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Comtech Xicom expands product line to address extended Ku-Band frequencies

September 25, 2012
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Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM), announced an expanded 12.75 to 14.5 GHz frequency coverage option for its Ku-Band, traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs).

Comtech Xicom’s new line of high-efficiency, antenna-mount, TWTAs including models XTD-400KHE and XTD-750KHE are capable of operating across this entire band. Xicom’s model XTD-1250KL antenna-mount amplifier, as well as the new XTRT-1250KL rack-mount amplifier with touch screen control interface, are also available with the extended wide-band coverage.

With continued strong demand for Ku-Band SATCOM bandwidth, the addition of a Ku-Band amplifier covering from 12.75 to 13.25 GHz provides critical bandwidth for new systems and emerging applications. In support of this new bandwidth, Comtech Xicom is now offering 400W, 750W and 1250W TWTAs that provide full spec-compliant performance over the expanded band in the same package and with the same features as the standard band products.

John Branscum, President of Comtech Xicom Technology said, “With the growth of the use of the extended Ku-band around the world, these new products will give our customers the flexibility they need to access this bandwidth efficiently.”

Data sheets of these TWT amplifiers are available including detailed specifications, functional block diagrams and package outline drawings. For additional information contact: Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., 3550 Bassett Street, Santa Clara, California 95054 U.S.A., Phone: 1-408-213-3000, Fax: 1-408-213-3001, e-mail:, Web:

SATCOM providers and developers can obtain additional specifications and information from Comtech Xicom representatives by visiting Stand 1.F80, Hall 1, during the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC2012, 7–11 September, at the RAI Amsterdam exhibition and conference center.

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