Norsat Launches Atom Series of BUCs and SSPAs
[Via Satellite 04-09-2014] Norsat launched the Atom series of Ku-band Block Up Converters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). The Atom series BUCs and SSPAs are designed to enable applications such as portable VSAT, Satcom on the Move, Radar, Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA) replacement and airborne terminals.
Off the shelf options for the Atom series include wideband, fast switching and active (fan assembly) or passive (baseplate) cooling. The series also feature custom RF output options from 13.0 to 17.5 GHz for non-traditional frequencies.
In tests reported by Norsat, the Atom series has shown to be 82 percent smaller and 68 percent lighter than alternative applications. Norsat worked with customers in North America and Europe to design the series, and has shipped more than $2 million of product to these clients.