUC features enhanced power efficiency, a user-selectable LO frequency for improved operating flexibility, and complements CPI’s  40 watt Ku-band GaN BUC, which was introduced last year.

“CPI’s new 80 watt BUC is ideal for satellite uplinks where compact size and light weight are critical factors in overall system design, such as in maritime, satcom-on-the-move, military satcom, offshore energy, emergency response and natural gas extraction applications” said Gary McGovern, director of business development for CPI Satcom Products.

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