Comtech Xicom Technology announces a new 1250-Watt DBS-Band SATCOM Uplink TWTA


Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, announced today a new 1250-Watt power amplifier for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) satellite communications (SATCOM) uplink applications.

The new traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) joins Comtech Xicom Technology's highly-efficient product line and represents the best technology available to the DBS SATCOM market. Model XTD-1250DBSHE is a high efficiency, 1250-Watt power amplifier in the same package as the traditional 750-Watt power amplifier. This new DBS-band TWTA provides the user with 525-Watts of linear power for Direct-to-Home (DTH) SATCOM in a compact, ruggedized package designed for high reliability outdoor applications.

"We are extremely pleased to expand our family of DBS TWTAs with this new 1250-Watt product," commented Mark Schmeichel, Senior Vice President, and General Manager for Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. "Customers have been asking for an upgrade path for the widely deployed 750-Watt family of amplifiers. We can now offer a form, fit, function replacement with significantly higher power in a similar size configured package."

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