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Teledyne Paradise Datacom has added a 500 W, 1.75 to 2.12 GHz solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) to its line of compact outdoor GaN SSPAs. With a size of 10" × 19" × 6.5", the HP-AS2-500 has the smallest footprint available for a high power SSPA operating in L/S-Band — only slightly larger than a shoe box and weighing 44 lbs. The amplifier is available in single thread or fully redundant configurations.

Using the latest GaN device technology, the SSPA delivers higher power density, efficiency, reliability and thermal resiliency, as well as wide instantaneous bandwidth. The amplifier provides 500 W saturated output power or 250 W linear (e.g., where the third-order intermodulation products are < −25 dBc for two tones separated by 5 MHz). The design has an integrated reflected power monitor and true RMS power detection. Developed for outdoor operation, the SSPA withstands extreme environments, with an operating temperature range from −40° to +60°C. If required by the application, the low end of the temperature range can be extended to −55°C.

The family of Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPAs cover a range of bands — L, S C, X, Ku and Ka — providing output power levels from 100 through 500 W. They can be deployed in applications traditionally reserved for older traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) technology.

Teledyne Paradise Datacom
State College, Pa.