The SATCOM Products Group of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) is introducing a new TouchPower™ 1.25 kW Ku-Band rack-mount traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) at next week’s CommunicAsia trade show in Singapore.  CPI’s new high-power TWTA provides a guaranteed minimum of 1100 W of continuous RF output power at the flange, and provides more power, with far more efficiency, than any single-box solid state amplifier on the market.

“To combat rain fade issues, direct-to-home and broadband operators have a very real need for higher power broadband amplifiers,” said Gerard Charpentier, vice president of business development for CPI SATCOM products.  “For those situations where even more flange power is needed than our comparable SuperLinear© TWTA provides, this is a perfect solution.”

With the introduction of its new 1.25 kW TWTA, CPI’s touchscreen interface is now available on three different product lines. This technology is also available on CPI’s 5-RU TWTAs and the latest version of CPI’s GEN IV klystron amplifiers.