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Advantech Wireless releases second generation X-Band GaN based SapphireBlu

September 24, 2015

Advantech Wireless, a global leader for satellite broadband communications solutions, announced the release of the Second Generation GaN Technology based 300 W/400 W X-Band SapphireBlu™ SSPA/SSPB for military applications.

The New 300 W/400 W Second Generation GaN based X-Band SapphireBlu™ systems provide very high linearity and high power density in a compact size. With a weatherproof construction, these units are perfectly suited for solid communications in the harshest of environments.

Cristi Damian, VP business development at Advantech Wireless states, “The Second Generation X-band GaN SSPAs are designed to meet the stringent requirements of Military Standards for Mobile Satcom Terminals. These new SSPAs provide an impressive 60 percent increase in linearity over the previous generation Solid State Technology while reducing the size and energy consumption by more than 50 percent. Designed to me mounted on ruggedized military trailers, these are a direct replacement for 750 W TWTs, fully compliant with the latest versions of Mil-Std-810G.”

Advantech Wireless’ Second Generation X-Band GaN based SapphireBlu™ SSPAs/SSPBs are also MIL-STD-188-164A latest revision compliant. Their built-in design features result in a product with exceptional linearity and operating efficiency. The design of the Second Generation GaN SSPAs/SSPBs is based on Advantech Wireless’s industry proven reliable solid-state high power amplifiers. Combined with the traditional Advantech Wireless features, these new series of BUCs provide the ultimate in performance and convenience.