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Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a technology leader in high-power amplifier products for satellite communications (SATCOM), introduced a compact and highly efficient GaN-based amplifier for X-band MILSATCOM service. Model XTSLIN-100X-B1 features 100 W of WGS linear power in a compact, rugged thirty-two pound package.
XTAR LLC, the first U.S. commercial provider of satellite services in the X-band frequency, announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent more than 100 MHz of bandwidth and are valued at more than $8 million.
Thales Alenia Space España has announced the delivery of the X-band images communications system for the INGENIO satellite, the first Spanish Earth observation satellite. This system acts as a ‘voice’ of the satellite, transmitting to Earth stations images and data generated on board by their instruments, thus enabling the essential function of the mission.
Cree is gearing up for the 2012 International Microwave Symposium with plans to showcase the latest in GaN-on-SiC technology. Several IMS panel sessions will feature Cree speakers, who will discuss everything from the emerging RF market opportunities for GaN to cellular infrastructure future markets.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced a new HMIC™ silicon PIN diode SPDT switch for military, commercial and weather radar applications.
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