Microwave Journal

Comtech Xicom Technology announces new 40 W, high-efficiency, Ku-Band BUC

September 27, 2012

Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., a technology leader in high power amplifier products for satellite communications (SATCOM), introduced a new compact, lightweight and highly efficient solid-state Ku-Band block up converter (BUC) designed for transportable satellite communications uplinks.

The Comtech Xicom Technology Model XTS-40KHE-B1 is the perfect solution for commercial and military users ready to take advantage of available Ku-Band capacity. It offers 40 W of P1 output power and provides 20 W of linear power. Breakthroughs in efficiency enable the self-cooled, feed-mountable, amplifier to consume only 210 W when operated at linear power.

The new XTS-40KHE-B1 is packed full of performance features including temperature compensation, gain control, harmonic filtering, receive-band filtering, and an output isolator. All this comes in a compact outdoor unit (ODU) weighing less than 10 pounds and measuring only 11.2" long x 4.4" high x 5.4" wide.

John Branscum, president of Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., said, "This new Ku-Band BUC features industry-leading efficiency and is targeted at users who need compact and efficient SATCOM amplification. The new Ku-Band BUC has an identical form factor to the 50W X-band BUC, providing a Ku-band option for existing X-band terminals."

A data sheet of the new XTS-40KHE-B1 BUC is 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: sales@xicomtech.com, Web: www.xicomtech.com.

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.