Wavestream celebrates 20 years of innovation with introduction of cutting-edge solid-state amplifier

Wavestream, a world leader in the design and manufacture of next-generation, high-power solid-state amplifiers, announced today the introduction of its next generation solid state power amplifier (SSPA), for operation with GEO and NGSO constellations, further fortifying Wavestream’s leadership and innovation in the Wideband Ka-band category. Wavestream’s new Matchbox 50W Wideband Ka GaN BUC is the next generation of the world’s most widely deployed solid state amplifier built at this power level.

Wavestream’s next-generation Matchbox 50W Ka Wideband SSPA operates in both commercial and military frequency ranges. Existing military applications using narrow-band Ka-Band amplifiers will benefit from the wideband product that has been designed as a drop-in replacement, allowing immediate access to commercial NGSO and GEO satellite constellations. The product features a very compact light weight design and provides the same power as its previous generation, but with 52% less volume and a 60% reduction in weight.


“Wavestream is pleased to reinforce our technological superiority and leadership in the Wideband Ka-band SSPA category as we answer our customer’s demands for broadband connectivity over both GEO and NGSO constellations,” said Bob Huffman, General Manager at Wavestream. “As Wavestream celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, I am delighted to report that we have fielded over 40,000 products since our inception, for both commercial and military markets.”

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