Comtech Xicom Receives Emerging Market Satellite Amplifier Order

By | October 8, 2010 | ST Briefs, Telecom

[Satellite TODAY 10-08-10] Comtech Xicom Technology received an order worth more than $2.5 million to provide high-power amplifiers to support an unnamed customer in an emerging high-throughput satellite market, the company announced Oct. 7.
    Comtech will supply the customer with 500-watt Ka-band amplifiers that feature high linear power and the ability to operate at high ambient temperatures. The amplifiers are part of a product range encompassing power levels from 8 watts to 3 kilowatts, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum.
    “With emerging broadband satellite services designed around a new generation of high-throughput satellites, we have seen a surge in demand for the high power Ka-band amplifiers that uplink these broadband interactive services and video broadcasts,” Comtech President and CEO Fred Kornberg said in a statement.

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