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Integral Introduces 200 W Ku-band SSPA

May 18, 2011
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Integral Systems Inc. announced the availability of its ultra-compact and efficient 200 W Ku-band Solid-state power amplifier (SSPA). The new 200 W SSPA, offered through Integral Systems’ SATCOM Solutions division, continues the company’s leadership in the SSPA market. Earlier this year, Integral Systems announced its 100 W SSPA, which represented a major leap forward in terms of SSPA size, weight, power efficiency and cost. Like the 100 W SSPA, the 200 W SSPA offers unprecedented high-power efficiency and large power output from a very small package – 960 W consumption at 230 W Radio Frequency (RF) output, while producing minimal heat. At just 12.5” (W) x 13” (L) x 3.65” (H) and 22.5 pounds in component configuration, Integral Systems’ 200 Watt SSPA is the smallest, lightest and most efficient power amplifier on the market.

The compact size, low weight, high efficiency and low cost of Integral Systems’ 200 W SSPA makes it the ideal choice for customers requiring a highly-efficient amplifier solution for size, weight and power (SWAP) sensitive applications or those looking to replace or retrofit traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA). Conversion to SSPA from TWTA is made simple by Integral Systems’ “Drop-in Replacement Program” with the added benefits of improved reliability, increased efficiency, ultra-compact size, lower weight and reduced heat when compared to a typical TWTA. Integral Systems’ 200 W SSPA reduces initial capital costs – up to 40 percent depending on system requirements – as well as ongoing operating costs by eliminating expensive tube replacements.

“Our new 200 W SSPA represents a major leap forward in terms of size and efficiency in the high powered SSPA market,” said Steve Gizinski, General Manager of Integral Systems’ SATCOM Solutions division. “Its small size and very high power output produces minimal heat, thereby solving a wide array of our customers’ problems, including heat build-up, excessive weight and eliminating bulky SSPAs that cannot be easily integrated into major systems.”


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