Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced the immediate availability of the Wavestream Ka-band Matchbox Mini Block Upconverter. The Matchbox Mini incorporates Wavestream's Spatial advantEdge™ technology to provide higher output power in smaller, lighter weight packages that are more reliable and use less energy.
The Ka Matchbox Mini is the next evolution in the Wavestream Matchbox series. The Mini product retains all the features and improves on the performance of its Ka-band predecessor while being one-third (1/3) the size, one-third (1/3) the weight and twice (2x) the linear output power.
The Matchbox features:
- Groundbreaking compact 8W Linear
- Low power draw, high MTBF (mean time between failures)
- Flexible, modular feed-mount design - small enough to fit any antenna
- Switchable bands cover both Ka Commercial and Ka Military bands in the same unit
"In creating the Ka Matchbox Mini, we leveraged the experience gained in fielding over 4,500 50W Ka-band BUCs and over 8,000 Ku-band BUCs," said Fran Auricchio, President and CEO of Wavestream. "The smaller and lighter Mini retains all the features, high reliability and dependability our customers have come to expect, in a more compact and powerful BUC."
Wavestream products are biased for Class AB operation, drawing less power when backed off to help save valuable energy resources. They generate less heat, ensuring a higher MTBF for greater reliability and lower lifecycle costs.
The Ka Matchbox Mini joins the Matchbox family and is available for order now.