Teledyne Paradise Datacom Boosts Performance of GaAs and GaN SSPAs – Satellite Today

Teledyne Paradis Datacom SSPA

125W Ku-band 3RU SSPA Chassis. Photo: Teledyne Paradise Datacom

[Via Satellite 10-07-2015] Teledyne Paradise Datacom has increased the performance of its 3RU rack height Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) in both Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) variants. The company expanded the available power levels and frequency bands, and added a number of new features. The SSPAs now cover frequency bands from S to Ka, deliver power levels of 40 watts to 800 watts, and employ a single RU, fully redundant power supply with hot-swappable (removable) power modules. The devices can use an optional hot-swappable SSPA module to improve Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), and include full Monitor & Control (M&C).

“We originally developed our 3-RU SSPA as a direct-replacement for TWTAs, since it conforms to their typical 24-inch chassis depth,” said John Restivo, general manager of Teledyne Paradise Datacom. “Later, it became the basis for our four- and eight-module PowerMAX systems. As a result of our ongoing initiative to generate the highest levels of RF output power in the smallest foot print, our 3-RU SSPA has become the dominate platform of our indoor-amplifiers for power levels below 1,000 watts. By adding removable RF power modules and redundant power supplies, we believe we have the most compact and versatile product in the market today.”

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